Smith did extremely well at times last year and brought the team back to a record number of victories. He did this with limited receiving options for many games and with little time in TC. So while we as fans can appreciate his ability, it is not surprising that the media will play a wait-and -see game regarding our QB. They tend to grade QB on winning the big one, winning over several seasons, and then QBR.
There are somethings that are judged more important, such as amazing throws ala Romo, but then they tend to under rate the times he has a series of mental lapses that throw a game away. If he had ever won a Super Bowl they would have crowned him king of the NFL.
But the media are also bandwagon folks and will be all over the 9ers if they win it all...except for the hardcore haters like Jamie Dukes.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Sep 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM ]