Originally posted by nflguy49:
The 4th down play:
Alex didn't read the defense correctly and that much was obvious. Thankfully the Lions DB didn't make a play even though he was in position and Walker carried him into the endzone. Alex should have thrown it to Crabtree but got lucky that the Lions defender couldn't stop Walker from getting into the endzone.
Obvious only to those with the impartiality to decipher what they are looking at.
Some poster said that people only see what they want to see. The irony of it was that I think he was making a point SUPPORTING the proposition that Alex was something other than what he has shown the past six year. When in fact Alex is still the same guy.
That's OK though. None of it matters unless one's job depends on it. Which I doubt is the case with those posting on this site. So, believe what you want to believe.
To me it's obvious. Count me among those who believe: The Niners are winning in spite of Alex, not because of him. He's not an instinctive player and he's erratic with his accuracy. Sure, he knows what he's supposed to do under the different scenarios. But the game isn't played in the classroom and when live bullets are flying, and some instinct needs to take over, he gets a bit lost. the game planning so far has limited the need for too much reliance on him. I'm saying that he is a BELOW AVERAGE starting quarterback; meaning that IMO the starting QBs in more than half the teams out there are better than him. And would have at least the same amount of success on this team as he is having. EOS.