Originally posted by bigmike55:
QB. Like many of you already mentioned, Alex is playing solid, but not at an Aaron Rodgers type level. He is not making stupid mistakes like he has in the past, but but is not playing at an elite QB level.
how many elite quaeterbacks are there and who are they
Originally posted by ady2glude707:
I voted for QB and I've also been a supporter of Alex in down years, putting blame on play calling, different OCs and avg WRs. Reason has already been mentioned that he is just an avg QB that is being coached to make smart simple plays. We've already seen how he plays when he is asked to do too much and make things happen. Look at what Brady has to work with and his less than elite WRs, look at what Rodgers does with his less than speedy WRs.
Who are the elite WRs in the case of Smith? V. Davis is fast, but his hands aren't as reliable as the elite WRs. Crabtree may be good, but still far from being one. Edwards will be an asset, but he has hardly played until last week.
The Packers WRs have very good hands, and it helps that Rodgers has played in that system for years.
I hate to say it but I think we still need a better LT...Staley still gives a crucial sack a game and we struggle running off left-tackle w/o a ton of TE's (Sopoaga too) over there. He is athletic and great in space down field but he may be the biggest liability on the OL right now. Davis is playing terrific and continues to play with madd passion and attitude. Iupati is a grinder but is suspect in pass blocking sometimes. Goodwin and Snyder may be playing the best right now. We're seeing more and more of Boone.
Originally posted by IWasWrongRubber:
Interesting. Alex still hasn't won over the vast majority of his detractors.
Not surprising really. I still know people who think Montana was over rated. He didn't throw for many yards, never led the NFL in...on and on. They give Walsh all the credit and it's hard to argue that he didn't deserve it, but Joe was/is my favorite 9er of all time and it amazes me when people don't agree!
Well the defense is an elite defense and arguably a top 5 defense in the league. If there is a weakness on defense it is CB opposite of Carlos Rogers.
However, I voted for WR. It is obvious that our offense is not on par with our defense, so it is easy to look at a position on the offense to improve. I still think that if we played a defense that shut down our run and forced us to throw, Alex could deliver. He has proved this in the Bengals, Eagles and Lions games.
Alex has played well, much better than anyone has imagined he would do. He is doing what this coaching staff is asking him to do. He is not asked to throw a lot, he is only averaging 26 pass plays per game. He has also completed 64% of his throws. This is good for 5th in the NFL.
I think that if our 49ers are going to be able to win in the playoffs, they need to be able to sustain drives and convert on 3rd downs. I think our defense will be able to keep pace with anyone.
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