Originally posted by fastforward:
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.
When I defended Alex in during down years, not having weapons was part of the problem This is the best group of offensive weapons Smith has had and the passing game is still one of the leagues worst (regarding yardage, attempts, etc). I think our weapons are just as good or even better than GBs, NOs, SDs and NEs, but with Harbaugh keeping it simple with Smith, it limits our offense and is holding the team back. Also drops (V.Davis) dont come in bunches so its not like it drastically brings Smiths inability down. Imagine if we had a elite QB, this team would be a monster, comparable to the teams of the 80s and 90s.