Originally posted by 23zack80:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
The only people that think CK can be a meaningful starter next year are the ones that don't like Alex Smith -- want anyone other than. And most likely the same people that were on the nuts of Troy Smith and Nate Davis
This is pure ignorance. I'm a big fan of Alex Smith and want him to succeed no matter where he plays. He has had to deal with ignorant fans booing him and calling him a bust for the first six years of his career. Through all of that he has persevered when there was a much easier way out. He deserved this trip to the playoffs for what he has been through. Now that you know I've been rooting for Alex Smith from day one and will until his career is over, I'm going to let you know I'm still skeptical of his ability as a quarterback and feel it's a huge risk to offer a big dollar long term contract to someone who mostly managed games this season. He could potentially be a star now that he is with a competent staff, but he could also be the 17 touchdown 5int 186 yard per game manager we saw this season. If that is all we get from him in the future, I'd much rather spend that ten million on the reasons we were in the playoffs(defense, special teams) and put a cheap player behind center because we all know Harbaugh will protect them with his defense and running game.
Since you seem to disagree with the essence of my post. This still don't address why you think CK will be ready for a starting job over Smith next year.