Originally posted by Joecool:
I agree Alex is our best option right now but to say he performed better each year with subpar talent around him is false. That talent around him was also a part of the 14 wins. We dont if the talent was subpar due to Alex or if Alex isnt getting the stats due to the talent.
Im sure it is a combination of Alex not being as good as you think he is and key injurie sat the WR spots.
Same players? How many players were brought in last year? The D was completely remade and the offense, though starting many of the same players, was completely different...better coached, more effective, except for a few positions. You keep harping about the WRs being fine, but even if they started the year fine they became a mash unit with no one escaping injury. And which set of WRs is fine? This years? Last years? The year before?
More than half the offensive line was not here two years ago. Iupati, Davis and Goodwin came in over the past two years and that is huge when it come to improving the line. It took half the season for the line to begin to gel, but they are an improvement. Rachal not starting was a huge improvement over the past three years. Having Defensive Head coaches was a huge disadvantage to the offense. Isn't always the case but in Nolan and Singletary the niners had two guys not ready for prime time.
WRs over the Smith years: Which year had more pro bowl players? How many are still in the NFL?
2005 Lloyd/Battle/Morton/Woods/R Marshall