Originally posted by nflguy49:
The Harbaugh playbook won't improve Alex's pocket presence or field awareness. The offense will be better if Alex isn't the best qb on the team ( ie CK steps up and wins the starting qb job)
Alex Smith may never be Tom Brady but we do not NEED him to be for us to win the superbowl.
Now if we had Tom Brady's defense (or the Giants defense, Saints defense, Packers defense, etc.) yeah we will need A LOT from our QB. But all we really need is the ability to move the chains and score in the RZ.
From what I've seen this season, I think we can be a pretty strong offense with 1 or 2 more pieces and some improved chemistry and playbook. I think what is key is we get Alex to have that undying trust in another receiver besides Davis.
The biggest sign of improvement I'd like to see next season is scoring on long drives. I want to see drives that start inside the 10 go all the way, even if just FG.