Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Regular Season=More confidence, QB friendly coach and QB friendly system.
Playoffs=Something snapped in the guy and he just went the f**k off. Even in the Giants game he had some beautiful passes to VD, too bad the WR's were s**t, but he really played at a great level, especially against the Saints.
I totally agree. When people refer to him as a game manager it upsets me for many reasons. Alex Smith is very athletic and can make plays that extend drives. Alex is a guy who enjoys constructive criticism which i believe he had a ton from many of his past coaches but the relationship that Alex and Harb's built really inspired Alex and in a way that really rejuvenated his Career and his belief in himself that he had what it takes to be a top QB in the NFL. I can see the argument of why people call Alex a game Manager, but this year we really saw him take charge and lead the team to 4 , 4th Quarter Comebacks, and so close to a super bowl appearance.
With this said i really believe that Alex found his sould mate in Harb's so to speak and that we will see an even better Smith in the 2012 season with an actual OFFSEASON haha and a healthy competition from CK.