Drew Brees 657 Pass attempts 5.4k yards
Alex Smith 445 Pass Attempts 3.1k yards
we were 31st in passing ATTEMPTS and people wonder why our passing yards was in the high 20's in the league.... if alex wouldve passed as much as drew brees this last year he wouldve been at something a little over 4.5K+Yards and 25+Td's and thats in a 1st year offense brand new coaching scheme, and Swain/Crabs/Williams as our WR's...
This means one thing, and one thing only. 49er fans hate their quarterbacks – even when they profess to love them. This hatred comes out in so many insidious ways that Alex Smith's dilemmas are not unique in this town. And the media members, pandering single-minded hyenas they are, yap constantly on the subject no matter the time of year or situation, to the point where we hate ourselves.Read more: Being the 49ers quarterback is one of worst jobs in America Tune to SportsNet Central at 6, 10:30 and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for more on this story
This is a lesson Colin Kaepernick should be absorbing as fast as his fevered brain can absorb it. He may become the starter at some point, and if Comrade Maiocco is correct that day could come sooner rather than later, but he won't enjoy the experience.Read more: Being the 49ers quarterback is one of worst jobs in America Tune to SportsNet Central at 6, 10:30 and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area for more on this story
I don't always agree with Ratto, but his writing style is very entertaining. I think he hit this one on the head. Alex Smith - a servicable QB - who just can't win because he won't ever be the "other guy" and thus won't ever be good enough (unless he wins a ring or two)).
A little exaggerated but def some truth to it. We are NEVER pleased. I've said this before...I don't think I've EVER seen a 49er player dissected, analyzed, and/or criticized more than Alex Smith. From his "post snap arch" to his god damn "bent knee," and even at one point, his "sideline demeanor"...it can get ridiculous.
BUT...to be fair...I've also never seen a QB get this many "chances" since Terry Bradshaw. I think the 49ers did the right thing though. Last year was Alex's last chance and he made it happen. Hopefully we pick up where we left off and forget about all the "chances" and bad times.
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