Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
thats cause in those highlights they arent pressing him
in nfl he is seeing press coverage and isnt physically talented enough to break it
you're probably right. But that doesn't mean that he isn't talented enough to wreak havoc with the football in his hands.
I have seen him and Alex on the same page, a lot. People complain about the lack of chemistry these two have, but I have seen them click for long periods of time. It started in his rookie year, when Crabtree would be Smith's go to guy for the intermediate routes between 10 and 15 yards.
2010 started off really bad for Crabtree with Smith; the tipped balls for INTs still remain fresh in a lot of fans' memories, and him and Smith could never ever really get on track because of Smith's injuries. Troy Smith and Crabtree developed good chemistry in the few games that Troy played.
After about week 5-6 in 2011, Smith began to trust Alex A LOT. This is after the Detroit game, where Smith had some absolutely terrible passes to Crabtree, and I would literally cringe every time he would throw it to Crabs because of the likelihood of it being high.
They really began to click after that point till the end of the regular season ( remember the Seattle game, divisional game..fighting for the 2nd seed, 41 yarder on 3rd and 18 with 4 minutes to go. CLUTCH. )
s**t went down the drain during the playoffs, but I am not going to give up on the guy just because of 2 bad games. I will also not forget how many times Smith threw it at his feet in the NFCCG.
Expecting bigger and better things from Smith. Crabtree, Moss, Manningham, VD and the rest of our offense in 2012.
[ Edited by niner4life21 on Apr 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM ]