Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Alex Smith can always serve as the scapegoat for an under-performing receiver but explain this one to me...
Everyone on this board would/should agree that Vernon Davis is the best/only receiving threat this team has had since Terrell Owens.
Now let's consider that in Singletary's prehistoric offense, VD tied the record for most TD's in a season for a TE.
Let's also consider Davis' historic performance in the playoffs of 2011 (not to mention the fact that he came around big-time towards the last few weeks of the season).
This to me, negates the "Alex Smith is his QB" argument. Davis is the only star we've had catching passes since T.O. and he has had a couple pro-bowl seasons.
If Crabs was the talent he was touted to be, he'd be up there too. But he's not. Teams focus on Davis and Gore and Crabs is still lucky to get a 100 yd game once a year against a team like the Rams.
Again, I'll root for the guy until the cows come home, but the writing is on the wall. He's not very good when it counts.
I agree with this.
I don't buy the "Alex Smith is his QB" reason as well. The capabilities of the QB is a big factor in WR play for sure, but at some point the WR's own talent has to take over. I've seen countless other WRs succeed with below-par QBs: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson to name a few. All three had times when they had inferior QB play and still produced on the field. Did you forget the expectations? We all thought that given his college production he would be a sure-fire Probowler and on the level of those aforementioned WRs.
I answered "No" on the poll, I don't think he is a bust. He's produced decently. I do think that he is a major disappointment.
[ Edited by 9erfanAUS on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM ]