Originally posted by Marvin49:
1) Alex Smith: No TDs or Picks, so won't update the Tally this week. Not a BAD game, but not one of his best. 0-5 on third down, but three of them were dropped. Had 3 or 4 big chances at big plays down the sideline to Manningham and Crabtree and missed them. Even his supporters would admit that pass isn't his strong suit. Manningham had a shot at one of them tho and may have actually been held on the other. The Crabtree pass tho was clearly overthrown.
I was SOOOOO happy to see those plays called! I know that Alex slightly overthrew both Crabtree and Manningham. But all of them were just a couple of feet from being big gains or even TDs. Those are tough throws and I expect we will see more of them completed as the season goes on. I thought there was some illegal contact from the Jets on some of them.
In any case, they will keep practicing them and will get better as the season goes on. Bottom line... those plays will not go unnoticed by our upcoming opponents.