Originally posted by Faraz80:
Seems like everyone is in agreement. The diehard Smith supporters just brush the topic away with "well, we wouldnt even be in that position, so I dont have to answer".
Anyways, the point I was trying to make is that Niner "culture" sure has changed over the years, and it seems like so has the fanbase's mentality.
Smith was gone. For 2 years essentially, from mid 2007 through mid 2009. We experimented with a number of QBs during that time: Dilfer, Weinke, Hill, O'Sullivan, Davis. What I mean for this to demonstrate is that "getting rid of Alex" isn't a magic bullet. You have to be able to replace him with someone, and my elite QB tree is bare this time of year
. I'm an Alex supporter because at this point he is the best option we have. And Eddie would have been faced with the same issue, since we don't always happen to have Steve Young waiting on the bench.