Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:Originally posted by NineFourNiner:Originally posted by paperplanemedia:Originally posted by McLovinAlexSmith:Originally posted by dj43:I've lived in Denver and Boston, both big-time football cities, and it is my impression the fans there are more knowledgeable, as a whole, than 49er fans. Not meaning to throw stones at this fan base. Just my observation.Originally posted by modninerfan:whatever... alex can put together 3-4 good games in a row, have 1 bad game and everyone starts caving in again. Alex is playing at a top 10 QB level IMO. This is not the appropriate time to call for kaepernick after a bad game. Maybe in 2007 when we were losing.
As a whole, we are irrational, we over react, and in general dont know what we are talking about. Alex is a good QB on a great team, playing at an excellent level because of it. He is good enough to take this team to a superbowl. Even before yesterday's game Alex was on pace for 20+ TD's and around 10 Ints which is a good season by most accounts.
Its not just our fans who say this. Almost every NFL I talk to that are not Niner fans all the say the same thing. "Man you guys got a great team the only thing missing is the QB" and I just shake my head and say "yah but hopefully our defense and running game can carry us to the championship."
Its just our fans, its fans of other teams and the majority of the mainstream media.
Fans from other teams don't pay attention to what's going on with the 9ers. They listen to the mainstream gobble gobble media jive turkeys.
This is the correct answer. Why would you put stock in people who only see the Niner highlights...some weeks...and pre-filtered by the talking heads? The data used to formulate their opinions is limited and faulty.
I dont put stock into them Im just letting you what I hear. Believe it or not there some football fans and experts who are knowledgeable and think that our QB is very average at best. The perception on this site is if you are critical of our QB then you are an idiot fan who doesn't know football.
Lack of football IQ and objectivity makes them idiot fans who don't know football.
Some of the comments after last night's game solidified this. People were using the WRs yac yardage as ammo to bash Smith. And when the WRs didn't get yac, he was checking down.
And when 98% of certain people's posts have some kind of anti-Smith overtone, that tells me that said posters are fully invested in Alex Smith's failure.
For the record I never said anything about the YAC, yac is a good thing.
as for the bolded line I dont think any fan can invest in a players failure or success. The only thing you can invest is your time to watch the game and money if you are gambling on it. Anything else is just a bunch of noise fans use to pass time on the internet.
See the Smith situation is unique from a fans perspective. Ratto said it 30 minutes ago on KNBR. Certain fans are indeed invested in his failure, dismissing his accomplishments and only chiming in when he f**ks up. Whether they think so or not,they are invested in his failure.
Its a sad thing to be one of those fans.
Since when is Ratto the end all know all for the fans ?
He is most definitely not.
But in this particular case he is spot on imo. Doesn't take a clairvoyant genius to see it either. Been a trend for years, that's what's unique about it.