Originally posted by verb1der:
Nice post. But we haven't had a Superbowl in how many years now? And now that we have a team that knocked on the door last year, and arguably even better this year, it's Superbowl or bust.
But when you have a QB that gets exposed by a good defense it becomes frustrating, and that will be a glaring weakness in the playoffs that could possibly cost us a trip to the Superbowl. The defense came back in tact from last year for this opportunity (which is rare) and this year they're going to need help from the QB to get us over the hump.
If Alex Smith comes up short, it will be very heartbreaking.
When you have a defense that get's exposed because they are on the field all game it shows. Vikings, offense couldn't get into a rythym defense struggles. Giants- offense turns the ball over, defense struggles. St. Louis offense cant maintain TOP, defense struggles.
Could it be said that maybe our defense is so amazing because they are not on the field very much. Offense moving the chains giving them a rest? Is our offense getting exposed or is it our defense? Are we getting the turnovers like last year? We are right up there in t.o.p which shows that the offense is staying on the field. WHat if it's because our defense is out there more and more? What if they are getting exposed? Danny Amandola(sp) goes wild on us, Stephen Jackson goes wild on us, Bradford sits in the pocket for how long? How is it Alex's fault or Kaeps fault that Minnesota, Giants, and now St. Louis were able to move at will? Taking time off the clock and putting points on the board.
So how is that the QB's fault? Yeah sure they could play better at times. But so could our defense... This is a team game, we don't only lose because our QB is limited(even though he's top 5 in many important statistical categories. I don't know how that is "being exposed", especially with QB ratings of 100+ 3 out of his last 5 games.