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IF YOU WERE ALEX SMITH WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
I would have been in Harbaugh's face when he broke the news to me about Kaep starting and I would have been in his ear during/after this Rams game.

It's possible that whatever disagreement leading to the demotion started way before, and Smith saw little point in making a scene.
Just get better everyday . . . . . go one mile an hour faster than you were yesterday . . . . . . . etc.......
I watch the bar at the bottom of the screen during the game and it gives the players stats for that Sundays games. I shake my head when I see the QB stats, they are terrible. One thing going for Alex is that unlike last season there will be a market for his services and he should do quite well with salary and situation.
If I were Alex? Honestly? I would instantly retire. Even if Ck7 falters or gets injured, I'd have NO interest in playing another snap for the team. No way would I don the 49ers colors ever again. I'd be rich and happy with life outside of SF football... so I wouldn't feel the need to put up with what's been done.

I'd say more on this in particular, but the last time I spoke negatively of Harbaugh, I was instantly placed on a time-out. So apparently, any castigation upon Jim or the F/O is not allowed.. at least from me.

What do I see Alex doing? He'll be the good soldier and show far more class and restraint than I would. He has far more drive and motivation for success than I do... so he'll compete for a starting job somewhere else, I'd guess.
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1.Strengthen my throwing arm
2.Practice throwing the deep ball
3.Work on my accuracy
4.Go all in the next time I get a chance as starter. Don't hold back and take chances.
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
If I were Alex? Honestly? I would instantly retire. Even if Ck7 falters or gets injured, I'd have NO interest in playing another snap for the team. No way would I don the 49ers colors ever again. I'd be rich and happy with life outside of SF football... so I wouldn't feel the need to put up with what's been done.

I'd say more on this in particular, but the last time I spoke negatively of Harbaugh, I was instantly placed on a time-out. So apparently, any castigation upon Jim or the F/O is not allowed.. at least from me.

What do I see Alex doing? He'll be the good soldier and show far more class and restraint than I would. He has far more drive and motivation for success than I do... so he'll compete for a starting job somewhere else, I'd guess.

Take your playbook and go home? Quitter mentality.
Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
If I were Alex? Honestly? I would instantly retire. Even if Ck7 falters or gets injured, I'd have NO interest in playing another snap for the team. No way would I don the 49ers colors ever again. I'd be rich and happy with life outside of SF football... so I wouldn't feel the need to put up with what's been done.

I'd say more on this in particular, but the last time I spoke negatively of Harbaugh, I was instantly placed on a time-out. So apparently, any castigation upon Jim or the F/O is not allowed.. at least from me.

What do I see Alex doing? He'll be the good soldier and show far more class and restraint than I would. He has far more drive and motivation for success than I do... so he'll compete for a starting job somewhere else, I'd guess.

Take your playbook and go home? Quitter mentality.

... well actually, no. Certainly, they'd want to keep their playbook. I'd have no interest in it anymore. Quitter, yeah.. but seems more like the powers that be simply quit on me. Me? I am lazy, so I'm happy to take the money and walk. Too much self-respect to work for people like that.
[ Edited by Mr.Mcgibblets on Dec 3, 2012 at 6:12 AM ]
Originally posted by 49erJim:
I would be very pissed right now. So if you were Alex Smith what would you do? I am sure he will just go with the flow, but Jimmy has tossed him under the bus way more then any other HC of the 49ers (even Nolan) Looks like Jimmy is going with Cap the rest of the way. I would not blame Alex for any move he makes.

Sit back and laugh at how foolish Harb is starting an inexperienced CK over him, similar to all the QB debacles with Nolan and SIngletary, especially during a winning season after one AS led them to the NFCC. Furthermore take EVERYTHING Harb says with a grain of salt and advise his teammates the same.
Originally posted by Furlow:
One player? How old are you, dude? Do you have any idea how many times, and in how many ways, Alex Smith has been screwed over by the 49ers? It's organization? It's coaches? It's fans?

The cluelessness of some people is amazing. The guy deserves better than anyone associated with the organization has given him. And save me the paycheck BS - EVERY player in the NFL is "overpaid" for playing a "game."

If I were Smith, I would play my way into a huge contract, or bounce.

How many? 77? As many times as Tim Rattay was screwed over? You know, the guy who was only given a whopping injury-plagued season before they drafted his supposed replacement? The guy who beat out the intended replacement easily in camp, then was benched after 4 games because he was inconsistent (2 good games (St. Louis, Dallas), 1 bad one (Philadelphia), 1 mediocre one in an impossible situation (Arizona)) with such a wonderful supporting cast of Kwame Harris, Anthony Clement, Justin Smiley, Kevan Barlow, Johnnie Morton in his last year of football, and Terry Jones at tight end? Otis Amey as the 3rd/4th receiver.

Alex Smith didn't do a damn thing to win the starting job, yet here he was, being inserted into the starting lineup because he was "the chosen one" for Mike Nolan to be the "face of the franchise" (aside from Nolan himself) and "what we want this tehm to look lahk."

And to ensure that Alex wouldn't have any actual competition breathing down his neck, they immediately traded Rattay to the Bucs for a 6th round pick.

As Carlos Rogers said, Alex Smith has gotten chances in this league hardly any players ever get. If he'd established himself sometime in the past 7+ years, he never would've been benched.

Sorry, but carving up the mighty Bills 31st ranked defense and dinking and dunking to a huge completion percentage against the Cardinals, while stinking up the joint against the Vikings, Jets, Giants, and Seahawks...does not constitute "playing well" overall.
[ Edited by BlowMeFropwns on Dec 3, 2012 at 6:36 AM ]
Take a flight back to Miami and back up Tannehill.
From a medical standpoint, this is very positive in regards to maximize healing from the concussion. The longer he goes without getting a second cOncussiin, the better prognosis he has for not going Cuck-koo.

Everyone is a play away from retirement.
I would get ready to play and win a Superbowl for the niners.
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
From a medical standpoint, this is very positive in regards to maximize healing from the concussion. The longer he goes without getting a second cOncussiin, the better prognosis he has for not going Cuck-koo.

Everyone is a play away from retirement.

As a 49ers fan, I hope he stays, because I think he provides awesome depth at the very least. But looking at it from his perspective, it's just another good reason to hang em up. The game may have paid him very well, but he doesn't need more, and the negative side of the game has only brought him injuries and back-stabbings.
alex didn't go out w/ the captains for the coin toss in OT
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
From a medical standpoint, this is very positive in regards to maximize healing from the concussion. The longer he goes without getting a second cOncussiin, the better prognosis he has for not going Cuck-koo.

Everyone is a play away from retirement.

As a 49ers fan, I hope he stays, because I think he provides awesome depth at the very least. But looking at it from his perspective, it's just another good reason to hang em up. The game may have paid him very well, but he doesn't need more, and the negative side of the game has only brought him injuries and back-stabbings.

If he decided to hang em up Bc his heart is only in SF..... He would be going out on top IMO. Niners fans would have nothing but respect, he stays healthy as can be, and is super rich with a hot wife.

Continuing to play, could tarnish his career in many ways if he goes to a wrong situation.