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 ]