Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Steve Young on PTI yesterday, "Alex did nothing to lose his job."
He's right but Colin did everything to take the job.
It's unfortunate for Alex but it is what it is. It would have been a great story for Alex to be hoisting the Lombardi at the end of the year....he of all people deserves it (along with Gore, Willis and Davis). These guys have been here through some really dark times.
But business is business. I'm sure Alex will be a productive playoff level QB wherever he goes. I used to think it was SF or bust for Alex but I think he will succeed wherever he goes. This isn't the same 20 year old kid the 49ers drafted in 2005 who couldn't learn a new playbook and read defenses.
Yes, Young was right. Alex did "nothing" to lose his job. Well, actually, Alex didn't do enough to lose his job.
Honestly, all these people who are saying this and that about Alex Smith don't know anything about the dynamics of the film review between the coaches and their players. It is obvious there was something Alex was not doing for him to not get his job back.
Matt M. also mentioned that Alex looked much better than Colin in Training Camp. He mentioned this in a discussion about why didn't Colin start sooner.
Basically, Colin is a "gamer" which Jim mentioned this week. When he got his chance, he clearly played much better in games than he did in practice. Harbaugh is saying this right now on 95.7 the game...that Colin performed well in the games.
Shaun Hill was also a gamer. Crabtree is a gamer.
I recall Brian Billick talking about Kyle Boller (after Billick was with the Ravens). He said that Boller was sooo good in practice that they couldn't ignore it.
To end: You now how a lot on here said the backup QB will always get propped up because the backup QB is the most popular player on the team? Well, that doesn't happen if the starter is legit. And it's not happening here anymore. It doesn't happen in Denver, it doesn't happen in New Orleans, it doesn't happen in GB, it doesn't happen in NE. It does happen in NYJ or PHI.
Hope Alex the best but in reality. He's most likely will not be a successful starter in the league unless the offense is the right offense AND the talent around him can carry him.