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Alex Smith Discussion Thread

Because so many of our players have emerged as stars/pro Bowlers, we are headed for salary cap hell in the next few years. There will not be enough money to keep everyone. This is why even the best teams have holes in their lineups; there simply isn't enough money to have top players at every postion. Under Singletary, the 49ers benefitted from having top talent, but the team didn't play well. Harbaugh's staff arrives and gets this talent to play well. Now these players have value they didn't have before, and when their contracts expire they and their agents are going to want to cash in as free agents before the become so old that their talents diminish.

To finally make my point, this is why I do not think the team keeps Alex as a backup. They will need that money to sign a valued starter who would otherwise become a free agent.

Some still like to contend that Alex is not top 10 quality. I respectfully disagree. For years, the QBs that are generally accepted as top 10 happen have also been in the top 10 QB rankings. Some Alex-dislikers are saying that the rating system is a good measure of QB talent, EXCEPT when it comes to Alex. Bull! While it is true that Alex's spot this year is helped by Roman's game plans and the OL and WRs they have finally put into place, that can also be said of practically all the other top QBs. They, too, have good coaching, OL and receivers. The league is too tough for a top QB to excel if the other pieces are not in place.
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by pigskin:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Wish Alex the best in his future. He will start for some team next year.

Thank You Alex!

My thoughts completely. Hopefully he'll play for an AFC team, good luck (except when you play the Niners) Alex!

Agreed...class through to his soul; everything a Niner represents. I sort of hope he goes to a team with more of a spread offense and one where he can call the plays himself (ala P.Manning). He's that cerebral and I feel if he was allowed to spread out a defense with some quality receivers and a threat at RB, "he" could rip a defense apart with his brain, experience and poise. I would not be surprised to see him take off somewhere else and call the shots. Best wishes to he AND CK. I just want a win-win for everyone at this juncture...

I think ball controlled offense is a better fit for him.

Might be good in a patriots type spread/hurry-up O

I think Pop Warner would be a nice fit.

Come on, Chuck!

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Chuck? Who dat?

As I recall, you stuck me with an award winning name last year...
Teams I can't see Smith on in no particular order

1) Eagles- They have foles

2) Bills- Fitzy will get another year

3) Vikings- Ponder will get another year

4) Ravens- Not a chance Smith is a big enough improvement over FlukeO

5) 49ers- Sorry Alex, you will be missed!
the thing that really has to get under Smith's skin is that when replaced, he was playing the best ball of his career---- 35 of his last 38 passes 385 yds 1 int and 5tds....has any qb put up better #s over a 40 pass stretch.....he and crabtree were developing a chemistry, and the niners offense was operating well...i think that niners would still be a superbowl favorite if he were starting now, and he said as much when he acknowledged how he felt something special was developing

a bigpart of life is timing....if smith had fallen into a situation of coming onto a talented team at the start of his career...............
lol @ FlukeO
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Originally posted by hofer36:
the thing that really has to get under Smith's skin is that when replaced, he was playing the best ball of his career---- 35 of his last 38 passes 385 yds 1 int and 5tds....has any qb put up better #s over a 40 pass stretch.....he and crabtree were developing a chemistry, and the niners offense was operating well...i think that niners would still be a superbowl favorite if he were starting now, and he said as much when he acknowledged how he felt something special was developing

a bigpart of life is timing....if smith had fallen into a situation of coming onto a talented team at the start of his career...............

Aaron Rodgers!
da raidahs are local, rivers blows in SD and smith is from SD so maybe there if they wanna bring someone new in.
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by MertonHanksneck:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by Furlow:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:
Idk why Baltimore comes to mind when I think of places Alex could be next year and it wouldn't surprise me at all if Harbaugh has already been talking to John about this as well Flacco has always been inconsistent and TO happy, something Alex has not been the last 2 and a half years or so.

Seems like a great fit too, strong D and strong running game.

I actually agree with this... He can do wonder in that team!

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Didn't think about that as a destination, but Smith would be a great fit for that team.

In that system would he really be better then Flacco?

I think he could be. They have the offense and the defense that can support that particular style of play. And who knows, maybe... JUST MAYBE, he'll start airing it out!

(wishful thinking, I know)

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this would be like trading Flacco for another Flacco imo... AS may actually be a tad better than Flacco but man these two guys play very similar, again.... imo

I think Smith is a bit better. He can actually read the defense pretty well.

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Smith definately is far more accurate than Flacco, arm strength about the same, passing speed etc about the same...but Alex makes less mistakes so I would have to agree Smith would be an upgrade...just not sure if its enough of an upgrade to actually make it happen for the Ravens
Originally posted by English:
Or Dallas.

I am sure he wants to start .....

I fear for his production out of SF's system....
What do you think is Alex's best option next year?

I think the Jaguars job actually could be a good match. With another high draft pick, they can get another pass rusher. They have Blackmon and Short at WR. MJD, and an improving o-line (Monroe has been playing near a probowl level)
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by pigskin:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:
Wish Alex the best in his future. He will start for some team next year.

Thank You Alex!

My thoughts completely. Hopefully he'll play for an AFC team, good luck (except when you play the Niners) Alex!

Agreed...class through to his soul; everything a Niner represents. I sort of hope he goes to a team with more of a spread offense and one where he can call the plays himself (ala P.Manning). He's that cerebral and I feel if he was allowed to spread out a defense with some quality receivers and a threat at RB, "he" could rip a defense apart with his brain, experience and poise. I would not be surprised to see him take off somewhere else and call the shots. Best wishes to he AND CK. I just want a win-win for everyone at this juncture...

I think ball controlled offense is a better fit for him.

Might be good in a patriots type spread/hurry-up O

I think Pop Warner would be a nice fit.

Come on, Chuck!

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Chuck? Who dat?

As I recall, you stuck me with an award winning name last year...

Mah bad, Bill. Thought you were cciowa there for a second.

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Originally posted by kidash98:
Mah bad, Bill. Thought you were cciowa there for a second.

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well both are older than dirt.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Mah bad, Bill. Thought you were cciowa there for a second.

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well both are older than dirt.

Did you ride a dinosaur? Did you ride a dinosaur?

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Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Mah bad, Bill. Thought you were cciowa there for a second.

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well both are older than dirt.

Did you ride a dinosaur? Did you ride a dinosaur?

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Is this a trick question? So I remember John Brodie....
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by kidash98:
Mah bad, Bill. Thought you were cciowa there for a second.

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well both are older than dirt.

Did you ride a dinosaur? Did you ride a dinosaur?

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Is this a trick question? So I remember John Brodie....



You know I'm not that far behind you, Bill.

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