Originally posted by lamontb:
c/s. Nationally folks didn't stop s**tting on Smith til he was benched. Before that he was just meh. Now magically his play would guarantee a SB victory.
Exactly what I was thinking. Smith was wholly ridiculed by the media and fans alike last year. I distinctly remember the logic being that the 49ers were winning despite him and not because of him. Need proof? Go back and read the articles following the NFC Championship Game last year. That was the "proof" last year that we needed to upgrade at Quarterback. Now that he's no longer starting, everyone is talking like we just benched Steve Young in his prime. It's ridiculous.
And for the record, I was one of those that firmly believed that benching Smith was the wrong decision. I admit that since my opinion of Kap has changed. Watching him play I see that for his relative inexperience, he is at least
as good as Alex was prior to his concussion. And the scary part is we haven't event tapped his full potential. Winning or losing in the playoffs isn't going to prove anything one way or another. I thought it was obvious that ALL of the NFC teams left in the playoffs are fully capable of beating us regardless of who's behind center.
Not that further indulging in this ridiculous conversation is going to change anything, anyway.