Originally posted by jvangeystel:
Anybody by this claim that Alex Smith has been mentoring Kaep?
Dude would make a fantastic coach if he were to pursue that after playing. Many people dogg on others for being an Alex Smith fan, but things like this are exactly why I am such a huge supporter and always will be. When/If I ever have kids Alex would be a great role model to them. We all go through our hard ships, we all get kicked while we are down, but it takes true character and a unique individual to deal with it with class and self respect. Alex not only is there for his team mates he is also there for his community who many have ripped his head off for the past 7 years. He's started charities, he helped look for that lost girl, he's involved in political actions, he donated half a million dollars to his Alma Matter. He doesn't act with animosity, doesn't hold grudges, and doesn't throw people he respects, or even doesn't respect under the bus.
To me it's just a little more than about football. Guy has a heart of gold, and it sucks to see his 49er career end the way it did, but even as he says he is just hitting his prime. People think Alex won't help a team, but riddle me this. To you really see Alex coming out and playing careless football? Making Romo mistake? I don't. I see Alex playing just as well as he played here. Possibly with a fresh sheet and maybe completely new surroundings he could be the QB many thought he would and could still be. Drew Brees did it, Kurt Warner, Trent Dilfer and so on. Sometimes a change of scenery is all a guy needs.