Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by Jtninerfan210:
I've watched every Niner game for the last 10+ years so I can tell you that I've seen all of our QBs in that time span have shortcomings on the field. Through all of AS's time in the last few years he has been consistent when it comes to diagnosing what the defense is doing and taking what they give him. Why are people so enamored with a gunslinger type of QB when a consistent smart QB can win? I'm a Niner guy through and through and I tend to back up any player wearing our teams colors...this is why I don't get the hatred for the fella. It's pretty sad joecool that you will try to find anything and everything to nitpick AS over, yet I can almost guarantee you that if we lose tomorrow because of Kaep you will avoid placing blame at his feet.
Can you explain how this math works, subtraction by addition? The team has succeeded in subtracting our identity and strongest asset (The inconvenient truth) so as to add a new wrinkle with Kaep. If anyone can explain how that's even logical I wouldn't be so frustrated with this team since after the Bears game. And anyone with a minimal football IQ could see that Kaep was going to have a fine 1st couple of games simply because he's a baller, and because the defenses hadn't gained footage of him yet.
What is our identity anyways? Are we a smash mouth team anymore, because I don't think that we are. I get the feeling that we are trying to be more like a prolific high flying Saints type of team rather than what has been a proven formula for us. I remember how excited I was watching our team come out in a million and 1 formations each week running exotic shifts and motions so as to gain the edge. Now I'm literally cussing out the tv everytime I see that damn shotgun read option crap!!!
How is Smith more consistent? His lowest three QB ratings were 43.1, 74.5, 78.1. Kaep's lowest three QB ratings were 72.0, 83.9, 84.7.
And look at who's more consistent by quarter...
Kaep QB rating:
1st Quarter 106.3
2nd Quarter 85.2
3rd Quarter 108.4
4th Quarter 98.8
Smith QB rating:
1st Quarter 99.1
2nd Quarter 109.6
3rd Quarter 122.7
4th Quarter 67.4
Kaep takes fewer sacks, fewer INT's, fewer turnovers, more YPG, more YPP, has a higher QBR, equal in touchdowns scored (both running and passing), is a far better runner, with a far better arm, with better accuracy, and he has been more consistent. Smith has the QB rating by a couple points and completion %, both of these stats are helped by the fact that he takes more sacks and doesn't attempt difficult throws.
With almost every conceivable stat, Kaep is better. With every physical attribute, Kaep is better. With team chemistry, we see Kaep laughing it up with his players on the sideline like we have rarely seen with Smith.
And how many times have you seen us do the read option the last few games? We have almost removed it entirely. We have probably done more audibles, shifts, and exotic formations with Kaep than with Smith.
- passes thrown behind the line of scrimmage
Alex Smith: 22/26, 138 yds, 84.6%
Colin Kaepernick:16/21, 118 yds, 76.2%
- passes traveling 1-10 yds
Alex Smith: 100/135, 932 yds, 74.1%
Colin Kaepernick: 67/101, 624 yds, 66.3%
- passes traveling 11-20 yds
Alex Smith: 22/39, 388 yds, 56.4%
Colin Kaepernick: 23/43, 398 yds 53.5%
- passes traveling 21-30 yds
Alex Smith: 5/8, 137 yds, 62.5%
Colin Kaepernick: 11/13, 307 yds, 84.6%
- passes traveling 31-40 yds
Alex Smith: 2/6, 81 yds, 33.3%
Colin Kaepernick:2/7, 91 yds, 28.6%
- passes traveling 41+ yds
Alex Smith: 1/3, 55 yds, 33.3%
Colin Kaepernick: 0/4, 0 yds, 0%
The numbers don't support your accuracy argument, he only has 1 fewer turnover than Alex although he has put the ball on the ground twice as much...that's more luck than anything. He takes fewer sacks, but he loses more yds per sack than Alex does...7 yds to 5.7 yds. I mean, you can crunch the numbers all day and they'll never support your argument...at best, for right now, Kaepernick and Alex are fairly equal.