Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
I agree. Doesn't reflect on his actual playing ability at all though. Just the bust stigma still attached to Alex.
Unless you want to use this as confirmation that Alex does indeed suck because you know, the majority is always right, right?
Is there a bust stigma to Alex Smith outside of SF? I think that most people view him as a competent decision maker with good not great skills who has 8 years experience and can help their team immediately. In other words, a rarity if you review the actual performance of QB's in the NFL for the past few years, if ever.
Most definitely yes. Even last year the media still refused to give him his dues. How many times did you here the word "game manager" associated with Smith by the National Media. For the majority of NFL fans, all they here about other teams is what they here from the national media (NFL Network, ESPN. MNF commentators etc.)
Now that tune started to change a little bit after the playoff win vs. the Saints and his performance this year, but reputations stick with you and are difficult to shake.