Originally posted by boast:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
You realize Alex could simply tell KC "yeah sure trade for me, I'm gonna throw the ball to the opponents every snap, how many draft picks ya gonna give up for that?" He has a say. If he doesn't want to be there there is no point in a team trading for him.
Yes, because his track record indicates that's exactly the kind of guy he is. Doing that would be a surefire way for him to continue his career elsewhere in the NFL....oh wait, NO it wouldn't.
My point is still valid. If Alex tells a team he doesn't want to play there they won't be inclined to give up anything of value to bring him in. It is just common sense. History has shown he is emotionally fragile and needs the right situation to succeed. Nobody is giving up anything of value for him unless he is on board with it.
what's not to like about KC as the best situation for Alex?
Pro Bowl RB
QB friendly/guru HC
talent on defense
what other QB needy team offers a better situation for Alex?
Not to mention they get to keep there #1 pic and draft more of a sure thing as far as talent goes. Someone that could help their team instantly an help them over the long haul.
The game manager tag is so over used, and unless people actually pic apart AS career as a QB they have no credibility. the "he was a bust for years until harbaugh got here, he was benched three times" crowd are just blowing smoke. Where are those other QB's we had on the roster while he was here?
we have to ignore that he was like 20 when he as drafted i beleive, at the time of his first start one of the youngest QB's to start in NFL history. We have to ignore that he was drafted into one of the worst rosters in NFL history. Of course we have to ignore his seperated shoulder in the 4th game of his 3rd year, but forced back into playing when he should have been placed on IR to have surgery, and the mismanagment of that injury, and nolan throwing him under the bus. We have to ignore that he missed the majority of the season in 07 with that injury,and all of 08. Of course we have to ignore the incompetance of mike singletary. we have to ignore that he has learned nearly every offense on the face of the planet in one variation or another. We have to ignore Mike Mcarthy, Norv turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, Mike Johnson, before ultimately Harbaugh arived with Roman, Seven offenses in seven years. Lets ignore that his WR's before crabtree were a whos who of nobodys.We have to forget that he was mis managed his entire career, becuase those are "alexcuses".
On top of all of that, we have to ignore his franchise records of-
most game inning drives in a single season(6).
most 4th quarter comebacks in a single season (6)
feest interceptions in a single season (5)
most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (249)
We have to ignore passer ratings of 90.7, and 104.1 his last two seasons. We also have to ignore that even under Johnson, Alex smith was improveing towards the end of the 2010 season. And that under turner he improved dramaticly from his rookie year, then had the injury early in his third year. We have to ignore that he lead camp Alex in a lockout offseason, and with a short offseason, learned an entire playbook, and lead his team with a rookie head coach to the NFC championship game.
Yep, we have to ignore the entire history of his career an call him a "game manager" that wont succeed anywhere else, ignoreing the fact that he succeeded in staying in the league to this part of his career despite having about as mismanaged of a career of any QB in the history of the NFL. Very few QB's would still be in the league after what AS went through.
Guy is one of the toughest mentally,and physicly, and most intelegent QB's in the game. He is a class act and a damn fine QB, and over half the teams in the league would be damn lucky to have him on their rosters. He's 28 years old for christ sakes.
If we didnt have Kaep, you better beleive i would be more than fine with AS as our starting QB.
[ Edited by IdahoNiner on Feb 25, 2013 at 1:28 AM ]