Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Yes Alex was a bust, he was the whipping boy by many people. He never produced. A #1 Pck should of been a all pro, pro bowler, year in year out. Screw coaching staff. He was a 1yr wonder in 2011, then got hurt in 2012. He was injury prone. I don't get why people still defend Alex, look how bad he played against our 1st team defense. Same old Alex, a game manager. Should be a 30+ TDs a year, not 17 TDs. He played safe.
Jenkins showed potential in preseason. Because of his lack of playing time in 2012 he is automatically a bust is false. He never got the reps, he had 5 guys above him. You never call a player a bust after 1 season now a days. Alex did show some potential under Norv, but did we make the playoffs? No, and what happend when he left, Alex went back to garbage. His best yr was 2011. And thats awful compared to rooks like Wilson, RG3, Luck, Cam Newton.
wow... you have like zero appreciation or understanding of what good coaching and upgraded player positions can do for a QB? Alex should walk on water despite having awful pass pro, questionable weapons, and horrendous Mike + Mike coaching? Wilson on an already good team, Luck being an actual legit #1 overall pick (who still didn't put up vastly superior numbers to what Alex did in yr 2 with Norv, and the other two being scrambling backyard ballers that can camouflage their early flaws. All of the aforementioned being older than Alex was.
I'm happy to NOT defend Smith... especially in a thread that has no business mentioning his name... but oh c'mon... this post of yours begged me to.
First of all, why are you comparing Luck's rookie year to YEAR TWO for Alex? Even so, Luck's numbers were indeed vastly superior. His contribution to his team was also enormously superior to what Alex contributed to the 49ers in 2006. Andrew Luck took over a 1-win team and went to the playoffs not due to a great defense or a great running game, but primarily because of what he did on the field. Numbers-wise, Luck threw for almost 1,500 more yards and 7 more TDs while only throwing 2 more INTs in his rookie year than Alex did in YEAR TWO. Not only were Luck's numbers superior, but his contribution was undeniably superior.
Luck is a bonafide #1 pick, Alex was not.
Go ahead and bring on the "Luck has a better WR" and "Alex had terrible coaches" rebuttal. I won't read, lol.
[ Edited by Empire49 on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM ]