Originally posted by SashRoxx-1:
Originally posted by threelittlebirds:
So you think it was A Smiths fault that the Niners were so bad? You don't think it was the rest of the teams fault maybe? Not saying it WASNT A Smiths fault but look at the guy that they passed up in the draft A Rodgers He not only got to sit and learn in GB for a while but the packers were a superior team to the Niners A Smith was a rookie that got thrown into the fire playing behind a LOUSY O Line had K Barlow as the starting RB...NO WRs at all B Lloyd was the featured receiver and a defense that well I don't know how to explain that defense but like I said in an earlier post most High Schools could have beaten the Niners back then. Wasn't A Smiths faukt that he had a WORTHLESS OLine or no RB til F Gore took over and NO receivers...
Kap is reminding me of the pre-2009 Alex Smith. Which sucks because I thought that somehow our karma balanced out that since we waited so long for Alex to develop that somehow we skipped that entirely with Kap with how he hit the ground running last season. Oh well, it was just a tease... now we have to go through growing pains of a young QB again.
Alex sucked when he had no experience as a starter... and when he turned the experience corner in 2009 he was a little bit better but still limited by his physical ability. The 49ers still didn't have success with him until 2 years later with Harbaugh. The struggles of a young QB suck, but I think last year gave us a preview of what is coming when Kap turns that experience corner and the mental part of the game surpasses his physical ability. It will be a lot like the Steve Young years. Just disappointing that Gore, Justin, maybe even VD... will probably no longer be 49ers when Kap's mental game catches up with his physical game. I really wanted those guys to leave this team as champions.
It was mostly Alex Smith's fault that the passing offense was bad in those early years... yes. The QB is ultimately responsible. He was a young QB who struggled and as he struggled the passing offense struggled. It happens. You even listed a lot of the reasons why Smith struggled as a young QB on the field. The unstable front office and coaching staff are two other things I'd cite. Stuff out of his control.
Now, Kap is struggling and so is the passing offense. If we are 32nd in the league with Kap playing this poorly, yes, he deserves a good chunk of the blame. I understand some things like injuries are out of Kap's control. I just accept that he is struggling, and it isn't a big deal to me because he just made his 16th regular season start. Most of Kap's struggles are directly related to his lack of experience, if not arguably all of it. For me, it is easy to see that he is in over his head when it comes to the mental aspect of the game.
[ Edited by threelittlebirds on Nov 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM ]