Originally posted by 49ersnum1:
What are you guys talking about?? he has taken chances.. In the 05 Season!!!! 1td 11int in his rookie year, he took chances on every throw. Some say sitting qb rookies help in year 1, well Alex didnt sit. Maybe thats why he plays the game so safe? idk. I am probably the biggest A.Smith fan and supporter, but im starting to think Alex doesnt have it. That 'it' factor. We have all seen 'it' out of him before ex. @ SEA, v.s AZ last drive, but he hasnt really shown it on a consistent game.. Im pulling, and rooting that he has a great all around game soon.. ex. 24-30 300yds 3td 0int.
We saw the friggin "it" factor when???
WHEN HE THREW THE BALL!!!
Arizona's last drive was almost ALL throws.
The Pittsburg drive where we got a TD was almost ALL throws.
The Seattle drive last year where he threw a TD to Vernon, that was mostly throws I think.
I agree with the original poster. Alex will never learn if he does not throw and throw aggressively. Guys like Manning and Favre don't give a damn what people think, they just go out and play their ass off and take chances etc. They sling the ball and let their receiver make the play.
Alex actually did this a few times against the Rams, but the receivers could not catch the ball.