Originally posted by scorpio_49ers:
My $$ is on Hill, because he doesn't have the tools that Smith does, but finds a way to get the balls in tight spaces and moves the chains, something Alex will not do again this year. He looks impressive when he is doing drills, not in games.
I bet it will be close in preseason. Smith wins it by a hair. Our record by week 5 will be 1-4. Hill will come in on week 5 and lead us to a better record....pretty sure that is whats goign to happen. Also, players will not be happy if Smiths wins it (most likely cause of contract) they want to see the best passer on the field..which they all believe is Hill. You will see some uninspired play with Smith, esp when he starts sucking and throwing errand passes, sacks, fumbles...deer in headlights...lol.....
That is another thing people don't take into consideration. With Smith in the ball game the ENTIRE team will suffer. I saw a huge difference in the teams behavior on the field when Hill was playing. The attitude was upbeat, positive and confident.
The team had confidence in him.
The team (players) don't have confidence in Smith. That is apparent by the lackluster play when he is in the game. 20 something TD's vs. 60 something turnovers doesn't exactly inspire confidente in your teammates. I saw them play better with Hill. EVERYONE played better with Hill in the game and that can't be disputed. He was thhe teams Offensive MVP.