PAWNO wrote:So Guybrush.
Did you happen to watch the TNF game (Eagles vs Chiefs)
Curious on your thoughts how Alex Smith is transitioning into being the leader of one of the great AFC franchises?
I don't know if I should be impressed with Alex or Andy Reid impact, He still doesn't like taking shots downfield but by damn is he a good game manager. That clock milking drive in the 4th Qtr was perfect.
I watched the game, stayed awake until 5 AM.
Talent was there for the KC defense, and Toub took care of the ST, now just offense needs to gel a bit more. Still, it's a huge improvement compared to last season, that's why they have one more win now than they had at the end of last season.
I told it before, I think people put too much credit in guys who can throw deep ball, and take other things for granted, and also don't appreciate good clock management, and TOP. Now I'm reading things about 49ers defense being bad. Of course it's gonna look worse when they spend most of the game on the field, with Alex there, they had a chance to rest a while, and dominate when they get in. Now it's a lot of 3 and outs, and every once and a while quick scoring drive.
I'll take Joe Montana, Rich Gannon type of QB any given day before flashy plays that are high risk - high reward. Turnovers cost too much, and again, people neglect that.
I know that Alex won't ever be considered a great QB, no matter how good his numbers get, and how valuable his smarts and decision makings are, but he is still winning, even on a team that was worst in the league last season. And without Harbaugh, and everyone was quick to say that Harbaugh was the reason Smith was good, which was plain wrong if you watched the guy through his career.
We shall see if pistol offense (read option) has been figured out, and if the Kap is struggling for real to become a pocket passer, or it's just a few games. I warned that kid was being crowned way too soon, and that it could backfire.
I might be biased, or don't think only about winning (which is kind of weird since Alex is still winning), but I would never change a QB that was playing amazing football (last 29 passes for 49ers, he completed 27, for over 300 yards and 4 TD, for QB rating of 151 I believe) who is a great character guy, team player, leader, for a biceps kissing athletic guy. But that's just me, and I still could be wrong.
And one last note, for people who say defense makes Alex look better, it goes both ways, Alex makes defenses look better as well. Look at SF now.