So how on earth can you support/defend sending 2 second round picks to the 49ers? The only thing he has proven is he can win with a tremendously stacked team around him. When he didn't have that he didn't win or play well.
The talent around Smith was mainly there before Harbaugh was there. They didn't play well just like Smith didn't. That to me shows that coaching was a problem there. And most QBS are going to struggle if there's not the talent around them.
Now let me how can you defend using the BEST PICK IN THE ENTIRE DRAFT on someone who wasn't even the best player at his pro day.
Pro day Is a joke!!!!!!!! You never hear of a Bad Pro day they get to throw the ball to the friends in shorts!!@ what a joke!!@
Again, did everyone forget the first 6 years of Alex Cassels ( i prefer CANex Smith myself) career? The QBs he was benched for? Do people forget that when we got Cassel he had a great year and people were saying "look what he did in NE".....with a team that was stacked. Now we are saying "look at what he did in SF" with a stacked team, a 2nd year QB came in and lead that team to a SB appearance, so either Kaep is better than Smith or SFs team is so good it doesn't matter who the is QB.
I don't mind MMH at all. He makes fair points. I remember last year everyone yelled and screamed at him because he said the chiefs would go 2-14 or 3-13. I remember one poster getting mad because he couldn't believe the chiefs would have a bad start that MMH predicted, and would not lose to the Chargers and Raiders (well we did......both games....0-6)
And whoever made the groundhogs day reference....AMAZING. We do this almost every year, we sign some FA, go to the draft and we start talking up the team, down talking the rest of the AFC West, season starts......and we are knocked back to reality. 21 years without a playoff win/AFC Championship game appearance?.......43 years since a super bowl appearance or win. AFC West title is nice, but if we don't do anything with it, doesn't mean much except you were better than 3 other teams.
....sorry small rant
Are there some things with Smith and Cassel that are similar YEP there are. But there are also some major differences in the two and what they have done. The Alex Cassel Cassel 2.0 just isn't true
MMH makes some fair points I will agree on that. I agree with him that IMO we gave up to much for Smith. But he also changes his standards based on who he likes and doesn't like. The main example is the Dink and dunk thing. He says that's all Smith has done. Well the guy he makes out to be a god amoung Qbs only averaged .1 more YPC so is it realistic that .1 of a yard is the difference between "noodle arm" and the ability to go downfield? I don't think so. There are guys he likes who he will only give you the postives on like Geno. Then there are the guys who he doesn't like who he will only give you the negative like Alex smith and Cassel.
They should do this for QBs, calculate the YAC yards out of their totals .
Also I took the completions from here http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/pl...ualified/false
(Alex was 6.1, Rodgers was 6.4, Cassel was 5.8, Breese was 7.3!, Kaep was 8.8!!, C. Ponder was 4.3) So by these numbers.....Alex is probably Average, rodgers average(which makes sense since he has a good WR corp.), Breese and Kaep....yeah lol
Also, take what you want with Alex posting 6.1 and Kaep posting 8.8 on the same team
And yes Matthew i did all this work to try and prove you wrong but kind of ended up not lol
Alex Smith might not be the guy that everyone wanted (me included), but bashing the guy before he's even played a down for us won't change a thing. Reid & Dorsey had their minds made up, and inked the deal.
Another observation: Players seem to be flocking to KC - not away, like they did from Pioli. That's saying something about how players view KC's new GM & HC.
As far the niners go, their offensive line (I'm repeating myself here) has 4 , 1st round picks on the line, including Davis(TE). It took a couple of years for that to meld but that team can run and throw. The defense is stacked, a very balanced team.
I so want Alex to work out. I'm a little on the fence here. The 2nd round pick with another possible 2nd round pick is too much in my opinion. On the other hand, the new coaching regime gives me some hope that this should work. If not I'm going to punch Ned Ryerson in the face!:smile