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#1 overall picks are supposed to be Brady types... Let's look at some of the higher QB picks in the draft. Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Alex Smith, Matt Ryan, RG3, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning... I think 100% of GM's will take Smith last if they were building a team with the list i just put forth.
Those other guys have won Superbowls, and pretty much with their arm.
Smith has actually played exactly like the criticism has dictated. He's had some very good games (damn near perfect) and some very bad games, damn near 2009 Alex Smith.
It's possible some of the "bad" games could be due to his finger injury.
But he's warranted all of the praise and criticism this year. I just hope he's healthy enough to play next week, b/c Kaepernick is a train wreck, and NOT the future of this franchise.
When there is time to throw however, Smith makes all the throws. Go watch the Bills game. The Bills had a weak pass rush and Smith lit them up with throws that clearly travel at 15 - 50 yds. Go re-watch the Saints game from last years' playoff game.
This negative Bias on Smith needs to end. He is our QB, the team is winning with him and Kaep hasn't show anything to suggest he should start over Smith.
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Look, Kaepernick is a train wreck right now, but that's not his fault. He's simply too young and inexperienced right now. That's not his fault. It's asking way too much of a 2nd year project 2nd round pick to come in and take over a super bowl caliber team midway through the season. He's just flatout incapable. Sure, he might be able to string a few wins together, especially against a Bears team that might not have Cutler. But let's face it, Kaepernick is a non factor in the passing game right now. You say you missed the game? Well, you missed a rams defense that was hardly defending the pass. Harbaugh/Roman hardly called any passing plays, especially in OT, because Kaepernick can't be trusted through the air right now. Yes, he did play fairly well yesterday if you want us to have the next Tim Tebow. Everything productive he did was with his legs. A one-dimensional QB that's a only a threat on the ground is certainly does not give us a better chance of beating the Bears than Alex Smith. Plain and simple, Alex Smith is the best option. The few haters/doubters left still think Smith and Kaepernick are in the same league, but after yesterday's performance, it's very clear that Smith is WAY better than Kaepernick right now. And I'll say it again, this is not hatred or criticism of Kaepernick. I'm defending the guy by saying it's not his fault and he's being asked to do a lot by coming in for a super bowl caliber team and winning games because he's simply just not good enough right now. It's like when Nolan was staring Alex Smith in 05. It wasn't Smith's fault. He just wasn't good enough back then and should never have been on the field. Now do I think we can win some games with Kaepernick? Sure. Run run run and play defense. I can see Kaepernick throwing going 13/20 for 140 yards with a rushing touchdown and the 49ers winning some low scoring games. But truth of the matter is, Smith is a way better option and threat. And i think the few remaining doubters saw yesterday just how much of a better chance at winning Smith gives us. If they thought it was all run, defense, and management with Smith, it's going to be three times that with Kaepernick.
I really don't understand how people can form an opinion on a guy based on not even one full regular season game. Like what we saw in 3 1/2 quarters is what he'll be the rest of the year, no chance he gets better at all. People saying we didn't pass alot because they don't trust Kap? We barely throw with Smith under center either. Christ people, you'd want people to give you more benefit of the doubt than your giving this kid. My god a few shaky throws and our coaching staff doesn't trust him, give me a ****ing break.
Brandon Coleman Watch
WR Rutgers University 6'6" 220 lbs
2011: Rec: 17 Yards: 552 Avg: 32.5 TD: 6
2012: Rec: 43 Yards: 718 Avg: 16.7 TD: 10
2013: Rec: 28 Yards: 403 Avg: 14.4 TD: 3
Plays with one of the worst QBs in college football...SMH
Train wreck is too strong. Train wreck is JaMarcus Russell's career.