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  • che loco Springville, UT
    May 25, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    @ mormon ute,

    Somewhere Payton & Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, and Mark Sanchez (all starters from their rookie years or #1 overall picks who have had success) are all laughing at your post. You can stop making excuses for the horrible career Alex Smith has had.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    May 23, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    flynn is the coolest,

    You're dreaming if you think Rogers would have done better. Rogers had the perfect situation in Green Bay to learn and grow backing up a legend. Most NFL analysts will tell you there is a long history of high draft pick QB's failing in the NFL when they are put into a starting role right away. Add to that the instability on the coaching staff and Smith was doomed. I wish he had been placed into a better situation, but I also hope he will now get a fair shot. If not, I don't believe he is the only one to blame.

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    I only wish the 49ers would have drafted Aaron Rodgers that year, but hindsight is 20/20. For the past 2 years Rodgers has been sacked 2x more than any other QB- ie, Smith can't complain about protection if Rodgers is in the room. Imagine how good Rodgers would be with a better O-line.

  • 49er Fan Provo, UT
    May 20, 2011 10:05 p.m.

    @ CocoNutzz

    Sorry Smith is flat out not that good. I see the 49ers bringing Smith back to set them up to grab Luck in next years draft, then send Smith packing. Smith does not get it and he never will, the dude has issues with ball security and reading defenses, and he is not a leader.

  • che loco Springville, UT
    May 20, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    Headcase, meaning, damaged goods. Part of it is not Smith's fault for coming out of a run-oriented program in college and then asked to throw a bunch of times for a bunch of different offensive coordinators. His psyche is so damaged that he's unable to lead a team to the playoffs, let alone a super bowl.

    Having said that, I think QB's get too much credit or blame. It's a team game, and a lot depends on how the teammates play. But the leader of the team (QB) has got to be sharper than Smith has shown to be.

  • CocoNutzz Salt Lake City, UT
    May 20, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    che loco | 4:57 p.m. May 20, 2011
    Springville, UT
    Memo to Harbaugh:

    If you want to last in the NFL you might want to get a QB who actually knows how to win and has the tools to succeed in the league. Not some washed-up headcase like Smith.

    Smith a headcase?

    Im a BIG TIME 49er fan, more then a BYU fan. But to say Smith is a headcase is just wrong. Smith is a true PRO, and with Harbaugh at the helm the 49ers will be back at the top with Smith.

  • che loco Springville, UT
    May 20, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    Memo to Harbaugh:

    If you want to last in the NFL you might want to get a QB who actually knows how to win and has the tools to succeed in the league. Not some washed-up headcase like Smith.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    May 20, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Thanks for the Boylen "tweet"...

    I would have missed it.