VegasUte,Take off the crimson glasses when recalling the history of Young.
He never "almost" lost the starting job to Bono. It was a drummed up
"controversy" that flamed out faster than it was drummed up. In 92 and
93 he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game where they lost to the
Cowboys.(Who were so good because of all the draft picks they got from the
Heschel Walker trade.) 94 they finally beat the Cowboys and win the Super Bowl
getting the proverbial monkey off of Steve Young's back. Little known fact;
Jerry Rice has more TD passes from Steve Young than he does from Montana. lease
don't compare Alex to Young; it's insulting.
Hatch: "obviously not in the same class as McMahon-Young".I
am not saying that Alex is in the same class as Young, but you have to look at
the Young journey.BYU 1983USFL 1984Tampa 1985-1986 where
he amassed a 3-16 record and was dumped to make room for Vinnie Testaverde.49ers 1987-1990 bench sitter and clean-up duty for the most part49ers
1991 starter only because of Montana injury, got injured after 4-4 start, loses
starting job to Steve Bono (sound familiar)?49ers 1992-almost loses
starting job to Steve Bono, almost traded to the Raiders.49ers 1993-owner
wants Montana to start over Young, luckily for all football fans, Montana asked
to be traded.49ers 1994-superbowl winners under George Seifert, a Ute.As late as 1992, people thought Young was not even in the same class as
Bono. DeBartalo thought he wasn't in the same class as aging, failing
Montana in 1993. We all know NOW that they were wrong. But, Young
couldn't get anywhere before a Ute coached him to greatness. A little
history for the unlearned! Hind sight is 20/20, opinions are a dime a dozen.
Alex is a good guy but obviously not in the same class as McMahon-Young. Good
luck playing under another Indian moniker Alex.
@skitterHe is the king of the 5 yard slant pass. Great trade for the
49ers.----------Ironically the CKap couldn't make
the 5 yard slant pass to win the Super Bowl.Great trade for Alex
"Top 5 QB in the league!"Good one Chris. Top 5, clipboard
holder maybe. He hasn't done anything that's validated him as a
viable former #1 draft pick. Next thing you're going to tell us is that
Jordan Wynn was a "Top 5" QB in the PAC 10.2.I'm sure
you're most bummed about losing the best shred of hope you had of finally
having a former U QB actually play in a super bowl.
Reid is the one and only coach that might give smith a chance for some modest,
and limited, success. The best possible outcome for smith, no doubt about it.
Alex is a good QB. Throws well - runs well and is pretty safe with the ball. If
Andy Reid can surround him with a good O-line Alex will do well in KC. Too bad
he can't get a contract extension but if he does well in 2013 he will
certainly get one.
"...re-live his early SF days...".Yeah...Those were the
Daze...HC's like Mike Nolan...Mike Singletary...31 Flavors OC's each
season...Team ownership/front office in a daze...just like Kap
I guess a former ute, and cougar can co-exist. At least the coug is the boss.
Good to know that the Denver Broncos won't have to worry about the KC
Chiefs this year!
So long Alex, and thank you for your contributions to rebuilding the Niners into
a Super Bowl caliber team. I'm happy for him that he will again get to
start. Sad though that he will have to re-live his early SF days again.
Top 5 quarterback? I think not. At the time of his benching the 49ers were 27th
in passing yards. Their defense was number 2 and the running game was number 4.
I like Alex, it was great to have some local ties on my favorite team. But
let's be realistic about what kind of quarterback he was. High completion
percentage yes. Not alot of turnovers, yes. Top 5 quarterback, definitely not.
Maybe top 12. He is the king of the 5 yard slant pass. Great trade for the
With that investment, the Chiefs now seem required to take Luke Joekel at number
one to anchor the O-Line. As cool as it would be to potentially see two number
one overall picks from the same school playing on the same team, I don't
think that is realistically in the best interests of either Star or Alex for the
@nosaerfoeciovehtI heard that a lot, but in my opinion they would not have
beaten GB with Smith ( I know they already beat GB with Smith, but GB played
better in the playoff game), but you never know. First pick of the
2nd round plus another conditional is a greal get for the niners
I am a BYU fan but I am also an Alex Smith fan. He has shown class in a rough
time at SF and has overcome many, many obstacles and trials. Whether he is a
top 5 QB remains to be seen but I think he has a pretty good chance. I just
hope he has an O-line that can protect him. A very good O-line can make a good
QB look great. I really hope he succeeds with the Chiefs!
"San Fran: "He is so good, so let's get rid of him!""In case you haven't paid attention, that's actually the exact
rationale SF brass had. The coach made the decision on the starting QB, but
Alex's value was too high for them to agree to release him.
What a terrible move by the Chiefs. When you think about how average Smith has
been with a Super Bowl caliber team around him, just think how awful he'll
do on a team that needs as many pieces as KC does. I grew up going to Chiefs
games, and I was really hoping that Andy Reid would right the ship over there -
if this move is any indication, I don't think the Chiefs will be making the
playoffs any time soon.Chiefs should have kept the draft picks and
tried to get Smith off waivers if they really wanted him. I doubt anyone would
have been looking for Smith anyways.
"Chris BSalt Lake City, UTTop 5 QB in the league! Go get
that Super Bowl Alex"San Fran: "He is so good, so let's
get rid of him! This new guy is better than this dead weight."
Smith completed over 70% of his passes, including 26 of his last 28. I still
wonder if the 49ers would've won the Superbowl with him leading the team,
but different decisions were made and it is what it is. Smith handled the
transition with leadership and class. Looking forward to watching
him continue his long career as a starting QB in the NFL.
Top 5 QB in the league! Go get that Super Bowl Alex
Go get 'em Alex! What a class act!
I'll miss Alex on the Niners but glad to see him get another opportunity.