I find it interesting that all the blame is on Smith for the offensive issues when we cant convert 3rd and 1 yet we convert 3rd and long regularly.
His passer rating on 3rd and 8+ is 95.4 and his average completion is 10.4 yards.
3rd and 6 or less yards to go his passer rating is 92 and average completion is 7.7 yards.
Our running game is killing us on 3rd and short. We may as well throw it.
Yea we need more offense and yea Alex needs to push the ball more but its not all on Alex, not even close.
3rd and short is the drive killer. The OL needs to block better on 3rd and long as well. Even though he completed those crossing routes to Avery on 3rd and long he was getting pressure almost immediately.
Originally Posted by Pam Oliver's Forehead
Alex Smith is really talented. BIG arm, very mobile. The injury is really just bad luck.