Originally Posted by KevB
My guess is the 49ers felt the same way about their QB 3 years ago.
That's fair, but some of the same people that were killing Cassel 3 years ago (i.e. when many of his newly minted 'fans' were still singing his praises), were quick to point out the vast talent gap between Cassel and Smith.
The folks that were blaming Smith for all the problems in SF were, to put it mildly, wrong. That doesn't mean they wouldn't be pretty damn accurate here. Matt Cassel has never had the talent of Alex Smith and if we had a true 'game manager' of Smith's caliber as opposed to a 'shitty quarterback' like Matt Cassel, we'd be a darkhorse contender.