Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
Smith isnt as bad as alot of people think. Under good leadership and coaching, he could help stablize a sinking ship. Hes already proven that. I just dont see him as any sort of long term solution.
I like Geno Smith as much or more than anyone on here, but people are blasting Alex to boost Geno and they're being unfair.
Sure, Harbaugh made Smith better than he is. But at the same time, why does nobody consider the possibility that Singletary made him worse (when he wasn't really that awful). Singletary was the most overmatched head coach in the league and with that backdrop, Smith put up passer ratings in the low 80s once he got his feet under him.
Why would it be unfair to say that Alex Smith is probably somewhere in the middle of his Harbaugh performance and his Singletary performance? If so, that makes him a QB rating of about 88 and a YPA of about 7.2.
And if you assume that he's actually improved
with good coaching and experience, as is generally the case, you can make an argument that he's probably closer to the 2011 version of him than the 2010 version and adjust those up just a little bit more.
Smith's an average NFL quarterback with a ton of experience, a decent track record and a little bit of upside (afterall, what if everything Harbaugh taught him has stuck; and Reid is no slouch with QBs himself).
I'd rather have Geno and will be disappointed if we don't go that route, but this team could make the playoffs with Alex Smith at the helm, IMO. He's not the steaming pile of shit that so many make him out to be.