Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
But don't sit here and act like Smith couldn't be successful in Reid's system - he absolutely could be.
Not wanting Alex Smith is more an issue of pride for me than anything. I imagine it's the same for other posters.
Even though Smith is a far more talented QB than Cassel, and even though he'd be coming aboard as a stop gap to our first round QB in this scenario, it's just been such a shitfest the past seven years that I can't take anymore. We took New England's 3rd stringer (Damon Huard) and made him our STARTER. And if that wasn't bad enough, we paid for their backup and started him for four ****ing years.
The list goes on. Even Trent Green was a piece of garbage that another team didn't want.
Irrational as it may seem, I don't want to deal with this shit again. We've been through so much bullshit in 7 or so seasons that this is what it has come down to. The fans are so battered and frustrated by QB games that what should normally be a positive acquisition would become another pie in the face.
I'll probably forget all about this if we sign Smith AND draft a QB at #1. But that doesn't mean it won't leave a shitty taste in my mouth initially.