Man, the bitching in this thread is reaching epic proportions.
I hate the Alex Smith trade, too, but I'm not assigning it the weight that people here are. It's not a franchise killer, for ****s sake. It's just a chicken shit move - or is perceived as one because we all assume that a first round QB is now out of the question. Which may or may not be true.
Like my granddaddy used to say, the less a man makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look foolish in retrospect.