Originally Posted by RunKC
The 49ers were a pretty weak team roster wise for the first 4 years of Alex Smith's career, especially on the OL. They had a few nice players like Staley, Gore and Davis, but not much else.
Then they draft Crabtree, but he holds out for his entire rookie year, so his rookie season turned out to be 2010 instead of 2009.
Then in 2010, they finally upgrade the OL, but Anthony Davis had some rookie struggles (especially against us that year. We owned him).
2011 was the year the offense as a whole finally started to come together because of good coaching. But even then they had a few problems, like Adam Snyder and Chilo Rachal.
With that strong supporting cast, Alex Smith was top 10 in QBR the last 2 years, never threw INT's and had a good completion %.
I think we have a good enough roster on offense to help Alex maintain those numbers.
You really want to just erase 2005-2010, huh?
When they ran more than Smith threw during those horrible, bleak years, they were 14-4. When Smith threw more than they ran, they were 4-31.