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Alex Smith should be easier to re-sign after NFC title game

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Alex Smith wants to return to the 49ers and the team wants him back. After his rough performance in the NFC title game, it should be easier for the 49ers to retain him.

“I’m not in a crazy rush, at this point, as far as today or tomorrow,” Smith told reporters via CSNBayArea.com. “We can take our time a little bit. I think they have until March 13th or something when the contract’s up. But I think sooner than that, maybe.”

Matt Maiocco reports that Smith is expected to get a 2-3 year contract worth roughly $8-$11 million annually. As the quarterback on a team that went 14-4, it makes sense the 49ers would pay him well.

“At this point, I love it here,” Smith said. “I love what’s going on with this team, coaching staff and everything about it. No question, I’d love to stay here.”

It’s hard to imagine Smith will get a better deal outside of San Francisco. Greg Cosell of NFL Films broke down game film and said Smith left a lot of plays on the field. Smith failed to pull the trigger a few times when opportunities were there.

Smith was a great story this season and deserves a ton of credit for his improvement. But he has more value with the 49ers than any other team.

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73 Responses to “Alex Smith should be easier to re-sign after NFC title game”
  1. trubroncfan07 says: Jan 24, 2012 5:48 PM

    Hope he moves on. No respect from the fan base.

  2. aberystwyth2 says: Jan 24, 2012 5:48 PM

    michael crabtree is a bust! why was Vernon Davis the ONLY viable option…umm i thought Crabtree was supposed to be a game changer when they drafted him?

  3. tombradysponytail says: Jan 24, 2012 5:50 PM

    I bet you wish you drafter Rodgers now, Smith was terrible when it counted.

  4. eddiemeredith says: Jan 24, 2012 5:52 PM

    He’s not a great QB by any means… but with the amount of offensive co-ordinators he has had… the number of systems he has had to learn… its almost fair to say he hasn’t been fully evaluated yet.

    Uprade RT and WR and maybe he will be able to thrive and stop being the reason his team doesn’t win more.

  5. jackntorres says: Jan 24, 2012 5:54 PM

    In other news, water is wet. If anyone thinks his performance against the Saints should be consistently expected, then you don’t know how bad the saints defense was this year. All the WRs and coaching in the world won’t stop him from throwing worm burner after worm burner when it matters most.

  6. pacificamjr says: Jan 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    $8-11 mil for this guy!? ahahahhaah. have fun with that!

  7. rpiotr01 says: Jan 24, 2012 5:56 PM

    The sooner they get Colin Kaepernick on the field, the better. Draft a WR or two and they’ll be a good team for a long time.

  8. descendency says: Jan 24, 2012 5:57 PM

    team success doesn’t guarantee anyone a big contract.

    Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl and was cut.

  9. alldonesmith says: Jan 24, 2012 5:57 PM

    Alex Smith is a class act, a guy with great character, and easy to like. 49er fans have always liked him as a person. unfortunately, he’s just not an elite quarterback. and a week after coming up big on a big stage, he wilted on an even bigger one.

    yeah, he’ll have more games like the one he had against the Saints. but I’ve watched every single snap he’s taken in an NFL game, and personally I just don’t see him being able to perform at that level consistently after having the first 7 years of his development screwed up almost beyond repair.

    Harbaugh will get his Brady/Manning(s)/Rodgers eventually. and when he does, San Francisco’s offenses will look a lot more like the ones we saw in the 80s and 90s than the 2000s. at which point, Smith, with his abundance of excellent qualities, will slide gracefully into the role of backup quarterback – which is exactly where he belongs on a Super Bowl winning team.

  10. jackntorres says: Jan 24, 2012 5:58 PM

    I don’t think this is the news most 9er fans wanted. They would be far better off with the brother of the QB who just defeated them. Sorry Jim, I meant, “not defeated” them. Sunday was opposite day. Bradshaw fumbled remember?

  11. hitit49 says: Jan 24, 2012 5:59 PM

    i’m thinking 3 for 18 would be fair

  12. jackntorres says: Jan 24, 2012 6:00 PM

    Harbaugh will get his Brady/Manning(s)/Rodgers eventually. and when he does, San Francisco’s offenses will look a lot more like the ones we saw in the 80s and 90s than the 2000s. at which point, Smith, with his abundance of excellent qualities, will slide gracefully into the role of backup quarterback – which is exactly where he belongs on a Super Bowl winning team.
    —–
    You forgot brees. You know 466 yards two weeks ago?

  13. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 24, 2012 6:01 PM

    I’d take him in Washington tell you what…

  14. brenenostler says: Jan 24, 2012 6:04 PM

    They can’t seriously think they’ll do better with Colin Kaepernick or whatever his name is.

  15. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Jan 24, 2012 6:05 PM

    ALEX SMITH will laugh at everybodies face next year when he holds the lombardi and makes it six for the franchise!!

  16. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 24, 2012 6:05 PM

    “I think they have until March 13th or something when the contract’s up.”

    Yeh, but he’s not thinking about it. The 13th? He ‘s thinking about it.

  17. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:06 PM

    If Harbaugh rolls with Alex Smith he’ll go down with Schottenheimer’s legacy. Great coach without a ring.

    That man doesn’t even want to give Alex Smith the ball to start the game.

  18. vtopa says: Jan 24, 2012 6:07 PM

    If I was a QB on a team that had a dominant defense like that and spent all game throwing balls at the feet of my WRs, I’d be desperate to sign an extension too because we all know there is not another team in the NFL that would pay to make him their starter. Alex will be jumping for joy to sign a contract.

    Especially given that Peyton Manning is looking for a new team. Think about what Manning could do with Gore, Crabtree, and Vernon Davis and that Defense. I’m sure the Niners front office is thinking about it…

  19. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jan 24, 2012 6:07 PM

    Advise. Take less than you think you’re worth, but get more guaranteed. Higher guarantee and lower “real” number with some big incentives(such as getting to and/or winning super bowl), all-pro(not pro-bowl) etc. If you perform get paid top-shelf, if not then you get paid what you should/tad below, but maybe you get more guaranteed in case you blow it….

  20. stillbleedingblue says: Jan 24, 2012 6:08 PM

    Alex Smith is an absolute fraud.

  21. rmc1995 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:15 PM

    Is the market for backup QBs that high in the league? Seriously, what team other than the Niners would consider giving this guy 8 million a year?

  22. roamingabriel says: Jan 24, 2012 6:17 PM

    With a full training camp I’ll be shocked if Kaepernick doesn’t take the job away.

  23. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:19 PM

    I actually find it funny that Alex gets the blame. Yet he seemed to never have a problem finding Josh Morgan Can always find Vernon Davis even though the Saints and Giants main plan was to keep him out of the game. Seems to find Delanie Walker just fine. Every deep pass to Ginn was on the money and dropped or lost in the clouds….. Seems to me this problem is the WR’s and protection more than anything else. Morgan has great hands and fights for the ball, but not explosive. Crabtree was supposed to be explosive. Seems now a large chunk of his routes are covered tightly, mis-ran, or just dropped. Ginn can break away but never comes up with the ball except on quick outs. Williams is still raw. Swain well enough said. Hastings was a practice squad guy. Edwards couldn’t catch a damn cold this year and was therefore cut. Alex certainly has flaws, but he’s growing a lot and saying he missed 2-3 plays where the WR was actually open on so many drop backs where they weren’t is more like looking for any possible negative. Harbaugh had said in the saints post game “we knew we had to get something there. I told Alex it’s Vernon or it’s nobody. If you don’t have Vernon pull it down or throw it away” To me that statement was the most glaring indication of the only people Harbaugh had confidence in with the game completely on the line and the WR’s weren’t any of them. That’s an indictment of where the most improvement is needed. There’s a reason Vernon outperformed the entire WR corps combined 5 times over in the playoffs….. it’s because frankly they suck. Time to move on from the Crabtree experiment because he is a solid #2 at best

  24. sonoco says: Jan 24, 2012 6:21 PM

    @eddiemeredith says: Jan 24, 2012 5:52 PM

    Uprade RT and WR and maybe he will be able to thrive and stop being the reason his team doesn’t win more.

    *************************

    You’re half right. Right Tackle is not an issue. Anthony Davis really came on and performed well this year. The o-line nucleus is solid. With some added depth to compete at Center and RG they’ll be set.

    Their first call on March 13 needs to be to Mr. Dwayne Bowe.

  25. pettergriffen says: Jan 24, 2012 6:23 PM

    Alex Smith = Jason Campbell. game managers who… wont make the big throw.. cant make the big throw.

    in other words the first sign next year that alex struggles you will see kapernick or w/e the F his name is.

  26. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:23 PM

    BTW I’m not advocating for Smith….. just saying it’s far too easy to always make him the scapegoat when Davis and Gore are the only ones that help him out. Oh and Gore wasn’t the greatest out of the backfield this year either but he gets a pass overall because he was abused through 6 years of the Nolan/Singletary parade and still gave all his heart

  27. hey804 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:23 PM

    I hope the 49ers screw up their cap by giving this guy a big knee jerk reaction contract, just like Philly did with Vick.

  28. pettergriffen says: Jan 24, 2012 6:24 PM

    you can only make it so far with small ball.. sorry billy beane

  29. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:25 PM

    rmc1995 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:15 PM

    Is the market for backup QBs that high in the league? Seriously, what team other than the Niners would consider giving this guy 8 million a year?

    __________________________________________

    Seattle and Arizona would :D

  30. promin1 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:26 PM

    Nobody else wants him anyway. Niners lost and didn’t deserve to be in the championship game anyway let alone the super bowl. At least the super bowl will be competitive now. Who wanted to watch a team that goes 1-13 on first downs and has WRs that catch one ball for 3 yds. Yeah, that’s exciting! Niners are crybabies and their coach is a sore loser.

  31. bennyblanco99 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:29 PM

    14-4
    One of the best TD to INT ratios in history
    his first year in this system w/o a true #1 WR
    loved by his teammates
    1st player in the building – last player out
    one tough SOB who never complains
    2 last minute 4th quarter drives to beat NO
    lost NFC Championship because off 2 muffed punts

    Yeah… of course we should show him the door and get a QB one hit away from retirement.

    Sometimes I really worry about the SF Fanbase….

  32. 2greatgoldens says: Jan 24, 2012 6:39 PM

    8-11 mil for throwning passes into the dirt 5 yard in front of his receivers? Damn, I wish I had that gig!

  33. wetpaperbag3 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:51 PM

    “I got 49 problems and a superbowl ain’t one.”

  34. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 24, 2012 6:54 PM

    His game against the Saints was a fluke, they gave it to him.

  35. annes22 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:54 PM

    Take what you can get because I can’t imagine any other team would want him. He missed receivers on Sunday, all over the field. Was Crabtree even on the field, or bench warming??
    They didn’t deserve to win that one. Defense played well, but the passing yards were sad.

  36. The Prophet says: Jan 24, 2012 6:56 PM

    If you can go 14-4 and still only lose the NFC championship from fumbled punts , despite Michael Crabtree and some Morgan guy as your wide receivers, you might be the greatest QB of all time. Pay the guy and sign Marcus Colston and Dwayne Bowe and go 18-0 next season.

  37. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:57 PM

    We’ll see who’s crying Promin when Brady hangs up 50+ points in 2 weeks. I will be looking for you to show your face

  38. cali49er707 says: Jan 24, 2012 6:57 PM

    lets bring him back&give him another year in the same system with harbaugh. give him a receiver and a few more pieces & re-sign our key free agents, maybe #6 comes our way

  39. Deb says: Jan 24, 2012 7:00 PM

    You can only have one Super Bowl winner per year. That doesn’t mean the other 31 quarterbacks suck. Smith has been through a revolving door of coaches and coordinators since coming into the league. He finally gets an amazing coach–a former QB who has a real feel for offensive game-planning–falls one FG shy of the Super Bowl … and the fans are still saying he sucks. If you dump Smith, just who else did you have in mind to lead your team? You’re not going to draft high and that’s always a crap shoot. What miracle-maker is wandering around out there without a job?

  40. sdboltaction says: Jan 24, 2012 7:02 PM

    All the 49ers have to do is reach out to the farm team of the NFL and grab Vincent Jackson…

  41. alldonesmith says: Jan 24, 2012 7:07 PM

    man, Lions and Saints fans sure are bitter for teams with such bright futures ahead of them. STILL talking “ish” in 9er threads? shouldn’t you be looking at mock drafts with the rest of us?

    Hawks/Cards/Rams fans I understand a little more. you’re our division rivals, and you’re jealous of SF’s flick-of-a-switch return to respectability and prominence. honestly, I’d probably be a little bitter in your shoes too. but a word of warning – at some point, that bitterness needs to be tempered by some much-deserved respect, or you’ll devolve from a loyal fan to a hater. and no one likes a hater.

    I’m a little surprised to see Giants fans still talking trash, even after they did it all last week with zero response from SF. you guys advanced to the Super Bowl, don’t you have more interesting and exciting threads to comment on? I’m honestly curious. if our roles were reversed, I’d be congratulating the Giants on a great season for a great team and looking forward to February 5th, not ragging on Eli in “Elite or not” threads.

    PS – jack, you’re right, I forgot Brees. the omission wasn’t intentional, he’s right up there with the other four. you’re lucky to have him.

  42. jdandcoke says: Jan 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    a few quick things: san fran will have a tougher schedule next year, alex smith will turn the ball over more next season (check out how much vick regressed back towards the norm this season after a very good season last year), the niners cant be as healthy as they were this year on a consistent basis, FA’s will leave.

    after we beat new england in the 07 SB i figured it was the start of a dynasty for my giants…..look what happened in the next three seasons.

    dont assume because the niners played well this year that they are guaranteed anything, even the playoffs, next year. the modern NFL doesnt work like that. AND sorry, but alex smith just isnt that good anyway.

  43. rcampore says: Jan 24, 2012 7:19 PM

    I have only seen him play in 2 games both against the Giants so really don’t have a lot of experience seeing him play, but I think he might be in the range of a Joe Flacco type. With a great defense and good running game he can really be successful. I’m sure if he had better surrounding cast on offense besides Vernon Davis, he could be even better. If they give him great WR’s and he doesn’t succeed then you probably have your answer about him.

  44. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 7:27 PM

    Deb is the most level headed Steelers fan on this planet

  45. rcampore says: Jan 24, 2012 7:30 PM

    I’m a little surprised to see Giants fans still talking trash, even after they did it all last week with zero response from SF. you guys advanced to the Super Bowl, don’t you have more interesting and exciting threads to comment on? I’m honestly curious. if our roles were reversed, I’d be congratulating the Giants on a great season for a great team and looking forward to February 5th, not ragging on Eli in “Elite or not” threads.

    ____________________________________

    I’m sorry, but the part about Giants fans talking and getting Zero response from SF Fran fans is the most ridiculous thing i’ve read. I could probably go back to a lot of the posts and find plenty of comments from San Fran fans talking a lot of trash saying that the Giants never faced a defense like yours and Smith was going to light us up like he did to the Saints, etc etc etc.

    Both team’s fans were talking trash as this happens every week on this site where there are fans of the teams that advance start to talk trash..this week being the Pats and Giants. Guess what, it’s part of coming on a football site.

  46. sportsking604 says: Jan 24, 2012 7:34 PM

    Congrats 9′er Nation. Thats at least 2-3 years before you win a Super Bowl. 17 tds in a season deserves NOTHING! Absolutely NOTHING Anyone who thinks otherwise is an assclown that starts cheering for her team when they are 1 game away from the superbowl-ie vancouver Canada’s 9′er nation. I’d rather have Colt Mckoy or Josh Freeman or Tebow. Your team is a piece of trash without a QB. I admire how you idiots tried to getter done the way Baltimore and Tampa did, but you didn’t! Plain and simple. And in 2 years Willis going to be older. congrats 9ers, you’re about to re-sign a QB that’s worse than Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Hostetler. If you’re okay with that, go shoot yourself in the face cuz u don’t deserve to watch the NFL!

  47. Johnny Chingas says: Jan 24, 2012 7:36 PM

    Lock him up for a few years while we continue to develop Kap…Draft a late round guy who might be a Brady type guy who gets overlooked.

    The real issue is WR…we have no speedster deep threat to keep Defenses honest. We also need to continue to bolster our O-Line and our DB’s.

    Crabs is a slot type guy…we need a true #1 and a healthy Josh Morgan…we can be dangerous but we need to go get a solid, physical and quick WR…we do that and we’ll make it back next year.

  48. rabidbillsfan says: Jan 24, 2012 7:37 PM

    @sonoco

    Why bother with Bowe, when VJAX will be cheaper and easier to draw in. I like Alex Smith, and it’s because he’s the same guy when the pressure’s on as when it’s off. Just like Harbaugh, except completely different personalities. They will co-exist just fine. The are the Yin and Yang of QB and Coach. Much like the one in NE. Smith has the potential to be what Brady was early in his career. Who cares if he doesn’t set the leauge on fire, Brady hasn’t won anything since he “Ascended”. Go Niners, Go Smith, Go Harbaugh. From a Bills fan who still hates Donte Whitner.

  49. rcunningham says: Jan 24, 2012 7:48 PM

    tombradysponytail says:
    Jan 24, 2012 5:50 PM
    I bet you wish you drafter Rodgers now, Smith was terrible when it counted.

    Soooo it didn’t count in the NFC Divisional?

  50. cowhawkfan says: Jan 24, 2012 7:49 PM

    All of you complains about “worm burners” every time a QB has a bad week, not just Smith, any QB, fail to realize that’s where they intend to throw the ball. They are playing it safe and keeping the ball low so it’s not picked off. Worm burners are much better than over throws. A QB who plays too conservative throws worm burners, thats why those QBs are game managers. Bad QBs over throw the ball. Great QBs are accurate enough and confident enough to throw it anywhere. There are only a few great QBs.

  51. tonymandrich says: Jan 24, 2012 7:55 PM

    IF the 49ers had drafted Rodgers they would be headed to Indy.

  52. zonedogz says: Jan 24, 2012 7:57 PM

    Alex Smith = Ryan Fitzpatrick with a better team around him. Cut ‘em loose niners! Peyton on line 1…

  53. alldonesmith says: Jan 24, 2012 8:03 PM

    if that’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever read, you might want to read a little more buddy.

    “zero” was admittedly an exaggeration. very rarely is ANYTHING all or nothing. but 90% of the 9er fan posts I saw basically boiled down to “Giants are a great team, expecting a great game.” and it was pretty obvious the other 10% of 9er fans who WERE talking trash were only doing it to “even it out” because the trash talk was so one-sided. even the vast majority of THOSE posts didn’t talk about how the Giants were going to get “exposed” or say they were a crappy team.

    notice how the very things you cite as trash talk (SF has an amazing defense, Alex raised his game up) aren’t digs at the Giants, they’re rebuttals about the high quality of the 9ers’ play.

    election after election has taught Americans that if you don’t respond at all to attacks, the public starts to believe them. even the blatant lies. so I can’t blame those 10%ers for standing up for the team. 90% of the Giants posts I saw were things like Alex Smith is a fraud, the 9ers are going to get exposed, etc. only about 10% gave the 9ers any respect whatsoever. and that 10% of Giants fans get mad respect in my book.

    PS – I understand there’s people on this site who need to get their frustrations out by telling other people their teams are terrible. clearly there’s a segment of fans of all teams who are like that. but continuing to talk trash and following 9er fans around 9er threads AFTER the game is over? that’s just pathetic. go outside and get some exercise.

  54. domeinate says: Jan 24, 2012 8:06 PM

    From the rest of the NFC, please keep him. We like Alex Smith in 49ers. Makes our job much easier.

  55. colinsnooks says: Jan 24, 2012 8:45 PM

    I don’t know why everyone is shocked and awed about 8 – 11 mil a year. Isn’t that about average for a qb of his caliber now? I think Sanchez got 15 mil or something this year

    I try not to think about the money involved with pro sports, but it’s unavoidable watching sports news or reading about it. It’s weird to be thinking about whether a that free agent my team might be looking to sign is worth x millions when I’m daydreaming at work, and then later that day wondering if it’s worth $10 bucks to go out for lunch with my coworkers or just to eat the bag lunch I brought from home.

  56. rcampore says: Jan 24, 2012 8:50 PM

    f that’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever read, you might want to read a little more buddy.

    “zero” was admittedly an exaggeration. very rarely is ANYTHING all or nothing. but 90% of the 9er fan posts I saw basically boiled down to “Giants are a great team, expecting a great game.” and it was pretty obvious the other 10% of 9er fans who WERE talking trash were only doing it to “even it out” because the trash talk was so one-sided. even the vast majority of THOSE posts didn’t talk about how the Giants were going to get “exposed” or say they were a crappy team.

    notice how the very things you cite as trash talk (SF has an amazing defense, Alex raised his game up) aren’t digs at the Giants, they’re rebuttals about the high quality of the 9ers’ play.

    election after election has taught Americans that if you don’t respond at all to attacks, the public starts to believe them. even the blatant lies. so I can’t blame those 10%ers for standing up for the team. 90% of the Giants posts I saw were things like Alex Smith is a fraud, the 9ers are going to get exposed, etc. only about 10% gave the 9ers any respect whatsoever. and that 10% of Giants fans get mad respect in my book.

    PS – I understand there’s people on this site who need to get their frustrations out by telling other people their teams are terrible. clearly there’s a segment of fans of all teams who are like that. but continuing to talk trash and following 9er fans around 9er threads AFTER the game is over? that’s just pathetic. go outside and get some exercise.

    ___________________________________

    I love the 90% 10% statistics that came out of thin air. You choose to see the positive posts from SF fans more than the bad ones because well your a SF fan. Were there Giants fans talking trash? of course there were and to say it was 90% is ridiculous. I saw plenty of fans posting how they were taking the 49ers seriously including myself. The comment about the SF defense was just one example. There were also posts about NY is trash and go back to the Jersey shore and NY is garbage, etc etc. To generalize a whole fan base based on some idiot posters on a football site is ridiculous. My point was that you stated that Zero SF fans said nothing bad which is completely false. Don’t pretend like your fan base is so much better than other fans. There are jerks who are going to post crap no matter what from all teams.

  57. green41563 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:03 PM

    Look, I think Alex Smith has improved a lot, but history says that it’ll be very, very difficult to win the Super Bowl with him. It can be done, but if you look at the guys who’ve won it over the past 20 years, you see that you’re not winning the Super Bowl without an elite quarterback unless you have an all-time defense:

    Super Bowl 27 – Troy Aikman
    Super Bowl 28 – Troy Aikman
    Super Bowl 29 – Steve Young
    Super Bowl 30 – Troy Aikman
    Super Bowl 31 – Brett Favre
    Super Bowl 32 – John Elway
    Super Bowl 33 – John Elway
    Super Bowl 34 – Kurt Warner
    Super Bowl 35 – Trent Dilfer- sub-200-pt D
    Super Bowl 36 – Tom Brady
    Super Bowl 37 – Brad Johnson – sub-200-pt D
    Super Bowl 38- Tom Brady
    Super Bowl 39 – Tom Brady
    Super Bowl 40 – Ben Roethlisberger
    Super Bowl 41 – Peyton Manning
    Super Bowl 42 – Eli Manning
    Super Bowl 43 – Ben Roethlisberger
    Super Bowl 44 – Drew Brees
    Super Bowl 45- Aaron Rodgers

  58. gmen1987 says: Jan 24, 2012 9:32 PM

    rpiotr01 says: Jan 24, 2012 5:56 PM

    The sooner they get Colin Kaepernick on the field, the better. Draft a WR or two and they’ll be a good team for a long time.
    ======================================
    Ah the classic “the backup QB is going to be the guy” arguement. Kaepernick is not ready and is not a good reader of defenses.

    Peyton Manning is not coming to your team either 49er fans. Alex Smith is your QB. He may not have made the fantasy geeks happy or the fangirls excited, but he had a pretty good year.

  59. freedomispopular says: Jan 24, 2012 9:33 PM

    What do you expect him to do when Vernon Davis is his only legitimate receiving threat?

  60. n0hopeleft says: Jan 24, 2012 10:04 PM

    9ers will be irrelevant next year regardless.

  61. alldonesmith says: Jan 24, 2012 10:08 PM

    rcampore:

    I didn’t “choose” to see anything more or less because I root for the 49ers. nor do I have anything against the Giants. the 90/10% figures are rough estimates based on what I personally read here on PFT. I really don’t care enough to go back and add them all up just to satisfy you when they come out 83/17 or 76/24 or whatever very large majority it happens to be statistically.

    why you chose the most irrelevant sentence in the entire post to pick a fight about is beyond me. it has very little to do with my point, it was just an observation. feel free to disagree, but I’m not going to waste any more time about a sentence that wasn’t very important to me to begin with.

    I didn’t say my fan base was “better” than anyone else. I’m saying there are some sad fans from other teams who are bitter at the 9ers for whatever reason and hang out in 9er threads to hate on 9er fans. yourself included. go get some fresh air man, you HAVE to have something better to do with your time.

  62. goawayeverybody says: Jan 24, 2012 10:50 PM

    I’m still beaming that the 49ers lost. Very happy over the extreme disappointment of their braindead fan base!

  63. goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    @Green41563. Umm have you ever looked at Aikman’s career #s? His very best season featured under 100 more yds than Alex this year 1 less TD, 1 more int and a 6 pt lower rating. With 2 all pro WR’s an all pro TE, an all pro FB and RB and one of the nastiest o-lines in history. Just love when they name is brought up with no facts behind it ;)

  64. marcsasharc says: Jan 24, 2012 11:17 PM

    we are still waiting for jackntorres to eat his crow. lol this clown was so certain his Saints would destroy, not beat, destroy, the 49ers. what a loser.

  65. cali49er707 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    i love to read the hate we get from fans from other teams & nor do i mind,because if u didn’t know i hate your teams to. KEEP HATING B!TCHE$

  66. green41563 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:38 PM

    goldrush36 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    @Green41563. Umm have you ever looked at Aikman’s career #s? His very best season featured under 100 more yds than Alex this year 1 less TD, 1 more int and a 6 pt lower rating. With 2 all pro WR’s an all pro TE, an all pro FB and RB and one of the nastiest o-lines in history.
    _____________________________________

    The reason Aikman never posted big passing numbers is that they had the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and a run-first offensive coordinator. Aikman had ONE season of 500+ pass attempts.

  67. scoob766 says: Jan 25, 2012 12:14 AM

    Alex did not get blamed for the game by the 9ers fans. You stooges are about as smart as Raiders fans.

  68. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 25, 2012 1:35 AM

    tombradysponytail says:
    Jan 24, 2012 5:50 PM
    I bet you wish you drafter Rodgers now, Smith was terrible when it counted.
    _____________

    He played better against the Giants than Rodgers did the week before.

  69. asublimeday says: Jan 25, 2012 2:46 AM

    Alex smith earning11 million dollars a year is disgusting.

  70. eeeeeeetme says: Jan 25, 2012 7:22 AM

    I would low ball this smirking jackass. I mean, what’s his options? No other NFL team wants this clown. Their backup is tons better than this loser. I say offer him the league minimum than make him clean the toliets for his money.

  71. cshearing says: Jan 25, 2012 9:13 AM

    I will agree that he deserves another shot, what with the inconsistency he has had to work through in his career. But I am not optimistic about his chances to improve to a championship level. We’ll have to see.

  72. jcf78 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    I would keep Alex! I think let’s see what he has to offer in his second year with the same offense, something no one has seen him do YET! Also no off season and of the 32 starting qbs, he threw and had the least number of to’s.

    Get him a threat at receiver to go with crabtree, Davis, d walker, gore, and hunter. Can’t wait for next year

  73. sportsking604 says: Jan 25, 2012 5:27 PM

    Talk of a loser. And that goes to anyone who thinks A Smith should stay. He’s the worst QB in the league. Just because he arranged practices during the lockout doesn’t mean he can get the job done. Put him in the coach’s booth

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