In Bold Defense of Alex Smith – What the 49ers QB Has Been Missing

June 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Alex Smith has been the victim of a bad system.
Honestly, I'm amazed that the guy didn't throw in the towel and go somewhere else. Not because he can't hack it, not because he isn't right. Until Mike Singletary took over as coach, the team has done nothing right for him. Some of you have recently read my arguments of the importance of receiver height. I did a little research to that effect here.
How important is receiver height to the development of a young QB? Don't even think about considering my opinion, because I won't consider yours. Let's consult the numbers.
Other than Freddie Solomon, who was the lone short, speedy receiver on the 49ers, does anyone care to guess the number of touchdown passes Joe Montana threw in his career before tossing one to a second wide receiver or tight end under 6'2"?
Are you sure you're ready for this?
It was his 190th career TD pass , and the receiver was no slouch either. Some guy named John Taylor, who 49ers fans may have ...

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