Michael Crabtree & Vernon Davis Need Alex Smith To Shine For 49ers To Win

August 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The discussion centering on Nate Davis and whether he can become a starting NFL quarterback has led to San Francisco 49ers fans trying to convince one another that Alex Smith only needs to avoid losing games in order for the club to succeed.
Quarterback's who play to avoid costly mistakes don't generally have an all-world tight end like Vernon Davis or one of the finest young receivers in the game like Michael Crabtree. Smith has two downfield threats who will, the 49ers hope, emerge as among the best in the NFL. So, Smith will have to complete passes downfield to Davis and Crabtree in order for him to be considered a success and for the 49ers to win.
Davis appears fully capable of completing passes down the field. The problem is that he's only done it against summer camp reserve defenders in the second half of exhibition games. Head coach Mike Singletary went to extraordinary lengths to say Davis was in no way a threat to Smith. And, he explained that Davis needs to work har...

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