Alex Smith was awful for the 49ers on Sunday night against the Eagles. In other words, he played like usual. Though San Francisco fans still are holding out hope that their former top overall pick can be the franchise quarterback, I have continuously said that he needs to be replaced. Don’t agree with me? Just ask Michael Crabtree.
Smith’s numbers looked somewhat respectable against the Eagles, but his pick, two sacks, and fumble lost for a touchdown tell more of the story. Smith was chased down and sacked by Brandon Graham in the 4th quarter and Quintin Mikell picked up the loose ball and returned it for a score. Instead of the Niners being down seven and driving, the touchdown changed the game and made it 24-10.
The fans immediately started booing the Niners, and specifically Smith for such a poor play. He lacked total presence on the play, opting to try and throw the ball on the run while he was being chased. The fans really let him have it after the turnover. On San Francisco’s next possession, Smith threw three straight incompletions and was booed after each pass! After the third straight incompletion, the fans started chanting “We Want Carr,” which is a nod to backup quarterback David Carr. Yes, San Francisco is in so much trouble their fans want to replace one bust quarterback for another former number one overall bust.
I don’t care what the numbers say because there’s no way you could possibly convince me that Alex Smith is a decent quarterback. He can’t sustain drives and he turns the ball over way too frequently. If dumb fumbles and costly interceptions are your thing, then you can have him as a quarterback. I’d much rather take someone who instills confidence in the fans and his teammates.Google+