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AWESOME article by S.I. about Alex Smith

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by Texas9erFan, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Texas9erFan

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    Not trying to bust your bubble on Smith, as I think he proved me wrong when I called him a bust a while back, but I think the media is getting too caught up on him. If the Super Bowl is Flacco vs Smith, they'll be digging everywhere to try and make it into a QB vs QB, cause the media would rather have shoot outs than acknowledge the facts of how great these defenses are.
     
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    Yeah I guess that's somewhat true. The media does love a good shoot out. But if the SB is gonna be Flacco vs Smith, the media will make it Jim vs John. The brothers story is too good to pass up.
     
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    Well I'm more of a defensive kind of guy. Guess if I was a coach, I'd want to be like Jim, a fiery leader, that don't take chances and has the defense as the back bone.

    I guess with the younger fans, you gotta be a real observer of the game to appreciate great defenses. Even in the old Super Bowls, I get the opinion that the 49ers great defenses under Bill Walsh are extremely over shadowed by Montana, specifically their 1984 team that finished 15-1. That team seems all but forgotten now, but the 49ers defense today is probably the closest they have ever come to the #1 ranked unit from '84 that absolutely destroyed Marino in the Super Bowl.
     
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    I absolutely agree. That defense didnt get nearly the credit it deserved. They had as much to do with that season as the offense did. I always hold that '84 team near and dear to my heart because that's the team that made me a Niner fan when I was just a youngin.

    But back to the topic, Alex is really a great story. As much as our fanbase has dumped on the guy for all these years, I always maintained that proper coaching is what he lacked. Its one of the main reasons I wanted Jimbaugh from the jump. No one will dispute the strength of our team is our defense. But the offense, switching from the digit system to the WCO I knew would take more time to the devlop. That's where the lockout hurt us the most......offense. But we've only scratched the surface offensively, Alex included. Add a few more peices to that side of the ball and we will become more of a complete team for the forseeable future.
     
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