Originally Posted by El Tejano
So what was the problem with Alex Smith really? I mean they were winning.
Too much had to go right for the 49ers to win with Alex Smith. The run game, pass protection, the receivers have to get open quick, the defense have to dominate, & ST has to win field position. And Alex Smith did not have the ability to help any of those areas if they were struggling.
Throw Kaepernick in there & he'll rip off 181 yards on the ground to open up the running game, he'll extend plays to help the receivers get open & make it easier on the pass pro, then he'll pick up third downs & keep the chains moving to negate poor field position & give the defense time to rest.
It's not just the mobile QBs that are able to do that. Schaub was able to keep the chains moving & led this team to plenty of 80+ yard drives. He just hasn't done much of that this year, imo waiting for the rest of the team to step up.
But you can't wait, when the ball's in your hands, you've got to do something now.