How you doing there all you Yankee Doodle Folks? l know that you must be as frustrated as me so far with all the mishaps happening this season! Its like running the 100 metres sprint, and we are considered to be the Usain Bolt of the NFC - West Division. Unfortunately at the sound of the whistle we slipped up ( 0-4 ), and it is like we are now at the 25 metres mark, can we gain speed after our bad slow start to catch up with Tyson Gay ( The RAMS), and eventually beat them all ? Well its a dream, but definately achievable, as Usain Bolt showed us at the Olympics 2008. Who knows we might even go all the way and set up the world record (Win The Superbowl Final in the Play Offs) !!! Well a man needs to dream, that will definitely be a 49ers American dream!
Now to my topic heading - Why We Still Need QB Alex Smith In 2011! After the unceremonious removal of Coach Mike Nolan almost 2 seasons ago, coach Mike Singletary took over the reins, recording a 5-4 Record. What an achievement, considering the state the franchise was in. Starting his full year as an NFL Coach, Manna from heaven seemed to be dropped to us in the NFL 2009 Draft Pick with Michael Crabtree the Number One Rated Wide Receiver Dropping To Us, and we surely feasted.With the winning strategy,motivation and development Coach Mike Singletary put into the team, we were all heading into the right direction. Until Shaun Hill the Game Manager, seemed to start messing up (l'ld surely blame the OC Rayes here),Alex Smith returned to start as the San Francisco 49ers Starting QB after some years in the wilderness finding himself.He surely did with 2 deadly passes which resulted in 2 touchdowns in the presence of George Bush at Houston Texans Homeground.The Sharpshooter, Alex Smith declared himself back in the NFL Town for all to see.The season then ended at 8-8,but it was identified that OC Rayes, was the weakest link, unfortunately we did not say goodbye to him then.
In the NFL, there was a new exciting buzz going about town once again,that the sleeping giant 49ers was back in town.Gold star for HC Mike Singletary for the sterling job he had done,and how he was turning rebel mavericks into super stars such as Vernon Davis, whom equalled the NFL TE Touchdown records with 13 Touchdowns. Pro bowl call ups for Justin Smith , Andy Lee , Frank Gore & Patrick Willis.All was going well.The NFL Analysts said that OC Rayes from the old school, had to be changed and at NFL 2010 Draft a first round pick of a Quarterback was needed. In hindsight this was true, instead we went for two O-Line players to beef up the Offensive Frontline (but it seems there's still a hole in the right guard position,still not sorted yet). Come into Season 2010 with Great Expectations of being NFC- West Division Champions.With a 100 percent record at all our 4 pre-season games, the sky was the limit for us 49ers.
First game, considered a blow out victory for us we got beaten up by Seattle SeaHawks, and we Thanked them for that.After having released some of our players to them including Mike Robinson the Special Teams Captain (how could we not lose to people who were part of our organisation and new the straightforward calls of OC Rayes!!!). Well we then went on to lose the next two games in a row, whereby OC Rayes was being blamed again (what do you expect if you haven't mended the holes).Besides OC Rayes, now QB Alex Smith was in the line of fire.HC Mike Singletary defended them, which led him to be in the line of fire too, until he eventually bit the bullet and released OC Rayes replaced by the talented Mike Johnson, former QB Coach (this should have been done right at the end of 2009 season, as suggested by all the external experts ).Mike Johnson has done very well in his first game at OC against ATL,l personally gave him an A+ Score considering what he has inherited.l would say his more or less in the same position which Coach Mike Singletary was in when he took over from Coach Nolan.
The majority of people in the NFL are now screaming for Alex Smith's head! We have to be logical about it, l feel we've lost a whole year and have become stagnant (others believe regressed) in our development as a team.Why HC Mike Singleatry did not take a high class QB in the first draft pick is amazing.We put all our eggs into one basket, that was Alex Smith, and now we don't have any quality QB who could have taken this year to learn and be brought into the NFL system slowly like we've done with Mays,Bowman and Dixon, we could have had CLAUSEN or TEBOW just to mention.They would have learnt from two top First Round Draft Picks Smith & Carr. Now what we did not do this year we have to do next year, get LOCKER or MALLETT, and let them eventually come into the system under Alex Smith & Carr.Definitely we must Change back to our WEST COAST OFFENSE like JOE MONTANA & STEVE YOUNG have suggested, since we have the film resources in our archives for this. Unfortunately for Coach Singletary and staff, l don't know if the York Family and the rest of the 49ers can wait for this to happen with you.For they are now strongly calling for your head,and it seems there are people of HC Pedigree waitng like vultures for the possible kill !