Some say that Alex Smith is just "too nice" to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. Others think he has some fire on the field that contrasts his nice-guy attitude when not playing. If there's any credence to the statement that nice guys don't make good QB's...then we're all screwed.
Yesterday, Barrows had a post detailing how Mr. Congenial (Smith) seemingly one-upped himself in the nice-guy department. Rookie draft-pick Ronald Johnson (USC) made the trip out to the Bay Area last week for "Camp Alex". He's stuck around since then, and although he didn't have a "whip" (car) to ride in, it didn't take him long to solve that problem.
According to Barrows, Alex Smith loaned Johnson a car...and not just any car, Smith's wife's car. Barrows noted that it was a decidedly nicer car than the plain-jane pickup truck that Mr. Smith drives...going as far as to say it was of German descent. I'm thinking it has to be a Benz, but BMW is a distinct possibility.
If being kind and helpful to challenger Colin Kaepernick wasn't nice enough for you, deciding to lead the player-only mini-camp and help those less-fortunate get to town, or doing all of this as a free agent with a very tumultuous past here in SF...maybe loaning your wife's Benzy to a 6th round draft pick qualifies?
Personally I like it, and it endears me to Smith even more. I have no idea what he'll do on the field this year, and while I care about that aspect, I also care about human nature and being a good dude. Besides, I really don't think being a jerkface is going to help Alex magically turn things around, anyways.