Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) October 1, 2014
Marshall Faulk is back with his latest GMC question, and this time he has a specific one for our site and Arrowhead Pride. And I'm pretty sure Marshall's trolling us at this point!
Colin Kaepernick does plenty of things really well, and I do believe he is a better long term option at quarterback than Alex Smith. That being said, Alex Smith does a lot of things well. He may not be a superstar, but he does enough to keep you in the game, and he can even win some games for you.
If I had to pick a single skill, it would be Alex Smith's touch on shorter passes. Kap has a cannon of an arm, but there are too many times where his shorter touch can be inconsistent. He made a fantastic 12-yard pass to Stevie Johnson for a touchdown, but as we've seen through four weeks, that does not happen consistently. I'd like to think we'll see improvement, but if I wanted to grab a skill right now, it would be that. I'd probably also say more willingness to take some of those shorter throws, but I think more consistent touch on shorter stuff would be more important for me.