Originally Posted by phlysac
The bolded is where I have issue. This is where I think separates the "haters" from the "lovers", so to speak. He hasn't missed the big plays "most of the time." He's missed "some" of them, which NEEDS to be improved. All of us "lovers" are saying that the receivers need to improve as well. TEAM game. The receivers have missed "some" of the big plays, as well. It can't be one or the other. If we agree that QB play should be better, than the 1st step in "dealing with what you've got" is having the receivers step up and make plays when given the opportunity.
It's not hating. It's telling the truth. Most of the time Alex misses big plays. Especially on the long ball. There were two in the last month or so I'd say were big bllunders. Vernon Davis dropping a for sure touchdown against the Rams at home and Ted Ginn not locating the ball in Arizona. Other than that it's either been an overthrow or thrown out of bounds other than the few times Alex went deep and it was caught. Most of the time it hasn't worked out though. Alex just doesn't seem to be getting more than his fair share of big plays produced. The good quarterbacks get that done. I think it's been more so an issue of the ball being thrown inaccurately than receivers dropping it. And inaccurate passes would also explain failures on third down, which I think are more attributed to that instead of passes being dropped.