Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Alex Smith and 49ers offense are tough, but not unbeatable

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon

    Alex Smith and 49ers offense are tough, but not unbeatable

    I've been looking at some stats on 49ers QB Alex Smith and how the Steelers rattle him and possibly create some turnovers.

    To his credit he is very efficient and workmanlike. He's not going to light up the stat sheet because the 49ers don't ask him too. He generally throws for right around 200 yds per game with very safe, productive, passes.

    15 TD's. 5 INT's. 2,565 yds. with a 91.5 QB rating overall. The key is with Smith is get in his face and not let him get set. If you can pressure him he'll make some mistakes. If you sit back and let him pass all day he can potentially pick you apart. The Steelers secondary is playing well this year so I don't have a concern with them being able to cover the 49ers receivers. Their tight ends would be more of a concern than any of their receivers. Davis and Walker both can be killers to a defense so I suspect Dick Lebeau will use a similar package that he did against the Patriots where he takes out Ryan Clark in favor of Cortez Allen or Curtis Brown.

    The big key though, stop Frank Gore and make Alex Smith beat you. If you get Gore get a head of steam and into a groove that crowd will get excited and you'll make it that much harder on yourself. Gore has 234 carries for 1,054 yds., a healthy 4.5 ypc and 6 TD's on the season. He had a stretch earlier in the year where he had 5 straight 100+ yd games but hasn't had one since week 9.

    The 3 games they've lost this year were to Dallas, Baltimore, and Arizona. The teams they've beaten include the Seahawks, Bengals, Eagles, Bucs, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington, and the Giants. Some good teams, some not so good, and some pretenders.

    All in all for everything good that the 49ers are, they are unbeatable. Just ask the Cardinals...

  2. #2
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,640
    Alex Smith is a back up QB at best!

    The Cards made them look like the 2010 niners...

  3. #3
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    They win a lot of close games, by an average of 10 points or less. They've had a few blowout win against the Rams, Cards earlier this year, and Tampa Bay. All 3 teams going nowhere this post season except for maybe Arizona who could sneak in and just beat them last night.

  4. #4
    Draft Pick mwittman5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    san diego, ca
    Posts
    412
    Their offense is terrible. Seems like they are getting 4-5 field goals a game and that's it. I have Akers on my fantasy team and every week he gets 4-5 FG's with no extra point attempts.

  5. #5
    K Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In hell
    Posts
    18,671
    alex smith and the 49ers offense is nothing to worry about. its their stingy *** defense.

  6. #6
    Assistant Coach coldrolled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers Beach
    Posts
    5,964
    how are the 49er injuries right now?

  7. #7
    2nd String harpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    638
    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    how are the 49er injuries right now?
    Patrick Willis was out on yesterday. Not sure about his status for next Monday night's game.

    If the Steelers stop Gore and don't commit (or limit) turnovers, they should win the game.
    Also, San Fran has the worst red zone offense in the NFL right now.
    Last edited by harpo; 12-12-2011 at 02:13 PM.

  8. #8
    Ratbird Slayer Farrior Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    2,498
    it would be a damn shame if Willis missed the game vs. us.

    He is awesome and if he does play will make it much tougher to win. I still think our D totally shuts down their O. If we can score 17+ we should win.
    I like big hits and I cannot lie

  9. #9
    Head Coach LatrobePA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    THIS IS MY HOUSE BITCHES
    Posts
    12,640
    Quote Originally Posted by harpo View Post
    Also, San Fran has the worst red zone offense in the NFL right now.
    As bad as ours?

  10. #10
    2nd String harpo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    638
    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    As bad as ours?
    LOL.....they're the worst in the NFL.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-02-2008, 09:27 PM
  2. Latest Around the NFL...
    By NOVA STEELERS in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 02-22-2008, 10:46 AM
  3. Steelers stay unbeaten as defense stifles 49ers
    By BBG7 in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-25-2007, 12:05 PM
  4. NFL team rankings in offense, defense, coaching and intangibles
    By SteelersWoman in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-01-2007, 02:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •