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Posted: 01/03/2013 2:08 PM

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With the spread becoming so much a part of the NFL and so many jobs for head coaches available Alex Smith with the right coach and right team could be successful.

If Chip Kelly were to coach the Bills, Alex could be a great quarterback for him.  Alex Smith, CJ Spiller and Stevie Johnson under Kelly could put up some numbers.  I saw today that Chip is talking with the Bills.

Andy Reid, Alex and Jamaal Charles would be interesting KC.  

Of course if Norv Turner gets a head coaching job or even an offensive coordinator position that could be a nice re-fit.  

It will be fun to see where Alex lands and if it's Arizona with Norv Turner, Andy Reid or Chip Kelly  eek , so be it.
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Posted: 01/03/2013 3:11 PM

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Alex will not survive 5 games behind that Cardinal O-line.  I hope for something better for hm.
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Posted: 01/03/2013 7:21 PM

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i'm guessing that if smith is going to get traded, he'll probably have some influence in where he goes. the team he's traded to would probably want some assurances that he wants to be there and could be willing to extend his contract.

however we don't know if he's going to be traded or cut, or if he's even possibly going to be kept on the roster. i feel it's likely he won't be a 49er next year given his desire to be a starter, but you never know.

i would think KC would be a good fit though especially with reid there as coach. (it's not official yet but appears headed in that direction) buffalo could be good too perhaps.

will be interesting to see how this situation plays out in the offseason. hopefully our offseason doesn't start until after the superbowl.

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Posted: 01/03/2013 10:31 PM

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Buffalo just gave Fitzpatrick a monster contract, no way Alex is going to Buffalo.

If anything, Alex would fit in very nicely with Kansas City if Andy Reid goes over there.

He already has Dwayne Bowe and Charles as his weapons, just need to add a couple of wore. Maybe the WR from USC?

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Posted: 01/04/2013 8:59 AM

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with andy reid there, i think smith is an even better fit now. i'd love to be able to trade him to the chiefs for their 2nd rounder or 3rd rounder. will be interesting to see what reid has in mind with their QB situation.

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Posted: 01/04/2013 11:52 AM

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uncleloggins wrote: Alex will not survive 5 games behind that Cardinal O-line.  I hope for something better for hm.
O-Lines can be improved.....we are the poster boys for that statement.  I also would like to see Smith land with a team that can use him properly.....like the Chiefs now that Reid is there.  I don't want to see him in AZ because I don't want to have to play him twice a year.  Lets face it our division is no longer the soft spot and Alex would IMHO be a step up for AZ that I don't want to have to face 2 games every year.

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Posted: 01/04/2013 1:06 PM

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Kansas City definitely would seem like a spot for Smith to land. A year ago, teams still questioned Smith a bit, but after another half-season of improved work, that could improve his stock in a week FA class. The draft class also not having any sure-fire starters helps Smith's stock, too. The fact that his deal is really only one year guaranteed (and two more total), allows teams to think of him as a bridge to a younger QB, if they draft one, as well.

Reid's WC offense is not identical to Roman/Harbaugh's, though, so there could be some adjustment for Smith (and Smith, as famously noted by Urban Meyer, can take a while to become fully functional), but the fact that he's spent two years in a WC offense definitely helps.

I don't know that the Norv Turner connection holds as much weight so many years removed, now. He excelled far more in the WC than he ever did that one season under Turner. Turner is known to like a vertical game, too, so I think teams employing a WC offense or an offense similar to the run-heavy formations of the 49ers might be more interested. That said, I don't think Turner's presence would necessarily hurt the chances of recruitment. Turner does like an offense with a strong running game, and I'm sure he and Alex still are on good terms (they were as recently as a few years ago when the 49ers played San Diego - a forgettable loss for the 49ers in Singletary's final season).
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Posted: 01/04/2013 2:59 PM

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Good analysis Pudding, as usual.

In today's win now NFL, I would like for SF to shoot for a 2nd round pick in 2014.  I think this could be "sold" to another team, plus SF has a projected 14 picks, let's continue to build for depth and the future...

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pudding wrote: Kansas City definitely would seem like a spot for Smith to land. A year ago, teams still questioned Smith a bit, but after another half-season of improved work, that could improve his stock in a week FA class. The draft class also not having any sure-fire starters helps Smith's stock, too. The fact that his deal is really only one year guaranteed (and two more total), allows teams to think of him as a bridge to a younger QB, if they draft one, as well.

Reid's WC offense is not identical to Roman/Harbaugh's, though, so there could be some adjustment for Smith (and Smith, as famously noted by Urban Meyer, can take a while to become fully functional), but the fact that he's spent two years in a WC offense definitely helps.

I don't know that the Norv Turner connection holds as much weight so many years removed, now. He excelled far more in the WC than he ever did that one season under Turner. Turner is known to like a vertical game, too, so I think teams employing a WC offense or an offense similar to the run-heavy formations of the 49ers might be more interested. That said, I don't think Turner's presence would necessarily hurt the chances of recruitment. Turner does like an offense with a strong running game, and I'm sure he and Alex still are on good terms (they were as recently as a few years ago when the 49ers played San Diego - a forgettable loss for the 49ers in Singletary's final season).
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Posted: 01/05/2013 1:03 AM

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If KC was to give up a 2014 2nd round pick for Alex Smith, they will have an NFL starting caliber QB with all their 2013 draft picks intact!  Alex Smith isn't a franchise type QB but has shown the ability to be an effective QB.  

I still feel Alex Smith's best days were with Norv Turner.  with that said, I am a little upset with Norv Turner and what could of been.  A lot of us seen his firing coming before he even signed his contract with San Diego.  

Now that Alex Smith's era in S.F. is nearing to an end, my favorite "Smith" game was that 2006 game against the Broncos.  Then the playoff win against the Saints.  
rogerforthehall wrote: Good analysis Pudding, as usual.

In today's win now NFL, I would like for SF to shoot for a 2nd round pick in 2014.  I think this could be "sold" to another team, plus SF has a projected 14 picks, let's continue to build for depth and the future...

GO NINERS!
pudding wrote: Kansas City definitely would seem like a spot for Smith to land. A year ago, teams still questioned Smith a bit, but after another half-season of improved work, that could improve his stock in a week FA class. The draft class also not having any sure-fire starters helps Smith's stock, too. The fact that his deal is really only one year guaranteed (and two more total), allows teams to think of him as a bridge to a younger QB, if they draft one, as well.

Reid's WC offense is not identical to Roman/Harbaugh's, though, so there could be some adjustment for Smith (and Smith, as famously noted by Urban Meyer, can take a while to become fully functional), but the fact that he's spent two years in a WC offense definitely helps.

I don't know that the Norv Turner connection holds as much weight so many years removed, now. He excelled far more in the WC than he ever did that one season under Turner. Turner is known to like a vertical game, too, so I think teams employing a WC offense or an offense similar to the run-heavy formations of the 49ers might be more interested. That said, I don't think Turner's presence would necessarily hurt the chances of recruitment. Turner does like an offense with a strong running game, and I'm sure he and Alex still are on good terms (they were as recently as a few years ago when the 49ers played San Diego - a forgettable loss for the 49ers in Singletary's final season).
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Posted: 01/05/2013 3:49 AM

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The Cowboys might entertain a 4th rounder for Alex. noidea

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Posted: 01/05/2013 10:41 AM

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you think so? they're pretty married to romo for good or bad. i don't think they'd be opposed to adding a better backup QB but i don't see them bringing in a QB like that to create a QB circus. not to mention, i don't think alex would be happy going to a situation like that. he wants to be a starter and he'd be starting as a backup in dallas.

IMO KC is the most likely fit. sure there are other options but that's the first one that jumps out to me.

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Posted: 01/05/2013 11:06 AM

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When it is all said and done, Alex will be going to a team that is struggling and desperately needs a QB because the other one got hurt behind a bad line or just can't grasp the coaching and system.  I hope Alex can adjust to change better then he did here.  Other then a Harbaugh system, Alex struggled through many coaches and coordinators before Harbaugh.
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Posted: 01/05/2013 11:11 AM

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I think Kansas City and the New York Jets are the likeliest landing points.

I've mentioned before, but Alex Smith is everything Rex Ryan has seemingly wanted Mark Sanchez to be: productive, safe with the ball, intelligent and poised. The Jets badly need competence at the quarterback position...they have no avenue to getting a star quarterback any time soon, Alex Smith is easily the best quarterback available to stabilize things for them. Rex Ryan will be on the hot seat himself soon, so I think he'd welcome a quarterback who's good now (rather than a prospect) and Woody Johnson seems impatient to win and is probably unwilling to go through another rebuilding process.

Considering the heat the Jets are taking over their "quarterback circus," I think they might be the most desperate to get someone like Alex Smith to install as the surefire starter, pushing Sanchez into a backup role with McElroy pushing Sanchez. I don't know how credible reports are that the Jaguars want Tebow but if the Jets could dispense with him, I think they'd love to.
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Posted: 01/05/2013 12:12 PM

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The Jets cap situation with Sanchez, even if they waive him, makes it very difficult for them to pursue Smith. They may feel a need to just let go, but they could be going into a rebuild and may take a QB in the draft to develop, rather than adding a veteran. I certainly trading for Smith may be a longer shot, since they'd have to give up a draft pick. They could pursue him as a free agent, but I think they'd try to structure a contract to be cap friendly while they're still paying Sanchez.
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Posted: 01/05/2013 2:08 PM

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i think i read somewhere the jets are the 2nd worst off when it comes to their cap situation. what a mess they're in, from the top down. i wouldn't want poor alex to end up there.

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Posted: 01/05/2013 2:41 PM

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I think the Jets/Ryan want an Alex Smith type QB - conservative passing and minimal mistakes. Sanchez was one of the worst when it came to picks.  I can see them giving up maybe a 3rd rounder this year. I don't think Ryan can wait another year...
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Posted: 01/05/2013 2:52 PM

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vikings...they need a game manager
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Posted: 01/05/2013 5:29 PM

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andy reid has the number 1 pick. he'll take a qb just like he did with philly. buffalo could be but dont forget vick is going to be an option too. think teams would take vick over alex. new york is out. the media scrutiny and the fact that he isnt much of an upgrade over sanchez worries me. alex could be someones back up  next year
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Posted: 01/05/2013 5:43 PM

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there's no consensus No. 1 pick this year madaboutniners.

the highest rated QB was West Virginia's Geno Smith, yep, Geno Smith.

Ried will probably go defense or be gutsy and go with the WR from USC.

that would be awesome for Kansas City.

Take the kid from USC and trade for Alex and in 2 moves, you've got your offense set.

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Posted: 01/05/2013 7:31 PM

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uncleloggins wrote: Alex will not survive 5 games behind that Cardinal O-line.  I hope for something better for hm.
O-Lines can be improved.....we are the poster boys for that statement.  I also would like to see Smith land with a team that can use him properly.....like the Chiefs now that Reid is there.  I don't want to see him in AZ because I don't want to have to play him twice a year.  Lets face it our division is no longer the soft spot and Alex would IMHO be a step up for AZ that I don't want to have to face 2 games every year.
Agreed.  I would like to see him is KC, following Montana, Bono, and Grbac.  I would think Az would be a tough sell,  do they even have one good starter on the OL?  58 sacks they gave up this year.  Alex has been through that before, don't think he wants to go through it again.  They are more than a year away from fixing that line. IMO
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