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Old 04-25-2021, 10:06 PM   #91
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Alex Smith - Very courageous. Losing respect for him every time he bashes WFT. Reality is no one wants him as a starting QB. Teams (rightfully so) think the risk is too great that he will seriously re-injure his leg (not talking about a calf strain here). As competitive as he is the right choice is for him to retire so that he can spend time with his family and live at least a half-way normal life. His fate was sealed when his leg was gruesomely broken. So he should move and be thankful for the career he had. I think he would make a great QB coach if he desired it.

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Old 04-26-2021, 10:32 AM   #92
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Is Smith driving all of this "controversy" or is the media overblowing things? We need to be careful. Alex has always seems like the definition of class over his career. I'd hate to see him get taken down by tabloid-like reporting trying to create something where it isn't.


I mean, most of these headlines I'm seeing on Yahoo News, which is absolute trash.
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Blame the media? Alex has pretty much doubled down on what he said in the GQ article. He's keeping this drama going.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:02 AM   #94
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Is Smith driving all of this "controversy" or is the media overblowing things? We need to be careful. Alex has always seems like the definition of class over his career. I'd hate to see him get taken down by tabloid-like reporting trying to create something where it isn't.


I mean, most of these headlines I'm seeing on Yahoo News, which is absolute trash.
Tabloid??? Sports Illustrated and GQ??? I like AS his comeback was nothing short of a miracle. I got to back RR and TWFT here. The franchise has a history of QB's with broken legs as we know and they were looking out for all evolved and for that I don't blame them . As for RR he was doing the same .I'm sure AM is disappointed and sour but none, none of it was the Teams fault or the Coach's .
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Old 04-26-2021, 12:38 PM   #95
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You're calling Sports Illustrated and GQ legitimate media sources?



There's no way to say the the team has "a history of broken legs" any more than you can blame the Giants franchise for players BLOWING THEMSELVES UP (Jason Pierre-Paul and Plaxico Burress). The teams have no blame in these incidents.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:50 PM   #96
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I really do not think anyone can change the publicís opinion on the WFT, Snyder has done a spectacular job for 30 years all by himself.
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:59 PM   #97
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You're calling Sports Illustrated and GQ legitimate media sources?
The SI and GQ articles are 100% legit. There are literally direct quotes from Smith, his wife, and his father in the articles. How is this even a debate?
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Old 04-26-2021, 06:56 PM   #98
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Blame the media? Alex has pretty much doubled down on what he said in the GQ article. He's keeping this drama going.
Personally I'm not questioning the sources, but I don't think we should overreact and hate on Alex either.
The team did nothing wrong to him IMO, all the contrary... but he needed to be a in pride driven mindset of "let's show every body how wrong they are, how I'll make this one in a million chance work out".
So the fact that he had bad feeling towards those who, legitimately, were doubtful and didn't believe he could do it is understandable.

Now, he definitely should know better, understand the situation, be thankful for the opportunity and walk away with class.

My issue with the media here is we know for a fact they are craving for those kind of stories and have to be pushing to get the narrative of the incredible come back story against all odds and even his own coaching staff... "But Alex, did they support you ? Did you feel like they believed in you ? etc...".
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And how would we know what was edited out?
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You're calling Sports Illustrated and GQ legitimate media sources?



There's no way to say the the team has "a history of broken legs" any more than you can blame the Giants franchise for players BLOWING THEMSELVES UP (Jason Pierre-Paul and Plaxico Burress). The teams have no blame in these incidents.
Compared to you calling them "tabloids" , Hell Yes! LOL, you need to stay on point , Thiesman , Smith ,Allen .......all during games and two in the same game in the same Stadium .Not me , not anyone is blaming the teams or the players,......they were freak accidents that happen . Yes I understand the team fear for AS getting back on that field. LOL, as for JPP and Buress both happened on their own free time away from the team but nice try.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:25 AM   #101
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Personally I'm not questioning the sources, but I don't think we should overreact and hate on Alex either.
The team did nothing wrong to him IMO, all the contrary... but he needed to be a in pride driven mindset of "let's show every body how wrong they are, how I'll make this one in a million chance work out".
So the fact that he had bad feeling towards those who, legitimately, were doubtful and didn't believe he could do it is understandable.

Now, he definitely should know better, understand the situation, be thankful for the opportunity and walk away with class.

My issue with the media here is we know for a fact they are craving for those kind of stories and have to be pushing to get the narrative of the incredible come back story against all odds and even his own coaching staff... "But Alex, did they support you ? Did you feel like they believed in you ? etc...".
You nailed it, all he had to do was say nothing. Sorry but the blame the media angle here is silly. Nobody is making him talk.
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