Tag Archives: Mark Sanchez

Alex Smith’s problems on third down

Take this for what it’s worth – Alex Smith has always been bad on third down. Before I explain, let me define my terms. “Average” on third down would be a 38 percent conversion success rate and five conversions per game. In 2006, Smith’s first full season starting, the Niners offense converted 34.45 percent of […]

Alex Smith and 49ers at stalemate

Look, I’m on the outside, but I can’t help but notice that Mark Sanchez just got a five-year contract extension from the Jets, $24 million guaranteed. Alex Smith is a better quarterback than Sanchez. It would be embarrassing for Smith and his agent to accept a three-year deal with less than $20 million guaranteed. The […]

Why Plaxico rejected 49ers

In Matt Maiocco’s latest article he argues there are two main reasons the 49ers can’t sign an impact wide receiver like Plaxico Burress: No recent winning tradition. No proven quarterback. I agree with Matt, but here’s my question for you. Which reason plays a bigger factor in the 49ers striking out with Burress? I’m saying […]