Tag Archives: Steve Young

Steve Young says Alex Smith is, “The centerpiece of ‘If he’s successful, we’ll be successful.'”

Ralph Barbieri asked Steve Young about Alex Smith Wednesday afternoon on KNBR. Here’s what Young said. BARBIERI: I was never convinced the Jim Harbaugh fully trusted Alex Smith until the end of the Saints game. Is that fair to say? YOUNG: “Well, let’s get a little perspective. They’ve been together on the field for six […]

Nice going, Alex, now do it again (Lowell column)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted my dad’s column for Thursday, so I’m linking to it. When they post my article I’ll link to that, too. Here’s an excerpt from my dad’s column: “Alex Smith had one great game. Check that. He had one great part of one game. He needs to show it […]

Steve Young on the Niners defense: “They’ll figure out a way to keep that score 24 or less.”

Ralph Barbieri and Tom Tolbert interviewed Steve Young on the KNBR this afternoon, and here’s what Young said about the Niners’ upcoming matchup with the New Orleans Saints. TOLBERT: What’s Alex Smith going through this week? What was it like for you your first home playoff game as a starter? YOUNG: “Well, way different from […]

Steve Young on whether Alex Smith should be a Pro Bowl alternate: “It’s just fun to talk about Alex in these terms.”

Eric Byrnes asked Steve Young Wednesday on KNBR if Alex Smith should be a Pro Bowl quarterback. Here’s what Young said. Q: Should Alex Smith have been a Pro Bowl quarterback? Or if someone fell out – Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Eli Manning – should Alex Smith take his place? YOUNG: “Emotionally I’m […]

Steve Young explains the over-my-dead-body quality in great quarterbacks

Here’s one more excerpt from yesterday’s Steve Young interview on the Razor and Mr. T show. Ralph Barbieri asked Young about Tim Tebow, and he replied in general terms about what makes great quarterbacks great. Q: What’s your explanation for Tim Tebow’s success? YOUNG: “There’s no question in my mind that there’s a relentlessness to […]

Steve Young says, “The offense is not ready for the prime time.”

Steve Young spoke on KNBR’s The Razor and Mr. T show Wednesday afternoon. Here’s an exchange from that show between Young and Mr. T, Tom Tolbert, on the state of the Niners in the wake of their loss to the Ravens. TOLBERT: What about the offense? I just thought we didn’t learn anything on Thursday, […]

Steve Young says the time is now for the Niners to open up the offense

This is a little late, but it’s still pertinent and interesting. Last week Steve Young spoke on the Razor and Mr. T’s show on KNBR about a lot of things, one being the 49ers. So I’m passing along those quotes to you. The key issue he talks about is whether the Niners can and should […]