i'm not going to reply to every post here, but alex just isn't the answer. i'm not a 49ers/alex smith fan or hater, but i dont see him ever winning a SB. he'll probably be resigned for next year and i dont think that's a bad move, but i dont think he's the answer long term or short term. there just aren't any better options out there.
he's the definition of a game manager. he doesn't make plays, but he doesn't really screw up either. when you got a defense like they have and a good running game, you'll win a bunch of games and maybe even win a few playoff games, but i think you need an elite level QB to win the SB. that's why i dont think teams like the 49ers, ravens, or jets will win SBs with the QBs they have. i think flaco still has a chance to become elite, but right now he's not close.