Re: Alex Smith
Honestly, he is still a bust. He's been playing well but mostly as a result of excellent coaching. Harbaugh really is probably the best coach in the NFL right now (or very close to it). He does not let Alex take chances down the field and in third and long situations he is checking down a lot. Harbaugh could take essentially almost every starting QB in the league (probably a lot of backups too) and put them in the same position and they'd have similar success. I'm glad Alex is playing well, and the 9ers are as a result but it's not a case of some mid season rebirth. Alex is the same QB he was years ago.