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    yeah... Mark Sanchez is just like Alex Smith...

    ...or maybe he can be if he gets the rest of 2012 off.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...49ers-will-ask


    Did Alex Smith set NFL accuracy record? 49ers will ask

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went 18-of-19 passing Monday night, finishing one completion shy of qualifying for the most accurate single-game performance in NFL history.

    Or did he?

    According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers will ask the NFL to review Smith's fourth-quarter throw to Michael Crabtree, an 8-yard gain that was ruled a lateral. If the NFL agrees the pass went forward, Smith's final line in a 24-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals will change to 19 of 20 for 240 yards.

    Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner currently owns the NFL accuracy record, which requires a minimum of 20 passes. The now-NFL Network analyst was with the Cardinals when he completed 24 of 26 passes (92.3 percent) against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 20, 2009.

    If Smith is credited with another completion to Crabtree, he'll move to the top spot at 95 percent.

    We watched the play in question several times, and we're not convinced the 49ers have a case. Smith plants his foot on his own 18 and throws to Crabtree, who takes a half step back before making the catch.

    It didn't look like a forward pass to us, but we'll leave this one to The People Who Decide These Things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jxc View Post
    ...or maybe he can be if he gets the rest of 2012 off.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...49ers-will-ask


    Did Alex Smith set NFL accuracy record? 49ers will ask

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went 18-of-19 passing Monday night, finishing one completion shy of qualifying for the most accurate single-game performance in NFL history.

    Or did he?

    According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers will ask the NFL to review Smith's fourth-quarter throw to Michael Crabtree, an 8-yard gain that was ruled a lateral. If the NFL agrees the pass went forward, Smith's final line in a 24-3 win over the Arizona Cardinals will change to 19 of 20 for 240 yards.

    Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner currently owns the NFL accuracy record, which requires a minimum of 20 passes. The now-NFL Network analyst was with the Cardinals when he completed 24 of 26 passes (92.3 percent) against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 20, 2009.

    If Smith is credited with another completion to Crabtree, he'll move to the top spot at 95 percent.

    We watched the play in question several times, and we're not convinced the 49ers have a case. Smith plants his foot on his own 18 and throws to Crabtree, who takes a half step back before making the catch.

    It didn't look like a forward pass to us, but we'll leave this one to The People Who Decide These Things.
    LAME. Not the article, the request.

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    Smith #s are a comment on how this league is not really a passing league right now. He only throws like 20 times a game and is never asked to make a big play. His career average is only 6.6 YPP. He has never had over 3500 yards and has been in the league what 7 years now. Him and Mike Vick are the only 2 starters I can think or that can say that. Heck even Matt Cassel had at least one year with over 3500 yards. That said if he broke the record give it to him. That was one of his best days and will likely be his biggest career highlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamers View Post
    Smith #s are a comment on how this league is not really a passing league right now. He only throws like 20 times a game and is never asked to make a big play. His career average is only 6.6 YPP. He has never had over 3500 yards and has been in the league what 7 years now. Him and Mike Vick are the only 2 starters I can think or that can say that. Heck even Matt Cassel had at least one year with over 3500 yards. That said if he broke the record give it to him. That was one of his best days and will likely be his biggest career highlight.
    True, but I'm sure having such a dominant D and powerful RB in Gore help him in the fact that he doesn't NEED to pass that much.

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    What I find so funny is that when Rex came to the Jets and wanted to win with defense and a good ground game, the analysts all lambasted him and said you needed an aerial attack or it would fail. Now the Jets have quieted down, the big thing is all of a sudden "who can run it? who can play defense?" Jokes jokes and more jokes. Maybe I'm just sleepless and ranting, but it's how I am interpreting the spectrum from Rex's year one until now.

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