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Much as I don't think he is the answer at QB and I'm ready to move on, I think it should be acknowledged what a journey he has been on to get back to this point - guy is a warrior. Wish him all the best in the future.

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Id be interested in a haskins vs smith training camp battle for starting QB. My bet is haskins will win, but if he looks bad during training camp and Alex Smith looks good, i wouldnt be against Rivera starting Smith for a few games 

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28 minutes ago, UKskins said:

guy is a warrior.

 

Capitalize W

Warrior 😉.

 

To clarify Smith being "cleared" - Smith was not cleared by team doctors, but he was cleared by his own doctors. Still a big deal.

And Smith says "I have zero limitations"

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I give him all the credit in the world.  He was in a really bad spot, worked his tail off, and still has no fear.  

 

Even though I think his best option is to retire, and ideally I'd like Haskins to win the job and flourish, I wish nothing but the best for AS.

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I absolutely am rooting for Alex.

 

I broke my leg pretty much the same way (damn near came off actually). I was able to see pictures of my leg before it was put back together. Same ****. My mom told me the doctors said life first, lose the leg. She fought for both and thank God it worked out. I was young and fearless back then. Over time, I was able to play football again. But I still had an internal fear that pretty much never went away. I worked out, got some steps back and was able to play college ball. But my leg would have always been a question going any further. To this day, my leg has a slight deformity and is a smidgen shorter than my other leg. This causes visits to the chiropractor and other alignment and hamstring issues. But beyond that (which I'm sure Alex will easily address), I would say his biggest hurdle will be psychological. I hope it works out for him. I've said this before about the love for this game called football. It is not something you can really explain to someone that doesn't love the game or is casual fan of it. But for those of you that truly love this game, root for Alex with your very soul.

 

It would be absolutely epic if the team won the SB and Alex was able to take a few snaps, throw a TD pass and take the final knee. I'm sure DH would not have an issue with it all.

 

Broke tibia and fibula 30 years ago.

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23 minutes ago, joeken24 said:

 

Broke tibia and fibula 30 years ago.

 

 

What a story man - Glad your on the up and up leg looks great - rooting for Alex as well - 

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Incredible accomplishment for him to make it even this far in his recovery, and speaks to his strength as a person and competitor, as well as to the strength of his support system at home and in his life. Unreal. 

 

Being cleared to return to the game by his doctors is however not the same as being cleared for contact by the team's doctors. I wish him luck and I'm rooting for him since this is clearly what he wants--hell, we're paying him and he's taking up cap space either way so best of luck to him. What a story.

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Watching that E:60 episode and seeing how gruesome that injury was makes me very proud and happy for him. While I don't want him to be QB1, I do root for the guy, how can you not after that!

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Love the toughness of Alex Smith and professionalism of making the comeback.  I truly think he is trying to show everyone I'm not in it for the money.  I believe he loves the game.  

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Retire. I'm really doubtful he can take an NFL hit and not get re-injured. Time to move on. This year should be, finding out whether Haskins is our long term answer. If he isn't; we will be drafting a QB in 2021.

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25 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Retire. I'm really doubtful he can take an NFL hit and not get re-injured. Time to move on. This year should be, finding out whether Haskins is our long term answer. If he isn't; we will be drafting a QB in 2021.


Having 3 QBs with our O-line might not be a terrible idea. I just can’t imagine he’d start. So I wouldn’t care if he’s either QB 2 or 3 at this point.

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