Question: Matt, I see a lot of people harping on Alex Smith. Can you please remind them he is only 22 years old? Most rookies come in to the league at 23 or 24. Can you also remind them that he was in a situation last year where no quarterback in history would've succeeded? Can you also remind them that next year, when he is 23, he will be in in his third year and have already thrown for about 3,500 yards? I feel we are lucky to have him. I guess we'll find out in the next year or two.
- Berger, Reno
Answer: I'm not sure there was a question in there, Berger, but I would echo everything you said. Fans also should remember that Smith took a big leap between his sophomore and junior seasons at Utah. He'll be entering his junior NFL season next year.
- Matt Barrows