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Why Exactly Was Falcons WR Roddy White Tweeting About 49ers QB Alex Smith?

Yesterday, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White took to Twitter, as he so often does, and had something to say that might make some folks scratch their head, as he also is known for doing quite often. For one reason or another, White woke up and decided he was going to talk about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, and reference a situation he literally knows nothing about. At all.

Why is the 49ers wasting their time with alex smith they need to move on better yet try to get luck next year would be good for them ... 2 coaches have been fired for tht mans performance    

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Well, I guess you can't blame him for those observations, seeing as how things have turned out in San Francisco. Still, he's very uninformed here, and has no idea what the situation is. Its totally alright to think Smith isn't a great quarterback, or even a good one - he hasn't shown much over his years in the league, but there's a whole lot of ignorance there. For one, both Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary were fired due to their own incompetence, and starting a quarterback other than Smith would not have changed that. For two, White is implying that the 49ers should improve, but also that they should apparently tank their season to acquire Andrew Luck at the top-end of the draft next year. I wonder if he knows that teams don't just get to sign whatever players they want out of college? Probably not.

That's a bit unfair, admittedly, but I just have a big problem with people speaking out of ignorance. What's worse than that are people who cannot be reasoned with at all. Instead of being reasonable at all, White tweeted again, sarcastically suggesting that the 49ers should re-sign Alex to a five year deal. Yeah, because that's what folks said.

Smith deserves a ton of criticism for his play, but it'd be nice he got the right criticism. Either way, I just don't understand what exactly possessed White to tweet about Smith in the first place. I imagine they can say whatever they want because of the lockout, but you can bet if this were a normal offseason, the Falcons would probably be telling him to keep uh ... somewhat of a lower profile.

This just came in on my Twitter timeline from Eric Branch of the Press Democrat, and I had to quote it ... sums up the situation beautifully:

and u thot the 49ers' 2010 season was bizarre lol