Originally posted by aTx49er:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Uh no he's not. This not a knock on him but he's obviously lost some zip in his passes since his surgeries. He has compensated for his decreased arm strength by focusing on short to intermediate passes. He can hit the long passes but he has to put his whole body into the throw which takes more time and space.
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
New Smith? As opposed to the one who led the NFL for half a season last year?
I'm supportive in case you couldn't tell.
Smith showed nothing last preseason, except for one Vernon Davis strike against denver. He looked better tonight than last preseason I thought.
People forget Smith was a downfield passer not that many years ago.
He's still is. Along the way since the days of Nolan and Singletary, he just learned that dink and dunk is another way to get to the endzone too. Not a lot of people remember it, but Garcia did a lot of that when he was here. And that was very effective. T.O made Garcia look better by running after the catch.
lol This was just last year. If it's there and not too risky, he'll try for a deep throw. His arm strength may not be as good pre-injury, but it's still good enough to go deep. Throws it at the 50, Williams caught it at the 15. That's 35 yds, to the outside, back shoulder.
He has NFL qb class arm. But not Kaep class.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Aug 10, 2013 at 5:23 AM ]