Originally posted by Memphis9er:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by SanFranAddic:Originally posted by lamontb:
Only the fans care bout the Nolan thing, Him and the players could careless...
The Broncos players may not care, but the more Alex succeeds, the more Nolan looks like a failure at handling him. I want to see at least two TD's by Alex, and it would be awesome for one of them be a bomb.
Can I ask which part besides the part about handling Smith injury did Nolan mishandle Smith??
Sure you can ask...The biggest mistake was throwing him to the wolves on the s**tty team we had at the time.Rattay should have been taking the beating until Smith had a year or two to get used to the pro style,and we had a couple of drafts to shore up the offensive line and get some weapons to help a young QB succeed.Any kid coming from that kind of offense is not pro ready,it is just too big of an adjustment from that Urban Meyer offense.The OC thing was out of Nolans hands really so that is just the way of the game.Nolan was just not ready for the job he was given,that became obvious as time passed,if Smith ever succeeds in the NFL it will be more in spite of Nolan than because of him.
You guys wanna lay blame for Smith's rookie season, but correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Smith do well in his second season?? I could see if Smith looked horrible his second season and went 3-13, but Smith actually looked more confident. And like Peyton Manning told Smith after they played them at home, the best experience is playing experience.
And that's one of the top reason's why I didn't want to draft Smith first overall. Simply because of the offense he was coming from. But that in no way should be in the hands of Nolan, they saw potential of him becoming a star and they went with it. Can't blame Nolan for having confidence in his rookie QB.