Originally posted by Sabrason:Originally posted by WillistheWall:
on alex smith: norv had a very high opinion of alex and you know that. meyers quote was taken out of context. he said he was non functional until he hd a grasp on the system. he didnt say he was nonfunctional period. and the mechanical flaws jaws talked about didnt actually develop until the 3 ligaments were torn except for the leg lock. and throwing a football without any ligaments connecting your shoulder is like trying to dunk a basketball without your pcl, acl, and mcl. one of the reasons the 9ers drafted him was because he had a strong arm.
I'm well aware of the entire Meyer's quote and it turned out to be correct no matter what. Smith being "non-functional" or "non-functional until he has a complete grasp of a system" is the same thing so stop splitting hairs. The point is he was said to be non-functional and ended up being largely NON-FUNCTIONAL so thank you Urban Meyer for that valuable insight. He obviously knew his qb very well.
Smith displayed many of his infamous shortcomings before he got injured and, more recently, displayed his continued poor touch on the ball in a video of one of his March 2009 practice sessions that was posted here a few months ago. He was over-throwing or throwing to the wrong shoulder of the WRs - as usual. How much more evidence do you need?
Am I to believe that he is somehow going to come out 3 months later guns blazing and be a completely different and totally transformed qb?? Hey let's all hope so but come on, it's enough already. I'm personally waving the white flag of surrender here.
LMAO. How the hell is "nonfunctional" and "nonfunctional until he learns the system" splitting hairs. It's sure as hell not. That's the weakest argument that i've heard.
If anything, the quote implies that Smith isn't a good quarterback until he's comfortable in the system. Which is what we have definitely found out.
If you can't spot a difference between Smith's play when he was injured and when he wasn't, then i don't know what to say. His whole mechanics was screwed as he trying to compensate for his shoulder. Even Julian Peterson came out and said that it was obvious Smith was playing in pain.