Originally posted by Kauaiguy:
...Nate Davis is a good strong kid ... not fragile looking like Smith and he spent most of the night running for his life and he still took some beating!...
That's the key right there. In this offense, with the players available, there is a huge load placed on the QB. Only a mobile, accurate, strong-armed QB can succeed (at least against the better teams).
There is only one of them there guys on this team. If Smith could become a quickly decisive guy, and could throw accurately and without the windup of a 1920s pitcher, then he would be the man and Davis, the rookie, would sit.
So far, we haven't seen that.
Davis will start before the season is over. Hill and Smith will both be given the chances, but in time there will be no choice but to go to Davis.
The coaches will want to save their jobs, that's why.