Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by Bali-Niner:
Gawd........ NO SMITH!!!!!! NO NEVER!! Imagine him under the duress Hill has been under with the brilliant Oline?!?!
Can you imagine, or not?
I don't get this.. it is not Hill's fault toe the fullest extent that this offense is dismal. Why don't you guys call up Raye and tell him to get his head outta his a$$ and ughhh.. adapt to changes in defenses we see..
Funny, I could have made that exact same comment 3 years ago, and just changed the names from Hill to Smith. The bias never ceases to amaze me.
Well I don't know about you, but Smith just never looked right to me from the first time I saw him play.
The only exceptions were the game with the Hawks when he made a few outstanding plays and the drive at home in o6.
For sure I am biased; I have seen many great to good QBs play, and I judge what I see from our players with that criteria in hand/mind. By that criteria I don't see Smith as an upgrade, UNLESS he has a line like a wall in front of him. Sure he can pass down field, but how many times does he hit his receiver?
People are forgetting some of the down field plays Hill has made. For instance the 45yrd play to Morgan, among a few others..
Bias is a matter of personal preference and in it's best scenario on a empirically based opinion; that is one that has seen various examples that create a data base of references.
In that context, yes I am biased against Smith as the answer to our passing problems..