Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Ok I agree with that. I think where we differ is how we judge who is better or worse. I never thought Rodgers was that much more talented than Smith or vice versa. I do think Rodgers was more of a sure fire ready to go QB while Smith was a project. But talent wise I didn't see much difference.
I think we can both agree Smith pretty much had no business being a first round pick let alone a number one overall pick. He was a 2nd-4th round project QB with a ton of upside, who with proper development and continutity would become really good.
But whatever hindsight is 20-20. Let's hope his mader chod turns it around. :p
Yea and to be perfectly honest, I actually do think Smith has looked a lot better. His timing is still not completely there but I think by the end of the season it will be. I mean it is true that he's played 2.5 games. Good that we play tomorrow...we get to see him bounce back without much time to think about it.
Throwing for 280 is something that you never expected out of him in 06 and 07. Despite the picks in the Tenn game, he made some great plays as well (Jason Hill's first TD and VD for 40 to name a couple).
I almost feel like he's a rookie who has sat a few years and is learning on the fly right now...but that's not necessarily a bad thing since I feel like our season isn't going to end in an NFC West crown anyway.
I guess I could say I look at it like Kevin Lynch does in his radio interview...something is brewing here offensively, but it's gonna have to wait til next season to push us into the playoffs. There's a foundation to build on with Crabtree, VD, Gore, Hill, Morgan, and hopefully Smith. That's a nice core. Now if we can add a few (like 3 or 4) linemen this offseason, I know we'll make noise next year.
Oh and LOL @ the bolded, haha.
[ Edited by Leathaface on Nov 11, 2009 at 19:26:47 ]