People act like while Smith was out for two years with severe injuries requiring surgeries that he was out there practicing everyday while sitting and watching on gameday.
While injured.. he couldn't throw. Because.. He was injured.. . He was on IR.. So he couldn't practice.
On IR, he was only able to be at the home games. Half a season of "watching" on the sidelines on gameday.
On IR, he certainly did all he could as far as going to team meetings, etc. but here are two things to consider with that:
1) Wouldn't you think those meetings would be even less effective or relevant now considering they were from a different prior system?
2) You can only get so much from those meetings to begin with.
I've not seen enough from Smith this year to be disappointed, nor have I seen enough to be impressed yet, overall. Any QB each game is going to have some plays we like as well as dislike. Through three starts, 3.5 games in all, I've seen more that I like than dislike, but with 7 games (at least) remaining in the season I'm not at all ready to say Smith can't get it done. I believe he can.
He's our best option, and I think this team would be best served continuing to build up the offense around him.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Nov 17, 2009 at 8:56 AM ]