Of course we can all point at how conservative he is, how he runs up the gut 75% of the time, etc etc etc.
But the fact of the matter is, he was dealing with a sub-par QB in Shaun Hill. Then when they switched over to Smith, he was dealing with a NEW QB. The only other time Smith got reps was in the preseason. Even Raye admitted that he didn't fully trust Alex and his capabilites.
It wasn't until the Titans game last year where he finally opened things up at the BEGINNING of the game, as oppose to at the end when we were down by multiple scores. And what happened in that game? Smith throws 3 INTs.
Now I'm not a Smith basher, but all of the playcalling last year was a testament of how much trust Raye wanted to put in Smith. This year I believe will be different. Raye fully understands where Smith is, and Smith has had a whole off season to fully digest the playbook.
[ Edited by FourNine49 on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM ]