Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Originally posted by Ceadderman:
I voted yes, but c'mon he's shown us this before. It's not like he CAN'T do it but this time he showed us what we WANT to see from our Starting QB.
Unfortunately bad snap and muffed Punt killed us. That's a 5 point swing. We SHOULD have won this game. Saints played better when it counted but Smith was picking them apart and throwing better than Brees in the same conditions.
Now will people PLEASE STFU about Smith? I've been saying all along that you give the man protection and his Receivers don't drop the Passes that hit them in the hands that Smith would do well.
This game just proved my stance.
I hope Smith takes this game and blows shat up for the rest of the Season.
Hey Ceadder, I really respect your opinion.
Not that I agree with it necessarily. But when when someone repeatedly steps into the fray in the heat of the NT. :)
I agree with what you say about Smitty
Thanks wysiwyg. I'm not Smith's champion, I just think that a lot of people around here don't have a clue as to what they are talking about and choose to go after the guy that plays QB because we had Joe and Steve and it's easy to take pot shots at the QB because he's the guy that will get 100% of the game coverage.
The only other players to get that much coverage is the Line. If the Line doesn't protect the QB for the bulk of the game of course he's going to look like shat.
My Coach used to tell us to hit the hell out of the Opposing QB even if he doesn't have the ball. If his hands are up and he looks like he has it then he's a target. Rattle his cage enough times, he's going to make mistakes. Especially when his Line can't stop you.
I've pointed out many times that Smith is good enough that if he gets protection and his Receivers catch the ball when he throws it right at them that he would look good.
Now, do we replace the QB or does the rest of the team work on THEIR issues?
I have to say Morgan REALLY stepped up today. He worked that sideline really well and caught the Passes that were there. The one pass to Gore looked like it was tipped as Smith was throwing it. Hell he didn't even know the Defender was coming unblocked at him. So honestly that could have been worse for us. Imagine an unblocked Blitzer hitting Smith before the ball leaves his hand? That's 6 going the other way. I'll take the INT and the resulting stop by the Defense.
Other than that 1st snap issue with Baas the Line really did us proud.
WE have two games on the Road now and I think they are Winnable given that we hung tough with the World Champs. Just have to find a way to stop making those little mistakes, like Davis causing the DoG penalty. That hurt us big time since it made us go 3 and out..