Originally posted by backontop:Originally posted by binary2nd:Originally posted by LeadFarmer:Originally posted by Kilgore_Trout:Originally posted by backontop:
great post. I have been saying this for a while now.
Thank you. And I'll add that while Smith may not have the strongest arm in the NFL, he does have a good arm and he can make all the throws. His skill-set isn't all that different than Orton's and Orton is leading the league in passing right now. What Orton also has in common with Smith is that he is better in shotgun, and that is where he lives as a QB.
He can't make all the throws, specifically sideline throws
I agree his deep out is horrible, but his arm is stronger than Orton's. The point is, Orton is put in a position where his skillset is maximized. Orton spent a few years in CHI in a system similar to ours, and he was horrible. Now all of a sudden he's in a system that uses him properly, and he's flourishing. It's not rocket science.
Kind of how Smith shined last year and at times this year when the team turned to the spread offense. Damn you Singletary just play toward the strengths of the players and not your damn ego!
We've been saying this for nearly two full seasons now. Maybe him being on a knee on the sideline, nearly crying after the Atlanta game was a "change" moment for him.