Originally posted by dj43:Originally posted by GolittaCamper:The overall talent on that team was considered to be less than on most first-year expansion teams. That year is not a good example of anything.Originally posted by ApatheticIAm:Originally posted by Shaj:
he would have been cut in 2007 or 2008, injury or no injury.
I think you are wrong. If Reid can make Kolb a good QB, then I think he could have done the same with Smith. When given time, Smith can make some nice throws. His consistency sucks, but I think Reid would have smoothed out that wrinkle in his game.
Sorry he is dead on correct, In the The West cost offense a QB has to be able to play under center, the timing of the short pass routes is synced to footwork of the Qb in his drop back. Alex was horrible in Mike Macarthy's West coast offense his rookie year, remember?
yeah. and why would he have been cut in 2007?
anyway, this all assumes that Smith would have been the starter during his entire tenure in Philly (in this alternate reality we're debating, for some reason) and he clearly would not have been. Based on how Reid handled bringing Kolb along, Smith would have sat behind McNabb until at least 2008. His career path would have been entirely different and there's no way to know what would have happened.
This "debate" does nothing new. Smith-haters will imagine that Smith and the entire situation around him would have unfolded exactly as it did here. Smith-supporters will imagine that a place like Philly would have given Smith everything he didn't have here, and so he would have been the QB he was drafted to be. And on and on, with no resolution, forever.