Originally posted by excelsior:
Its irrelevant where he was drafted. He was drafted by BALT in '07 and failed to impress. So they drafted Flacco. He remained on the team during '08 and '09. He so failed to impress that they signed Bulger to be their backup. Smith so failed to impress during this preseason that they cut him rather than keep him as their #3.
Imagine the number of passes the coaches watched him throw in 4 years. He started two regular season games and played in 12 preseason games. Don't you think they undrstood what he was all about?
Oh well. I guess there is a reason that the gambling industry prospers - there are people like you.
He impressed enough in Baltimore to get the nod to start the '08 season over Flacco. If he didn't get sick, he would have began the season the starter there.
Further, one of the reasons he was released by Baltimore was because he was making noise about not being content as a back-up and wanting a shot somewhere else where there is the possibility of being the starter (e.g., SF).
[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Nov 8, 2010 at 7:55 AM ]