Originally posted by JayBee:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by ninertico:
Alex as a mentor is a scary thought.
he's a good guy and smart one, i don't see the issue
Would you really want to learn the game from a guy who:
a) Is still learning the game himself
b) Has limited experience
c) Still struggling to grasp the fundamentals of QB'ing?
d) Has never excelled at his job?
e) Has beaten only 1 team with a winning record outside the division?
f) Can't read a defense
g) Can't pick up the blitz
h) Doesn't believe in himself
Yes, he's a nice guy, a good guy...as a person, I think he's great. But you need more than that to be a mentor.
I'd much rather a guy like Hasselbeck... A guy who can teach Kaep how to read coverages, what the playoffs are like. What to expect in the Super Bowl. Tendencies from different opponents, how to prepare, how to look off safeties, how to win on the road, etc. Alex can't do any of this.
Those who can... do.
Those who can't... teach.
Smith is very smart, and your points don't really hold much water when it comes to coaching. Having 6 OC's has hindered him as a player but he has probably heard more football theory than any other QB in the league.
Alex has always known what he was "supposed" to do in an offense or on a play, his brain just isn't wired for him to do it in a game situation successfully. But coaches dont have that problem.