Originally posted by Otter:
Someone said that they were going to bump this thread in week 5. Assuming Smith is the starter and we have the first 5 weeks of the season, I'm curious. Will anyone post in here and admit they were wrong?
If Smith plays like garbage, will the supporters agree that it's time to move on?
If Smith plays well, will the detractors agree that the horrid coaching and scheme played a larger role than they would have thought?
A very good question here.
If he plays like garbage... and it's clear that he is just not handling his responsibility even though his teammates are playing competent ball? I will easily say I was wrong about my belief in him. I will easily then say that I think the past has ruined him... or maybe he's just not good enough.
I don't give the slightest fu*k about being right or wrong in the eyes of a bunch of anonymous posters on a forum. Far too old for that nonsense.
The problem is assessing blame where it counts. If the QB has a reasonable amount of protection... reasonable amount of decent performers around him.... reasonable amount of coaching....
and so on and so forth... and yes, those things can be hard to quantify for some.
I truly do not give a damn if our successful QB is Alex or Colin or his name is Mary or Lisa.
Once we have competent coaching and playcalling... coaches that can adjust in-game... players that catch the majority of passes in their vicinity and run routes as they should... an OL that isn't perpetually in the bottom 5 in pass protection...
Once all these things happen.... if the QB still can't handle his business, then he needs to get outta there. Not saying he needs perfection... just decent surroundings... that which most quarterbacks require to have a chance.