Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
I'm torn about bringing Alex back to be honest. We've gotta finish 9-7 or better PLUS get a play off win or at least hang in there in the play offs. But hey who knows...if Alex plays like he did in the 2nd half yesterday....we may finish better than 10-6 and go deep in the playoffs. Bottom line: still too early to tell.
On to the Bucs.
After being on the fence about Alex Smith, I have to say if his performance keeps up for the rest of the year, we need to re-sign him for another 3-4 years. I was just blown away by his decisions he was making in the 2nd half, he looked very poised out there. But the last time I saw him pass that good was against Houston in 2009 so I would agree with you there, its still too early.
It is, but projecting based on his current stats and assuming some improvement overall but also a few more picks, his stat line would be somewhere in-between these two:
366 attempts, 236 completions, 64.5 completion percentage, 2,734 yards, 23 tds, 15ints, 90.8qbr
498 attempts, 293 completions, 58.8 completion percentage, 3,653 yards, 20 tds, 9ints, 87.5qbr
That first one is David Garrard, the second is Kyle Orton, both from last year.
Assuming that a similar stat line gets us 9-10 wins, a division title and either a win or at least a competitive loss in the playoffs, then is that good enough to build on for the near (2-4 years) future?
Does Smith playing a Garrard/Orton level, if it's enough for us to win, provide us an answer at QB?