Originally posted by WildBill:
The problem with Smith, is that only when he is in desperate need does he function. What I mean is that it seems that, it is when feels more and thinks less. Like Bruce Lee said, "Don't Think! Feeeeeeel, it is like a finger pointing to the moon-b***h slap Alex in the head, don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all its heavenly glory. He over thinks things, in sports you can't do that, it slows your anticipation and reaction.
Ah...can't go wrong with quoting Bruce Lee! LOL! Yes, I would like to see him play with more urgency earlier in games but last year that would have been reckless and years before suicidal. He tried to play that way the year he set the record for interceptions (hyperbole)...didn't have the pieces around him. Now he has most everything in place and he just might prove to be an elite QB. I still worry about the line as Staley was over rated last year--lots of miscommunication with Iupati, RG is a huge void, and OC is weak.
If Staley and Iupati just needed more time to work together, then this off season should mend that problem. As for the weak center, that will continue until they replace Goodwin. RG is the key this year as whoever wins the spot needs to help both Goodwin and Davis...which was a big problem last year. Snyder was better at maintaining his responsibility but he still let many DL and LBs through.
Smith will be in his second year with the Harbaugh offense so I expect him to play with more "feel"ing and less intellectualizing. If Moss can return to form he will make a huge difference and the offense could explode. Is it August yet?