Originally posted by qnnhan7:
That Titans' game highlights in 2009 was telling to me about Smith with his 3INTs. Those aren't necessarily inaccurate throws, 2 out of 3 of them hit the receivers hands. They were contested throws. If you noticed the DB is right there on each of them to contest the pass. Consequently they were tipped and/or intercepted. That one to Crabtree was late downfield, contested and picked. I think Smith learned from that. If it looks like the DB is close enough to contest it he won't throw it in most cases unless it's a critical conversion for a critical drive. I've seen him make some close contested throws but most of the time it's to someone he trust like VD and occasionally to Crabtree, and Morgan when he was here.
Hopefully he has a set of receivers he can trust this year to fight for those contested ones.
With all the rotating receivers last year yet he only has 5INTs. I have to think Harbaugh has something to do with this too. Wouldn't surprise me if Harbaugh went through all the INTs that Smith ever had in the offseason. Then told Smith don't force it into a tight one with guys you aren't familiar with.
if the throws are contested then he's throwing it to the wrong spot or he is late on his delivery