Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Moss, not what he used to be.
AJ Jenkins, not ready for prime time.
LMJ, just a little to small for the pros.
Jacobs banged up from trying to be a banger.
THANK GOD FOR MARIO MANINGHAM!!!!
Moss is running the useless fade routes we had Ginn running last year, and Smith has shown improvement, but there isn't any one he can't overthrow on the fade!
Mario is a slight upgrade over Morgan, other than that we have pretty much the same offense as last year, some great off season, we sure gave Smith a lot of new weapons!
Even with Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald, our offense wouldn't look much different than it is now.
Smith doesn't look at the name on the back of the jersey. He just throws to his first open read, period. If the five yard out to Bruce Miller is uncovered he'll make that throw ten times out of ten. If the first read is Calvin Johnson running deep, and he is open, he'll make that throw; but if he see's the safety over the top, he won't risk it.
Smith runs the offense, he doesn't look to make big plays. After eight seasons this should be clear. The mythical "opened up" offense is not coming. Smith is not comfortable playing that way; he has said it himself. Smith is comfortable throwing to the first open read, and the more comfortable he is, the more likely we are to win games.