Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Have to give Alex Smith props for this game. People are focusing way too much on a few of his mis-connections with his receivers to realized he had a very good command of the offense and the game plan. As the game moves along, he took advantage of the Jets' lack of defense against the run and called audible running plays. We went into the game wanting to be balanced, but Smith took advantage of the Jets in running the ball. I'm sure the coaches gave him support, info, and what to look for in adjustments. It's the one aspect of his game that rarely gets mentioned. And the one area I thought he had improved on also compared to last year. I myself had overlooked, until now.
He took the right time to take shots down field. Even though some didn't connect like they should. Good stuff from Smithy
That's a very good point. I only have guts enough to open the Alex Smith thread once or twice a year, so I'm not sure if your observation is common currency, but it's dead on. He has been outstanding on that front, you don't hear nearly as much "let it roll, let it roll" this year. He's turned himself into a pretty good field general.
Edit: A further thought that occurred to me during the Lions game: While I'm sure they have decoy audibles, a very high proportion of the "let it roll" calls are run plays. Obviously, they have this covered, just an observation.
[ Edited by BubbaParisMVP on Oct 1, 2012 at 22:05:08 ]