Originally posted by Joecool:
Why do we keep comparing Alex Smith to Romo, Farve, E. Manning, V. Young, Brady or any other QB who's physical throwing abilities completely surpass Alex Smiths' physical throwing ability.
All of those other QBs have that innovation, that added creativity, the arm strength, and the quick release that we have NEVER, and I mean NEVER seen from Alex Smith. Since we have NEVER seen this from Smith, don't expect him to slide to his left, look to his right and throw a quick dart to a receiver running from left to right.
If there is one QB to compare Alex Smith to, compare him to Drew Breese. He doesn't drop your jaw with his abilities of throwing the ball, he doesn't get very creative when in the pocket, and you don't see him with the ball out there creatively shifting with traffic around him and making dart-like throws.
Alex Smith, if anything, has the potential to be a Drew Breese type of QB, but with better running ability. NOT better scrambling ability, but better running ability.
People let me make this clear, Alex Smith at no point in his college career, draft, or during the season has ever been branded by anybody as not having an arm. In fact he's been said on many occasions by many an analyst that he's got a cannon for an arm. His ARM is not a problem please let's get over that and move on.