"True but Peyton Manning played in more games at this point in his career thus having more experience at this poiont in his career."
As if Smith had the additional experience of playing the 7-8 games he missed last year it would've made a big difference? I highly doubt it. Smith was given every opportunity BEFORE his injury to show something on the field and didn't. Manning played more games but only b/c he didn't sustain a season-ending injury midway through. He had more things going for him with the Colts but he was also clearly faaaar more talented than Smith, still is and will always be. In other words, everything else the same, put Manning behind the same niner OL and you would see a drastically improved offense just like we saw with noodle-arm Hill.
And what is this "long windup" did we sign Fatwhich or am I missing something?
I think that refers to Smith's not-so-quick release which accompanies his many other inherent faults as a qb that have contributed to the dismal failure that he has been.
[ Edited by Sabrason on May 30, 2008 at 7:32 PM ]