Originally Posted by Cochise
I was reading an old scouting report of Alex Smith from SI, when he was coming into the draft, and this all really does sound like him today:
That's exactly what we have seen from him in the past four games. He is very good at executing an offense. He doesn't turn the ball over. He's very effective in the short and medium passing game. Pretty much a prototypical quarterback for this system. His main downside is that he doesn't have elite arm strength, as we have seen, but for what Reid is trying to do, you can see why he liked Smith all these years.
I haven't seen a single throw from him this year that suggests that arm strength is an issue at all.
matter of fact. I would say of the elite qbs, and no, im not calling Alex Smith elite, and im not saying you have an issue with this, just stating the obvious, that of Brees, Rodgers, Manning of the Peyton variety, and Brady, that the only one that has a plus arm is Rodgers, and Alex Smith has as good an arm as the other three.
Accuracy, and anticipation are the most important traits for a qb.
Anyway. Good post.