Originally Posted by Woodsponge Chuckpants
Yep, Against the worst passing defense in the BCS. I specifically wanted to see how he would do when the chips were down. He pretty much did what I expected him to do. He doesn't seem to be able to make plays when the opposing team figures out how to stop their system offense. Is he a product of the system? All of these QBs have flaws but this is a big one imo. We need a leader. Not a guy who paces the sidelines with a "tough guy" glare. We don't just need a QB, we need a leader.
WHO THE **** DOES?
When a coach has your shtick figured out, there are VERY few QBs who can overcome that.
In the meantime, Geno Smith is a QB who has experience in pro, option read, and air raid offenses. He's had great success in all three of them. Put him in a pro system in the NFL, and I guarantee you there won't be tough defenses that just play a brand of coverage that neutralizes all of his downfield options.
Geno Smith is at fault in these past two games for maybe a handful of plays. The rest of it comes down on him for not being patient enough.
ALL the rest of this cluster**** should be placed on Dana Holgersen, who got ass raped by Texas Tech and did absolutely NOTHING to adjust his playcalling/formations from last week to this week. Said it was just about guys getting down and not trying hard enough. They got down because Holgersen put them in that position.
I'd have to see Geno Smith make some pretty terrible mistakes and lose confidence when in the pocket for me to back away from calling him a great potential NFL QB. Thus far I have not seen him get overly rattled.
Put him on a team with a good offensive playbook (any pro-style system will do... even Brian Daboll's) and he'll succeed.