Originally Posted by milkman
You are full of shit.
I am not putting words into your mouth.
I didn't say that you said he was running QB Michael Vick, but you did say his absolute floor is exactly that.
And I don't give a rat's ass if you can't design an offense to use Smith's mobility like you can wirh RGIII, though, surprise, I disagree with you on that too, but Smith has the mobility to escape pressure and extend plays.
You try to make this case that he has to make quick decision from the pocket, and as I said to start this post, you arte full of shit, you dipshit.
You are putting words in my mouth and exaggerating. The fact that you care more about what I say a guys floor is versus his realistic potential is cherrypicking.
He is going to have to excel as a pocket passer if he wants to be a franchise qb. He's not going to do it in the way big Ben does, which is to be a guy who gets knocked around. He's not going to do it with elusiveness as rgIII can. He will use mobility as a last resort bailout. If you want to build an offense around it being ok for him to hold on to the ball too long, you are out of your mind. He has to make quicker decisions, he has to learn to quickly look off his primary read and go through progressions, and he has to adjust the protections pre-snap because he can't use his physical body to bail him out if he misses a protection or blitz.
Again... I believe he has the character and work ethic to do it. But the idea that he can use his athletic ability to build his game around bailing out is just wrong.