Originally Posted by cyborgtable
I think the shitty defense is making him press more than he needs to leading to mistakes, and thus the scouts take on him. The longer the season went the more he pressed. A decent defense and a decent coach around him and the sky is the limit
He threw for five less interceptions this past season than Luck did in 2011. And Luck had three NFL level offensive linemen protecting him and the luxury of a top 20 defense.
Smith threw for a 70.1% completion, 40 TDs against 6 Ints and a 164 rating while pushing the envelope all game long because his defense was utter dog shit and his offensive line was a ****ing sieve.
He was routinely making 45/50 yard passes to guys in stride while they double covered. And they were on the ****ing money.
Geno gave WVU the potential for three wins that their defense lost in the last minute of so of the game(s). They were this close to being a 10-2 team because of Geno. They were a 7-5 team because their defense pissed away three game winning fourth quarter drives by Geno.