Originally Posted by milkman
Smith's arm strength is undersold.
He has a tendency to throw off his back foot, or to not follow through with his front foot stepping into a throw.
When his mechanics are sound, he drives his hips through the ball and throws lasers.
Good coaching will get him to be more consistent with proper mechanics.
I think that's probably my issue with him. The clips I've seen, on longer or harder passes, he looks sloppy, and also like he's throwing his whole body into the throw, where other QBs with "huge" arms don't seem to have to torque as much on those throws.
But, admittedly, what the hell do I know about it?