Originally Posted by KC Tattoo
Why do people think Andy Reid would bring in Alex Smith? Andy Reid is looking for a QB that can pass on first second and third downs not relying on the run game to win games. Alex Smith is a game manager QB, Andy Reid is looking for a game winner QB. He wants the QB to throw a LOT and the running game is an extention of the pass. There is nothing in Alex Smith game to suggest Andy Reid wanting to bring him here. It would be ****ing bull shit if he did.
Yes and no.
Alex Smith is
a very accurate and fairly mobile QB. No, he's not a downfield bomber, but if you're working sideline routes, he's an extremely smart, efficient, accurate passer.
Smith is a very very good fit for a true WCO. Reid runs a more vertical version of it, so he'd probably want someone with a little more downfield arm than Smith if he had his druthers.
That said, if he doesn't like the tape on any of the QBs and with no better options available in FA, Smith could
be a guy that Reid likes and he'd simply have to tailor his offense to fit Smith's skill-set. Hell, he'll probably have to tailor it anyway, he doesn't have a true deep-threat on the roster.
I actually think Reid could
like Smith and I think Smith could do well here.