Originally Posted by tmh
Geno Smith is the next Vince Young. Needs another year to ride the bench and grow up. But he will not get it.
He will get thrust into starting role by week 5 and if he doesn't have success it will ruin him.
The comparison is beyond asinine.
However, thrown into a hostile environment (poor coaching, poor support system, etc) is a recipe for disaster with most rookies regardless of position. Incidentally, that's why Geno makes a lot of sense at 1.1 to me, even with Alex Smith.
You'd be able to provide him with a solid support system (solid but not elite OL, great running game, solid coaches) and would ensure that he'd either get a year at least to sit or beat out Alex in TC.