Originally Posted by Dayze
I honestly think the Smith trade was based on bad judgement of what value they placed on Smith. I can understand, given that we had Cassel, a bad FA market, and what I'm assuming they thought was a bad QB draft class, that they went with the best option in Smitt.
but the amount they were willing to pay for it, was not a smart decision. For their sakes, they had better hope he plays well. There is ZERO reason why he shouldn't (other than he just straight up sucks). He'll have arguably the best OL in the league.
For me, his leash is very short. I'd say 2 games of Cassel-esque performances will be it for me.
To your point, the overpayment is the consequence of no leverage
(having Cassel, AS available, No legit Luck in the QB draft class, AND a New Regime that wants and has to win NOW) PERIOD !!
No leverage, you get hosed every time especially when you are in a position of MISSION CRITICAL NEED AT QB and your trading partner KNOWS IT !!