Originally Posted by Setsuna
More aggressive means more INT and more sacks and higher % to be injured. Good job Reid. Well done. This won't end badly at all. Also you have to have talent to be aggressive.
Being "aggressive" also refers to putting the ball into much tighter spots. Instead of dumping the ball off for a modest gain, Smith needs to trust himself and his receivers more and put the ball into tighter windows if the offensive is going to consistently move the ball downfield.
That doesn't mean stepping back, opening himself up to the pass rush and heaving it 60 yards down the field.
Reid is correct: Alex needs to work on this NOW and develop a rapport with his receivers NOW, as opposed to having the game on the line and not knowing where to the put the ball where only his receivers can catch it.
Furthermore, Smith isn't likely to see a better secondary than the unit he faces in practice every day, so now
is the time.