Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
People are reading way too much into the "aggressive" practice.
"You’ve got to find out about the offense and you can’t do it with your hands in your pocket. You’ve got to go out and try things and experiment. That’s what he’s doing now"
All they are doing is testing the offense and seeing what they are capable of. There is 8 years of tape that show just exactly what Smith is, and isn't. They aren't going to force him to try to be Favre.
we don't agree about much but i believe you're right.
In practice you should see how much you can do and then start pulling back on what you can't do.
If you don't shoot for the moon then you will never have any idea of your potential until your back is against the wall and you have no choice.
Marty did this all the time ... all year long on the basics.
Then once he got into the playoffs and the basics weren't good enough we had to try to do stuff we hadn't been practicing.