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Old 11-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #4213
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Originally Posted by Cassel>Manning View Post
I haven't read all of your posts on Geno Smith so I am just wondering...

If you had to be critical of Geno Smith's game, what would you say his flaws are? I have seen you mention that he's no Andrew Luck or RG3 but that is the only "critical" thing I have seen you say about Geno Smith.
Most of his flaws have to do with timing and precision. He's often just a split second early or a split second late on his throws. His receivers do a great job adjusting for the timing, but at the pro level a lot of those balls are going to get picked or batted down.

I say he's not Luck or RGIII because he doesn't possess their quickness or speed when scrambling. That being said, there are so many times when he had a lane wide open to scramble for the first down and move the chains, and instead he opted to throw a dangerous pass that he either got lucky on or it fell incomplete. I hope he takes advantages of those times when the defense falls asleep and lets him do whatever he wants. That would make one more aspect of his game that coordinators would have to respect.

These are items that he will improve through coaching, consistency, and reps. The other little things can be easily taught. Hell, if the Chiefs hired a good enough QB coach on their staff, Geno Smith could clean up most of these small flaws in just his rookie year.

The most important part about him is that he possesses the things that can't be taught and/or are extremely difficult to coach at the pro level. Everything about his release of the ball- the height, the speed, and the efficiency- is perfect. You don't see many QBs come into the pros with such fine throwing technique. The other thing is his poise in the pocket and making blitzing defenders miss. Extending plays. You can't teach that stuff. Murray and Jones both suck at this, and if they haven't been able to play through pressure in college, I doubt they ever will succeed at it.

He's also got plenty of toughness, leadership, smarts, and all that gay Tebow stuff people talk about. You can't teach that stuff either.
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