Discussion in 'Browns Talk' started by Frank Stallone, Jan 28, 2013.
Figured we could get something started.
Saw this on ESPN iN.
Wanna expand on this?
Alex Smith is pretty good at the back shoulder throw, I'm surprised he's not a bigger fan.
Alex Smith was on freaking fire when he was playing earlier this year. Not his fault the offense around him failed.
You have to be such a miserable human being to be around in person.
Anyways, Alex Smith? Please no.. He isn't elite, nor is he ever going to be. All you guys have been hounding is getting a franchise QB. That's NOT Alex Smith, and quite frankly Brandon Weeden has a better chance to be than him.
That's kind of how it should be when you have Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Frank Gore, Delaney Walker, and the best o-line in football...
I want us to go after Jarius Byrd, Dennis Pitta and some linebackers
It doesn't seem like Smith would be a target for the Browns. I know Norv Turner coached Alex Smith early on so there is a connection there. However; Smith's talents don't seem to translate into what the Browns are looking for in a QB. From what they say, they want a QB who is accurate, Smith has that down in short yardage situations, and someone who can push the ball down the field. That's not Alex Smith's game. The scouting report on him coming out of college was he basically was a great game manager who was accurate short but almost never threw deep. That's pretty much what he's been in the pro's. The last 2 years, he didn't put up big pass yds but he completed 70% of his passes, threw a fair amount of touchdowns and very little picks. He'll never be among the league leaders in passing yds and passing TDs. I think that's what Norv and Chud want to do. Throw the ball in big chunks and use all parts of the field. I'm not sure Alex Smith is the guy to do that. Here is SI's draft scouting report on Alex Smith from 2005.
Shurmur and Heckert should have gone after him, not Chud and Norv.
This is the same thing I told my friend who wants him. That and that Harbaugh and the Niner's offense made Smith what he was. Which was really nothing more than average in his best years.
I don't know about average at best.
His past two years he has been a top 15 QB, and if he would have been given the chance to come back this year, he was top ten. The only truly bad game he had was against the Giants, and that was a terrible game for the 49ers period.
He's a good QB who will cost nothing more than money. For a team starving for competent QB play, Alex Smtih is a perfect fit.
Best O-Line in the league, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, Kendall Hunter, Delaney Walker, Randy Moss, Frank Gore, the list just goes on. His team made him, jesus christ they have playmakers. Alex Smith is not a blue-chip player.
What exactly did Alex Smith not do with that myriad of talent?
He lost 6 games, thrown for 30 TDs and 10 INTs over the past two years, without getting a full year this year.
Hate to burst your bubble, but I can almost guarantee we get neither. Those two probably won't be going anywhere.
The Browns have a very good young offensive line, very comparable talent at WR and RB
Not even close.
Schemes are wildy different. Gore is clearly the better RB at this point. Crabtree has really come on as a truly elite WR prospect.
And let's be real, Vernon Davis is the best weapon on either team's offensive side. We don't compare whatsoever offensively to the NFC CHAMPIONS, a team that is in the Super Bowl..
If you're really trying to compare them, then please, by all means, get the fuck out of here.
That post is so shortsighted that I will neither dignify it with a quote or a long rebuttal. Just sufficient to say that we wildly disagree.
Yep, you're completely right.
Hey guys, all we need is Alex Smith and we'll be a contender!
Maybe Alex Smith will boost our run offense all the way up to #4 in the league like he did with the 49ers, also, maybe he'll keep the passing offense down at 23rd overall just like in San Fran! This could be the best thing that's ever happened to Cleveland. Alex Smith is such an elite passer, that San Fransisco actually let him throw the ball 30 times in 3 whole games! Wow. He isn't a game manager at all or anything. True ELITE QB.
Get out of here with your stupid bullshit. Alex Smith makes this team 6-10. Letting Brandon Weeden develop has a shit ton more upside.