Re: Alex Smith for Second Round pick + more
posted at 2/27/2013 4:02 PM EST
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to NoMorePensionLooting's comment:
GM's in football don't play with Monopoly Money. You want a QB, Pony up, even average is gonna cost ya.
I think Smith in 6 years was below average, so did San Fran.
Still, I'm not surprised at what he fetched.
Mallett is 24, 2 years left on a rookie deal, 3 rd pick with 1st round value. The so called stories against him were no different than the stories against half the kids in this years draft.
If the Patriots take a 3rd or less for Mallett then it was a mistake to draft him.
Is was not a mistake and the bank deposit has earned interest and he is worth a second all day long.
How many "below average" QBs win player of the week honors multiple times? Ludicrous. The guy had literally 6 different OCs his first 6 years. You can't judge a draftee at the QB position with 5 or 6 differrent offenses and playbooks. They completely and totally mishandled the coaching staff situation. I think even the 49ers FO would admit that.
They were a mess. That's his fault? Can you even name the best WR he had when he was drafted? I can't. They just got Crabtree, what 3 years ago?
It has nothing to do with it. They drafted Kaepernick, they think his style will work long term, so they're moving on. I don't think that Pistol offense is a long term solution, as you probably know, but that's another discussion.
The last 2 years when Smith got stability in there, a better O Line, more weapons, etc, he was not "below average". Below average is the bottom 3rd of the league.
Just recently, people were claiming Flacco was "average".
As for Mallett's value we agree.
Well...I'm a firm believer in you are what you are. When you get a chance to drive the family car you better not screw it up.
Brady came in cold and led his team to the SB.
Smith came in and did nothing when he was handed the wheel. The OC ain't the one throwing the ball or running the offense.
Smith is average and will be another dissapointment in KC.