Cat Scratch Reader (CSR) user AJ asks some good questions about the Steve Smith comments posted earlier today:
Smith's comments seem to have a lot of interesting stuff between the lines. For example, could be any of the following or a combination of them, or none:
-- is he unhappy with both David and Jake?
-- is he just unhappy with Jake? I have seen some suggestions that he was unhappy with Jake's performance last year.
-- is it a bid to get David in charge?
-- is he unhappy with the new offense?
Since he hasn't been in a game with David yet, this must be aimed at Jake or the new system, or both. QB is a dilemma. I know you like Jake, and I really haven't paid much attention to him before. But, in the last three games, while Jake has had his moments, my overall impression is that he has is just not been that impressive. On the other hand, David hasn't looked all that great either, mostly clouded by that last interception. (I would still like to know what he said about that.) The differences I see are that David's passes are sharp and crisp and accurate, while those adjectives generally don't apply to Jake's. There is a lot of comment that Jake fixes on Smith, much as Carr was forced to do with Andre Johnson. Knowing that, defenses will double-team those receivers which reduces their effectiveness. A question is: Is that a habit for Jake whether he has enough time to throw or not? In David's case, he had little choice with no protection. I believe if David could have a consistent 3-4 seconds to throw, he would spread the ball around, which, interestingly enough, would result in Smith getting open more often, catching more passes, and breaking more big plays.
So I ask my readership, do you think there is a QB dilemma as it relates to Steve Smith? Provides your comments and/or participate in the poll below.
Regarding Steve Smith's comments about the passing game:
It shows less confidence in the offense in general (2 votes)
He is just trying to motivate his teammates (2 votes)
It doesn't mean anything beyond what was said; he's just frustrated (10 votes)
It shows less confidence in Jake (0 votes)
It shows less confidence in the other receivers (1 vote)
15 total votes