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Thread: ESPN.com: Brad Smith getting time at QB in Buffalo

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    [QUOTE=NY's stepchild;4489472]56 td passes in college beg to differ[/QUOTE]

    And 1 TD thrown after 6 years also says otherwise. He's played under Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan and was coached under Chan Gailey last season in Buffalo. So lets not act like he hasn't had a chance to show his quarterbacking skills over the years. He has, and has never impressed. There is a reason why he's only attempted 8 career passes dating back to 2006, and that reason is simple; He's not an NFL quarterback.

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    [QUOTE=NY2FLDWC85;4493037]And 1 TD thrown after 6 years also says otherwise. He's played under Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan and was coached under Chan Gailey last season in Buffalo. So lets not act like he hasn't had a chance to show his quarterbacking skills over the years. He has, and has never impressed. There is a reason why he's only attempted 8 career passes dating back to 2006, and that reason is simple; He's not an NFL quarterback.[/QUOTE]

    Maybe you could have read the whole page. He's had a lot more chance to prove he was a WR and he proved he's not. He's a great kick returner, and a good option QB. All I said was that if he had attempted more throws from the wildcat, then they would have had to respect that option, and that's the way he should be used. Just the way Tebow should

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    [QUOTE=FijiJet;4490162]He'll struggle at qb, but out of the wildcat he's lethal. Put the ball in his hand and this manis magic in the open field. Can't forget the game against Cincy where he singlehandedly won the game for the Jets[/QUOTE]

    I'll have to disagree. I feel that Brad Smith was a product of our offensive line back in 2009. We set a franchise record for most rushing yards during a single season, and we also ranked top 5 in average yards per carry. Smith averaged 11.5 yards per carry off of 18 rushing attempts back in 2009. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry off of 38 rushing attempts during the 2010 season. Last year with Buffalo, during a time where their offensive line couldn't compete with past Jet offensive lines? You began to seen Brad's production decline on the football field. Rushed the ball 20 times for an average of only 4.4 yards per carry.

    I also feel he's became a product of Westhoff in regards to kick returning ability. From Morton, Leon, Brad to McKnight of last year etc, etc the list goes on and on. Every player that Westhoff has coached up, has became a special kick returner. The list goes on an on. During the two years that Smith returned KO's for the Jets, he put up 1,742 KR yards and also averaged 29.03 yards per kick return. 3 returns which resulted in TD's. Last year with Buffalo? Only put up 282 KR yards with an average of only 18.8 yards per return. 0 TD's. Huge difference.

    Buffalo gave Brad Smith an outrageous contract. Overpaid way more than expected. They didn't pay him due to his QB ability. They weren't throwing Brad Smith millions of dollars due to his ability to play the WR position. They paid Brad Smith based off his production out of the wildcat (razorback formation) as well as his kick return ability. They never thought for a second, that maybe, just maybe... Brad Smith was a product of NY's offensive line as well as Mike Westhoff's special teams over the years. Because last year in Buffalo, Brad Smith was less than impressive during his first season away from the Jets. He's no "slash" of the Steelers during the 90's, that's for sure, because I clearly remember reports of the Bills signing the next Stewart in Smith during last years offseason.
    Last edited by NY2FLDWC85; 06-15-2012 at 11:30 PM.

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