The coaches did ruin him. Shotty did it, just like he will Bradford. He was a much better QB after two years than he is now. I thought he might recover with a new OC but it looks like he's got post traumatic stress disorder. It has nothing to do with his weapons. He's completely lost his confidence. Maybe a year on the bench, and a change of scenery will help him, but I kind of doubt it.
Having Wayne Hunter protecting you and Haloti Ngata and others spearing you in the back, etc., will do that to a guy. Poor Sam Bradford, he's next. Or maybe the Jets can trade QB's with the Rams before Schitty does him in.
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Can confirm the #jets have signed OLB Jacquies Smith to the p squad #nyj
Positives: Athletic defender with outstanding size/speed numbers. Fluid moving in all, quick off the edge and fast getting out to the sidelines in pursuit of the action. Displays a good burst, slides down the line nicely and quickly changes direction. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself, displays the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack and plays with good balance. Breaks down well and keeps his knees bent.
Negatives: Easily turned from his angle of attack by a single blocker. Displays a lot of indecisiveness in his game and is marginally instinctive.
Analysis: Smith flashed skill the past three years yet never truly elevated his game to become as productive as many thought possible. He offers potential as a conventional defensive end or outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment and comes with a good degree of upside. Must start to meet expectations to have a career in the NFL.
Saw that on the news last night. He looks like he feels really bad, could even be crying. Someone should have asked him: What made you feel worse Mark, throwing three interceptions or being benched?
Pretty telling photo. Rex didn't sign up for this, but neither did Sanchez. Rex doesn't have any qualifications to make anyone know for certain he'll make the right decision here, but I'll give Rex a ton of credit if he can manage this situation well for the rest of the season. Jim Harbaugh is in a very similar situation, and he's got much less heat on him.
So apparently we signed another young OLB project without any NFL success or production in Smith. Funny how we try so many guys (Sapp, Maybin, Smith, McIntyre etc.) out which should point to the FO realizing that we need someone there yet we have ignored the position in the draft or free agency for quite some time.
Hopefully we finally address the situation in the offseason and add a real NFL player who is an improvement...