Billick's staement on Smith has to have opponent DCs shaking in their boots!:laugh:
Billick would be so obvious with his "trickery". Smith would line up as a flanker, possibly may receive a direct snap, then run a halfback option. The defenses would not have been fooled, and the best we could hope for would be an incompletion and avoiding atrophy of Smith's arm muscles.
Just like bringing in Clarence Moore in one of Billick's "tricky" goal line pass plays.:grbac:
Remember Billick's week is consumed with practice and game planning. When he's talking about Smith's increased role, he's talking about the increased role Smith will get in *practice* and in game planning sessions with the coaches.
Smith has raw talent but is not being primed to come in this year. Good lord willing in three weeks, Boller will be playing mediocre and McNair will be ready to come in and try not to be worse if Boller gets hurt.
I do not want to see Smith on the field this year, and I hope the coaches don't either.
"You don't want to tip your hand, but there are some things that you could do with Troy in that capacity because of his abilities to run the ball and do some of those things," Billick said.
You really think this meant practice??????!!!!???
Why would he worry about tipping his hand to other teams that Troy will be getting more snaps in practice...
Come on, Think People.
Surely festivus has made a mistake here.I want to see Boller light it up,
bring life to the downfield passing game.You can always get a PI or Def' holding call.Or goodness forbid an actual completion.
We know what we have with Boller,and its a darn sight better than what we have seen with McNair.As sad as that is for me to say.
I prefer to remember McNair as a Titan,the QB he was then.Rather than the fading star he is now in purple & black.
Yes Stinger. I am hoping (reasonably likely) he plays mediocre, which is what we've seen from him in limited action this year. Better then mediocre would be a pleasant surprise. McNair played like complete garbage, so mediocre would be a nice improvement, and will mean winning games we've previously been losing.
Thinking "Boller will save us," or "replacing Billick will solve all our problems," just leads to disappointment and heartache.
Don't get me wrong. I hope (much less likely) Boller leads us to the Super Bowl, and I hope if the FO replaces Billick we get someone who will find a better offense for us. As I must have written here a thousand times this week, hope springs eternal.
I am in it for the long haul. We are 4-5. That's mediocre. It's not terrible, 1-8 or 2-7 is terrible.
The day will come when we are truly that bad. I'll still be here, not hysterical, just rooting for my team.
Your mileage may vary, as they say on other boards.
I think he was being sarcastic, but didn't word it as well as he usually does.Quote:
Originally Posted by StingerNLG
Good grief festivus, I just posted that I thought you were kidding, but you're serious? You are HOPING he plays mediocre?Quote:
Originally Posted by festivus
Sheesh -- I'm depressed about the past two games too, but I haven't sunk into that dark hole where I'm reduced to simply hoping that we don't suck as bad as the last game.
Didn't mean to disappoint you Highwater.
I did try to clean it up a bit by demarcating hope in relation to how likely things are. "Hoping" he plays mediocre is just hoping he continues the decent form he's shown so far this year. Hoping he "lights it up" is another thing altogether.
I hope for both. The former is more likely then the latter, though they both will win more games then McNair did.