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    Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal



    Hope Troy enjoys the bench in the CFL

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...smith/2658051/

    "We've been in discussions for well over three months and have been patiently waiting for Troy to finish his commitments at Ohio State," Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said. "We'll have to fast track Troy in order to get him over the learning curve of the CFL and caught up to speed over the next several weeks.

    "He's here to learn and grasp the game for future competition."
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Sounds like a real ringing endorsement for good ol' Troy.

    Come up here to Montreal, bust your ass to learn the CFL and MAYBE you can be the backup. Eeesh.




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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    "He's here to learn and grasp the game for future competition."
    Sounds like he's getting a chance; wish him luck. It may be his last...
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Well shit... that's a huge promotion based on the fact that he had been the #3 QB on the Omaha Nighthawks... lol.




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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    I think he's had his share of humble pie by now.

    Honestly, I hope he gets a good shot there. Work hard and earn it Troy.
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Last stop before the trash heap.




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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Funny thing is that when he came out of Ohio State, no one was interested in the read-option or smaller QBs.

    Now with Russell Wilson, RG-Knee, and Kaepernick having success teams in need of a QB are looking at guys with this type of a skill set.

    I mean, even Pat White could make the Redskins' roster as the 3rd QB. Pat "I want to play baseball" White.

    I kind of feel bad for Troy in a way. He just came out of college at the wrong time. If he were to come out next year or this year, he probably would have been a much higher draft pick and gone to a team interested in running an offense geared towards his mobility and size.
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Troy Smith had a bad attitude. He's not the leader that Russell Wilson is. Troy just thinks he is.
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Funny thing is that when he came out of Ohio State, no one was interested in the read-option or smaller QBs.

    Now with Russell Wilson, RG-Knee, and Kaepernick having success teams in need of a QB are looking at guys with this type of a skill set.

    I mean, even Pat White could make the Redskins' roster as the 3rd QB. Pat "I want to play baseball" White.

    I kind of feel bad for Troy in a way. He just came out of college at the wrong time. If he were to come out next year or this year, he probably would have been a much higher draft pick and gone to a team interested in running an offense geared towards his mobility and size.

    What people forget, isthat Troy isn't fast. I think he ran a 4.71 at the combine, and looked every bit that slow on the NFL field.




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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Troy Smith had a bad attitude. He's not the leader that Russell Wilson is. Troy just thinks he is.
    Definitely agree! I didn't dislike Troy Smith when he was with the Ravens. If not for his attitude, he'd be on some NFL
    roster. Saw where Troy Smith had that 49ers sidelines' disagreement with Mike Singletary. Its one thing if an elite qb disagrees with the HC but certainly not the backup qb mouthing off. I knew his days were numbered in SF after that.




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    I'm hoping Ottawa gets him when they do their expansion draft. Would love to see him here
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    Re: Troy Smith Crawls to Montreal

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Troy Smith had a bad attitude. He's not the leader that Russell Wilson is. Troy just thinks he is.
    He didn't have a bad attitude when he was at Ohio State (at least not that I remember hearing about). I think sitting the bench behind Kyle Boller and then having to compete against Flacco gave him a bad attitude, which I can understand. He just wasn't what the Ravens were looking for and he wasn't what the Niners were looking for. Had Troy been in SF when Harbaugh took over, who knows?

    I agree that he isn't anywhere near the leader that Wilson is. I just compared the two because they are similar in size.

    I'd also argue that Wilson is a MUCH MUCH MUCH better passing QB. My point was that when Troy came into the NFL (2008) the read-option hadn't really caught on like it has the past two seasons and maybe had Troy come out 4 years later, he would have had more success or at least stuck with a team.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    What people forget, isthat Troy isn't fast. I think he ran a 4.71 at the combine, and looked every bit that slow on the NFL field.
    Actually, he ran a 4.62, which compared to Wilson's 4.55 isn't THAT much slower. Troy isn't a speedy guy, but he was pretty nimble and had decent vision. I actually thought that had he done what Michael Robinson did (switch from QB to RB/FB), he may have stuck in the league a bit longer.
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