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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    I put "Venom" in quotes because I have to defend the fact that I think he isn't likely to be a Pro-bowler...
    He doesn't have to be a Pro-Bowler....just manage the game. I think we can agree to disagree on Smith, right?!? I just like the kid and would like to see him get some games under his belt so we know what he can and can't do. I'd just hate see him not get any regular season game time and we release him and he shows he can play, but with another team. Sort of like the Derek Anderson mistake. Obviously, time will tell!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    I think Flacco should be the number three until after the bye week, but should be taking the snaps of the number 2 QB in practice from day 1, no matter who is the starter. He will be our QB next year, and maybe even later this year, he needs the practice more then anyone.
    with that statement.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 4G63 View Post
    He doesn't have to be a Pro-Bowler....just manage the game. I think we can agree to disagree on Smith, right?!? I just like the kid and would like to see him get some games under his belt so we know what he can and can't do. I'd just hate see him not get any regular season game time and we release him and he shows he can play, but with another team. Sort of like the Derek Anderson mistake. Obviously, time will tell!!



    with that statement.

    No he doesn't have to be a pro-bowler. really I'll be happy with solid backup. It's funny, less then a year ago I was a Troy "supporter" because I wanted to see what he had, and last seasn was already beat. We saw a little bit, and I saw some things that led me to believe he might be a backup in this league, which I thought was a positive assessment. After that little, poor to average action I was gettign blasted for not ASSUMING he would be the starter and take this team to the playoffs. I understand we have low expectations around here, but I really DON'T THINK Troy has what it takes to be a starter, but feel that coming in cold off the bench that he has good value to stimulate an offense. I think his game is more suited to play backup, as teams will VERY EASILY be able to scheme him back into the pocket, where his kryptonite is.

    Now all of that leads me to an open camp competition. If Troy wins, or is EVEN CLOSE, he should start. He is an unknown quantity signed beyond this year. Kyle is a "somewhat" known quantity, that is scheduled to be purged after this season. That said, i have a hard time believing that Troy will win, and that says what you want it to say. I think of it as a slight endorsement for the inconsistant blunder-boy, and a slight shot at wonder-midget.

    I fully believe that Joe Flacco will give us the best chance of winning, before the year is out.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    "If he is utilized properly", the entire offensive scheme would have to change. Away from defending the tall guys (Boller, then Flacco) who can stand back in the pocket and actually see their receivers downfield.

    That is a major reason why Smith will not start. Along with his inaccuracy and being fumble-prone.
    But that's Cam's specialty. He excels at adjusting his scheme and playcalling to play to the strengths of the guys on the field. Thats why ,minus his time in Miami, he's been so successful at developing QB. Changing the scheme isnt going to be a big deal because it will change anyway, no matter who starts. Flacco and Boller dont have the exact same strenghts and weaknesses, so the way Cam uses them wont be the same either.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    I put "Venom" in quotes because I have to defend the fact that I think he isn't likely to be a Pro-bowler...

    I think Flacco should be the number three until after the bye week, but should be taking the snaps of the number 2 QB in practice from day 1, no matter who is the starter. He will be our QB next year, and maybe even later this year, he needs the practice more then anyone.
    But thats ok. They dont play the game to go to the probowl. They play the game to win. And if we can do that with Smith then I dont think anyone in the Ravens organization will care if he makes the probowl or not. Cam thinks he can be a game manager type of QB, which is what we need.




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    Quote Originally Posted by baltimorebirdgirl198 View Post
    But thats ok. They dont play the game to go to the probowl. They play the game to win. And if we can do that with Smith then I dont think anyone in the Ravens organization will care if he makes the probowl or not. Cam thinks he can be a game manager type of QB, which is what we need.

    Oh trust me, I will stand up and cheer for the Ravens to win even with Troy on the field...

    You can append my post to saying that I have to defend that fact that we are more likely to make it to the Superbowl with Favre then with Troy, it seems that some want nothign more then Troy to be the Golden Boy to take us back there, I simply think it is unlikely no matter the team around him. I think he's a career backup, that may be an adequate at best starter while we are buying time for Flacco. I think that is a good use of a 5th round pick. For some, that is bashing the guy....




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