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Thread: Linehan=John L. Smith=Alex Smith

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    Linehan=John L. Smith=Alex Smith

    I've been coming to this site for over a year now, but this is my first post.

    If Linehan becomes offensive coordinator, does that increase the chances of Alex Smith being drafted by the Dolphins? Linehan coached (OC) for John L. Smith at Louisville and Alex Smith is John L's nephew. I really don't have an opinion on Alex Smith, b/c I don't pretend to be a talent evaluator, but it seems like the NFL is all about "who knows who" especially in regards to coaches.

    Would John L. over hype his nephew and Linehan go along with it b/c he trusts John L. Smith? I'm just worried that Alex Smith was never taught to be a pocket passer (if that's even the type of QB we want). It's almost like Urban Meyer's offense was run & shoot (bootlegs, shovel passes, reverses, etc).
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    My concern for Smith is that not too many of the Louisville QBs have been successful in the pros...
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHearJimi
    I've been coming to this site for over a year now, but this is my first post.

    If Linehan becomes offensive coordinator, does that increase the chances of Alex Smith being drafted by the Dolphins? Linehan coached (OC) for John L. Smith at Louisville and Alex Smith is John L's nephew. I really don't have an opinion on Alex Smith, b/c I don't pretend to be a talent evaluator, but it seems like the NFL is all about "who knows who" especially in regards to coaches.

    Would John L. over hype his nephew and Linehan go along with it b/c he trusts John L. Smith? I'm just worried that Alex Smith was never taught to be a pocket passer (if that's even the type of QB we want). It's almost like Urban Meyer's offense was run & shoot (bootlegs, shovel passes, reverses, etc).
    Alex Smith has some talent, but he doesn't play in a pro set. Which means his learning curve will be greater than some of the other qbs coming out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFinFan
    My concern for Smith is that not too many of the Louisville QBs have been successful in the pros...
    Umm, Smith didn't go to Louisville,,,he went to Utah. LeFors is the QB
    at Louisville....ohhhh you meant John L Smith rather than Alex Smith (the QB)
    right?????
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    Welcome Jimi!

    I cant see us taking Smith because he is the distant relative of a guy that Linehan used to know 10 years ago. The NFL a giant fraternity that is filled with these kind of oblique relationships where paths are frequently crossed. This is really nothing new imo.

    Good to have ya aboard.
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    I don't mind drafting a QB, preferably not a #2 though. And I'm really only interested in two QB's. Aaron Rodgers I wouldn't mind seeing at #2, or Charlie Frye in the late 1st or later. Those are probably dreams though. If not one of those, I say keep Sage and AJ, at least for a year.
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    We need to go into the season with three QBs no matter what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSQX4
    We need to go into the season with three QBs no matter what.
    Most teams do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSQX4
    We need to go into the season with three QBs no matter what.
    We did last year, unfortunately they were Fiedler, Feeley and Sage.
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    Welcome aboard. I could see us taking Smith, but not by your rationale. With that logic, it would be more likely we draft Kevin Bacon.
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