Is Alex Smith a possible QB for the Cardinals?

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  1. the_future23

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    Sounds like his time is running out in KC. Makes little mistakes but Also little game changing plays.
     
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    nope, he cannot run a BA offense.
     
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    I have never understood why Andy Reid restricted Alex.
     
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    Nope. Alex Smith rarely likes to take chances downfield.
     
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    West coast QB
     
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    Yep he's become a good QB but he's the exact opposite of what Arians wants his QB to do.
     
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    Probably. I can see it.

    Has nothing to do with whether I want him or not. I can absolutely see Keim going after him as a stop gap.
     
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    The odd thing is that Alex has the arm but it seems like he just scared to go downfield.
     
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    Andy Reid dictates what Alex is allowed to do. I don't believe it is Alex's decision. Reid runs West Coast. Mahomes will probably do the same with an occasional bomb.
     
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    I agree that he became a good QB after that crap show that he had to put with in SF. Although WRs don't necessarily thrive with Alex as QB. TE's are more productive with Alex Smith (see Vernon Davis tying what was then the record for TE TD Receptions).
     
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    Agreed.

    I do not think Alex Smith's ability to throw deep is what keeps him from doing so. I remember him being able to throw the deep pass very well, so his arm is plenty strong.

    Just think it is either the system he is asked to run, OR that is his mentality.

    If Palmer was not around, you can do a heck of a lot worse than Alex Smith. Yes, you can do better, but he would be able to do enough for a team like the Cardinals who have a good running game, and good defense.
     
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    It's both. The reason the 49ers went to CK over Smith is that in watching films they came to the conclusion that Smith was consistently leaving big plays on the field by not taking shots downfield. They were willing to tolerate more mistakes and less efficiency to get a QB who was willing to take those shots when there.

    Worked a couple of years but I would say in the long run they were probably better off stayign with Alex and trying to coach him to take more chances.
     
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    Alex Smith isn't good so no.
     
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    His numbers outside the numbers are poor, and two seasons ago had the dubious distinction of not throwing 1 TD to a wideout.
     
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