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02-28-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kanuck87 View Post
Or maybe you just don't realize the relative values of QB's in the league.

If a team needed both a QB and CB, I think you'd be surprised how many teams would take Smith over Revis. CB's can't anchor defenses, but QB's can anchor offenses
Yeah, Smith can anchor an offense where he throws under 30 times a game and takes sacks instead of deep shots.

His best attribute is that he knows how not to get in the way if the team is loaded with talent. You can go with that type of quarterback in a rebuilding period, but it makes no sense to give up significant assets to get a placeholder. This is Kevin Kolb and Andrew Cassell all over again. In fact, I'd say that this is worse because at least those guys had the illusion of untapped potential. This is more like the Carson Palmer trade. Old starter who is no longer in the plans gets dealt for a highway robbery return. At least Carson Palmer used to be good once.

Harbaugh knew what he was doing. He drafted a replacement as soon as he could and jettisoned Smith the first chance that he got.

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