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Ron Rivera has one heck of a decision on his hands right now with Washington football team.
Alex Smith has been cleared by his doctors.
The team has yet to actually clear him to play.
But that's only, you know, cir***stance.
We're wondering, Well, Alex Smith played for the Washington football team, or will he start Dwayne Haskins? When asked, Rivera said, This.
This could be a very interesting challenge for us because of Alex Smith.
If Alex is healthy and continues to get healthy and we do activate it, he's gonna be in the throes of this competition.
It's going on full.
I think very nicely for us as a football team.
This competition is only going to make you better and it's going to push young guys as well, so I just feel really good about what we're going to be doing As we start moving forward, it will be very.
It will be a very challenging situation to make sure everybody's reps are equitable and their competition is the same.
So with that being said, the biggest question that, I mean, there's multiple things that go into this actual question.
Do you start Dwayne Haskins? Do you start Alex Smith? No.
One of the questions would be.
Do you believe that Dwayne Haskins truly is your quarterback of the future? Because if he is, then you kind of got away.
Wins losses, right? You have to weigh.
Would putting Alex Smith in over Dwayne Haskins improve your chances of making the playoffs? Well, absolutely.
I mean, there's no question about it.
I think Dwayne Haskins works.
Is Alex Smith right now currently out? Smith brings so much more to the table.
Yes, Alex Smith's been around for a long time, but even in 2018 when he got his leg broke even that season, which is arguably one of the worst seasons he's ever had, it's still miles better miles better than what Dwayne Haskins rookie season. Waas.
When you look at his completion percentage 62 a half completion percentage as opposed to 58 a half.
Completion percentage for Dwayne Haskins and Alex Smith.
That was a terrible the years prior with 67 a half percent completion percentage.
1 65 65 You know, I mean, he is a completion percentage guy.
What about his interception percentage? It's interception percentage.
Interception Percentage has always been at 1.
Even when he had a bad year when he had 10 games in 2018 he only threw five interceptions in those games and was a 1.
Weighing Haskins had over double that.
5% interception percentage.
What about fax sack percentage? Dwayne Haskins Last year.
5% sack percentage.
5% of the time that he dropped back.
He got sack? What about Alex Smith? Well, why don't we look at it? Half of that 6.
He dropped back. He gets set.
And that was one of his worst years, right? I mean, think about it.
He has never been higher.
Other than his rookie season back.
We're back in 2005.
He has never been higher, then 10% ever.
Generally last few years, you're looking at 6.
That's what you're looking at.
He knows how to get rid of the football, get through his progressions quickly and complete high completion percentage passes.
This is why you want a guy like Alex Smith.
If you're looking to win games without any question, the problem is, is yes, you're going to win more games with Alex Smith over Dwayne Haskins.
But is it going to be enough to get this team into the playoffs? Because that's the ultimate goal for every team, right? And are they going to be better than the Giants with Alex Smith? Maybe.
Are they going to be better than the Eagles? I don't think so.
The Cowboys, I don't think so, right, especially with all the controversy that has affected the Washington football team this past year.
And then, of course, the late news of various guys being dropped immediately do tow charges against him.
They have Adrian Peterson as there alone go to running back.
They have some other running backs, like Peyton Barber and JD McKissick and Antonio Gibson.
But let's face it, Adrian Peterson, even at his age, is by far the better running back, and you need a solid run game to take the pressure off the past game.
Terry McCord is a very good wide receiver, and and, frankly, I think Cody Latimer and Dontrelle Inman are solid options as well.
Stephen since junior Antonio Gandhi golden over some options.
Jeremy Sprinkle, I think, is actually better than Logan Thomas and this offense in line outside, uh, Brandon shirt.
Where do you go with it? They'd lost some people.
So you're gonna need a guy who could get rid of that football quicker, more accurately and get through his progressions faster with better decisions.
That says Alex Smith all day long defensively, the team just outside of their front seven, that backside with Kendall Fuller and Fabby in Moreau.
Sean Davis? Landon Collins? I don't know.
I don't know what kind of secondary this team's really gonna have.
They got good pass rushers and Ryan Kerrigan chase young Jonathon Allen.
They got those guys but they're not that special when it comes in the secondary, as that's what's going to really hurt this team.
I like John Bostick, the former Coal former Chicago bear.
He's good against the run.
Not very good against the past.
Reuben Foster has at one time one of the better linebackers in the NFL.
But what about Thomas Davis? And I don't know.
I don't know about the will.
I just I don't know.
I think their front.
Front for who? Yeah, they're pretty solid.
But will this team under Dwayne Haskins or Alex Smith compete to make the playoffs? I honestly don't think so.
But was Dwayne Haskins thrown in the fire too soon last year? I believe that's an absolute yes.
I think he should have never started.
I think he should have sat and waited a season, maybe even two.
He was not NFL ready.
His stats show it all right.
He does not understand a lot of of the finer points of the game when it comes to the NFL offenses and how to get through his progressions quickly.
Get rid of the football.
Yes, he can extend the play.
Yes, he's got a pretty good arm, but he still needs to be able to get through.
Those progressions make good decisions, and he needs time to do that.
And with Alex Smith starting at quarterback, I think long term Dwayne Haskins will have a better chance.
Now people are like, Well, they're not going to make the playoffs.
Why not throw Dwayne Haskins into the fire? Because that's the shock value.
A lot of quarterbacks have shock value if you do not.
If you've thrown into the game too soon and not ready for it, it's overwhelming to those guys.
And Dwayne Haskins was a bit overwhelmed last season, and he's thrown into the fire of this season, especially with all the situation that's going on, the code with stuff and and the problems the Washington football team has had.
It could build upon that shock value on him and ruin him long term.
And let's not forget the type of quarterback he is.
We don't want to see him get injured.
If you really believe he is the long term answer, you need him to be able to understand how to get rid of that football out of his hands quicker that way he's taking less shot long term.
I think it's better to sit Dwayne Haskins a year If Alex Smith is ready to play now, Alex Smith is not ready to play.
Yes, I would rather have Dwayne Haskins in there than Kyle Allen or Or or Stephen Montas without any question at all, All right, just with a simple fact that he'll need some kind of help out there.
He is your best option, and I learning behind Alex Smith is one thing.
But being benched because you're afraid to start him for long term answers over guys, that he is obviously better than it's something completely different.
You don't want to show Dwayne that you don't have any faith in him.
Starting Alex Smith over him does not show that you have less faith in him.
That's just showing the Alex Smith is obviously a better quarterback, and it's something that he can learn behind.
He's not gonna learn behind Kyle Allen or Steve Montas, right, But starting Alex Smith is a smart decision.
If he's healthy and you don't believe that he's going to get injured again, uh, playing in the NFL season, these are my opinions, man if you agree or disagree.
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