Rusty Smith

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  1. Mischling3rdDegree

    Mischling3rdDegree Guru

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    Time to make this thread, I think.

    Rusty Smith, rookie QB for the Titans.
    http://www.nfl.com/players/rustysmith/profile?id=SMI697160

    Came in towards the end of last week's game against the Redskins after Vince Young was knocked out of the game with an injured thumb and ego. Went 3-of-9 for 62 yards and an interception -- pretty bad, but doesn't mean much considering it was his first regular-season experience.

    Scheduled to start this week at Houston and could, depending on how the injured Kerry Collins is doing, start the next game as well. His backup will be Chris Simms. VY is out for the season, so those three will presumably fill the Titans' QB needs for the remainder of the season, barring more injuries.
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Smithalso threw a nice TD pass to Randy Moss -- something AHDIW wasn't able to do in two games throwing to Moss -- that was called back because of a penalty.
     
  3. Mischling3rdDegree

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    To be specific, the TD pass was called back because of a well-deserved penalty for offensive pass interference on Moss himself. I watched the game on TV, and in my opinion he could most likely have caught the pass without the push off. Fine with me, I'm a Redskins fan anyway.

    If Smith plays well enough over these last six games (and playoffs?), he can make things real interesting for the Titans going into next season. Smith is four years younger than VY. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
     
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    Stay with this site for awhile and you won't be a Redskins fan anymore. They're one of the most despicable discriminatory teams in the NFL.
     
  5. Truthteller

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    Smith, who I think was picked in the latter rounds, will need to be nearly flawless the rest of the seasonto keep his spot on the roster in the future. Next step, if Young is gone, will be draft another QB high or go for a free agent. That's just the way it works in the NFL, no-names from Florida Atlantic are sent to the back of the line and, at best, can hope to be a R. Fitzpatrick and J. Delhomme type -- guys that float around from team to team, then eventually find a spot.

    Thing with Tennessee, is Fisher and ex-OC Norm Chow never wanted Young in the first place-- they wanted Leinart or Cutler. When ex-GM Floyd Reese was working atESPN he admitted owner Bud Adams pushed for Young.

    Adams, who's owned the team for over 50 years, tends to like black QB's. If I'm not mistaken, the last time thisorganization drafted a "white franchise QB" was 1971 -- Dante Pastorini.....Don't forget, this team is very much like the Eagles in the sense that they've only had black QB's as entrenched starters since the mid-1980's. Tenn's run of black QB's began in Houston with Warren Moon in 1985 and has not stopped since.

    So, could Adams force Cam Newton on Fisher next?Edited by: Truthteller
     
  6. celticdb15

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    If thats the case Fisher &Mariani [​IMG]should look elsewhere for employment. The guy would be a hot commodity with his resume.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Bud Adams, who was seen in infantile mode last year repeatedly giving the finger to fans after a Titans game,is as bad as any DWF, or maybe it's more accurate to say he's as bad as his fellow original AFL owner Al Davis -- senile and completely dedicated to the Caste System and its lies.





    On a different subject, it's quite amazing that three of the original eight owners of AFL teams are still around -- Davis, Adams and Ralph Wilson of the Bills -- 50 years after the league began.Edited by: Don Wassall
     

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