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sooooo, how'd this work out for ya?
I think it would have and I will tell you why
It goes all the way back to 2004 when Carl Smithj was our QB Coach and was warching Mark play at MV
He moved on to Jaxonvulle and Mark came to USC
Carl lasted a season and a half with the Jags and then was out of football fir two seasons, save volunteering as QB coach at Bartram Trail HS, where he helped turn Kyle Parker into a Division 1 Quarterback at Clemson
In 2007 , with USC's offense struggling, Pete Carroll reached out to Smith for help.
A fresh pair of eyes
He would come to LA at times and when he was in JAxVille Pete would send him game film or he would have the HS managers record them for him
One of the things he told Pete was that he was amazed how little Mark had progressed since HS and there were tge same mechanical flaws that he saw in HS
The next season Mark was the starter and Smith was still giiving Pete advice and helping game plan for the Rose Bowl
After that game, Sark went to UW, Mark said he was coming back and Pete asked Carl to come in and call plays and work with Mark
He agreed and accepted the job and was in the middle of working out his relocation package when the bombshell exploded
PC was on vacation in Hawaii when Mak''s dad called and told him Mark had changed his mind and wouldnt listen to anyone
Not his father or brother
Not Bob Johnson or Rob or Bret
Not Carson or Jordan Palmer
Remember the dislocated knee cap before his junior season, that is what did it
He was worried that it might happen again and it would scare teams off
So he left and Carl Smith decided to follow his son to Cleveland
And we got stuck with Jeremy Bates and Mark went to the Jets with his flawed High School
Who knows if a year with Carl would have helped, but him and Pete Carroll sure thought it would
And the people who are using Leinart as an example IMO are wrong
Mark has more talent than Matty does
More mobile and a better arm
I see what you are saying....but after 4 years in the league there hasn't been a single coach that could have fixed this?
I could see this being an issue in year one or two but how is this still an issue now? Crappy receivers and a horrible O line make matters worse.
Its frustrating to be sure so a change of scenery is probably best...
So you think Sanchez would have benifitted from chow?
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Never thought about it because it was never an option
But the deal was in place for Smith to come in and Carl had specific ideas about what needed to be corrected and how to do it.
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