If you are a fan of West Virginia QB Geno Smith, then there is plenty of video content out there to support your stance.
Back in the days before YouTube, NFL and college football fans had a lot less information at their fingertips. The experts had access to all the game film, whereas the average analyst-to-be had to rely on only the games that were shown in their local TV market or that they were able to attend in person. Fans of old had to rely on the Mel Kipers of the world to tell them the things they couldn’t possibly discover on their own.
Thankfully, those days are over. While it is still nice to have professionals out there watching hours of footage and sharing their opinions with us, technology has empowered the fan to go out and develop his own opinion. These days, folks can get their hands on almost every college snap of top prospects and the amount of data and film available is growing with each passing year.
We truly are in a new age of information when it comes to scouting prospects as a hobby. The experience of being a fan has been enriched beyond my wildest dreams and I am looking forward to the future. I believe the internet will continue to help us pluck sharp football analysts obscurity just as blogs like Arrowhead Addict and networks like FanSided will lead us to the next generation of sports writers.
In the spirit of all this, I wanted to share two pro-Geno Smith videos with you today. Not just because I am a Geno homer (I am) and not just because I am still delusional enough to believe the Chiefs will select him with the No. 1 pick (I don’t…ok, well maybe a little but I am working toward accepting reality with my shrink) but because I think these are both truly excellent breakdowns of Smith’s play. They are both pro-Smith, and I am not saying that they are correct in their evaluation but I think they are certainly worth watching, if not just to appreciate the time that clearly went into putting them together.
The first, many of you will have seen before. It was created by our own Arrowhead Addict staffer Lyle Graversen.
The second is from shankdiddy3.
If you were looking to kill 45 minutes at work today, well, you’re welcome. Enjoy.