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Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt has admitted he doesn't believe QB Rusty Smith has starter upside.

Hes still got all the tools. I think hes a young man that has a chance to play in the league for a number of years. He might not be a starter, but he could be a pretty darn good backup for a while. Hes got all the things you look for: the strong arm, the good size and hes got a good touch, a quick release.

The Titans are still expected to bring in a veteran to back-up No. 8 pick Jake Locker. Smith's 2011 ceiling is likely 3rd string QB.
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I love Rusty and everything he did for this school, but do you blame the GM?

What has Rusty done to show otherwise? I know the team quit after the whole VY thing and they did drop some good passes that RS threw. However, I think we all saw what their GM and coaching staff saw, he did not look comfortable out there. A lot of bad decisions.

On the other hand…. All Rusty has heard throughout college is "he can't, they won't" and well he did and they did! So he can go out there and prove everyone wrong again

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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I wish I could be a "darn good backup" QB with that kind of pay for several years!
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Stick it up his A__ Rusty, prove him wrong. Locker is gonna be a 1st round top ten bust!
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NCowl said

I wish I could be a "darn good backup" QB with that kind of pay for several years!

Amen!
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I still think Jared Allen was the best QB FAU has ever had. Rusty was good but lacked consistency, at times he appeared, well, "rusty".
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No way you can say that about him after his rookie season on a team like the Titans.

That being said, he didn't look very good when he played…but neither did Peyton Manning as a rookie.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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bighooter said

I still think Jared Allen was the best QB FAU has ever had. Rusty was good but lacked consistency, at times he appeared, well, "rusty".
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Rusty won two bowl games. Jared Allen (I am a big fan by the way) played vs D-I AA talent. Big difference. Hard to compare.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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I dont think we would be a D1A school if it were not from the help of Jared Allen (and others). They made us competitive and people paid attention after the Hawaii win. You could always count on him to make big plays when we needed them. Rusty, I had a little less faith.
2003, we went 11-3. 2004, we went 9-3, while we were in transition. In 2005 we had Danny Embick. 2006 Rusty started went 5-7, yes we had 1A teams but we still lost to Louisiana lafayette, Troy, as well as a nice stomping by Middle Tenn. 2007 from then on we had good years but I feel that if Allan had the opportunity to play 1A teams he would have played up to there level. Also in 2005 we were not eligible for a Bowl game due to the 1A restrictions on transition teams. Im not knocking Rusty at all, he's a great QB I just wish Allan was giving the opportunity to show his ability to the Football community. I always felt if he was given tougher opponents he would have shined more and gone further with his post collegiate football career.
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