Jeff Lockridge has the quotes in yesterday's Tennessean:
Asked if he is comfortable with Smith as his starter over Jordan Rodgers, Franklin said the choice is “not even close.”I for one trust him. Do you?
“Larry gives us our best chance to be successful,” Franklin said. “That’s no disrespect to Rodgers, but based on what we evaluate every single day of practice, decision-making, grading the film … by far, Larry gives us the best chance to be successful.”
Franklin said that it isn’t fair for people to try to evaluate Smith because the receivers haven’t produced and linemen haven’t protected. Smith is averaging a career-low 103 passing yards and has taken 15 sacks, but he has a career-high 57.5 completion percentage.
“It would be one thing if maybe we had a really, really, really mobile quarterback that we could throw in there just to make some things happen, but that’s not the situation we’re in,” Franklin said. “Trust me. Larry gives us the best chance to win.”