I've been coming to this site for over a year now, but this is my first post. If Linehan becomes offensive coordinator, does that increase the chances of Alex Smith being drafted by the Dolphins? Linehan coached (OC) for John L. Smith at Louisville and Alex Smith is John L's nephew. I really don't have an opinion on Alex Smith, b/c I don't pretend to be a talent evaluator, but it seems like the NFL is all about "who knows who" especially in regards to coaches. Would John L. over hype his nephew and Linehan go along with it b/c he trusts John L. Smith? I'm just worried that Alex Smith was never taught to be a pocket passer (if that's even the type of QB we want). It's almost like Urban Meyer's offense was run & shoot (bootlegs, shovel passes, reverses, etc).