But I also never said he wasn't bad defensively either. I believe the best I said about his defense this year was average?
To me I try to separate what I feel is players potential and what the facts are. When speaking about smith it's mostly about his potential(except his offense which last year was good but not where it needs to be).
Like Tatar could potentially be a 30 goal a year guy. But it would be wrong of me to label him as such now right?
Tatar is terrible defensively but I don't feel the need to rag on him constantly(like you do with smith).
So why not talk about all of Weiss' potential? You had no problem harping on him and ignoring how great an impact he could "potentially" have on this lineup. Instead you acted like it was the worst signing Holland ever made. If you're all about judging on potential how'd you miss that?
Like I said, this is just you trying to justify yourself after the fact. If you were consistent in your analysis of players you'd have to A) give all players (including the ones you don't like) credit for their potential, or B) Judge all players (including the ones you do like) based on their current play.
You do neither, and both. You gloss over the shortcomings of players you like, based on their potential benefits, and you harp on players you don't like based on their current play. It's a not so clever way for you to avoid saying anything that could be wrong. People do it all the time. You're not some special case.