From all reports, Vick has looked impressive when he scrambles or pulls the ball down and runs. Now it's coming out that Geno is quick to pull down and run. Perhaps this whole mentor thing might be rubbing off on Geno in the wrong way.
From an article by Bart Hubbunch
“Early December was when it first started happening,” Lee said. “He started finishing plays and knowing where people were.”
Added Mornhinweg: “The last part of the year, Geno really played at a high level.”
The difference, Lee said, was Smith’s willingness in December to start tucking and running instead of forcing throws that could lead to backbreaking turnovers. Smith ran for more yards (188) in December than he did the season’s first three months combined.
“He started hurting people by running more,” Lee said. “That wasn’t something he thought about in college. He was a pocket passer.”
Smith isn't so much being mentored into running more, he is being heavily coached into running rather then putting the ball up for grabs.
If he going to succeed that is how he will have to play.