Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
There will always be 2 divisive issues, so long as this thread remains open.
1. The detractors (who probably won't even watch most KC games) will make assumptions based on stats... they will spin and twist most everything to fit their everlasting agenda. They have a vested interest in FINALLY "being right" about Alex being average at best. (as if being right at this point somehow suggests they were never wrong to begin with) This is some form of WZ pride that they are trying to restore in regards to their "expert" QB evaluations. (except for those convinced that J.T. O'Sullivan was wonderful, lolz... that one's in the books forever)
2. The detractors take great pride and enjoyment over inciting those who do like and respect Alex and the Chiefs. It will be straight trolling under the pretense of "being analytical."
It's just going to be a mess... but oh well.. don't say I didn't warn you. At least this thread will help the WZ flourish (though more divided than ever) as it stays at the top of this sub-forum and grows faster than most other threads... cuz folks still love to get their Alex Smith fix.
SMH at the JTO reference when excuses about "giving Alex time" went on for 7 years. Anyone who has excused Alex for his play due to "needing time" or "proper coaching" can't ever conclude that ANY NFL QB was not good if that QB did not get similar time and as many opportunities as Alex did.
IMO, QB's that have better throwing ability could be starter quality QB's if they were also given the excuses that were given to Alex: "time...proper coaching...better weapons"
Save the hypocrisy of your "quick" assessment of failed QB's yet allowing Alex ample excuses. You will see that Alex can't do a lot of things you think he can. Alex needs the players around him to do more than the average player required at that position for Alex to perform well.