Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:So much nonsense has been spewed by some that even mostly logical posters try and give it some credence...but it is what it is--untruth.
Most of the Smith supporters, such as the two of us, agree to all or some of
The draft was weak when Alex Smith was drafted #1.
- Smith was an excellent college QB who was in the running for Heisman, but was not considered to be elite by many pundits.
Smith was unlucky enough to be drafted by a team who thought Nolan was a HC.
Numerous OCs--new one almost every year.
New systems yearly.
Injury misdiagnosed--Nolan wins dumb coach of the year award.
Upswing in Smith's career when Jimmy Raye was fired and then two years of very good QBing.
- Injury allowed a super athlete to take over making Smith expendable (and un-affordable).
- Smith now playing for a WCO offensive minded HC.
- We all wonder if he will continue to improve and live up to his potential.
This is not the list of a fanatic who sees no wrong with Smith, but is an example of historical reality. Those who want to deny any and all good are doing so for some odd reason--like to tweak fellow posters, enjoy hating people, were disappointed and can't get over it...none of these reasons scream mature behavior.
Truly the best post in this entire thread. Every point made is as if you read my mind.
You deserve these.
Yeah, the live up to his potential isn't bias, right.
Let us take a look at the person who acquired him: Andy Reid. Reid is highly overrated.
It wasnt Reid whos able to make any QB work in Philly as most think. It was Westbrook who was the anchor and also carried the load of the success of that team. It will be Charles who will carry KC, not Alex.
McNab, who Reid spent a lot of time with developing was not able to do anything anywhere else.
Vick: another failure of Andy Reid.
Reid is just not a very good coach if he must rely on the QB to win.
Reid also had another bust, Kolb.
So, do you actually think Reid has a good eye for QBs? Most people can't change but if Reid acquired Alex conceding that he needs his offense based all around Charles with a sprinkle of easy passes, then I give him all the credit in the world. BUT, without Charles, KC is toast.