Originally posted by Joecool:
Um, you better check the bold once again.
As for Smith "having it in him" one or two games in a career doesn't mean a player is capable of doing something on call.
I can totally understand why Chiefs fans are not buying into their QB or their offense. They know their schedule is easy right now and these wins are nice but they are struggling and still haven't been tested yet. That is not good. That will get them a worse draft pick and be sort of a "phony" team.
If the Niners offense was barely doing anything vs weak teams, I would also worry but they had a brutal schedule and they are worse off at the WR position...so there's time.
I'm agreeing with you more than I'm disagreeing.
I looked at Cassel's 2010 stats and they were impressive....27 TD, 7 INTs. Yardage about the same as Smith (3100), but near 4:1 TD/INT ratio which is better than what he's done.
So somehow he became a relentless INT machine.
Someone I know joked that Alex Smith is the Anti-Eli....making Jason Campbell seem like a gunslinger. Protecting the football is great but with the amount of punts subjected to by a Smith led offense in SF/KC, where is the risk of making more downfield throws or tighter throws in traffic a bit more often?
Or can they at least scheme to get Bowe/Avery open on a bomb? They have the speed to get "college open" deep I'm sure....
It's so frustrating to watch. The guy can be a top 10-12ish QB in this league with a bit less risk aversion, and it's a shame he won't even try.