Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by Joecool:
You mean when defenses have a lead and the only routes they allow are the shorter underneath routes? Try again. I am just basing this off of what Dilfer mentioned in that KC needs to get Bowe more touches if they truly want defenses to fear them. Your assessment of Alex is correct, so why the attacks on Bowe if his QB is simply a player who will spread it around (as long as it is a shorter route). So, is Bowe not getting the bigger plays and more opportunities because he is lazy and being double teamed (past stats show different) or is it because his QB prefers to go for the safer more sure completion which isn't a bad thing, but it is not a great thing either.
attacks on Bowe? seriously? Jeeze dude... I didn't realize he was your buddy that needed such strong defense of him. Like I have always said... Bowe is fine. He can be a very good target to look to... and at times, he can drop or piss a play away on lackadaisical efforts. Bowe can be.. all of these things. He is good... just not special, and perhaps not the best fit for an offense/QB that wants more separation. The times where the QB does throw to a tightly covered Bowe? It usually results in a drop/knockaway... not impressive.
Lets not beat up Cool too much Mr. McG, lol. I mean I look at Bowe as I do the star receiver on any other team. They now have a QB who can get him the ball consistently without turning it over. So IMHO, he is one of, if not the main receiving threat, so you double him most of the time, and now the other teams mantra becomes ok, well u may beat us, but it wont be because of Bowe. I agree with Dilfer that you have to give him the ball, but Dilfer also said on NFL network, as well as Phil Simms when being interviewed, that this offense is still getting its feet wet. That when Bowe is covered, he's still open. He and Smith will develop this rapport, but it does take time, and the offense is doing some good things, and showing up when it matters most, in the 4th quarter, when it's clutch time.
The Chiefs are winning, and it's not all because of the defense. I actually called into the Chief's show after the Texans game, and said just this, in which they agreed with me. "The D is playing lights out, but that's the beauty of the Chiefs. They make you play their style of ball. And they have a QB that barring a blowout, will always be able to keep you in games. When he was with the 9ers, he has already proved that you can put the ball in his hands at crunch time, and he can lead you to victory. He's also proved this one thing, that it's not about stats, but about Wins. And over the last 2.5 yrs, thats one stat that there is no way to misread, one you cant belittle, and thats having a winning record over the past few years, both with two different teams. Help lead us to 13-3 first year of offense, then 6-2, the next year, then a new team, and 7-0 thus far. I'll say this but if you would of told me that Alex freakin Smith would of had these wins the last 3 years based on past history, i would of thought u were talking about another QB..... They replied there is one thing you cant take away from Smith and the offense is that in the 4th quarter they are clutch. When a drive needs to be sustained, or we need a first down, they make it happen.
Call it small ball, game manager, or whatever, but one thing Smith has shown since Harbs came with us, that from this point on he will be one of the reasons you win, not the main one that you lose. Every team in the league wish they had that fair balance of offense, special teams, and defense. We continue to knock the Chiefs when the league and even us, won the same way. Just like with us 9ers. We are still a run first team, and had to go back to that, to get our winning formula. Strong defense, special teams contribution, and a Qb, that can help us win.
Marshall Faulk said it best, and this should be the main quote when thinking of Smith from this point on and in the future, and what he said was this, " Listen, lets be real, Alex is never gonna blow us away with his arm, We like the stats with the big yardage and tons of points, but at the end of the day, one thing u cant ever take away, is the man wins games, and thats what the NFL is about." Couldn't of said it better myself...