I'm officially buying the Chiefs as a legitimate SB contender. Indy and Cincy were actually my top 2 in the AFC, but the injuries to Wayne and Atkins force me to look elsewhere.
I just don't have a good feeling about Denver. I've seen this script before. Team puts up historic passing numbers, plays awful defense, gets beat in playoffs by a tougher, more balanced team. Rinse, wash, repeat.
The Chiefs have the best turnover ratio in the league by far at plus 15. The closest team to them is Dallas at plus 10. Kind of reminds me of the 2011 Niners although that Niners team actually had a better defense and offense statistically.
"On adversity Smith: I think it's helped me, honestly. It's easy to do the right thing when things are going well. Having been in so many stressful times, when you're losing, when the situation is rough, it's hot, it's uncomfortable, having gone through those—I had never gone through those before I got to the NFL. In high school, in college, it was the same situation. I had never been in adversity like that. Ever. I think I almost needed it. I learned so much about life and people and dealing with adversity. And losing and stress. It does funny things to people."
This is what admires me the most about Alex. I can't think of another late bloomer like Alex, where he went through so much adversity early on. Most would crumble and be out of the NFL in a few years, however he continued to work on his craft, and is now a good QB.
I think it's pretty clear that D is legit and nobody wants to face them. It makes sense to play O the way they do. Poor Alex , for as long as I can remember his receivers have been top 5 in drops. If his boys start hanging on to his passes they will improve greatly.
I'd much rather we face KC than Indy, NE, Denver and even Cincy, a team I've long said is overrated and I do think KC is better than Cincy but we'd match up better against KC. Their run D is awful, allowing an NFL-worst 5.0 ypr, so we'd likely run all over them - IF Roman is smart enough to commit to the run. Defensively, we'd destroy KC's horrendous OL. Charles would have no space to run and while I maintain that Alex is a very good QB, he'd have to play like Aaron Rodgers to beat us.
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