Originally posted by NinerG94:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
One reason Gore was always so supportive of Smith...he understood how smart he was in diagnosing at the LOS. He stated as much numerous times over the years. The fact that the Chiefs took a huge leap this year wasn't an accident or just Reid...the QB position has been upgraded tremendously.
Good post. I couldn't agree more about Smitty. He's doing what he does over there in KC. Chiefs need to get healthy on defense. They look like they're wearing down on defense at the wrong time of the season. Ball control offense or should I say Smitty ball only works if you have a great defense to rely on.
No team wins consistently if they do not have a very good defense. That is proven by the fact "Smitty ball" has put up an average of OVER 30 PPG the last 4 weeks but lost 3 out of 4. Smith has proven he knows how to win. When they needed 17 points, he got them. When they needed more, he put up more. The problem was the injuries on the defense, not the fact Alex Smith was the QB.
Chiefs will get Justin Houston back in another week or two. That will have a big impact on that defense. He was playing at an All Pro level before his injury. They could do some serious damage in the playoffs if that defense stays healthy.