I've been bearish on Alex this season strictly for the reason that he was so risk averse for awhile, but up until recently I've started to see signs that the promise he had in 2011 was completely legitimate.
His best football was played in these recent losses, and had the defense been anything like what they were earlier in the season they beat Denver at least once and definitely beat San Diego (they had them beat).
I've started to see people around the league legitimately credit and believe in him. That never happened before.
Bottom line I think is that I don't think there's a real shutdown defense in the AFC like the NFC that could legitimately flummox him (maybe Cincinnati?). I believe that KC defense will be absolutely for real in the playoffs.
Here's the dark question: Is there any way possible Smith will be forced into that disaster of an NFC Championship game ever again?
We saw the Giants game last year effectively end Smith's reign in SF. He played them again this year and for awhile it seemed they still had his #.....but guess what....they're out of the playoffs and in a different conference!
I think KC can make some real noise.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:15 AM ]