Originally posted by Jersey9er:
here's the article. Curious to see what some get from the article....
I posted this on a previous page here. The few responses were predictable...
... but yeah, really good article.
... and no, I didn't like that the QB coach stated "Alex is the best in the league." That's going too far at this point, and likely ever. I don't have the compiled stats, but I guess maybe Alex has been one of the better QBs if regarding many stat categories in the last 30 to 40 games. ( albeit more conservative than others due to our scheme evolution, conservative coaches, strong D and STs, etc. ) I do think he was KC's very best option for how to turn their lack of success around.
People get very uncomfortable or indignant when they see extreme praises for Alex... and I get that. I think he has evolved into a GOOD quarterback. Far better than many imagined, and they still refuse to believe because they hate being wrong over the years. Top 10? Eh... like I have said for a while now. There are a handful of legit elites.. and even they have some real flaws. After them, there are a LOT of good quarterbacks in that GOOD range. I put Alex somewhere in there, due to his last 30-40 games. (and let's all be honest... that's a large enough sample size and far more indicative of what he can do than his early years of play)
Ultimately, football seems to be shifting into the mindless sparkle of 400 yard passing games... and 5,000 yard passing seasons. So, I also get why some rate other QBs higher and regard efficient game managing as an undesirable quality. Not me though. Efficiency and winning comes first, and the rest is a very distant second, third, etc.
Go get em, Alex! ... and if it doesn't go as well as expected? Oh well... just enjoy watching your buds VD, Staley, and Gore making their SB run!