Originally posted by ninerfan818:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
Montana making 14 plays 80 yds drives, they would call it 'picking apart the defense' -- a surgeon.
For Smith, it's 'captain check down'.
That was a pure WCO drive like back in the 80's that Smith and the Chiefs put out. Chiefs fans should be happy. Lets see if the Chiefs can continue to build.
Back in the 80's Taylor, Rice etc were making more plays. Alex doesn't even look to throw to a receiver. Did a Montana or Young team ever have Roger Craig as the leading receiver? Did any of those teams EVER have the FG kicker breaking scoring records? Anyway glad we finally got the courage to cut him loose. I don't see him doing anything in that division with Manning plus he has to go to the Black Hole annually. It's going to be a bumpy ride for sure. Go Niners!!
There were scoring drives of Montana that looks a lot like the one of Chiefs the other night. There were occasional long balls, but some are made because Rice and Taylor ran the rest of the way after making a short to intermediate gain, taking advantage of the linebacker (they were slower back then, with little coverage skills)
The difference is, there aren't a lot of RAC with the Chiefs, or overall in the NFL these days. Not sure why. Maybe because the league is going with smaller receivers on the field. So there's less physical blocking downfield for the receiver needing his teammates to make the block. Or with faster LB they are able to recover better after the WR made the catch.
I'm seeing similarity of 1 drive of Smith and the Chiefs to some of the methodical drives of Montana. But some of you guys went on to compare Alex Smith to the whole of HOF Montana
BTW, in some games Roger Craig and Tom Rathman got to see the ball alot. Running and catching. But yes, the 80's offense at its best were more diverse.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Aug 11, 2013 at 11:36 AM ]