I've been a big AS supporter for the last few years....
It was tough to watch the NFCC loss, the way it went down. And I'm talking about the passing game that night, not the fumbles...
So I said "ok, no legit WRs that day besides Crabtree".....let's get him WRs. So we did.
I'd say he did incorporate WRs more in '12 than '11, but only in the short/intermediate game. I know this sounds crazy, but I think Alex the slinger (take that with a grain of salt) regressed from '11 to '12. From my memory the 3rd downs got better last year (slightly) but there actually were more vertical shots in '11 than '12. That bomb to Ginn on Thanksgiving.....the '12 Smith doesn't attempt that. I dunno....that part seemed strange to me.
Outside the Bills game, when did he really sling it downfield.....that 55 yard heave to Moss against the Giants? That's all I can think of.
Last year was supposed to be the end all year.....we'll never truly know what would have happened, but it's not like any of us are losing sleep over it either.
To be fair, I'll give my son a few games in the regular season before passing judgment. Unless KC turns into a #1 D & ST unit this season, it's safe to say we'll finally get the real AS this year.
It's unfortunate how things turned out.....his '06 season looked very much like a QB with big play potential more than the QB he is now.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Aug 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM ]