Yesterday afternoon I was watching NFL Network. They were showing an NFL Films show about Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw, like Alex Smith, was the #1 overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. In the first 4 years of his career, Terry had gone through very hard times while trying to live up to the expectations of being a #1 pick. The majority of Steelers fans criticized him and called him a bust. In fact, Howard Cosell even called Terry Bradshaw "the #1 bust" right before an interview. Bradshaw went on to revive his career and have success while choosing to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradshaw was the first QB to win 4 SuperBowls. So don't even try to tell me that the same can't happen for Alex Smith! I see many similarities between the two men and I have hopes that Alex can still have similar success.
Watch these clips and feel free to comment:
QB Terry Bradshaw's Career Stats
Video: The Career of QB Terry Bradshaw
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers
Interview with QB Terry Bradshaw and NFL Films' Steve Sabol