Stephen A. Smith is the most annoying talking head there is and doesnt have a clue what he is talking about outside of basketball. Bayless at least is intelligent and is paid to be hated by always arguing a devil's advocate stance.
Teams without an elite QB will fold? Right.. cause a strong running game and defense isnt a proven championship formula... or teams with similar limitations at QB like the 2006 Steelers, and 2008 Giants werent successful and knocked off all the elite QB's of the league along the way. Alex is definitly in the same class if not better right now than a 2006 Big Ben or 2008 Eli, of which both teams limited the QB's impact on the game similar to what Harbaugh is doing now.
Thats not even taking into account the teams that made it to the superbowl and lost like the 2007 Bears or 2004 Panthers who were also built on running the rock and defense. It's too bad Bayless can only argue points he plans out before the show or he could of handed Stephen A. his azz. It doesnt matter what offense is playing, defense will win championships more often than offense. If a team can hit the QB early and often, the Bradys, Mannings, and Rogers will all come back down to earth and make mistakes just like any other QB.
[ Edited by 5280High on Nov 2, 2011 at 11:56 AM ]