It was not my intention to denigrate anybody's contribution. Certainly not Alex Smith's. But if I were forced to identify the most important single factor in our turnaround this year, I would have to say that it was coaching and GM....or front office if you will. Reid has gotten far more out of the players we have than any coach in recent memory could have. Reid is getting that proverbial 110% from almost every player we have. Or anyway, that is the way I see it. With Reid, almost all our players seem to have turned into overachievers.
You are correct to say that the coaching is the single most important factor in this years turnaround. You also have to remember who the coach went after right after he got here, Alex Smith. Of course good coaches are important, but so is our QB.
I'll tell you what, ctchiefsfan and TopekaRoy, I'll quote myself from this thread posted a year ago:
Bottom line is the Front Office led by Dorsey/Reid went right after Alex Smith and they didn't stop there & brought in a solid core of FA's and draftees to add to what was already here to help Alex out.
Absolutely. NO DOUBT Alex Smith was a huge improvement to the team. But if I had to pick one single thing that has been the biggest factor in our turn-around I would point at getting Reid to come to KC. Everything else has flowed from that. Our entire coaching staff has improved greatly. Dorsey was Reid's choice for GM. Alex Smith was Reid's choice for QB. In a bizarre sort of way, Reid acted almost as our coach and GM for a while in that he was pretty much responsible for Dorsey coming here along with all the new coaching staff.
Of course, I could be wrong and it could be more Alex Smith than Reid, but right or wrong, I am surely enjoying the results.
Want to see something even weirder??!! Choose a number between 1-9. Then multiply that number by 3. Now, add three to that number. Multiply by 3 again. Take the number you get and add the 2 digits together. The sum will reveal the game result you want to see most this Sunday from the list below!
1. Jamaal Charles Scores 3 TDs
2. Justin Houston Gets 3 Sacks
3. Alex Smith Throws 3 TDs
4. Eric Berry Gets 2 INTs
5. Chiefs Lose/Break World Record
6. Chiefs Lose/Don't Break World Record
7. Chiefs Tie/Break World Record
8. Chiefs Tie/Don't Break World Recod
9. Chiefs Win/Break World Record
10. Chiefs Win/Don't break World Record
Isn't that something?
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Amazing how it gets it right every time!!!