I CHALLENGE ANY OF YOU TO TELL ME IM WRONG
Through 6 weeks of this season, we have MATCHED the win total from the last 2 seasons combined... and we're STILL complaining.
I thought I was pretty aware of the QB situation the last couple seasons and the options that were available this last spring. Did I miss something? Were there glaringly better options for the Chiefs to upgrade their QB position that I just missed? Did the Geno horse come back to life? I thought we beat that corpse into glue.
WHAT IN THE GOOD GOD COULD YOU POSSIBLY BE COMPLAINING ABOUT AT 6-0? Alex Smith has a better QBR and thrown for fewer picks than Tom Brady and Joe Flacco among others. He's beating Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson in yards per game. He's thrown for more TDs than Big Ben, RGIII, Tannehill, and Vick. The only thing the guy doesn't do is lose and throw down field. He's just behind Tom Brady at 6.17 to Tom's 6.19 ypc. Matt Cassel has played 1 game all season and has 1 few INT than Alex Smith through 6 games. Not to mention, Cassel was handed the Viking job on a silver platter and is being replaced this week by a guy who's only been in town for 15 minutes.
REALITY CHECK, AISLE 6-0.
One of the big knocks on Alex Smith has been that he can't throw the long ball. I recently read that he was something like 28th, 29th or 30th in terms of how many times he has thrown the ball 20 or more yards downfield. But it appears to me that he can throw the long ball perfectly well, but simply doesn't do it unless he is highly confident that he will complete the pass. He likes to throw high percentage passes. In short he would rather throw for a 3 yard gain than throw a 25 yard pass that he thinks has a high possibility of being an incompletion. A lot of people don't like that, but I think it is a good thing in most cases. It leads to fewer interceptions.
Something I remember from "back in the day" is that at one time Len Dawson held the record for most consecutive completions with something like 16. I remember watching a game where the announcer dissed him because those completions were all short passes...7 yards or less.....makes me wonder if there are not some similarities between Dawson and Smith.
All in all I think it is ridiculous to even suggest that Smith and Cassel are anywhere near in the same league. Cassel is not fit to wash Smith's jockstrap. As to our Smith vs the other Smith.....Geno may one day turn out to be a fine QB. But does anyone (except that guy who has been banned) really think that we would be 6-0 if we had the other Smith????? I sure don't.
And that is a very important point. When we talk about who we would like to have at QB we must deal with what was available on the open market. IMO Alex Smith was the very best QB that was actually available.Quote:
Originally Posted by texaschief
I'm VERY happy to be 6-0. I'm not at all saying Alex is horrible. He had a horrible game sunday. And he has to play better then that if this team is to win a lot of games. That's all
If you think it's bad here I beg you not to go on other boards. Some people on other boards I'm on when talking about the Chiefs make my man seem like the biggest hommer you would ever meet. It's that bad some places. Just this morning I saw someone ranting how this team hasn't been down 17 points yet for Alex to bring them back. It's that bad. That's why I like it here you get a good mix of views that aren't just people looking for everything to be one way or the other. Discussion is a good thing as long as it doesn't turn personal and is respectful. So far that's what this is.