Been a lot of talk about Alex Smith here on Chiefscrowd since we traded for him.
Some say we paid WAAAY too much for him.
Some say he is Matt Cassel 1.2
Some say he is a "good game manager".
But I think it is only right that until we finally reach a consensus about him that we disect his play in every game until we reach an overwhelming conclusion.
So here are my thoughts.......
Net passing yards........248
Yards per attempt..........7.08
Yards per completion.........11.27
Sacked........................5 times for a loss of 25 yards
Them's the numbers. Here's what I think.......
Alex Smith is a good QB. Give him a great team and you will go a long way.
He is no star. He's just a decent+ or maybe decent++ quarterback. He won't win you a whole lot of games on his own but he won't lose you any games.
Lots of quarterbacks like that in the NFL.
Here's what makes Alex Smith a little different from so many other "decent+" quarterbacks......
Alex Smith is a "clutch" quarterback. He can have a lousy game and get chased all over the field, but after throwing no INTs, he will put together one clutch drive when it really counts. He'll lock the lead away or maybe even GOD FORBID get you that go ahead score.
I LIKE Alex Smith.
I don't think he is going to win us a SuperBowl, but I think he is going to be an important part of making our Chiefs respectable again...and maybe get us a playoff win or two.
From there it is up to Reid and Dorsey.
So what does everybody else think????