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Chiefs OC: Alex Smith “the best in the league”

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While it wouldn’t have been difficult to improve on their quarterback situation from last year, the Chiefs got a boost of confidence when they traded for Alex Smith.

And being better is apparently such a new feeling it has left them light-headed.

“Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “I think we have the best in the league.”

While there are probably fans in New England and Green Bay (and Denver and New Orleans and Baltimore and Atlanta and Indianapolis and San Francisco and and a lot of other places) who would disagree, Pederson was steadfast about Smith.

“There are a lot of great ones,” Pederson said, “but over time, Alex has proven he can get it done. He’s a sharp guy, he brings a wealth of knowledge, he’s experienced, he’s a proven winner the last couple of years, and he needs a team to embrace him.”

If Pederson’s intent was to give Smith a big, verbal hug to give him more confidence, then mission accomplished.

But if Pederson believes that, people are going to think he’s been spending more time riding around with the Broncos front office than inside Arrowhead Stadium.

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  1. scoops1 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:38 AM

    the Chiefs OC was drug tested shortly after

  2. thegonz13 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:44 AM

    I guess he didn’t hear about guys like Brady or the Mannings…

  3. ottawabrave91 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:45 AM

    can he not turn the ball over? can he complete some deep passes? that’s what we need

  4. Iknoweverything says: Aug 1, 2013 9:46 AM

    All Alex Smith needed was quality coaching and a system that he can thrive in. Now he finally has both. The FortyWHiners will soon realize that they kept the wrong QB.
    While Smith leads the Chiefs from worst to first with his talent, maturity and leadership, the WHiners will sink with their immature , tattooed, QB who is only interested in himself, and wearing other teams attire.

    Chiefs will win titles with Smith and Reid.
    WHiners will win crybaby contests, “wardrobe coordinating” titles, and body ink contests.

  5. blaq007 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:47 AM

    lololol Colin Kaepernick, Harbaugh, nd pretty much all of San Francisco will beg to differ hahahaaaaa….

  6. 858bolts says: Aug 1, 2013 9:49 AM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    I’m a chargers fan so I’m not gonna say anything about our quarterback, but lets just say if Alex smith didn’t even start for almost all of last year and he wasn’t injured, he’s in no way the best quarterback in his own league…or his own division..

  7. ozymandias121 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:50 AM

    That Chiefs OC will probably fail a drug test soon. Good……yes. The best? No.

  8. camcameronsucks says: Aug 1, 2013 9:50 AM

    I’ll have whatever Pederson is having

  9. rgtre10 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    Haha…dude has been smokin some good stuff, the best in the league you say? I’ll admit he may be a decent QB with the right team and offense but the best in the league that’s a stretch!

  10. comatrip1 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    You, sir, are a liar.

  11. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:53 AM

    I can agree with that as far Alex Smith being ONE OF THE best in the league.

    49ers just can’t evaluate or develop WRs. The best WR Alex Smith had was Antonio Bryant. Harbaugh couldn’t even evaluate Doug Baldwin(Seahawks) a WR he coached in college. Baalke,Mcgloughan(former 49er GM), Mike Nolan, Singletary, and Harbaugh are meat & potatoes guys they can coach to,evaluate, and develop meat & potatoes players. Not WRs though. That’s in large part why Alex Smith underachieved in Frisco he had no weapons outside of Gore and Davis. Don’t mention Crabtree he was a top 10 blue chip prospect and the 49ers still fail him as far as his development goes. Took him 4 years to break through.

    Andy Reid can get productivity out of any WR. I mean he got production out of Thrash and Pinkston. Alex is in good hands with Andy Reid.

  12. explosionsauce says: Aug 1, 2013 9:53 AM

    Smith entered the league at 20 years old and has stuck around because of his work ethic and ability to not crumble under scrutiny. He has the talents to make it. Last year would’ve been another solid year if not for the concussion.

  13. msclemons67 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    When was the last time the best QB in the league got benched and shipped out of town?

  14. jrock3x8 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    file under stupid things you say because he’s all you have. move. on.

  15. cebig says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    It would be okay to argue if he were top 5 or maybe even 10…..

  16. flaccotoboldin says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    Don’t be surprised to see KC give the Broncos a run for their money this season.

    Alex Smith is more than serviceable. He was that close to playing in a superbowl in 2011. Just some special teams plays hurt them.

    And KC had talent, they need a trigger man. And I actually think Cassel could have been that guy, but then he got shell-shocked there. Think David Carr.

    And Broncos lost Dumervil, and will be without Von Miller for 4 games.

    There’s an opening here – lets see if KC can capitalize.

  17. wtfpft says: Aug 1, 2013 9:55 AM

    Yeah cause a lot of the best quarterbacks in the league get benched for a rookie and then traded.

  18. seanleemvp says: Aug 1, 2013 9:57 AM

    Hes not even the 2nd best QB in that Division.

    Yeah I said it

    I would take Pryor and Brock Oswiler over him right now

  19. gloryfromheaven says: Aug 1, 2013 10:02 AM

    Uhhhh…. I’m confused

  20. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:03 AM

    Hmmmmmmmm….is there another 20 mil a year contract on the horizion, methinks…

  21. remyje says: Aug 1, 2013 10:04 AM

    Even better than Jadaveon Clowney?????????

  22. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2013 10:06 AM

    I think Alex Smith is underrated, but not even close to the best in the league…

    What Pederson should have said.

    “Ultimately, every team has to have a quarterback, I think he CAN BE ONE OF the best in the league.”

  23. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Aug 1, 2013 10:06 AM

    Like a mother thinking they have the cutest baby that was ever born.

    However, he is an upgrade…..

  24. truthfactory says: Aug 1, 2013 10:07 AM

    I was debating if this was even worth poking fun at, but I figure this guy will read his own comments today and after what he said has a chance to sink in, I’m sure he’s gonna feel like a complete idiot.

    At best, Smith could be considered a top 15 QB and that is kind of a stretch. Compared to last years QB he’s probably lightyears ahead of them, but there is 0.00% truth to his comment

  25. jrmbadger says: Aug 1, 2013 10:08 AM

    He may become the #1 guy (who knows), but he hasn’t shown anything yet that would make me put him in the top ten, let alone the #1 spot.

  26. mufngruf says: Aug 1, 2013 10:08 AM

    well now – he WAS the leading QB in the NFL when he got hurt… wasn’t he?

  27. spankygreen says: Aug 1, 2013 10:09 AM

    Do they drug test offensive Coordinators?…..listen here Dpederson, ASmith is the same stinking pair of drawers that was booted out of SanFran. The only difference is SanFran flipped them inside out and sold them to you as a fresh pair….ASmith still STINKS….

  28. jdubb84 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:10 AM

    I will laugh so hard if they take the AFC W

  29. rcampore says: Aug 1, 2013 10:10 AM

    What a dumb thing to say…..smh

  30. wtfchiefs says: Aug 1, 2013 10:12 AM

    I feel as a Chiefs fan I feel that I can be honest and objective here. I totally agree that Alex Smith is the best in the league and will be key to an undefeated season. I’d say somewhere around 83 TDs and around 7,489 yards for him this year. Give or take.

  31. jimmyt says: Aug 1, 2013 10:13 AM

    Um, now that he is no longer a Niner I wish Smith luck but I think the NFL needs to look into drug testing OCs.

  32. bengles21 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    It’s now time for the league to enforce mandatory drug testing for coaches if these are accurate comments.

  33. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 1, 2013 10:15 AM

    This is exactly the kind of comment and perception that lit the fuse on Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 rook draft. Why you get him fueled up again like dat?

  34. norcalmafia says: Aug 1, 2013 10:16 AM

    As a Niner fan Im telling you..He wont lose you a game but hes not gonna win it either..He plays afraid..afraid to throw a pick or make a mistake..He is a huge upgrade over castle..

  35. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 1, 2013 10:16 AM

    support your team.

    alex smith has a boat load of talent.
    It’s not his fault that he had 4 different OC’s before harbaugh showed up in sanfran.

    best in the league??
    that’s a little much.

    lets see how he performs in andy’s one dimensional offense first.

  36. asimonetti88 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:17 AM

    I spent most of Alex Smith’s first 7 seasons in San Francisco not liking him for his horrid play.

    However, I gained a ton of respect for him last year for the graceful way that he handled his demotion. He could have made it into a bad situation, but instead he supported Colin the entire time and played a role in helping him develop as the season wore along. He was a big part of the NFC Championship team and I appreciate him for that.

    That said, to suggest he is the best QB in the league is a joke.

  37. hutch119 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:17 AM

    Come on man. Smith’s mom couldn’t even say that and believe it.

  38. cash804 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:22 AM

    Stop it…

  39. waldoampere says: Aug 1, 2013 10:23 AM

    There’s a thin line between establishing confidence in your QB and team and looking like a fool. Pederson just crossed the line.

  40. insanelomein2 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:27 AM

    Doug Pederson was a below average QB, even worse QB Coach and now Reid’s OC saying Alex Smith of all people is best QB in the league.

    You cant make this stuff up.

  41. novanation33 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:29 AM

    Lol

  42. annes22 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    What a stupid comment to make. Prove it first.
    There is nothing in his resume to believe that is the case.

  43. nyjad says: Aug 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    Maybe he meant he is the best check-down qb in the league???

  44. shootscuz says: Aug 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    We will see how he fares in trying to keep
    up with Payton Manning.

  45. hrmlss says: Aug 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    I just choked on my cheerios.

  46. jlopez856 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    LOL!!

  47. grantashe11 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:47 AM

    Alex is a huge improvement on Matt Cassel, but far from being the best in the league.

  48. texansfan713 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:48 AM

    Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.

  49. zo121179 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:48 AM

    Didn’t they say that about Cassel a few years back?

  50. noring4youstill says: Aug 1, 2013 10:49 AM

    He thinks he talking about a cheerleader on the Chiefs. When asked if he thought his QB Smith was the best in the league? “Him? No he stinks”

  51. fanme57 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:59 AM

    I thought the Chief’s might be greatly improved this year…..statements like this create more doubt.
    If the coaches grasp of reality is this fragile, how can his team really be expected to compete?

  52. gooboy6 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:00 AM

    I’ll take 28 yr old Alex Smith any day over a 38 yr old Peyton Manning. Bronco fans get ready to turn your heads and look away when 38yr old Manning tries to throw a 30yd out in Dec wind at Mile High , LOL

  53. bruceroy1 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:03 AM

    Chiefs will win the division, Crabtree ain’t no Bowe, Smith has more work with in K.C.

  54. MichaelWrites says: Aug 1, 2013 11:04 AM

    So that’s why San Francisco drafted Alex Smith instead of Aaron Rodgers…

  55. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:04 AM

    I hardly ever advocate for someone to lose their job, but he should be fired if he truly believes that, because obviously he either doesn’t know what he’s doing or he has mental issues. It would be laughable it was cute, but it comes across sincere and I’m shocked to be honest. Maybe he got caught up in the quote about Clowny being the best in the world.

  56. ccjcsr says: Aug 1, 2013 11:09 AM

    A Confidence boost for his QB, nothing more…maybe delusional but it’s to pad his ego

  57. trspat says: Aug 1, 2013 11:12 AM

    Honestly Smith suffered under the coaches and coordinators he had in his early years. Now with Reid guiding him the sky is truly the limit. Laugh all you want, I firmly belive that McNabb was a substantially BELOW AVERAGE QB and what Reid accomplished with him was miraculous! I am headed to Vegas to drop $100 that the Chiefs play in the upcoming superbowl! I plan on laughing all the way to the bank! Watch and learn youngsters!

  58. japmen says: Aug 1, 2013 11:13 AM

    Hey, they play in the CFL right?

  59. getyourownname says: Aug 1, 2013 11:21 AM

    The tragedy is not that we now know Rex Ryan wrote a book on how to motivate QBs.

    It’s that someone actually bought and read it.

  60. beedubyatoo says: Aug 1, 2013 11:22 AM

    When Pederson played, he carried a clipboard for Brett Farve in GB. Any questions about his qualifications?

  61. beedubyatoo says: Aug 1, 2013 11:23 AM

    I meant Favre.

  62. bobhk says: Aug 1, 2013 11:24 AM

    @Iknoweverything says:
    Aug 1, 2013 9:46 AM
    All Alex Smith needed was quality coaching and a system that he can thrive in. Now he finally has both. The FortyWHiners will soon realize that they kept the wrong QB.
    While Smith leads the Chiefs from worst to first with his talent, maturity and leadership, the WHiners will sink with their immature , tattooed, QB who is only interested in himself, and wearing other teams attire.

    Chiefs will win titles with Smith and Reid.
    WHiners will win crybaby contests, “wardrobe coordinating” titles, and body ink contests.

    ———
    how long before cheatbags cut that bust Wilson and trade for smith an leave town for San Antonio or LA?

  63. sbchampsagain says: Aug 1, 2013 11:26 AM

    Chief got Smith for a steal.

    He is a very good QB and those rarely shake loose from a franchise.

    9er fans have to be praying Jimmy Harbaugh chose the right QB.

    Smith and Kaep appear close in talent. Hopefully Kaep can catch up in the amturity department.

  64. bigsuede says: Aug 1, 2013 11:28 AM

    msclemons67 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    When was the last time the best QB in the league got benched and shipped out of town?

    Ever hear of Joe Montana?

    I am a niner fan and can’t get over how uneducated some people are about the NFL. Alex Smith is a top 10 QB right now- and there is no doubt that he will probably be a top 5 guy for the next few years. Drew Brees didnt look like drew brees until later in his career too.

    And yea- Smith lost his job to Kaepernick- but you know what- Kaepernick could be one of the best ever to play the position. He is already arguably the best qb alongside rogers.

    One more thing- Peyton Manning isn’t Peyton Manning anymore- dude is old- chiefs will win the AFC west.

  65. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:29 AM

    Puff puff pass! !!

  66. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    beedubyatoo says:
    Aug 1, 2013 11:22 AM
    When Pederson played, he carried a clipboard for Brett Farve in GB. Any questions about his qualifications?
    ————————————————–
    It says a lot more than the John Clayton’s, Sal Palatonios, and what not that shape and mold you all’s opinions.

    Back up QBs make great coaches. Some of the best O Coordinators were back up QBs or QBs who weren’t as talented but overachieved and got the most out of their talent.

    Although I don’t know if Doug Pederson got the most out of his talent. He had one of the stronger arms in the league.

  67. seansds3d says: Aug 1, 2013 11:56 AM

    You Chief fans are funny… I do see your team improving this year but they’re going to be in rebuild mode for at least a year if not two. I see them being more challenging but the Broncos still take the West and beat the Chiefs twice… sorry to dash your guys hopes but you don’t have a chance as long as Manning still wears the orange and blue. Oh, and I wouldn’t even consider Alex Smith in the top 5 QB’s in the league. No way, no how, keep dreaming.

  68. fyreandnice says: Aug 1, 2013 11:57 AM

    I can’t imagine Alex is happy with that comment. Way overplayed by Pederson. Not a deft hand. Especially when you justify the comment by saying “he has a lot of experience and needs a team to embrace him.” THAT’S what makes him the best in the league? Shut your trap, Pederson, and let the play on the field do the talking.

    Alex Smith probably is the best TEAMMATE in the NFL, for what it’s worth. He’s a capable QB who improved dramatically the last two years and hasn’t yet reached his ceiling. He actually faired pretty damn well when forced to be more aggressive in 2011 and 2012 (vs Detroit, Philly, New Orleans, GB). Really curious to see how he does in KC and I wouldn’t hesitate to use my second to last pick in fantasy football on him.

  69. rbreagan says: Aug 1, 2013 11:57 AM

    msclemons67 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    When was the last time the best QB in the league got benched and shipped out of town?

    ____________________________________

    Hmmmm…

    Peyton Manning…Andrew Luck
    Brett Favre….Aaron Rogers
    Joe Montana….Steve Young
    Drew Brees…Phillip Rivers

    Happens a lot. I’m not saying A. Smith is on that caliber, but he was looking top 5 before Kaep came in and did a great replacement job. The next few years will be telling if San Fran or KC made the better move, or if both made good moves. I’d say the Chargers fans might be pretty upset about that Brees thing….maybe A. Smith takes the same path.

  70. klutch14u says: Aug 1, 2013 12:01 PM

    Never a fan of these types of proclamations but thank god he didn’t throw out the term “Dream Team”….

  71. nananatman says: Aug 1, 2013 12:04 PM

    Dear Mr. Gantt,
    That was an effective burn lol

  72. caseyinkc says: Aug 1, 2013 12:20 PM

    Ok ok ok, while I agree the best in the league is a stretch… I’m getting upset at the people saying not even top-10 or top-15. Here’s the facts:

    Smith finished seventh in Total QBR, ESPN’s quarterback rating system, last season (70.1). Peyton Manning (84.1) finished first, followed by Tom Brady (77.1), Colin Kaepernick (76.8), who replaced Smith in San Francisco, Matt Ryan (74.5), Aaron Rodgers (72.5) and Robert Griffin III (71.4).

    So Smith is in the top 7 last year and he only played half a year. Lets see what he can do this year with 16 games!

  73. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2013 12:34 PM

    That has to be the most asinine comment ever made, Alex friggin Smith, REALLY?

    LOL!

  74. ecupatsfan12 says: Aug 1, 2013 12:37 PM

    To be fair Alex Smith was 21 and a half when he got drafted. I know 21 year olds that are as mature as 12 year olds. He got thrown to the wolves for his first few years…and had OC after OC after OC for years. Didn’t help that Singletary didn’t believe in him and Nolan/Harbs were looking to replace him. He played very well the last two years. Its hard to remember that he is only 29. He is the same age as Brandon Weeden, he has 6-8 years left in the tank. He will do fine IF AND A BIG IF if Andy lets Charles/Mccluster run the ball more. Alex is a very competent QB but he is not a great QB (Ryan/Flacco/Stafford/Luck caliber) and if they try to make him Peyton Manning he will flame out because he doesnt have the arm to make those throws.

  75. flaccotoboldin says: Aug 1, 2013 12:49 PM

    People Forget Favre was a Falcon and got traded.

    Brady was a no-name Michigan backup.

    Kurt Warner was bagging groceries and playing Arena ball.

    Matt Schaub was a no name backup to Mike Vick.

    Warren Moon had to dominate the CFL to make get an NFL shot.

    Peyton Manning was released by the Indy franchise he put on the map, and is a bronco now.

    Starting QBs can take some interesting paths to where they end up.

  76. realfootballfan says: Aug 1, 2013 12:55 PM

    Alex must have smuggled some of that medical grade weed from Cali to KC to give to Pederson. It’s one thing to boost your guy up, but crazy talk like this is laughable.

  77. favresweiner says: Aug 1, 2013 12:59 PM

    Except for Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.

  78. tgraider says: Aug 1, 2013 1:40 PM

    I love comments like this

    Hmmmm…

    Peyton Manning…Andrew Luck
    Brett Favre….Aaron Rogers
    Joe Montana….Steve Young
    Drew Brees…Phillip Rivers

    Just shows people have no clue.

    Peyton is done but left because he was hurt in case you forgot.

    Brett never did anything after GB

    Joe Montana – what a joke. To try and even compare Alex to Joe. Joe had these things called SB rings and with on the very end of his game. He did not do much in KC as you may recall.

    Drew Brees was gone because he had a surgery which at the time QB’s did not truly recover from.

    Alex Smith could be one of the best at check downs and less then 5 yd passes but that is it.

  79. thesportgenius says: Aug 1, 2013 1:52 PM

    The Broncos should hire this guy for their front office cuz he’s definitely drunk.

  80. rbreagan says: Aug 1, 2013 2:40 PM

    tgraider says:
    Aug 1, 2013 1:40 PM
    I love comments like this

    Hmmmm…

    Peyton Manning…Andrew Luck
    Brett Favre….Aaron Rogers
    Joe Montana….Steve Young
    Drew Brees…Phillip Rivers

    Just shows people have no clue.

    Peyton is done but left because he was hurt in case you forgot.

    Brett never did anything after GB

    Joe Montana – what a joke. To try and even compare Alex to Joe. Joe had these things called SB rings and with on the very end of his game. He did not do much in KC as you may recall.

    Drew Brees was gone because he had a surgery which at the time QB’s did not truly recover from.

    Alex Smith could be one of the best at check downs and less then 5 yd passes but that is it.
    __________________________________

    Who has no clue??

    Favre – led vikings to within 2 minutes of the superbowl.

    Montana – led the chiefs to the afc championship and if he hadnt left the game with a concussion, likely a sb ring.

    Peyton – still a top 3 qb who was forced out at indy, injury or not. SB favorite this year.

    Brees – won a sb. Injury or not, if rivers werent drafted, would still be a charger, and i remind you smith was only replaced because of a concussion.

    Please enlighten us further, oh knowledgable raiders fan (biggest oxymoron i can think of)

  81. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 1, 2013 2:49 PM

    I hate articles like this, ones that are only designed to provoke a strong response and draw traffic to the site. Personally, I don’t Smith is good, or will ever be good, but I think it’s every OC’s responsibility to consider their quarterback the best in the league, and express nothing but absolute confidence in him to the press.

    It’s ridiculous to attack the OC for these comments, because 32 coordinators should be saying this and only oneis right. What’s even more ridiculous is to attack Smith for his coordinator’s comments, because the simple fact is that Smith, and every professional athlete, should consider himself the best in the league. MVP should be the goal for every single player in the NFL and Super Bowl the goal for every team.

    Those of you who don’t understand this obviously never played a sport. If you don’t think you are the best player on the field, you aren’t going to be on the field for long.

  82. barbeaux says: Aug 1, 2013 4:13 PM

    Lolololol

  83. billybobyall says: Aug 1, 2013 5:34 PM

    That dude needs to put down the glass pipe & walk away. Far away!

  84. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 1, 2013 7:56 PM

    tgraider says: Aug 1, 2013 1:40 PM

    Alex Smith could be one of the best at check downs and less then 5 yd passes but that is it.
    _______
    For the record I don’t like Alex Smith, and I don’t think he’ll ever be good, but I do want to address the hatred of checkdowns and “dinking and dunking”. I’ve never really understood this: sure dinks and dunks, checkdowns, screens, and 5 yard outs aren’t as fun to watch 30-yard frozen ropes; but there’s nothing wrong with being the “the best at checkdowns and 5 yard passes”.

    Montana had the weakest arm of anyone in a GOAT quarterback discussion,with a career average YPC of 7.5. That would only put him at 15th in the NFL last season. That’s not to say that Montana is a dink-and-dunker, but that the negative connotation needs to be taken out of that phrase. If you can dink and dunk it all the way down field, control the clock and win games, that’s all that counts. I’ll take a QB who throws nothing but flats and screens at a 70% completion percentage over a guy with a cannon and a 55% completion rating any day of the week.

  85. ironman721 says: Aug 1, 2013 9:52 PM

    Don’t drink the kool-aid.

  86. kingcrusher says: Aug 2, 2013 10:56 AM

    Not sure why people are still down on Alex. Sheesh people, go look at his stats for the last two years. He was incredible. One game away from the SB and it was a couple of fumbles that cost them that game, NOT Smith.
    Look at the stats for that year, and then last year. Look at his stats OF the game he got removed from. Or the game before that (almost historic!). He was having a stellar year and I honestly think they would have won the SB if he had been in rather than Kap. Nothing against Kap, he is fun to watch.
    This Smith hatred completely baffles me. Yes he had some bad seasons, he had a different OC for the first six years of his career! Let’s see ANY QB make it under those conditions.
    Been a 49ers fan since the Montana days, and honestly, I loved Smith. He was no Montana or Young, but the boy has heart, and he’s got determination and skill and has shown with a decent group around him and a supportive coach, he will thrive.
    I hope he does fantastic this year and shuts all of you up. But, even if he does great, you guys won’t shut up because you’re blind armchair QBs who don’t understand talent unless it’s wearing a SB ring (Guess you guys also think Dan Marino was a bust, eh? (go look it up if you don’t understand that last part)).

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