Alex Smith should not be your scapegoat
As we go into the bye week for the Kansas City Chiefs, are we still seeing an MVP type performance from quarterback Alex Smith?
With this week being a bye week for the Kansas City Chiefs, I have taken the opportunity to look back at what we have seen from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and how he has done the first half of the season.
We all know that the last four games have been a bit frustrating on both sides of the ball at times. Most Chiefs fans are focused on the defense and get absolutely offended when you bring up anything about the offense. While I have made some comments about the offense, Smith, in general, has played really well to this point in the year.
Yes, Smith had a bad game against the Dallas Cowboys and it showed on the scoreboard as well. That game was very frustrating to watch not only the first time but the second and third as well. However, I do not believe that this game or even the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers should make anyone think that it’s time to bench Smith.
The part that made the Dallas game so frustrating was the fact that it looked too familiar. It reminded us all of 2016 Alex Smith and not what we have seen from him this year. We saw Smith get happy feet and miss quite a few open routes. We also saw him be that checkdown king that we are used to seeing from years past.
That’s why I think that this is the perfect time for the Chiefs to go into a bye week. Give the coaches and players a chance to step back and get away from the game for a week. Give them a chance to come back fresh and get back to that dominant offense that we have seen this year.
Let’s take a look at the last four games though and let me explain why I think that Alex Smith still can take this team to the next step in the playoffs.