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Marcellus 06-30-2013 11:02 AM

Jamaal Charles thinks Alex Smith is a Super Bowl-caliber QB
 
<header> Jamaal Charles thinks Alex Smith is a Super Bowl-caliber QB

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com<time class="storyDate" pubdate="" datetime="2013-06-28T21:45:01Z"></time>

</header> <figure>http://cbssports.com/images/blogs/al...sb-caliber.jpg <figcaption>Can Alex Smith be the missing piece to the Chiefs' playoff puzzle? (USATSI)</figcaption> </figure>New Chiefs coach Andy Reid said earlier this month that he was impressed with new Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith. Running back Jamaal Charles took it a step further Friday, calling Smith a Super Bowl-caliber QB."I think he is. He's got a great arm," Charles told NFL.com. "He's been winning most all of his career. I think he wants to prove people wrong: That he is a good quarterback, that he can stay consistent."
Smith's NFL journey has been an interesting one. He was taken first overall by the 49ers in 2005 but started 16 games just twice -- in 2006 and 2011. Smith has twice had seasons cut short by injury, and he has been benched for Troy Smith (now out of the league) and Colin Kaepernick (currently the 49ers' starter).
Last season, Smith watched Kaepernick lead San Francisco to the Super Bowl, and this offseason, he was traded to Kansas City.
"It probably hurt him," Charles said of Smith's 2012 season, "because he probably felt like everybody forgot about him because of the Kaepernick situation and being a backup. Making it to the Super Bowl but not playing in the Super Bowl. Everybody wants to play in the Super Bowl. So, I think he's got a lot to prove and he's a Super Bowl quarterback ... with the passion to go out and prove people wrong."
Charles, who missed nearly all of the 2011 season with an ACL injury, says he can relate to what it means to be on the outside looking in.
"I mean, he don't want to talk about it, but it bothered him, like it bothered me when I got hurt," the running back said. "I felt like everybody forgot about me, so I know, on the inside, he felt like everybody forgot about him."
Reid, meanwhile, thinks that Smith's experiences in San Francisco will serve him well in his new home.
I think Jim [Harbaugh] did a nice job with him out in San Francisco," Reid said in early June. "He was productive out there. He's a good football player. He has good leadership. He's staying aggressive with the ball, and I appreciate that.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/ey...bowlcaliber-qb


I wonder if JC had an interpreter with him?

BossChief 06-30-2013 11:15 AM

Sure would be nice, but I'm filing this under "dumb stuff teammates say to prop up their teammates".

Marcellus 06-30-2013 11:22 AM

“I think Jim [Harbaugh] did a nice job with him out in San Francisco," Reid said in early June. "He was productive out there. … He's a good football player. He has good leadership. … He's staying aggressive with the ball, and I appreciate that.”

I actually think may be the best part of the article.

Dayze 06-30-2013 11:24 AM

He many concussions has Jamaal had?

dingleberry 06-30-2013 11:28 AM

Well he did have to deal with brady quinn and matt cassel so anything will look like a super bowl cailber to them.

Fritz88 06-30-2013 11:28 AM

He was one play from a SB. So there's that
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keg in kc 06-30-2013 11:29 AM

Shades of Tony Gonzalez and Damon Huard.

chiefzilla1501 06-30-2013 11:32 AM

Oh, well then I guess he's good then.

This is the first time I've heard a player pump up his teammate.

ChiefAshhole20 06-30-2013 11:51 AM

I remember numerous teammates pumping up Cassel last year as well, so this actually kinda worries me.

New World Order 06-30-2013 11:55 AM

A couple of months ago Derrick Johnson said Alex Smith is a good game manager. I would rather take the opinion of someone who has played against Smith every day in practice on the defensive side of the ball.

OrtonsPiercedTaint 06-30-2013 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marcellus;9784682"

He's been winning most all of his career. I think he wants to prove people wrong: That he is a good quarterback, that he can stay consistent."

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BigMeatballDave 06-30-2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keg in kc (Post 9784721)
Shades of Tony Gonzalez and Damon Huard.

Tyler Thigpen

Bump 06-30-2013 12:04 PM

the only glimmer of hope I have for Smith is that he did lead a comeback drive that probably should have landed him in the Superbowl.

mlyonsd 06-30-2013 12:04 PM

Off season stories suck. The season can't come quick enough.

BigMeatballDave 06-30-2013 12:07 PM

Wtf else is he supposed to say?

He's a solid, average QB?

You need to realize that players just do not have the same outlook as fans in general.

They are all homers. They have to be. To me, this is what 'buying in' means.


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