Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
What could Rich Gannon do that Alex Smith can't?
If Rich Gannon could go to a Super Bowl (and damn near another one), Alex Smith can as well. Gannon was extremely similar in style and ability to Alex Smith.
And Gannon drove those Raiders teams, though yes - he required a strong supporting cast.
I'm one that happens to think Gannon has become wildly overrated around here, but at the same time, the guy was a critical cog for a SB team and won plenty of playoff games.
I see nothing to suggest that Smith couldn't be very similar to Gannon in that regard.
They maybe similar in style but can't we all agree the NFL has changed into basically the CFL? Passing records are going to be shattered this year. This is a completely different league than 10-12 years ago.