Originally Posted by Pam Oliver's Forehead
Yes there is.
In 2010 Matt Cassel did a great job of protecting the ball.
He also could not throw down the field to save his life, the same as Alex.
It is almost exactly the same situation now, except Cassel was actually a more productive passer than Alex Smith that year.
Through six weeks that year, Cassel was:
The Chiefs were averaging 21.5 OPPG (I took out defensive/special teams scores).
This year, through six weeks, Alex is:
The Chiefs are averaging 19.5 OPPG this year.
Sure, the Chiefs were 4-2 that year. Why?
1. They lost to Peyton Manning.
2. They lost a game to a team that scored 35 points.
We're going to lose in the same situations with Alex as we did with Cassel in 2010. I guarantee you.
HUGE upgrade... what about the intangible stats? I'm sure Smith is way ahead in those.