Originally Posted by Pam Oliver's Forehead
Alex Smith has the good fortune of playing with the #1 defense.
He almost never has to play from behind.
If he did, I have a feeling we'd see a far more turnover prone QB. Right now he has the luxury of almost never having to fit the ball into a tight window when the team really needs it. He basically sat around with his thumb up his ass last game apart from one drive.
Shit, he's already had 6-7 INTs dropped this year. Those are going to be secured if he keeps it up.
And the #1 defense has the fortune of playing with a QB who doesn't turn the ball over and consistently put them in bad positions. It's all a cycle. One benfits from the other...thus it being called a team sport.