He has always played like dog shit against good teams, or when the Chiefs struggle to run the ball, or when the defense struggles.
That's the entire premise of The Declaration of Independence, MO.
Read it. Know it. Love it.
He is doing what he has always done.
The guy has been a sack of shit here outside of a handful of games in 2010, and a few in 2011 against utterly awful teams.
Alex Smith's current 9.8 YPC is one of the lowest marks in the NFL over the last 10 seasons. Only a few QBs have been worse:
Ryan Mallett (9.8), Derek Carr (9.4), Christian Ponder (9.8), Brady Quinn (9.8), Ryan Fitzpatrick (8.6), Brodie Croyle (9.7), Charlie Frye (9.7), Bruce Gradkowski (9.4), David Carr (9.2)