Originally Posted by Chris Meck
Trent Green was probably the premier 'game manager' type QB of his era. If Alex Smith can be Trent Green, and we can recreate a dynamic offense like we had in 2003 and achieve better consistency on defense we'll win a Super Bowl. If Trent had any kind of defense at all, he might have won 2.
Given the last couple of years, I doubt very seriously that Alex Smith will be Matt Cassel.
Either way, I don't think he's Reid's only plan.
If you drop a circa 2002-2005 Trent Green into Andy Reid's offense with the Chiefs today, it isn't equivalent to those Al Saunder's offenses. It can be, but just dropping an equivalent to Trent Green in won't make it happen by magic. We don't have anything close to that OL and we have 2 play makers and a bunch of guys who haven't lived up to their potential/hype (Moeaki, Baldwin, McCluster).
This defense can still go on tilt where we give up 35 points per game. We're not going to win any championships when we routinely do that.