I remember the TC reports in 07.
Lots of people were raving about how the defense was ****ing monstrous and was kicking ass left and right (Napoleon Harris! Donnie Edwards! Tank Tyler!)
Turned out it was just the worst shit horrible OL we had perhaps ever had, and the D was no better than mediocre.
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)