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Old 12-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #10576
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Perhaps that the first 8-9 games was the fact that Smith and the whole offense (including coaches) were trying to figure out how they will perform under Reid's new scheme, combined with the timing of the QB/WR/TE's along with the Offensive line.

It's not a coincidence that after 10 weeks (including the bye week) that it probably got to a point where it suddenly makes sense for the players and the timing between the QB's/WR's/TE's has improved and the gelling of the O-Line, combined with shuffling them to find the best players on the line, where everybody's comfort factor has improved, which would correspond with the increase of the PPG offensively.

Case in point. The first 9 weeks, the O-line was a nightmare, giving up sacks from left, middle, right, defenders blowing by them, etc, etc. While they still struggle on certain situations, the improvement on the offensive line has shown. There has been more clean pockets recently than I could imagine during the first 9 games. There's improvement.
I won't get into the head of Alex Smith... but it sure seems to me like Alex Smith began to realize that his defense wasn't going to keep winning him games. A lot of players are playing better, but I just think opening up that offense and getting rid of the ball faster have been huge for Smith. That makes Charles better, which makes Smith much better. And it limits what a defense can do to stop you.
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