I have long felt Alex Smith's greatest strength is his mental toughness. He
has been steadfast in enduring his critics, game manager labels, endless
carousel of OCs, unstable head coaches (until Reid), injuries, age (years in the
league), never fully gaining validation (until now), bad teams as a Niner for
the first 8 years in the league and then Harbaugh's garbage to follow. Now
in his 13th year in the NFL, Alex continues to overcome all of it. I
don'the watch the NFL anymore but I root for Alex.
"Smith had a 19-5-1 record in his previous 21 games". Pretty sure
that isn't possible. Love Alex Smith and think he is one of
the classiest players out there. I have quit watching the NFL, but will tune to
the Chiefs to see Alex play.
water rocket:"I find it interesting that Alex is from Utah and
his coach is a former assistant BYU coach. Can we say that this is the best of
both worlds coming together? I root for both of them, and am very glad they
function so well together."They are not the first BYU/Utah
successful QB & coach duo. Steve Young won a Superbowl with George Seifert
at the helm of the Niners. Although I am a die hard Ute fan, I have been a
Steve Young fan ever since I watched him take my Utes apart in Rice Stadium.Smith is a great man and a great human being, in addition to being a
great athlete. It is hard to find someone with more class in the NFL today.Go Utes!
If anybody has been to a game at Arrowhead Stadium, you'll notice that one
of the most passionate traditions is the way they sing the national anthem. At
the end of the song rather than singing "home of the brave" they sing
"home of the..." followed by everybody screaming "CHIEFS!!!!"Given how sensitive football fans are about the sacredness of the
national anthem, I'm surprised fans across the country didn't start
boycotting the Chiefs decades ago.
It's like what they say:Success is the best form of revenge.I hope the best for Alex, he is a great role model!
@localblue,Kap is not Tom Brady. Trying to equate the two are apples
Alex Smith has made me a bandwagon Chiefs fan. I love seeing him do so well.
He is an awesome representative of the University and a total class act.Go Utes & go Chiefs!
From this Cougar fan, I've loved watching Alex play! Simply put, he just
comes out every game and gives his team a very good chance to win. He is a
winner, and a class act.
As the #1 pick, Smith was thrown to the wolves in San Francisco, with no
coaching stability on a bad team. Aaron Rodgers, the next highest
drafted QB that year, had multiple years to develop under Brett Favre in Green
Bay.Alex could have made his millions and bailed out of football by
now, but it's great to see him playing well, on the last undefeated team in
the league.(@Sanefan - you realize you're missing out watching
one of the relatively few BYU players in the NFL, who plays with Smith in Kansas
City, right? Maybe NFL owners will fire a bunch of players for exercising
their 1st Amendment rights, and you can watch again.)
So it took Andy Reid, BYU product, to foster and appreciate greatness! Maybe
Cougars and Utes could accomplish more if they worked together more often,
instead of against?
I find it interesting that Alex is from Utah and his coach is a former assistant
BYU coach. Can we say that this is the best of both worlds coming together? I
root for both of them, and am very glad they function so well together.
localblue"Harbaugh took the 49ers to the Super Bowl. You
can't ask for more than that."-------------You could ask
Jim Harbaugh to actually WIN the Super Bowl! With how well the Niners were
playing and how well Alex had been been playing, there were plenty who
questioned Harbaugh's decision, myself included. Kapernick made some
mistakes in the big game that it's difficult imagining Smith making. With Smith at QB the Niners still get to the Super Bowl that year and in my
opinion they go on and win the thing. Bad mistake by Jim Harbaugh, but hopefully
Alex will get a chance to finish his redemption story with a Super Bowl victory
before all's said and done.
Yes, that would be another Utah Ute starting and succeeding in the NFL.
Two types of people in this world: 1) Producers2) ConsumersAlex is nothing but a 'producer' and the consummate professional.A lot of others... just 'talkers'.
been a big alex smith fan for years, since his years as university of utah
quarterback when he invented urban meyer. his early years with the 49ers were
pretty brutal, but not necessarily due to him. the team seemingly changed
offenses each year, and personnel was not that good. since harbaugh came to
san francisco and during his kansas city years smith has been a pretty decent
nfl quarterback.for those interested, smih has a foundation that is
doing some pretty good things with foster teens. the alex smith foundation
mission statement is as follows: The Alex Smith Foundation provides foster
teens with the tools and resources needed to transition to successful adulthood
by developing and promoting Mentoring, Education, Housing, Internship, Job, and
His revenge is playing for Andy Reid.
Come on Doug Robinson, is this fake news? I love Alex Smith and am thrilled
he's doing well, particularly together with Andy Reid as his coach. But
I'm a 49ers fan and you completely mischaracterize the whole situation with
Harbaugh. Alex will be the first to tell you Harbaugh was an awesome coach and
helped him finally reach his potential after all the mismanagement by the 49ers
up to that point. But when Alex was injured Kaepernick played lights out and
Harbaugh did what was best for the team by continuing with Kaepernick, and they
had a great run as a result as you rightly point out. This isn't Harbaugh
"turning his back" on Smith, just doing what he was hired to do, win
games. Nobody would ever say the Patriots "turned their back" on Drew
Bledsoe when they stayed with Tom Brady rather than going back to Bledsoe after
Bledsoe recovered from his injury. Give some credit where credit is due.
It's a business, not some powder puff everybody gets a trophy league.
Harbaugh took the 49ers to the Super Bowl. You can't ask for more than
I no longer follow the NFL, but am a long time fan of Alex Smith. Truly a
Smith is awesome. Always has been always will be. Nice to see such an inspiring
and admirable person in a profession lacking such people. Way to go!!Assuming these anti-NFL comments are genuine Roger Godell has a serious
Alex Smith is, and always has been, a class act. How could a person not be
thrilled to see how well he's playing.
"if you have any heart at all you’re pulling for him"We are pulling for him...but he is the only one. The NFL can go out of
business for all I care. Any organization that is going to mock our flag and
country doesn't deserve anyone's time or money.It is
awesome to see Alex fight his way to the top. So glad he didn't lay down
and quit or kneel down and lose.
Nice! It great to see one of the 'good guys' doing well. I no longer
watch the NFL, but I'm glad Smith is getting his 'revenge.'