Alex Smith Has the Talent - But Does he Have the Necessary Support to Succeed in D.C.?
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By Mark Tyler

Let’s get some things straight. Alex Smith is just not some run-of-the-mill quarterback. The man accumulated a 50-26 record (including four playoff births), over the past five seasons in Kansas City, averaging over 3,500 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, 6 interceptions and 65 percent completion percentage per season. He also chipped in, on average, 335 rushing yards and two additional touchdowns on the ground during that same five year period.

His career in Washington has not gotten off to the greatest start, as he has just four touchdown passes and two interceptions over the team’s first four games, and has posted a 2-2 record, with two VERY ugly performances to his credit.

Part of the reason for the sluggish start can be explained by being in his first season in Jay Gruden’s offense. As smart as Smith is (scored a 40 on the Wonderlic), it takes time to become fully integrated into a new offense, and even more time to get on the same page as your new teammates.

So far this season, Alex has not had the luxury of having all his offensive weapons at his...



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