I love that a team built around Andy Reid and Alex Smith* is 7-0 and the last undefeated team in the NFL. Reid and Smith: two effective but flawed cast-offs who wore out their welcomes by being themselves in the same place too long. Reid coached the Eagles to four consecutive NFC title games (and five in 14 years), but won only one of those and lost the ensuing Super Bowl. As the years went on, fans — perhaps rightly — focused on his predictability and poor clock management rather than his past success.
(*Yes, yes: the team is built around its talented defense. I Cheap Vintage NHL Jerseys see you, knowledgeable football fan. Let me enjoy the narrative for a moment.)
Reid, of course, was discarded for Chip Kelly, while Smith lost his job after a concussion allowed Colin Kaepernick to demonstrate that he was fast and exciting and could throw the ball with accuracy more than 20 yards downfield. The rest of the season, Smith gracefully accepted his role as mentor and cheerleader to Kaepernick, as evidenced by his enthusiastic reaction to a read-option touchdown scored by Kaepernick:
Smith, you may recall, was the first overall draft pick in 2005, selected ahead of Bay Area hero and Cal product Aaron Rodgers, who has since achieved some modicum of success. Smith languished for six seasons, the victim of a rotating cast of coaches and coordinators (not to mention his own limitations) before Jim Harbaugh turned him into an effective game manager in 2011. Smith would lead that team Cheap Vintage Basketball Jerseys to the NFC Championship Game, playing perhaps his best game as a pro in a shootout with the Saints in the playoffs.
This is presented strictly as PARODY, but that doesn’t dilute the strength of these takes. All spelling errors are intentional (we think). Don’t like it? There’s the door. – Ed.
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