Or it took a coach who protected him by letting him make the worlds easiest throws and mostly ran the ball with a top 3 defense. When KC's defense becomes top 3, we'll talk. Until then, I say Alex Smith fails to get them to the playoffs, much less become a competitor.I'm not buying him with any coach outside of Harbaugh
Why? Look at the other coaches the 49er had while Smith was there, Mike Nolan, and Mike Singletary. Maybe it just took an offensive minded coach for him to have some success.