Let me start by saying I'm not a writer and I have zero free time so don't expect a literary masterpiece. This is my first post and it's 2:00am. I just hope to get my point across.
First I want to say I think the Chief fans are some of the best and most knowledgeable fans around but something just doesn't add up. The majority of fans on this site are very excited about the Chief's new defensive scheme of being more aggressive rather then the bend but don't break philosophy from the old head coach. You seem to be willing to give up the occasional big play as long as the aggressive D results in more turnovers. What you don't want is to let the opposing offense move the ball down field by taking what the BENDING defense gives them. You seem to feel giving up the occasional big play with more takeaways is more conducive to winning then letting the other team march down the field against a bending D.
This leads me to believe that you want the opposing team's QB to perform kind of like Matthew Stafford cuz this would give the Chiefs the best chance for success. He makes some big plays but turns the ball over as well. What you don't seem to want is the opposing team's QB to be efficient and take what the defense gives him without making any mistakes cuz that would give the Chiefs little chance for success. Hmmmmmm....I wonder what QB plays like that? Maybe Alex Smith. Yet, a lot of fans here want the Chiefs to have their own Matthew Stafford type QB. That just doesn't add up.
I don't know why we don't compare QBs to pitchers in baseball more often. It's nice if a pitcher can throw it 100m/h but if that's all he's got his ERA is going to suck. If however, a pitcher can only throw it 92m/h and his ERA is low cuz of his off speed pitches we luv him. All that should matter is wins and Alex has discovered how to win by throwing his off speed stuff which makes his occasional fastball (deep throw) look that much faster(more effective).
It's not that Alex can't throw the long ball it's just that he won't unless the percentages are there. The #1 thing that determines winning and losing in the NFL is turnover differential and that should be a more important stat in judging a QB then how often he goes long.