I don’t know how many of you eat tofu, or at least have tried it. I’m not a big fan generally, but I think it has been more about how it has been prepared. In the right dish, tofu can actually be a great meat substitute. In a dish that’s not so good, it can be atrocious.
Which brings me to Alex Smith. I realize he’s long gone from the Bay Area, but I came across something that piqued my interest.
Long time Washington, D.C. sports writer and blogger Dan Steinberg offered up a comparison of Smith to tofu — and I think I’m digging it.
But really, Alex Smith is like tofu. In a deliciously dynamic offense, he will be delicious and dynamic. In a blah and stagnant offense, he will be kind of shapeless and gross. He takes on the flavor of whatever sauce you dump upon him, or else has no flavor at all. The Tofu QB.— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) November 9, 2018
On an unrelated side note, I’ve eaten the core of an apple before, and I generally have not had a problem with it. It’s not my first choice, but if I don’t have a trash around, I‘m eating the whole apple.
But back to Smith. The tofu comparison is a good one. With the right kind of system, coach, and weapons, Alex Smith can be a really good quarterback. He’s talented regardless, but in a shaky system where his weapons are less than stellar, things can go south in a hurry.