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Arrowhead Pride Dec 5, 2017
Arrowheadlines: Chiefs storylines include Darrelle Revis, Marcus Peters, Alex Smith

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs storylines include Darrelle Revis, Marcus Peters, Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs will need more from Darrelle Revis down the stretch | ESPN “I tried to come in with a game plan in not letting the No. 1 wide receiver in the league who’s a deep threat in Robby Anderson get over the top of me and try to control him that way," Revis said. “I think I did OK. I’m not going to say that’s one of my better games, but it’s something I can build on." Upon Further Review: Eight Quick Facts Following the Chiefs’ Loss on Sunday | Chiefs.com Hill tallied six catches for a career-high 185 yards and two scores against New York, catching multiple...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 4, 2017
For Chiefs’ Alex Smith, it was a game of pressure vs. no pressure

For Chiefs’ Alex Smith, it was a game of pressure vs. no pressure

Pro Football Focus sends along some of their most interesting stats after each Kansas City Chiefs game. One of them on Alex Smith stood out this week. Alex’s final line of 366 yards and four touchdowns is impressive and it’s something he did largely against no pressure. PFF tracks stats from when Alex had pressure from the Jets and when he didn’t. Check this out: On passes with no pressure: 17-21 for 323 yards, three touchdowns and a 158.3 passer rating On passes with pressure: 2-12 for 43 yards, one touchdown, two sacks, one run and a 69.8 passer rating (15 dropbacks). Josh...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 4, 2017
Travis Kelce defends Alex Smith: I’m sick of hearing he’s the reason we aren’t winning

Travis Kelce defends Alex Smith: I’m sick of hearing he’s the reason we aren’t winning

Travis Kelce is willing to speak his mind as you all know. The KC Chiefs tight end spoke with reporters after the Chiefs sixth loss of the season in New York and went to bat for Alex Smith. Before we get to those comments, go back to the Chiefs-Jets game (as painful as it is). The TV broadcast showed Kelce on a replay throwing his hands in the air after he was open on a route and didn’t get the ball from Alex. The cameras then showed Kelce saying something to Alex on the sideline. I wondered what Kelce was saying but I am guessing he wasn’t screaming profanities at him because Alex is...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 4, 2017
Arrowheadlines: Media reactions to Chiefs dropping six of their last seven games

Arrowheadlines: Media reactions to Chiefs dropping six of their last seven games

Ask Terez: Defensive issues, play-calling impact, Alex Smith | The Kansas City Star Do I think defensive coordinator Bob Sutton could stand to be more creative? Sure. But at this point, I think many players are putting blame on themselves, as they should. Remember how devastating the Chiefs’ pass rush looked in Week 2 against the Eagles? Everybody was getting after Carson Wentz, and that was against one of the best offensive lines in football. Where has that front seven gone? Chiefs still control destiny, but need to improve in a hurry | The Kansas City Star "You just continue to fight...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 3, 2017
Alex Smith’s 70-yard run was not as long as Steve Bono’s

Alex Smith’s 70-yard run was not as long as Steve Bono’s

KC Chiefs QB Alex smith just broke free for a 70-yard run. 70 yards! He was pressured and stepped up in the pocket and took off down the field. This was the longest run of the season for the Chiefs. Y’all still craving Pat Mahomes? pic.twitter.com/MpR2j3NAks— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) December 3, 2017 The Jets had him 40-something yards into the run and he broke the tackle from behind. Alex Smith broke this tackle and ran for 30 more yards pic.twitter.com/Xbi5euanHI— Tom Fehr (@TJFsports) December 3, 2017 Some of you youngsters may not realize this is NOT the best...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 3, 2017
Chiefs fans react to the suddenly-good-again offense in Jets game

Chiefs fans react to the suddenly-good-again offense in Jets game

KC Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been under fire in Kansas City all week long with many Chiefs fans calling for backup QB Patrick Mahomes. Alex’s response? 4/4 for 75 yards and this 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce on the opening drive against the New York Jets. The Alex Smith to Kelce 22-yard touchdown against the #Jets pic.twitter.com/uzZtKGvwQ6— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 3, 2017 It was reported before the game that OC Matt Nagy would be taking over the Chiefs playcalling duties from Andy Reid. The offense looked excellent on their opening drive in New York with...
NFL Trade Rumors Dec 3, 2017

QB Notes: Draft, Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that GMs and scouts around the NFL are preparing for a potentially historic quarterback market in offseason next year, as there figures to be several quarterbacks available in free agency, the draft and for trade. “This will be a crazy offseason,” a high-ranking official tells La Canfora. “We’re not even … The post QB Notes: Draft, Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Arrowhead Pride Dec 3, 2017
What the Sunday morning pregame shows said about Chiefs’ Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes

What the Sunday morning pregame shows said about Chiefs’ Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes

Everyone from Hall of Famer Steve Young to the local paper have a take on Alex Smith’s future with the KC Chiefs. Today is a big day for everyone, including Andy Reid, who has given up playcalling duties. But enough about Big Red. Let’s talk Alex, like everyone else in town. The Sunday morning pregame shows on ESPN and NFL Network were both pretty much in agreement that the Chiefs say Alex is their guy right now and they’re not going to Patrick Mahomes but ... we’ll see. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen indicated that the Chiefs are behind Alex right now but mentioned talk of how short of...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 3, 2017
Chiefs vs. Jets preview: 7 things to watch for

Chiefs vs. Jets preview: 7 things to watch for

What we’re watching for as the Chiefs line up to take on the Jets in New York at 12 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on CBS. 1) All eyes on Alex Whether you believe that QB Alex Smith is THE problem, MOST of the problem, or just PART of the problem, we can at least agree he needs to be better. Watch this week if he can get on the same page with his receivers, regain some poise in the pocket, and attack downfield, whether it’s zone or man coverage. The talent is there, the scheme can work, it’s just about execution. Prediction: 250 yds, 2 TD no INTs for Alex Smith, who looks more like...
Arrowhead Pride Dec 2, 2017
Steve Young says Chiefs need to force Alex Smith to take more risks

Steve Young says Chiefs need to force Alex Smith to take more risks

Today’s What’s Wrong With The Chiefs entry looks at Alex Smith and the Chiefs taking more risks on offense. NFL Hall of Fame QB Steve Young was on ESPN (via Morning on 610 Sports) this week and gave his take on what the Chiefs need to do to fix their offense. “We’ve seen this Chiefs offense and we don’t like it,” Young said. “I think you have to force Alex Smith into empty backfields, no huddle, speed the game up. Take more risks. Force the risks onto Alex because the truth is he can handle it. Put him in situations where he has to take risks, where he has to manage that and...
Arrowhead Pride Nov 30, 2017
Chiefs QB Alex Smith was mic’d up against the Bills

Chiefs QB Alex Smith was mic’d up against the Bills

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith was mic’d up for the Buffalo Bills game and NFL Films captured some of the highlights. There was one really good quote in there where I think it was Chiefs OC Matt Nagy who came up to Alex Smith and said, “We’re coming back and winning this f-ing game.” They showed Alex Smith in the huddle a few times and he was telling his teammates to focus on the next play. They also showed one of those plays where Alex dove over a defender near the sideline trying to get the first down and then he complained about the bad spot (yes, it was a bad spot). They...
Arrowhead Pride Nov 30, 2017
Alex Smith all-22 vs Bills: Don’t read this

Alex Smith all-22 vs Bills: Don’t read this

I can’t imagine that many of you REALLY want to read this. I barely want to write it. Alex Smith has been struggling lately. We all know it. As I wrote last week and the week before, what we’ve seen from Alex lately has been some of his worst work since he became a Chief. I already wrote earlier this week that I believe it’s time to put in Patrick Mahomes. So none of this is going to be THAT surprising to you. But man... Alex Smith was truly, honestly, horrendous against Buffalo. Yes, the line has issues with run blocking (though they’re fighting an uphill battle at times). Yes,...
Arrowhead Pride Nov 30, 2017
Arrowheadlines: Still trying to figure out the Chiefs problems

Arrowheadlines: Still trying to figure out the Chiefs problems

Reasons for KC Chiefs losing | Andy Reid, Alex Smith, analysis | The Kansas City Star First, the last five years of building and drafting and planning and patience will be a monumental success or undeniable failure based on the next five games and whatever comes in the postseason. Second, the specific Chiefs team that will determine how these last five years are valued is only sort of like the team coaches and executives thought they’d have for this crucial stretch. This is the problem. Alex Smith doubles down on the details during down times like this | ESPN "The attention to detail...
Arrowhead Pride Nov 29, 2017
Chiefs and Giants QB situations have a couple of differences

Chiefs and Giants QB situations have a couple of differences

I see some people pointing out that the New York Giants aren’t afraid of benching a star quarterback, even one who has won the franchise a couple of Super Bowls. They did so on Tuesday with the benching of Eli Manning. I’ve also seen some people wonder why the Giants are able to bench their starter, who was playing better than Chiefs QB Alex Smith was lately, and the Chiefs aren’t. (As an aside, I get wanting to sit Eli in a lost season but then you start Geno Smith in his place? We know Geno isn’t the answer. At least start the rookie, Davis Webb. That’s the most confusing part...
Arrowhead Pride Nov 28, 2017
A good explanation of the Chiefs offensive woes

A good explanation of the Chiefs offensive woes

All week long we’ve been looking at what’s wrong with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s Alex Smith and the passing game! The offensive line isn’t playing well enough! The game has passed Andy Reid by! Everyone has an explanation why but it feels like most people are guessing. Even the supposed experts who know more than I are just throwing out cliches (“You gotta run the ball to win in this league!”) without any real explanation of what’s wrong. This quote from Mitch Schwartz (via this piece from ESPN) after last week’s game is a good explanation of what’s actually happening....