Kansas City Chiefs fans are eagerly awaiting for the 2014 season to start. KC Kingdom is hoping to help pass the time by providing player profiles until the very first regular season kick off. Today’s featured player is cornerback Sean Smith.
How did Sean Smith become a Kansas City Chief?
Smith played his college football at Utah and was a second round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2009. Smith spent four seasons as a Dolphin before coming to Kansas City in 2013.
Smith played in 16 games (starting all but one) and had 43 tackles, 16 defended passes, and two interceptions, one that was returned 100 yards for a touchdown. That pick six against the Bills was Smith’s most memorable moment of the 2013 season, as it was pretty much a game clinching play for the Chiefs and led them to a 9-0 record.
Sean Smith disappointed many last month when he was arrested for drunk driving in Kansas City. Before this occurred, people figured Smith would be the starting corner over Ron Parker, but things changed immensely afterwards. Ron Parker was given first team reps at OTAs despite Smith being present.
So basically, the cornerback situation is a mess in Kansas City. Brandon Flowers left for San Diego, leaving the Chiefs with Smith, Parker, Marcus Cooper, Chris Owens, and rookie Phillip Gaines. It should be an interesting battle between Smith and Parker, but my money is on Smith still getting the nod to start in 2014 unless he gets suspended for his off the field actions.
Smith was a pretty good corner last year and while he had some off the field problems, hopefully that won’t affect his on the field performance.
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