Kansas City Chiefs: Hot Takes From Sunday Vs Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

First Down: It’s All Alex’s Fault

The Kansas City Chiefs are 11-4 right now and headed to the playoffs. In fact, this team has been in the playoffs three of the last four years. If you don’t think Alex Smith is a major part of that…take up table tennis. Smith hasn’t been an Aaron Rodgers clone by any means. However, he has done plenty to help KC get to the top of the league.

Alex Smith played a pretty solid game on Sunday. Smith made smart decisions and exploited his match ups. He didn’t force the ball into bad windows and he wasn’t careless with the ball. In fact, the only blemish on Smith’s night was an interception on a play where a free rusher absolutely crushed him. That hit prevented Smith from stepping into the throw, so it fluttered short. However, the “Smith-haters” smelled blood in the water and struck.

Poster: John

"He threw it into triple coverage. Whether there’s pressure or not, that’s not good footballing"

I love reactionary “analysis”. Twitter has introduced a new world where a guy can be an armchair quarterback with worldwide access. The ability for someone to be so phenomenally WRONG in front of so many people is amazing. Alex Smith actually gets crushed on this play, to the point it clearly affects the throw. However, don’t bother telling that to this “savage” analyst. If Andy Reid would just put John in, the Chiefs would go all the way to state!