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QB Alex Smith - Kansas City Chiefs

6-4, 212Born: 5-7-1984College: UtahDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs NE 20 26 248 3 0 4 8 0 0
5 at SF 17 31 175 2 1 1 6 0 0
7 at SD 19 28 221 1 0 6 29 0 0
8 vs STL PROJ-Tremblay 19 31 * * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs SF (17 / 31 / 175 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Alex Smith showed in one game why 49ers fans were so confused for years as to whether he was worth keeping as a starting quarterback. On one hand, he executes the given offense very well as long as now demands are made to run an explosive, vertical offense. On Sunday, Smith did not complete a pass over 18 yards, but even the intermediate completions were short passes that Smith delivered quickly and allowed his receivers to create yards after the catch. Both of Smith's touchdown passes were on such plays. On the first drive of the game, Smith threw a tight end screen to Travis Kelce out of a three tight end bunch set to the left of the formation which allowed Kelce to barrel into the end zone behind two stout blockers. The other touchdown was a pass to rookie D'Anthony Thomas in the flat, and the scat back picked up some great blocking and his speed took care of the rest. Plays such as these are why Smith averaged 5.6 yards per attempt on the day. Even though Smith had the chance to have a story book ending to his return to San Francisco, Smith threw a late interception during the two minute drill which could have produced a game winning touchdown. Ultimately though, head coach Andy Reid failed Smith and the rest of the offense with his play calling. The Chiefs have the play makers to win in space and a quarterback in Smith who can orchestrate an offense to achieve that ball distribution, but for some reason Reid continuously fails to recognize the best way to facilitate that game plan.

2014 Week 7 vs SD (19 / 28 / 221 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 29 / 0 rush)

This was about as Alex Smith a performance as you could ask for. He completed a high percentage of his passes, didn't turn the ball over, scrambled for yardage, and rarely threw the ball downfield. In first half he only threw 7 passes, with almost all of them going to backs. His one throw downfield was a slant thrown behind Dwayne Bowe. Bowe caught the pass then spun away from a defender and raced up the field for a 26 yard gain. Later in the half he had a 9 yard scramble on 2nd and 6 that put the team in the red zone. The Chiefs dominated time of possession in the third quarter with the running game and Smith completing short passes. A.J. Jenkins took a wide receiver screen and turned it into a 19 yard gain. The play would have been a touchdown if Jenkins hadn't stepped out of bounds with no one near him. He followed that up with a 20 yard completion to Bowe, who was wide open because the defensive back fell down. Smith's touchdown pass came on the first play of the fourth quarter, to Anthony Sherman. It was a slow developing fullback screen and Sherman plowed through tacklers for the 11 yard score. Smith's best throw of the day came later in the 4th, hitting Bowe on a back shoulder throw for 13 yards on 3rd and 2. The Chiefs got the ball with 1:51 and a tie game and Smith drove them 62 yards for the game winning field goal. The highlights were a 9 yard scramble out of pressure and a 19 yard completion to Bowe on the run. Smith didn't do anything that would wow you athletically, but the precision with which he managed the game was impressive. He could have had a bigger day if not for four drops, including two in the red zone.


Latest News

Chiefs | Alex Smith has TD pass taken away (Wed Oct 8, 10:13 PM) - Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith lost a touchdown pass after an official stat change from Week 5. Originally, he was credited with a touchdown pass to RB De'Anthony Thomas, but that has been changed to a touchdown run, as the pass was deemed a lateral.

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