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Old 06-05-2013, 06:26 PM  
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Prodded by Andy Reid, Chiefs QB Alex Smith learning to be more aggressive
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
One of the qualities the Chiefs like in new quarterback Alex Smith is his recent history with few turnovers. Smith threw just 10 interceptions in his last 25 games for the San Francisco 49ers, a stat that looks extremely pretty in Kansas City after Chiefs quarterbacks committed 27 turnovers last season.

Smith’s low turnover rate was due at least in part by his reluctance to throw the ball down the field. He was referred to by frustrated 49ers fans as Captain Checkdown for his habit of throwing shorter patterns to receivers for shorter gains.

Smith is in the process of being reprogrammed by Andy Reid, his new coach. Reid doesn’t want to turn Smith into a turnover machine but wants him to be more aggressive, particularly during offseason practice.

“You want to get a feel for the offense now, particularly when you’re new at it (and) if there are close throws, challenge it, see what you can get away with,” Reid said. “If it ends up being an interception, OK, it’s an interception. You learn from it. These are smart guys so they learn from it and once they get into the season, they’re not experimenting with it on game day and they know what they can get away with and know what they can’t.

“It’s a new offense. I would tell any quarterback that comes in new that that’s what you need to do. I’ve told them all that. Go ahead and take your shots and see what you can get away with, within reason. But if it’s a close throw, there are going to be a few of those in the National Football League on game day so you need to know what you can get away with on each route.”

Smith and the other Chiefs quarterbacks were rewarded with several long completions in Wednesday’s practice. Smith had three such plays, including two to Jon Baldwin, while Tyler Bray and Ricky Stanzi had one apiece.

Wednesday’s barrage of big passing plays isn’t necessarily an indication the deep ball is back in the Chiefs’ offense. But since such plays have been scarce for the Chiefs in each of the past two seasons, they’re taking it as an encouraging sign.

“We’re just kind of continuing to press to see what we can do … finding out what we’re capable of,” Smith said. “You’ve got to find that out at some point. This is what the practice field is for.”

Smith was the NFL’s highest-rated passer last season before he was injured, missed a start and then replaced by Colin Kaepernick as San Francisco’s starting quarterback. Smith was completing more than 70 percent of his passes, a high rate, and had just five interceptions.

Still, he had just 30 touchdown passes in his final 25 starts for the 49ers. While that’s a good number as a ratio with his 10 interceptions, it still represents a shortage of big plays.

Smith won’t turn into a mad bomber overnight, if he ever does.

“You want to stay aggressive,” Smith said. “But in the end I’m always trying to make the right read and throw where the defense is telling me to throw. You don’t come out here and predetermine anything, like ‘Oh, I’m going to chuck it deep on this play.’ I’m constantly trying to just trust my eyes and what I’m seeing out there, trust my reads and what I’ve prepared for and then come out here and throw good balls.”

For his part, Reid might be OK with that. But for now, when an interception costs the Chiefs nothing, he would prefer Smith be more of a gambler.

“Everybody is all on board (with Smith),” Reid said. “He’s a good football player. He’s showing that (along with) good leadership. I’m asking him to do a ton of things. He’s handling it. We’ve had an interception here or there but that’s all part of this thing. You’ve got to find out about the offense and you can’t do it with your hands in your pocket. You’ve got to go out and try things and experiment. That’s what he’s doing now.

“It’s just good stuff. He’s staying aggressive with the ball, and I appreciate that.”

The final offseason practice is today. The Chiefs won’t get together again as a group until training camp begins in July at Missouri Western State University.

Smith indicated he may try to throw to some Chiefs receivers during their downtime in an effort to stay sharp.

“We’re heads and shoulder above where we were a couple of months ago,” he said. “But that’s a never-ending thing. I don’t think it’s something like, ‘We’ve got a good feel for each other so we don’t need to work anymore.’ You’re constantly working at it. This is our job, this is our craft. Every single day, it’s coming out here and pushing to get better.”
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #1591
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Reality will soon be upon you in regards to Axl Reid. Are your back-peddlin' shoes at the ready, Dane-o?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:01 PM   #1592
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Reality will soon be upon you in regards to Axl Reid. Are your back-peddlin' shoes at the ready, Dane-o?
Back peddling on what, you methadone ridden cock bag?

You keep saying that I've made some kind of statement or taken a position on Alex Smith (which I have not) and each and every ****ing time I ask you to link us to a quote, your response is an LSD induced shitfest or an emoticon.

So, will you FINALLY link us, you broken down hobo?

And once again, the only DEFINITIVE statement I've made about Alex Smith is that he is NOT Matt Cassel.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:07 PM   #1593
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Back peddling on what, you methadone ridden cock bag?

You keep saying that I've made some kind of statement or taken a position on Alex Smith (which I have not) and each and every ****ing time I ask you to link us to a quote, your response is an LSD induced shitfest or an emoticon.

So, will you FINALLY link us, you broken down hobo?

And once again, the only DEFINITIVE statement I've made about Alex Smith is that he is NOT Matt Cassel.
You've stated, time and ****ing time again, that the hiring of Reid and acquisition of Smith was the best possible course of action for this franchise, you keyboard-spazzing, monkey ****er. You are about to find out otherwise. How much more simple can I make it for you?

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What DO YOU NEED, MOTHER****ER?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #1594
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:15 PM   #1595
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You've stated, time and ****ing time again, that the hiring of Reid and acquisition of Smith was the best possible course of action for this franchise, you keyboard-spazzing, monkey ****er. You are about to find out otherwise. How much more simple can I make it for you?

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Good God, you're ****ing stupid.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #1596
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Geno Smith will probably win a playoff game before Alex Smith throws 20 TDs as a Chief.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:25 PM   #1597
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Geno Smith will probably win a playoff game before Alex Smith throws 20 TDs as a Chief.
Really? I'll wager any amount of money you want on this. I'm not that thrilled about Alex Smith, but I think you have let your emotions override your brain.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #1598
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Geno Smith will probably win a playoff game before Alex Smith throws 20 TDs as a Chief.


Okay

He's not even gonna beat out Sanchez.

Think about that for a minute.

We overrated Geno. Admit it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:32 PM   #1599
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You've stated, time and ****ing time again, that the hiring of Reid and acquisition of Smith was the best possible course of action for this franchise,
Please share with us who Clark Hunt should have hired as Head Coach and GM. Then, please tell us who should be the starting QB in 2013 instead of Alex Smith.

I expect you to answer in a timely manner and I WILL badger you until you answer.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #1600
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Still hangin' on Geno's nuts after all the first round QB talk this off season.
In a REAL QB draft dude probably goes in the 4th.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #1601
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Okay

He's not even gonna beat out Sanchez.
Maybe not in camp, but by the end of the year, Geno will be their starter.

And I'm pretty serious about the 20 TD passes thing.

Alex had two of the greatest goal line threats in the league (Davis and Moss) and a great play action threat and couldn't hit 20 the last two years.

How's he gonna do it here?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #1602
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Still hangin' on Geno's nuts after all the first round QB talk this off season.
In a REAL QB draft dude probably goes in the 4th.
BRODIE CROYLE went in the 3rd.

Geno Smith fell only due to the post-Luck/RGIII draft climate.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #1603
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Good God, you're ****ing stupid.
It really does get tiresome, doesn't it?
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #1604
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Alex had two of the greatest goal line threats in the league (Davis and Moss) and a great play action threat and couldn't hit 20 the last two years.

How's he gonna do it here?

50 year old Moss and a 6'2" TE.
Please keep it comin.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #1605
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