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|Current Player Ranking: 25|
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Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin off to best start ever with Alex Smith
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/29/15) New Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has hit it off with quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason.
Maclin came to Kansas City from Philadelphia in the offseason, and his communication with Smith has been more than either player expected.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been off to a better start with a particular quarterback in my life,” Maclin said, per KCChiefs.com.
Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, like head coach Andy Reid, brought the Philadelphia offense to Kansas City, which has helped Maclin's transition.
“He’s only a couple years removed from our system,” Pederson said. “We’ve changed some things since he’s been in the offense, but he’s such a smart, savvy, veteran guy that he’s picked up on what we’re doing really fast. He and Alex have sort of developed that continuity right away.”
Chiefs' Alex Smith pin points areas of improvement during offseason
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/3/15) Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is a 10-year veteran and a former top overall pick, but that won't stop him from identifying areas in his game that need improvement and working on them during the offseason, per ESPN.com.
This offseason, Smith has targeted his footwork as one of the main facets of his game he needs to add some fine tuning to.
"For me, footwork is something that never goes away," Smith said. "You're constantly trying to get better with your feet. For me, it's working on being more consistent from being under center and in the [shotgun formation], when I do go back and forth. It's something that looking back on the tape from last year, I was a little bit all over the place and footwork is so important as a quarterback. It's kind of the foundation of throwing. Trying to get to a point where I'm more consistent with that. With that, you're more balanced and I think over the long haul you're going to complete more footballs, you're going to throw better balls."
Decision-making, especially on long plays downfield are another concern Smith is addressing. Last season, he threw just six interceptions but the Chiefs were last in the league in long passes.
"Both lend themselves to throwing the football down the field and being efficient," Smith said. "Any time you've got inefficiencies or wasted movement, things like that, it's only detracting from what you can put on the football. For me, I think both of those things are what I came away with as far as being efficient. Both of those go with being a better quarterback and throwing the ball downfield as well."
Smith threw for 3,265 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.
Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) says he's ready to go for workouts
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/20/15) After suffering a lacerated spleen in Week 16, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said he's fully ready to participate in workouts, reports the Kansas City Star.
Smith sustained the injury after taking a brutal hit to the abdomen against the Steelers in Week 16 and had to sit out the team's regular season finale as a result.
Chiefs RB Charles, WR Bowe among questionable players for Week 17
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/26/14) The Chiefs have ruled quarterback Alex Smith (spleen) and cornerback Phillip Gaines (illness) out for Sunday's Week 17 divisional showdown against the Chargers.
Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder), running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) and guard Zach Fulton (foot, toe) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin (hand) and inside linebacker Joe Mays (knee) were deemed probable.
|Fantasy owners are never going to trust Alex Smith, and he's not someone who will post dominant stats on a consistent basis. But Smith can be a sneaky Fantasy option and is someone to consider when streaming the position. The addition of Jeremy Maclin and the expected improvement from Travis Kelce should also help Smith this season. In 2014, despite no receiver scoring a touchdown all year (you can blame Smith or his terrible receiving corps led by Dwayne Bowe), Smith still had 3,265 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions on 65 percent completions and 254 rushing yards and one touchdown. He was the No. 19 quarterback in standard leagues and had at least 20 Fantasy points in four games, including missing the season finale with a lacerated spleen. We don't advocate drafting Smith in anything but two-quarterback leagues, but he could be a useful option in deeper formats when he's facing a favorable matchup. And if Maclin and Kelce can help elevate Smith this season then he might be a quality addition off the waiver wire.
(Updated 4/21/15) |