Kansas City Chiefs: Takeaways from Week 3’s Resuscitating Win
By Brett Gering
If Alex Smith Brought About World Peace, 9 Fans Would Travel Back in Time to Tweet That He’s an Anti-Hatred Commie
Sep 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins defense during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Do you know what kind of people are the worst? (Trick question—clowns don’t have souls.) Those who lack humility. Those whose egos can’t draw a line in the sand when it comes to opinion versus fact, especially as it pertains to the self-identifying playground of sports.
Discovering that opinions are allowed expiration dates makes life a lot less…”Wha…What? What was that? Who the **** are you throwing to? Baby Jesus?“-ish.
I thought Kelvin Benjamin was primed to become Jon Baldwin: Chapter 2. Three weeks into the season, the guy is reeling in Cirque du Soleil catches like its his religious duty. I might’ve been wrong about him. [Checks pulse]
For whatever reason, a sliver of critics are convinced that Kansas City’s quarterback is a foreign agent plotting to load up T-shirt cannons, steal Warpaint and ride around shooting fiery “JUST WIN BABY!” turtlenecks into living-room windows. It’s like someone just told them Smith ate their Happy Meal.
If a quarterback posts three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 136 passer rating behind the breathing cobweb known as Kansas City’s O-line—the same one that Pro Football Focus (PFF) ranks No. 32 in pass protection—he’s probably not the problem.
Next Monday, if Smith takes a sack and you know somebody like this—someone who goes Gollum over a five-yard loss—mute the Samsung, put down their Cheetos and hug them.
Unless you have a camera, in which case, show them this: