Alex Smith says ‘I could care less’ about perception


Alex Smith drives fans insane. He does not care about stats, and he certainly leaves some big plays on the table because he checks the ball down within a second or two.

On the flip side, Smith wins. And wins. And wins. You always feel like Smith is holding the team back and lifting them up all at the exact same time. On Sunday, Smith started out playing brutal football, but made the big plays down the stretch to propel the Kansas City Chiefs to a fifth consecutive win.

After the game, Smith was asked about his feelings on the idea that he’s a game manager. Undoubtedly sick of that question, Smith gave a strong answer.

Smith made all the major plays on Sunday. He almost threw a few interceptions, but he didn’t. Then Smith unloaded on the Bills, hitting Jeremy Maclin for a 41-yard score when the Chiefs needed it the most, making it a two-point game in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Smith made a great run and then dove head-first for a first down on 3rd and 11. Later on the drive, Smith hit Travis Kelce for a touchdown on a bullet pass.

It’s the kind of game that makes you run the full range of emotions with Smith. Luckily, it ended with a win.