KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every time Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is flushed from the pocket, it seems that one of two things happens: He uses his fleet feet to scramble for yards, or he throws the ball away.
Neither of which is a bad thing.
The Chiefs have never had a quarterback who can make things happen on the ground with the same nimbleness as Smith, nor have they had one in recent years who is smart enough to throw the ball into the third row of seats rather than take a sack or force a pass into coverage.
"Listen, he's taking care of the football, and when it counts, he makes the plays. I appreciate that," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "We're winning football games and he's doing a nice job of managing it, and everyone feeds off it, both sides of the ball, his ability to manage it."
The Chiefs knew they weren't getting Peyton Manning or Tom Brady when they shipped a pair of draft picks to the 49ers to acquire Smith in the offseason. But they a...