Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Alex Smith might as well have been playing Paul Newman's part from the seminal 1967 film ''Cool Hand Luke'' after the Kansas City Chiefs struggled in a preseason loss to San Francisco. You know, where Newman - playing Luke, a young prisoner - repeats a line delivered by the captain earlier in the movie: ''What we've got here,'' he says, ''is a failure to communicate.'' Yep, there were plenty of failures to communicate last Friday night. Smith couldn't get on the same page with his wide receivers. The offensive line may as well have been speaking a different language the way they performed. The collective group was unable to put together a sustained drive all game against the 49ers's salty defense. Smith was among several players who bemoaned the communication issues afterward. Several others said during practice this week that developing better communication, particularly on the offensive side, has been a priority heading into Saturday night's game in Pittsburgh. Perhaps it's o...
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