Could the Bucs Be the Surprise Team in 2014?

Last year the Kansas City Chiefs, hot off a putrid 2–14 2012 season, pulled off the ultimate turnaround, finishing an unexpected 11–5 and making the playoffs. They did it by bringing in veteran quarterback Alex Smith to stabilize an offense that had been over-relying on a star running back Jamaal Charles, keeping together a young and talented defense, and tabbing a veteran coach...
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Re-Capping the Chiefs Offense In Every Game Last Season

 The Chiefs started out 9-0, finished 11-5. The Offense started out slow, but finished strong. The Defense started out hot, but in the end they looked as if Elsa had put a spell on them. I wanted to know why this happened. Why did the Offense begin moving the ball and scoring big points while the D gave up just as much if not more?Here I will re-cap every Kansas City Chiefs game...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

There are a few numbers the Kansas City Chiefs and its fans want to forget over the last two. The first is 2-14, as in the record of the 2012 team – the one that placed five players in the Pro Bowl and still had the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.The second is 28 as in 28 points – the lead the Chiefs had in the 2013-14 playoffs. The lead that the Indianapolis Colts overcame...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Projected 2014 Offensive Starters

This post wasn’t my idea to begin with, it was the idea of my good friend John Miceli who told me I should project the Chiefs starting lineup. I found it to be a great idea, and so here I am, projecting the Chiefs 11 offensive starters. Quarterback: Alex Smith Gained in a trade from the 49ers in exchange for 2 2nd round picks last season, Smith turned in the best season the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs reportedly cut Brandon Flowers to free up cap room for Alex Smith

According to,  one of the reasons the Chiefs cut cornerback brandon Flowers was to free up some cap room in order to sign quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term extension. Smith’s hanging contract situation is one of the reasons that the Chiefs cut Brandon Flowers last week. (Flowers signed with San Diego on Tuesday.) The Chiefs need extra salary-cap space to extend...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Brandon Flowers moves on, Succop next?

The Kansas City Chiefs mandatory mini-camp has come and gone. The top story to came out of camp was simply that Justin Houston was not in attendance. Other big stories were Alex Smith’s development with Dwayne Bowe, who would replace Brandon Flowers as the Chiefs starting cornerback and, finally, how the backup quarterbacks stack up against one another. As we move into more of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Alex Smith does not deserve big money

Alex Smith came into the 2005 NFL draft as a guaranteed top five pick. It all came down to whether teams that needed a quarterback wanted Smith or Aaron Rodgers. The 49ers chose Smith number one overall, but since then it has been quite the roller coaster ride for Smith and all those involved. Smith came into San Fran as the savior for a franchise with great history, but had been...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: The Chiefs who gained the most in OTAs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First, a caveat. No Alex Smith here, even though he generally looked pretty salty -- and saltier by the day. No Dwayne Bowe, either, even as that new diet had him flashing a little more voom -- and flashing past defenders. And no Jamaal Charles, because it goes without saying: More days than not, No. 25 was the best player on the field. But given all that, which...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Smith: All in

While the big story at the Kansas City Chiefs’ mandatory mini-camp is the holdout of star linebacker Justin Houston, the players that are actively practicing met with the media yesterday afternoon, following the conclusion of day one. Of note, another prominent Chiefs player who is also engaged in a contract negotiation of his own – Alex Smith – discussed the Chiefs offseason...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the San Diego Chargers will win the AFC West in 2014

The AFC West will be a much tougher division in 2014. When all four teams have played their 16 games, the San Diego Chargers will have won the AFC West. Although I believe the Denver Broncos had their best season in 2013, they will continue to rattle opponent’s defenses. If Alex Smith can maintain his stellar play for the Kansas City Chiefs, they will force the best from their...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith named 19th best in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s QB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith arrested

The Chiefs starting cornerback and the team’s marquee free agent signing in 2013 was arrested late Sunday night, according to KCTV5 in Kansas City. BREAKING: @KCChiefs player cited for driving drunk and carelessly. Updates here, on KCTV5 News at 5 p.m. — KCTV5 – Kansas City (@KCTV5) June 10, 2014 According to the KCTV5 news story, Smith was seen attempting...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Aaron Murray gets engaged, Alex Smith contract, Chiefs mandatory OTA’s

The Kansas City Chiefs begin their final week of voluntary OTA’s before their first mandatory workouts next week. The biggest questions facing the team right now are pretty simple. 1) Will Brandon Flowers and Justin Houston be at those mandatory OTA’s? 2) Will the Chiefs give Alex Smith the contract extension he’s hoping for? We should have the answer to the first question...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith - Pay him or just let him play?

Chiefs fans are passionate and knowledgeable about their team. For years they have waited for a quarterback that could possibly be the answer to the franchise’s drought at the most important position on the field. There were years where there have been good QB’s that donned a Chiefs uniform but nothing that has been sustainable for more than a couple years. Trent Green gave KC...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith says Andy Reid is still “a big cheeseburger guy”

getty images Andy Reid took his cheeseburger act to Kansas City last year in a move that saw the Chiefs return to the playoffs and a career season out of quarterback Alex Smith. Smith recently appeared on’s What up, Pro? and was asked to talk about 2013 season. While Smith did not have any superstitions he did spill the beans on Reid. “He’s a big cheeseburger guy,...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Potential release of Brandon Flowers, Alex Smith’s contract and no Justin Houston at OTA’s

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Kansas City Chiefs this week. Kansas City Chiefs:   This was a big week for the Chiefs on Twitter in terms of breaking news, potential moves the team could make, and updates on the contract status of Alex Smith, Justin Houston and Brandon Flowers. (READ) The first week of Chiefs...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith: Pay him or let him walk?

Does Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith belong in the same tier as Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler and Drew Brees? Those four QB’s are in the $18 million club and from rumors we’ve heard, Smith wants to be a part of that club too, which doesn’t even include Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Smith is set to get paid $8 million this year, which makes him the 15th...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Rumors: KC willing to franchise Alex Smith

The Kansas City Chiefs are currently negotiating with starting quarterback Alex Smith to insure he will be under contract after the 2014 season and not a unrestricted free agent. After unsuccessful negotiations, the Chiefs let it be known that they will consider the franchise tag to insure his continued career with the team.                                   ...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Reid remains optimistic they’ll extend Alex Smith

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid continued to remain positive on Thursday that they’ll sign quarterback Alex Smith to a contract extension. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reporters on Wednesday that Smith is looking for top-quarterback money. Smith’s wife then came on Twitter and claimed that’s not the case. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Ordinary Production, Alex Smith Reportedly Demands Extraordinary Salary

For Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, last season didn’t end as he probably had wanted it to, but he did perform admirably for a team coming off it’s worst win total since 2008. As he enters his final season of his contract, which will pay him a base salary of $7.5 million,’s Ian [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits today) The post Despite Ordinary Production...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Smith wants top-tier quarterback money

The Kansas City Chiefs had a surprisingly successful first season with Alex Smith under center running new head coach Andy Reid’s offense. But does that mean Smith is worthy of top-tier quarterback money? Apparently he believes it does. A report on Wednesday claims that Smith wants to be paid like a franchise quarterback and wants to get an extension done before the 2014 season...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith is going to have to give a little -- maybe a lot -- to make an extension work in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Of course Alex Smith isn't worth Jay Cutler money. Jay Cutler isn't worth Jay Cutler money. None of that is No. 11's fault, per se. His agent, Tom Condon, has a job, and that job involves grabbing the Hunts by their wingtips, flipping them over, and shaking them soundly until the last nickel hits the pavement. Smith will only be 30 once. The Kansas...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith’s wife fires back at NFL reporters who claim her husband is looking for top-tier money

Jason Cole and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported today that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is looking for top-tier money. Smith’s wife responded on Twitter with the following: @evansilva @RapSheet Although I find this comical.. You are clearly misinformed!! Your "source" is leading you astray var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith wants 18 million a year, I would show him the door

What is Alex Smith thinking?  The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is now wanting top tier money, and I am sorry he is a good quarterback, but not that good.  I don’t think the Chiefs should pay this kind of money, I would show him the door.   Ian Rapoport        ✔ @RapSheet Follow Correct. $18M. RT @JasonPhilCole […] The post Alex Smith wants 18 million a...
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May 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Report: Alex Smith Wants $18 Million Per Season From Chiefs

We can all formally thank Jay Cutler for every starting quarterback in the league feeling they deserve a big money contract. The Chiefs and Alex Smith are currently at odds about his exact worth to the club.  According to reports, Smith wants to be paid like a franchise quarterback.  Kansas City feels like Smith is a second-tier type player, and would like to lower the number....
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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