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Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 05:27 PM
I've never been any advocate for this guy or anything, but today he is looking amazing. He is extending plays well and making great throws. Best I've ever seen him look. He has absolutely shredded the Colts today and will be adding some momentum going into next week to play New England.

eriadoc
01-04-2014, 05:30 PM
I think he's the type of QB that will thrive in certain systems and not so much in others.

Andrew Luck is reminding me of Peyton Manning's 9-10 playoff record today. :D

JCTexan
01-04-2014, 05:33 PM
I've never been any advocate for this guy or anything, but today he is looking amazing. He is extending plays well and making great throws. Best I've ever seen him look. He has absolutely shredded the Colts today and will be adding some momentum going into next week to play New England.

Are you predicting San Diego to beat Cincinnati? Otherwise they will be traveling to Denver.

Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 05:34 PM
I think he's the type of QB that will thrive in certain systems and not so much in others.

Andrew Luck is reminding me of Peyton Manning's 9-10 playoff record today. :D

Man, Luck just came back with a freaking amazing throw and catch from his receiver. It's not totally over just yet, but I like seeing the Andrew Luck struggles myself. :brando:

Speedy
01-04-2014, 05:35 PM
I've never been any advocate for this guy or anything, but today he is looking amazing. He is extending plays well and making great throws. Best I've ever seen him look. He has absolutely shredded the Colts today and will be adding some momentum going into next week to play New England.

Unless the Chargers upset Cincy, the Chiefs play Denver next week.

thunderkyss
01-04-2014, 05:35 PM
I think Alex is pretty good at deciding when to take risks, & when not to. For the most part we see him as a game manager, because he's pretty good at managing the game. But it appears he knows "play-off time" is "play-off time."

thunderkyss
01-04-2014, 05:37 PM
For reference, he's listed as 6'4" 217

Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 05:40 PM
I think Alex is pretty good at deciding when to take risks, & when not to. For the most part we see him as a game manager, because he's pretty good at managing the game. But it appears he knows "play-off time" is "play-off time."

He did have an amazing playoff game two years ago against the Saints where he led two come from behind drives to win that game. One of the best post season games ever in NFL history. The next game after that was lost due to a fumble by the KR against the Giants. He has had some nice playoff games. You are right about that.

JB
01-04-2014, 05:42 PM
I've never been any advocate for this guy or anything, but today he is looking amazing. He is extending plays well and making great throws. Best I've ever seen him look. He has absolutely shredded the Colts today and will be adding some momentum going into next week to play New England.

I think he's finally got some coaching. He went thru what 4 OC while at SF? Finally the one year with Harbaugh he started looking good until hurt. Then Kapernick took over. Now he's not asked to be the savior and burdened with #1 pick status.

Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Don't look now, but the Chiefs look like they are in a ton of trouble after two straight scores from the Colts where they momentum has shifted. The Colts found their rhythm, and I wouldn't want to be facing Luck right now.

houstonspartan
01-04-2014, 05:48 PM
Good coaching can work wonders.

Uncle Rico
01-04-2014, 07:21 PM
Lol at this thread.

Showtime100
01-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Lol at this thread.

How's that?

Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 07:31 PM
Lol at this thread.

Are you incapable of understanding what it was about or are you here to suggest that Smith didn't have a great game because his teams defense gave up 45 points?

Either way I'm laughing at your troll post as usual.

Showtime100
01-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Are you incapable of understanding what it was about or are you here to suggest that Smith didn't have a great game because his teams defense gave up 45 points?

Either way I'm laughing at your troll post as usual.

That's why I posted the "huh?"...lol.

30-46, 478 yds, 4 td, 0 int, is torching the defense. He was, unfortunately, only one of two QB's in the game torching defenses.

No, blame it on whatever he wants, but not Smith. Alex Smith got them out of jam after jam.

Playoffs
01-04-2014, 07:44 PM
I've never been any advocate for this guy or anything, but today he is looking amazing. He is extending plays well and making great throws. Best I've ever seen him look. He has absolutely shredded the Colts today and will be adding some momentum going into next week to play New England.

Reid did a fine job game-planning, calling plays and Alex has upped his taking shots downfield. Nice job, tough loss.

Uncle Rico
01-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Texecutioner
01-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

Uuumm do you read the thread at all or do you just get off on dropping turds in threads for kicks? This thread was never about the Chiefs winning or losing. It was about Smith going on a tear early in the game which was surprising.

burro
01-04-2014, 08:13 PM
That intentional grounding penalty essentially lost the game for the Chiefs. Unfortunate considering Smith was putting on a clinic for most of the game.

Norg
01-05-2014, 10:20 AM
IDK I always thought he reminded me of Scahub jr Capt Checkdown or Capt move teeehhhhhh chains

kingtexan
01-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Umm, Alex lost.

Luck is the real deal ... don't sleep on Indy.

htowntexans1985
01-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Umm, Alex lost.

Luck is the real deal ... don't sleep on Indy.

No the chiefs lost. Alex put up 44 points. The chiefs defense looked like turnstiles out their. Go ahead and crown luck if you want. They'll be done next week.

thunderkyss
01-05-2014, 09:25 PM
No the chiefs lost. Alex put up 44 points. The chiefs defense looked like turnstiles out their. Go ahead and crown luck if you want. They'll be done next week.

I don't like Luck.


But that kid gets it.

Double Barrel
01-06-2014, 11:57 AM
My son's buddy kept asking me why I continued to watch the game when it was 38-10.

He said I was too hardcore of a football fan to keep watching, but I just told him one thing: Andrew Luck.

This kid is the real deal. Regardless of how he starts, he is all about finishing strong, and he did it again. If only the Chiefs were up by 34 points to have the Colts come back...man, could have at least made that other comeback no. 2 in history.

I feel for Chiefs fans, though, knowing exactly how it feels to see your great team blow a huge lead in the playoffs. Alex Smith played fantastic, but he does not have the Captain Comeback in him. He's a sort of Trent Dilfer type of QB who needs a defense than can protect a friggin' 28 point lead.

Alex Smith is sort of an underdog QB, and I've been hoping he'd prove his critics wrong. I think this season proved that he can be a viable NFL QB. Unfortunately for him, he's in the same division as Peyton Manning. We know how that feels.

thunderkyss
01-06-2014, 12:04 PM
My son's buddy kept asking me why I continued to watch the game when it was 38-10.

He said I was too hardcore of a football fan to keep watching, but I just told him one thing: Andrew Luck.

This kid is the real deal.

They came out from half time & laid an egg. KC went down the field & scored again. I gave the Colts one more drive before I was going to turn it off.

& the rest is history.

That was the first game ever that I saw what everyone else has been saying.

Double Barrel
01-06-2014, 12:06 PM
They came out from half time & laid an egg. KC went down the field & scored again. I gave the Colts one more drive before I was going to turn it off.

& the rest is history.

That was the first game ever that I saw what everyone else has been saying.

If that had been Houston team down by 28 in a playoff game, I might have found something better to do at that point.

But, I kept watching, just wondering what Andrew Luck was about. It's the same feeling in my gut when Brady was down to the Broncos earlier this season. I just wanted to see how the team responded, and sure enough, Brady does what Brady does, just like Luck did what he did.

I hate that Luck is in our division for the next decade. Makes me hate the Colts like I used to hate the Titans and Cowboys. hate hate hate ;)

santo
01-06-2014, 12:15 PM
The touchdown he made while diving in the endzone made me hate the Colts more out of pure jealousy. Most quarterbacks in those instances would have just jumped on the ball, but he took it and made his own destiny.

I kept wondering why we couldn't get the hometown qb.

HOU-TEX
01-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Sad really. The Chiefs defense destroyed a very nice outing by Smith. Admittedly, I was quite surprised. Props to Alex

I think their defense was vastly overrated this season (by me too). A soft schedule helped too, considering only one of their wins was a playoff team and all of their losses were by playoff teams.

But, a very nice season considering where they were last year.

GuerillaBlack
01-06-2014, 02:54 PM
The touchdown he made while diving in the endzone made me hate the Colts more out of pure jealousy. Most quarterbacks in those instances would have just jumped on the ball, but he took it and made his own destiny.

I kept wondering why we couldn't get the hometown qb.

Makes me sad. We sucked a year too late. The guy plays like **** for two and a half quarters and then a HOF qb for the rest. This guy has double digit comeback win after comeback win during the regular season and now he has a signature one in the playoffs in just his second year.

The Texans better not mess up this QB pick. And they won't if they pick.... ;)



Sad really. The Chiefs defense destroyed a very nice outing by Smith. Admittedly, I was quite surprised. Props to Alex

I think their defense was vastly overrated this season (by me too). A soft schedule helped too, considering only one of their wins was a playoff team and all of their losses were by playoff teams.

But, a very nice season considering where they were last year.

To be fair though, the Chiefs were losing players left and right. Still a big ass lead to lose.

leebigeztx
01-06-2014, 02:55 PM
Reid did a fine job game-planning, calling plays and Alex has upped his taking shots downfield. Nice job, tough loss.


Not really. The slant to bowe was a 8 yd route turned to 60 on catch and run. The 3rd and 10 to avery, landry got flat and toler let a speed guy loose. Avery was open by 5 yds. If you watch the chiefs, its a low risk offense like the texans. They just have a more dynamic players with speed in mccluster,charles,and avery. Those shallow crossing routes,bubble screens,and rb screens are easy plays for the qb. Smith can't really be blamed for the loss except only getting 6 pts in the 2nd half despite the indy to. As I said too,that defense was overrated. They gave up an avg of 30ppg vs manning,rivers,and luck. Yeah, they can beat the keenums and the pryors,but that's it.

thunderkyss
01-06-2014, 07:06 PM
If that had been Houston team down by 28 in a playoff game, I might have found something better to do at that point.

But, I kept watching, just wondering what Andrew Luck was about. It's the same feeling in my gut when Brady was down to the Broncos earlier this season. I just wanted to see how the team responded, and sure enough, Brady does what Brady does, just like Luck did what he did.

I hate that Luck is in our division for the next decade. Makes me hate the Colts like I used to hate the Titans and Cowboys. hate hate hate ;)

I was half-assed joking in the game thread, & no doubt Luck did what he needed to do to win & then some, but so did Donald Brown, & so did that defense. Luck could have had the exact same game, had his defense not stepped it up, Andrew Luck wouldn't have done enough.

thunderkyss
01-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Makes me sad. We sucked a year too late.

Yeah... if we'd have sucked last year, we could have drafted Geno Smith.

:kitten:

The trick is do like the Jets, not screw around & take a guy too early because you have a need. Work the system, maximize your picks.

JCTexan
01-06-2014, 07:22 PM
My son's buddy kept asking me why I continued to watch the game when it was 38-10.

He said I was too hardcore of a football fan to keep watching, but I just told him one thing: Andrew Luck.

This kid is the real deal. Regardless of how he starts, he is all about finishing strong, and he did it again. If only the Chiefs were up by 34 points to have the Colts come back...man, could have at least made that other comeback no. 2 in history.

I feel for Chiefs fans, though, knowing exactly how it feels to see your great team blow a huge lead in the playoffs. Alex Smith played fantastic, but he does not have the Captain Comeback in him. He's a sort of Trent Dilfer type of QB who needs a defense than can protect a friggin' 28 point lead.

Alex Smith is sort of an underdog QB, and I've been hoping he'd prove his critics wrong. I think this season proved that he can be a viable NFL QB. Unfortunately for him, he's in the same division as Peyton Manning. We know how that feels.

To go with that, I wonder how different this game would have been had both Jamaal Charles & Knile Davis not gotten injured. The Chiefs had no running game to milk the clock.

BullNation4Life
01-07-2014, 08:19 AM
I have always thought Alex Smith has gotten the raw end of the stick in his career. 8 years in SF and had like 3 different HC, numerous OC and a horrible O-line. He got the David Carr treatment for a while.

Harbaugh comes in, known as a QB coach, and turns Smith around. Smith gets SF to the NFC Championship and lost. Started of pretty well for SF last year, got hurt and the rest is history.

glad to see him get a shot under Reid.

Double Barrel
01-07-2014, 02:52 PM
I was half-assed joking in the game thread, & no doubt Luck did what he needed to do to win & then some, but so did Donald Brown, & so did that defense. Luck could have had the exact same game, had his defense not stepped it up, Andrew Luck wouldn't have done enough.

True, but defenses get confidence when they know they have a clutch QB that never quits.

Same could be said about plenty of clutch QBs. Those guys don't play defense. But when a defense knows that they have to make a stop to give their QB a chance, it gives them an intangible boost that is hard to measure.

To go with that, I wonder how different this game would have been had both Jamaal Charles & Knile Davis not gotten injured. The Chiefs had no running game to milk the clock.

I think the Chiefs would have won if they had Charles and Davis to control the clock. I was a bit surprised by how well the team played when Charles went down so early in the game.