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Chiefs QB Smith finally starting to let loose on offense

National Football League

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith’s even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
He was rebuffing all those critics who said he couldn’t throw the ball downfield. He was proving that he’s more than just a “game manager,” that almost derogatory term for a passer who doesn’t have the arm strength or courage to fit difficult throws into tight spots.
So leave it to Smith’s offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson, to explain exactly what it meant for the veteran quarterback to finally have ...

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