Alex Smith’s Bucs Criticism Stunned K.C. Media

November 22nd, 2016


Interesting tidbit out of Joe’s trip to sunny and cold Kansas City to watch the Bucs’ manhandling of the Chiefs.

Listening to the official Chiefs pregame show while stuck in Arrowhead Stadium traffic, the hometown analysts were expressing their shock that Alex Smith had negative things to say about the Buccaneers’ defense.

Their surprise wasn’t because the Bucs defense is so great. Of course not. It was because they had never heard Smith say anything other than praise for an opposing defense.

Yes, in four seasons as starting QB for the Chiefs, the guys who follow the team daily couldn’t recall one time when Smith delivered anything but love for his next opponent.

Last week, Smith said the Bucs’ defense on film was “Jekyll and Hyde” and teams have “gotten after them.”

It seems Smith really saw some ugly stuff from the Tampa Bay defense, enough to break four years of sticking to the everybody’s-great script.

Joe wonders what Smith is thinking now? Ha!

On a similar note, Monday morning sports radio in Kansas City was hammering Smith for not being as good as America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. The host on the team’s flagship station was putting his foot down, wondering what exactly the Chiefs really got trading two second-round picks for Smith and paying him $17 million a year.

26 Responses to “Alex Smith’s Bucs Criticism Stunned K.C. Media”

  1. Buc50 Says:

    Great photo…no words needed

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Funny stuff

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Classic! Love it!

  4. VaTom Says:

    Guess he got the Hyde…mean, ugly, monstrous when what he wanted was Hyde… that’s what ya get jackass.

  5. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    Alex Smith wasn’t even that bad. Their defense being unable to stop Jameis on 3rd down is what did them in.

    Although the interception did help lol.

  6. Philip Says:

    I love that Smith spoke his true feelings. I am tired of all the lame pregame praise players give their upcoming opponent.

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    What he said was true, but as a qb you don’t let your true feelings be known.

  8. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    I’m not so sure that you can say he was being negative, seems like a fair observation about our D before the last couple of weeks. But, I guess people need something to write about.

  9. pick6 Says:

    “The host on the team’s flagship station was putting his foot down, wondering what exactly the Chiefs really got trading two second-round picks for Smith and paying him $17 million a year.”

    ah, kneejerk football takes….i guess winning 80% of the games you’ve played since Halloween last year is just not impressive. i wonder if said radio host could name all of the QBs better than Alex Smith that the Chiefs have trotted out in this century. I’m no chiefs historian but off the top of my head it’s a list of roughly zero names

  10. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Alex Smith led NFL in QBR this week so i guess he was right

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Our D has been a mixed bag this year but it was nice of him to say that to make sure he got the business end of Jekyll & Hyde. I was just looking at the standings and just came to realize that Dallas has one of the softest schedules in the NFL so far. The only team with a winning record they have played is the Giants in week 1 and Dallas lost that game. Other than that they have beat the 5-5 Ravens and 5-5 Steelers. I was totally buying into the Dallas hype but stupid me, if Dallas manages to line up a team with 11 on offense and 11 on defense the media will grant them Super Bowl access. Dallas may indeeed be prove to be good this year, but so far, it certainly has not been trial by fire.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Isn’t it a beautiful thing to know that other team’s “fans” are just as crazy as we are?! I can see the blog entries now

    DB56 says: “Justin Houston is soft and needs to be traded for a bag of peanuts! ZERO sacks against a turnstile at RT!”

    tflaxcon says: “Poe has a loser mentality. Where’s the $101 million hot dog man?!”

    831bucboi says: “Worst coach ever! Reid should let Smith throw wherever he wants. Bad playcalling! TOMSULA Go Chiefs!”

    Dallas Chief says: “Worst GM ever! Where’s Dom?!”

    Chief Bonzai says: “Buc pass defense- 397 yds PG…”

    Re-Realist says: Andy Reid belongs in the cornfields instead of LoserLovie!!!! 6 more games till Reid firing!!!! Herd the cattle!!!!!”

    Yucchiefman says: “Ah geez! Come on guys! He’s still the best QB we got!”

  13. Doctor Stroud Says:

    That’s a scary parallel universe, Bucsfanman!

  14. R.O. Says:

    Huh? Sounds like he said what everyone knows…

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    Whatever. It’s the Bucs. People gonna hate. It’s actually been fine with me this year. Everyone and their momma picked the Panthers on MNF and we came away with the win. Same happened with KC. So if all national media and others 100% want to take the others against the Bucs, its fine with me.

  16. D-Rome Says:

    >Last week, Smith said the Bucs’ defense on film was “Jekyll and Hyde” and teams have “gotten after them.”

    It’s surprising Alex Smith would say something like this publicly but he wasn’t exactly wrong heading into the Chiefs game. Against good teams the Bucs defense has not been very good.

    How quickly some of you forget about the Raiders game…

  17. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    D Rome right on, i think the KC offense does what the bucs defense CAN defend well, just dont throw it down the seam or deep at the safeties because they are still turrible

  18. BucTrooper Says:

    They must have seen something terrible because they drew up a play based on Conte consistently being fooled.

  19. 813bucboi Says:

    screw the chiefs…its on to the seahawks…..use play action and tight end…..get those lb’s sucked in with the run game and hit brate down the seem or on wheel routes….execute on screens and draws….BUCS17-10…

    we get a “w” vs. san diego, no(twice) and Carolina….lose a nail biter in dallas…


  20. Louis Friend Says:

    Well he’s right on. The Bucs defense has been atrocious against good offenses, and even against some terrible ones. What Smith failed to do was recognize that his offense wasn’t very good at scoring and the Bucs might be able to handle them inside the 20.

    On the flip side, we’re a couple of weeks removed from the defense being absolutely destroyed by two VERY good offenses. I mean c’mon people. This defense is not a good one. We’ve got safeties who get annihilated by decent TE’s, who are a step late arriving in coverage – and our rookie corner has gotten consistently torched. Oh and our pass rush still stinks against a remotely capable offensive line.

    This week against Russell Wilson – I wish them all the luck in the world. They don’t always score a lot. But they almost always find a way to win. If it’s a close game, there’s few QB’s who can be as clutch as he is.

  21. JonBuc Says:

    Nice going, Hey Jude. Good thing Banks was sent packing :/

  22. Kevin Says:

    The guy has won a lot of games in KC…and our defense was horrendous the first half of the year so yeah….I see where he was coming from.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucsfanman …Thanks for leaving me off the list.

    I’m have a kind of crazy all to my own.

  24. Bucwylde Says:

    @Bucsfanman That was awesome 🙂

  25. bucvol2 Says:

    I see where he is coming from also. This is a non story! Give me some news JOE!!

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    I forgot about you ’87, but you do have a point lol.

    Thanks Bucwylde! Just having some fun!