It was awkward for all of us. Witnessing Alex Smith stand there on the sidelines, watching as Colin Kaepernick, the guy who was supposed to be his back up, take the field in the Super Bowl.
We were all anxiously waiting for him to speak out. Waiting for him to say, “This is [expletive]. I got us here. I should be playing.” But it never happened. Until now. At least kind of.
“I don’t know if there’s anything I’m going to change as far as playing,” said Smith on The Boarder Patrol on Sports Radio810 recently when asked if losing his job in San Fran made him feel as if he had something to prove or change as a QB in KC. “Obviously I’m going to strive to continue to get better and better. But nothing drastic jumps out at me. Just continue to try to play the position as best I can and try to learn and I feel like I’m around a lot of great minds here at the facility between coach Reid, coach Peterson and coach Nagy.”
… “I have a lot to prove. The goal is to get one of those rings and to hold up that trophy and constantly working towards that. I feel like the last couple years, having been close, kind of having seen it and not gotten it and in a sense, what happened last year with an injury and then not playing at the end of the year…no question a bitter taste in my mouth. It’s something I feel only winning will get rid of.”
Yeah, nothing to get riled up about. Unless you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan. Even so, class act from Smith. Letting the fans know that he is frustrated, but has every intention of taking it out on the opposition. This is exactly the kind of attitude the Chiefs need at the helm of their franchise. Win first, bitch later.