One of the highlights of the Kansas City Chiefs win over the Houston Texans was a weird play that resulted in a touchdown run from quarterback Alex Smith. Smith turned to his left and extended the ball awaiting running back Jamaal Charles to come and take the ball.
Charles had run the other way and left Smith hanging. Smith eventually took the ball himself and ran for the touchdown. The hole was wide open for Charles, it closed but something more direct in front of Smith opened up in front of him.
The play wasn’t planned, just simply a miscommunication that worked out alright.
“Yeah, we made that play up,” running back Jamaal Charles said with a laugh, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “I went the wrong way. I was moving around and all the formations were moving all day, and I just forgot which way to go.
“My mind went blank, and I’m just glad that Alex was able to execute the play and score.”
Charles deserves some credit for looping back around and getting in a block to help Smith score. The way it confused the defense, they might need to add it to the playbook.