With defensive injuries looming, Chiefs will turn to Alex Smith to rescue them
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five things we learned from the Chiefs’ 41-38 loss to San Diego on Sunday.
The prevailing wisdom all season has been that the Chiefs win with defense and quarterback Alex Smith simply gets out of the way.
So, what exactly did Reid tell his troops in the locker room after the deflating loss?
Linebacker Frank Zombo knows a little about having to fill in for stars — in 2010, Zombo had to fill in for injured Packers stud Clay Matthews. Zombo contributed quite a bit that season, and wound up getting a Super Bowl ring.
You can blame the absence of Hali and Houston and the lack of pass rush for much of the defense’s collapse. But the truth is that the Chiefs’ secondary was pretty much awful all afternoon.
Lost in the misery of the defeat was another outstanding day by running back Jamaal Charles.