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Alex Smith Expects Chiefs to Throw Deep More in ’15

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Now that you’re throwing to Jeremy Maclin, can you take advantage of the deep ball more than you have in the past? Alex Smith: Absolutely. I think two things: For one, the deep ball for sure is something that gets a lot of attention. It’s a matter of time and striking when it’s right and being able to take advantage of those opportunities that are few and far between — and when you get them, you’ve got to be able to hit them. That’s kind of the nature of it. They are a lower percentage just across the board. I think as far as Jeremy goes, I think he’s the type of receiver that excels in all the areas. I think that’s his biggest strength is just watching from afar. I don’t think you can kind of pigeon-hole him as just a speed guy or over-the-top guy. His game is way more complex than that, and he can do a lot of different things.

Source: Adam Teicher of ESPN.com


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