Andy Reid and Alex Smith Showed Zero Urgency Down 14 Late

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Andy Reid and Alex Smith Showed Zero Urgency Down 14 Late

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Andy Reid and Alex Smith Showed Zero Urgency Down 14 Late

The Chiefs received the ball on their own 20, down 14 points with 6:29 remaining. By the time they scored, 16 plays later, over five minutes had elapsed on the clock. Though there was no urgency shown at any point during this time, the most egregious set of plays came after Albert Wilson got to the 1-yard line on a 19-yard reception.

At this point, there were nearly three minutes left on the clock. The Chiefs astoundingly ran the ball on the next play, and then let the clock go all the way down to the two-minute warning. Obviously, the Chiefs were in a precarious position already, but they did themselves no favors as they were trying to catch up. Look at the play-by-play:

With 1:45 left, they HUDDLED:

Given that urgency and clock management have been glaring deficiencies on Andy Reid teams throughout his career, how could he not be more attuned to these situations at this point?

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