Yesterday we noted that Alex Smith is nearing the Kansas City Chiefs record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception. He has 228 right now without an interception since the Green Bay game and the club record is 233 attempts by Steve DeBerg.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked about Smith's interception streak and briefly interrupted the question with an "Eeeee" noise, seemingly because he doesn't want to jinx Smith's streak.
"Listen, he's great at that," Reid said. "That's one of his real strengths, but again it's play-by-play. You've just got to stay on top of it. One thing he's done throughout his career, he's taking care of the football."
As for Smith, he thinks the Chiefs 10th ranked scoring offense has left plenty on the field.
"It's funny that you say that," Alex said. "I guess I didn't know the statistic or the rank (of the offense). Certainly there's been glimpses of things, and quarters here, quarters there. I still feel like we've left a lot out there, a lot of room for improvement."
Quick, someone tell me how you un-jinx a jinx?