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Former Utes Eric Weddle, Alex Smith experience vastly different NFL wild card weekends

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  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    Dutchman:

    You take Smith - I'll take Kaep.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 1:11 p.m.

    Ed Grady,

    Alex Smith has already won big games. He won the Fiesta Bowl and he won playoff games when playing for SF.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    Alex Smith will never win the big games. Thank goodness the 49ers now have Kaep.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 12:33 p.m.

    I put the Chiefs defeat squarely on HC Andy Reid who I normally admire. He elects to go for a field goal on 4th down with time running off the clock to put his team up by six points. I said at the time that Andy was setting his team up to lose by one. Which is what happened. Andy should have gone for the first down or a touch down in that situation. Even if that failed the Chiefs still would have been ahead by three and maybe they lose by four instead of one but more likely the Colts feeling less pressure to score a touch down have to settle for a field goal, tying the game and sending it into over time and thus giving the Chiefs another shot at winning the game. Dumb move by Andy but great game played by Smith. He was lights out.

  • SoCal Andy Thousand Oaks, CA
    Jan. 7, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    Don't forget the Mike McCoy, coach of the Chargers, is another Ute!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 10:02 a.m.

    Smith: 30/46 (65%) 378 yards 4 TD 0 INT @ 13th ranked pass defense

    Kaepernick: 16/30 (53%) 227 yards 1 TD 1 INT @ 24th ranked pass defense

    That offense sure got explosive with Kaep leading it this year...

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    Smith played really well...not his fault that his two best running backs and corner backs got injured early in the game.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 3:43 p.m.

    What a heartbreaker for Smith. He put up as good of a stat line as a QB could dream of having in a road playoff game, and his defense blew it for him.