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Stevie: Chiefs CB Smith lucked into INT

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2013 – 4:11 pm

Bills WR Stevie Johnson was wide open in the end zone on the failed 3rd-and-goal pass play to T.J. Graham because the man assigned to cover Johnson was not in position to cover Buffalo’s top receiver. As Johnson explains it Smith being the right place at the right time was none of Smith’s doing.

Johnson describes why Smith was where he was when Jeff Tuel tried to hit Graham on the slant.

“I shook him, he almost fell and he basically fell into an interception and that was it,” said Johnson.

When asked if Smith lucked into an INT, Johnson said, “Definitely.”

Johnson did not have a problem with Tuel going to Graham on that pass play.

“No, it’s not on him,” said Johnson of Tuel. “He felt like the outside route would work and you’ve got to go with it. It worked in practice and in the game it didn’t. We’ve got a 50-50 chance on whether it’d be a touchdown or incomplete pass. In this case it was an interception.”

Tuel for the record did accept 100 percent responsibility for the outcome of the play.


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