Chiefs’ Trey Smith Says He Had To Change The Way He Blocked For Patrick Mahomes

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head guard Trey Smith is 6 foot 5 and 329 pounds, but despite being the biggest man in most rooms, he can also feel intimidated.

as Smith “Trey Wallace Podcast,” He was thrilled when the Chiefs selected him in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

But Smith also admitted he was nervous when he first joined the Chiefs because of the quarterback Patrick Mahomes was one of several established stars in KC’s locker room.

“I don’t know them, I’m just walking there,” Smith said. “You also think like, ‘Man, what kind of people are they going to be? Are they going to be jerks, are they going to be like you’re stuck up and won’t talk to you until you’re a beginner level guy? Don’t become like that. I remember day 1 that was never the case. Ever since I got drafted, I got a text saying welcome to the organization blah, blah, blah. Then just meeting him in person and he always did our Welcomed with open arms and very well. He’s a humble guy. He’s legit. A lot of people don’t know about him but what you see is what you get on and off the field. He’s a great guy, a great man Are.

“And like playing with him, it’s so much fun because he’ll just do crazy passes: behind the back, sidearm, lobbing it and sometimes the best part is when you see it on film, you get it back.” See, you’re like, ‘Wow, what did he just do?’ … Hand talent, this is such a special guy, but also his football IQ, the way he makes the plays, makes the decisions, it’s crazy.

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Smith revealed that the head coaches drilled him to disregard what he had learned earlier about blocking.

Offensive linemen often count the time in their head between the snap and when the quarterback should throw the pass.

But Mahomes isn’t your average quarterback, so Smith said he’s learned a different way to block.

“One thing I had to adapt to was, like, in the beginning, especially in training camp, my coaches would attack me, get egg timers out of my head,” Smith said, adding, “You work with one of these.” are doing. The most prolific playmaker in the NFL. He is going to extend the play.

“The ball can’t be out, the PAT’s taking a spin, doing something crazy and launching the ball 50 yards for a touchdown. That’s just the way he rolls. And to me it’s something like I had to adapt and learn, to stay in my block, stress to finish. But that makes it so easy sometimes because whenever you have 15 out there, you always have a chance to win. But I think what makes him special is, he’s a great guy, he’s a great person, a great person and it’s an honor to block for him and so it’s an honor to be around It’s funny

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