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According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star via NFL.com, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was seen running a bunch of plays out of the pistol formation. He of course ran the same offense with the 49ers last season.
The Chiefs hired the creator of the pistol, former Nevada coach Chris Auit to help with running as well as stopping the pistol.
It would make sense for the Chiefs to run the pistol since it would help out running back Jamaal Charles who’s arguably their best offensive player.
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Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star wrote Monday that the Chiefs are tinkering with the Pistol Spread offense for newly-acquired quarterback Alex Smith.
Smith, who ran a similar offense while in college at Utah with Urban Meyer, would be allowed to run and get outside of the pocket more in Andy Reid‘s offense. The hiring of Chris Ault – “Godfather of the Pistol” – as an offensive consultant would indicate that Reid thinks Smith’s legs could be a big part of his game going forward.
Teicher adds in that the Chiefs did run some pistol formations in last week’s practices, which would open the door for bootlegs and options.
Reid has had a history with mobile passers in recent history. While in Philadelphia, Reid did use Michael Vick outside the pocket. Even Smith himself had an impressive run through the playoffs a couple seasons ago thanks to his ground work.
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Alex Smith runs the ‘pistol’ offense in offseason training activities, team wants QB to be dual threat
The new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly had interest in Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith while he was still with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kelly felt Smith had the athletic ability to run the read option offense, well, so does the former Eagles now turned Chief coach Andy Reid.
Smith ran a similar offense with Urban Meyer while in college at the University of Utah.
According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the read option looks to be a facet of the new offense Reid is installing. Sessler writes:
‘The Chiefs recently hired former Nevada coach Chris Ault, the Pistol’s creator, to help their offense run — and their defense stop — plays out of the formation. The 49ers traded Smith away after Colin Kaepernick rose to prominence as a double-threat signal-caller who — like Robert Griffin III — killed defenses out of the Pistol. Smith is no Kaepernick when it comes to scampering free, but he’s shown he can take off with the ball, and that might happen more than …
The Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher is reporting former Chiefs offensive lineman, Ryan Lilja, is putting his possible reunion tour “on hold” due to offseason surgeries he endured, as well as Kansas City’s content with the “capable bodies along their line.”
Lilja, who retired after the 2012 season, was contacted more than a month ago by the Chiefs and new head coach Andy Reid about coming back to help bolster an offensive line that saw changes during the offseason. That interest seems to have decreased.
Because the franchise retained tackle Branden Albert and drafted tackle Eric Fisher, the offensive line problems were solidified from the outside in. Lilja, a guard, drew interest from Reid as a body who could help compete to complete the line.
The 31-year-old NFL veteran has yet to declare his return official, but offseason surgery and a lack of team interest certainly doesn’t help his case should he elect to come back to the league.
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Kansas City Chiefs speedster Jamaal Charles gives us a sneak peek into his life outside the lines. Charles, Brandon Flowers, and company look like they’re welcome guests at the friendly neighborhood Twin Peaks.
The talents also extend outside of football, as the running back can mix a beat or two.
The Kansas City Chiefs shook up their scouting department Thursday by hiring Will Lewis as director of pro scouting and Marvin Allen as the director of college scouting.
Lewis spent 13 years with the Seahawks, most recently as vice president of football operations. Allen spent the past four years as a national scout with the Falcons.
The Chiefs also hired Randy Ball to be their pro scouting assistant and Trey Koziol to serve as an area scout, and promoted Mike Borgonzi to assistant director of pro scouting, Dom Green to assistant director of college scouting, Brett Veach to pro and college personnel analyst and Ryan Poles to college coordinator.
The Kansas City Chiefs defense has lived by the bend-but-don’t-break mantra the past few years under Romeo Crennel. Well, that’s out the window now.
New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton would prefer to attack from the word, ”Hike,” and during the first week of organized team activities, his players have taken quite the shine to it.
The Chiefs only intercepted seven passes a year ago, tied for last in the league, and managed to come up with six fumble recoveries. But the new system under Sutton is designed to create confusion for opposing offense and, in theory, lead to more sacks and turnovers.
Asked about the defense, cornerback Brandon Flowers said: ”I love it. We’re coming to get the quarterback every play, and as a defensive back, you love that.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It hasn’t taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The weight of the franchise was foisted upon his shoulders from the very second word leaked out that former No. 1 draft pick would be sent from the San Francisco 49ers to the Chiefs during a topsy-turvy offseason.
If he wasn’t considered the leader in the huddle then, he certainly is now, as the Chiefs toil away in summer-like heat during the first full week of voluntary practices.
A quick survey of his teammates will confirm it.
“Just watching Steve Young back in the day, he’s that kind of guy,” wide receiver Dwayne Bowe said Wednesday. “He’s not too vocal about it, but when he’s in the huddle, he makes his presence known. He’s demanding guys speed up – I mean, I never had a quarterback like that.”
It took Smith more than five years in the NFL to adjust to the expectations that come with starting at the game’s most glamorous position. But given a fresh
The last time the Kansas City Chiefs got competent and consistent play from the quarterback position, in 2010, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe led the league with 15 touchdown catches. So with Alex Smith coming to KC to bring some much-needed competency to the quarterback position, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to imagine Bowe returning to the top of touchdown mountain in 2013. Bowe is so confident, though, that he’s willing to predict that he’ll lead the league in that category, as well as in receptions in general. That’s what the 28-year-old former first-round pick told the media at practice Wednesday, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. Yes, new head coach Andy Reid has been known to run offenses that throw the ball a lot, but Bowe’s never had more than 86 catches in a season. Since 2008, nobody has led the league with fewer than 115 receptions, which means he’d have to increase his high watermark by at least 33 percent in order to have …
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed 2013 NFL Draft Pick, 204th overall Braden Wilson to a four-year contract. He has a tough road ahead of him making the 53-man roster as he really contributes lead blocking and nothing else; something that is getting waned out some in the National Football League. Expect him to either latch on as a special teams player or be added to someones practice squad for the 2013 season. His size and blocking ability nearly assures that he will land somewhere if he doesn’t stick with the Chiefs.
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is one pretty confident person. He told the Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star that he’ll lead the league this season in receptions and touchdowns. He also believes in running back Jamaal Charles and said he’ll be the league leader in rushing. I think Bowe is a heck of a receiver, but I can’t imagine the Chiefs throwing the ball enough for him to lead the NFL in receptions and touchdowns. Now I know head ccoach Andy Reid favors the pass over the run, but he better be careful because Alex Smith didn’t play when everything was on his shoulders in San Francisco. During his career year in 2011 he had the least amount of pass attempts than any other quarterback in the NFL. Now I could see Charles leading the league in rushing. That’s not a crazy thought. Need NFL Tickets? The post Dwayne Bowe says he’ll lead the NFL in receptions and touchdowns in 2013 appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Akeem Jordan was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2007 out of James Madison University.
He spent six years with the Eagles under Andy Reid and when Reid moved on to Kansas City, Jordan was one of his first transactions.
Jordan agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in April reuniting with Reid.
He has the first crack at the inside linebacker position next to Pro-Bowler Derrick Johnson, and has a strong endorsement from his coach.
“The thing you get with Akeem is he’s a smart football player,” Reid said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star.
“He hasn’t played in the 34, but he gives you the trust that he can do that. He doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. And he’s a phenomenal special-teams player, so you get both those things. You’re going to get a guy who doesn’t make mistakes on the field as a linebacker, and you get something special on special teams.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The first thing Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith did when he saw left tackle Branden Albert arrive at the team’s training facility?
Smith rushed over to greet and welcome him.
“You bet I did,” Smith said with a huge smile. “Your left tackle is your best friend. You bet I welcomed him. It’s great to have him here.”
That Albert arrived at the team’s first organized team activity (OTA) on Tuesday was big news and a relief to many, Albert included, considering the saga that had become his life in March and April.
It all started when the Chiefs appeared poised to put the franchise tag on wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, and then work on an extended deal for Albert. But the opposite scenario unfolded Bowe got the big, long-term deal, and Albert was “stuck” with the franchise tag for 9.8 million.
Then whispers started circulating that the Chiefs would use their No. 1 overall pick on a left tackle, likely Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan. And more whispers s
It’s been a crazy few months for left tackle Branden Albert. After a back and forth between the Chiefs and Dolphins in trade talks, he’s still where he started. His major beef with the Chiefs stemmed from his belief that he’d be asked to slide over to the right once they drafted a left tackle.
But all that is water over the bridge, as the Chiefs are reportedly seeking to sign Albert long-term, and hope to get a deal done sooner than later. “You saw where we put (first-round pick) Eric Fisher at the right tackle spot,” Reid told the team’s official site. “We worked him in there, which was good. We had some great talks with Branden Albert, and he’ll be in here on Monday. Branden will play the left side, and Eric is going to play the right side.”
Per NFL.com: ‘ [Ian] Rapoport reported Saturday that those contract talks will ramp up once Albert arrives Monday at the team facility. Albert is seeking a contract close to the six-year, $53.4 m…
Kansas City Chiefs undrafted rookie quarterback Tyler Bray has an “excellent chance” of making the team’s final 53-man roster, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. The 6-6, 215-pound signal-caller appeared in 28 games (24 starts) at the University of Tennessee, completing 540 passes on 922 attempts (58.6 pct.) for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. If it weren’t for maturity issues and concerns about his work habits, there’s no question Bray would have been one of the top quarterbacks taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. Photo Credit: KCChiefs.com “I made a lot of mistakes at Tennessee,’’ said Bray, who wouldn’t elaborate, via the Kansas City Star. “I had a lot of off the field issues and that could have had something to do with it. Stupid mistakes. I’m here now and I’m a free agent. That’s OK with me. I’m just here to play football. “Every rookie in the draft has got to prove something. We all knew we weren’t going to come in and start. I’m going co