The Kansas City Cheifs are rightfully riding a wave of optimism into the season. They have a new and quality head coach in Andy Reid, and they have a bona fide NFL starter in Alex Smith at quarterback. He led the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game just 2 seasons ago.
That optimism has spilled over from the fans to quarterback Alex Smith. He says that the Chiefs offense is “tailored to his skill set” according to NFL.com. The article said he said that but didn’t provide an exact quote.
From the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Chiefs quarterback told NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” (in an interview that airs Friday night) that he’s excited to play for Andy Reid in an offense that will be tailored to his skill set.
“This isn’t a cookie-cutter offense,” Smith said. “It’s not what they ran in Philly. It’s not what he ran in Green Bay when he was there. He’s gonna try and tailor it to our strengths and what we do well.”
“I don’t know if I can talk about that,” Smith initially joked about the Chiefs’ plans to utilize Ault’s scheme. “He’s been a great addition. The more minds the better. Who better to go to than the man who invented it? It’s really great to get that background knowledge of how it evolved and how it came to be. Obviously, I had a little taste of it in San Fran, playing with Colin (Kaepernick), but now bringing him aboard — coach Ault — great addition.”
Watch the entire interview with Alex Smith on “NFL Total Access” Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.