The Kansas City Chiefs knew exactly what they were getting when they got quarterback Alex Smith in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers this off season. Head Coach Andy Reid’s offense consist of a lot of short and medium passes that require signal caller who can basically manage a football team that has a good running back behind a good offensive line.
Alex Smith against the Jaguars today in the first half has completed 9 of 15 for only 70 yards, but he has 2 touchdown passes, both on short passes, one to his new slot receiver ex Colt Donnie Avery from 5 yards out, and a back of the end zone throw to rookie tight end Junior Hemingway number 88, for 3 yards. Chiefs lead the lowly Jaguars 21 to 2 in the second quarter thus far.
Smith has the tag of a quarterback that will not turn the ball over; he does a good job of taking what the defense gives him, and is really quick triggered in the west coast offense.
Coach Reid will dink and dunk down the field all day and pound the ball with Jamal Charles and then when the defense gets puts to sleep he will allow Smith to throw it down the field.
Look for the Chiefs to be a sound offense this year, a team that will put together a lot of long drives that might mostly end in field goals, but that is not the case today against a weaker defense in the Jaguars.
This is what Alex Smith is and he is a perfect fit in this offense and should have a productive year, and absolutely will take care of the ball. Is that a game manager or a good west coast quarterback? I say a little of both.