Will Alex Smith Become the Mad Bomber?

If the Kansas City Chiefs offense is going to challenge for an AFC West title this season, Quarterback Alex Smith needs to utilize all his weapons. That means he needs to take more chances down the field in 2015.

On Saturday afternoon, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, made an emphasis to unleash his quarterback. Now that might seem strange to most fans, especially when you consider Quarterback, Alex Smith, is more of dink and dunk type of passer.

However, this season, with an improved offensive line and weapons at tight end and wide receiver, Smith might be able to change the overall perception that he can’t become and AFC gunslinger.

Over the last couple of years the Chiefs offense has never been able to develop a consistent passing attack down the field. Though Smith certainly should take some of the blame, those failures don’t exclusively fall on his shoulders.

KC’s offensive line has never given Smith the proper time in the pocket, or the proper passing lanes, to take those chances down the field. This year that aspect will change with the Chiefs revamped and experienced offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Alex Smith needs his offensive line to give him more time in the pocket to get the ball down the field. (Photo: Ron Chenoy USA Today Sports)

Lastly Smith has never had trust in his wide receivers to make the proper adjustments on deep passes. To the point, either KC’s receivers weren’t aggressive enough when the ball was in the air, or they simply never stayed on the proper line to make the catch.

With the addition of Wide Receiver, Jeremy Maclin, that should change. However, it’ll be up to Reid to push the envelope offensively, and put his quarterback in a position, to air it out this season.

If Kansas City is going to become an offensive juggernaut, and it has some weapons to believe it can be this year, Smith must take more chances offensively down the field.

We all know he’s the master at the safe pass, but opposing defenses already collapsing to stop the Chiefs outstanding running game, need to be fearful that Smith can throw over the top.

Will that be the case in 2015? If day one of training camp means anything, Reid and Smith appear willing to do convince all of us they’re committed to doing just that this season. If the Kansas City Chiefs offense is going to challenge for an AFC West title this season, Quarterback Alex Smith needs to utilize all his weapons. That means he needs to take more chances down the field in 2015.

Photos: John Rieger USA Today Sports


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Over the last couple of years the Chiefs offense has never been able to develop a consistent passing attack down the field. Though Smith certainly should take some of the blame, those failures don’t exclusively fall on his shoulders.\r\n\r\n

KC’s offensive line has never given Smith the proper time in the pocket, or the proper passing lanes, to take those chances down the field. This year that aspect will change with the Chiefs revamped and experienced offensive line.\r\n\r\n

\r\nKansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Alex Smith needs his offensive line to give him more time in the pocket to get the ball down the field. (Photo: Ron Chenoy USA Today Sports)

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Lastly Smith has never had trust in his wide receivers to make the proper adjustments on deep passes. To the point, either KC’s receivers weren’t aggressive enough when the ball was in the air, or they simply never stayed on the proper line to make the catch.\r\n\r\n

With the addition of Wide Receiver, Jeremy Maclin, that should change. However, it’ll be up to Reid to push the envelope offensively, and put his quarterback in a position, to air it out this season. \r\n\r\n

If Kansas City is going to become an offensive juggernaut, and it has some weapons to believe it can be this year, Smith must take more chances offensively down the field.\r\n\r\n

We all know he’s the master at the safe pass, but opposing defenses already collapsing to stop the Chiefs outstanding running game, need to be fearful that Smith can throw over the top. \r\n\r\n

Will that be the case in 2015? If day one of training camp means anything, Reid and Smith appear willing to do convince all of us they’re committed to doing just that this season. \r\nIf the Kansas City Chiefs offense is going to challenge for an AFC West title this season, Quarterback Alex Smith needs to utilize all his weapons. That means he needs to take more chances down the field in 2015.\r\n\r\n

Photos: John Rieger USA Today Sports
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On Saturday afternoon, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, made an emphasis to unleash his quarterback. Now that might seem strange to most fans, especially when you consider Quarterback, Alex Smith, is more of dink and dunk type of passer.

However, this season, with an improved offensive line and weapons at tight end and wide receiver, Smith might be able to change the overall perception that he can’t become and AFC gunslinger.

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Over the last couple of years the Chiefs offense has never been able to develop a consistent passing attack down the field. Though Smith certainly should take some of the blame, those failures don’t exclusively fall on his shoulders.

KC’s offensive line has never given Smith the proper time in the pocket, or the proper passing lanes, to take those chances down the field. This year that aspect will change with the Chiefs revamped and experienced offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Alex Smith needs his offensive line to give him more time in the pocket to get the ball down the field. (Photo: Ron Chenoy USA Today Sports)

Lastly Smith has never had trust in his wide receivers to make the proper adjustments on deep passes. To the point, either KC’s receivers weren’t aggressive enough when the ball was in the air, or they simply never stayed on the proper line to make the catch.

With the addition of Wide Receiver, Jeremy Maclin, that should change. However, it’ll be up to Reid to push the envelope offensively, and put his quarterback in a position, to air it out this season.

If Kansas City is going to become an offensive juggernaut, and it has some weapons to believe it can be this year, Smith must take more chances offensively down the field.

We all know he’s the master at the safe pass, but opposing defenses already collapsing to stop the Chiefs outstanding running game, need to be fearful that Smith can throw over the top.

Will that be the case in 2015? If day one of training camp means anything, Reid and Smith appear willing to do convince all of us they’re committed to doing just that this season. If the Kansas City Chiefs offense is going to challenge for an AFC West title this season, Quarterback Alex Smith needs to utilize all his weapons. That means he needs to take more chances down the field in 2015.

Photos: John Rieger USA Today Sports

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