Not quarterback Alex Smith’s. The Chiefs have fallen apart, losing five of the last six games. Reid simply says, “I have things to fix and work on. We have to play better.”
That’s his lame story folks.
The Chiefs are on the road to face the New York Jets Sunday.
Here’s the shocker; Kansas City is favored by 3 1/2 points to win!
This is the same Chiefs team that has no offense and a terrible defense…favored…on the road, no less. Yikes!
While the Jets are not a threat to even win their division, they’re better than the last three teams that defeated the Chiefs – and KC was favored huge in those losses to the Giants and Bills.
Reid states the obvious: That the offensive line has been off its game, thus no running game or the ability to protect Smith. His wide receivers have bnot played well. Oh, and our defense needs to improve.
Plus the usual, that we had a great week of practice.
Reid is under fire to replace Smith with rookie sensation Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs are now just one game in front of the much better Los Angeles Chargers who are looking like a solid playoff team. Meanwhile the Chiefs look like a lost squad in every area of the game.
Meaning KC badly needs a win to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Neither team faces another opponent with a winning record the rest of the season. The Chiefs beat the Chargers early in the season at LA when they were on an 0-4 skid and the Chiefs were on a 5-0 run.
Seems like eons ago now.
Since then the Chargers look like the third best team in the AFC behind the Pats and Steelers. Kansas City on the there hand looks like a non factor.
KC will face the Chargers in Kansas City in a couple weeks.
The way things look that will likely be a Chargers win and take KC out of the playoff picture.
So, Alex Smith is still the starter Sunday.
What happens if he looks like he has the last month?
I feel its time to make the switch now before the season is lost, if it isn’t already.
Look, nobody can promise Mahomes will come in and save the day, but I believe it’s worth a try at this point. I believe Smith has lost his confidence and the team just isn’t responding to him anymore. Yes, there are many problems besides Smith, but it starts at quarterback.
Mahomes may just be able to work around the issues and fire up the entire team. Do you see Alex Smith doing that now?
Again my theory is what have do we have to lose?
Alex is on the bench and can come back in if Mahomes can’t get it done.
So, sorry but I’d have to pick the Jets over KC even if it were at Arrowhead.
Hope I’m wrong and the Chiefs make a comeback, but I just don’t see that happening the way things have been going. Maybe Andy Reid, the offensive genius, will go to a hurry up offense, not run Karem Hunt into the middle of the line on every first down play and things will change. Again I don’t see that happening.
This is a must win game for the Chiefs.
Auburn -2 over Georgia
Clemson -6 over Miami
New York Jets + 3 1/2 over Kansas City
Eagles -5 over Seahawks
HOPE THE CHIEFS PROVE ME WRONG.