Alex Smith and Andy Reid Love-Fest Continues in Kansas City

Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talks to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid and his new quarterback in Kansas City, Alex Smith, have been gushing over each other all preseason as the Chiefs look to revamp their franchise with a new head coach and a new franchise quarterback in the AFC West.

Andy Reid has been lauding the qualities of Smith often and whenever possible, saying that he wanted the quarterback while he was coaching in Philly with the Eagles amongst other praises of the quarterback who often was maligned in San Francisco for not living up to expectations.

Now Smith has came out and said that he and Reid have aligned for one main reason, to silence their doubters and prove that their hart times in recent years are more about being in a bad situation than a fallback in talent.

“We’d love to stick it to everybody who thought we couldn’t do it, he and I included,” Smith recently told Nate Taylor of the New York Times.

The Chiefs have high expectations for a 2-14 team in 2012, but they do have six pro bowlers on the roster and a quality quarterback in Smith who despite what you may think of him from his career so far is a top level quarterback in the NFL. The more Smith and Reid talk about silencing those who have doubted them in the past and talk so highly of each other, it is easy to see why many have the Chiefs as a sexy pick to be the second best team in the AFC West behind the Broncos.

Still things will be tougher than many experts think for the Chiefs. Oakland looks much improved and isn’t about to allow the Chiefs to just beat them to the rebuilding punch and San Diego has retooled as well over the offseason, Reid and Smith might look like a perfect match, but they have a lot of work to do before they stick it to anybody, let alone the entire NFL.

Topics: AFC West, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Josh Michaels

    The one main reason they aligned wasn’t to stick it to people, it’s to win a title. He simply answered a question, and I sense some jealousy outta the black hole. Oakland has the worst roster from top to bottom. Clowney will be a raider next April.

  • Andy

    I am pretty sick of the talking heads down playing Smith and his abilities. Smith, in my eyes, is one of the most under-rated QB’s in the league. With the Chiefs, he has a good HC, OL, WR, TE’s, and a great RB for which plays to his strength of play action. We now have a special, Special Teams that will give us a shorter field. I’m not saying we are playoff bound here, but 9-7 isn’t out of reach. And what if Manning pulls a hammy? They are built for one or two more years. Without Manning, we have to be a slight favorite to win the division.

  • Al_Uno

    Smith couldn’t make it in SF then how will he be better with the Qhifes

  • Mark Shafer

    The Raisers only beat three teams last year. Yours twice. The CHEIFS are going to be much better, don’t be so sure of beating the Raiders though. Personally I think the Chargers are the weakest team in the afc west

  • Josh Michaels

    I agree that, no matter the talent, the raiders and Chiefs will always ply each other tough. In a weird, high penalty way

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schroeder.161 Chris Schroeder

    HA!!! Win the division. You’re hilarious. Andy Reid’s last days in Philly he couldn’t win a game to save his career, oh that’s right he was fired. Before Jim Harbaugh taught Alex Smith how to play football he couldn’t win a game to save his life. You guys will certainly end up in last place in the division, remember that. It’s a fact. You may have a chance to beat out the Chargers but the Raiders I don’t think so. Definitely not the Broncos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schroeder.161 Chris Schroeder

    If only Smith would have blew as hard as Kaepernick he would still be a niner. Now you see why Alex Smith and Andy Reid look like such a cute couple. I’m sure he’s showing Andy Reid just what he picked up in San Francisco on the Castro.

  • Mark Shafer

    A Raiders / CHEIFS game would not be the Same with out a few penalties. I. E. I was surprised when Cassell
    Got back up after Seymour’s late hit last year.

  • Andy

    Gee, I don’t know.
    Rating CompPct Yds TD INT
    104.1 70.2 1737 13 5

  • Andy

    So how are the Raiders better by subtraction? The Raiders were 4-12 last year. No Palmer? They are a last place team this year.
    Please read my whole comment above. I did not say the Chiefs will win the division, or get into the playoffs for that matter. Only that the Broncos without Manning will be beatable.

  • Al_Uno

    And that was with a good team, witch the Chiefs are not.

  • superman_25_58

    Lay off the CRACK pipe dude!

  • superman_25_58

    Smith couldn’t make it in SF? Smith came into the league to horrible ass OL, Coaching, SF team in general. Shit happens. He was finally playing at the high level he is capable of the last two years, when he finally got a capable HC and staff who knew what the hell they were doing, a OL that was halfway decent, decent TE/WR play, a strong running game, as well as a strong D. He took that team to the NFC Championship game in which they lost due to two critical mistakes in ST by the returner. Smith was on his way to back to back playoff appearances, until he was knocked out with a concussion and left on the Bench for a younger talent. Smith didn’t lose his job bc he wasn’t good enough, he lost his job bc he got injured and the New HC wanted to play his QB who was also capable of playing at a high level as well. Harbaugh went with Kap bc he is much younger talent this shit happens in the NFL all the time nothing new. Smith came to a team with another capable coach and staff, decent OL, Monster running game, and a strong D, smells like a playoff appearance to me.

  • superman_25_58

    Ya well I watched Chokelands QB picking himself up off the turf after he got rocked and fumbled the ball away. I also watched the Chiefs march down on the first and only drive of the game they played with ease and score without throwing to one WR. Faiders will finish in last place bc of the QB situation you have over there which is you have nothing but back up QB’s on your team. Ya I don’t like Rivers but he is head and shoulders ahead of any QB on your team.

  • superman_25_58

    They looked a shit ton better than Chokeland! The Chiefs marched down with their one and only drive on offense and stuck it in the endzone for 7. The first team defense held the #1 offense in the NFL powered by Drew Brees to force a punt. The Chiefs second team scored 3 making it 10-0 against NO #1′s. Drew Brees came out starting the 2nd Quarter and our 2nd team D again kept them out of the endzone and forced a field goal. The Chiefs sure doesn’t sound like a bad team to me, instead it’s looking like they could be Tea Bagging Chokeland and SD for awhile.