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.