On this Google Hangout, I talk with Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the beat writer for the Chiefs. The team is in their second week of OTAs and Adam talks about their revamped offense as well as a recap of the draft and how the new players will impact the team. How patient will fans be with QB Alex Smith and Adam says while it’s hard to imagine how this team only won two games last year, don’t expect a double-digit win season yet.
Just two days into OTAs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is happy with what he is seeing from the new coaching staff, new quarterback and a new offensive scheme, which has Bowe thinking big.
Following the team’s second uptempo practice, Bowe predicts that not only will Jamaal Charles lead the NFL in rushing average, but that he will lead the league in receptions and touchdowns. That would be a complete turnaround from the offensive numbers we’ve been seeing from the Chiefs in recent years.
Andy Reid, or ‘Big Red,’ as Bowe refers to him, has been demanding a fast paced approach to the offense. Bowe says when they minimize the mistakes and tighten things up the offense is going to be fun to watch. He’s excited because he sees more vertical pass plays being called and his respects his new signal caller, Alex Smith, who commands attention in the huddle.
AUDIO Dwayne Bowe discusses day two of OTAs (3:15)
The Chiefs signed running back Knile Davis, who selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. The Chiefs have now signed three of their eight draft picks. They previously signed sixth-round center Eric Kush and seventh-round linebacker Mike Catapano. In 2010 at Arkansas, Davis rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns, but missed all of 2011 because of a broken ankle. He saw limited action in 2012 dealing with a hamstring injury and he dealt with fumble issues.
The team also added former Nevada head coach Chris Ault as an offensive specialist. Ault is known as the guru of the pistol offense, which features option plays. Colin Kaepernick was among the quarterbacks who played for Ault at Nevada. Kaepernick replaced Alex Smith as the San Francisco 49ers head coach.
Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that the Chiefs have signed former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who surprised a lot of people by coming out after his junior year…and then went undrafted this past weekend.
He’s 6’6, 232 pounds and has the arm to be an NFL quarterback, but many felt he needed another year of college ball to groom himself. While the Chiefs may not have drafted him, they see enough to at least give him a shot in mini camp for the number three spot. Bray will join Ricky Stanzi and Alex Tanney in that battle for third behind Alex Smith and Chase Daniel.
We saw Bray put on a show by passing for 404 yards and four touchdowns against Mizzou in the Tigers 51-48, quadruple overtime win over the Vols last season.
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