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Andy Reid’s Thoughts on Kansas City Chiefs’ First Offense, Eric Fisher’s Play


Head coach Andy Reid spoke to the media after the Kansas City Chief’s 17-13 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints.

He had thoughts on new quarterback Alex Smith, the first offense, special teams and No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. We here at Arrowhead Addict transcribed some of those thoughts from the press conference, which can be seen courtesy of

On Alex Smith, the first team and the game in general:

Alex, I thought he did a nice job. I thought the first offense did a nice job. I thought the first defense did a nice job for the series they were in. After that, we had protection problems on the offensive side, we didn’t have much of a passing game going. Defensively, we had a couple series extended there because of penalties, which ya just can’t do. They end up being scores. But listen, the guys gave a good effort.

On special teams:

I thought special teams, I thought they did well for the  most part. They made a couple of good returns. It’s something to work with and continue to build on.

On 1′s vs. 1′s:

It was good to get our 1′s vs. their 1′s for 14 plays, and it was good that we executed. We didn’t have any penalties, we didn’t have any dropped balls, some of the things that happen. No fumbled snaps or mishaps with the snaps that you kinda see in the preseason. We stayed away from those and were able to continue to extend the drive on our third down. I thought all in all it was a good job.

On Eric Fisher:

I didn’t focus right in on him. It’s tough to see the O-line unless something bad happens, but it looked like he did a pretty decent job, a respectable job. 

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  • Mark Bustamante

    I’m as happy as Andy is. Our 2nd and 3rd teams need to step it up!!

  • Aaron

    I feel as if it was a win in my
    Book. Very impressed and excited to see that opening drive, cannot even remember the last time that happened.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Week one last year lol Charles took it to the house and then nothing else exciting the rest of the year

  • BWrangler

    I thought Fisher held his own pretty well, for being a rookie in his first action against an opposing NFL team. It looks like he got schooled on a couple plays were the DE blew by him. He’ll learn, I’m not worried about him.

    Smith ran that drive just like I envisioned it. Trent Green came to mind again. He managed the offense, didn’t try anything stupid, got the ball to the person that needed it in the situation. Overall, my excitement level was kicked up a notch. I can’t wait to see the 1st team offense run multiple series.

  • Kyle ferguson

    I think we have serious depth issues at cb and ol, would like to see nico and chase play with the one’s next week and was impressed with Tyler and Ricky. The ball look good coming out of Tyler’s hands, he needs to keep both hands on the ball in the pocket but that’s what these games are for. Both of them made some nice throws and would have looked at lot better if they didn’t have a few passes dropped. Also liked the k-state boys playing safety

    • Clint Moran

      Hartman is from ksu, mcdougald is from kansas, I agree, both turned in excellent performances.

  • Da Menace

    I was excited about our number1′s but some serious issues with depth..still luv the promise and still lovin my Chiefs!