Alex Smith, new Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller, discussed the offense’s hot start in first preseason game of 2013.
Thought the Chiefs lost 17-13, the first team offense impressed by driving down the field on its first try, and coming away with seven. Smith, in particular, looked great completing 7-of-8 passes, as he and Jamaal Charles led Kansas City down the field for the year’s first touchdown.
Preseason or not, it was truly an impressive display, and it’s a drive that Chiefs fans will be dreaming about for the rest of the week.
In a recent interview with the press (found on KCChiefs.com), Smith had this to say about the first drive:
It was a good start. It’s what you envision for a situation like this. Come out strong, put a long drive together. Kinda a lot of components there, ya know. Moved the ball well, converted some third downs, got down there in a goal line situation and punched it in. Thought it was a good mix of run and pass.
It was a great start for us, and I thought the guys that really led it for us were the guys up front. Blocked extremely well. Protection. Got us going in the run game.
I thought the tempo was great on the offensive side of the ball. It’s just one step, it’s an early step. A little confirmation of where we’re going, and maybe what this thing will look like come the regular season and as we continue to move forward.