Chiefs Minicamp: Trent Green Visits, Alex Smith Speaks


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The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of their three-day mandatory minicamp and head coach Andy Reid has brought in some old but familiar faces.

We already knew that the Chiefs enjoyed a visit from former head coach Dick Vermeil but pictures from yesterday’s practice showed that Vermeil’s former QB, Trent Green, was also on hand.

The big focus of camp seems to be new QB Alex Smith getting familiar with Andy Reid’s offense. Smith, who came over to the Chiefs in a trade from the 49ers, could be the key to success or failure for the 2013 squad.

With the offseason practices winding down, Smith says he is already getting comfortable with his receivers.

“It’s the same type of thing” said Smith. “We’re head and shoulders above where we were a couple months ago. That’s a never ending thing as well. I don’t think it’s something, and all of a sudden, ‘Hey we got a good feel for each other, we don’t need to work anymore.’ It’s just constantly. You’re constantly working on it. We’re constantly perfecting our craft. Every single day it’s coming out here and pushing to get better. Obviously, yeah, I do feel a lot better than where we were a few months ago, but it’s still a long road ahead. One more tomorrow and we’ll finish this offseason up. It’s hard to believe it’s one more practice, but we have to make the best of it.”

Smith also says he plans to try to get the offense together during the six-week break the team has between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp.

“Yeah, we have a long time off. Everyone has their own schedule, but I’m sure we’ll get together. The guys that can, when we can, that type of deal.”

Smith also outlined how he will spend the six-week break.

“For me, you’ve put in all this work, working out, football on the field throwing, so to take six weeks off and not continue that, it would be a shame with all the gains that you’ve made, we’ve made,” said Smith. “For me, you’re constantly working out every day. We’re going to keep throwing. I’m going to continue throwing. When you can, yeah, you spend the rest of your time with your family, and get it in because once the season starts, especially the life of a quarterback, I’ll be here a lot more than I’ll be at home.”