Coffee with the Chiefs – Sean Smith ready to step up


Good morning, Addicts. There is plenty of Kansas City Chiefs news to get on, so let’s get rolling. We also have the second day of our second of three OTA sessions, so keep an eye out for all the latest information throughout the day.

Sean Smith ready to step upB.J. Kissel of

"According to Pro Football Focus, Smith was the No. 5-ranked cornerback in the NFL in 2014. He allowed just 57 percent of passes thrown in his direction to be completed, chipping in with nine passes defensed as well."

Smith playing like a top corner in OTAs Terez Paylor of Kansas CIty Star

"This was last week during the third practice of the Chiefs’ organized team activities. Maclin was running a post route, he had a step on the cornerback, and quarterback Alex Smith lofted the ball. One couldn’t help but think it was exactly the kind of scenario the team’s front office was dreaming of when it signed Maclin to a five-year, $55 million contract this offseason."

Three Chiefs land on CBS’ Top 100 list Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"He was 97th in PFF’s top 100 players list. The overall numbers went down slightly but the effectiveness on a per-play basis did not. Let’s just hope we don’t see any more “I regret not giving it to Jamaal more” statements from Andy Reid this season."

Five takeaways from OTAsMike Norris of KC Kingdom

"With the first rounds of voluntary OTAs last week for the Kansas City Chiefs in the books, it’s time to look at a few takeaways from the practices."

Kansas City’s line could be settled despite shufflingSean Keeler of FOX Sports

"Ben Grubbs, a former Pro Bowl selection, is expected to start at left guard after Kansas City sent a fifth-round pick to New Orleans to acquire him. Stephenson is likely to get the nod at right tackle, while Jeff Allen is the favorite to land at right guard."