Coffee with the Chiefs – Alex Smith must test his limits


Good morning from Chicago, Addicts! That’s right, I’m all moved in (for the most part) and ready to get back on a normal writing schedule. Thanks for being patient, it is much appreciated! Alright, onto the latest Kansas City Chiefs news and notes from around the internet, including an interesting piece about quarterback Alex Smith. Enjoy.

Chiefs want Smith to test limitsAdam Teicher of

"But the Chiefs had just four pass plays of 35 yards or longer last season, three fewer than the next lowest team and 20 fewer than the league leader. It’s no wonder the Chiefs finally collapsed under the weight of their balky offense toward the end of the season, when they kicked eight field goals and scored one touchdown in the final two games in failing to make the playoffs."

Rest the right idea for Derrick JohnsonSean Keeler of FOX Sports

"Which is another roundabout way of saying that, yes, inside linebacker Derrick Johnson was sorely missed after a torn right Achilles wiped out his last 15 1/2 games of 2014. And that yes, when trusty No. 56 sits out pretty much the entire week of organized team activities — as he has since June 2, barring warm-ups — with inflammation in his right knee, it does raise the blood pressure a tad."

Dustin Colquitt to be featured on Jimmy Buffett specialPete Sweeney of

"Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, an avid fan of Jimmy Buffett, will appear on for a live-streamed special titled “Jimmy Buffett, Live From Kansas City,” which is scheduled to air before Buffett’s concert at the Sprint Center on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. CT."