Chiefs’ offensive struggles could get worse

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Oct 11, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (19) catches a pass as Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) defends during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bears won 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I think what frustrates most fans, myself included, is watching Smith make plays like the bad throw to Maclin before the Bears last drive where he missed hitting an easy slant pass that didn’t give Maclin a chance. His next two plays were brilliant as he hit Maclin deep down field for a 20+ yard pick up to set up another quick out to get the Chiefs in field goal range.

The next play was the bobbled pass to Maclin on an out pattern that would have put KC in at least possible field goal range from around 57 yards. Smith has to be better. Yes his line has failed him at times but he must stay poised and continue to look down field.

The Chiefs offense will be the Achilles heel for the team this season. Without making coaching changes in season there isn’t much room for the Chiefs to progress as an offense. Reid has tendencies that he won’t change all of a sudden and the offensive line isn’t being taught well enough to provide the protection a Chiefs offense without Jamaal Charles needs.

Alex Smith could possibly find a way to be consistent but that is less likely than him continuing to struggle as the Chiefs faced the worst defense they will face the rest of the season. I do think the Chiefs find a way to string a couple of wins together but it’s looking more and more likely that this team could finish below .500 for the first time in the Andy Reid era.

What do you think, Addicts?