With Matt Nagy at the helm of the offense, the Kansas City Chiefs seem to have re-established their offensive identity and their offensive floor.
This started with my conversation with Kent Swanson. (Go listen to that right now if you want to feel smarter and dominate your tailgate conversations.) Kent helped explain how Matt Nagy revitalized the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense by using the run-pass option so proficiently since taking over as the Chiefs’ play-caller. This is exactly what the Chiefs needed. Not because it brings unseen explosiveness (it doesn’t), but because it stopped the Chiefs’ offensive slide. It gave Alex Smith and company something to rely on.
So where does that take us now? It makes me feel like this offense has something to build on, rather than a fire to put out. It makes me feel like this offense has room to grow, not room to collapse in a new way. It makes me feel like Matt Nagy found something this team can do exceptionally well and use it to expand the playbook. The offense needed this desperately.
Pair that optimism with Seth Keysor’s film breakdown of Darrelle Revis’s play against the Raiders. Sprinkle in the return of Marcus Peters. Add a dash of Philip-Rivers-always-loses-to-the-Chiefs. Pop it in the oven for 60 minutes, and I think there are plenty of reasons to be uncommonly optimistic about the Chiefs’ chances against a hot Chargers team on Saturday night.Listen to my conversation with
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