Found August 12, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
When Andy Reid took over the Chiefs this past offseason there was a large noticable glaring hole at quarterback. Reid didn't mess around when it came to filling that hole handing the 49ers a pair of second-round picks for Alex Smith in a stunning offseason trade. Turns out this past summer wasn't the first time Reid made an an attempt to land Smith from the 49ers (although it was obviously the first successful attempt). He acknowledged to the New York Times in a piece that ran Sunday that he tried "multiple" times to trade for Smith while he was with the Eagles. Reid confirmed as much to Peter King of as well. "I just always watched him and thought ‘Man I'd like to coach that kid'" Reid said. Does this sound familiar? Because it should. Shortly after trading for Smith (in between the combine where Reid was asked about Nick Foles roughly 5 billion times and the owners' meetings) Reid sat down with the media for breakfast in Phoe...

Alex Smith: “We’d love to stick it” to the doubters

With Chiefs head coach Andy Reid now in Kansas City after being fired in Philly and after quarterback Alex Smith lost his starting job last season with the 49ers,  Smith says they’re ready to stick it to the doubters this year. “We’d love to stick it to everybody who thought we couldn’t do it, he and I included,” Smith, 29, said in a recent interview. He added, “It...

Andy Reid Tried Trading For Alex Smith As Eagles Coach

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid knows a good quarterback when he sees one.  Reid has made a living out of taking quarterbacks no one believed in, and making them serviceable. Just ask Bills backup Kevin Kolb who turned an opportunity to start in Philadelphia, into $28 million guaranteed from the Cardinals. When the San Francisco 49ers decided this off-season that they had no more need...

Revamped Chiefs show promise in preseason opener

Andy Reid said before the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener that he simply wanted to see his team execute. Nothing fancy. Just get the job done. He couldn't have asked the starters to execute a whole lot better. Led by new quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs opened with a grinding, 14-play, 80-yard drive on Friday night in New Orleans. They capped it off with a short...

Andy Reid wanted to trade for Alex Smith while in Philadelphia

When Andy Reid talks about how highly he thinks of Alex Smith, he’s not just blowing smoke. He really means it. The Kansas City Chiefs traded a second-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-round pick in the 2014 draft to the San Francisco 49ers to acquire Smith earlier this offseason. It sounds like [...]

Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith twice when he was in Philly

Chiefs head coach Andy reid admitted to the New York Times as well as Peter King of that he tried to trade for quarterback Alex Smith twice during his time with the Eagles. Two other things about Reid: In the New York Times Sunday, he admitted he’d twice tried to trade for Alex Smith while in Philadelphia. He didn’t say when, and he told me that while it was true, he...

Kansas City Chiefs: Look Eagle-esque In The Big Easy

The Kansas City Chiefs began the Andy Reid era in New Orleans Friday. And while the Saints pulled out a 17 -13 victory with its back up players, the first string match ups were very promising for the Chiefs.However it wasn’t Andy Reid’s offense that was the most impressive, it was Bob Sutton’s defense that kicked into gear early and often again future Hall of Famer Drew Brees...

Jamaal Charles Carted Off Field With Foot Injury

Update: HC Andy Reid told reporters that x-rays came back negative on Jamaal Charles’ foot, per Reid Ferrin. Reid referred to the injury as a foot strain. ——- According to multiple media reports, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was forced to leave team practice Monday morning with an unknown injury. Per Dave Skreeta, Charles was driven off the field in a...

Toss the kid gloves: Reid has Chiefs going full speed in August

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Todd Haley notoriously treated August with kid gloves. Given a choice, Romeo Crennel preferred to swaddle his guys in bubble wrap. September 2012: 1-3. September 2011: 0-3. September 2010: 3-0. September 2009: 0-3. Let's see: The Kansas City Chiefs are a combined 1-6 in the first month since 2011. They've averaged one win in September since 2009...

Chiefs vs. Saints: Reflecting On Quarterback Play

Alex Smith took the field for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Saints. He made his debut for the Chiefs after last season bowing out from the San Fransiciso 49ers. Smith, running on a good pair of legs, looked a lot like Drew Brees. Making a good decision at trying to get back to the line of scrimmage, Smith seemed to be in a good rythme, going  4/4 in his opening drive.The mojo...

49ers OC Greg Roman calls Alex Smith a ‘nameless, faceless opponent’

The 49ers on Friday play the Chiefs for their second exhibition game of the season. Any other year, this game doesn’t deserve a second thought. This year is different. There’s a familiar face on that other sideline, leading that offense. An old friend. Of course we’re talking about Alex Smith. OK, sure, it’s only preseason. Smith will be yanked before Aldon Smith and friends...

Chiefs Camp Notes: 49ers Game Matters

St. Joseph, MO – If you’d had been at Alex Smith’s press conference on Tuesday, you knew questions would arise about Friday’s exhibition opponent. And it so happens, the Chiefs will be facing Smith’s old team the San Francisco 49ers. So what does this game really mean for KC’s new quarterback?

Alex Smith, First Team Offense Perform Well In Loss To Saints

After a long wait for Chiefs fans, the 2013 season (well, preseason) has started and fans were finally able to see the new and improved Chiefs in action, as they played the New Orleans Saints on Friday night. The Andy Reid style offense was evident, but unfortunately wasn't able to produce enough to come out with the win. Alex Smith looked extraordinary, as he led the the Chiefs...
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