Found June 06, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Alex Smith
TEAMS: Kansas City Chiefs
Philadelphia-eagles
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star that he wants Alex Smith to be more aggressive with his throws this season. “You want to get a feel for the offense now, particularly when you’re new at it (and) if there are close throws, challenge it, see what you can get away with,” Reid said. “If it ends up being an interception, OK, it’s an interception. You learn from it. These are smart guys so they learn from it and once they get into the season, they’re not experimenting with it on game day and they know what they can get away with and know what they can’t. “It’s a new offense. I would tell any quarterback that comes in new that that’s what you need to do. I’ve told them all that. Go ahead and take your shots and see what you can get away with, within reason. But if it’s a close throw, there are going to be a few of those in the National Football League on game day so you need to know what you can get away with on each route.” Smtih said they threw a lot of deep balls in practice this week to test things out. “We’re just kind of continuing to press to see what we can do … finding out what we’re capable of,” Smith said. “You’ve got to find that out at some point. This is what the practice field is for.” Smith doesn’t plan on throwing a large number of deep passes right away. “You want to stay aggressive,” Smith said. “But in the end I’m always trying to make the right read and throw where the defense is telling me to throw. You don’t come out here and predetermine anything, like ‘Oh, I’m going to chuck it deep on this play.’ I’m constantly trying to just trust my eyes and what I’m seeing out there, trust my reads and what I’ve prepared for and then come out here and throw good balls.” Need NFL Tickets? The post Andy Reid wants Alex Smith to be more aggressive appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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