Deep balls haven’t filled the air at Missouri Western State University, but the Chiefs have tried to shoot the ball down the field with more regularity.
“It was a point of emphasis for us all offseason and we’ve worked hard on it,’’ quarterback Alex Smith said. “I feel good about where we’re at. It’s just a matter of kind of continuing that. It’s one of those things that you just always have to work at it, always have to stay on it.
“The moment you’re feeling good . . . It’s just one of those things you have to practice all the time, rep all the time. It’s hard though. Guys are tired. They don’t want to run them all the time after practice. But you have to keep doing it.’’
We all know by now none of Alex Smith TD passes went to a WR last year but the Chiefs are trying to correct that bringing in Jeremy Maclin to at least help push the ball down field more, not necessarily using deep passes, the story said. So far in camp, some days the deep ball has worked worked and others it hasn’t. Smith connected with Maclin a number of times in the first practice of camp last week. The next day many of Smith’s passes to Maclin fell incomplete and the two looked like they had never practiced together before. It's not shaping up to be a great passing offense you want to stack your fantasy team with.