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Kansas City Chiefs Entertaining Idea of Pistol Offense

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star wrote Monday that the Chiefs are tinkering with the Pistol Spread offense for newly-acquired quarterback Alex Smith.

Smith, who ran a similar offense while in college at Utah with Urban Meyer, would be allowed to run and get outside of the pocket more in Andy Reid‘s offense. The hiring of Chris Ault – “Godfather of the Pistol” – as an offensive consultant would indicate that Reid thinks Smith’s legs could be a big part of his game going forward.

Teicher adds in that the Chiefs did run some pistol formations in last week’s practices, which would open the door for bootlegs and options.

Reid has had a history with mobile passers in recent history. While in Philadelphia, Reid did use Michael Vick outside the pocket. Even Smith himself had an impressive run through the playoffs a couple seasons ago thanks to his ground work.

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