The Kansas City Chiefs ranked dead last in the NFL in passing offense last season averaging just 169.6 yards per game through the air. New head coach Andy Reid’s offensive philosophy relies heavily on throwing the football. Therein lies the problem for Reid to solve as practices get underway in Kansas City.
Reid is going to extremes during the opening stages of camp in an attempt to get the passing game up to speed. According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs have called a pass play on every snap of team periods on the first two days of practice.
The practice plan shows how important Reid sees the need for the Chiefs to become more capable in the passing game this season. The one benefit for Reid is having a quarterback in Alex Smith that should be a sizable improvement from the performances the Chiefs received from Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn a season ago.
If Reid can return the passing game to even league average levels this year, the Chiefs have an opportunity to take a big jump in the win column.