It didn’t take long for the Chiefs’ new pistol consultant, Chris Ault, to get busy.
The former Nevada coach helped popularize the short shotgun formation and became famous with the success of his pupil Colin Kaepernick. Now, he’s helping Alex Smith try to learn it.
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs ran a “handful of plays” from the formation in OTAs last week.
Smith was an effective runner in college at Utah, rushing 135 times for 631 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2004.
But perhaps the biggest beneficiary could be Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who should have more open space with which to work if Smith’s on the move. Coupled with what could be a very good offensive line, the Chiefs have a chance to make it work.