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Chris Conley, Charcandrick West not a big part of Chiefs offense (yet?)

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs ran nearly 30 plays with three wide receivers on the field but WR Chris Conley only received five snaps on offense. RB Charcandrick West, who was a preseason star for the Chiefs, had no snaps on offense. Both players were full time special teams players with 23 snaps there.

We always expected that Conley would take some time to get adjusted. Receivers in Andy Reid's offense generally do. My thinking was changing slightly when the Chiefs got him so much work in a couple of the preseason games but these snaps show that he's not there -- yet. Jeremy Maclin and Albert Wilson were the top two receivers in the game. Jason Avant only had 11 snaps.

Meanwhile, West didn't carry the ball in the game. The other Chiefs running backs split was one that I could get behind: 52 snaps for Jamaal Charles and 18 for Knile Davis. Jamaal had 16 carries for 57 yards while Knile had six carries for 16 yards. A surprise number of carries came from Alex Smith, who had nine carries for 15 yards. Not all of those were unplanned scrambles so the Chiefs saw something where they thought Alex could run (perhaps something to do with JJ Watt).

Another notable snap count on offense was De'Anthony Thomas, who had one carry and one reception in 18 snaps.

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