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What is OC Matt Nagy’s role in the Chiefs offensive surge?

Terez Paylor’s weekly segments on 610 Sports are must-listen for me because I’m not sure there’s anyone - not on the Chiefs roster or coaching staff - who knows the team as well as he does.

Terez was on there this week and, in the context of talking about how or why Alex Smith and the offense has improved, he mentioned a name we probably haven’t mentioned enough: Chiefs OC Matt Nagy.

“Matt Nagy has been getting a lot of credit from men in that locker room about the tweaks that he’s made to that offense and the play calling,” Terez said. “Nagy taking a more prominent role in the play calling very well might have something to do with the increased efficiency.”

That’s interesting that some players think that and it’s not Andy Reid trying to sell us on one of his assistants (like Doug Pederson calling plays in the second half of the 2015 season).

Terez went on to talk about the Chiefs three-headed monster of Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt and everyone knows that when you’re talking about the Chiefs offense you’re talking about Andy Reid. However, as Doug Pederson is now proving in Philly this year, assistants under Big Red do learn a little something.

I have no idea exactly what Nagy does or how much his influence matters but he should get some of the credit for the Chiefs offense.

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