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Alex Smith on one thing that makes the KC Chiefs offense hard to scout

One thing I remember hearing from in Andy Reid’s first year in Kansas City is that he makes the receivers learn all the receiver positions on the field. You don’t just line up outside and that’s it. You can move all around the field to encourage more diverse formations. Tyreek Hill, for example, lined up almost half of his snaps in the slot last week against the Patriots.

Alex Smith was on the Chiefs Kingdom show on 810 Monday night and hit on that point.

“I mean I thought our receiving core, the playmakers, at this point they’re so good at moving around,” Alex said via Chiefs dot com. “You could stick one of our wideouts in any one of the spots and they’re going to know what to do and they’re going to be confident. They’re going to go out there and do it.”

That’s a big part of what the Chiefs do. They can run the same play out of multiple formations. With matchup problems like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, this is where Andy Reid has an advantage. He can get certain matchups he wants because he will put his receivers anywhere on the field.

It’s hard to recognize during a game because on TV you don’t see the routes but the Chiefs have run the same play multiple times in a game and you probably didn’t notice because the personnel was moved around.

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