The Kansas City Chiefs offense hasn’t shown the same flare and dominance in the first two weeks most commonly displayed during the Patrick Mahomes era. The team has been in contention in both games but was mostly bailed out by the exceptional play of the defense.
The Chiefs are starting this year with Matt Nagy returning to the role he left before becoming head coach of the Chicago Bears in 2018. After years of success under Eric Bieniemy, who has since taken over as the coordinator in Washington, there has been a drastic change in production. Chiefs spoke with reporters on Wednesday after practice to address the unit’s slow start and relying on Mahomes’ arm.
“Well, every game, you always have an idea of what you think you want to do,” Nagy explained. “Then, you get in the game, you got to adjust to what’s working and what’s not working. But I think Coach Reid does such a great job since the day he started coaching and being able to really formulate how we want to win, start off that way.
“And then, personnel-wise, and whatever it is schematically, and if the run game is going, then we’ll go ahead and get to that if the pass game is going to just so happens, there’s been a few more passes recently. I think if you know Coach Reid, that probably doesn’t shock you. But that’s, that’s, that’s who we are. And we want to be able to be balanced. And we got great players to be able to do both.”
The Chiefs aren’t in panic mode, but there are some signs of concern, considering the offensive firepower on the roster. Defenses around the league are constantly adjusting and putting a target on the reigning Super Bowl champions.