The Kansas City Chiefs signed wideout Jeremy Maclin as an upgrade in head coach Andy Reid's system, hoping to find a receiver that can get into the end zone after no Chiefs receiver caught a single touchdown last year. Last year, Maclin recorded 85 receptions for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns.
"I consider myself to be an all-around receiver, doing a little bit of everything," Maclin said. "Being able to go downfield, run intermediate routes, run show routes -- be able to take 1-yard passes and be able to take them to the house. I'm excited about that."
Quarterback Alex Smith praised Maclin's ability to fit into Kansas City's system, saying he still remembers most of Reid's offense from their time together in Philadelphia.
"You know, he didn't skip a beat coming back into this," Smith said. "He's really smart and sees coverages, and when you go through receivers like that, they can anticipate when the ball is coming and you kind of like that. They know the little adjustments to make."
"We were just getting work in. It was part of what we installed today; me and Alex just happened to hit," Maclin said. "Every day is going to be a different story. We'll continue to go out here and get work in. if it's down the field, it's down the field. If it's anything else, it's anything else. All we can do is go out there and execute the plays that are called."Back to the Kansas City Chiefs Newsfeed