Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Bills that he did not think about taking quarterback Alex Smith out of the game and that he was not thinking about make a change of quarterback in Week 13.
A night of sleep and the opportunity to review the last tape did nothing to change their opinion. Reid said at a press conference on Monday that Smith "is my man" and said that problems with the offense can not be resolved by making a change in a position.
"Without becoming philosophical, and I'm not sitting here with a crystal ball or projecting things like that, that's not how I roll," Reid said, via Pete Sweeney of Arrowhead Pride . "We all have the responsibility to do our job in all positions, starting with me, and that's not being done the right way, right, it's not a man, and that must be understood, it's not a person, join as a football team, in this case, an offensive football team, right now, and have to take care of it as a team, not a kid, and that's the clearest I can be. "
Reid said the Bills "brought five, played back and pressed outside" during Sunday's game and that the team has to do a better job of beating that kind of defense. The best way to do it is through the air, something the Chiefs could do in the first weeks of the season much more often than they have done by losing five of their last six games.
Many people doubt Smith can do it, but Reid is not one of them or he is not convinced that rookie Patrick Mahomes will do better.