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Reid: Smith isn't to blame for recent Chiefs losses

Posted at 8:52 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 21:52:12-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A visibly frustrated Andy Reid stepped to the podium Monday, a day after his team sputtered through a 16-10 loss to the Bills, once again pointing the blame at everyone, but singling out only himself.

"Offensively we continue to start slow and that's my responsibility," said Reid. "The plays aren't working. I know I've got responsible guys on the offensive side that will also take responsibility there."

The Chiefs offense -- which averaged 29.5 points per game during the first eight games of the season -- has scored just 36 points total in its last three contests, all losses.

"I think we've all got a piece of this," said Reid. "I'm not saying it's Alex. It starts with me because I'm the one giving them the plays, but I'll tell you that every play there's a little something and it kind of spreads out to different positions."

Despite the public shared blame, some fans are calling for a quarterback change to the first-round pick Patrick Mahomes. Reid said Smith is still his guy but wouldn't elaborate too far into the future.

"It's not one guy. And that has to be understood. It's not one person," Reid said. "And we've all got to pull together as a football team, in this case, an offensive football team right now and get that taken care of."

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