The Chiefs’ offense responded from a miserable session the day before to have one of its better practices of training camp on Friday. Alex Smith was particularly sharp, Chase Daniel had one of his better showings at camp and the offense frequently scored touchdowns during a drill consisting of plays from inside the 20-yard line.
“We did red zone today and it was obviously a new set of plays for us, and that presented an opportunity for our offense to make some plays and it was good to see,’’ coordinator Doug Pederson said.
The offense had much to make up for after Thursday’s sloppy session.
“It’s a training camp,’’ Pederson said. “Offense is going to win a day, then lose a day. That’s just the way training camp is set up.
“You drop a pass, you make a mistake, the quarterback throws an interception, you move on. You coach it on film. We had a lot of good teaching film from yesterday, and the guys responded nicely today.’’
Working against the relentless pressure provided by the Chiefs’ defense can make the offense look lost at times. But tight end Anthony Fasano said it would make the offense better in the long run.
“Going against our defense and having the style of practice that we’re having, I think we’ll get better a little bit quicker,’’ Fasano said. “We practice with game-like situations. A lot of defensive pressure and different looks. Being in a new offense, just getting the base plays down is sometimes challenging. To go against different blitzes and fronts, that will really challenge you.
“We have our ups and downs. Our ups are very promising. We’ve got to learn how to limit the downs and when the downs happen, to make them stop quickly.’’