With the Chiefs losing four of five games and some (including me) raising the question of whether rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes should get a chance to play, it’s interesting to ponder coach Andy Reid’s comments to the media the day after an embarrassing loss to the Giants, which featured nine total points in more than 68 total minutes.

Asked to discuss quarterback Alex Smith‘s performance after watching the film of the game, Reid said this about his current starter: “He mentioned about getting in rhythm, I know that was said. I felt the same way that we, over the last couple of weeks, we get going and then all of a sudden something takes you backwards. In this league that’s a tough thing to overcome and it’s a proven thing.”

So who has the responsibility for getting the offense in rhythm?

“The quarterback has the responsibility there,” Reid said. “He’s a standup guy and he’s always going to tell you he can do better.”