Originally Posted by wazu
I can't remember any other non-QB in Chiefs history that coaches have tried so hard to force to be good. Moving him around, coming up with all-new "packages". All for a guy whose ceiling is around 800 yards in a season.
There have been times when they've forced the ball into his hands. I think Reid has it right that Weis' approach is the right one and it's not because they're trying to create new looks to force the ball into McCluster's hands, it's because the value of McCluster is that you have ability to use the same personnel to line up into different formations. That means you can line up with five receivers, but still have ability to motion into a running play.
When you're on defense, you have no idea where McCluster is going to line up on the field and you probably don't know until the ball is snapped. That's probably why they keep using the word "secret weapon." I think it's misleading because he hasn't proven to be a weapon yet, but I don't think Reid's talking about turning him into a gimmick.