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Andy Reid offers concerning quote after home loss to Bills

Andy Reid

The Kansas City Chiefs’ performance this season has left many fans recognizing that things feel differently from the last two years, when they made the Super Bowl both seasons, winning one of them. A quote from Andy Reid after Sunday night’s 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills should give them even more concern.

The Chiefs fell behind 24-10 in the second quarter and were down 24-13 at halftime. There was a lengthy weather-related delay that lasted 62 minutes at halftime, and that didn’t hurt the Bills’ momentum.

Buffalo got a pick-six in the third quarter to go up 31-13. Then they intercepted Patrick Mahomes on the ensuing possession, giving them two interceptions of Mahomes in the same quarter.

Buffalo added a fourth quarter TD to seal the double-digit win, which had many people surprised considering KC beat the Bills 38-24 at home in the AFC Championship Game last season.

The outcome of Sunday night’s game also caught Reid off guard. He said he didn’t see the bad loss coming.

Reid added that his players were “embarrassed” by the game.

This was the worst home loss by the Chiefs since Reid took over the team in 2013. If they weren’t having a bad week of practice or showing signs of not being focused leading up to the game and just flat-out were beat this badly, that’s not a good thing.

Mahomes offered a comforting message for Chiefs fans after they lost consecutive games this season. Now his Chiefs are 2-3 and the only team in the AFC West without a winning record. Reid’s quote is an indication that the fans should be concerned that this team might not have it this season.

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Andy Reid has hilarious quote about coaching in Philadelphia

Andy Reid

Before Andy Reid became a Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs, he established himself as a head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. Make no mistake — Reid still looks back fondly on his time coaching the Eagles.

One of the reasons, as Reid would readily admit, was the Philadelphia cuisine. The city is known for its cheesesteaks, which Reid used to sum up his time with the Eagles as he prepares to lead the Chiefs into Philadelphia for Week 4.

“There wasn’t a cheesesteak there that I didn’t like,” Reid said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.

That’s high praise from Reid, who likes to keep it simple when celebrating big wins. Perhaps beating the Eagles would be cause to celebrate with a cheesesteak.

Reid spent 14 seasons as head coach of the Eagles before moving to Kansas City in 2013. He’ll be on the sideline as usual Sunday after a brief health scare last week.

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Andy Reid released from hospital following health scare

Andy Reid

Andy Reid was taken to the hospital following his Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, but fortunately the coach is already prepared to return to work.

Reid was released from the hospital on Monday after being held overnight for tests. The Chiefs said in a statement that he is in “good spirits.” Reid is expected to return to work either later on Monday or Tuesday morning.

That is certainly positive news.

Reid, 63, was admitted to the hospital for precautionary reasons after he experienced dehydration, according to multiple reports. He is also said to have had heart palpitations.

The Chiefs are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief. It sounds like Reid will be cleared to coach when Kansas City takes on his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in Week 4.

Report: Andy Reid had heart palpitations

Andy Reid

Andy Reid was taken to the hospital after his Kansas City Chiefs’ 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

All reports suggested that Reid was being taken to the hospital as a precaution. Chiefs players were told that Reid was expected to be fine. But now we have some more information about his issue.

Jay Glazer reported on FOX overtime after the Rams-Bucs game that Reid had heart palpitations. The writing on the graphic accompanying Glazer’s report said Reid had chest pains.

The 63-year-old head coach is in his ninth season as Kansas City’s head coach. He has never had a losing season in Kansas City, though his team is 1-2 through three weeks this year.

One of Reid’s top players expressed his concern over the situation on Twitter.

Tyrann Mathieu shows love to Andy Reid amid ambulance news

Tyrann Mathieu

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu sent his well-wishes to coach Andy Reid after Reid was taken from Arrowhead Stadium via ambulance.

Mathieu encouraged fans to pray for Reid and called his coach “one of the best men & teachers” he had ever crossed paths with.

Reid was described as ill following the Chiefs’ loss to the Chargers, and the ambulance trip sounded mostly precautionary. The 63-year-old had coached Sunday’s game like normal prior to falling ill.

Mathieu is in his third season with Kansas City, all of which have been under Reid’s tutelage.

Andy Reid leaves stadium in ambulance after not feeling well

Andy Reid

Andy Reid left Arrowhead Stadium in an ambulance on Sunday after not feeling well.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost 30-24 at home to the Los Angeles Chargers. Reid did not do his typical postgame media duties. Instead, special teams coordinator Dave Taub addressed the media.

NFL Media’s James Palmer reported that Reid was taken away in an ambulance out of precaution.

The good news is players were told Reid should be OK.

The 63-year-old has been the head coach of the Chiefs since 2013. He is an incredible 92-39 since joining the Chiefs, never posting a losing record with them, while winning one Super Bowl. They have missed the playoffs just once since he took over and have won five straight division titles. However, they have started this season 1-2 and have lost two in a row.

Andy Reid explains why Patrick Mahomes is playing so much in preseason

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Many NFL teams are barely playing their starting quarterbacks during preseason, if at all. The exceptions are generally limited to quarterbacks who are competing for the starting job, but those entrenched in their roles aren’t getting many in-game reps.

The exception to this is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes played 33 snaps in the Chiefs’ second preseason game against Arizona, a huge amount for a starting quarterback, especially one coming off an offseason toe surgery.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who has always favored playing quarterbacks regularly during preseason, said the biggest reason behind Mahomes’ workload is a desire for both Mahomes and the offensive line to get used to each other.

“I think it’s good for Pat, but I also think it’s good for the offensive line and Pat to see how that’s going to work and get a feel for them, and for them to get a feel for him likewise,” Reid said Monday, via Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports. “We’ve got some young guys, so I left them in with Chad (Henne) so they could get a little bit more extended work there. We’ve got two veterans on the left side, but all five of them are new, so you need to play and this gives us that opportunity.”

Reid raises a good point. The Chiefs have completely overhauled their offensive line, which struggled down the stretch in 2020. The team parted ways with just about the entire line and brought in the likes of Orlando Brown Jr. and Joe Thuney, as well as rookie Creed Humphrey, to reinforce things. It may work, but Mahomes needs to gain familiarity with them and vice versa. That’s as good a reason as any to give them all extended reps in preseason.

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Royals were hilariously trolled by Andy Reid lookalike

Andy Reid lookalike

Things got a bit silly Friday when Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid showed up at a Kansas City Royals game — except it wasn’t actually Andy Reid.

Chiefs fan Matt Black, who calls himself “the official doppelganger of Coach Reid” on his TikTok account, attended the game in full Reid getup on Friday. When the Royals’ TV broadcast caught him taking a selfie, the broadcasters couldn’t contain their joy. Hilariously, it didn’t seem like they were aware that it wasn’t actually Reid. Neither was the team’s official Twitter account, for that matter.

It’s tough to tell whether they were in on the joke or they genuinely got fooled. One would think if it was the former, they’d have pointed it out at some point, but that never happened.

Reid has such a distinctive appearance that he’s easy to parody. It’s part of why he’s become such a cult figure among Chiefs fans. This is so good, though, that it clearly fooled some people. Full credit to Black for that.

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Andy Reid responds to criticism from Le’Veon Bell

Andy Reid

Le’Veon Bell’s career has gone downhill since he held out for an entire season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the running back has a habit of blaming other people for his shortcomings. He recently pointed his finger in the direction of Andy Reid, but the Kansas City Chiefs coach is taking the high road.

Bell said on social media last week that he would rather retire than play for Reid again. Reid was asked on Thursday if he had any thoughts on the comments, and he simply wished Bell the best.

“I enjoyed my time with him,” Reid said, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. “I’m pulling for him. That’s how I roll.”

Those who know Reid will not be surprised by that response. The coach is generally well-liked by players and peers, which is why Bell’s criticism was poorly received.

One of Reid’s star players already came out and defended him, so there’s really no need for him to say much. Bell can blame Reid, Adam Gase and whoever else for his production falling off a cliff. The reality is he sat out the entire 2018 season and has not been the same since. Had he been worthy of a bigger role in Kansas City, Reid would have given him one.

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Tyrann Mathieu takes shot at Le’Veon Bell over Andy Reid comments

Tyrann Mathieu

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is not buying Le’Veon Bell’s comments about playing for Andy Reid.

In a social media post, Bell said he would rather retire than play for Reid again. The comment came after Bell got little usage after signing with the Chiefs, and was essentially shelved completely during the team’s playoff run.

Mathieu was not buying Bell’s comments. In a Twitter comment Sunday, the Chiefs defensive back took a shot at Bell for his lack of accountability.

Reid certainly knows how to run an offense, as evidenced by the Chiefs’ success in recent years. The fact that he didn’t have much of a role for Bell indicates that he just didn’t see a way to fit the veteran running back in. In the end, Bell got 63 regular season carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns, but received only two touches in the postseason.

It’s worth noting that Bell didn’t seem all that bothered by his modest role at the time when the team was winning. Maybe he expected to be more involved come playoff time. Whatever the case, Bell hasn’t been very productive for several years now, and that’s not just Reid’s doing. We’re with Mathieu on this one.

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