Kansas City Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid met with the media on Monday morning following the Chiefs’ victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are five things that stood out.
1. How is Patrick Mahomes going to handle the success and what’s your message to him on dealing with distractions going forward?
REID: “I think just the fact that he’s grown up around this type of thing with his dad. He’s been in that locker room, you see the pictures with Alex Rodriguez and that, so I don’t think any of that phases him. He understands that you’ve got to show up. I’m not as concerned about that as much as him becoming a better player – working on that. He’s focused and he’s always here, a bit of a gym rat type of guy. I mean, he grew up around it, so you’ve got to kick him out of here a Customized Chiefs Jersey For Sale nd go home and get some rest. He handles it pretty well. I think he’ll continue to do that, th Custom Chiefs Jersey at part I think he’ll continue to do, I’m projecting, but I feel pretty good about that.”
2. What do you think went Sammy Watkins’ way yesterday because he was so successful?
REID: “Yeah, listen, it was just a matter of time. That’s going to happen. We have a lot of guys out there, so the quarterback is spreading it around. Somewhere, he’s going to be the one that’s open and not have as many people on him. That Custom Chiefs Jerseys was the case and he took advantage of it. You saw how physical he is, I mentioned that when we first got him, it’s hard to press cover him because he’s a strong kid. Then you see him with the ball in his hands after the catch and he’s pretty good with that. He’s strong there, too. He’s a physical player.”
3. When it comes to offensive line, how much confidence do you have to have to go empty as much as you did, not only to call those plays, but for Pat to be able to stand back there and do what he did?
REID: “You have to have trust in all the guys to be able to do that. There’s really no secret once you open that thing up like that. It comes down to your offensive line to block. Keith Butler is a good defensive coordinator, so he threw the kitchen sink at them with different looks. The offensive line handled it for the most part. There were only a few where someone was coming free and that was by sheer number. Other than that, the offensive line made some nice adjustments and picked people up. Patrick didn’t panic. He just hung there and allowed those guys to work for him.”
4. Th Men’s Nike Custom Made Kansas City Chiefs Elite Red Team Color NFL Jersey e better quarterbacks in league history have taken a few years to develop. Has it impressed you how ready he (Patrick) is at such a young age?