Chiefs coach Reid on calling perfect play: ‘That’s like a good cheeseburger’
The contest is over. Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has already locked up Quote of the Year for the 2015 NFL season.
Reid described the feeling of calling a perfect play on offense, and his comparison is 100 percent genius. Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star provided the moment:
"That’s a pretty good feeling," [Reid] said with a wink. "That’s like a good cheeseburger."
Following a purely average 2014 season, the 57-year-old certainly hopes the offense can find a little more of those cheeseburgers, especially after adding wide receiver Jeremy Maclin via free agency. Additionally, game-breaking speedster De’Anthony Thomas and tight end Travis Kelce should receive more targets this season.
Kansas City recorded 43 passing plays of 20-plus yards, which was only good enough for a five-way tie for 23rd in the NFL. The Chiefs added a more respectable 12 rushes of 20 or more, but the lack of explosive plays limited the offense’s ability to score points.
While Alex Smith is a decent quarterback, his “game manager” reputation leads to an execution-based offensive style that favors risk-averse situations. Consequently, Reid needs to call the perfect play in order for Kansas City to slash through a defense.
It won’t be easy, but with Maclin, Thomas and Kelce taking bigger roles, hopefully Reid finds more cheeseburgers in 2015.
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