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oaklandhater 10:28 AM 10-21-2015
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article...6-83e6b318c643

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, head coach Andy Reid still believes


The first six weeks of football have come and gone in the 2015 NFL season and the Kansas City Chiefs have one victory thus far. That came in Week 1 against the Houston Texans, and since then, the team has lost five straight games in a row.

To add to that predicament, there’s no more Jamaal Charles—his season has been lost to an ACL injury.

The Denver Broncos, despite Peyton Manning’s league-worst 72.5 passer rating, are undefeated and in first place in the AFC West. In-game spots that could have seemingly swung in Kansas City’s direction have not.

In this moment, as preparation begins for the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, it would be easy for the Chiefs to point to excuses.

But you’d be hard pressed to find someone in the building that is making them.

Head coach Andy Reid has stood strong through the early-season disappointment, still maintaining his preseason conviction that he has a good football team in this year’s version, one that is capable of playing better starting immediately.

“We’re sitting here and we’re 1-5. That’s real,” he acknowledged in his weekly press conference Monday. “As a coach, you’re a problem solver and I have to solve the problems and get that done quick here. I still believe in my locker room, I believe in our coaches. We need to get over this hump here and figure out a way to play better football consistently. That’s the challenge and that’s the way I approach it.”

Reid’s message and call for better football has carried over to the team, and as his 10-year veteran in wide receiver Jason Avant explained, the older players have made a point of it to drive his message home.



“What the older guys understand is you mimic what the coach says,” Avant said. “You’re always trying to give support for the coach, but also you know if you work in the same direction, it will work out.”

Avant continued, explaining the Chiefs have reached a point of needing to play in the mindset of “playoff football.”

“You can’t look at what your record is,” he said. “That’s the great thing about playing in the National Football League—everyone has talent and the teams that are winning are not because of talent. The teams that are winning are because they play together as a team and we’re trying to find a stride where we’re playing together as a team.”

Avant has typically played in a limited role for the Chiefs this season but could see more time this weekend as fellow wideout Jeremy Maclin undergoes league concussion protocol.



Punter Dustin Colquitt, who is in the midst of his 11th season in Kansas City, is known on the team as a player who keeps things jovial, and in times like this, he says he always will try to keep teammates loose in the locker room.

Once it’s game time, that example extends to the field.

“In between the lines, it’s obviously different,” he said. “I try to do it just with my play, try to put our defense in a great situation, give them a big field to work with. Our thing is, we just have to keep working and things are going to start going our way.”

Guided by veteran words in the locker room and by the manner in which they conduct themselves on the football field, responding will be critical as the Chiefs find themselves in an unfavorable position while needing to rely on some inexperienced players in important roles.

Charcandrick West, at the age of 24 and having spent 2014 on the practice squad, started at running back for the Chiefs against the Vikings last Sunday and likely will again this Sunday against the Steelers.

Of his performance on Sunday, Reid said that West did “some nice things,” specifically commending his blitz pickups, good rushing attempts and his aggressiveness.



Whether it’s by the on-the-field professionalism of Colquitt or the off-the-field guidance from a veteran like Avant, West has grasped an underlying theme that seems to have bolstered his confidence in his new position.

“We’re family,” he said when asked about the impact of some of the veterans. “You turn to family when facing adversity. We’re just going to have to stick together.”

The Chiefs family hasn’t given up on 2015; neither has Reid, who realizes the time for action is now.

“I still believe it, we’ve got to do it though. It’s one thing to say it, it’s another thing to do it. And so, until we do that, it’s all words and that doesn’t mean anything.”

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Rasputin 08:33 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by KCtotheSB:
Sorry, season's over.
Start Murray and give me something to watch outside of this limp-dick offense and uninspiring defense.

This. It's just going piss me off they hand it over to Chase Daniel and he happens to win a game or two then they declare him the QBotf. Fuck them.


We have no reason to waist our time with Chase Daniel albeit I think he would be an upgrade over Smith but that really doesn't take much.
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Meatloaf 08:36 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Plus he was a four year starter.

It's hilarious when people complain that the Chiefs don't "develop" anyone, yet when they attempt to develop a player, that player automatically sucks because he doesn't see the field immediately.

Plus, Tigeruppercut is Blackbob, so **** him.

He's also 6'1, FWIW.
Double plus, I believe before he got hurt, at that time he was thought of as the BEST QB in his class. The kid definitely has some pedigree (he's the ALL TIME passing leader for the SEC). Would be really nice to see what we have with this kid. Sadly, I just don't see Reid admitting failure regarding Smith and his sizable contract. :-)
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Meatloaf 08:39 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by KC Tattoo:
This. It's just going piss me off they hand it over to Chase Daniel and he happens to win a game or two then they declare him the QBotf. **** them.


We have no reason to waist our time with Chase Daniel albeit I think he would be an upgrade over Smith but that really doesn't take much.
I kind of agree, Tat. However, at this stage, I'd like to see ANYONE in there at QB besides Smith. I'm not ready to write off Daniel, the problem though is that I believe this is his contract year, so if he plays well, and we decide to keep him, it's gonna be expensive. Just don't see us sinking anymore $$$ into the QB position until 2017 given Smith's contract. Sad situation.
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Rasputin 08:43 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by Meatloaf:
I kind of agree, Tat. However, at this stage, I'd like to see ANYONE in there at QB besides Smith. I'm not ready to write off Daniel, the problem though is that I believe this is his contract year, so if he plays well, and we decide to keep him, it's gonna be expensive. Just don't see us sinking anymore $$$ into the QB position until 2017 given Smith's contract. Sad situation.
I really want to see competition and draft a first round quarterback. Let them duke it out and even though the first rounder would have the luxury of having that golden opportunity it wouldn't be given to him if they keep it so that the quarterback has to earn the starting job. That's what the Chiefs don't do so I'm thinking what is opposite of what they do.
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Meatloaf 08:49 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by KC Tattoo:
I really want to see competition and draft a first round quarterback. Let them duke it out and even though the first rounder would have the luxury of having that golden opportunity it wouldn't be given to him if they keep it so that the quarterback has to earn the starting job. That's what the Chiefs don't do so I'm thinking what is opposite of what they do.
Yup, the opposite approach to how the Chiefs have handled the QB position isn't a bad approach!
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TigeRRUppeRRcut 08:58 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Plus he was a four year starter.

It's hilarious when people complain that the Chiefs don't "develop" anyone, yet when they attempt to develop a player, that player automatically sucks because he doesn't see the field immediately.

Plus, Tigeruppercut is Blackbob, so **** him.

He's also 6'1, FWIW.
Ok then, a 4 year starter that didn't take his team very far :-)
He's not aggressive and he is pretty soft.
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Iowanian 09:40 PM 10-21-2015
Andy Reid is positive he is glad he isn't Japanese or mr Hunt-San would hand him a short sword.
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Psyko Tek 09:48 PM 10-21-2015
“We’re family,” he said when asked about the impact of some of the veterans. “You turn to family when facing adversity. We’re just going to have to stick together.”

you are not a family.
you are fucking team,
OR WORSE CASE A BUSINESS

either way you got to realize either your coaches or players suck
if the coaches picked the players that suck then you all need to be fired
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Psyko Tek 09:49 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by Jamie:
What's he supposed to say, "we're fucked and I give up, please fire me"?
that works for me
:-) :-)
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Psyko Tek 09:52 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by Fire Me Boy!:
Seriously dude, learn to spell pathetic.
pathedic, should be a word

I'm gonna throw it on urban dictionary
you think you are much better than your needle dick can deliver
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Reerun_KC 11:05 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
No one is buying this bullshit anymore, not even the casual fan.

Clark Hunt had better wake up.
There are a handful of tards om cp that believe that Reid is an amazing coach being held back by his handpicked QB...

The Amount of stupid that supports Reid is stupid...
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Reerun_KC 11:08 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by TigerUppercut:
Ok then, a 4 year starter that didn't take his team very far :-)
He's not aggressive and he is pretty soft.
My god your so ae black bob. I suggest perms ban.....
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Psyko Tek 11:22 PM 10-21-2015
Originally Posted by Reerun_KC:
Of course he does. Just like the asshats that believe that Reid just needs different QB and is a good coach...

You'll never fix criminally stupid.
give him 1.1 to pic Qb is like handing a monkey an unpinned grenade, this ain't gonna be pretty, or effective
and he will drop it to masturbate and pick an OT

Alex sucks but the coach is the problem
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Sweet Daddy Hate 03:10 AM 10-22-2015
If they don't take a QB in round 1 or 2, I am thoroughly done.
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Rausch 09:16 AM 10-22-2015
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
In the midst of a five-game losing streak, head coach Andy Reid still believes

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This is his problem - what he believes in isn't working.

Pull a DV and tailor your team around the talent...
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