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Old 01-15-2013, 01:42 PM  
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Four questions with Andy Reid ...


Not long before the end of the season, I wanted to ask Andy Reid whether he'd be interested in writing something around the time of the Super Bowl for Sports Illustrated. He said no -- even though in his youth he wanted to be a sportswriter. He thought he might be otherwise occupied. I'd felt he wouldn't take a year off from coaching up to that point, but then I knew if there was a job out there, he'd want it.

Q: So, since you've been named the Chiefs' coach, many people wonder: 'With everything you've been through -- your son Garrett's death by overdose, the turbulent year on and off the field you just went through -- why not take a year off to recharge and get your life back in order?

Reid: "Because I love what I do. Garrett loved what I did. It doesn't feel like work. I didn't want to sit home and not coach. What was I going to do? There was nothing I wanted to do as much as coach football. The thing with Garrett ... it was not very sudden; this was a long, long process. Unfortunately, [drug addiction] is so rampant in America, and people who have gone through it realize that you don't just -- as in my case -- lose a son; you lose a great friend. Now I'm able to bring my other son here. [Reid hired Britt Reid, who also had drug-addiction issues, to be a Chiefs quality-control coach.] Remember, he lost his best friend. But I am so proud of how far he's come. And it says something about him that the three coaches he worked for at Temple wanted him to come with them. The other side of this is working to move on like a man and handle what life throws at you. We're doing that.''

Q: Why the Chiefs? Why not, say, Arizona, or the other places you were linked to?

Reid: "The Hunt family is one of four or five bedrock families in the NFL that I always thought, 'If I'm ever released [by the Eagles], if one of those families calls, I'd listen.' The history here is so rich, the tradition is so rich, the fan base is so strong.''

Q: What's the one overriding thing you take from Philadelphia into this job?

Reid: "I learned to embrace a city in Philadelphia. They'll take you from boyhood to manhood, which they did with me, and that's okay. It's a results business. I got that. As far as the team goes, it's imperative that everybody's pulling in the same direction. That's the only way you can succeed."

Q: What's your take on the talent you inherit?

Reid: "Before I interviewed with the Chiefs, I looked at every snap from every [Kansas City] game this year. Special teams were average. The talent overall, it looked to me like they were transitioning from an older team to a younger one. And I thought, 'With a couple, three drafts, very good things can happen here."
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #61
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I've seen about enough of Moeaki...
He's solid depth.

How can you possibly evaluate any receivers with the shitfest we saw at QB?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #62
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Reid: "Before I interviewed with the Chiefs, I looked at every snap from every [Kansas City] game this year.

Holy crap. He's a better man than I.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #63
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He's solid depth.

How can you possibly evaluate any receivers with the shitfest we saw at QB?
How can you possibly evaluate a player that's never healthy?...
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #64
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Yes, if he expects every drafted player to pan out, then yeah.

In reality, he's probably aware that won't happen.

Plus, He's probably just sandbagging with the 3 years comment.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #65
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How can you possibly evaluate a player that's never healthy?...
You just did.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #66
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Teams with good personnel departments should be able to add 3+ starters on a team this devoid of talent. Doesn't mean you'd do the same to SF's rosters, as the players are better.

This team should have the goal of five new starters next year who are starter quality (or will become it).

Three through the draft
One through FA
Another one through UDFA, especially given our lack of depth at Ted backer and WR.

That's the goal. Above that is gravy. Below that is a failure.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #67
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What?

If it takes anyone three ****ing seasons to turn this team around they are incompetent.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #68
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What?

If it takes anyone three ****ing seasons to turn this team around they are incompetent.
Really? I hadn't heard.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #69
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I don't think that good teams go into the season looking to replace 17 players.

Sure, you might lose a couple to free agency and maybe you've drafted 4-5 guys that are immediately ready for the 53 man roster.

But 17? 1/3 of your roster?

That's quite a bit of turnover for a "good" team.
Immediate needs for starters:
CB
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LDE
RDE
WR2
WR3
QB

Depth needs

TE1/2
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LDE
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #70
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I don't think that good teams go into the season looking to replace 17 players.

Sure, you might lose a couple to free agency and maybe you've drafted 4-5 guys that are immediately ready for the 53 man roster.

But 17? 1/3 of your roster?

That's quite a bit of turnover for a "good" team.
Well yeah, but we're clearly not good. There are some pieces here, and maybe some youngsters that can be molded, but we're pretty shitty.

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3 players? JFC, if you're only hitting on 3 players in the draft, you ****ing suck.

***** ****ing sucked and he hit on more than that.
And again... even the best teams hit on only 3-4 draft picks per year.
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Teams with good personnel departments should be able to add 3+ starters on a team this devoid of talent. Doesn't mean you'd do the same to SF's rosters, as the players are better.

This team should have the goal of five new starters next year who are starter quality (or will become it).

Three through the draft
One through FA
Another one through UDFA, especially given our lack of depth at Ted backer and WR.

That's the goal. Above that is gravy. Below that is a failure.
That seems about right. It also seems do-able.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #73
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Immediate needs for starters:
CB
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ILB
LDE
RDE
WR2
WR3
QB

Depth needs

TE1/2
LT
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C
RB
LDE
ILB
LOLB
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The Chiefs aren't a good team.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #74
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And again... even the best teams hit on only 3-4 draft picks per year.
Bullshit.

Do you even watch the NFL?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #75
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How can you possibly evaluate a player that's never healthy?...
He missed a season.

Just like Berry and JC did.

In 3 seasons in the NFL, Moeaki has been active 30 games.

Berry: 33

Is Berry injury prone?
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