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Being a head coach and general manager is a tough job even the best coaches fail at. Bill Belichick is one of the few who make it look easy, but it’s not. Andy Reid while in Philadelphia ran the entire show, but in the end things snowballed to a point where both Reid and the Eagles had to hit the reset button. Personnel decisions are complicated matters; it’s not just about bringing in players. There’s cap numbers and contracts, keeping track of players on the team’s watch list throughout the NFL and other comings and goings. The personnel game is just that and it can’t distract even the sharpest coaches. In Kansas City Reid has relinquished those duties in order to get back to what he does best, coach. “I was a little more involved with the personnel [with the Eagles],” Reid said, via Mike Florio of “It’s good to have [G.M.] John [Dorsey] here doing that.  I have ultimate trust in him.  Not that I didn’t in Philadelphia, that’s not what I’m saying, but I also trust that he has it under control and is rolling.” “I had a lot of trust in Howie [Roseman], so I don’t mean that, and Tom Heckert before that,” Reid said.  “I trusted him.  Those guys, I trusted.  I was just asked to do a little bit more there.  For that part of my career, it was great.  I’m glad to be doing this.  I’m enjoying this.”  

Andy Reid wants Alex Smith to be more aggressive

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star that he wants Alex Smith to be more aggressive with his throws this season. “You want to get a feel for the offense now, particularly when you’re new at it (and) if there are close throws, challenge it, see what you can get away with,” Reid said. “If it ends up being an interception, OK, it’s an interception. You learn...

Andy Reid is pushing QB Alex Smith to go deep, wants him to be more aggressive

OTAs are all about finding out what a player can and can’t do and coach Andy Reid wants to know if Alex Smith can air it out. It’s no secret that Reid likes the deep passing game, his west coast offense works the short range passes, but it’s all about taking shots downfield. Smith was a so called ‘game manager’ in San Francisco, but in Kansas City it’s a whole new...

Chiefs wrap up critical offseason program

John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January. After nearly 50 roster moves and a month of offseason workouts under new coach Andy Reid, all designed to change the culture of a 2-14 franchise, that vision is slowly becoming a reality. With a new quarterback in Alex...

Once homeless, Chiefs' Gilyard offers perspective as much as speed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. So he runs. He runs for Joe, wherever the hell he is. Probably under that same tree, in Washington Park, casting aspersions at the skies above. Or inside the gazebo, if it looks like rain. "Every time I get to Cincinnati, I've got to make sure I stop by the park and see if I can catch Joe there," Mardy Gilyard chuckles. "He might be out running...

Kansas City’s Alex Smith Highlights the 2013 Fantasy Football All-Sleeper Team

We’re all suckers for a steal on fantasy draft day. We scroll through pages of stats, looking for that diamond in the rough everyone else is going to miss. Sometimes we get him and he makes all the difference in the world on our fantasy roster. Sometimes we reach and our guy fails, leading to season-long ridicule from league-mates who are all too quick and happy to remind you of...

Chiefs vow to remain pen pals all through the summer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. And then, just like that, it was over. The Kansas City Chiefs packed up their things Thursday, signed one another's playbooks, and traded tearful hugs. They vowed to write every week, even the slow ones. Andy Reid had somebody pump "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" over those ginormous loudspeakers outside the University of Kansas Hospital Training...

Jamaal Charles Expects More Involvement in Passing Game

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles believes his role will evolve in the Chiefs’ offense next season. With Andy Reid at the helm, Charles thinks he will be much more involved in the passing game. “I know my role in my mind will be doing lots of stuff with the offense,” Charles said. “I’m like (Brian) Westbrook and (LeSean) McCoy as far as how I fit into (Reid’s) offense...
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