After a very impressive win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship, the Kansas City Chiefs are heading to the Superbowl. In a crazy, COVID-filled season, they are trying to repeat as Champions.
Only one team has done that in the last 15 plus years. The 2004 and 2005 New England Patriots did so, with Tom Brady at the helm. Maybe the greatest quarterback of all time with be facing Patrick Mahomes in the Superbowl come February seventh.
After the Championship win over the Bills, Head Coach Andy Reid spoke to the media on Monday. Here are a few of the important things he had to say.
Important Quotes after Chiefs AFC Championship
On Sunday, Kansas City was able to clinch their second Superbowl berth in two years. Even with a win over the Bills, there was still discussion over some other things the next day. Andy Reid spoke over a few things involving injuries, the win on Sunday, and the taunting Superbowl schedule.
Injuries on Championship Sunday
Against the Bills, there were a few injuries on the field for Kansas City. A few key players went out of the game and may or may not be ready for the Superbowl.
Safety Armani Watts was one player that left the game on Sunday. His injury report stated he was elevated to out with a concussion.
One of the most important positions regarding Mahomes safety left the game Sunday. Eric Fisher, the Chiefs left tackle, was diagnosed with an Achilles injury after the game. It is clear that he will likely miss the Superbowl.
On Monday, Head Coach Andy Reid was asked if he was optimistic about getting Mitchell Schwartz back. Reid responded with, “I don’t know… I can’t tell you I’m that optimistic.”
The Chiefs are hopeful they can get him back with the now loss of Fisher. While Schwartz won’t fill the left tackle spot, he can provide leadership on this young offensive line.
Tyreek Hill’s Play on Sunday
It is safe to say that the Chiefs have a player who can explode for a big play at any time. Tyreek Hill is that dude. Besides the fact that he finished with 172 receiving yards, Tyreek Hill turned “Something into Nothing.” all night.
His 71-yard play was a big highlight of the night for Kansas City. Coach Reid was asked about the play in particular and had nothing but praise for Hill.
“Not a lot of guys can do that, then [Hill] came over to me and apologized for not scoring, he said he is getting slower as he is getting older, I said yeah okay.”
Tyreek Hill continues to show his explosiveness every week. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he will be a huge factor in the gameplan for the Superbowl.
Disadvantages of the Superbowl Schedule
Since they were in this exact spot last year, the Chiefs have an advantage over Tampa Bay. Not to mention, Kansas City won the Superbowl last year just right down the interstate in Miami.
However, there can be some disadvantages of the Superbowl schedule if you don’t use your time wisely. This year may be a little different due to the pandemic.
Andy Reid was asked if there was an advantage this year with the Superbowl schedule being more controlled, and he had this to say.
“Still have a tremendous amount of obligations to the media, you have to work your schedule around that, so the second week is a little bit of a challenge.”
Luckily, the Chiefs have plenty of practice from last year. Let’s not forget, they also have Big Red at the helm to help.
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