Andy Reid took to the podium today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and the Chiefs new head coach fielded answers about a multitude of topics including the state of the roster and what the team might do regarding several players.
New general manager John Dorsey will also be taking questions later at the Combine, so some more information might bring a few things in focus. For now, many of Reid's answers failed to yield much in the way of actual information. Here are a few quotes of note:
On taking a guard at No. 1 overall:
"You go with the best player. So if the best player is a guard, then you go with the guard. I think it's important that you look at it that way. If you don't, that's where the mistakes take place."
On whether he would trade the top pick:
"Yeah, we're going to evaluate everything. We're just not going to give it away, so we'd have to see what people throw our way. It's a pretty valuable pick I'd say."
On the team's approach to Branden Albert:
"We haven't gone through all that. I had him in because he had a fairly significant injury, so we've kind of got to work through that. I've got to see how all that works out."
On whether he would consider trading for Nick Foles:
"He's not available. You just had Howie (Roseman) up here, so I think you know that. I'm glad you asked the question. I miss that. Listen, Nick is the property of the Philadelphia Eagles, and I think they like him."
On Dwayne Bowe playing for the Chiefs next year or not:
"We are going through that right now. Free agency kicks off here in a little bit and we will see what happens before free agency. The main thing is, there is communication there and we'll just see how it works out over the next few weeks."
On what it's like to be with the Chiefs at the Combine:
"I am fired up to be here. I haven't been able to talk with you guys much, we're getting everything moved in, in Kansas City, and getting settled down a little bit. I am looking forward to this whole process that we are going through here with the combine and all the personnel decisions that need to be made in the next few months here. John Dorsey and I have had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time together here over the last few weeks and he's had the opportunity to also have the scouts in here for a couple weeks and me with them. The process is in full movement ahead and we'll see how things work out as time goes on."