Familiar theme with this year's KC Chiefs free agent signings: they like Andy Reid. That's the advantage a veteran head coach can bring, and Reid has been in the league for the last 14 years.
The Chiefs signed defensive lineman Mike DeVito, who said he was 'star struck' meeting Andy Reid. "I have a lot of respect for Coach Andy Reid," DeVito said. "I was almost star struck today when I saw himf or the first time. He is a great guy." DeVito's comments came after the Alex Smith press conference on Wednesday.
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Donnie Avery was asked about wanting to play in Kansas City and he said, "I was looking at it. Andy Reid, I am a big fan of his work. I know he likes to throw the ball fromhis DeSean Jackson days. He likes to get the ball deep, he likes fast guys. He called me and I said, ‘I'm here.'"
Chase Daniel said he was excited to work with Andy Reid and the other offensive coaches.
Anthony Fasano signed a four-year deal this week. He was asked about the role of tight ends in Andy Reid's offense factoring in. "I grew up in New Jersey and was actually a Giants fan, so I watched him beat the Giants a lotwith the Eagles and I saw a lot of tight ends have success. As soon as they came into play in free agency,I dove into them a little bit deeper, and I think they are very friendly."
There's also this from Alex Smith, on why he chose Kansas City: "The opportunity to work with coach Reid, from all the quarterbacks I've talked to that have played for him, have only had good things to say
All Chiefs free agency news:
Glenn Dorsey agrees with the 49ers
Donnie Avery agrees to deal with Chiefs
Anthony Fasano signed to four-year, $16 million deal
Mike DeVito signed to three-year, $12.6 million deal
Chase Daniel signed to three-year, $10 million deal