Among the many things Kansas City Chiefs fans have complained about in this 1-5 start is Andy Reid's play calling. The Chiefs offense is in a rut or it's broken or whatever the case is so every part of it needs to be examined, including the play calling.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked by the media this week if he is tempted to give up calling the plays and hand it off to an assistant such as offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.
"Well, I think I spend a lot of time on it (all of the things) anyways," Reid said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "Not a lot of wasted hours. Listen, I trust my coaches that they can coach their positions, and I try to keep an eye on that on both sides of the ball and special teams. That's part of my job. Listen, I look at everything. That's an honest question there."
There was sort of an answer in there and it sounds like he's not going to five it up. There was a time in his Eagles tenure when he called plays and he eventually gave up that up to his then-offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
This is always a tough question for me because Andy Reid's offensive prowess is what got him so much success in the NFL over the past 17 years. But this year's Chiefs seem unimaginative. They aren't taking many risks, instead hitting on the usual screens and shorter routes. That was fine when they were breaking those open and scoring points while the defense was playing lights out but that's not happening right now. Something has to change with this offense because they can't continue to operate like this.