For all the trouble we gave Andy Reid during the Kansas City Chiefs 1-5 start, we must now give him some credit for raising this team from the dead. The Chiefs are now 5-5 after winning four consecutive games.
Remember where this team was five weeks ago. Jamaal Charles was lost for the year. The Royals were busy winning playoff games and hardly anyone even cared about the Chiefs anymore (or so my traffic says). Making the 1-5 start worse is that the Chiefs had actual playoff expectations heading into the season. Being bad is disappointing; being bad when you were supposed to be good is really, really disappointing.
Four wins later, the Chiefs are back. And Andy Reid deserves a lot of that credit. He's a great coach to have during a losing streak because he doesn't freak out or get too down on the team. He's been doing this a long time and knows it's a long season. The Chiefs can take it week by week and get themselves back into it, as they've done this season.
There are others who deserve credit. The defense, mainly. I pity the fools playing the Chiefs defense (Mr. T voice). The offense has scored in 17 straight quarters -- yes, really, look it up. Even Dustin Colquitt was terrific on Sunday in San Diego. This team is built well.
Reid repeatedly said he believed in the team and he's finally been proven right. The Chiefs may not make the playoffs but we should credit Reid for the turnaround as much as we were blaming him for the initial start.