Chiefs HC Andy Reid Congratulates the Royals on Their World Series Victory from The Mothership
"I'm excited," he said. "I'm fired up for them. I had a chance to get to know Ned [Yost] and and Jeremy Guthrie and a couple of the guys there. I'm proud of what they've done. What a great deal. I mean you just think about it, 'best in the world,' that's something special. That's really something special."
Thus far, a number of school districts in Kansas City have announced closures Tuesday to allow their students to attend the parade.
Reid said if the Chiefs were to win the Super Bowl, he'd hope for the same.
"I think we give everyone a day off and let's go baby."
Chiefs Offense Put Up Historically Good Numbers in London from The Mothership
The 45 points scored by the Chiefs tied them with the New England Patriots for the most points ever scored in an NFL International Series game.
The Patriots put up 45 against the St. Louis Rams back on October 28, 2012.
"I thought the coordinators had a tremendous game plan," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game. "The players came out and they had a certain kind of focus. You could feel that at our practice on Friday.
"You could just sense that there was a tremendous amount of energy."
All that energy and focus helped the Chiefs gain 340 yards of total offense, convert 8 of 13 third downs and finish 6 of 7 inside the red zone.
It was a good day.
Sack City Temporarily Invades London; Dominates Lions from The Mothership
The pressure came early. The pressure came often—and Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton didn't take his foot off the gas as he sent players from every which way to harass Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford all game long.
"[Sutton] has done a nice job," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game. "The players upped it and they're flying around. They seem to have great communication out there and they keep battling.
"They're in attack mode."
Behind the Scenes of the Chiefs Trip London; A First-Person Account from The Mothership
On game day, there were a handful of moments that gave me chills.
The first was during a pregame video being shown on the jumbotron inside of the stadium about 30 minutes before the game began.
Because it was a technically a "home game" for the Chiefs, all of the pregame videos were produced by us.
One of the videos shown on the board went through the history of the Chiefs and specifically, everything our founder, Lamar Hunt, did for not only the Chiefs, but also for the National Football League as we know it today.
As the Chiefs and the AFL-NFL merger is one of his many lasting legacies, I couldn't help but think what it would mean for Lamar to see all of those Chiefs fans packed inside one of the world's premier sports complexes as his team took the field at Wembley Stadium.
The Chiefs were founded upon dreams of expansion by the very man being honored in this video 4,000 miles away from where he began this franchise.
It was a great moment.
Social Recap: Halloween, London and the World Series Champions from The Mothership
A roundup of the past few days in Chiefs social media
It was a busy weekend for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid congratulates Royals on World Series championship from The Kansas City Star
The opening statement from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday morning included a typical rundown of talking points — injury updates, a brief recap of a football game and a synopsis of the upcoming week.
Then, one more topic: The Kansas City Royals.
A day after the Royals defeated the New York Mets for their first World Series championship since 1985, Reid concluded his opening statement with the media Monday with a congratulatory message.
Chiefs' Andy Reid offers congratulations to Royals on winning World Series from Chiefs Digest
The championship marked the first for the Royals since 1985 and Chiefs coach Andy Reid was extremely happy for the baseball team.
"Congratulations goes out to the Royals," Reid said Monday. "Phenomenal. I mean, you're talking about the World Champions.
"That's an unbelievable feat. Their skipper, Ned Yost, the great job he did of bringing that thing together; the Glass family for really putting the whole thing together; (general manager) Dayton Moore, for bringing in all those players. What a great tribute, showed great grit. I mean, that last inning there or last couple of innings putting everything together, very impressive."
Kansas City's parade honoring the Royals is scheduled for Tuesday. Some of the Chiefs, with a week off because of the bye, will undoubtedly attend. A few Chiefs are good friends with Royals players. Punter Dustin Colquitt, for instance, attended college at Tennessee with pitcher Luke Hochevar and they remain close friends.
Chiefs' Andy Reid gives players week-long opportunity to recharge during bye from Chiefs Digest
"We've got a big job at hand here," Reid said. "We've got the AFC West coming up here and we've got to make sure that we're right both mentally and physically.
"So you step back, but at the same time you keep yourself in condition, so when you get back here next Monday that you're ready to roll. So I have trust in this team that they'll do that and they've been very responsible up to this point. So I really expect them to handle themselves the right way."
Assistant head coach/wide receivers coach David Culley said the players haven't watched film of the Broncos-Green Bay Packers game, a contest won by the Broncos, 29-10.
But the Chiefs made sure the players were aware of what happened Sunday night.
"They all got their iPads with them," Culley said, "so I'm sure they'll all be able to take a look at it because they all got it."
Alex Smith is usually the calmest presence on the field, so it's an unusual situation when the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback loses his cool during a game.
That happened late in the second quarter of Sunday's 45-10 win over the Detroit Lions. Smith thought Detroit's Ziggy Ansah was being too rough when he sacked the quarterback. Smith responded with some words and a little bit of an elbow to Ansah.
Things progressed from there. Ansah shoved Smith and more players from both sides got involved. Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen was eventually penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Charcandrick West's emergence not a surprise to Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy from The Kansas City Star
Abilene Christian serves as the educational institution for fewer than 5,000 college students, but in an urban Texas city, it's the largest of three universities. The school's football team played its first game in 1919, and nearly 100 years later, the Football Championship Subdivision program served as the training ground for an unlikely Chiefs running back.
Well, unlikely for some. Not necessarily for all.
It was Abilene, Texas, in fact, where Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy first evaluated former Wildcats tailback Charcandrick West. As for first impressions, West made a good one.
"My whole thought process was, why wasn't this kid involved in the (NFL) Combine? This kid is a unique kid," Bieniemy recalled Monday. "The thing is — the same things that he's doing right now were the same things that he did in college."
They were still cheered by the fact each of their six touchdowns in Sunday's 45-10 win over the Detroit Lions came from different players: De'Anthony Thomas, Alex Smith, Charcandrick West, Travis Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Spencer Ware.
That type of offensive outburst was so unexpected, even coach Andy Reid needed a refresher on who scored the touchdowns.
"I like seeing them when I can't remember who scored them," Reid said. "That means you scored a lot of them. That's a good thing. So, I was happy for that."
The Kansas City Chiefs' international experience was colored, of course, by the result of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. A lot of things could have gone wrong and the trip overseas would have been a pleasure because of the Chiefs' 45-10 victory.
Not much of significance did go wrong, though. The Chiefs, as an organization at least, embraced the experience. They threw a party at a local pub for their fans who made the trip, and by all appearances, a good time was had by all.
So the Chiefs may be making another trip to London or for an international game in Germany, Mexico or another location in the near future.
Chiefs still harbor playoff hopes after disastrous start from The Associated Press via FOX Sports Kansas City
"I feel like the confidence has always been there. It's just going out there and doing it," said tight end Travis Kelce. "Obviously, we have had some mixed pieces in the offensive line, at wide out. In the beginning we had some guys banged up. But no excuses to that. The teams we played definitely came to play and kudos to them. But at the same time, we have a confidence in that locker room."
They had it when they had just one victory. They certainly have it after Sunday.
Chargers bumped from Sunday Night Football from FOX5 San Diego
The Chargers-Chiefs game on Nov. 22 will be played at 1:05 p.m. PST. The Chargers are 2-6 for the season after their 26-29 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday.
Potential Trade Deadline Targets For Patriots from CBS Boston
Marcus Cooper, CB, Kansas City Chiefs
The third-year veteran isn't getting much playing time with the Chiefs, but is a player that has been on New England's radar in the past. The Patriots tried to claim Cooper off of waivers in 2013, but Kansas City had the priority. He has three career interceptions — all as a rookie in 2013 — but just one tackle in three games for the Chiefs this season.
Why could the Patriots be interested? He's a Rutgers alum.
1. Washington trades quarterback Robert Griffin IIIto Kansas City for quarterback Chase Daniel.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid liked Griffin III coming out of the draft, Brad Childress is Kansas City's spread game analyst and the Chiefs could have a quarterback their head coach could groom to run it. Perfect. In turn, Washington would acquire another intriguing quarterback alternative, someone the Chiefs have shopped despite the fact he was impressive in the preseason.