Shortly before the Kansas City Chiefs game in London, winners of just one straight at that point, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt spoke to the media and threw his full support behind his head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey. I don't think many people really thought Reid and Dorsey were in trouble but the team was 2-5 at that point and there were high expectations heading into the season. Hunt's comments were that Reid and Dorsey would definitely be back next year regardless of how this season ended up. Fair enough.
Fast forward a month, the Chiefs have won four straight games and are now 6-5 on the season and in control of the AFC Wild Card. Hunt was at the league meetings in Dallas this week and was asked by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com if his confidence ever faltered in Reid and Dorsey (hint: it didn't).
"It was the job they've done since being with us in 2013," Hunt said of why he was confident in the Chiefs leadership via NFL.com. "That's what it was. I wasn't making a decision based on, at that point, 6-7 games. I was making a decision based on the almost 40 games that they'd coached or been the GM. It was really the body of work I felt very positive about it."
That statement is really the key here. Some fans were wondering if Reid would be in trouble because of the 1-5 start but Reid has earned some benefit of the doubt because he's had one of the best starts for a coach in franchise history.