Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters made some comments after the Chiefs’ win against the Washington Redskins Monday night.
In somewhat of a rare move for him, head coach Andy Reid chose to get ahead of the situation, addressing the matter in his opening statement before the time was yours and a question could be asked:
“Obviously, I had a chance to see what took place and we can’t go in that direction, so it’s been addressed,” Reid said. “I love the [competitiveness] in the kid. I appreciate his work ethic and everything else, but as professionals, that’s not something that we want taking place.”
A reporter tried to ask follow-up questions, and Reid shut him down.
“Yeah, I’m just going to leave it with the statement that I mentioned at the beginning,” Reid said.
This is very much similar to how Reid handled the Travis Kelce taunting penalty a few weeks back—he prefers handling things in house and followed suit with Peters.
As I’ve alluded to before, this is much of the reason coaches and players love to work with Reid. Whether it be an on-the-field or off-the-field issue, he does everything in his power to make sure the details don’t get to the media or public.
Like it or hate it, it’s probably one of the reasons he’s found so much success as a head coach in the National Football League.