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What happened to those 5-0 KC Chiefs? Andy Reid weighs in

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid held his usual Monday conference call this morning after the team’s 12-9 loss to the New York Giants.

The first thing Reid was asked was about whether or not the team handled their early 5-0 success well—a stretch that included beating the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and being the only team in the league to best the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid’s answer was straight and to the point.

“I’ll tell you, we can do better,” Reid said. “I think there’s truth in it—I don’t know how you define that, but we’ve all got to do better is what we’ve got to do, and you need to do it now.”

Tight end Travis Kelce told media members that the team needs to “man up” and “be more accountable” after Sunday’s loss.

“Without hearing what Trav said, I’m telling you that’s how I take it and what I’m talking to the team about,” Reid added. “We’ve all got to go like right now.”

Another quote that jumped out on the call was how Reid feels about where the offense is. It may be hard to tell this from watching the team’s full game, but Reid feels it is not that far off from regaining that early success.

“It’s one of those things where we’re off by one tick on a play” he said. “Unfortunately, that’s costing us and we’ve got to get out of that. We’ve got to all pull together here and have to keep pulling that rope in the tug-of-war in the right direction here. If we do that, we’re going to be OK, but you have to kind of have to dance the same dance. Everybody’s got to be dancing. You have a mistake here or there, and bad things happen.”

Still, Reid said he thinks things can be fixed.

The Chiefs will have their usual Wednesday-Thursday-Friday practice schedule this week but will move practice time up on Thursday so players can enjoy the holiday.