Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid held his weekly press conference early Monday afternoon after the Chiefs’ 26-15 win against the Oakland Raiders. We have already covered:
Other items of note
It looks like offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is keeping play-calling duties
Reid likes the job offensive coordinator Matt Nagy has done calling plays the last two weeks.
“I think he’s doing a super job there, man. A real good job,” Reid said. “He and [Alex Smith] are on the same page and it’s good energy. It allows me to see some things, work other areas and I think he’s doing a nice job.”
Expect Nagy to continue to call plays on Saturday night.
Reid liked what he saw out of Darrelle Revis on Sunday
Darrelle Revis was in for 92 percent (56) of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps Sunday and according to Pro Football Focus, played extremely well.
The #Raiders threw seven times into D Revis' coverage today and completed one of them for eight yards. Revis had one pass breakup #ChiefsKingdom— Eric Eager (@PFF_EricEager) December 10, 2017
“I could actually see it Wednesday, when we practiced,” Reid said. “He looked more comfortable and I think every day here that we go it will be that type of thing. He looked good yesterday, did some real nice things yesterday.
Reid was also impressed with defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches’ game
Defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches came in for 15 defensive plays Sunday and looked good in limited work.
“He’s one of those guys that comes to work every day and he has one speed,” Reid said. “He does it in practice, he does it in the games, so he’s a great example I think to everybody on our team. For somebody that was cut from our football team because we had to make a roster move, was on the street. Nobody picked him up in the National Football League. 31 teams had an opportunity to pick him up. Nobody did, and now he’s coming back and you could argue he’s one of our most consistent players on the defensive side of the football.”
Reid detailed why he believes Nunez-Roches has been able to develop as he has.
“It’s because of hard work and his attitude,” Reid said. “He’s maximizing his potential there, and so, through that, he’s an easy guy to coach. When you tell him to do something, he’s going to do it. He’s not just going to do it against a bag, he’s going to do it live and do it 100 miles an hour, so my hat’s off to that kid. He does it with a smile on his face, man. He brings it, he has fun doing it. I can’t say enough about him.”
Nunez-Roches caught wind of Reid’s comments on Twitter.
✊ ✊ Appreciate I️t Big Red, they always say hard work doesn’t go unnoticed https://t.co/iciUJ4uf6R— Rakeem Nuñez-Roches (@RakeemNunez) December 11, 2017