Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was suspended for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. There is no disputing that the Chiefs looked better than they have in a long time throughout the 26-15 win.
With that being the case, head coach Andy Reid was asked early Monday afternoon about whether or not he had given any thought or consideration to the fact that Peters was off the field for the team’s best game in recent memory.
“No. He’s back,” Reid said. “The suspension is over and now he’s back in and ready to roll. That’s the way I’m going to handle it and that’s the way he’ll handle it. For whatever wrong took place, he paid that price and now he’s back and I expect nothing but the best for him.”
Reid felt the defense played better because of alterations made by defensive coordinator Bob Sutton more so to the front seven of the offense rather than the secondary.
“They were subtle little things, but just moving people around a little bit on the front,” Reid said. “[Sutton] had a nice little scheme there going. It wasn’t as much on the back end as it was on the front end there, but it sure looked good. It worked well.”
Reid continued to take the same approach as last week, refusing to get into the details of the Peters situation, even when asked specifically about Mike Garafolo’s weekend report that Peters had an altercation with an assistant coach on the team bus.
“I don’t get into all that,” Reid added. “I’ve just stated what I stated. I’m not getting into all that. He’s back in and we’re ready to roll, man. Start from scratch.”
The Chiefs have apparently given Peters a clean slate, which is good to hear considering just how important this Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers has become.
The game’s winner takes sole control of the AFC West.