Here is Andy Reid's full opening statement from today. He shuts down any rumors suggesting Clark Hunt put 'pressure' on Brett Veach and Reid to trade away Marcus Peters. pic.twitter.com/NI4rctNHVW— Brandon Zenner (@NPNowZenner) February 28, 2018
The Kansas City Chiefs and Andy Reid can’t officially comment on the trades and moves they have already made this offseason until March 14, the beginning of the new league year.
That said, Reid wanted to clear the air when it came to whether or not Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt meddles in football affairs before taking questions at the NFL’s Scouting Combine on Wednesday.
There have been recent rumblings that Hunt wanted cornerback Marcus Peters out of Kansas City.
The Chiefs of course traded Peters and a sixth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick over the weekend.
“There are things out there being said that I’m strongly against.”— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) February 28, 2018
- #Chiefs coach Andy Reid addressing some recent reports, adding this bit about Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt. “He does not interfere.”
While Reid’s words are nice, they don’t necessarily mean anything at all.
One of the reasons coaches, players and team personnel like working with and playing for Reid and respect him so much is the fact that he frequently takes the blame and fall for everything. He is a coach’s coach, a player’s coach and yes, an owner’s coach.
If you’ve ever seen Reid’s press conference after a loss, you know exactly what I mean. He is synonymous with the organization.
As of Wednesday, it is still very much unclear exactly who wanted Peters out of Kansas City and why he was traded.
I’d expect a bit more clarity come March 14.