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Andy Reid roundup: three takeaways from the Chiefs head coach

Reid joined the media over Zoom Monday, as the Chiefs turn the page from their overtime win against the Chargers.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid met with the media over Zoom conference call Monday, following the team’s dramatic 23-20 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Reid had no injury updates.

Watch the full presser above or by clicking here. Here were the most significant takeaways:

Reid expects defensive tackle Mike Pennel to be ready for Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

After serving his two-game suspension, defensive tackle Mike Pennel is eligible to re-join the team this week as they prepare for the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

“There’s a chance he’s back up, ready to go,” noted Reid. “I’ll let (Brett) Veach do that part, but there’s a good chance he’s up.”

Reid thought cornerbacks L’Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton were “respectable” filling in for Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward.

Breeland missed the game due to the second game of his four-game suspension, and Ward fractured his hand and was not ready to go.

“They were respectable, I thought,” Reid said of Sneed and Fenton. “Obviously, Sneed had the interception, but Fenton, I thought he did a good job, too. I thought the guys worked well. There’s some things that they can take out of it and learn from, but I thought they did a good job.”

Sneed finished with six tackles (five solo), and Fenton had three (two solo).

Reid was not sure if he would have been comfortable with kicker Harrison Butker attempting a kick at the 40-yard line last season.

Butker hit two 58-yarders in the game — one in the third quarter and the game-winner.

On Monday, Reid was asked if he would have made the decision to kick the original 53-yard field goal to win the game on fourth-and-1 (before the false start penalty) last season.

“I want to tell you, yes. I can’t tell you that, though,” admitted Reid. “I don’t know how I’d feel about the time before, but I had no doubt on this one at that point. I thought we were well within his range. Dave had told me that 40 — he was hitting them consistently there. Before the game, there was no conditions weather-wise that would have taken you out of that — wind or whatever — so I had full trust in him making it.”

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