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Andy Reid Quotes: Chiefs Introduce Their New Coach

The Kansas City Chiefs officially introduced their new head coach, Andy Reid, to the media today.

We watched the entire thing live and jotted down a bunch of quotes from Reid and Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt. Keep in mind this is not a full transcript.

“Andy is a proven winner who built an outstanding program in Philadelphia.” -ClarkHunt

“The fan base here is phenomenal.” -Reid

“There’s nothing like the ‘Sea of Red’” -Reid

“It made the decision easy. I crossed my fingers that I’d be offered the job and so, I was.” -Andy Reid

“We’re gonna coach hard and make sure that we build a foundation.” -Andy Reid

“I’ve got to find that next Len Dawson doggonit.” -Andy Reid

“At the end of the meeting on Wednesday I think we had a really good feeling for the direction we were heading.” -Clark Hunt

“The coaches who were here left evaluations of this football team.” -Andy Reid

“I’m ready to go man. This is what I do. I’m ready to go. Never took that (taking time off) into consideration.” -Andy Reid

“I would tell you that there is some good football players on this team. And we need to continue to add to that to build on that.” -Andy Reid

“I’ve gone through and met with all the coaches and I will make that evaluation as we go along.” -Andy Reid

“As far as the general manager goes, I’m leaving that up to Clark.”-Andy Reid

“Scott and I are friends. But that was taken care of before me, between Clark and Scott.” -Andy Reid

“I’m evaluating (3-4 or 4-3 defense) that right now. I understand the value in both.” -Andy Reid

“There’s been an effort here to bring in players that work in the 3-4 so we’ll look at that and go from there.” -Andy Reid

“I want them to see that Sea of Red.” -Andy Reid

“Dick (Vermeil) is a very close friend. He has called me once a week since I’ve been in the National Football League. That’s the kind of person he is.”-Andy Reid

“We’ve been blessed with the #1 pick in the draft. You want to make sure you do the right thing.” -Andy Reid

“I’m glad that 2012 is in the rear view mirror.” Clark Hunt You and me both, Clark.

“Both of us answer to Clark. General manager answers to Clark. I answer to Clark and that’s the way it’s going to be.” -Andy Reid


Hunt and Reid then separately sat down  with Mitch Holthus live on

“They were the easiest 9 hours I’ve ever spent with somebody.” -Clark Hunt on his interview with Andy Reid

“He impressed me in the day or day in a half that he had, to watch all 16 games.” -Clark Hunt

More from Reid:

-”You just know, You’ve been in this business long enough, you know about the Hunt family.”

-”It didn’t take but a phone call and I was there for the interview. I was showing up.”

-”It’s my responsibility that I coach this football team into a winning football team.”

-”They (the fans) want a good football team and they want to support and it’s important that I give that to them.”

-”In reality, the general manager, the head coach, we should all be working together to get the job done.”

-”If you get into the power struggles here and there, it doesn’t work.”

-”Everyone checks their ego at the door.”

-”We’re last in the league right now so we’ve got to build that up.”

-”If you have good coaches and good players, good things happen.”

-”You want to make sure you evaluate the QB position right.”

-”I’ve got to get in and see what the field is out there. We drafted Donnovan with the 2nd pick int he draft. There were a handful of QBs that people thought were pretty good prospects. I’m not that far along in the process yet.”

-”Get good players. Right? Get good football players. You start going ‘I have to have this position’ you’re going to make mintakes. I mean, that’s proven.

-”First of all, I love the Chiefs Kingdom. I love that term. The Sea of Red.”

-”I used to have red hair. I’m kind of into red.”

-”Arrowhead Stadium when it’s packed and rockin’, there’s nothing like it in the league.”


Keep an eye on where the full videos of these events will likely be posted soon.

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