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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 KCChiefs.com:

“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 KCChiefs.com where the full videos of these events will likely be posted soon.

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    I would love to find out the identity of the coordinators today. It would mean a busy afternoon for me but it’d be worth it. ;)