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Andy Reid Will Call Offensive Plays For The Chiefs


The Kansas City Chiefs may have hired former QB Doug Pederson to be their offensive coordinator but on game day, it will be Andy Reid calling the plays.

From the Kansas City Star: 

Reid also said he would call the offensive plays instead of coordinator Doug Pederson. But he said Pederson was ready to be a coordinator even though he has coached in the NFL for just four seasons.

“He’s a sharp kid,” Reid said of Pederson, who played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons. “He was in charge of the quarterbacks. Doug is a good student. I’ve watched his leadership on the field. I’ve watched his ability to teach. I’ve watched the respect the players have for him. All of those things checked out. He’s a creative guy. He knows this offense like the back of his hand. He knows protections, he knows situational calls.”

Not totally sure how I feel about this. Chiefs fans may remember when former head coach Todd Haley was hired, he called offensive plays himself and it was pretty much disaster.

Still, Reid is a much more experienced coach than Haley.

What do you think, Addicts? Do you feel more comfortable with Reid calling plays or should he focus on being a head coach and allow Pederson to take the reigns?

Tags: Andy Reid Kansas City Chiefs

  • Robert Mccall

    If he doesn’t call run plays at a good rate like he did in Philly it will be bad. We have maybe the RB in the business and a good set of other assets for the run game relative to the OL, TE’s, and other RB’s. If the DC steps up like an HC then it will work. Otherwise bad move. Mr Hunt may need to lean in on this one.

  • marc jorgensen

    whats the point of an OC if the HC is going to do his job anyways.. This never works out well…

  • Calchiefsfan

    At this point I prefer Reid calling the plays over the inexperienced Pederson. But like I’ve said before, I’m taking a wait and see attitude with the Chiefs this year. I’m just not going to get too excited about any moves until I see results on the field.

  • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

    hello chiefs, fill me in here. what’s the word on stanzi? has anyone seen him play? is he worth keeping? just wondering….

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

      He has never taken a regular season snap. His play in the preseason has been awful.

  • Cha-iefs

    This is a concern. Dont get me wrong i think Reid is a good coach but the biggest complaint of reid has been playcalling. I thought there was talk about brad Childress coming to KC?

  • Chris

    If Pederson knows the playbook like he says then let him call plays in training camp and preseason to see what he can do. If he does well give him a game or two in the regular season. If he is truly going to be OC I don’t know how else he would learn.

  • Jamie Denton

    I really don’t understand what the job of an OC would be if the HC is calling the plays? Kind of scares me though if you look at the Chiefs track record with Haley calling the plays and being both OC and HC, and then Romeo taking over and being both DC and HC. Can someone explain to me why we are paying for an OC if Reid is going to take the OC responsibilities on game day?

  • http://www.AAASportsMemorabilia.com/ AAASportsMemorabilia

    If Pederson was hired to be the OC, then let him call the plays. Most of the times when coaches do more then coach, it seems like they don’t do very well. Let him call the plays during the pre-season and go from there. Glad that the Chiefs hired Andy Reid though. They have not had very good coaching lately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.sundling Bill Sundling

    It sounds nuts for Andy Reid to the call the plays when he’s never done that before. He was a tight ends coach before he became head coach. Marty Mornhinweg called the plays in Philadelphia.