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Andy Reid Talks 4-3 Defense, His Time In Philly

The NFL owners meetings are in full swing this week in Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City Chiefs head coach is in town and speaking with the media.

While watching NFL Network today, they cut to a brief interview with Reid, wearing a a Hawaiian shirt for the second day in a row. Reid was sitting at a table with some other media members.

When NFLN looked in on the interview, Reid was talking about the 4-3 defense. The coverage didn’t catch the question but it did catch part of Reid’s response: “I’m not telling you I don’t like the 4-3. I think it’s a good defense. But that’s just not, the direction I want this time.”

The Chiefs have already gone on the record as saying they plan to stick with the 3-4 defense. KC has invested a lot of draft picks in 3-4 personnel over the last few years and the new regime has decided to stay the course.

Reid’s comments are interesting, if only because there have been rumors that new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton may use both 3-4 and 4-3 looks.

We will hopefully get more of this interview later today when the reporters in attendance file their reports.

Reid also touched briefly on his time in Philly before NFLN cut away.

“My general philosophy is, I feel very fortunate to even coach in the National Football League,” said Reid. “To have that opportunity. Then to coach at a great place like the Eagles, I appreciated and respected every minute of that. Again, time is a crazy deal. You run your course and you move on. I wish nothing but the best for the Eagles. In Kansas City, I’m in and I’m going so I’m enjoying it.”

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