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Andy Reid Thinks Justin Houston Could Be Special

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was left quite a bit of talent on his roster by the previous regime and the coach recognizes quite a bit of talent in OLB Justin Houston.

The Chiefs wrapped up another round of OTA practices this week and Reid took to the podium to talk about the work his team accomplished this week. On reporter asked Reid about Houston because the OLB was recently named the 49th best player in the NFL in NFL Network’s annual “Top 100 Countdown.” The list of players is voted on by the players so it is quite an honor for a player to be recognized on the list. Houston is the fourth Chief to be named, with one more player yet to be named.

“Well, no, he’s a Pro Bowl player,” said Reid when asked if he was surprised Houston made the list. “And he’s developing into one of the better outside linebackers in the National Football League. And it’s important now that he understands that, it’s important that he continues to develop and he has a real chance at being one of the top guys there.”

Being named to such a prestigious list could go to a player’s head, especially after only being in the league two years, as Houston has. But Reid isn’t worried about Houston getting overconfident.

“Not a lot,” said Reid. “No, no, no. He plays a non-cautious position. So there’s no caution. You just work hard and keep bettering your game. When you’re a great player and you’re able to sustain that, that means you’ve taken the offseason and worked on the small things and made yourself even better. So that’s what he’s doing now.”

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  • thabear04

    Glad Houston slip into the 3rd round and Chiefs were smart enough to pick up him,

    • berttheclock

      I will, always, feel had he been in the 1st round, Disaster Pioli would not have taken him. By dropping into the 3rd, DP could thumb his nose at the naysayers. However, by far, one of the best selections DP ever made, if not the best.

  • Danny W

    J Hue’s a boss

  • Michael Shaw

    Ok, but my question is this…………Is Justin better than DJ right now? I absolutely do not think so!!! Great player and I am so happy we have him, but I think DJ should have been above JH.

    • KCMikeG

      I guess 10 sacks > 125 tackles in getting known in the NFL.

      • Patrick Allen

        Sacks are the flashy stat.

  • Scott Mahurin

    puff puff pass…rush. MJ did the Chiefs a HUGE favor.

    • Kelby

      50 for a sack!

      • Chief Hokie


    • Danny W

      Thats funny

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, I’m kinda glad he didn’t come from Muskogee.