Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid leaves the field after his team defeated the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid talks Tony G and Injuries

Head coach Andy Reid has his new team the Kansas City Chiefs off to their best start in over a decade. The Chiefs are effective at clock killing drives and their defense has been on fire lately causing havoc for offenses. The following are some of the highlights from his October 9th press conference.

Rick Burkholder talked about the Travis Kelce knee injury,

That spot in his knee which is in a non-weight bearing area and that’s why he could run without pain but he couldn’t get in and out of his stance. That needed to have a micro-fracture procedure, so right now he just came back to us today to start the rehab. We’ll let John Dorsey and Coach Reid decide what his future is with the team in terms of this year and practices and games, and we’ll continue to rehab and try to get that knee quieted down.

Andy Reid spoke on Justin Houston,

He’s going through all of that protocol and so far he’s been cleared of any signs of that. That’s a plus. But we’re taking him through that whole protocol on that and just making sure. The kid has done a nice job and we don’t want to do anything to jeopardize him at all.

It’s Raiders week around Arrowhead, Coach Reid has this to say about the upcoming rivalry game,

We look forward to the challenge of playing the Oakland Raiders. Our football team understands the rivalry and the significance of that. It’s also very important that with that said, to make sure that you take care of the fundamentals and learning the game plan. The guys are going to do that. They’re going to focus in today and make sure that we get that part accomplished and then we’ll play the game on Sunday.

The importance of rivalries,

You start it when you’re in little league, you have rivalries there, then it goes into high school, you have rivalries, then college you have rivalries. There are few of those in the National Football League that are good and this is one of those. This is an exciting sport, but this allows you to get even a little more excited…But listen, the bottom line is that you need to prepare yourself as a football team, that’s what you have to do. You have to put that part aside for right now and get yourself right and make sure you understand the game plan.

If you are a Chiefs fan you have heard the many rumors of bringing back Tony Gonzalez and Andy Reid was asked about that today as well.

That’s not even—he’s on another team. I don’t even know where that came from, really. It’s got to end now because you can’t—there’s nothing there.

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  • Tanner Cobb

    Reid it and weep… but can a guy still dream?

  • gjrchief

    If Andy said anything else we could be hit with tampering charges and lose a draft pick. This means nothing.

  • Cory Theel

    Right. And the way he responded he seemed kinda caught off guard by the question like maybe there might be something to it but is just supposed to be kept on the down low. Idk until the deadline passes and it doesnt happen ill still have faith and hope that itll happen and try to spread the word to get enough ppl to demand we want him back and force their hands. Cuz its all a money game and fans=money.

  • William Campbell

    Wasting draft picks on a guy who would only be her for a little more than half a season? Dorsey is to smart for that. Besides tony said himself he doesn’t want to leave Atlanta

    • Troy Utt

      I agree that this is most likely a media question that grew legs. But… knowing how things work in the NFL this is exactly what you would expect? TG, KC, & ATL, all to deny until something was hammered out. With our season going the way it is & the TE Corp being depleted we may have to do something, as that is the most vital position in the WCO & thru 5 games now we have not had our starting crew on the field. Thank Goodness for McGrath who has earned a starting spot! But we need the 2 & 3 TE sets which will open up the playbook, taking pressure off the running game, & allow Bowe to gain seperation downfield.
      Just my 2 cents… WAR CHIEFS!!!

      • Michael Shaw

        Totally agree Troy!!

  • micah stephenson

    I don’t even want Tony G back. He abandoned us when we needed him the most? When the going got tuff he got to going. He said and I qoute “he didn’t want to b part of a rebuilding process” “he wants to play for a team that has a chance to compete for a super bowl”. Uh un you got to stay through the good times AND the bad times. Don’t try to come running back now that we winning. KC wasn’t good enough for you so enjoy Atl.

    • Danny W

      Do you think he will come back with a phony contract and try and retire in Chiefs red or does he stick with the dirty birds?

      • micah stephenson

        Idk. He cud sign a 1 day contract and retire a chief. He been with Atl enough yrs to retire a falcon so idk. If atl won a super bowl with him on the team he might lean that way.

        • Danny W

          I’m with you I don’t care what he does. Kinda turned his back on us.

    • Michael Shaw

      So never mind the fact that he was not only the greatest Tight End in Chiefs history, but Wide Receiver as well (Second to only Jerry Rice in the NFL!), and you wouldn’t want him back to provide a service to get us to the SB THIS year (maybe), which would involve us renting him for a few games so that our TE’s on the roster can sit back, learn from the BEST TE EVER and get 110% healthy for next year’s return to the playoffs or the SB?? I would give up a 5-6th rounder for that!!! This team needs that kind of consistency at the TE spot. No TE in NFL history has been as good as TG!!! We disagree on a few things, but this is one I believe you are out of your mind on. I know for sure it won’t happen, but if it did, that would end any and all complaints about the offense because having him would open up Bowe and the other WR’s deep because TG with McCluster and JC would have the middle sewn up completely against any defense!!!!

      • micah stephenson

        Yup. Forget all that. He had a good career. He still left us hanging when we needed him the most. If we wasn’t good enough for him then, then we shudnt b good enough for him now. He cant just changing teams every time they start losing. He shuda stayed through the bad times if he wants to enjoy the good times. Kinda similer to if a chick won’t give you a chance becuase your not rich, then when u get rich, don’t give her a chance. She shuda been with you through rich or poor good or bad. Same principles.

        • PunjabiPete

          I don’t see it as leaving us hanging, to be honest, and I have been VERY guilty of looking back in history with sepia toned glasses, I think he saw what we were gonna become, saw what we had at the time and decided no thanks. This is almost not even the same Chiefs team. I see this more like the girl leaving the guy because he’s a slob, playing WOW and jerkin’ it to midget porn while company is over, stomach hanging all out with questionable fluids sticking it to his holy underwear which are all streaked up… and then 3 years later he has lost weight, moved up to double amputee porn, uses Axe shaving gel and has a 6 pack. Sometimes people have to be big enough to admit they didn’t see things coming. If Tony wanted to come back, I think I would take him back, and it has NOTHING to do with me having a TG jersey I would wanna dust off!

          I realize I went WAY too far with my analogy, and I sincerely apologize if anyone was eating when they read my post. Really.

          • micah stephenson

            Huh? Lol. You are different. Strange.

          • micah stephenson

            When you say he saw where the team was going that’s what Im talking bout. He left us when we needed him the most. We wudnt hav been as bad if he wud have stayed and helped us weather the storm.

          • PunjabiPete

            I respectfully disagree, Micah. To me, there’s loyalty, and there’s “the wheels are falling off, it’s time to jump ship”. Yet another nonsensical analogy, but it works here. I think Tony Gonzales knew AT THAT POINT with the personnel we had on hand at that time that we wouldn’t have a chance, and I’m OK with that. If we had what we have now and look like we are genuinely rebuilding, I would be right there with you man… I just see this as more of a “hindsight is 20/20″ kind of thing.

          • Suzi Conger

            PS.. you are not ‘different, strange’.. you are common-sense intelligent

          • Suzi Conger

            LOL …. great post PunjabiPete!! Gotta get our OLine steppin up..they’re hammered, out-played, and dominated by opposing D… Alex is constantly got a collapsed pocket, D up close and personal in his face or rollin in the dirt ( pressured/rushed/sacked). He needs more than the current game average of 2.5 seconds/play to execute good plays and receivers to gain separation… hey, I say welcome back TG, he could be Alex’s version of VDavis; a great success story.

      • micah stephenson

        So what if we traded for tony and we lost a few games in a row, then will it b “trade me to another team”?

      • Troy Utt

        I guess I just don’t understand the thinking behind some??? Tony Gonzalez is arguably the greatest TE of our generation, cutting into some of the records of WR’s as well! There is no doubt he asked to be traded…But it was more of a philisophical difference between TG & Peterson, Pioli, Schott, & Herm with the team going thru so much turmoil. Schott lost complete control of the team, rebuilding was all over the place, there was no plan! I have to be honest I hate that he left… But who could blame him at that point? Had circumstances been different TG would have still been in the red & gold… The bottom line is, if we have an outside chance at getting him back even as a short term rental… I’LL TAKE IT!!!
        WAR CHIEFS!!!

  • Kyle Jackson

    I don’t think Tony will come back with the exception to retire as a Chief. I hated to see him leave, but it was an understandable decision that I cannot fault him for. So it really ticks me off to see people bad mouth Tony G, and say things like “he quit when things got tough”. Screw all of you lot that believe this. TG is an amazing althete who stood in the beautiful Chiefs red for twelve seasons, despite the fact that half of those seasons were 8-8 or worse. Tony saw three post season games as a Chief without a single playoff victory. He gave everything he had for our team on the field playing with the ups and downs of our organization. He gave us his prime years as a player, and was an outstanding member of the community off the field. So how dare you sit there and bad mouth him. Show a little respect for someone who poured more heart and soul into the team that we support, and the city that the team calls home.

  • GDL40

    Tony G IS the best at his position in the history of the game ! …… it is nonsense , when people say “he turned his back on us, on the chiefs” ….. he practically played his whole career with the freakn’ team (which never did crap when it mattered) …… Ups and Downs ????? …… HE IS the player that went through the ups and downs with the team, (ups being a winning season thnks to him), it’s not his fault the team sucked and could never win a playoff game, he did HIS part and then some……. he wanted the chance at winning a SB, he DESERVES a SP appearance at least……he’s the best TE ever….. have u ever been in that spot????? ….. if the answer is no, then quit hating and judging the man…… opinions are great and we all have one, but more than anybody, CHIEFS fans owe him RESPECT !

    • Suzi Conger

      Agreed…well said GDL