Andy Reid has done something amazing. He has taken the worst team in the league last year to the only unbeaten team in the NFL. He has shown that with talented players in place and with the right coaching a team can go from worst to first.
In what is sure to be a great game despite of the results, Reid spoke to the media today about the Dwayne Bowe situation and about the biggest game for the Chiefs this season.
Reid on Bowe,
It is a legal matter, and that’s the way we’ll handle it and let it run it’s course there. Dwayne will play. He’ll start. There are rules and regulations put in place and that’s (what) we’ll abide by, the rules and regulations. We’ll make sure that we take all of the information in as it goes through the process here. That’s where we’re going with it.
About facing Denver,
They’re a heck of a football team. We’ll make sure that we respect them, obviously. Then we’ll make sure that we study them, and then get ourselves ready to play a good football game. I’m sure the question will come up about the Dwayne part being a distraction. I think this football team is focused in on the Denver Broncos and solely on the Denver Broncos. That’s how I felt this morning. I can’t tell you about the future. I can tell you about this morning. I didn’t see any part of this that was a distraction, and that’s important that we focus in on the good football team that we’re playing in the Denver Broncos.
His record coming off the bye,
I’ve been blessed with good players and good coaches. I don’t know if there’s a secret to that. If there is, I can’t give it to you. I don’t know what that is. I’ve always given the guys time off, maybe when that wasn’t the popular thing to do. The league has got regulations on that now, so the players get some time off no matter what the coach does during a bye week. We give them an extra couple of days; we give them the week of, which we normally do. I’ve normally done that in the past, and it’s worked out ok.
Reid spoke about facing the Denver Broncos,
We have a ton of respect for their offense, for Peyton (Manning), for the things that they’ve accomplished this year. We understand all of that. They’ve done a great job. It’s important that we prepare ourselves to play a good football team. I think it’s two good football teams playing each other. I think it’s a good defense playing a good offense and that’s what this is all about.
Peyton Manning being an elite quarterback,
He’s a smart guy that works extremely hard and is very accurate. He knows everything that is going on within his offense. Over the years he has dissected it and figured it out back and forward. He’s a good football player.
He was also asked if he there was more preparation for the later games,
You put yourself back in the preseason clock when you’re playing the night games. You’ve been there, you understand the schedule. The schedule won’t change from that point and then you get yourself ready to go. You’re not going to play the game before you play the game, which can happen. You keep yourself out of that mode. Then when it’s time to go you go.