Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid arrives at the stadium prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid Speaks at NFL Combine: "I'm Not a Big Free Agency Guy"

Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid arrives at the stadium prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Scouting Combine is kicking into gear in Indianapolis and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was there to talk to the media. There was a lot to cover in the press conference, so let’s get to it beginning with the tweets.

 

Kansas City was already going to be limited to what they could do in free agency because of their cap situation, and Reid indicated not to expect much on the free agent front next month. Rosenthal notes the Chiefs be spending from last spring as reason why the Chiefs may continue to spend, but last season’s spending is why the Chiefs find themselves with such little cap room. If the Chiefs are going to make any moves in free agency then they are probably going to be minor. Still, Reid has a history of spending money when he feels the right pieces are there. Remember the “Dream Team?” Maybe Reid has had a change of heart, but thinking Reid is as anti-free agency as his comments would suggest is a stretch.

Good news on Davis. There were some rumors out there he may not be ready for the start of the season, so it is good to know those were unfounded. Kansas City’s offense will benefit from him being healthy and more involved next season behind Jamaal Charles

McKnight has a really good chance to make the team over Cyrus Gray. Gray was very effective last season in the return game as a blocker so that is something to consider, too.

If you are board around the house during the offseason, I’d suggest looking into Wolf and his tendencies. For instance, Dorsey’s love affair with big defensive backs comes from Wolf. Wolf had a rule to never draft a defensive back under six-feet tall. Keep that in mind for draft time.

 

Adding strength definitely needs to be Fisher’s top priority. One of the glaring issues he had last season was his inability to defend the bullrush. Part of blocking the bullrush was his poor technique, but a lack of strength was very obvious. Health plus strength should go a long way towards his development.

More Reid on Fisher: “I watched the growth that he made throughout the year, and it was phenomenal.” — “Phenomenal,” eh?

Reid on Dwayne Bowe: “Dwayne had his best game the last game. What we take a lot of pride in doing is spreading the ball around to all the different people that we have. We don’t really focus in on one person in the throwing game. As a result that means the defense have to cover everybody, right?” — If the don’t focus on just one person then they are going to need to add a lot more depth to what they have now.

More Reid on wide receivers, this time Weston Dressler: “I want to see what they in our system. Whether it is in the wide receiver slot position … It is probably too early to tell right this minute until I get them out there.” — I’m really anxious to see Dressler in action. Even if he is just a slot guy, third or fourth wide receiver, it would be a big get for the Chiefs given how cheap he is.

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