Andy Reid Discusses Play Calling, Jamaal Charles In Press Conference

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October 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid (left) argues with NFL line judge Mike Spanier (90) during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi

About that 12th man penalty…

"Q: Was the 12th man call a miscommunication? Reid: “That’s my fault, I’ve got to count it and make sure that we’ve got the right number on the field.” Q: That’s afterwards, why did an extra guy run onto the field? Reid: “Again that’s my fault, I’ll just leave it at that.”"

AA: Look, that penalty was brutal. Absolutely brutal.

Make or miss, that changed the whole complexion of the game and how the Chiefs were going to have to approach that final drive. A 55-yard field goal is no gimme – even the Phil Dawson was uncharacteristically on fire Sunday. Good field position plus the need for only a field goal to win and the Chiefs could have walked away from San Francisco 3-2.

Whether or not it is actually Reid’s fault, I don’t know. Some of that has to be on Dave Toub not getting the right group out there and some of it has to be on the player that wasn’t supposed to be out there in the first place. At some point Reid has to trust his coaches and players to know where they are supposed to be and when they are supposed to be on the field.

Instead we are here talking about play calling with a side dish of ‘Alex Smith Is The Worst Quarterback Of All-Times!’ There’s more to this game to be positive about than negative. Get a win in two weeks against San Diego and the Chiefs have a serious shot to be 6-3 heading into the Seattle game (which is at Terrorhead by the way).