Shortly after the K.C. Chiefs lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3 at Arrowhead Stadium, news broke that set the entire game in proper perspective about what matters most. That’s because NFL reporter James Palmer had word that Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was taken away from the stadium in an ambulance to be safe after feeling ill.
From that point forward, the sentiments for most of Chiefs Kingdom went from frustration about the team to worry for their legendary head coach. Even Palmer’s report stated that the Chiefs were taking every precaution, so it never felt sensationalized but we were all concerned nevertheless.
Per Palmer and others, Reid felt ill toward the end of the game and the Chiefs were taking extra measures to check upon him. Instead of speaking to the press, Dave Toub, the team’s assistant head coach and special teams coordinator, was tasked with breaking down the team’s loss to the media. Reid did address the team following the game, but was then taken for further examination.
The latest word on Andy Reid’s health concerns.
Late Sunday night, the Chiefs’ public relations team put together an update to explain further what happened as well as to tell us how Reid is holding up. The good news is that he’s “doing well” and in stable condition, although he remains away from the tea and under “further evaluation.”
There have been concerns expressed as to what this means for the Chiefs, but the reality is that Kansas City is a veteran organization filled with experienced leaders who know exactly what to do even if Big Reid is not around. Practices will be run. Leaders will lead. Game plans will be set. Decisions will be made. All of this is true even if Reid is forced to stay away from Arrowhead for a while.
The only thing that matters at this point is Reid’s health, and we’ll continue to pray and hope that our beloved head coach feels better soon and that he gets the treatment he needs to stay well for a long, long time to come.
We’ll keep you posted here as we hear anything new on Reid’s condition or details about the incident.