It takes a certain amount of maturity and wisdom to be able to turn things around as the Kansas City Chiefs have in recent weeks. For some, when the wheels look like they’re starting to fall off, they respond in kind with the same sort of emotional energy and potentially even panic in order to keep things from crashing. Andy Reid has never been the kind of lose control, however.
Instead, even when a Super Bowl favorite was relegated to the divisional basement for most of the first half of this season, there was never any nervousness to be heard coming from Arrowhead Stadium. Every player said the right. Every coach sounded measured and calm. The team’s leaders insisted they knew what to do, that they just had to get things right.
For a while, those answers sounded more like excuses. Some of Chiefs Kingdom was a bit panicked themselves about the state of the team. To listen to the team’s stable leadership was to listen to detached coaches—that somehow they weren’t aware of their own record or place in the standings. It all felt a bit silly but it turns out that Reid was right. He knew all along that the Chiefs would be okay, that they just needed to give it time and maintain their focus.
On this episode of the Arrowhead Addict podcast, we sit down with special guest Matt Lombardo, the national NFL insider for FanSided, to talk about Andy Reid’s leadership style and what makes it so perfect for the team’s needs this season. We also discuss just how seriously the Dallas Cowboys should be taken and give a preview of this weekend’s game.
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