Chris Jones: Corn Pudding
Who hasn’t sung the praises of corn pudding? Wildly versatile, suitable for any craving, the corn pudding stands alone in its flexibility. And yet, with that versatility arises a problem: how do we classify the corn pudding? Is it an entrée, fit to stand the front line alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes? Or does it find its place amongst the desserts? So too is the dilemma with superstar defensive tackle, Chris Jones. His greatness needs no reiteration, his classification, however, has been a pervasive theme regarding the Chiefs defense. Is he a DE or a DT? Is corn pudding an entrée or dessert? The simple, perhaps sufficient answer is “he is what he is great at.” Evidence suggests Jones is better as a defensive tackle. Jones and corn pudding, in their respective vocations, are trailblazing disruptors. Wherever they line up, they will be heard.
Andy Reid: The Oven
Got fancy ingredients? Cool. The best turkey prospect since Dan Marino? Great! Here’s the thing: all that raw potential is moot without the proper cooking mechanism. Even mediocre ingredients can become serviceable entrees with the right development. But here’s the thing: Coach Reid isn’t just your standard oven. He’s a triple-decker with air-fryer potential. Give this man a bye week and he has the space to cook up something that will last well into February—forget just Thanksgiving.