Vermeil on Andy Reid: ‘If he sticks with it long enough, he’s gonna win it(Super Bowl)’

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs had another disappointing playoff loss on Sunday when they lost to the Patriots 37-31 in overtime at Arrowhead. With the loss, Reid falls to 1-5 in conference championship games.

It was a tough loss for the Chiefs as they had a game-clinching interception wiped away in regulation when LB Dee Ford was called for offsides.

For Former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, this loss really stings.

“Kansas City, I’m just sick. I woke up three times during the night thinking about that ballgame,” Vermeil told TMZ Sports.  “I was so disappointed because I’m so respectful and admire Andy Reid for the job he’s done; how consistently he’s coached great football teams and produced great assistant coaches that became good head coaches. And to lose that one at home like that, it’s just sick. Now, he has to wait a whole year to get back and try again.”

Naturally, after this loss, people are going to talk about whether Reid is the right guy to bring a championship to Kansas City, but according to Vermeil, Reid is one of the better coaches in the league.

“He’s better than ninety-nine percent of them. (coaches in the NFL) Believe me,” Vermeil said. “He’s as fine of a coach that has ever coached a game.”

Ultimately, Vermeil believes Reid and the Chiefs will eventually win a Super Bowl.

“There’s no question in mind they will get there, and there’s no question in mind. if he(Reid) sticks with it long enough, he’s gonna win it,” Vermeil said.

The Chiefs have their quarterback for many years to come in Patrick Mahomes. Obviously, they have to fix their defense. It let them down on Sunday and has let them down this whole season. That could mean they go in a different direction with defensive coordinator Bob Sutton(Fired on Tuesday). It’s tough to get this far and lose, but the future is still very bright in Kansas City.

 

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HOF Willie Roaf thinks the Chiefs could rout the Pats in AFC title game

The AFC title game is a matchup of old versus new. The old legend in Tom Brady against maybe a new legend in Patrick Mahomes. In the regular season, Brady and the Patriots outlasted Mahomes and the Chiefs 43-40 at Foxboro back in October. This time around Mahomes and the Chiefs will have home-field advantage as Kansas City battles the Patriots on Sunday(6:40 PMET) at Arrowhead with a chance to go to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta.

Brady and Bill Belichick are arguably the greatest duos in NFL history, and history has shown us that it is hard to bet against this combination, but according to former Chiefs OT and Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, Kansas City will get it done on Sunday, and he is pretty confident about it.

‘This kid (Patrick) Mahomes is special, Roaf told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “For his first-year starting, he is doing some amazing things, so I’m looking forward to it, but it’s going to be a tall task for Tom Brady and those guys to beat the Kansas City Chiefs at home. I would be surprised. It’s tough to play in Arrowhead.”

The Chiefs are 8-1 at home, including their blowout victory over the Colts last weekend in the divisional round; conversely, the Patriots have struggled away from Foxboro, and are 3-5 on the road.

You would think if the Patriots had any advantage it would be coaching as the Patriots have possibly the greatest coach of all-time in Bill Belichick, but according to Roaf, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who is 1-4 in championship games, will have a lot to prove, which Roaf believes will help the Chiefs on Sunday.

“I think Andy Reid has something to prove,” Roaf said. “I think he knows he has a special player in Mahomes, more special than (Donovan) McNabb was. And the ability this kid has and the maturity he is showing right now, I don’t think I’m too concerned. I just think they need to score points, play Chiefs’ football, control the clock, and I think the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl.”

Roaf is so confident in the Chiefs that he thinks it might be a rout.

“I think the game against the Patriots could be a blowout,” Roaf said.

Listen below as Roaf talks championship weekend in the NFL. Also, make sure to support Roaf’s “Frame Your Game” at frameyourgame.com.

 

Willie Roaf on KC: ‘This team could be one of the most explosive offenses in the history of the NFL’

The Kansas City Chiefs offense has looked unstoppable in 2018, and on Sunday, their QB Patrick Mahomes was spectacular.  Mahomes was 23 of 28 and threw for 326 yards and six touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Steelers 42-37 in Pittsburgh. Mahomes ended the day with more touchdowns than incompletions, and more importantly, the Chiefs are 2-0.

After two games, the Chiefs are averaging 40 points a contest, and Mahomes has thrown 10 touchdowns passes. Kansas City has a lot of weapons on offense. WR Tyreek Hill is a game breaker, Kareem Hunt is a load at the running back position, and Travis Kelce is one of the better tight ends in football.

Hall of Famer and former Chiefs great Willie Roaf is loving what he sees from this Kansas City offense, and believes this offense could be one the most explosive units in NFL history:

“One of the best, if not the best in Chiefs history,” Roaf recently told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “With the weapons they have on offense, this team could be one of the most explosive offenses in the history of the NFL.”

According to Roaf, Tyreek Hill is a big reason for the Chiefs’ big-play ability on offense:

“The problem with Tyreek Hill, he’s so explosive, he opens up the offense so much,” Roaf said. “Tyreek Hill creates mismatches, and you have to respect him on the field. As long as they can run the ball, and keep them honest, with those guys they got. And we haven’t talked about Sammy Watkins. They got speed everywhere, man.”

The Chiefs have weapons galore. This team is going to put up a lot points in 2018, especially if the 23-year-old Mahomes continues to play at such a high level. Could the Chiefs have most explosive team in league history? That’s saying a lot, but this team is on pace to break the record for most points in a season(606 points by Broncos in 2013) after two weeks.

It’s been two games, but at this point, the Chiefs offense looks like it will be hard to slow down in 2018.

Listen below as Roaf talks Chiefs and their offense at 23:54:

Report: Jeremy Maclin to Ravens

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign WR Jeremy Maclin to a 2-year contract. Maclin, 29, who was waived by the Chiefs earlier this month, should help the Ravens offense next season.

No word on how much the contract is worth.

Chiefs release Jeremy Maclin

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have released WR Jeremy Maclin after two seasons with the team. The move saves the Chiefs 10 million in cap space, according to ESPN.

Maclin, 29, led the Chiefs in catches, receiving yards, and touchdown receptions in 2015.

Andy Reid had this to say about Maclin:

“These decisions are never easy, especially with a player like Jeremy who I’ve grown close with on and off the football field over the years. I have a lot of respect for the way he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a professional. I wish him the best of luck moving forward.”