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.


Dick Vermeil believes Mahomes has a chance to be the Greatest QB of All-Time

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs offense did everything in their power to beat the Rams on Monday night. Mahomes threw for 478 yards and six touchdowns, but he did throw two picks late in the game, and ultimately the Rams were able to outlast the Chiefs 54-51. The two teams would score a combined 105 points, which is third-highest scoring game in the history of the NFL.

Former Rams and Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil watched the game last night, and according to Vermeil, what he saw last night was just amazing:

“I sort of think that redefines what is called a great football game. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that compared with it,” Vermeil told TMZ Sports. “I’ve seen a lot of exciting football games, but nothing that really compared with that in terms of points scored. I’ve seen some great 7 to 6 games, three field goals apiece type of games that were exciting and intense, but nothing like that one. My wife and I, we couldn’t get over it.”

We saw some great quarterback play last night in Los Angeles, but if Vermeil had to pick between Jared Goff(413 yards, four touchdowns) or Mahomes, he would go with Mahomes:

“I’ve never seen anything like him. He can do it all. He can throw off balance, upside down and backwards and throw a completed pass,” Vermeil said about Mahomes. “He has unbelievable poise into his first year as a starter. I don’t see any limitations, and he’s being coached by the right people in Andy Reid. I can’t see him getting a “big head,” and getting a distorted ego in any way. I think he has a chance to go down being one of, if not the finest(All-time). “

Mahomes is special and can take the Chiefs very far, but if the Chiefs want to win a Super Bowl in 2018, the K.C. defense is going to have to join the party.

Regarding Mahomes turning into an all-time great, let’s wait and see.



Vermeil on Mahomes: ‘I think his overall ability to throw the ball in any body position is the best I’ve ever seen’

While Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has put up better numbers in previous games this season, last night’s performance may have been the best of his young career.

Late in the fourth quarter, with the Chiefs trailing 23-20, and having to go down the field against a tough Broncos defense, and a very hostile Mile High crowd. Mahomes was able to lead the Chiefs down the field to set up the go-ahead rushing touchdown by Kareem Hunt as the Chiefs were able to overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Broncos 27-23 to start the season 4-0.

On that final drive, Mahomes did it all. The right-handed QB threw a left-handed pass to Tyreek Hill for a first down, and he escaped pressure to throw a 35-yard strike to Demetrius Harris.

Mahomes would finish the game 28/45, 304 yards, 2 TDs(1 pass, 1 rush).

Many are gushing at what they saw last night, including former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil.

“I think his overall ability to throw the ball in any body position is the best I’ve ever seen,” Vermeil told TMZ Sports. “He defies all the odds: well, don’t throw across your body, don’t throw leaping in the air, don’t throw leaping turning backwards, don’t throw with your left hand; he defies them all.

“The thing is a lot of people can do that and throw the ball, but not accurately. He still throws the ball accurately enough for the guy to make the catch. Sometimes he has to dive and get it, but he makes the play.”

Throughout his head coaching career, Andy Reid has coached some talented quarterbacks like Donovan McNabb, Alex Smith, and Michael Vick, and as an assistant in Green Bay, Reid coached Hall of Famer Brett Favre, but according to Vermeil, Mahomes has more talent than all of those guys.

“Playing with Andy Reid, you just stop and think; all his quarterbacks are good players,” Vermeil said. “They’re all good players, All-Pros, good players, set records. This guy has more athletic talent than any of them.”

Mahomes, 23, is a very talented player, and he is off to a great start. If he continues to play at this level, he could very well be the best quarterback that Reid has ever coached.

We shall see…