Oakland Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs Preview: 5 Questions

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Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid during the game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2. Andy Reid is nearly through two regular seasons in Kansas City, what are your thoughts on his head coaching abilities?

The dude knows what he’s doing.

Yes, he does some ‘Andy Reid’ things that will drive you mad from time-to-time. His clock management skills are shaky at times, he’ll forget Jamaal Charles is on the team every once in a while, and he’ll make some gameplan or play calling decisions that’ll leave you scratching your head. But for the most part he has been everything you could ask for out of your head coach.

Very rarely are the Chiefs unprepared. Reid is great about scheming to protect the weaknesses on the roster and putting people in position to be successful. For example, the Chiefs have a sixth round rookie at right guard and two guys they picked up off the street in August starting at left guard and right tackle. Yet somehow the offense is in the top third in points scored this season. That’s pretty much all on Reid putting those guys in a position to not get obliterated.

Another thing about Andy is he fits in with the Kansas City culture. He’s low key, he’ll make fun of himself, if he has an ego then he doesn’t show it off in interviews – he’s the sort of blue collar guy that people in Kansas City can appreciate. With John Dorsey running the front office and Andy just focusing on coaching, I think there is a very good chance the Chiefs could end up in the Super Bowl within the next few years.