Andy Reid on Chiefs’ offensive struggles sans Travis Kelce: ‘No excuses’
There was no Travis Kelce. There was no Chris Jones.
There have been no excuses from Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid following his workforce’s 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday night time — the franchise’s first season-opening defeat since 2014.
“No excuses, in any respect,” Reid instructed reporters after the sport of the influence of Kelce’s absence. “We have guys that may play which are proper there to maintain enterprise, and [the Lions] acquired us on particular groups to proceed the drive, they acquired us on the tipped ball. Hear, it is uncommon for the fellows that dropped the ball to drop the ball, that is not what I’ve seen from them, and I would not count on them to do this. So, you do this, you maintain enterprise there, and we’ll be alright.”
Reid referenced two of the most important performs of the night time for the Lions: changing a pretend punt from their 17-yard line to proceed what could be the sport’s first scoring drive and rookie Brian Department’s 50-yard interception return for a landing within the third quarter.
Nonetheless, it was largely the Chiefs’ uncharacteristic struggles on offense that plagued the workforce. Kansas Metropolis was shut out of the top zone within the second half and held to 316 yards of offense within the sport.
“There have been some good issues on offense, we have simply acquired to be extra constant,” Reid mentioned. “I am going to take that, I am going to take the offensive a part of this, we did have some good performs in there, however disappointing loss, good soccer workforce that we misplaced to. We have to play higher, we have got to teach higher, so that is what we’ll do.”