5 Most Important Kansas City Chiefs in 2013

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Kansas City Chiefs coach

Andy Reid

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3- ANDY REID: The big red head has become the face of the Kansas City Chiefs. He has been a steadying influence on this organization from day one. There doesn’t seem to be a way to fluster the big guy. There is little Reid hasn’t witnessed in the game of football. He obviously has the respect of his players, but there is little doubt about who is in charge.

There is absolutely no way to please all of the thousands of Monday Morning Quarterbacks out there, but Reid has been able to diffuse most criticisms by winning. Yes, there are some problems – sticking to short passes almost exclusively is frustrating, and the way he sometimes forgets about the running game can’t be explained. Sometimes his play calling and game management can be called into question.

The truth is that every single coach will have things fans don’t like, and wish were done differently. Reid has had a lot of success in the National Football League over many years. The guy knows what he is doing. That doesn’t mean we should stop being Monday Morning Quarterbacks – that is the fun part of being a fan.

Reid has done the near impossible in that he took a team with the worst record in the league and molded them into a playoff caliber team, warts and all. It is uncertain just how many coaches out there could have done it.