One of the best parts of an Andy Reid press conference — apart from his glorious mustache and his now all-red ensemble that makes him look like the Kool-Aid Man — is hearing which players he thinks can “do things.”
From his days with the Philadelphia Eagles to his current job as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Reid has always loved to talk about players who “can do some things.” Exactly what those “things” are is up to the listener to decide, but make no mistake: There are lots of things, and many of them can be done.
Reid held a conference call with reporters Thursday, before the Chiefs host the New England Patriots on ‘Monday Night Football.’ The call was brief, but out of eight questions, half involved players who can apparently “do things”:
On defensive tackle Dontari Poe: “He’s a young guy where, the more he plays, the better he gets. He can do a lot of things for you.”
On running back Joe McKnight: “I think just from a personal standpoint, I was glad he was able to get back and do what he loves doing, and that’s playing the game. And then he got in in a limited role and did some nice things.”
On fullback Anthony Sherman: “He’s got tremendous hands. You can do a lot of things with him.”*
*This is especially high praise, coming from Reid. Not only does he believe Sherman can “do things,” he also believes Sherman’s ability to “do things” translates into the coach being able to “do things.” So, basically, Anthony Sherman is unstoppable.
On the Patriots’ offensive line: “They’re doing a nice job. We’ve got our own things we’re working with.”
Ah, things. They really are key to the game of football, as is the ability to do them. Unfortunately for the Patriots, it sounds like Reid’s team has the market cornered in that respect.
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