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Reid on Peyton: He’s pretty good, we needed better pressure

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In the week leading up to Sunday night’s Chiefs-Broncos game, much was said about how the hobbling Peyton Manning would struggle against Kansas City’s ferocious pass rush. As it turned out, the Chiefs never sacked Manning and rarely got close on any of his 40 passes. Chiefs coach Andy Reid wasn’t happy about that.

“They did a good job getting the ball out fast,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “They work the pocket pretty well. There were times we had pressure, but he would slide and throw opposite, which isn’t an easy thing to do. He’s a pretty good quarterback . . . he got away with a couple that most guys wouldn’t be able to get away with. But we need to do a better job of getting a little more pressure on him.”

Manning completed 24 of 40 passes for 323 yards, with one touchdown. Those are far from his best numbers of this great season he’s having, but with no interceptions and no sacks, playing against one of the best defenses in the NFL, that was a very good game for the Broncos’ offense.

Manning is pretty good. The Chiefs’ defense will need to be better when they face him next time if they want to win the AFC West.

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44 Responses to “Reid on Peyton: He’s pretty good, we needed better pressure”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 18, 2013 8:07 AM

    Sure, the Chiefs defense held the Broncos to under 30 for the first time this season, but Alex Smith proved he is who we all thought he was, and the Chiefs have been exposed. Watch the run while guarding short/intermediate routes, and force the long ball… Chiefs are in trouble in the playoffs. They’ll make it, but they’re not going anywhere.

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 18, 2013 8:19 AM

    Alex Smith is who we thought he was, the flat pass king.

  3. nkmho says: Nov 18, 2013 8:29 AM

    “We’ve got to do a better job.”

  4. richiebburg says: Nov 18, 2013 8:38 AM

    PFM.. The best there is the best there was and the best there ever will be.

  5. rjmarrella says: Nov 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    Cream always rises to the top, Andy.

  6. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    Chiefs have zero sacks in the past 2 games. Look past the garbage time numbers, including the 10 sacks while T. Pryor was scrambling, will you all please??

  7. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 8:45 AM

    I thought everyone had a blueprint to beat the Broncos?? Guess not.

  8. bizieman says: Nov 18, 2013 8:50 AM

    Phantom calls actually kept this game from being a Denver rout. Alex Smith is so very mediocre, that team goes with J.Charles play.

  9. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:15 AM

    Really? chiefs exposed? Exposed means showing something you haven’t shown before. Chiefs have been a defense oriented team this season, their offense is what it is…sheesh.

  10. randyschwimmer7 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:23 AM

    Pretty funny that Reid says that Peyton is a “pretty good quarterback.” I guess he is still just bitter that the Chiefs didn’t get to play a massive sub .500 team with a third string QB playing. Chiefs may only win one more game this year.

  11. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:42 AM

    Chiefs will lose to Denver again, to Indy, and lose one of their 2 games they have against San Diego. Theyll finish 12-4, but unfortunately for them that will only be good enough for a wild card.

    As the top wild card, they will play the 4th best divisional winner, which will be the Bengals in Cincinnatti. As we all know Cinic is a different team there, and they will crush KC.

    Write it down and remember it. You heard it here first.

  12. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    Let me get this straight; the Chiefs held Denver to 27 points at home and were in the game the whole way and playing just a so-so effort…..and we’re still not a good team? You guys are funny…..Troll Patrol

  13. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    Good thing all you Denver fans are so gracious in your victory….stay classy

  14. laxcoach37 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:18 AM

    @rationalthinker82

    Nicely stated, but I have them going to Indy (either way they lose in the 1st round). I am not hating on the Chiefs… They are a good team, but as a Wildcard and a favorable but non-challenging schedule, they can’t get very far. Lets not fool ourselves with “defense wins championships”. It is and always will be a QB league. OK, with the exception of Dilfer-Ravens a decade ago.

  15. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:27 AM

    Where are all the loud mouth KC fans that actually thought their team was good? I remember the comments – “let’s see if your on this blog Monday morning….” Well, I’m here.

    KC Fans – enough with your “Denver Complex” – we know you want to live here, have an NBA/ NHL team, and have an NFL team that’s actually won a playoff game in the last 20 years.

    KC is a minor league town – they should move the Chiefs to a REAL SPORTS city……like Omaha!

  16. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:29 AM

    The Chiefs “were in the game” the whole time???? BAAAAHHHHAAAAAHHHAAAAAA!

    They were down 27-10 with 6 minutes to play…..the Broncos sat on the playbook.

    This is classic Chief fan mentality…….if we only lose by 10, that’s a moral victory.

    Good jobs chiefs fans, maybe everyone will get a snack and medal at the end of the season.

    HA HA – you’re offense was exposed….everybody has the blueprint now. Clown Chiefs fans.

  17. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    I wished the Broncos played the Chiefs 16 times in a season. Can you say 16-0?

    That team sucks.

  18. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    Whatever Sallijo1

  19. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:40 AM

    laxcoach37, I agree, Indy is definitely possible. Only reason I chose Cinci is because of the fact their division is more competitive than Indys so I ultimately see Indy finishing with 1 or 2 more wins.

    Interestingly, if they do face Indy, it would be tough for Indy to beat them twice. But even if KC beat Indy they would just get the pleasure of going to NE or Denver after that.

  20. sullijo1 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    KC is Denver’s little brother!

    I bet 1997 still stings, doesn’t it Linn Elliott???

  21. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    nosmak40 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 9:50 AM
    Let me get this straight; the Chiefs held Denver to 27 points at home and were in the game the whole way and playing just a so-so effort…..and we’re still not a good team? You guys are funny…..Troll Patrol

    …………….
    Held them to 27? Thats a joke right? Holding a team to a FG under 30 isnt exactly something to brag about.

    The Chargers “held” them to 28 last week and the game was actually closer. No one is thinking the Chargers are legit though, because they’re not. The Chiefs arent a bad team, theyre just not an elite one. They improved since last year a lot, and benefited from the soft schedule that resulted from them finishing in 4th last year. Next year, they will have a 2nd place teams schedule, and their record will match up better with their talent, and you wont hear this overrated talk. Theyll be somewhere in the range of 9-7 to 11-5, which is where people will agree with where they should be.

  22. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 10:52 AM

    Never said they were elite. I said they held Denver to a season low 27 points, in Denver, with a so-so effort. I know exactly what kind of team we have here, I also know their is no “dominant” team this year. Btw, I did not engage in any of the trash talk this week and I came on to congratulate Denver fans on their victory…until I started reading their comments.

  23. salutethis says: Nov 18, 2013 10:58 AM

    Nosmak, way to stick. By your team here… but chiefs fans have been pretty outspoken on this site before this game. Looks like you may be the only one with the guts to post after that game. I was at the game and the kc fans were leaving mid third quarter. And actually the chiefs were getting a lot of calls. That taunting call was stupid. I don’t care what he said. What was the refs explanation, cussing?! The refs gave the chiefs 7 there.
    The second game will be telling… but at least this one quieted down some people drinking too much cool-aid…

  24. rationalthinker82 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:06 AM

    Nomsak, misunderstood your point then. Chiefs fans on here have been talking trash for weeks saying they were an elite team and that their soft schedule had nothing to do with the 9-o start. Anyone, Broncos fan or not (and Im not a Broncos fan), who says the Chiefs are a bad team is obviously either a troll or ignorant.

    I grouped you in with other Chiefs fans, but clearly youre a realist. Chiefs could definitely be elite down the road with some tweaks in the right places.

  25. broncosaddict says: Nov 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    nosmak40 says:
    Nov 18, 2013 9:58 AM
    Good thing all you Denver fans are so gracious in your victory….stay classy

    ————–
    You mean like some of the KC fans on this site were before the game?

    Sad fact is all teams have over-zealous fans that don’t exactly represent teams in a very positive light.

    I thought it was a good game. Was close much of the game. I’m looking forward to the rematch.

  26. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    Rationalthinker82, no worries….we definitely need a better QB.

  27. broncosaddict says: Nov 18, 2013 11:18 AM

    The thing I’m happy the most about is not hearing some story about the 72 dolphins this year…….and I really hope I did not just jinx it.

  28. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:23 AM

    Sorry Broncosaddict, in the beginning of this week it seemed predominantly broncos fans talking trash (even one genius who predicted a 58-17 win). In reality it was probably equal. Sorry to lump you, and others similar to you, in the same category.

  29. malvaren18 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    So what happen with that great Defence, we couldn’t stop hearing about all week

  30. jasonculhane says: Nov 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    Well…I see Kansas City fans already are back peddling because they were different animals friday. “Manning can’t win big games”…”Manning’s gonna get knocked out”..”Denver hasn’t played anyone”…Todays Kansas City fan is shocked they didn’t get 1 sack.

    @nosmak40…If this were week 1-6 Manning with two healthy ankles you really honestly don’t think the score would have been in the 40’s? I could see that the Broncos dialed it down alot. Looks like its the Cheifs who need to work on their pass protection huh?

  31. repmochief50 says: Nov 18, 2013 11:34 AM

    Well I for 1 was pretty disappointed. I’m not sure if the defense has bought into all the talk but forget about sacks, they barely put any pressure on Peyton playing behind a beat up line. I expected a split with Denver this year but if we don’t get back to work on that side of the ball, the same thing will happen in Arrowhead. The offense had their chances but their were too many drops and dumb play calls when they had those chances. And I’ve been a fan since the mid 80’s so I don’t want anyone to say I’m a fair weather fan…just calling it the way I see it.

  32. jjackwagon says: Nov 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    A bigger concern than sallyjoy and her nonsense is fact that the Chiefs had two weeks prepare the offense and this was the best they could come up with? What the hell was the coaching staff doing for the last two weeks?
    A good win for the Broncos even if it wasn’t the blowout that all their bandwagon fans predicted

  33. slick50ks says: Nov 18, 2013 11:48 AM

    Look at the pic posted with this story. Yeah, that’s Hali not being held again.

    Manning did what he had to do, get rid of the ball quickly. We got within 10 points with a QB that isn’t in the top half of the league.

    I’d say the defense did a pretty decent job last night considering we have to play games with one arm tied behind our backs. (Alex Smith)

  34. realfootballfan says: Nov 18, 2013 12:28 PM

    I was puzzled by the Chief’s approach. When has playing man to man against Peyton Manning without disguising your coverages before the snap ever worked. Also, who needs a QB, right Chief fans?

  35. nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    Jasonculhane, its week 11 and everybody is beat up. Manning didn’t look like his ankles bothered him at all and yes I think the outcome would be the same.

  36. powerandair says: Nov 18, 2013 12:43 PM

    Manning is not the GOAT. Sub .500 in meaningful elimination games. Phantom calls? Denver should have had an additional 8 flags thrown. Alex Smith and the maligned Chiefs offense would have won had WR’s not had the drops. Denver fans are uneducated and the posts here prove that.

  37. powerandair says: Nov 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    And the Chiefs defense held the “best offense in the league” to their fewest point total of the year. To say the defense didnt show up is a joke. Denver “fans” lrobably didnt watch the game, got the cliff notes instead

  38. denverdougz says: Nov 18, 2013 1:42 PM

    Apparently you didn’t watch the game powerandair. There were countless no calls on the Chiefs O-line and a OPI on Bowe’s td pass which was handed to them by a stupid taunting flag as well. The defense didn’t show up, not one sack/knockdown against a hobbled Manning with a beat-up OL is the definition of not showing up. Since when is holding a team to 27 points anything less than a failure?

  39. slick50ks says: Nov 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    denverdougz says:
    Nov 18, 2013 1:42 PM
    Apparently you didn’t watch the game powerandair. There were countless no calls on the Chiefs O-line and a OPI on Bowe’s td pass which was handed to them by a stupid taunting flag as well. The defense didn’t show up, not one sack/knockdown against a hobbled Manning with a beat-up OL is the definition of not showing up. Since when is holding a team to 27 points anything less than a failure?

    ————————-

    Look at the picture and tell me Hali isn’t being held.

    Nevermind. donkey fans just aren’t very smart. Tebow proved this much better than I ever could.

  40. myeaglescantwin says: Nov 18, 2013 3:45 PM

    CHIEF’s FANS

    no disrespect intended, but get used to that line.
    “we gotta do a better job”

    he will say that after every loss, after every little thing the media points out, after no being prepared for certain teams, after wretched draft selections, and especially when they ask him about catching a loss.

    the guy is at, borderline, 21% win rate against teams that are .500 or better..
    he has made a career off of betting bad teams and coaches, then he gets embarrassed whenever he faces a good coaching squad..

    don’t get your hopes up too high is all i’m saying.

  41. sagatti says: Nov 18, 2013 5:41 PM

    I woke up this morning realizing I didn’t have to hear KC fans cyber stare Bronco Fans eye to eye and tell us you are as good or better than us. Every week you SQUEAKED by and we hung 50 burgers on people I’d hear you say your 8-0 was the same as OUR 8-0… I’ll admit you’re better than last year. How much better? The difference between 38-3 and 27-17. Still our SONS… Respect your DADDY! Lol

  42. realitycheckbaby says: Nov 18, 2013 6:49 PM

    The noise seemed to rattle the Chiefs.

    Not used to playing in front of a loud crowd I guess.

  43. blogatron2000 says: Nov 19, 2013 7:46 AM

    nosmak40 says: Nov 18, 2013 9:15 AM

    Really? chiefs exposed? Exposed means showing something you haven’t shown before. Chiefs have been a defense oriented team this season, their offense is what it is…sheesh.
    ——————————————————

    Exactly. No one expected Alex Smith to light it up. We all knew that the Chiefs had to play well on D to win this one. They didn’t play their best game and we lost. It is what it is.

    The Broncos have yet to see the best that the Chiefs D has to offer…but I’m pretty sure they will in 2 weeks. CYA soon!

  44. bauldrdash says: Nov 20, 2013 12:52 AM

    Andy Reed’s pretty hungry person.

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