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Andy Reid raves about Dee Ford

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Yes, it’s still very early in the career of linebacker Dee Ford and the other 255 NFL draft picks.  Still, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has seen enough through one rookie minicamp to rave about the 23rd overall pick.

“Off the charts,” Reid told reporters Monday about Ford’s intangibles at the team’s rookie minicamp.  “He brings a lot of energy.  He loves playing the game.  Now, he and our quarterback [Aaron Murray] have competed against each other for the last four years and they get after each other out there, so it’s kind of fun to watch.”

Asked about his history with Murray, who played at Georgia, Ford was evasive.

“I’m going to let you Google that,” Ford told reporters.  “Come back to me. Yeah, we had some fun. I blessed him a little bit.”

The biggest blessing came from the last time they faced each other, on November 19 of last year.  Murray had led the Bulldogs to the Auburn 20 with the Tigers nursing a 43-38 lead.  A receiver was open, but before Murray could deliver the ball Ford lowered the boom.  While some thought the hit should have prompted a flag for targeting, Murray thought it was clean.

If Ford hits Murray — clean or otherwise — at any point over the next four years, Reid will be the one lowering the boom on Ford.

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18 Responses to “Andy Reid raves about Dee Ford”
  1. raiders4lyfe17 says: May 26, 2014 11:57 PM

    Khalil Mack>dee ford watch out chiefs we MAY be coming for u or San Diego

  2. thestrategyexpert says: May 27, 2014 1:01 AM

    Well Murray is just a good competitive sport so he’s not likely going to complain about a hit. Besides he knows those defenders have no choice but to really bring it otherwise he’s going to make them pay dearly and the game just wouldn’t be very fair if they didn’t get a little latitude to go after him. He wants a challenge to overcome, not a gimme victory. It’s an extra easy attitude to have now that he doesn’t have to worry about Dee Ford coming after him!

  3. iamdinguskhan says: May 27, 2014 4:39 AM

    I’m glad this guy didn’t get drafted by another NFC east team. Dee is going to be a total beast.

  4. joetoronto says: May 27, 2014 4:49 AM

    Dee Ford is just another card in the house of cards.

  5. pv1960 says: May 27, 2014 5:39 AM

    That Fat Slob loser would rave about a 50 pound rack of KC ribs. Happy to have the Hindenburg in KC.

  6. 505c says: May 27, 2014 6:32 AM

    b00m

  7. ravenswhat says: May 27, 2014 6:55 AM

    Better than the clown.

  8. luigiboy12 says: May 27, 2014 7:32 AM

    Murray drafted to be Ford’s tackling dummy?

  9. firedup1 says: May 27, 2014 7:53 AM

    Super Bowl

  10. uncletuna says: May 27, 2014 8:10 AM

    WTH else is he going to say, “Man, did we pick a dud of a one-trick pony – can’t believe we’re getting paid to screw up the draft like this?!?”

    Seriously, Andy Reid is one of the better coaches in the league and had his hand forced with Tambi Hali’s All You Can Eat Buffet World Tour…

  11. 505c says: May 27, 2014 9:18 AM

    “I’m going to pick a pass-rusher because Tamba came in overweight”/ said NO COACH EVER.

    Was that another idiotic Schefter thing? I believe it was.

  12. 505c says: May 27, 2014 9:23 AM

    Enough of the midgets. Let’s give the 6′-6″ gunslinger his shot.

  13. nflrox36 says: May 27, 2014 11:33 AM

    Let’s hope he can get to the QB…because Reid did nothing to help out our ailing secondary that struggled last year

  14. 1phillyphan says: May 27, 2014 12:31 PM

    Dee Ford might end up being a good player…but Andy Reid raved about Danny Watkins, Brandon Graham, Jerome McDougle and Freddie Mitchell as well. .So lets just wait until the season starts there Andy before you start acting like he’s a pro Bowler.

  15. b3nz0z says: May 27, 2014 3:03 PM

    ah boy. andy and his “high motor” “fastballs” . . .

  16. jjackwagon says: May 27, 2014 3:29 PM

    This “house of cards” dropped 80 points on your team last year. 4th & 48 was hiliarious!!!

  17. 505c says: May 27, 2014 7:00 PM

    I fear NOTHING from Oakland. And that includes “the fans” as well.

  18. mnelson52 says: May 27, 2014 9:26 PM

    At this point, they will say nothing bad about any player. Remember how they raved about Baldwin his rookie camp.

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