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Reid compares “dirtbag” Ricky Henry to Larry the Cable Guy

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As the Chiefs try to repeat their unlikely playoff berth with an offensive line that lost 60 percent of its starters to free agency, they need someone to step up.

One of those someones could be guard Ricky Henry.  Officially listed on the unofficial depth chart as the third stringer at right guard, Henry has earned some first-string reps the old-fashioned way — by popping people in the mouth.

“He’s a tough kid, I’m not telling you it’s all pretty,” coach Andy Reid told reporters on Sunday.  “He looks like Larry the Cable Guy and plays like Larry the Cable Guy.  He’s kind of a dirtbag-type guy, he gets in there and he’s rough and tough and scrappy and all of that so that’s how he’s playing right now.”

Henry doesn’t share Larry the Cable Guy’s sense of humor, however.

“I don’t think he’s as funny,” Reid said of Henry. “I haven’t heard him say a word. He just does his job.”

It’s working for Henry, who entered the league three years ago undrafted and has bounced from the Bears to the Falcons to the Saints and now to the Chiefs.  Finally, he could be getting his chance to do that thing that Larry the Cable Guy always tells people to do.

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28 Responses to “Reid compares “dirtbag” Ricky Henry to Larry the Cable Guy”
  1. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Aug 10, 2014 4:06 PM

    You must’ve hit an all time low when Andy Reid himself calls you a dirtbag

  2. commonsenseisnotcmonman says: Aug 10, 2014 4:07 PM

    Take heartburn medication?

  3. shayeezy says: Aug 10, 2014 4:17 PM

    check your facts – the chiefs lost two starters on the line. asamoah was injured and then benched for schwartz.

  4. afcdomination says: Aug 10, 2014 4:17 PM

    why? what has andy reid done that would earn any negativity like that jay?

  5. vols84 says: Aug 10, 2014 4:26 PM

    I love Andy Reid.

  6. gammynomnom says: Aug 10, 2014 4:38 PM

    He plays like Larry the Cable guy? He plays like a guy who has never played football on any pro level?

  7. wetdentist says: Aug 10, 2014 4:43 PM

    maybe instead of a Larry the cableguy dirtbag, he really meant “like a mute Jon Runyan”

  8. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 10, 2014 4:55 PM

    Ummm…thanks, coach?

  9. huskerkid93 says: Aug 10, 2014 5:07 PM

    Funny thing is they’re both from Nebraska.

  10. orivar says: Aug 10, 2014 5:10 PM

    So Reid is saying that he’s a scrappy redneckish type guy. Okay, I get the metaphor and will move on to the next story without taking the ‘journalist’ bait.

  11. jwhitejagsquad says: Aug 10, 2014 5:11 PM

    “Get ‘er Done!!”

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 10, 2014 5:15 PM

    It’s Reid’s way of saying he is a blue collar “lunch pail” kind of guy that shows up and does his job. Or “gets ‘er done” if you will.

  13. upperdecker19 says: Aug 10, 2014 5:19 PM

    Ahem….I gotta do a better job
    Ahem….It’s my responsibility
    Ahem…..Get ‘er done.
    Ahem…..Time’s yours.

  14. corky2141 says: Aug 10, 2014 5:40 PM

    Ricky Henry? He’s got two first names.

  15. boomboombrown says: Aug 10, 2014 5:49 PM

    Aaron Rodgers only wishes the Packers had a CABLE GUY on their team!

  16. gammynomnom says: Aug 10, 2014 5:58 PM

    If he “gets er done” why has he been third string?

  17. packerbackernj says: Aug 10, 2014 6:05 PM

    If you aint winnin, youre losin. – ricky henry

  18. imjusthereforthecomments says: Aug 10, 2014 6:19 PM

    Ricky Bobby?

  19. govtminion says: Aug 10, 2014 6:20 PM

    When your coach calls you a dirtbag, that’s kind of weird. When he compares you to Larry The Cable Guy… Man, that’s got to be something you take to the union for a grievance hearing or something.

  20. seadawgs72 says: Aug 10, 2014 7:01 PM

    I’m not sure dirtbag is an adjective I’d wanna be labeled. I’m assuming he meant it as a compliment but how about “nasty”or something an O lineman would be proud to be known for. Where I’m from dirtbag essentially means scumbag. Not many people i know would like to be known as a scumbag.

  21. shadowman1433 says: Aug 10, 2014 7:35 PM

    Since when has Larry the Cable guy been considered ” rough and tough and scrappy”?

  22. leagueobservr says: Aug 10, 2014 7:44 PM

    “…git ‘er done!!!…

  23. raiderapologist says: Aug 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    Well, at least Andy had a plan.

  24. slick50ks says: Aug 10, 2014 10:03 PM

    Long Beach States baseball team is nicknamed the Dirtbags. I kid you not.

  25. ashevillechief says: Aug 11, 2014 12:34 AM

    40%. Two guys played one spot. All offseason you have gotten this wrong for the sake of a startling headline, geesh.

  26. RegisHawk says: Aug 11, 2014 4:22 AM

    Reid using Jim Mora terms? Kiss of death.

  27. racyman57 says: Aug 11, 2014 6:07 PM

    I read that “dirtbag” is a nickname he has earned this preseason, and some of the players even call him that, in a “loving way”, of course. The Chiefs need a few dirtbags and to develop a tougher and meaner attitude. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as it doesn’t get out of hand and lead to penalties, etc., i.e: N. Suh, from Detroit.

  28. riverhorsey says: Aug 11, 2014 8:18 PM

    Watched the Chiefs practice yesterday and No. 65 was jacking guys up. Looked at the program and No. 65 was Ricky Henry.

    The guy will start at right guard.

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