Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn’t a proponent of joint practices, and it has nothing to do with the recent attention paid to fights.
It has everything to do with him being paranoid.
Via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, Reid explained that his lack of enthusiasm for inviting another team in stems from being a mastermind in the ways of espionage.
“In today’s world, with the technology, there are not a lot of secrets,” Reid said. “Really, you have your coaching points, your teaching points. We try to teach on the field . . . . We try to teach as we’re doing it. I really don’t want anybody hearing that. That’s my own personal feeling. As much as I can keep in house in today’s world I’d like to. I think you give up a little bit of that when you work [with another team].
“And some of these things get a little out of hand. Things happen with the competition.”
While many coaches view it as an opportunity for a more intense practice than you normally get in the era of no two-a-days, Reid shrugged that off and said he didn’t envision doing it any time soon.
Because clearly, it would work against the Chiefs’ best interests if another team snuck in there and found out Reid’s plans for underutilizing his running game.