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Andy Reid: Blowout loss “not the end of the world”

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 02:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs shakes hands with head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the conclusion of the Steelers 43-14 win at Heinz Field on October 2, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chiefs were on the receiving end of a 43-14 beating from the Steelers on Sunday, but the team isn’t making too much of a bad night at the office.

Veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson said that the Chiefs will “learn a lot about our team’s character” by the way they respond to getting thumped and quarterback Alex Smith said it wasn’t something that can be allowed to linger through the team’s bye week. Coach Andy Reid echoed that sentiment while focusing on all that’s still ahead for the Chiefs.

“We’re 2-2,” Reid said, via the team’s website. “It’s not the end of the world, even though it feels that way. That’s how things are in the National Football League. We’ve got a week to step back, analyze and fix some of these issues.”

Beyond looking at the way the Steelers went from losing 34-3 to the Eagles in Week Three to blowing out the Chiefs, there’s other history to support Reid’s view. The Chiefs ransacked the Patriots 41-14 in Week Four of the 2014 season, but went on to miss the playoffs while New England won the Super Bowl and 31 of the 72 playoff teams over the last six seasons had losses of 25 or more points during the regular season.

The 2015 Chiefs never lost by that wide a margin, but they did start 1-5 before winning their final 10 regular season games and advancing to the postseason. That leaves ample reason to avoid panic in Kansas City even if there’s work to do to improve the on-field product.

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13 Responses to “Andy Reid: Blowout loss “not the end of the world””
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 4, 2016 10:32 AM

    They wont make the playoffs because Alex Smith may die behind that OL. I read he has a 96% comp when he has more than 2.5 seconds to the throw. 96! Idc if he checkdowns alot thats ridiculous, sadly 2.5 seconds to him is like 8 to everyone else. Smith is good enough he needs protection and for Reid to open up the playbook

  2. factschecker says: Oct 4, 2016 10:40 AM

    I read he has a 96% comp when he has more than 2.5 seconds to the throw. 96!
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    I bet if you read that on the internet then it’s defiantly true.

  3. therealtrenches says: Oct 4, 2016 11:12 AM

    factschecker says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:40 AM

    I bet if you read that on the internet then it’s defiantly true.

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    I also read that the word “defiantly” is not a substitute for “definitely.”

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 4, 2016 11:18 AM

    Smith is not a QB that can come back from a big deficit. So it’s important not turn the ball over and play good defense. None of that happened on Sunday. They turned the ball over and played crappy defense. Recipe for a disaster.

  5. msky22 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:19 AM

    factschecker says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:40 AM

    I read he has a 96% comp when he has more than 2.5 seconds to the throw. 96!
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    I bet if you read that on the internet then it’s defiantly true.

    It was actually one of the stats that they put up on Sunday night during the game. So the network that runs this site made the claim. They posted it to show how good of an improvisor Alex really is.

  6. dougchillin says: Oct 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    Alex Smith is terrible. Guy has only had six 300 yard passing games his whole career. You are not going anywhere with that in this era’s NFL.

    I feel bad for GMs and coaches who have no choice but to pay a bum like Smith because there is nothing else out there to make them better at the QB position. The biggest conundrum with that is Smith can be decent and win you maybe 9 or 10 games and make the playoffs but you know he isn’t good enough to win the big one without some serious help from an Oline and defense. This causes the chiefs to constantly draft in to mid 20 range and miss out on top QB talent to replace. You see this problem everywhere when guys like Cutler, Romo, etc receive huge deals they aren’t worth. As a coach or GM you want to tank and get the next great QB but at the same time it could cost you your job.

  7. kcchefs58 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:27 AM

    Any reasonable fan knew this game would be won by the Steelers. Frankly, I don’t care what the score was. If a win is a win, then a loss is a loss, and the score doesn’t matter for either. We can bounce back.

  8. joetoronto says: Oct 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    They’re saddled with Alice who just isn’t respected as a long ball throwing QB and rightfully so.

    His arm is as weak as Andy Dalton’s, short zone defenses kill him.

  9. mogogo1 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:51 AM

    The Chiefs problem is this was supposed to be their year with Denver supposedly being in decline with their QB changeover. Instead, Denver keeps chugging along and KC is looking iffy like their window may have already closed.

  10. stillers213 says: Oct 4, 2016 12:26 PM

    It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.

  11. jjackwagon says: Oct 4, 2016 12:59 PM

    The Chiefs were simply not ready to play that game. that is on the coach. To Pittsburgh’s credit, they carried a chip on their shoulder from the Eagles game and were out to prove they were not that bad.
    Andy Reids record coming out of bye week is excellent. If the Chiefs can rebound and win in Oakland, this game will just be a foot note of the 2016 season.

  12. kcflake says: Oct 4, 2016 1:17 PM

    The Chiefs were simply not ready to play that game. that is on the coach. To Pittsburgh’s credit, they carried a chip on their shoulder from the Eagles game and were out to prove they were not that bad.
    Andy Reids record coming out of bye week is excellent. If the Chiefs can rebound and win in Oakland, this game will just be a foot note of the 2016 season.

    I hope you are Right.

  13. idiedpretty says: Oct 5, 2016 5:10 PM

    Denver fired John Fox after 4 straight AFC West titles and a 46-18 record. KC seems very happy with Andy and his mediocrity.

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