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Andy Reid: Young wideouts have done a good job

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The Chiefs released Jeremy Maclin last week in the type of move that coach Andy Reid called “the worst part about the job” while speaking to reporters on Tuesday.

Reid also said he doesn’t “think you replace him,” but the Chiefs will have to find some answers among their remaining wideouts as they put together their passing offense for the coming season.

“Well, they’ve done a good job,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “I don’t know if I’d be that specific, but we do feel a comfort there. I don’t know if it was the last couple weeks, or just with time. We felt pretty good with it.”

Tyreek Hill will be the next man up in Maclin’s spot in the offense after an impressive rookie season that saw him catch 61 passes for 593 yards and six touchdowns while playing 215 snaps. Reid also said that 2016 fourth-round pick Demarcus Robinson has shown signs of coming on this spring.

“He’s the young one that has come up here a little bit and had a pretty good offseason,” Reid said. “We’ll see how he does once we get going in the preseason … he can go after [the ball] and he’s physical. He can run and he can do the short stuff, too. His strength coming in was he’s good after the catch. Again, I’m not saying that he’s that guy right now. But he’s had a good offseason.”

The Chiefs also have Chris Conley, Albert Wilson and 2017 fourth-rounder Jehu Chesson at receiver while tight end Travis Kelce is also back and figures to play a prominent role in any of their aerial plans for the coming season.

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7 Responses to “Andy Reid: Young wideouts have done a good job”
  1. blogatron2000 says: Jun 6, 2017 4:56 PM

    “I don’t know if I’d be that specific, but we do feel a comfort there. I don’t know if it was the last couple weeks, or just with time. We felt pretty good with it.”

    Pretty underwhelming endorsement of the young guys from Andy. Pretty much confirms to me that releasing Maclin was a financial move more than anything else. They certainly didn’t make the WR corp better with this move.
    Wilson doesn’t scare anybody so unless Conley, Robinson and Chesson step up in a big way, Tyreek Hill is going to be double teamed to death. I trust Dorsey and Reid but this one has me seriously wondering what they’re thinking.

  2. ctchiefsfan says: Jun 6, 2017 4:59 PM

    As a Chiefs fan I can’t say that any of those comments give me great confidence. But in Reid I trust.

  3. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 6, 2017 5:30 PM

    Oh Andy. Not a very encouraging endorsement. Why not go have a few doughnuts, rethink this, and come back with something we can view as positive.

  4. kcflake says: Jun 6, 2017 5:50 PM

    I lost faith in Maclin last season.

  5. binarymath says: Jun 6, 2017 5:51 PM

    Reid’s Eagles went to multiple NFCCG’s with ‘heralded’ receivers like Na Brown, Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, and so on.

    Reid and Joe Banner did a good job of turning over the roster and releasing players before they became liabilities.

    As much as I like Maclin, Reid gets benefit of doubt until Maclin lights up the scoreboard for someone else.

  6. kcflake says: Jun 6, 2017 5:52 PM

    I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but as long as Alex Smith is the Chiefs qb, it doesn’t matter.

  7. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jun 6, 2017 7:31 PM

    Reid’s Eagles went to multiple NFCCG’s with ‘heralded’ receivers like Na Brown, Todd Pinkston, James Thrash, and so on.
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    and they went no further against inferior teams. and andy chose all those guys don’t forget….

    good planner and builder….but not a closer

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