Andy Reid on the refs: I don’t have anything good to say, don’t want to get fined

AP

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was not happy with the officials after today’s loss to the Titans.

Asked after the game about the officiating, and specifically referee Jeff Triplette ruling that Marcus Mariota‘s forward progress had been stopped on what appeared to be a fumble, Reid said he couldn’t answer without the NFL fining him.

“I don’t really have anything good to say there so I’m just going to stay away from any comments about those guys. I don’t want to get fined. It’s not worth it. Whatever,” Reid said.

Why the NFL assigned Triplette to referee a playoff game is unclear. Triplette routinely struggles to keep a game under control, and he did so again today, not only with the highly questionable call on Mariota’s forward progress but also throughout the game.

It was not a good officiating performance, and it’s not surprising that Reid wasn’t happy about it. Even if he couldn’t come right out and say so.

127 responses to “Andy Reid on the refs: I don’t have anything good to say, don’t want to get fined

  1. “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”

    Uh, coach Marshawn Lynch says you can only quote him IF you’re actually in a Super Bowl.

  2. How about playing to win?

    Mularkey spotted you 7 points by calling that timeout before the end of the first half. My personal pet peeve from bad coaches. Giving the other team more time when they have the ball. Stupid.

    Had the Chiefs only scored 14 in the first half, maybe they wouldn’t have assumed they were going to win. That’s on the coach. Sitting Alex Smith in week 17 was also dumb. Mahomes WILL be the future but NOW is gone.

    You shouldn’t NEED the refs to make a difference when you’re playing a team with an embattled HC, injured QB, downward trending team AT HOME.

  3. Well Andy, you did get a big fat gift when no review was made on the play where Kelce got his world rocked and clearly fumbled deep in the Chiefs end of the field.

    I would be so bitter if I were a Chief fan reading that Reid has an issue with the officiating in a game where they trotted out 61 yards in the second half and blew a big lead, at home, AGAIN.

  4. Het Andy, how about that fumble Kelce got away with on his concussion play? Hey Andy, why did your excellent running back only get 11 carries while the team that had to come from behind gave their running back over 20? Hey Andy, how many times will you say ” I have to put the players in position to make plays” after yet another playoff choke?

  5. Was Mariota behind the line on that pass? No dog in the fight, actually glad to see Tennessee win, but I just caught he replay and thought that was an illegal forward pass. However, that sack on Mariota was a fumble, no idea why it wasn’t reviewed, but who had clear possession of the ball to award losses on to if it was reviewed?

  6. Reid should not even hint at refs causing his team to lose. When you’re up 21-3 you should be able to lead your team to victory despite a bad call.

  7. Yeah, the dropsies by Tyreek and Kelce’s backup had nothing to do with the implosion. Excuses are for losers.

  8. Really Andy? Look at your decisions in the second half. Look at Def. Co-ordinator decisions in second half. You will never read this but really? When the average fan can coach a game better..then you should question your abilities. Yes, the referees were awful ALL GAME but the Chiefs players and coaches played 1 half. Simple!
    Do us all a favor…move on. The hard working Chiefs fans deserve better. They deserve happiness after a hard week of work and you are not delivering.

  9. Triplette is horrendous and proved it again today!! How does that guy keep his job as a ref!!!!

  10. The fumble and the illegal forward pass were game changers. It is hard to overcome one game changing mistake by the officials. Two? Nearly impossible.

  11. maxtng says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Mariotta was over the line of scrimmage on that pass to himself too.
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    I disagree, but it doesn’t really matter anyway. KC would have found a different way to blow this game.

  12. Coaches:Hey Andy, they scored. Maybe we shouldn’t start cruising just yet
    Andy:No, we’re OK
    Coaches:Hey Andy, they scored again. Maybe we should try to score some more
    Andy:No, we’re OK
    Coaches:Hey Andy, they are within 5 points, maybe we should get aggressive and score
    Andy:No, we’re OK
    Coaches:Hey Andy, they are leading, maybe we need to hurry this up and win
    Andy:No, we’re OK
    Andy, we just lost the game
    “I have nothing to say about the refs in this game, I don’t want to get fined”

  13. I understand that for Reid, as a coach, doesn’t want to make excuses for losses. But it’s maybe his last game coached a.m. for the chiefs…show some passion and speak your mind

  14. I’ve been saying this for months.. Jeff Triplette is apart of the worst officiating crew in sports. Their god awful and have been pulling this crap all season, if you had to watch any games Triplette called my condolences. Should never get another chance at calling an NFL game again.

  15. The Chiefs seem to have a habit of blowing big leads in playoff games. Maybe Andy Reid should look in the mirror for some answers, rather than blame the officials.

  16. I assume I’d really enjoy Andy Reid on a personal level.
    And he’s a very good regular season coach.
    But he’s NOT a winner.

  17. The cynical part of me thinks the nfl put triplet out there because they want him gone and knew he’d screw up bad and the only way to get a union man gone is proof of utter incompetence

  18. Andy Reid and Alex Smith are post season losers, why is anyone surprised? By the way, Kelce fumbled on the concussion play and Robinson bobbled that ball going out of bounds at the end of first half. Both close calls went KC way.

  19. Awful officiating against both sides.

    How is Triplet reffing a playoff game?

    That being said once again Andy Reid goes full blown Andy Reid and only runs Hunt 11 times.

  20. Questionable calls causing the more dangerous team to lose that will benefit the patriots after Jags win…..go figure.

  21. Any comment on Smith? Smith chokes against luck 4 years ago the same way he choked today.

    Runs from ghosts, gets a yard or 2 where if he stays in the pocket he can throw it away or find a receiver.

    Good riddance smith, take that 1-4 playoff record with you!

  22. Waa waa it’s always the Refs when losers lose. Just ask the Steelers or their fans. One play, good or bad, doesn’t make a game. On the play Kelce was sent into outer space he fumbled the ball but the Chiefs still retained position. Their are always bad calls in an NFL game, always has, just as there are bad plays by the players. Ya think the Chiefs scoring zero points in the 2nd half may have been a bigger reason for losing, along with the pathetic play calling, Andy?

  23. Mariotta’s pass to himself was not illegal. The rule states that the entire body of the passer must be beyond the line of scrimmage, which it wasn’t, in order for it to be considered an illegal forward pass.

    Item: Illegal Passes. Any other forward pass by either team is illegal and is a foul by the passing team,
    including:
    (a) A forward pass thrown when the passer is beyond the line of scrimmage.
    Note: It is a forward pass from beyond the line of scrimmage if the passer’s entire body and the ball are beyond
    the line of scrimmage when the ball is released, whether the passer is airborne or touching the ground. The
    penalty for a forward pass thrown from beyond the line is enforced from the spot where the ball is
    released.

  24. The rule that determines if he was over the line is known as the Majkowski rule. Bears fans still discuss this.

  25. Andy Reid, I can’t afford to lose any money, I’ll be done next year and I need my retirement cash…..

  26. I AM NOT A FAN OF EITHER TEAM, just an NFL FAN. Someone PLEASE TELL BIG RED that he was the biggest beneficiary of CRAP CALLS in the first half! Kelce fumbled after the big hit and then an obviously incomplete pass that was allowed to stand. The NFL fix is clearly in again and no one has the balls to say it on network TV. Shame on Moss, Young and all the other talking heads who didn’t have the balls to speak up at halftime. Shut up Andy. Just shut up.

  27. Trade Alex Smith in the off season, it’s time for Mahomes. Smith has taken this team as far as he can go.

  28. maxtng says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Mariotta was over the line of scrimmage on that pass to himself too.

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    Someone call,the waaaaabulance.

  29. Not a Chiefs fan and had no betting interest in this game either. As in any game, yes, the Chiefs could have made more plays to win the game and Reid could have called a better game. But that doesn’t excuse yet another pathetic performance by Triplette and his crew. I’d be livid if I was a Chiefs fan. And I’m sorry, missing Kelce’s fumble doesn’t equal things out. It should have been a Mariotta fumble returned for a near certain TD and the Chiefs would have been up 21-0 and kicking off to the Titans. Kelce never should have had the ball to even fumble of the sack on Mariotta had been called correctly. Those 3 points ended up being just kind of a big deal…

  30. Interesting fact: The last four times Jon Gruden has been at Arrowhead as Raiders head coach, the Chiefs have lost. With it being a place Derek Carr has never won, that’s something the Raiders hope can continue.

  31. shlort says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    The fumble and the illegal forward pass were game changers. It is hard to overcome one game changing mistake by the officials. Two? Nearly impossible

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    What time is the packer playoff game on? Can’t find it in the TV listings. Packer fan complaining about calls, priceless.

  32. One of the worst officiated games in recent memory. It did affect both teams however. Maybe it favored Tennessee a bit. The problem is that KC played a horrible second half and officiating should never have been an issue.

  33. Ya gotta win the game, and not rely on the officiating to garner you with advantages. “C’mon, man!”

  34. shlort says:

    The fumble and the illegal forward pass were game changers. It is hard to overcome one game changing mistake by the officials. Two? Nearly impossible.

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    They were up by 18 points at half.

    These Chiefs and namely Andy Reid continue to choke in the playoffs.

    Stop making excuses. Andy Reid is Marty Schottenheimer. Sorry Chiefs.

  35. The forward pass call was correct. The QB’s entire body must be beyond the line for the pass to be illegal. MM’s right foot was clearly behind the line.

    If Chief fans want to whine like Steeler fans have at it, but the game was lost due to poor play in red.

  36. I was able to wind my box bavk and look again. The ref who is rightbthere in clear view had called the play dead long before Mariotta lost the ball. He dalled it before The second player even got to Mariotta. In fact they could have called the Chiefs players for unneccesary roughness for continuing to attavk for that long.

    But if Reid wants to complain about bad calls Kelse had clearly fumbled the ball before he was down and the refs missed it. Its even clear on replay but NY missed it too. Sorry Andy, cant blame this game on the refs.

  37. I seriously want this guy to win a ring so bad. After everything he’s been through with his family and Philly it would be great to see and I have nothing but respect for the man Andy Reid is. But he just can’t do it , sadly. I say give him a year with Mahomes for development and if he can’t win then can him.

  38. wtfru2 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    This league needs full time refs!
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    Why does anybody think full time refs would resolve anything?
    We have full time people in the league office who flat out ignore the IR rules for precious Aaron.

  39. I have an idea, let’s take a QB that always chokes in the playoffs and give him a HC that always chokes in the playoffs.

    What could go wrong?

  40. This is the same Andy Reid we saw in Philadelphia. Andy doesn’t make adjustments. Andy loses more as the season goes on. How this guy is viewed as some sort of guru genius is beyond me.

  41. vaphinfan says (in Jan Brady voice):
    January 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    PATRIOTS! PATRIOTS!! PATRIOTS!!! I hate em, HATE em, HATE EM!!!
    ___________________________________

    Poor obsessed little guy.
    Reid was as conservative in his criticism as he was in the game. It’s a shame he didn’t think a little more about what that cost too.

  42. I’m not a KC fan but all the key decisions went against them. This was an example where the refs probably decided the result. Chiefs were robbed.

  43. “Why the NFL assigned Triplette to referee a playoff game is unclear.”

    Why the NFL assigns Triplette to referee any game is unclear. He’s awful. Should have lost his job when he blinded Orlando Brown in 1999.

  44. What was Triplett on tonight? He seemed completely lost. He needs to be fired.

    And Andy Reid can only blame himself for that sad train wreck of a loss.

  45. Of course the good people of Philadelphia “ran Reid out of town” after 14 years of this non-sense. How has Big Red been working out for KC? Classic Reid, making the playoffs in a weak division and then doing Andy Reid things to blow a 21-3 lead.

  46. I didn’t really care who won the game but that was some bad officiating. That felt more like an entertainment production than a sporting contest. There were bad calls that went both ways but it seemed like the intent of many calls was to keep the game as close as possible and thus keeping more eyes tuned in to the absurd amount of commercials. As for the forward progress call, I think it was ridiculous. Forward progress has typically been called when a ball carrier is fighting for extra yards and gets stood up. It is designed to prevent the defense from holding the ball carrier up while guys rush in to strip the ball. That is not what happened on that play. The QB was standing in the pocket, got drilled and immediately fumbled. By the standard implied in Triplette’s logic (echoed by the idiot in NYC) no fumble can happen unless the ball carrier is falling forward when he loses the ball. There is no way that is what they mean to do. It was a BS call designed to keep the game from getting out of hand.

  47. If feels good to watch the Chiefs fan’s pain. It must really hurt to know you were looking forward a week to a rematch against New England and got knocked off by the damn Titans!

    Enjoy your Looooooooong offseason, losers!

  48. Ppl talking about the kelce fumble like he clearly did not pull it back in and then it gets grabbed while he is on the ground with possession.

  49. I have something good to say about the refs. In the future, they’ll be refereeing games with Pat Mahomes as the Chiefs QB. The Chiefs will be winning, and the refs will be great. Andy Reid will finally win a super bowl. It’s tough coaching when you don’t have a winning QB.

  50. Mariota to himself was a td. Mariota, forward progress for a two point conversion was forward progress. Mariota fumble after being hit by Derrick Johnson was a fumble. If Triplette blew the whistle so fast on that play is a joke. Chris Jones leaving that game hurt as much as Kelce leaving. As a Chief fan I was mentally prepared for the letdown.

  51. Mariotta was over the line of scrimmage on that pass to himself too.
    In order for it to be an illegal forward pass his ENTIRE body has to be beyond the line of scrimmage, and since his trail foot was on the line when he threw it it was a good no call. It was close but the again the correct call was made. Lets actually know the rules if we’re going to criticize.

  52. zebra95 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm
    Mariotta was over the line of scrimmage on that pass to himself too.
    In order for it to be an illegal forward pass his ENTIRE body has to be beyond the line of scrimmage, and since his trail foot was on the line when he threw it it was a good no call. It was close but the again the correct call was made. Lets actually know the rules if we’re going to criticize.

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    no he was not. clear as day on the black line

  53. Andy Reid would be hired by another team next week if he was fired. I could name 10 to 15 other coaches he’s better then.

    People forget when criticized Bill Cowher, just like Reid. Would routinely take the Steelers to the playoffs and lose until he finally got over the hump. Now he’s a HOF coach.

  54. primemundo says:
    January 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Helmet to helmet hit on Kelce too, btw.

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    learn the rules. he was a runner at that point

  55. It might be time for Chiefs fans to bring in Joe Conklin’s daughter from Philly to sing her hit song from 2012 ( sung to the tune of Taylor Swift’s much more famous song) ” We Are Never, Ever, Ever,Gonna Win With Andy! “

  56. You people realize that Kelce was down by contact when he was concussed right? It’s definitely a fumble. It would only be a question of whether not it was a completed pass.

    Mariota definitely fumbled the ball on the second quarter sack and the call of “forward progress” was completely bogus as he wasn’t stepping forward nor was it a drawn out tackle where the refs are trying to save the QB from getting injured.

    Mariota TD pass to himself was not illegal. His whole body would have to be beyond the line of scrimmage. I’m done now.

  57. thinredline69 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    Nothing epitomizes a 1-and-done playoff appearance more than a Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead.

    Marvin Lewis and the Bengals may disagree.

  58. Can’t spell CHIEFS without IF. Would have won the game IF Kelce wasn’t out. Would have won the game IF Berry played. Would have won IF they served pizza instead of chicken for preface meal. Andy didn’t want to say much because he was in a rush to eat the bag of cheeseburgers he keeps in his desk.

  59. tylawspick6 says:
    January 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm
    primemundo says:
    January 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Helmet to helmet hit on Kelce too, btw.

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    learn the rules. he was a runner at that point
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    You might want to do the same. Let me help you out…

    ARTICLE 8. INITIATING CONTACT WITH THE CROWN OF THE HELMET. It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.
    Note: The tackle box no longer exists once the ball leaves the tackle box.
    Penalty: Loss of 15 yards. If the foul is by the defense, it is also an automatic first down. The player may be disqualified if the action is flagrant.

  60. Just google “jeff triplette”. Here is what it says: “Jeff Triplette is an American football official in the National Football League since the 1996 season. He wears uniform number 42. 12th man for the Tennessee Titans Wikipedia” – Clicking on Wikipedia doesn’t show anything though… found it so funny

  61. Jeff Triplette Is coaching a playoff game?! I thought terrible refs were “punished” by not being allowed to work playoff games? He is as bad as they come. Once again, we are shown that the refs can do anything they want without penalty.

  62. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Andy Reid is the new Marty Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer always won lots of games during the season but his teams always seemed to find a way to lose in the playoffs. The same can be said for Reid.

  63. The officiating was terrible… but that’s not why the Chiefs lost this game. They lost is because Andy Reid is a terrible coach when games actually matter.

  64. It’s amazing the refs do as well as they do, given the impossible task they’re assigned. The NFL has more rules than the Old Testament and is just as ambiguous and contradictory. The play on the field is faster than ever. The games are just harder to call.

    The human element in officiating works in baseball, but football needs to be called precisely. Keep integrating technology in to the reffing of the NFL. Might work…

  65. Andy has been a HC in either Philly or KC for 19 years; I’m beginning to think he won’t win a Super Bowl.

  66. I wish I could suck at my job as bad as Jeff Triplette does at his, and not only not face any consequences, but instead be rewarded… a playoff game for this clown? SMH…

  67. if you were up 21-3, Stevie Wonder could have reffed the second half and you still should have won. Reid can’t win in January, plain and simple.

  68. What stood out to me, was all the holding The Titans got away with in the 2nd half. This is what got them back into the game.

  69. Breaking News: Chiefs “delighted” to make playoffs. A city parade is scheduled for tomorrow along with the unveiling of a new Chief’s banner which will be hung in dangerous Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs also announce the extension of HC Andy Reid for another 15 years claiming he is a fine leader of men. ALL HAIL THE CHIEFS!!

  70. How about saying it’s time to retire, Coach? How about apologizing to the Chiefs fans and going back to wherever it is you call home? I’m so tired of your routine and it’s only been five years.

    Mr Conservative nice guy coach.

  71. Forward progress has typically been called when a ball carrier is fighting for extra yards and gets stood up. It is designed to prevent the defense from holding the ball carrier up while guys rush in to strip the ball.

    That’s not what the rule is designed for. It’s designed to give a ball carrier the yardage he gained before the defense pushes him backwards. The strip part is coincidental.

  72. Andy Reid can cry all he wants about the officiating, but the fact is his team was up 21 to 3 at home against an inferior opponent and they got beat. It’s all on them and it’s all on Andy Reid.

  73. I AM NOT A FAN OF EITHER TEAM, just an NFL FAN. Someone PLEASE TELL BIG RED that he was the biggest beneficiary of CRAP CALLS in the first half! Kelce fumbled after the big hit and then an obviously incomplete pass that was allowed to stand. The NFL fix is clearly in again and no one has the balls to say it on network TV. Shame on Moss, Young and all the other talking heads who didn’t have the balls to speak up at halftime. Shut up Andy. Just shut up.

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    The fix is in? Based on what you just wrote, the fix would have been for the Chiefs who lost the game. Shouldn’t the team win when the fix is in?

  74. Mariota gets sacked and fumbles and they say his forward progress was stopped. I have never seen that call ever in football. Ever.

  75. Complaining about the refs is AWAYS by the loser, imagine that. The fact is Andy Reid lost this game like the Falcons lost to the Patriots, trying to hold a big lead hoping the clock runs out while doing nothing. If the Falcons just had 3 and out for the entire second half they would have won, same here. Look inward Reid or just look in a mirror between burgers and you will see where the problem is.

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