Andy Reid doesn’t think Dee Ford has any special insight into Chiefs’ offense

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Kansas City will face defensive end Dee Ford in the Super Bowl after shipping him to San Francisco in the offseason, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t think there’s anything Ford knows about the Chiefs that every other opponent can’t learn from studying tape.

“I don’t think it matters that he knows our offense,” Reid said. “I’m sure he’s studying hard to get back in the swing of it.”

Reid also dismissed any talk of ill will for the Chiefs toward Ford.

“Dee’s a good football player,” Reid said. “We drafted him in the first round out of Auburn and he was very productive for us, and he’s done a nice job for them — not that they needed a lot of help on their defensive line, but he’s been a nice addition for them. There are not a lot of pass rushers better than Dee in the National Football League.”

After recording 13 sacks for the Chiefs in 2018, Ford recorded 6.5 sacks for the 49ers in 2019.

7 responses to “Andy Reid doesn’t think Dee Ford has any special insight into Chiefs’ offense

  1. As a Chiefs fan I liked Ford. He was a little slow to develop but was effective when Justin Houston was in his prime and will likely remain effective paired up with Bosa.

    The offsides thing is in the past but he still lines up offsides quite frequently. Rewatch the GB game if you want to see it for yourself.

    I wish Ford well, just after the Super Bowl game…

  2. Ford will be KCs biggest nightmare in the Superbowl. Mahomes is going down hard to the turf when the Gold Rush comes marching in.

  3. Vince says:
    January 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    Just for the uninformed Ford did not play in the Niners’ Ravens and Saints games.
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    He didn’t play in a lot of games this year, why do you think the Chiefs cut him loose?

  4. Wow. I didn’t realize Ford’s sack production fell off so dramatically after he inked the big money deal.

    Who didn’t see that coming?

    Every 49er fan, that’s who. Ford spent more time with an ouchie somewhere on his frame than he did trying to learn pass rush moves from Tamba Hali or Justin Houston and he should be very familiar with all the training department’s recuperation gear.

    One good year and he got paid. We’ve all seen this story before.

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