Andy Reid: Chiefs rookie George Karlaftis goes 100 miles an hour, we had to slow him down

NFL: APR 28 2022 Draft
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Chiefs coach Andy Reid is already loving what he’s seeing from first-round defensive end George Karlaftis.

Reid said that in the first few offseason practices, Karlaftis has already distinguished himself with his intensity.

He goes 100 miles an hour,” Reid said, via ESPN. “Walk-throughs, everything. We had to slow him down. He moves around well when he’s in space. He’s got good hands, it looks like . . . but that motor is probably the thing that jumps out at you. He goes and goes.”

Karlaftis said that’s the way he likes to play.

“Relentless,” Karlaftis said of his playing style. “I get after the quarterback. I stop the run. I feel like I’m a three‐down player, I’m an all‐around player that can do anything and everything that’s asked of him, so I think I bring that to the table. I feel like I’m very, very consistent. I feel like my best football is ahead of me.”

The Chiefs are expecting a lot of good football ahead for Karlaftis, on the practice field and on Sundays.

20 responses to “Andy Reid: Chiefs rookie George Karlaftis goes 100 miles an hour, we had to slow him down

  1. Wake me up when he’s faster than a toddler that’s been asked “What do you have? “. They’re obviously the fastest land mammal.

  2. Translates to someone who lacks athletic ability. Might be a 4-6 sack per year type player.

  3. “We had to slow him down” is pleasant coach-speak for “He’s a spazz that has no idea what he’s doing.”

  4. I remember seeing Hall of Famer Howie Long use the word “Relentless” to describe his playing style. We are Excited for Karlaftis in KC.

  5. I think we need more quotes from coaches about how their early round draft picks look faster, stronger, smarter than they ever thought possible during OTAs.

  6. Hoping that this kid is as good in Kansas City as his fellow Purdue alumnus Ryan Kerrigan was here in Washington. Go Chiefs!

  7. Wake me up when he’s faster than a toddler that’s been asked “What do you have? “. They’re obviously the fastest land mammal.

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    Anybody who is down voting this obviously has never been a parent and has 0 sense of humor lol.

  8. As a side note, the Chiefs defense may need you to be a 4 down player as teams don’t seem to punt against us.

    High motor, 3 down player, no too flashy. Sounds like Tamba Hali.

  9. touchback6 says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:41 am
    He’s chunky and small. Not even sure he is a DE.

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    The guy is 6’4″ and 275 lbs. Same height as T.J. Watt and 20lbs heavier (and I guarantee you that 20 lbs. ain’t fat).

  10. boogerhut says:
    May 31, 2022 at 6:37 am
    Wake me up when he’s faster than a toddler that’s been asked “What do you have? “. They’re obviously the fastest land mammal.

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    Any parent will find this comment hilarious. That was funny.

  11. Pffft! It’s not as if he is a Cole Strange or any such thing.

    (snark alert)

  12. Almost makes you wonder if these coaches reviewed any college film of the player or ever watched the player in person before drafting them!

  13. waitstop says:
    May 31, 2022 at 12:33 pm
    touchback6 says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:41 am
    He’s chunky and small. Not even sure he is a DE.

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    The guy is 6’4″ and 275 lbs. Same height as T.J. Watt and 20lbs heavier (and I guarantee you that 20 lbs. ain’t fat).

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    Oooops someone is supposed to be on business in LA yet still posting. During the workday lmao

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