Justin Reid, Hayden Hurst exchange words in advance of Chiefs-Bengals game

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In talking about Sunday’s game against the Bengals, Chiefs safety Justin Reid promised to lock someone down in coverage, although Reid couldn’t remember the name of the opponent he was talking trash about.

“They have 88 Higbee — no, not Higbee, he’s with the Rams — what’s his name? It’s Higgins, yeah they’re gonna have him back, he’s a very talented receiver, more of a finesse type of guy, not the best blocker, I’m gonna lock him down,” Reid told Fox 4 in Kansas City.

Although Reid said “Higgins,” he appeared to be talking about No. 88, tight end Hayden Hurst, and not wide receiver Tee Higgins (and definitely not Rams tight end Tyler Higbee).

Asked about those comments, Hurst didn’t take kindly to them.

“Whoever he thought he was talking about, I don’t really care,” Hurst said. “You can pick anybody in this locker room, but I feel like I’m the last person you want to talk shit about because I have a long memory.”

There are plenty of bigger names than Reid and Hurst in the Chiefs-Bengals game, but the two of them have ensured that fans will be keeping an eye on their individual matchup on Sunday.

13 responses to “Justin Reid, Hayden Hurst exchange words in advance of Chiefs-Bengals game

  1. Thanks Reid for that worthless interview and adding more fuel to the fire. You came from the Texans and haven’t done anything. You might want to ask one of your teammates what happened last year against the Bengals twice.

  2. Hayden Hurst = LOL.

    I have a long memory too. I remember when Hayden Hurst was elected in the first round and all the TEs who went after him were better…..by a mile.

    How do you take Hurst in the first and Andrews in the third?

  3. I like it lol I have a long memory…checks fantasy matchups…yes I would like to see hurst put his money where his mouth is this week

  4. If I was a GM or a coach, I wouldn’t want players that need bulletin board material to get to play well. Players should be self motivated to want to play well already.

  5. …How do you take Hurst in the first and Andrews in the third?

    The same way you draft Ryan Leif, Tim Couch and Zack Wilson. You sound new to this whole thing, but the draft is at best a crap shoot and at worst a 10-year monkey wrench thrown into a teams master-plan to reach the promised land. See Indianapolis Colts, still floundering once Andrew Luck made the smartest decision in his life and dust that ghost town team and their drug-addled owner

  6. They only play the game with one ball. And for a guy with as few targets as he gets, behind 3 superb WRs, Hurst is doing pretty well. Most of the guys ahead of him (he’s ranked 15th in Fantasy stats this year) are playing with WRs who are either hurt a lot or, frankly, substandard.

  7. Maybe Reid just shouldn’t have spoken. Tee Higgins is kind of good, and kind of not known for being a finesse receiver. It’s easy to forget about Hurst with Chase and Higgins, but the Bengals TEs have never been finesse guys. Maybe KC hadn’t distributed the scouting reports before Reid’s comments.

  8. Hurst is already playing with a chip on his shoulder and runs ANGRY after the catch. He runs people over.

  9. Hurst absolutely leveled Bud DuPree cutting across the backfield last Sunday, clean shot. Chase might not be so inclined since he’s coming back from injury, but he has a history of making VERY effective downfield blocks. Reid better keep his head on a swivel, lest he get rocked. It won’t be dirty, for these are not the Steelers. Just decisive.

  10. Reid’s 2022 stats are 0 sacks, 0 interceptions,2 passes defended, and fewer than an average of 5 tackles per game. I don’t think either Higgins or Hurst is losing any sleep worrying about him. If Reid thinks either Higgins or Hurst are “finesse” players he may be in for a bruising surprise.

  11. Reid has been a no show since going KC. The weakest part of the entire defense is the safeties. And that’s saying a lot considering KC starts 2 rookie CB’s.

  12. bostonblows says:
    December 1, 2022 at 2:16 pm
    Hayden Hurst = LOL.

    I have a long memory too. I remember when Hayden Hurst was elected in the first round and all the TEs who went after him were better…..by a mile.

    How do you take Hurst in the first and Andrews in the third?

    Ask the Ravens. They drafted both players.

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