Justin Reid apologizes to Hayden Hurst: I didn’t give him proper respect

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Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst played only nine snaps Sunday, making two catches for 12 yards on three targets. But he still received an apology from Chiefs safety Justin Reid.

Reid said he apologized to Hurst for dissing him before the game.

“I feel bad that I didn’t know — I didn’t give the proper respect to Hayden Hurst in this game,” Reid said, via Charles Goldman of USA Today Sports. “I apologized to him for that. I still feel confident and always will be confident in our team and our defense to go out and play tough football. Credit to [the Bengals], they went out and played a hell of a game today. [They] made a couple of more plays than we did and came out with the win.”

During an interview last week, Reid initially confused Hurst with Rams tight end Tyler Higbee before mistaking Hurst for Bengals receiver Tee Higgins.

“He’s a very talented receiver,” Reid said last week about Hurst on WDAF-TV. “More of a finesse-type of guy, not the best blocker. I’m going to lock him down, you know what I mean? Straight up.”

Hurst snapped back last week, and during the game, receiver Ja'Marr Chase taunted Reid and running back Samaje Perine delivered a vicious stiff arm to Reid.

Reid finished with four tackles.

12 responses to “Justin Reid apologizes to Hayden Hurst: I didn’t give him proper respect

  1. Good for him. Dont need that following him his whole career. All the greats have to learn lessons one way or another. Bengals players were fired up, its normal for crap teams to talk smack but for the Chiefs to do it before the game was obviously on Cincys mind.

  2. Nice backhanded compliment as the TE on his own team is finesse and not a blocker in Kelce.

    KC has some really unlikeable people on their team.

  3. KC has some really unlikeable people on their team.
    ________________
    And they still look down on the last place Patriots and their fans.

  4. I can never understand why players and sometimes coaches needlessly provide motivation to their opponent.

  5. That’s a classy, honorable statement from Reid. Straight up, taking responsibility. More apologies should sound like this.

  6. As a bengals fan I respect that. Hopefully Hayden accepts the apology and they all move on.
    Reid will never do this again. Lesson learned

  7. Reid definitely isn’t the player KC hoped they were getting. Cheaper and better than Mathieu but that’s not saying much. Thornhill essentially cost them the game with his inability and lack of desire to tackle and he will be gone next year. Hopefully the safties don’t cost us anymore games. For Reid to say anything is absurd, he’s not even a top 20 safety and talking like he’s someone people fear is nonsense.

  8. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    December 5, 2022 at 6:10 pm
    KC has some really unlikeable people on their team.
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    And they still look down on the last place Patriots and their fans.

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    Only in your world.

    6 SBs vs 1.

    2 Dynasties vs ZERO

    NE fans still look way, way down on the KC Chiefs organization.

  9. Yep, played bad, away f rom home, and lost by 3 to a good team. True ownership…. Focus on the past, it’s all you got.

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