The Browns, as usual, didn't have a playoff game this weekend, but at least one thing might have gone their way when the Chiefs blew a 21-3 halftime lead to end another promising season with yet another disappointing playoff loss. The Chiefs led by 18 points at halftime and collapsed after that. It was an absolutely despicable loss across the board.
Andy Reid was hailed as a hero shortly after joining the Kansas City Chiefs as head coach in 2013, and why not? Going into next season, they feel good about the running game with, they love what Kelce and Hill bring in terms of downfield mismatches, and now they'll nearly certainly plug in the quarterback they hand-picked to grow and flourish in their system with all of those stars around him. "He is a young player who has a full game experience (last week), so to see a lot, it was good for him".
Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans produced a comeback to upstage the Kansas City Chiefs and advance in the National Football League playoffs. Up one point, the Titans went for two again and once again did not succeed.
Reid's career head coaching record in the regular season is 183-120-1, a winning percentage of.604. This is it. This is what you get with Andy Reid.
But all of that is over, and as a stunned group of Chiefs dressed and packed and tried to explain themselves in the locker room following to the, you couldn't help but think about what comes next. That's because new General Manager John Dorsey had just landed in Kansas City as their GM and, as part of a flurry of moves, gave up the No. 34 pick that year and a conditional pick in 2014. When he's got a week to gameplan and faces no adversity on gameday, the Chiefs can be dominant. While watching the game, I was wondering the same thing myself. Kelce has been the catalyst for the Chiefs passing game all season, and without him the Chiefs offense sputtered in the second half. "I just assumed the worst". "These guys are hurting". There's a reason Jon Gruden is getting a 10-year contract from the Oakland Raiders. Ironically, it was against his former team that he built into a Super Bowl contender too.
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The Chiefs would be an incredibly attractive job. Smith's pass for Albert Wilson was incomplete and the Chiefs were doomed, never to get the ball back. This is a team prepped for a nice, 10-year run. One led to a Tennessee field goal and the other took away a 2-point conversion that would have given Kansas City a late lead. He has thrown just 33 interceptions, with a high of eight in 2016. It was the first time a player has thrown a TD pass to himself in the playoffs, and the first time in any game since the Vikings' Brad Johnson during the 1997 season.
Smith is coming off his best season as a pro after a ridiculous career resurgence that began when he was still with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kansas City has its own injury issues.
"This is all the work we've been putting in from Day 1", Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith said during a media session.
Smith is under contract next season, but the cash-strapped Chiefs are expected to trade or release the veteran quarterback and turn the franchise over to first-round pick Patrick Mahomes II.
But if they keep Reid? Mahomes cap number is significantly smaller in 2018, $3.733 million. You can go talk to them.