Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
Onward, it starts with the right attitude.
Life, progress, and football. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. You can better prepare for change by having the right attitude.
“It’s great to have that momentum and great to have a winning mentality,” said Chiefs LB Mike Catapano.
Having the right thinking cap on is important. Yep, the Chiefs are learning, Andy Reid is schooling his team on his mindset.
“I’d probably tell you this,” said Reid. “It’s taken the same type of attitude we had in Philadelphia. The guys have worked hard, and the guys back then worked hard, too, at the Eagles. I would tell you that’s a similarity.”
Back then? Back when Reid first took over in Philly. It took just two seasons before Reid and the Eagles started winning… winning big.
Between 2000 – 2004 the Eagles went 59 – 21, went to the playoffs 5 straight seasons. Four visits to the NFC championship game and one trip to the Super Bowl in 2004. Lost to the New England Patriots by a FG, 24 – 21. Between 2000 – 2010 the Eagles made the playoffs 9 times.
Back then… Reid was very good. Just coaching again many think Reid can return to that sort of success. Chief fans definitely hope so.
“He is happier now. It is obvious. The pressure of Philadelphia is off his shoulders. The expectations. The demands. The politics. It is all gone,” said Ashley Fox of ESPN.com. “His new players are connecting with him in a way maybe his last few Philadelphia Eagles teams could not. Reid is more involved. That is a conscious decision. He is back scheming with his assistants, back installing his offense the way he did when he became a head coach in 1999. He’s no longer in charge of personnel. He has gone back to his roots, to what he loves, to what made him successful.”
Reid has convictions, beliefs, and high expectations… he’s won a lot, he knows double digit winning seasons… and often. Reid’s approach, well… players usually embrace it.
“If you look at the track record, Andy Reid had a great track record,” said Brandon Flowers to 610 Sports Radio after the Chiefs final preseason game. “He’s a coach with a lot of wins and that’s what we’re trying to get. We just all bought in man and he hasn’t let us down yet. We’re all just doing what he’s telling us to do and doing what it takes.”
“We’ve believed in Andy Reid since day one.”
In the words of Si… Duck Dynasty, “Hey Jack”, these Chiefs believe!
“It feels like we’ve got the ball running,” said Alex Smith. “We’ve got that wheel turning. It’s just a matter of keep running, keep going.”
All that’s left now for Kansas City… play. Choose to change the attitude, culture, and past.
Attitude is a choice. Too many let circumstances win out. You need to be dedicated to getting and maintaining a good attitude.
That’s what teacher Reid has been coaching his new players.
So… let’s getter done!
Good day, Chiefs fans!