Andy Reid Press Conference 10/17

Andy Reid speaks with the media after the Chiefs final practice before their week seven match up against the Chargers

OPENING STATEMENT:"Alright, as far as the injuries go, really, Donnie Avery is out, Eric Berry is out. He tried it the other day and he couldn't go and he's trying his heart out to get this thing, get it right. It's just not feeling right. We backed off. Then, Chris Owens, he's also out. Cyrus Gray practiced today. He did a nice job, should be ready to roll and everybody else I've talked about practiced. Congratulations to the Royals. What a great deal playing San Francisco. It should be a heck of a series and we're pulling for you, and I know things kick off on Tuesday and we're fired up.  We look forward to the challenge of, again, playing the San Diego Chargers. Our guys have had a good week of practice and preparation to go out there and play this game. We understand the whole AFC West, this is a part of it. We understand that rivalry part of it being with the AFC West. Again, like I said, the guys have prepared hard for this game. Time's yours."  

Q: Who is your nickel back for Chris Owens?

REID:"We've got a couple of guys we're going to use. I'm going to surprise you Randy (Covitz), doggonit."

Q: With Cyrus Gray, is he going to be used mainly for coverage blocking if he can't catch or run with the ball?

REID: "He can carry it in the opposite hand. He does have ability to use his fingers and they just cast it up from there with a soft cast. He can play when needed, yep."

Q: The Chargers seemed pretty committed giving the ball to Brandon Oliver against the Raiders. Do you expect the same?

REID: "Sure. That's what they do. That's part of the hole there. They also do a good job of throwing the ball. You've got to be ready for both. They're going to give their fair share of runs in there and that kid's doing a nice job for them."

Q: Do you anticipate Joe Mays being back next week?

REID: "We'll see. We'll see. He had pins removed from the arm there. We'll just see how he, how it all works out. He hasn't had a chance to lift that and get the arm back in shape. I think we've got to see just how he does right there, yeah."

Q: Is this the kind of year you've expected out of Brandon Flowers in San Diego?

REID: "I think he's done a good job, yeah. He's done a nice job. I'm happy for him."

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