NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
CHIEFS HEAD COACH ANDY REID
Discussing Injuries: "(Austen) Lane has sore ribs. The x-rays were negative. DB (Neiko) Thorpe cramped. He was dehydrated. He came out."
On the Overall Play of the Team: "Alex (Smith) I thought, did a nice job. I thought that the first offense did a nice job. I thought that the first defense did a nice job for the series that they were in. After that, we had protection problems on the offensive side. We didn't have much of a passing game going. Defensively, we had a couple of series extended because of penalties that ended up being scores. The guys gave a good effort. I thought that special teams, I thought that they did well. It's something to work with and continue to build on."
On Special Teams Play: "They did a nice job. (WR) Rico (Richardson) had a nice one at the end there, too. Most of the blocking was pretty good, and they were able to find holes and take advantage of the holes."
On the First-Offensive Drive: "I think that we all draw them up that way, not that they all turn out that way. I thought that it was important. I know that they have a defense that they put a lot of emphasis on and getting them going. Rob (Ryan) has spent a lot of time working with it. I figured that they would be ready to go and give us a pretty big challenge there. And they did. It was good to get our ones versus their ones for 14 plays. It was good that we executed and that we didn't have any penalties, dropped balls, or fumbled snaps that you guys see in the preseason. We stayed away from those. We were able to extend the drive. All in all, I thought it was a good job."