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Five Takeaways from Head Coach Andy Reid's Conference Call Friday

Reid joined the local media on a call following the Chiefs 31-24 loss on Thursday night

OL Donald Stephenson has what has been described as a "basketball sprain," or a rolled ankle.


Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid first made a point to thank the fans for their support on Thursday night before addressing what happened on the field.

"Our fans were unbelievable yesterday and we appreciate the support that they gave us," he said. "There's some things that obviously we need to get better on the football field, but I think we've got a good football team. We just have to take care of the turnovers and the penalties. Those are two things we can control and take care of, it's not like you've got to go out there and bring somebody in or that type of thing, to do that. That's something that you can control."

Reid was impressed with the play of rookie cornerback Marcus Peters, who earned his second interception of the year Thursday night.

"He's a competitive kid," he said. "I mentioned this before—you have to have a short memory when you're out on the edge there. You also have to have talent, that helps – and he's got both. He's able to learn from his mistakes and then come right back at it and challenge you again. He did that, even with that last third-and-9 play that Thomas caught. it was contested and he was right there on top of it and the kid made a good play on him. He wasn't shying away against one of the better receivers in the league."

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Reid explained that regardless of how last night worked out, he will go back, as he usually does, to review the tape.

"You know how I roll. I'm going to go back, I'm going to look at everything, I'm going to analyze everything," he said. "I'm going to try to find an answer for the ones that don't work – whether it's me, whether it's some other area – I'm going to try to fix it. Inevitably, I'm the one calling the play. So when they don't work, I take a personal responsibility for that. And I do that in wins and losses, that's not something that I just save for the losses, I go back over and over. I can't even give you a number on it, you can take every incompletion, I'm going to go try to figure out why that ball was incomplete. If it's a run, why it didn't work. Did I put the guys in the right position to make that thing happen."

Reid expressed no regret in handing running back Jamaal Charles the ball in the fourth quarter.


"When you have the best running back in the National Football League, I just want to give him opportunities and he's made so many great plays and he will continue to make great plays," he said. "Sometimes things don't work, but listen, that kid is all heart and try-hard. It was a situation where, as I mentioned last night, my thinking on it was you pop one, if you have a shot for a field goal and win the game. That's one thing I'm always going to try to do, I'm going to try to win the game for you there."

Reid provided an update on the status of OL Eric Fisher.

"We'll just see how he feels, that's the primary thing," he said. "As long as he can, the more stable the ankle is and the more he can push off it, there's a chance of [him playing]."

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