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Five Takeaways from Head Coach Andy Reid's Press Conference Monday

Reid addressed the local media after the Chiefs win against the Pittsburgh Steelers



*Injury Update: There was no injury update on defensive lineman Mike DeVito (concussion), wide receiver Jeremy Malcin (concussion) or linebacker Ramik Wilson (knee/ankle).*

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said he was pleased with the way the team played against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 23-13 win.

"I'm proud of the guys," he said, "the way they handled themselves yesterday against a Steeler team that I think is a good football team. They're very well coached and powerful. They were minus their starting quarterback and [Landry Jones] had stepped in and done a nice job the week before against Arizona and it looks like he's got a bright career ahead of him."

Reid explained how impressed he was with Charcandrick West, who has quickly worked his way into a crucial starting role for the Chiefs.

"He worked his tail off last year," he said. "You could see his talent, we could see it during camp when he first got here, and then he's just learned some of the finer points of the National Football League. Again, a smaller school coming into the National Football League. He took advantage of an opportunity yesterday and did a nice job with it."

Reid described why offensive lineman Eric Fisher, who was moved back to left tackle Sunday, has continued to improve this season.

"I see him day-in and day-out," Reid said. "I think it's been his approach to the game, his growth. He's healthier this year than he had been in the past. He had come off a couple surgeries there. A smaller school to the National Football League – it takes a little bit of time, all those things combined. He's handled it right, he's one of the guys that had a good game yesterday, against a team that he didn't have a very good game against last year."

Reid expects there to be a good amount of Chiefs fans to support the team in London.

"I'm thinking that there are probably a few of them that are going to cross the pond and come with us," he said. "I look forward to seeing that. You do certain things for the game, and this is one of them. I would expect we'd have a few fans over there."

Reid explained his thought process of holding two practices in Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday before having one practice on Friday in London.

"I just let the guys practice here, sleep in their own beds, familiarity," he said. "We'll get ourselves over there and we've got it pretty well-mapped out. Got to present it to them during the OTAs, hit them again with it a little bit later a few weeks ago, and then we go over. It's not a vacation, that's not what this is. They can go do that another time. We're going over to play a good Lions football team. I want to make sure we have maximum preparation right here, and understand why we're going there."

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