Kansas City Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid met with the media on Monday afternoon.
Here are five things that stood out.
1. On the Chiefs’ injured players:
REID: “As far as the injury part goes, [cornerback] Kendall Fuller did have surgery on his [thumb]. He’s doing well. This is a short-term thing. There is a good chance he has an opportunity to play in the game coming up here. [Wide receiver] Sammy [Watkins] is continuing to make progress in the right direction. I can’t tell you exactly what his status is, it’s a day-to-day deal. Same thing with [offensive lineman] Cam [Erving], but Cam is making good progress, so I’m feeling pretty good. I think that would probably cover the primary guys. [Safety] Eric Berry made it through the game well and we got him up to the halftime mark which we had set - we talked about that after the game. He came back and he feels good now, so that’s a plus.”
2. Do you expect Eric Berry’s playing time to increase?
REID: “We’ll see how that goes. He’ll continue to increase time and we’ll see how that disperses out there and what the plan will be for this coming week. The positive was that he came out feeling good. He was sore - he hadn’t played in a long time.”
3. What is the progress with offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif?
REID: “He’s not ready yet. We will just see as we go down the road here how he’s doing. He’s a little bit ahead of schedule, so we'll just see where that takes him from here until the end of the season or the playoffs. We will have to see how that goes, but right now, he’s not ready to go.”
4. Did you learn anything about running back Damien Williams that you didn’t know after having him play a little bit more?
REID: “I mentioned to you guys that I thought we would be OK there with him. I thought we would get a pretty good performance out of him and a good effort. It probably was even a step above that. He did a nice job. He did well carrying the ball, did well catching the ball and blocked well. I was happy with that performance there.”
5. With Seattle’s stadium being so loud, what kind of challenge is that?
REID: “You go back to the Pittsburgh game and the Rams’ game - those are loud stadiums and there’s a lot of energy there. We use the silent count. We are pretty good at using [that]. We should be OK with the noise. Everything seems to speed up just a tad when you are on the road and it’s loud, for whatever reason. You have to make sure you get in and out of the huddle and give yourself an opportunity to execute. That will be a focus this week.”