"Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus hosted his weekly Chiefs Kingdom Radio Showon Monday night with special guests Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and defensive lineman Chris Jones.
Here are a few highlights from the show:
CHARGING THROUGH THE WIN.
After beating the Chargers, the Chiefs are one of the only two undefeated teams remaining in the league. The Chiefs got an early lead Sunday, but then had to continue to fight to secure the win.
"That's how it rolls in the Natural Football League, normally. You get a lead and then you got to keep scoring, especially a Philip Rivers led team, so we could have done a little better in that category. I'm glad we took advantage of the opportunities in which our defense presented to the offense. We were able to turn the turnovers into points, which is very important, and we were able to do that early, which allowed us to finish on a positive note. The thing I was most proud of was our bigs and how they finished the game. They got in the fourth quarter and Justin Houston comes up with a big sack, pressure from the kid [Chris Jones] you have there now, 95, who had another good week and then the bigs on the offensive side pulling their game together. We struggle a little bit with pass protection at the end there, and we were able to not only pass protect, but also spring 27 [Kareem Hunt] for a long run there, and get him kind of out the back door on the play. Our bigs continue to stay strong in that fourth quarter, which is an important thing to have for continued winning." –Andy Reid
YOU GET A PICK. YOU GET A PICK. YOU GET A PICK.
Jones had the first pick of the season against the Eagles—and that triggered something. Cornerback Terrance Mitchell got not one, but two of the three picks off Rivers on Sunday.
"You're talking about one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League, and potential Hall of Famer down the road here, so to be able to get your hands on that many balls, I think is a big thing when you play against him and our guys did that. I thought for T. Mitch [Terrance Mitchell] it was big for him. Playing opposite of 22 [Marcus Peters], you're going to get a lot of opportunities and until you put the hammer down, they're going to try and take advantage of you. And he did that—he did put the hammer down. He got himself a couple picks and it'll even earn him a little more respect at that position there." –Andy Reid
WHAT FEEDS CHRIS JONES?
A look at some of the best photos of Chiefs fans from throughout the 2016 season
**The fans. Especially in Arrowhead Stadium. And he's excited to be back for Monday Night Football.
"There's just something about playing at Chiefs Kingdom that it's different from anywhere I've ever played. The fans, the support. There's the hot cocoa, the popcorn smelling, people yelling, beers cracking—it's everything. Just everything about the stadium. It's a family vibe. Everyone is there to enjoy the game. We're all focused on one goal, and that's to win. For an opposing team, I hate it for them. It's a loud place to play in and I love it." –Chris Jones
COMPETITIVE DEFENSIVE LINE.
**Some good ol' family competition. It keeps the line hungry and from never settling.
"It's huge. We got a lot of competition in the D-line room this year. We got the Hulk Allen Bailey, Bennie Logan, the Belizean Beast Nacho [Rakeem Nunez-Roches], a new face to the group Roy Miller and we got Jarvis Jenkins. Our position coach, Brit Reid, he keeps the competition going. We're all fighting to be better than we were yesterday. That's what gives us that competitive mind and spirit. We must go out and compete because we know our brother is competing for us, so it's there's a family vibe, but still competitive." –Chris Jones
THE MAKING OF CHRIS JONES.
**Jones is known for his infectious personality on and off the field, and Chiefs reporter BJ Kissel traveled to Houston, MS to learn on how that personality came to life.
"*I overcame a lot of obstacles in my life. It kind of transformed and created a welcoming human being within me from fighting all the hardships. My father went to prison when I was in like the fourth grade, going to work in order to give my sisters food after school when I was only 11-years-old…It's not about what you've been through or what you're going through, it's about how you overcome it." *–Chris Jones
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