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Six Takeaways from Head Coach Andy Reid's Conference Call Monday

Reid addressed the local media to start the week of preparation for the Chicago Bears


*Injury Update: There was no injury update on linebacker Josh Mauga, who left the Bengals game early on Sunday with a thigh strain.*

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, after watching the film, addressed what he saw from the team offensively.

"We moved the ball," he said. "Once we got on the plus-side of the 50 there, we had too many mistakes, penalties, sacks—whatever it might be—uncompleted goals, but there were some things there with a young group that you can grow from and we've got to do that. I mean, we've got to do it, make sure we're improving. When you have opportunities to be on that side of the 50 and a few times in the red zone there, you have to score touchdowns."

Reid also shared his comments on the defense.

"Defensively, again, big plays," he said. "There were seven big plays for 240-plus yards. Again, you can't have that. Time of possession was probably in our favor, so even more so, you can't have the big plays there."

*Despite the 1-3 record, Reid said his confidence hasn't wavered in his Chiefs. *

"I like this team, we've just got to eliminate some of this stuff, and when we do, we can be a pretty good football team," he said. "I know we are going to do that because of their work ethic and the coaches' work ethic."

Reid thought offensive lineman Zach Fulton played well in his first start at right guard on Sunday.

"I thought Zach did some good things," he said. "I take into consideration that it was his first time going and playing a full game, so I keep that in mind. Can he continue to get better? Absolutely. Are there things he needs to keep working? Yeah. Overall, he did some good things."

Reid believes he has a good group in running backs Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Knile Davis.

"All three of them are different – that's kind of what I was saying yesterday," he said. "You try to exploit everybody's talents. We thought that fit, we thought some of the pass game stuff fit. I haven't lost confidence in Knile at all. That's where I was at for that game and what I felt."

Reid explained the move to play Ron Parker in a nickel cornerback role against the Bengals Sunday.

"I don't look at Parker as a safety, I look at him as a guy that can do both," he said. "That's why we moved him in there. That' a different position in there to play, and [Parker] did it against San Diego a year or two ago and he did a pretty good job against [Eddie] Royal and so he had a little more experience than those other guys playing in there. I think that's important – the responsibilities in there are – it's a little different than playing on the outside."

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