Andy Reid isn’t any stranger to Tremendous Bowl highs and lows in his almost three-decade tenure as a NFL coach. Coming into his twenty ninth NFL season (twenty second as a head coach), Reid has participated in 4 Tremendous Bowls, successful one and shedding one as a member of the Inexperienced Bay Packers teaching employees, and shedding one as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid lastly tasted Tremendous Bowl glory as a head coach with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs final season, serving to the franchise finish a 50-year championship drought. 

Reid has skilled the catastrophe of what shedding a Tremendous Bowl can do for a franchise as a head coach (see Terrell Owens and the 2005 Eagles), however successful it because the chief of a soccer group is unchartered territory. The Chiefs head coach is not involved about how the group will react to being world champions, nevertheless it is not for the explanations we would anticipate. As 2020 has taught us, this yr is one not like another. 

“This can be a bizarre one due to the pandemic,” Reid stated Monday. “No person acquired to exit. You at all times fear about guys celebrating and coaches celebrating and all this, effectively there wasn’t an entire lot of celebrating happening as a result of we had been confined to our properties. 

“The factor I can go off of now’s simply the best way the blokes have labored they usually’ve labored their tail off. I am happy with them for that. They got here again with an awesome angle. I believe everyone – most likely across the league that is true, however everyone is simply so glad to get again taking part in. There’s an awesome power.”

The Chiefs are actually motivated to repeat as champions, nevertheless it actually helped not being able to turned celebrities at each flip because of the pandemic shutting almost every thing down for a number of months. The “victory tour” led to early March.

All of the Chiefs had this offseason was the flexibility to work out and put together for the 2020 marketing campaign. Profitable 12 common season video games and eliminating a 10-point deficit in each postseason sport — the primary group to perform that feat in NFL history– wasn’t sufficient. 

“I believe it is a completely different strategy to the primary sport, so it’ll be just a bit bit completely different really feel however I do consider we acquired the leaders and the blokes out right here to make performs to provide that feeling of we’re nonetheless the identical group, we’re simply working more durable and making an attempt to do extra,” stated Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce. ” And what, lots of guys are going to go on the market with lots of emotion, it’ll be a enjoyable sport.

“I can already inform simply by how issues are gearing up right here within the workplace, however we’re simply going to must preserve our composure and simply play for one another and do our factor and I am fairly certain you may see the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs from final yr.” 

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