Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has gotten a bit of a reputation as a coach who struggles with clock management. That perception won’t be changing anytime soon after the Patriots beat the Chiefs 27-20 Saturday, thanks in part to some questionable playcalling by Reid at the end of the game.
Down by two touchdowns, the Chiefs got the ball with 6:29 left needing to score quickly to stay in the game. But thanks to an overraliance on runs and passes down the middle, along with a refusal by Reid to use any timeouts, the Chiefs took over five minutes to score, finally putting the ball in the end zone with just over a minute left in the game.
Naturally, Twitter had a field day lampooning Reid’s Dail-esque struggles with the perception of time.
Honestly, it was pretty brutal.
People were already giving Reid grief in the first half after the Chiefs were penalized for delay of game despite coming out of a timeout.
Someone on the Chiefs sideline must have been reading, because he stole the challenge flag out of Reid’s pocket.
The Chiefs put up a good fight, pulling within a touchdown with a minute left in the 4th quarter. But in the end, time was not on their side.
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