Andy Reid is known for being aggressive. Reid is known for going at it on 4th down, most notably in a play against the Bills with Chad Henne, sealing the game for Kansas City.
Reid’s aggressiveness finally cost them. Bucs were gonna run out the half and KC was getting the ball after halftime. There was no need for that timeout on 3rd and 2.
— Jason Murray (@JasonMurray117) February 8, 2021
Andy Reid Being Too Aggressive?
To recap, the Bucs had the ball with less than 2 minutes on the game clock. A series of penalties cost the Chiefs, taking the Buccaneers all the way to the 20-yard line. There was 13 seconds on the clock at this time, and Brady looked to stay on the field.
He threw it out, 10 seconds left, 3rd and 2. The Bucs looked to run out half, and maybe get 3 on the board through a field goal.
But, after a timeout by Andy Reid, Tampa Bay had enough time to throw the ball to the end zone – resulting in a pass interference penalty that then converted to a touchdown later on.
The Chiefs now enter the third quarter, down 15 points. Has Andy Reid’s aggressiveness cost them?
I don’t think so. The Chiefs are known for their comebacks in the postseason; down 24 points against the Texans, down 10 points against the Titans, down 10 points against the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, and down 9 in this year’s divisional playoffs.
This is still only a 2-score game, nothing that Reid and Mahomes haven’t faced before. Reid should continue his aggressiveness, and Mahomes should continue to make big plays.
It must be noted that the Chiefs failed to convert two big-time plays with blunders from both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. The Bucs gained a tremendous amount of yardage through avoidable penalties (upwards of 80 yards!).
The Chiefs need to enter the third quarter without a defeatist attitude, making big-time plays in big-time moments, and doing what they do best – winning.