Andy Reid was one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, but even the Kansas City Chiefs head coach has a flaw in his game that was highlighted during his 25 years at the ‘gap. Fortunately for the Chiefs, they ultimately got the job done en route to a 25-22 Super Bowl LVIII victory over the 49ers.
Here’s what happened: Travis Kelce caught a 9-yard pass on second-and-10 at the Chiefs’ 2-yard line, but Kelce appeared to have a bad spot at the end of the catch – leading to a third-down and- 1 of 10. Reid called a timeout to set up a third-and-1 play, but did not contest the point.
Basically, Reid just decided to call a timeout. No challenge attempt, then Pacheco was stopped for no gain on third and first.
The Chiefs punted, but the possession could have been longer if Reid had tried to contest the point. It’s certainly not Reid’s finest moment, as the Chiefs have just two field goals in eight Super Bowl possessions.
Kansas City is also 0 for 2 in the red zone, with a turnover and a short field goal. Points are hard to come by and Reid burned a timeout early in the third quarter of a one-score game.
Luckily for them, it didn’t come back to haunt Kansas City.