10 Quotes to Know Following Chiefs Win Over Ravens

Head coach Andy Reid on the trick play touchdown to OL Eric Fisher: 

“We put it in at training camp. We worked on it a little bit when you guys weren’t looking, so we were able to pull it out and use it here. ‘Fish’ is always bragging about how good his hands are, so he did a pretty good job, I have to give him credit. I was a little nervous when he had to jump, but he did a nice job.”

Head coach Andy Reid on the exotic play calling of the Chiefs offense against the Ravens and the importance of offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy: 

“He is my right-hand man. He is fully in charge and has a great feel for everything we do. Listen, he was one of my players, and I am proud as can be of him. Now that I have the chance to coach with him, you know I was dreading having to possibly lose him last year, but he is back. From my standpoint, kind of selfishly, but I know he’s not going to be here very long, but I am going to enjoy every minute I have a chance to spend with him.”

Head coach Andy Reid on the success of the Chiefs offensive line picking up the Ravens’ blitz: 

“They do a bunch of different things, so that’s the tricky part about this. I am proud of our offensive line, none of that happens without them, so I thought they did a nice job picking things up. The running backs, when asked, did a nice job, and we have good tight ends. All in all, I thought the guys executed. But it is tough, I’ll tell you, it’s hard to get a read on them, [Ravens defensive coordinator] ‘Wink’ [Don Martindale] does a nice job with them, so you have to give credit to Pat [Patrick Mahomes], for leading the charge, and he stepped up big and wanted the responsibility for leading the charge, and he did a great job.”

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the performance of the Chiefs defense: 

“That’s a dynamic offense. Our defense did a great job of accepting the challenge. Everyone was talking about how they were going to run it down our throat the entire game, and that did not happen. They might have given up some yards at the end of the game, but for the most part of that game, they stuffed in there, getting three-and-outs – getting the ball back in our hands. I think if we wouldn’t have put our defense in such a bad situation two times in the second half, they wouldn’t have even given up that many points.”

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the touchdown passes to Eric Fisher and Anthony Sherman: 

“The first one to ‘Sherm’ [Anthony Sherman], we had actually ran it my first year starting against the Patriots. They had accidentally covered it because the guy was just following the ball, so we’ve been holding on to that one waiting for the right opportunity. I thought Coach Reid did a great job of calling it there on that down and distance to get that touchdown. Coach Reid and Coach Eric Bieniemy. So, that one was good, and the other one was a play we worked on in training camp that we had drawn up, and I thought ‘Fish’ [Eric Fisher] did a great job of reporting it and making a heck of a catch because he was more open in practice. I threw it there high for him, and he made a great catch on it.”

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes on his strong performance during the month of September (10-0, 3,304 passing yards, 32 TDs and 0 INTs): 

“I think it just goes with the training camp that we run. We run a tough training camp. It prepares us to get off to a hot start. I think what we can learn from last year is we had the same start coming out of the Ravens’ game, then we dropped a couple games. We have a great opponent coming up in the New England Patriots, so we are going to keep moving on. Keep going and know that we have a great challenge in the week ahead.”

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes on trying new plays and responding well against the Ravens’ blitz: 

“First off, the plays that we ran – we just got in the right situations. Last week against the Chargers, we weren’t in the right situations to run some of the plays that we had. I thought ‘E.B.’ [Eric Bieniemy] and Coach Reid did a great job of dialing them up at the right time. At the same time, I feel like guys executed at a very high level on those plays. Against the blitz, same thing. First, going against our defense, when you’re going through training camp against Coach [Steve] Spagnuolo, you’re getting a heavy dosage of blitzes from everywhere. I thought guys accepted that challenge in training camp, and it paid off today. We might not have necessarily seen that exact blitz, but we had seen blitzes with fire zone-pressures and cover-zeroes. Guys sped up their routes, the O-line gave me enough time, because when they’re bringing extra people –  they’re getting big and really slowing up – giving me enough time to get the ball down the field and let these guys make some plays.”

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins on thought process going into Week 3 after a rough game against the Chargers in Week 2: 

“We practiced really hard. We practiced like we played this week. We just brought our energy and just continued to do little things well and, you know, got off to a great start. Pat was throwing the ball around, and [we] had a good night.”

Defensive end Frank Clark on if he was surprised the Chiefs were considered underdogs going into MNF vs. the Ravens: 

“Typical coming off a Super Bowl win the year [before]. You’ll get these teams that you come up against. It’s not going to be the first time; it’s not going to be the last time. I think it’s more important that we come into every week knowing that teams are going to be looked at us as the top dog, and knowing that we’re going to be doubted outside of that. Everybody always wants to see the top dog lose.”

Defensive end Frank Clark on keys to stopping Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson: 

“You’ve got to be patient. It’s a patient game. For a player that’s so fast and so explosive, he can make so many plays. He can make so many plays from the ball, running the ball. I can’t give away too many other secrets because we’ve got to play this man for the next few years down the road. I’m sure we’ll probably see them again this year. That’s a great team over there. I felt once we got on them, we [didn’t] let up.”