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Kansas City Chiefs Conference Calls

Audio and transcripts from head coach Andy Reid and S Eric Berry's conference calls with local media

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid
Conference Call with New Orleans Media
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What do you need to see out of Justin Houston this week for him to play?

"I think the odds are against him (Houston) playing this week. That's not what I'm looking at, it's just a matter of him getting back and kind of getting back in the swing of things. I think that would be premature."

With the trade of Knile Davis, how much does that signal a full workload for Jamaal Charles?

"Yeah, so I mean we rotate the running backs and we'll probably keep doing that, but I think you're reading that right. He's (Charles) is feeling better and he had a pretty good workload last week and held up good."

When you look at the Saints offense, especially Brandin Cooks, what are some of the challenges you see with him, Willie Snead, Michael Thomas and Coby Fleener and even Josh Hill?

"All those guys you named are good football players and the guy pulling the trigger he's (Brees) bigtime. He knows how to utilize all of those guys. I followed most of those receivers in college and they're kind of doing the same thing they did in college. They are really good football players and so like I said Drew (Brees) knows how to get them the ball."

What is the biggest difference you see in Drew Brees in 2016 compared to the past in 2012 the last time you've seen him?

"He hasn't changed, he's been great the whole time. There is not a whole lot of a difference. I think when it's all said and done I think the combination of Sean (Payton) and Drew (Brees) will go down as one of the great head coaching/quarterback combinations that have been. They have been together a long time. They know what each other's thinking. They are both very talented and you see the production."

You are 1-3 vs the Saints since 2006, how do you explain that?

"They were pretty good I guess. We've had some knockdown drag-outs with them. They're well-coached and they are a good football team and that part hasn't changed."

How often do you use these league issued tablets?

"No, I don't use them very much, but I know my guys like it. They use it more than what I do.

Is that because some say they don't work as reliably outdoors and you are primarily in outdoor stadiums playing at Arrowhead and in the AFC West?

I go back there and take a peek at it, but I'm normally pretty good without it. I'm okay, I got it, I normally can see what I need to see and go."

What is the key to Marcus Peters getting his hands on so many interceptions?

"I think with all good corners they're instinctive. Are they going to take some chances? Will he take some chances, yes he will do that, but he studies, he loves to play and that normally is (a good combination). He's got good instincts and good physical skills. I that think all those make up a pretty good corner."

Are we expecting a hungry pig left play call this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium?

"I don't think so, you get away with that only once? Right.

Who came up with the Hungry Pig play call? It sounds like something you came up with.

"I'll probably take credit for that one. Those other guys had a great gameplan, but I'll claim the hungry pig. That was for all the chubby guys out there."

Kansas City Chiefs Safety Eric Berry
Conference Call with New Orleans
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What are some of the challenges you see in this Saints offense?

"Not only are they fast, but all of them touch the rock, so you have to be aware that anybody could get the ball at any given time and just be aware that everyone's a threat."

What is the biggest takeaway you have from the Steelers game they were able to take advantage of receivers down the field. What from that can you apply to this game?


What have you seen out of Dee Ford so far?

"He just keeps going, he's always hungry for improvement. I think that's one of the best things that he has about him. He'll come and have a great game and make a lot of plays, but he's still focused on getting better and trying to help the team."

Do you feel like he's taken a step forward?

"Yeah, I think so like I said he's hungry for improvement and that's what he works towards every day. It's not just making plays, but making plays on a consistent basis."

What do you do to make sure emotions don't get the best of Marcus Peters during the game?

"We just have our talks. As much as I can, I just tell him about my experiences and stuff that I have been through and hopefully go off of that. At the end of the day he is grown and he has seen a lot of things. In no way am I going to try to change who he is because that's who he is and I respect who he is. That is just how he plays and sometimes you just have to deal with it. He is not disrespectful or doing anything to anyone. As long as he keeps balling and doing what he does there is no problem. I love the way he plays. I love his passion. In no way I'll tell anybody to keep him from doing that."

What is the key to him seeming to having an interception every week?

"Just being on the same page, film study and communication. Those are the main things and also playing fast."

How much do you sense that Brandin Cooks is expecting the rivalry to be back going back to them playing against each other in the PAC-12?

"I'm not really sure about that. I just know every time he's on the field; he brings his A-Game. I'm not really sure about the rivalry or whatever they had in the past but I just know he is going to preparing like he usually does and that's 100% every day. I'm pretty sure he's looking forward to it because he's always looking forward to a challenge. At the end of the day, he just wants to get out there and help his team."

When should a defensive back look for the ball?

"Just trusting instincts and practice."

Do you expect a hungry Volunteer left on Sunday after the Dontari Poe play running right last Sunday?

"I don't know man. You will have to ask coach about that."

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