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What They're Saying: Kansas City Chiefs


Kansas City Chiefs coaches and players discuss their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

On the Patriots...

"I think they know us, and we know them. You get in and you battle. We've played them quite a few times here over the last few years. It just comes down to execution on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Playing good, solid football."
- Chiefs head coach Andy Reid

"You're getting ready for the best. I mean, these are world champions, so you get ready for the best. They've done this and they've done it over and over, and so I don't worry about the moment of that. I worry about getting ready for good football players and a good football team, and that's what we're doing."
- Chiefs head coach Andy Reid

On facing the Patriots defense...

"They're not going to give us a lot of opportunities, they're a very good defense and very sound with what they do. It's about taking what's there and when you get the big shot or the big play, you hit that and score touchdowns when you do."
- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

"It's a team that they're going to have stuff that we didn't necessarily prepare for because they're going to do stuff they haven't done in maybe two or three years. So, we've watched the tape and looked at everything they can possibly do but whenever we get these unscouted looks, it's about me finding the best way to get us into the best play and not take these negative plays while keeping the offense moving."
- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

On going up against Bill Belichick...

"We're in it because of the competition. I think that we wouldn't have picked the jobs we did, and so you love the opportunity to go against the best. That's what you – you cherish that. So, that's why I think the players are in it, that's why I think the coaches are in it. And, Bill's the best. I look forward to that."
- Chiefs head coach Andy Reid

On Tom Brady...

"Whenever you play a guy like this who's won all these championships, you want to go out there and give your best effort obviously and you want to find a way to win. At the same time, it's a team game and we're going to try to go out there and do everything we can to get the win."
- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

"Once you're the GOAT and you have that GOAT status, at any moment you can turn it on. Brady can hit that switch anytime he's ready."
- Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland

On Stephon Gilmore...

"The understanding he has of the defense is the biggest thing for me. He really understands what the offenses are trying to do, and he tries to take that away and he understands not only what's going on with his guy but the pass rusher and the other guys around him. I think that's the biggest thing having such great seasons this year and last year. He's obviously physically gifted and able to play man coverage or zone coverage or whatever it is. He understands the whole concept of the defense and what the offense is trying to do to exploit it."
- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

"I feel like I've gone against that guy more than any corner in the National Football League. When he was in Buffalo, we seemed to play him it seemed like every year, and then he goes here and we play the Patriots quite a little bit. He's a heck of a player. I've watched him mature over the years and he sure does a nice job."
- Chiefs head coach Andy Reid

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