A day after the loss to the Lions, a fed-up Andy Reid had some harsh words for his offense.
“The last two drives offensively were pathetic. They were pathetic from a coaching standpoint and they were pathetic from a players’ standpoint,” he said.
What drove Reid to this level of irritation? We took a look at the coaches tape to find out.
The key 20-yard completion from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown on 3rd-and-12 is probably seared into your brain by this point. But it’s important to revisit, given the way in which it came to pass.
As it turns out, the success of the play is tied directly to a sequence in the first quarter. This is an example of exceptional quarterback awareness, and a reminder of how important it is to keep opposing offenses guessing.
Andy Reid addressed all the buzz around the tight end position
“We’re keeping all our options open,” said Reid. “It has nothing to do with Clay [Harbor] or [Brent] Celek coming off [the injury], there were a couple tight ends out there that we liked and thought we’d take a look at, and that’s where that went. Asked if they have anybody else coming in, Reid responded, “No, we don’t.”