As much as Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been criticized for his poor clock management during their playoff loss to the New England Patriots, Reid believes he did fine with managing the clock.
“I think clock management’s very important,” Reid said. “Every situation’s different. It’s a fluid situation on the spot and you’ve got to go off of feel. . . . This situation, I think, was handled right.”
Reid stressed how confident he is in his team despite his decision.
“I thought we handled it right,” Reid said. “You give us a minute on the clock and three timeouts, we feel like we can move the ball pretty good.”
“At that point it really didn’t matter to me. I wanted to make sure we were calling the best plays,” Reid said.
I understand why the Chiefs ran off so much of the clock because they felt like Tom Brady and the Patriots would have scored no matter what. But it also shows a lack of confidence in the Chiefs defense which has been one of the best in the NFL this season. It would have only taken one turnover to get the ball back and tie the game.