Kansas city Chiefs coach Andy Reid and wife are expecting their child, who is due in early 2024.
The couple, who also have a 2 daughters,Tammy is preparing for a baby boy. Of course, pregnancy is not easy, and Mrs. Reid express her current mood about the ordeal.
Although she expressed some humor about the struggles of pregnancy.
Why Chiefs coach Andy Reid runs NFL’s hardest training camp: ‘He’s not going to change his ways’
In the NFL, gone are the days of grueling two-a-day practices, when players spent just as much time outside in the heat as they did in meetings and film sessions. This year, 25 teams opted to forgo a traditional training camp, choosing to stay home — at practice facilities, home stadiums or sites within 10 miles of headquarters.
The Kansas City Chiefs are an exception, one of just five teams that conducted camp on a college campus. Everyone in the Chiefs organization — players, coaches and executives — knows that as long as Andy Reid is their coach, the team will always start camp at Missouri Western State, or at least some college.
“I love being up here,” Reid said last month. “I look forward to it.”
Players agree that Reid, a future Hall of Famer at age 65, runs the league’s most difficult camp. Since 2013, when he joined Kansas City after 13 years in Philadelphia, veteran Chiefs players have tried their best to warn rookies and other newcomers about Camp Reid’s rigorous, old-school style.
“How hard could it be?” new left tackle Donovan Smith asked through a smile in June.
Nine weeks later, Smith was still smiling, but he acknowledged his teammates were right: “It’s definitely an adjustment here. We definitely work our tails off.”
Without fail every year, many of those new players, drenched in sweat and near extreme exhaustion, ask a version of the same question: Why does Reid make camp this hard? The answers come through experience.
Matt Nagy, offensive coordinator (seventh camp tour): I’ve heard the war stories of that 1999 camp, Coach’s first year in Philadelphia, from guys like (Eric Bieniemy), Doug Pederson and Brad Childress. I’ve heard there’s never been a camp in the history of the NFL that’s been as hard as that camp. I think Coach kind of liked that.
Khalen Saunders, former defensive tackle (four tours): The first thing that comes to mind is precision and no wasted reps.
Nagy: When (Bienemy) talks about how hard something is, you know it’s hard.
Donovan Smith (first tour): A lot of plays. We run a lot of plays.
Saunders: You’re getting, like, 200 plays a day — and that’s two games worth.
Blaine Gabbert, quarterback (first tour): It’s an old-school method. It’s refreshing. It’s simple.
Richie James, receiver (first tour): As a receiver, it’s brutal, for sure. You run a lot.
Connor Embree, receivers coach (fifth tour): There’s no easy days. It’s not like other places around the league, where you might be a 10-year vet and get a day off here and there. If you’re healthy, you’re going — and we’re going hard and long.
Drue Tranquill, linebacker (first tour): It’s a lot tougher than the previous four camps I’ve been a part of, for sure. He maximizes every minute of on-field time. The CBA says we get four hours (each day), we’re going to be on the field for exactly four hours.
Mitchell Schwartz, former right tackle (four tours): He has the reps just generally set up a bit different. The first week or two of camp, most coaches have reps more evenly spaced out. He just starts right away — the ones are getting eight reps, the twos are getting four or five reps and the threes are getting two reps. That catches people’s eyes.
Justin Reid, safety (second tour): I came in prepared this year. Last year, that first week or two, was just very fast. It’s mentally challenging. The practices are way faster than any of the games ever are.
Tranquill: He grinds you. Sometimes you just feel like a turtle walking off the field.
Nagy: Last year, (former receiver) JuJu (Smith-Schuster) was laying on the turf in the indoor field and tweeted out, “That’s the hardest practice I’ve ever had.” I was like, “Dude, that’s, like, nothing compared to what you’re about to walk into.”
Dave Toub, special teams coordinator (13th tour): He’s not going to change his ways. You can’t knock it, his success.
Mike DeVito, former defensive end (three tours): He’s accounted for everything. In 2013, when I got there, I knew right away we were going to win. I could see how systematic he was. Everything had a purpose.
Mark Donovan, team president (16th tour): The process brings him joy.
Tranquill: That picture of the Super Bowl ring is at the start of every single slide of every presentation.
Donovan: With the uniform stuff, you tuck your jersey, there’s no initials, no triple names. You go to just about any other team, it’s like, “If the guy wants something on his jersey, just give it to them to keep them happy.” That’s not how we do things.
DeVito: One of his rules is you cannot put your helmet on the ground. You have to keep your helmet in your hand. I was like, “That just seems so arbitrary.” Then, you found out there was a time in Philly when one of his starting receivers ran a route, went out of bounds and tripped over a helmet and missed games because of it.
Donovan: The first year, before the players came in, he walked around the field. He goes, “Can you come down?” I come down. He goes, “Can you look at our goal post?” I look out. He goes, “Can you imagine a player coming in here and seeing the chipped paint on that goal post? How does that reflect on our team, our organization?” I’m like, “Got it, let’s go paint the goal posts.” He wants the players to know they’re in a first-class organization.
Patrick Mahomes, quarterback (sixth tour): You’ll never know when Coach Reid throws those curveballs. My first year we went into the install (period). I knew the plays, but I got up there, and Coach Reid told Nagy, “Call the play but don’t tell him the formation.” He wanted me to be able to rattle off the formation. It just shocked me. I knew them, but my mind just went completely blank. Ever since then, I’ve always known the formations.
Travis Kelce, tight end (10th tour): It’s not an easy thing to get a bunch of grown men to stay disciplined. The welcome-to-the-league moment with Coach Reid was just that eyebrow he gives you, man. You’re like, “All right, I better pick it up.”