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Andy Reid: 'Dwayne Bowe is Phenomenal'

Posted Oct 18, 2013

The Chiefs head coach describes Bowe, the team's week of practice and more

OPENING STATEMENT: “Really, there no injuries to talk about. Kendrick Lewis was able to go today. Everybody practiced today and did a nice job. We look forward to the challenge of playing the Texans. We know they’re a good football team, very talented and well coached. We have to make sure that we continue to prepare these next few days here while we have the time to. The guys did a nice job with it, up to this point. They’ve prepared hard and put a lot of time into it. They understand exactly who we’re playing.”

Q: What do we know and understand about Case Keenum?

REID: “We know he had a good preseason. We also know that he was a heck of a player in college. He’s an active player and has a lot of arm and real phenomenal numbers in college. He’s a smart kid. You have to make sure that you play their system. Their system is what we prepared for. It’s a complex offensive system and our guys have tried to spend the time making sure that they understand that and have a good feel for it.”

Q: What was the knock on him coming out?

REID: “I kind of liked him. I thought he was a good player and I know (John Dorsey) liked him. It doesn’t surprise me at all that he’s having a chance to play. That was no surprise at all.”

Q: Did you get as much out of Kendrick Lewis today as you did last Friday?

REID: “Yeah, more.”

Q: Were Anthony Fasano and Brandon Flowers in full participation today?

REID: “Yeah, everybody worked today.”

Q: Are you happy with the number of times you guys throw the ball deep to Dwayne Bowe?

REID: “Teams know that he’s out there, so they have a tendency to roll their coverage and do that. We just let the offense roll, kind of like the Detroit Lions.”

Q: Has he been accepting of the number of reps he’s getting?

REID: “You know what, I’m telling you, I don’t know where his perception is, but this is a phenomenal guy. He’s all in. He’s all about the team. Wherever we put him, wherever he can help win games, that’s where he wants to be. He knows that teams respect him and cover him. He can do everything. He can play the deep game, you saw that Sunday. He can play the underneath game. It’s a matter of getting him singled up, where they’re not putting an extra guy to him.”

Q: You guys move him around quite a bit, is that to get him open or a part of the offense you’re running?

REID: “That’s probably the offense, yeah. Everybody moves; everybody goes everywhere.”

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