Andy Reid trolled by watch company over clock management
One of the constant criticisms of Andy Reid throughout his otherwise successful head coaching career is his underwhelming acumen when it comes to the issue of clock management.
Reid’s inability to manage the clock with any efficiency during crunch time is being blamed for how the Kansas City Chiefs came up short in its divisional round showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend.
Trailing 27-13 in the fourth quarter with 6:29 remaining, the Chiefs burned over five minutes off the clock during an 80-yard touchdown drive. That’s not only inefficient, it’s historically inefficient. The Chiefs of course lost the game by a score of 27-20, partly because the team simply ran out of time to mount a complete comeback.
To add insult to injury, Casio is now trolling Reid for his clock management woes, offering him up a nifty timepiece in the hopes it will cure what ails him.
“We, at Casio, couldn’t help but notice how crucial time management is during the intense fourth quarter of a NFL playoff game,” a Casio rep told TMZ. “And with that said we would like to offer you our brand new G-SHOCK GA201RD-4A timepiece.
“We feel the stopwatch feature, countdown timer and digital watch face will be extremely beneficial for you and your staff during practices and games.
“We would love to assist the Chiefs anyway we can for the 2016 season and we hope you take us up on our offer.”
Interestingly, though, former Chiefs offensive coordinator and new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson took the blame for the time-wasting drive, partly justifying it by strangely indicating the Chiefs didn’t want to give the ball back to Tom Brady.
With that kind of logic, not even a fancy Casio watch would have helped Pederson last weekend.