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What are the Chiefs Saying About the Bolts?


On Chargers defense…

"They've got two great players on both edges and they move those guys around a lot. (Joey) Bosa and (Melvin) Ingram both enjoy getting to move around and be everywhere on the defensive line and complement each other. That's not it for their defense though. They have guys everywhere, guys that have been in that defense and really know how to run it, so I'm excited for the challenge and getting to play them again." – QB Patrick Mahomes

On Joey Bosa…

"Well you get he and 54 (Melvin Ingram) in there and those two are rolling, so they have a nice little combination package they play off of each other with, but he's a good solid player. He's got a great feel for the game and I know from (Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley's) standpoint, he's glad to have him back in there and going. (He) plays that strong end position, so helps solidify some things for them on that side." – Head Coach Andy Reid

"Bosa's a heck of a player. The kid has done a heck of a job since he's been in the league. He does a damn good job at defending the run. He's very slippery in the pass game. He's a heck of a player. We give him all the respect, but we understand the challenge that lies ahead. We've just got to make sure that we keep him from making the amount of plays that he's known to make." – Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy

On Derwin James…

"He's physical, number one, and he can play up on the ball. He can play deep, he can cover tight ends, he can cover running backs, he can do all that stuff. They have him playing down in there in a physical position right now and he's flying around and making a ton of plays." – Head Coach Andy Reid

"Derwin's a heck of a player. He's doing a heck of a job. There (are) certain kids that when you watch them on tape, it's like, 'Ooh, you know what, certain people play the game the right way.' You just get excited. You can't help but be a fan and just watch how certain people play. The kid's a remarkable football player." – Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy

On Chargers offense…

"They're still a really good football team. They don't need to change much, I'll tell ya. They're explosive on offense. 13's (Keenan Allen) got a bunch of catches and that quarterback (Philip Rivers), he might be old, but that son of a gun is aging well. It's unbelievable." – Head Coach Andy Reid

On Keenan Allen…

"Keenan is a really good football player. One of the things you appreciate about him is he's really competitive. He'll go any place for the football – over the ball, low, high, whatever. (He) has become a really good technician at his job. I mean, he's a really good route runner. He knows how to get open now. He's just a really good football player. I think he has 30 percent of their targets, which is a really significant number. But just a really good football player. He's going to challenge you all the time. As a coach, you appreciate watching guys and you appreciate him because he's tough. He's aggressive. Not just physically tough, but mentally tough and does a great job of execution." – Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton

On Philip Rivers…

"I think he's probably playing right now as well as he's ever played. I think he's a dynamic guy. I've said this about him a lot, for whatever reason, he doesn't get mentioned with some of these other quarterbacks and his numbers and his importance to his team is, to me, second to none. One of the things you respect about the guy, I've seen him when they've had a lot of injuries and he doesn't blink. He doesn't change his expectations for himself or for the other players. He's a tough customer. Any time we get the ball from him, we feel fortunate. He's a daring quarterback, too. He's not shying away. He's got a lot of confidence in his ability and so he's going to stick the ball in some tight windows and sometimes if you're fortunate on defense, you can get them. That's also one of his great strengths. He gets them in there and you go, 'Geez, how'd you get it in there?' He gets them in there. … He forgets nothing. He remembers every pressure you've ever run on him. He's an amazing dude." – Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton

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