Houston (CBS Houston) – Editor’s Note: Each week the Texans’ opponent will hold a conference call with the Houston media. Here are the notes from that call.
This week, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and linebacker Derrick Johnson were made available. Here’s what they had to say:
>>>Arrowhead stadium is one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. Last week they set a guinness book world record for loudest crowd.
“There are good fans here. They are loud. That bowl presents itself acoustically that way. They’re not afraid to utilize their vocal cords. It’s loud. It’s a loud place. They take a lot of pride in that.” Andy Reid said.
>>>The Chiefs won’t be preparing to face a specific quarterback this Sunday. Instead they are preparing to face Gary Kubiak’s scheme.
“In a situation like this, you prepare more probably for the scheme. A team that’s coming off a 400-yard-plus game and a scheme that’s worked in there by their offensive coaches. Kubs (Gary Kubiak) is a brilliant guy. That’s what you’re preparing for.” Andy Reid said.
“They still have the same scheme. Still have the same offensive coordinator. Each quarterback is a little different, but not much. I don’t think they would change much. ” Derrick Johnson said.
>>>Andy Reid has turned the Chiefs around with lightening speed. A big part of that transformation has been players willingness to buy into his system.
“Andy Reid brought a confidence level like no other. He’s a guy that’s had a lot of years as head coach and he came in here and brought his system, brought his staff in to play. He changed this regime around really fast. The main thing is we all believe in him and we all jumped the boat. We’re sailing right now.” Derrick Johnson said.
>>>The Chiefs plan on forcing whoever is playing quarterback for the Texans to throw the ball.
“You have to stop the run if you’re going to stop their offense at any point in time. You have to stop the run first.” Derrick Johnson said.
>>>The Chiefs defense is one of the best in the NFL at forcing turnovers, something that doesn’t bode well for the Texans.
“Everybody being on the same page, taking chances when you have the opportunity to and having a confidence in the next guy next to you, saying, ‘Hey, he’s going to cover my back.’ Understanding what the offense is going to give you. Our preparation during the week really helps us out a lot when we get to the game because the coaches have us ready to play.”
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