HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON)- Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid sees a difference in the 2016 edition of the Houston Texans from the one his club beat on two separate occasions at NRG Stadium last season.
The Chiefs embarrassed the Texans on their home field during the AFC Wild Card round with a 30-0 victory which was the catalyst for a new complete overhaul of the offense which now includes Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller and several new options and wide receiver.
Reid sees few similarities from the team his club defeated earlier in the calendar year.
“I think they’re healthier, they’re flying around making plays, their offense is different,” Reid said. “They play fast on both sides of the ball.” “Their strengths are phenomenal.”
Reid praised the Texans new weapons including Will Fuller who he referred to as a “speed demon”. Fuller had a solid debut tallying 107 yards on five catches with a touchdown.
The veteran coach also praised Texans head coach Bill O’Brien.
“He’s a good coach and I know Bill (Belichick) really liked him and respected him,” Reid said. “He’s a talented coach.”
The respect amongst the coaches was mutual as O’Brien expressed his praise for Reid in his Wednesday press conference.
“I have a lot of respect for him,” O’Brien said. When you watch the way that they coach their team and the way that their team plays, (the Chiefs are) a really good football team.”
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