Forest Gump’s momma always used to say that life was like a box of chocolates. Not to be outdone, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid believes that the Super Bowl is like a delicious piece of chocolate with the very best frosting on top.
Reid is one of the more quotable coaches in the NFL, and he’s hitting his stride and his Chiefs prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a long history of incredible food quotes
To say that Reid is a foodie would be an understatement. This is a guy who happily admitted he celebrated winning the Super Bowl by eating a cheeseburger and going to bed. In fact, he was planning that celebration in the postgame press conference.
“I’m gonna have a double cheeseburger tonight with extra cheese. I might enjoy it with my family and the team. That’s what I’m going to do,” he told the media in the afterglow of winning his first Super Bowl.
That’s one of his most memorable quotes, but it’s far from the only one.
“I attacked a couple [of] Chile Rellenos,” he said in 2019 when asked if he did anything fun over the offseason.
He also once compared having nine grandchildren to eating a flavorful meal.
“Those nine grandkids are awesome. They make you feel young, and at the same time, they make you feel old. It’s kind of like sweet and sour pork,” he said.
Reid’s love for mixing football and food is undeniable. Frankly, it’s impressive.
“I love how the team works together like I love a big piece of prime rib,” he said in late December of this season with the Chiefs in the midsts of an eight-game winning streak.
It’s an art form.
Reid compares the Chiefs’ hunt for another Super Bowl to cake
For a coach known for his brilliant food and football quotes, his latest analogy really takes the cake. (See what I did there?)
The Kansas City Star asked Reid if his playoff approach has changed at all now that he’s won a Super Bowl and has led the Chiefs to two straight. He was specifically asked if it made him hungrier for another one, and Reid was more than happy to take the bait.
“If you like chocolate cake and you eat a piece, and then you have one dangling in front of your face, you’re probably gonna wanna eat that one, too,” Reid said, as transcribed by Sports Illustrated. “Not much is gonna stop you. I mean, that’s how you feel about the Super Bowl. That is the chocolate cake with the ultimate frosting, and you’re gonna try to go get it if you can.”
The reporter teed the analogy up, and Reid knocked it out of the park. On the Mount Rushmore of Reid food quotes, this one is right up there with the sweet and sour pork.
The Chiefs have their biggest task of the season ahead of them
Reid and the Chiefs are about to run into their biggest roadblock yet on the road to a third straight Super Bowl appearance.
The Bills won, 47-17, and Allen made a statement. Despite having an up and down season, he looked like the best player in the league not named Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers against the Pats. Allen completed 21-of-25 passes for 308 yards and five touchdowns against a good New England defense.
He’ll be going up against a Chiefs defense that stepped up in the second half of the season but still finished 16th in yards given up per game (358.3).
With Patrick Mahomes on the Chiefs’ sideline, this could end up being one of the most explosive postseason games in recent memory. The two teams met up in Week 5 in a clash that saw the Bills get the upper hand, beating the Chiefs at Arrowhead, 38-20. It should be noted that the team Kansas City trotted out in Week 5 is much different than the one that just destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round, though.
Mentally, at least, it’s night and day.
Reid and the Chiefs are focused on getting that second piece of cake, and as Reid said, not much will be able to stop them.