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NFL locals: Former boss calls Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid ‘a Hall of Fame coach now’ (+week 5 highlights)

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid returns to the sidelines after checking on an injured player during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.
Reed Hoffmann, Associated Press

Andy Reid is closing in on another career milestone, even if his first attempt at it didn’t go as planned. The former BYU lineman and Kansas City Chiefs coach is one win from his 200th regular-season NFL coaching victory.

While his Chiefs lost to Indianapolis 19-13 Sunday night — keeping Reid stuck at 199 career regular-season wins — the coach has had a long, successful career as an NFL coach. Reid is in his 21st season as a pro head coach, including his seventh with the Chiefs this year after 14 years at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles.

During that time, he has compiled a 211–139–1 overall record, including 12 postseason wins, and has guided teams to the playoffs 14 times. One thing has escaped Reid in his career: he’s never won a Super Bowl as a head coach. He was an assistant under another BYU coaching tie, Mike Holmgren, with Green Bay when the Packers won a Super Bowl title in the mid-1990s.

This year, Kansas City is off to a 4-1 start behind quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP.

The impending milestone has Reid in the spotlight recently, including a lengthy piece from ESPN describing many behind-the-scenes stories of the coach’s life. Former Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner also talked with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Paul Domowitch for a Q&A session over the weekend, and among the topics was whether Reid will be headed to Canton, Ohio, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame when his coaching career is done.

“For me, if I’m voting, he’s a Hall of Fame coach now,” Banner told Domowitch. In his time with Philadelphia, Reid led the Eagles to the NFC Championship game five times with one appearance in the title game, when Philadelphia lost to New England in Super Bowl XXXIX.

“You’ve been in the (selection) room to hear the discussions. I’m sure there are some voters that feel you have to win a Super Bowl to get into Canton,” Banner continued. “But by the time he’s done with his career, and given the number of years he’s going to be with Mahomes, I think the Super Bowl question will be irrelevant. I think he’ll have certainly at least one, and probably more than one, Super Bowl ring to help his case.”

Banner believes Reid’s coaching career won’t end anytime soon, especially with a young talent like Mahomes leading his offense.

“He sounds excited and energetic and not like a guy who’s been doing this for 20 years when you talk to him. And the prospect of coaching Mahomes for the next 10-15 years would keep anybody invigorated,” Banner told Domowitch.

Here’s a look at how each of the Utah ties on active NFL rosters performed during the fifth week of the 2019 NFL regular season:

SEAHAWKS 30, RAMS 29

Seattle

  • Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU: Started at left defensive end and had an assisted tackle while playing 46 defensive snaps.
  • Cody Barton, LB, Utah and Brighton High: Played 20 special teams snaps.
  • Marquise Blair, S, Utah: Not active for game.
  • John Ursua, WR, Cedar and Westlake High: Not active for game.
  • Bobby Wagner, MLB, Utah State: Started at middle linebacker and had five tackles, including three solo stops, and a quarterback hurry while playing all 72 defensive snaps for the Seahawks and six on special teams.

Los Angeles

  • JoJo Natson, WR/Ret., Utah State: Had two punt returns for 16 yards, including a 15-yarder, while playing 10 special teams snaps.
  • Eric Weddle, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had seven tackles, including four solo stops and a third-down assisted tackle short of a first down, while playing all 74 defensive snaps for the Rams.

PANTHERS 34, JAGUARS 27

Carolina

  • Tyler Larsen, OL, Utah State and Jordan High: Played seven special teams snaps.

Jacksonville

  • No locals on active roster

CARDINALS 26, BENGALS 23

Arizona

  • No locals on active roster

Cincinnati

  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State and Fremont High: Started at linebacker and had a game-high 13 tackles, including six solo stops and one third-down tackle short of a first down on a pass in the red zone, while playing 70 defensive snaps and eight on special teams.

TEXANS 53, FALCONS 32

Houston

  • No locals on roster

Atlanta

  • No locals on roster

SAINTS 31, BUCCANEERS 24

New Orleans

  • Taysom Hill, QB, BYU: Got the start at wide receiver and completed his only pass attempt for 18 yards on a touchdown drive and had two carries for 11 yards — both on TD drives — while playing 15 offensive snaps and five on special teams.
  • Marcus Williams, FS, Utah: Started at free safety and had an assisted tackle — he also had an interception wiped out by a delay-of-game penalty — while playing all 59 defensive snaps for the Saints and one each on special teams and offense.

Tampa Bay

  • Matt Gay, K, Utah and Orem High: Made a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter and hit all three of his extra-point attempts while playing five special teams snaps.

VIKINGS 28, GIANTS 10

Minnesota

  • No locals on roster

New York

  • No locals on roster

RAIDERS 24, BEARS 21

Oakland

  • Andre James, OT, Herriman High: Played four special teams snaps.
  • Dallin Leavitt, S, Utah State and BYU: Played 14 special teams snaps.

Chicago

  • Patrick Scales, LS, Utah State and Weber High: Played nine special teams snaps.

EAGLES 31, JETS 6

Philadelphia

  • No locals on active roster

New York

  • Luke Falk, QB, Logan High: Made his second career start and completed 15 of 26 passes for 120 yards and two interceptions while fumbling twice, losing one, and playing 55 offensive snaps.
  • Harvey Langi, LB, BYU, Utah and Bingham High: Played seven defensive snaps and 26 on special teams.

RAVENS 26, STEELERS 23

Baltimore

  • No locals on active roster

Pittsburgh

  • No locals on roster

BILLS 14, TITANS 7

Buffalo

  • Maurice Alexander, LB, Utah State: Had two tackles, including a solo stop and a special teams tackle, while playing seven defensive snaps and 19 on special teams.
  • Taron Johnson, CB, Weber State: Not active for game with a hamstring injury.
  • Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, Snow College and Bingham High: Started at defensive tackle and had two assisted tackles while playing 30 defensive snaps and five on special teams.

Tennessee

  • LeShaun Sims, CB, Southern Utah: Recovered a fumble when a teammate muffed a punt while playing 12 special teams snaps.

PATRIOTS 33, REDSKINS 7

New England

  • Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU: Started at linebacker and had a quarterback hurry and a pass deflection — both coming on third-down plays to force punts — while playing 44 defensive snaps.

Washington

  • Tony Bergstrom, C, Utah and Skyline High: Started at center and played all 59 offensive snaps for the Redskins and one on special teams.
  • Donald Penn, OT, Utah State: Started at left tackle and made a tackle after a Washington turnover while playing 50 offensive snaps.

BRONCOS 20, CHARGERS 13

Denver

  • Garett Bolles, OT, Utah, Snow College and Westlake High: Started at left tackle and made a tackle after a Denver turnover while playing all 61 offensive snaps for the Broncos and five on special teams.
  • Devontae Booker, RB, Utah: Played 10 special teams snaps.

Los Angeles

  • Michael Davis, CB, BYU: Started at cornerback and had a pass deflection while playing all 61 defensive snaps for the Chargers and five on special teams.
  • Sam Tevi, OT, Utah: Started at right tackle and played all 70 offensive snaps for the Chargers and four on special teams.

PACKERS 34, COWBOYS 24

Green Bay

  • Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State: Played 29 defensive snaps and 14 on special teams.
  • Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU: Not active for game while recovering from a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Dallas

  • Dalton Schultz, TE, Bingham High: Played three offensive snaps and seven on special teams.
  • Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, Timpview High: Played seven special teams snaps.

COLTS 19, CHIEFS 13

Kansas City

  • Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU: Had two tackles, including a solo stop and an assisted tackle one yard short of a first down on a third-down play, while playing 22 defensive snaps and 22 on special teams.
  • Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State: Not active for game.

Indianapolis

  • No locals on active roster

49ERS 31, BROWNS 3

San Francisco

  • Fred Warner, LB, BYU: Had a team-high six tackles, including five solo stops, and a pass deflection on a third-down play while playing all 49 defensive snaps for the 49ers and one on special teams.
  • Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah: Had four punts for 176 yards — a 44.0-yard average — including two punts inside the 20 and a long punt of 60 yards. He also served as the team’s kickoff specialist and holder while playing 19 special teams snaps.

Cleveland

  • Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Played 18 special teams snaps.

LOCAL TRANSACTIONS

  • Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU and Timpview High: The New York Jets waived Kaufusi on Friday. He had played in three games for the Jets, starting one, and made three tackles and a half-sack this season. He signed back to the team’s practice squad Monday.
  • Jordan Devey, OL, Snow College and American Fork High: The Oakland Raiders placed Devey on injured reserve Saturday with a torn pectoral. He had started all four games at right guard for Oakland this season before the injury.