Andy Reid Criticizes Huge Offsides Call in AFC Championship



The Chiefs were a play away from beating the Patriots and going to the Super Bowl multiple times last night.

One play in particular was just a matter of inches when, with a minute left and the Patriots trailing by four, Tom Brady’s pass intended for Rob Gronkowski went off his hands and was intercepted, but Chiefs defensive end Dee Ford was called for offsides which negating the pick.

When speaking Monday afternoon, Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters officials should have alerted Ford he was offsides.

“Normally, you’re warned and the coaches are warned if somebody is doing that before they throw it in a game of that magnitude,” Reid said, via NFL Media’s James Palmer. “But they did. And he didn’t waste any time doing it. He didn’t wait until the interception to throw it. He had his hand on the flag right from the get go and he saw it from his angle and he thought it was the call.”

Seems pretty clear to most sane people: