Notebook: Andy Reid invokes ‘my responsibility’ for Chiefs’ 38-28 loss to Packers

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn’t one to talk a lot during press conferences even when he is in a good mood.

Now imagine what it’s like when Reid is in a bad mood.

Sept. 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI; Packers coach Mike McCarthy talks to Chiefs coach Andy Reid after the game won by the Packers, 38-28, at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Sept. 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI; Packers coach Mike McCarthy talks to Chiefs coach Andy Reid after the game won by the Packers, 38-28, at Lambeau Field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Reporters got a taste of that disposition following the Chiefs’ 38-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football.

A visibly upset Reid, as shown in a video on the Chiefs’ website, took center stage during his postgame media session and fielded the first question surrounding the loss.

“All in all, that is my responsibility on that game,” Reid told reporters. “The whole thing here, offensively and defensively, was my responsibility.”

Holding himself accountable, which Reid often does whenever things go bad with his team’s performance, became a theme in a press conference that lasted roughly two minutes.

The Chiefs were penalized seven times for 38 yards Monday night, including drawing the yellow flag twice for 12 men on the field.

Reid, of course, shouldered the blame.

“It was my fault,” Reid told reporters. “We are not disciplined enough. It is my responsibility to make sure they do things right.”

The head coach invoked the phrase “my responsibility” when asked about the players being responsible on the field and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers targeting cornerback Marcus Cooper early in the game.

Reid ultimately made his feelings show when asked about the first half, and used a statement heard from New England Patriots coach Bill Belicheck in 2014.

“We’re moving on to Cincinnati,” Reid said. “We’ll fix all that. I’ll make sure I look at the tape.”

The Chiefs (1-2) are on the road again in Week 4 to face the Bengals (3-0) in Cincinnati.

STREAK OVER

The Chiefs went through 18 regular-season games without a wide receiver touchdown in regular-season action.

The last time a Chiefs wide receiver caught a regular-season touchdown came in Week 17 of the 2013 season when Chase Daniel connected with Dexter McCluster on a 2-yard pass against the San Diego Chargers.

Finally, the dubious streak is over.

Quarterback Alex Smith ended the drought by connecting with Jeremy Maclin late in the third quarter on a 5-yard scoring pass.

“The one positive,” Smith told reporters after the game. “It is nice to get the ball in his hands and get him in the end zone. We won’t have to deal with the receiver talk anymore.”

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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