[Topeka Capital-Journal] Don Blackmon knew immediately that one of his rookie linebackers wasn’t lined up right. What he didn’t seem to know was the identity of the misaligned player.
“Hey, Kansas,” the Chiefs new linebackers coach called out, “move two feet to your right.”
Nick Reid, the Kansas player in question, relished the opportunity to laugh about the incident after participating in his second workout Friday at the Chiefs’ rookies/new players mini-camp.
“I think he knows my name, but he’s taken a liking to calling me Kansas,” Reid said with a chuckle. “That’s all right. As long as he calls me something, as long as he’s still talking to me, everything will be fine.”
The Chiefs, for the record, know plenty about Reid, the Derby native who eventually developed into the Big 12′s Defensive Player of the Year for the Kansas Jayhawks last year.
“He’s a guy who just makes plays, who finds a way to get it done. You can’t measure that kind of ticker,” said Chuck Cook, Kansas City’s director of college scouting.