Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid believes San Francisco 49ers are even higher than the crew they beat in Super Bowl LIV.
Chiefs ended their 50-year await Super Bowl success with a 31-20 victory over the 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in 2020 regardless of trailing by 10 factors going into the fourth quarter.
Reid’s crew have loved a spell of dominance since, with Sunday’s conflict with San Francisco in Las Vegas their fourth Super Bowl look within the final 5 seasons.
But the 65-year-old believes the addition of star working again Christian McCaffrey and quarterback Brock Purdy’s emergence has made Kyle Shanahan’s aspect even stronger.
“The 49ers have an offence that has a lot of talent, a lot of guys that can do a lot of things,” Reid advised a press convention.
“Actually, there are quite a few of the same guys (from 2020) and they played to a very high level then. I think they are even better now.
“McCaffrey would be new, he’s a pretty big ingredient, the quarter-back (Purdy) is new and he’s a heck of a football player. The rest of the surrounding cast is similar to what they had before.”
While Chiefs try to develop into the primary NFL crew to win back-to-back Super Bowls since New England Patriots in February 2005, it has not been a easy path to Sunday’s showpiece.
The Chiefs suffered 4 defeats in six in the direction of the top of the common season, however have discovered type within the play-offs and Reid credit their turnaround to a mix of enjoyable and focus.
He added: “Listen, we try to have fun within the intensity of the game. During the week there is a time to focus in, a time to mess around.
“They don’t have to come in where they feel they’re up tight in practice, some of that is we keep it relatively consistent so they know what they’re coming into every day.
“The times are the same, they know the drill, they know when they can focus and need to focus. And then they can also know when they can mess around, goof around with each other and let their personalities show.”
Reid additionally revealed NFL safety reps had spoken to the Chiefs crew round among the temptations they might face in the course of the build-up to Super Bowl LVIII in ‘Sin City’.
“The league does a great job of that of talking to our guys. We had the league security rep come in and talk to the guys right when we got here. Literally when we got here,” Reid stated.
“Part of the conversation was gambling. He made it very clear reinstating the rules and regulations. Temptations are here obviously in Las Vegas so that was addressed.”
This week, star Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones stated his aspect had been the “villains” within the eyes of many NFL followers.
And quarterback Patrick Mahomes is ok with that if it means he wins a 3rd Super Bowl ring.
“I just like winning,” stated the two-time Super Bowl MVP. “If you win a lot and it causes you to be a villain, I am OK with it. At the end of the day, I will enjoy playing the game and try to win as much as possible.”