Mike Kafka opens up about what he learned from Chiefs HC Andy Reid

Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka is getting his shot with the NY Giants and Brian Daboll. Shortly after Daboll was named new head coach, he brought in Schoen as his offensive coordinator and fans have loved the move. Kafka worked closely with Patrick Mahomes and has helped him become one of the top signal-callers in the game.

Not only that, but Kafka of course spent quite a bit of time learning from Chiefs head man Andy Reid. Reid has had nothing but positive things to say about his former assistant and he’s confident Kafka will be able to flourish in his new role. As for Kafka himself, he told The Athletic that he was able to learn quite a bit from Reid and that will no question help out the G-Men moving forward.

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"“Also, one thing I learned from Coach Reid that he did a great job at was he always had enough explosives, enough stuff to take advantage of a defense and really make them think about it — whether it was a formation, a shift, a motion, a play design,” Kafka told The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen. “There was always something that the defense definitely hadn’t seen in their breakdown that you know really would force the defense to communicate.”"

Reid is without question one of the best offensive minds in the game. He’s helped the Chiefs become a total powerhouse, as the team figures to be in the Super Bowl conversation once again later this year. That’s always going to be the case when you have a guy like Mahomes as your starting quarterback.

Meanwhile for Kafka, he and the Giants look to be in a prime position to completely wipe away the bad memories from last year’s 4-13 finish. Kafka is entering Year 1 as the Giants OC, but there’s already plenty of excitement surrounding the development of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and others. People are expecting the Giants offense to really take a step forward.

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In order for that to happen, Kafka is going to have to make sure his unit plays to its abilities. Jones, Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Wan’Dale Robinson and more have what it takes to be explosive and put on a show for the folks at MetLife Stadium. Kafka is high on his guys and it’s easy to understand why.