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Chiefs’ Justin Reid Says He’d ‘Love’ to Do Kickoffs After NFL Rule Change

Jack Murray June 7, 2024 Perry Knotts/Getty Images Justin Reid may find a new role on special teams in 2024. Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub spoke about how the new NFL kickoff rules will impact his team’s strategy. Toub stressed that while kicker Harrison Butker is capable of making tackles, it’s not

Chiefs’ Justin Reid Says He’d ‘Love’ to Do Kickoffs After NFL Rule Change

Jack MurrayJune 7, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 11: Justin Reid #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after making a play during Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images)

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Justin Reid might discover a new position on particular groups in 2024.

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs particular groups coordinator Dave Toub spoke about how the brand new NFL kickoff guidelines will affect his staff’s technique. Toub confused that whereas kicker Harrison Butker is able to making tackles, it isn’t within the staff’s finest curiosity to have him making tackles commonly and that security Justin Reid might be used to kick the ball off.

Ari Meirov @MySportsUpdate

The #Chiefs have thought of not utilizing Harrison Butker for all kickoffs and as a substitute utilizing a participant like security Justin Reid.

Particular groups coordinator Dave Toub mentioned the brand new kickoff rule has kickers extra concerned in tackles, they usually don’t need that for Butker.

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“Justin can kick and he also can go down there and make tackles,” Toub mentioned. “He is an additional man they aren’t accounting for. They know that that man can go and make a deal with however Justin is a man they’ve to fret about.”

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When requested his tackle doubtlessly including kickoffs to his position, Reid was extraordinarily open to the problem.

Charles Goldman @goldmctNFL

#Chiefs S Justin Reid on doubtlessly doing kickoffs: “I would like to. Particular groups performs an important position within the sport. Within the Tremendous Bowl, particular groups was the distinction between us successful and dropping. It makes a humungous distinction. I am keen to do something to assist us win.”

“I would like to,” Reid mentioned, per Charles Goldman of A to Z Sports activities. “Particular groups performs an important position within the sport. Within the Tremendous Bowl, particular groups was the distinction between us successful and dropping. It makes a humungous distinction. I am keen to do something to assist us win.”

Reid notably substituted as a kicker throughout the 2022 season when Butker was injured and did an enough job, going 1-of-2 on further factors and kicked off for the staff a number of occasions all through the season.

The kickoff rule is about to vary for the 2024 NFL season and can take the format beforehand utilized by the XFL. This means that whereas the kicker will nonetheless kick from the 35-yard line, the blockers can be lined up on the receiving staff’s 40-yard line, 5 yards away from the receiving staff’s blockers.

This purpose of that is to forestall accidents, nevertheless it additionally implies that the kicker would be the final line of protection if the returner breaks by means of the road. Having an skilled security like Reid will certainly be a bonus for the Chiefs in that scenario.

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