Chiefs coach Andy Reid downplayed his icy postgame moment with Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio following the Chiefs’ 21-13 win on Thursday.
When asked if there was anything to the exchange — when Reid patted Del Rio on the back as Del Rio gave him a death glare, of sorts — Reid laughed heartily.
“Not at all, not at all,” Reid said with a laugh. “Jack and I are actually good friends, and I know people don’t like to hear that because it’s the Raiders, but not at all. There was nothing there, no.”
Del Rio, of course, referred to the Chiefs’ offense as “gimmicky” following the Chiefs’ 26-10 win over the Raiders in October. He also said, essentially, that quarterback Alex Smith wasn’t good throwing the ball.
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Reid was again after the game — in which Smith completed 17 of 26 passes for 264 yards, a touchdown and an interception — if he took offense to Del Rio referring to the offense as gimmicky.
“I don’t worry about all that,” a clearly amused Reid said. “I just worry about the score of the game, man. He can say ... anybody can say anything they want to say. I’m good as long as we’re taking care of business.”
Reid and Del Rio did shake hands after the game.
On Friday afternoon, Del Rio took to Twitter to say there were no hard feelings.
“Nothing personal between us,” Del Rio wrote. “Andy is a good man and good coach. They earned a hard fought victory last night. On to next... go Raiders”