Chiefs offensive tackle Jah Reid may have sent a statement with his unneccessary roughness penalty on Denver outside linebacker Von Miller in the Chiefs’ 29-13 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but it looks like he will pay for it.
On Friday, the NFL fined Reid $8,681 for the hit, according to a league spokesman.
In the second quarter, Reid pancaked Miller on a passing play. With Miller lying on the ground, Reid then dove on top of him, drawing the flag. Reid was assessed a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty that ultimately thwarted a drive.
“You’ve got to go out there and play tough ― you’ve got to set an expectation for him for every play,” Reid said of Miller. “He’s a good player, he can get up quick, I was just trying to keep him down. I wasn’t trying to be a dirty player.”
Reid said he was trying to match the Broncos’ attitude. A league spokesman confirmed that Broncos safety T.J. Ward, who was ejected in the second half for punching Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin, was fined $10,000.
“They’re a very physical team, they try to be a bully out there,” Reid said. “Our goal was, there was no way we were going to get bullied. We were going to be a bully in this game.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he appreciated Jah Reid’s effort on the play. Although he didn’t want the penalty, he understood where it came from.
“He (already) did a great job (on the play), he didn’t need to do that,” Reid said. “But you get the idea … it was early in the game, that was the frame of mind the guys were in.”