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Chiefs coach Andy Reid compares guard Ricky Henry to ‘Larry the Cable Guy’
08/10/2014 2:38 PM
08/10/2014 6:51 PM
Third-year guard Ricky Henry seems to be making an impression on Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
“He’s a tough kid — I’m not telling you it’s all pretty,” Reid said of the ex-Husker. “He looks like Larry the Cable Guy, and he plays like Larry the Cable Guy. He’s kind of a dirtbag-type guy. He gets in there, he’s rough and tough and scrappy and all of that. That’s how he’s playing right now.”
Then Reid was then asked if Henry, who has seen his chances of making the team as a backup swing guard rise in recent weeks, is as funny as the standup comedian.
“I don’t think he’s as funny,” Reid said. “I haven’t heard him say a word. He just does his job.”
Henry, 27, spent last season on the disabled list because of a ruptured bicep but has been working with the first team at guard in several recent practices behind current starters Jeff Allen and Zach Fulton.
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