KANSAS CITY, Mo — For the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday was the equivalent of the final day of school.
For the most part, this club received passing grades from "principal" Andy Reid, who says he's very happy with the way things progressed during minicamp.
For players and Reid, it's now time for a little "R and R."
"I'm gonna go the beach first - that's what I'm gonna do," head coach Andy Reid said. "That ocean breeze, the water and all that stuff is all good. I don't worry about the things I can't control I try to take care of business, work hard and understand there is a human element to everything, I go from there. "You do the best you can and you roll with it."
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is telling his teammates to make sure to recharge and get energized so that when the team gets back together next month in St. Joseph, everybody will be ready to go.
"A few of the leaders on the team kind of talked to the guys," Mahomes said. "We told them that we're not going backwards when we come back to camp. When we get to training camp, you want to make sure that you are adding on and getting better every single day. You don't want to lose all the stuff you've worked for in these OTAs and the minicamp.
"Go out and enjoy the break, get some time off because you are going to need it especially going through this long season, but make sure you're ready to go the first day and we don't have to build into it," Mahomes said.