Chiefs’ Andy Reid says he held Tyrann Mathieu out against Browns

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Mathieu was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday but was ultimately inactive.

Despite Mathieu appearing to be capable of playing in the brief warmup, head coach Andy Reid decided to hold him out. Reid also held out Frank Clark, who seemed to be testing his hamstring before the game.

In the post-game press conference, Reid explained his thought process.

“I held [Mathieu] out — that was completely me doing that,” said Reid. “He wanted to play. Both these guys wanted to play, but I just thought it was the right thing to do. I don’t want to take any steps back, and the Badger’s been out for two weeks, and it was just best that we went this route.”

Without Mathieu and Clark, the Chiefs' defense struggled through the first half before finally finding a way to force a turnover in the third quarter. It surrendered a fourth-quarter touchdown before shutting the Browns down in their final three possessions.

“I think guys just stepped up,” noted quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “We were without Tyrann, we were without Frank, who are obviously great football players, but they’re great leaders on that defense. A lot of young guys had to step in and play — and guys like Chris (Jones) stepped up and made those huge sacks.”

In the third quarter, Jones’ second sack of the day set the stage for the key bobbled punt three plays later. Jones discussed having to step up without Mathieu and Clark after the game.

“It was a big challenge, especially having two of our leaders down,” he admitted. “Frank Clark, Tyrann Mathieu is the vocal leaders of this team, and having that presence, especially on the field in games like this — teams we’ll probably meet in the playoffs — is very important, so hopefully I’m able to have my guys back this week.”

Reid also noted that linebacker Anthony Hitchens “tweaked” his elbow, but he remained in the game.

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Elon Musk Hits Out At Ford For Mexico EV Production, Says Doesn't Serve 'American Taxpayers'

Kansas City Star 13 September, 2021 - 12:28am

What Happened: Musk’s bone of contention was related to a tweet from Whole Mars Blog that pointed out how new union-built electric vehicles may get a $4,500 tax incentive, a jump of 80%, if a new proposal is voted.

This is written by Ford/UAW lobbyists, as they make their electric car in Mexico. Not obvious how this serves American taxpayers. https://t.co/FUUXARHlby

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2021

Under a 10-year proposal by U.S. House Democratic lawmakers, union-made electric vehicles will get higher subsidies.

In contrast, Tesla workers are not represented by any unions and the Palo Alto, California-based company is known to pay its employees above-minimum-wage rate.

Musk shared a four-month-old Bloomberg News report, which said the Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford has built more electric Mustang Mach-Es at a plant in Mexico than the traditional internal combustion engine Mustangs that are built at a factory in Michigan.

The billionaire entrepreneur said the Bloomberg piece was written by a Ford and a United Auto Workers lobbyist as making those cars outside the U.S. does not serve American taxpayers. 

Ford, until May this year, had built a total of 27,816 electric Mustang Mach-Es compared to 26,089 copies of the traditional internal combustion engine Mustang.

The automaker has maintained that trend so far this year. Mustang Mach-Es outshone the traditional internal combustion production numbers at 45,826 vehicles built year-to-date, compared with the 42,070 Mustangs built so far this year, company data shows. 

See Also: 'Tesla Is A True US Company,' Veteran Auto Engineer Blasts Federal Regulator, Congress For Investigating Elon Musk's Company

Minutes later Musk agreed with a fan tweet saying Tesla is the “most American” car out there. 

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2021

The bill is set to be voted on Tuesday.

Price Action: Tesla shares closed 2.46% lower at $736.27 on Friday and those of Ford closed 0.63% lower at $12.68.

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