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Doug Pederson's Super Bowl victory is a win for Chiefs' Andy Reid, too

Terez A. Paylor, The Kansas City Star on

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"The way that they try to attack you from a lot of different angles, a lot of different personnel groupings," Dawkins said. "They both are aggressive."

Dawkins also pointed to some differences between the two, at least as it related to Reid's tenure in Philadelphia.

"He's in favor of the run more than Andy," Dawkins said of Pederson. "There would be times where Andy would just let it ride when it comes to throwing the football. And I think Doug has shown that he would lean on the run a little bit more. Even when it's not being productive, he'll find different ways to run the ball, but still stay with it.

"And the other thing is, probably, the time-management part of things. Doug relies on individuals to help him. They do a great job of helping him out."

To be fair, neither issue has been a major problem during Reid's tenure with the Chiefs. He has generally been good at clock management, and the Chiefs have ranked 20th in passing-play percentage since Reid's arrival in 2013.

On Sunday, as Pederson started to head toward the door, he took time to answer a final question about Reid before disappearing into a mass of fans, friends and family.

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Had he heard from his mentor yet?

"Not yet -- I haven't had time to check my phone," Pederson said. "But I will."

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