Andy Reid compares Chiefs guard to Larry the Cable Guy

What do Chiefs guard Ricky Henry and Larry the Cable Guy have in common? More than you think.

Henry, a third-stringer who’s received reps with the first team in training camp, has drawn praise from coach Andy Reid.

Highly unusual praise.

“He’s a tough kid, I’m not telling you it’s all pretty,” Reid told reporters on Sunday, per Profootballtalk.com.  “He looks like Larry the Cable Guy and plays like Larry the Cable Guy.  He’s kind of a dirtbag-type guy, he gets in there and he’s rough and tough and scrappy and all of that so that’s how he’s playing right now.”

Henry has been something of an NFL nomad since 2011, having relocated from Chicago to Atlanta to New Orleans and now Kansas City. Considered a mauling run blocker at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, he’s fighting for a spot along the Chiefs’ revamped offensive line, which lost three starters to free agency.

Henry may be impressing on the field, but his humor is not on par with that of the Cable Guy’s.

“I don’t think he’s as funny,” Reid said of Henry. “I haven’t heard him say a word. He just does his job.”

Fortunately, Henry’s job is to stonewall opposing linemen, not tell half-witted jokes. As long as he keeps that up, his spot on the active roster should be secure.

Git-R-Done, Ricky.

(Photo credit: Kansas City Star)

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