Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor said via Instagram that he was called the N-word by a Chiefs fan, prompting him to use obscenities as he exited the field through the tunnel after Monday night's game in Kansas City.
The postgame exchange was caught on video and replayed on TMZ.com, though mostly what is heard is someone shouting "f--- you." Pryor returned the shouts using similar language and flipped his middle finger toward the fan.
Watson has been a revelation, completing 74 of 114 passes for 811 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. He seems to be improving each week and last Sunday, Watson and the Texans hung a franchise-record 57 on the Titans.
The Associated Press noted that Watson was the first rookie to throw four touchdown passes and run for another one since Fran Tarkenton in 1961, and Watson also tied an NFL record for most touchdowns by a rookie quarterback.
Houston has scored 90 points in its last two games.
Those two alone force teams into coverage decisions. Through the first three weeks of the season that I’ve charted, teams used a variation of Cover 3 61 percent of the time and kept a safety in the middle of the field 78 percent.
On back-to-back plays in the second quarter on Monday night, the Chiefs showed the coverage and personnel problems their offensive skill players can create. The coverage decisions can be shown on this play:
Five games into the season, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has yet to record a sack.
The unprecedented cold streak for the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year doesn't necessarily mean his play has slipped. Watt is still penetrating the backfield a lot, drawing double-team blocking attention and has four quarterback hurries along with 13 tackles, two for losses and two passes defended. Watt didn't record a tackle during a blowout win over the Tennessee Titans.
“They have multiple ways they can hurt you,” defensive end J.J. Watt said Wednesday. “Anytime you have the No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL, you’re doing something right.”
As Geoff Schwartz pointed out in his most recent Xs and Os video, the Chiefs have the most diverse rushing offense in the league because of Hunt. They can incorporate a variety of formations, motions, and zone read concepts that keep defenses off balance.
Even when Hunt isn’t getting the ball in his hands, his mere presence on the field puts a defense on its heels. You saw this on Alex Smith’s one-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter Monday.
The defense converged on Hunt coming straight out of the backfield. Smith swerved to his left through an inviting gap to score.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is doing a poor job of protecting his body when he leaves the pocket and makes plays with his legs.
"I had a chance to see what took place,'' Reid said. "We can't go in that direction. It's been addressed. I love the compete in the kid. I appreciate his work ethic and everything else but as professionals that's not something we want to take place.''
This is very much similar to how Reid handled the Travis Kelce taunting penalty a few weeks back—he prefers handling things in house and followed suit with Peters.
As I’ve alluded to before, this is much of the reason coaches and players love to work with Reid. Whether it be an on-the-field or off-the-field issue, he does everything in his power to make sure the details don’t get to the media or public.
Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has a sprained left knee and his status is day-to-day, coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday.
The injury doesn’t seem to be as serious as it appeared when Duvernay-Tardif was helped off the field after the Chiefs’ second snap during their 29-20 victory over Washington on Monday night.
In a recent segment, Hill was recorded reaching a top speed of 22.3 mph after a 20-yard sprint. It was the fastest time in the history of “Sports Science,” host John Brenkus said. That show started on FS1 in 2007 before it moved to ESPN in 2010. Brenkus said hundreds of athletes have been recorded.
Obviously, I had a chance to see what took place, and we can’t go in that direction,” Reid said. “So it’s been addressed.”
Reid deflected away other questions about Peters –– like whether his motivations for protesting social injustice during the national anthem are being lost, and whether anyone can control an athlete’s actions –– but he did make it clear that he can’t yell at fans.
It might’ve happened. But after both teams traded to improve their first-round positions in April, the Chiefs took Mahomes at No. 10 and the Texans followed with Watson at No. 12.
Watson believed the Chiefs were a possibility for him on draft night.
“They were high on me,” Watson said. “I took a visit there; it was a great visit. I kept an open mind throughout the draft process.”