“Right now the plan is not to let me play 60, 70 plays every game,” the Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker said. “With my age, I think I can be more effective playing half the plays. I’m at the point in my career, I’m not selfish enough to say, ‘I want to get all the reps.'"
The Kansas City Chiefs offensive linemen visited the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City to kickoff the 20th Annual Chiefs Kingdom Blood Drive.
The Chiefs’ ability to finish drives on offense has come to a screeching halt. They were scoring on 52.8% of their drives in their first five games, but only 33.3% since then. That’s leaving their defense out there for far too long, and without Eric Berry they simply can’t get the job done. The Chiefs’ offense has reached levels of ineptitude normally reserved for the Broncos- the only team KC has beaten during their current run of futility.
The company sent each team in the NFL three to use this season. The Kansas City Chiefs is one of the teams in the NFL with the most players using the helmets this season. In addition to what the team was given by the NFL, the Chiefs bought 30 and 11 players are currently wearing them including Quarterback Alex Smith.
Travis, 25, signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He spent his first season on the practice squad before making the 53-player roster in 2016 and 2017.
“I’m just focused on preparing for the defense as a whole,” wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said Monday afternoon. “I don’t want to make this bigger than what it is. I know it’s a little homecoming for him going against his former team but I’m just going to prepare the way I have this whole season and not make it bigger than what it is and just try and go out there and try and compete.”
Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed Edwards will interview for the position this weekend.
Coach Andy Reid has to bench Smith and start Mahomes if the Chiefs want to make the playoffs, right?
Reid and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy need to let Smith do the things he did early in the season when the offense was unstoppable. Smith took shots deep, the game plan featured creativity and defenses couldn’t figure them out.
Wilson’s return brought a spark but not a victory.
“Great to be back out there, but we didn’t get the job done, so it takes away from that feeling,” Wilson said.
The Chiefs have recorded just a single win (over the Broncos) in their past six games and now sport a 6-5 record, and they have undergone the league’s third-biggest drop in Elo ratings in that time — only the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers and quarterback-less Broncos have dropped further. Fans in KC will be wondering how far their team’s performance might fall, and for good reason: This kind of collapse is essentially unprecedented.
The Kansas City Chiefs are stuck in a rut and need to switch things up by giving rookie Patrick Mahomes a chance under center.