But at least a measure of improvement will have to come if the Chiefs are going to rise above the good-not-great cycle they’ve been in the last four years.
So, something has to change, right? A new player, perhaps?
Oh, hey, look over there. It’s Bennie Logan. He’s new. And enormous. And much more athletic than he’s given credit for, an alpha run stopper for a team in desperate need of one.
“Well, so far, even though it’s practice and it’s not against a live rush and an opponent that’s game planning for you, people are going, ‘OK, guys, let’s just make sure that we stay calm here.’ Because the tendency then is to rush him into a situation that he’s not really ready for.
“Trust me, the hype is real with this guy. They just have to keep it under control and stay on plan. When they unveil him, look out.”
Dieter, who has also made an early impression on the Chiefs’ coaching staff after three weeks of training camp, often spends extra time after practice working out with Mahomes, and the pair also maintain a close relationship off the field as Dieter works to prove he belongs.
Judging by what they’ve shown at training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs have reason to be encouraged by their passing game, particularly when starter Alex Smith has been the quarterback. Smith unofficially has completed more than 63 percent of his passes with just three interceptions in 139 throws.
“There’s no amount of money for time served that could ever make up for what he has actually done to these poor animals,” said Simoniello.
NFL Network’s Kay Adams cited Hunt as a potential breakout candidate this season on the Wednesday morning edition of “Good Morning Football.”
“This is a breakout guy. He’s been getting accolades all throughout training camp,” Adams said. “He can catch the ball and they’re going to need that. I think he and Alex Smith have already developed a rapport and Andy Reid loves him, you can tell.”
“It is definitely going to be exciting, especially playing at Arrowhead,” rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes said. “It’s something where you can’t really even dream of how much excitement will be in the stadium.”