Distinct as Pederson and Reid might be, you can see Reid’s mentoring influence in everything from schemes to operations to philosophies of his former offensive coordinator.
Heck, at a news conference on Monday, Pederson echoed words Reid has used many times about players: “I want them to let their personalities show.”
But Foles’ one season with the Chiefs might have helped, as it reunited Foles with a favorite coach. After playing for Reid as a rookie, Foles had a huge season in 2013 (2,891 yards, 27 TDs, 2 INTs) for Reid’s Philadelphia successor, Chip Kelly. But Foles’ career quickly crashed with two bad seasons in 2014 and ‘15, which featured a trade to the Rams and then his release.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a pit bull named Steel, so it’s no surprise that Mahomes was not happy to see that “commercial.”
Mahomes tweeted: “I love my dog #PitbullsForLife”
I bring this up, because Chiefs running back Charcandrick West used that very joke when dealing with a Twitter troll on Sunday. West had tweeted about pizza insurance being offered by Domino’s.
Being a Chiefs fan isn’t easy—it involves a great deal of pain and heartbreak, and even as recently as a few weeks ago, a general lack of playoff success.
So, with that in mind, I thought it might be fun to sit down with Joel in order to come up with the top 10 things Chiefs fans say, as of right now.
If there is a play that has defined the NFL this season, it’s the run-pass option (RPO), used often by the Chiefs and the Super Bowl-bound Eagles. RPOs essentially give quarterbacks three options on a given play, instead of locking them into one scenario or giving them only two options at the line of scrimmage
Quarterback Alex Smith, tailback Kareem Hunt and return man Tyreek Hill all earned the right to play in this year’s game after each player stood out amongst the rest at their position. Tight end Travis Kelce was also selected to the game, but elected not to participate due to an injury.