The Arrowhead Pride Roundtable
“I think Mahomes is [Joe] Montana -- I’m taking about the San Francisco Montana and not the Kansas City Montana,” Martindale said, per ESPN. “I think how everything is cyclical and history repeats itself. I think you’re seeing that combination between Andy [Reid] and Mahomes of Montana and Bill Walsh. I really do.”
For the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes (QB), Anthony Sherman (FB), Travis Kelce (TE) and Tyreek Hill (RS) all lead at their respective positions, and yes, Jalen Ramsey will probably get a kick out of the fact that Hill is a leading the vote as a return specialist and not a wide receiver.
Harbaugh, a longtime special-teams coach with the Eagles, remembers walking into Reid’s office in their first year together and always seeing a 3-by-5-inch card right behind his desk. It had two words written on it: “Don’t Judge.”
We are very happy to be joined by Ashley Scoby freelance writer, Aly Trost of Arrowhead Pride, and Leigh McNabb of 99.7 the Point to discuss Kareem Hunt. All we’re really after here is sitting back and listening and we hope you will as well.
Lamar Jackson at quarterback changes a lot of things for both the Chiefs and the Ravens. If KC wants to grab their 11th win of the year and clinch that playoff spot, here is what they are going to have to do on Sunday
Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub isn’t worried yet about kicker Harrison Butker and missed points after touchdown this year. “We want to 100% on those, but the numbers do catch up with you,” Toub said.
The sixth-round draft pick has pulled off a convincing Tyreek Hill impersonation on kickoffs, averaging 27.9 yards per return. Jets veteran Andre Roberts (665) is the only player with more kickoff-return yards than Smith’s 642 this season.
Travis Kelce needs 246 yards to break Gronk’s all-time single season receiving record for a tight end. Sarh and Santino debate OVER of UNDER 246 yards for Kelce the rest of the season.
1. Denver Broncos
After a Rocky Mountain start, QB Case Keenum is turnover-free the past four games, helped largely by the performance of rookie Phillip Lindsay, now the AFC’s No. 1 rusher. And there’s certainly a solid opportunity to catch the Ravens (7-5), who currently hold the AFC’s second wild card but also have upcoming road trips to Kansas City and Los Angeles to face the Chargers.
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Henry burst through the left side of the line of scrimmage, gave a soul-crushing stiff arm to A.J. Bouye, then tossed aside Leon Jacobs and finally out ran Myles Jack for the record-tying 99-yard touchdown run.
People have been very curious about the lack of updates on Alex Smith and his surgery for his broken tibia and fibula on November 18th. The Redskins QB needed immediate surgery for the open fracture to try to prevent infection. The Redskins original timeframe for his recovery was 6-8 months. Jay Glazer reported the spiral fracture would take closer to 8-10 months.
“It gives you an enormous amount of credibility,” Esiason said. “Everybody figures if you’re the man of the year at the NFL, the NFL has done its due diligence. They knew who you are. They’re not just picking anybody. I owe a debt of gratitude to the NFL for their platform. There is nothing like it. I can get into any boardroom and get any meeting I’d like.”
“I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott said, per The Dallas Morning News. “Really don’t care about the fine. It’s all for a good cause. We’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army. If the NFL doesn’t like that, then, that’s on them. I’ll pay their little fine.”
Some players openly acknowledge their devotion to elaborate pregame rituals, including the time-consuming, pedantic left sock/right sock progression that is apparently still in vogue.
Kaepernick has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL for this very reason: it seems like a coordinated effort to keep him out of the NFL. The excuses keep getting less believable, too. Redskins coach Jay Gruden recently said that they decided to pass over Kaepernick because there was no time to get a new QB caught up on their system, or to install both a new QB and a new system.
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Benjamin, 27, originally entered the NFL as the 28th overall pick made by the Carolina Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Benjamin stayed with the Panthers until they traded him to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round pick back in late October 2017.
In 18 games over the past two seasons with the Bills, Benjamin caught 39 passes for 571 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The Bills released both Benjamin and Andre Holmes earlier this week.
Reiter spent two seasons with the Browns, appearing in 17 games and starting just one before tearing his ACL in the game.
“They do a lot of things,” Reid said. “They have been doing that system for a long time, so they are good at it. They are smart players. They added [defensive back] Eric Weddle into the mix, [whom] we [have] seen for a number of years when he was in San Diego. He’s a smart player, and he’s helped in that area. They all play extremely hard. They have a wide variety of pressures they can throw at you. They’re strong up front. They are a deserving number one defense.”
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