The Chiefs quarterback says he's prepared to spread the wealth in 2018. "In coach Reid's offense, everybody gets the ball," he said.
“I feel like I am underrated as a cover guy, but as a three-down guy you want to be the main guy out there calling everything, and you want to get the guys lined up,” Ragland said. “I did it in college, I did it in high school, so for me as a player I want to be on the field when it’s crunch time, and most of the time third down is when it’s crunch time.”
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He could do well as the Quebec guard of the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: combine professional sport and medicine.
Teams with greatest need for edge defender
6) Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Houston keeps on producing. The Chiefs need to find a consistent option to complement him on the other side.
Week 5, at Kansas City: Burfict returns in time to chase Patrick Mahomes around Arrowhead. Just take it easy on Anthony Sherman this time.
The same logic applies in projecting both Florida State safety Derwin James and Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick as worthy of top-10 selections. Teams have picked just three safeties inside the top-10 in the past 10 years, and with Mark Barron’s (seventh overall in 2012) position switch to linebacker, there are really only two top-10 picks playing safety in the NFL right now: Eric Berry and Jamal Adams.
Wrote Kadar, "If the Browns are down to choosing between Chubb and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley here, all you need to do is look at is the tendencies of Browns General Manager John Dorsey. Firstly, Dorsey has never been fond of taking running backs early. Also consider that in Kansas City, Dorsey took pass rusher Dee Ford in the first round in 2014 despite the fact that Tamba Hali and Justin Houston combined for 22 sacks the prior season. Dorsey could have an even more dominant pass rush group with Chubb, Myles Garrett and the under-appreciated Emmanuel Ogbah."
Between Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Trey Burton, Philly's tight end group tallied a combined 1,202 yards on 110 receptions and 14 touchdowns. All of those numbers are better than the singular production of Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce of any of the other top tight ends in the NFL, with Ertz posting stats in the top five of TE's himself last season.
Shortly after Matt Nagy was hired to become the Bears coach in January, running back Tarik Cohen latched on to a nugget. Last season’s Chiefs, with Nagy as their offensive coordinator, had two 1,000-yard receivers (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce) plus a 1,000-yard rusher in Kareem Hunt.
OK, Cohen thought. You have my attention.
“I was like, ‘I don’t know how that ball’s getting around like that, but I know it’s going to be a good thing,’” Cohen said Wednesday as the Bears continued this week’s minicamp at Halas Hall.
Hooray for Hurney 2.0!
So is Marty Hurney 2.0 perfect? Of course not. He bungled the Harrison Butker situation. The decision for the organization to give just 64 offensive snaps to 2017 second round pick Taylor Moton is pretty baffling. Re-signing Aminu Silatolu this offseason is a head-scratcher after his history of consistently poor play.
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The time and date of this year's Mexico City game is no longer a mystery. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams will play at Estadio Azteca on Nov. 19 at 7:15 p.m. CT, the league announced Wednesday night.
"He's been taking off," Davis said this week, via ESPN. "His game has elevated dramatically. I say that because of his ability to get in and out of the pocket, he's getting the ball downfield, he's just placing the ball where it needs to be and he's doing it effectively.
"He's only getting better. He is going into his 14th season, and to see him playing the way he's playing is unbelievable."
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The most significant change will be for “Monday Night Football,” which will now kick off at 7:15 p.m. instead of 7:30. “Sunday Night Football” will start at 7:20 (instead of 7:30), and “Thursday Night Football” will also start at 7:20 (up from 7:25).
The strategy NFL front offices use when meeting face-to-face with quarterbacks before the draft. Plus, who will be the first non-QB off the board this year, Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb?
SB Nation’s Thomas George talked to Super Bowl winning coach Dick Vermeil about where the Louisville product could thrive in the NFL.
"It's not a pressing issue," Garafolo emphasized on Wednesday's edition of NFL Up to the Minute. "It's not anything that is contentious right now. But Brady would absolutely be interested in revisiting this contract."
"I've never dealt with horses," Gronkowski told the Wall Street Journal. "Hopefully I can get a ride on the horse. ... I'm not trying to ride it for a full speed ride. I just want to get the feel of what it's like to be on top of one. Maybe I'll go for a full speed ride once I get comfortable."
"I expect us to be the best duo in the NFL," Hopkins told reporters Tuesday. "That's my goal. I'm pretty sure that's his goal. And if we have all these goals for ourselves, that's going to help the team get what we get to."
Colin Kaepernick already has a platform, so what exactly are companies waiting for? He has a contract with Nike, but the company hasn't featured him.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
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Phase one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason workout program began on Monday, and a number of rehabbing players had an opportunity to speak to the media.
Some things change when you go from a 33-year-old starting quarterback who prefers to listen to NPR on game days to a 22-year-old still fresh out of college.