Kelce said Mahomes can be a star. And he’s worth drafting as a low-end No. 1 Fantasy quarterback as early as Round 9 in the majority of leagues.
”The most impressive thing about him is he’s very young, but he’s very confident,” Kelce said. “He’s not shy about letting that kind of ooze out of him in the huddle, throughout practice and in the locker room. He lets everyone know that he belongs and should be here. It’s cool to see that out of a young guy because it doesn’t always happen in the league.”
Smith has been Kelce’s quarterback for his entire career, but he’s expecting big things out of Mahomes. Kelce said there will be a growth process, but he said Chiefs coach Andy Reid is teaching Mahomes “everything he needs to know.”
He is undergoing further testing to determine the reason for his hospitalization. The same family friends were unaware as to any previous medical conditions he suffered from that may have been the leading cause for his stay.
“I think we can be one of [the best], if not the best offense in the NFL,” Mahomes said. “We have a ton of talent everywhere and we’re deep at every position. I think with the offensive line all coming back pretty much and then having a good stable of running backs, having receivers and tight ends that can make plays, for me it’s all about just getting them the ball and letting them make the plays.”
In early February, the Kansas City Chiefs released Darrelle Revis. The future Hall of Fame cornerback had a 2018 option for $10 million, and to anyone who’d seen him play last season, it was hardly a surprise. Neither was the fact that Revis, who turned 33 just four days ago, had decided to call it a career, even though he wasn’t talking that way at the end of the season.
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KELCE: Not only are [linemen] getting it bad on Twitter. They’re also going to get it bad from the rest of us.
Inside Chickie and Pete’s, a sports tavern near the Eagles’ practice facility, the table shakes with laughter. Kelce is telling the truth. Every O-lineman must possess some combo of meaty muscles and twinkle toes to thrive in the NFL trenches. Thick skin is a prerequisite too—especially in Philadelphia, where egos are pancaked like opposing pass rushers during weekly film sessions that serve as comedy roasts.
The Star Tribune first published the NFL’s secret, 153-page list of demands in 2014. A source at the time said local organizers had agreed to a majority of them, but the bid document shows that — with one exception relating to practice sites — they were all approved. The document also sets limits for how much local organizers would pay for certain services.
Trubisky quietly has gone about his business as Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, the other first-round quarterbacks from last year, have received all the offseason press. Mahomes played 63 snaps. Watson played 464 and is coming off major knee surgery.
“I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?” Casey told CNN at an NFL promotional event in London. “I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say now.
”... It is what it is, I ain’t going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it’s going to be.”
The apparent and infamous jinx goes like this: The player featured on the cover of Electronic Arts’ annual NFL video game is doomed to encounter something bad -- poor luck, a decline in play, or maybe a serious injury. It’s superstition at its finest.
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As excited as I am for Mahomes and what he means for the Chiefs this year and moving forward, my eyes will be focused on a slightly different part of the field, even on that first day. The Chiefs’ rookie class will also be arriving and practicing that first day, and while that day in itself won’t tell us a ton, the following weeks will.
Specifically for training camp, I want to lock in on this rookie class and its general usage in what is going to be a re-worked Bob Sutton defense.
Old friend BJ Kissel of Chiefs dot com added the beer will be brewed by Golden Road Brewing, which is located in California. Kissel notes that the brewers are from Kansas City but I couldn’t find anything about Kansas City on their website.
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