I love Andy Reid. One of the top coaches in NFL history. Feel like he’s the Marty Schottenheimer of this generation -- a guy who could take over just about any team in the NFL and win. But that shouldn’t take away from the fact that he has had some damn good players. In compiling this team, I’m putting it together for a one-year run -- not judging somebody’s entire career. And you can probably tell where that statement is leading us.
While Reid admits his young signal-caller could have an occasional mistake during camp, the Chiefs don’t plan on holding back the signal-caller, especially when the pads come on and the offense goes through 11-on-11 team drills as part of Mahomes’ educational process.
“It’s just whatever we’re working on, I make sure I’m always locked in on it and make sure I give it my best effort so I can build that muscle memory forward,” Speaks said. “That way everything gets easier and easier, and before long I’ll be doing it without knowing it.”
Nagy lifted the “Beautiful Mind” concept from Andy Reid, whom he worked under for the previous 10 seasons with the Chiefs and Eagles. The name was a playful reference to the 2001 film in which Russell Crowe plays a mathematical genius whose world is seen through a prism of equations, formulas and new ideas.
Gabriel said he’ll line up all over the field — even in the backfield — to provide the same threat that Hill did in Kansas City. With Nagy as his coordinator, Hill caught 75 passes for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
It’s interesting that Kansas City coach Andy Reid, who once said that veteran QB Alex Smith was perfect for the Chiefs’ offense, let Smith go for Mahomes, a first-round pick last year.
The only thing Mahomes lacks is experience. By season’s end, I think we’ll all be saying, “Man, where did this guy come from?”
Sorensen was one of those rare guys who was pretty much a starter in the secondary from his freshman year forward. Even an LDS mission couldn’t stop him, because he came back and started 13 games as a sophomore. He finished his career with 211 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, eight interceptions and 23 pass breakups. His perseverance in creating an NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs is inspirational.
“While Gruden did not make any specific promises -- the alumni did that for him -- he did give a scouting report of his team, calling Carr “one hell of a quarterback,” saying the Raiders’ interior offensive line was “as good as there is in football,” rallying the crowd by saying, “Just to make the Kansas City Chiefs real mad, we signed Derrick Johnson” and insisting the Raiders would “find a way” to retain All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack, who held out of mandatory minicamp in June.”
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Chargers rookie safety Derwin James was allegedly robbed at gunpoint and had his chain snatched and Rolex taken as he approached his Rolls-Royce in Los Angeles last month ...TMZ Sports has learned.
One week after the Cowboys defensive end was conditionally reinstated, Gregory on Monday was fully cleared and reinstated by the league, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Packers released their annual statements last week, and boy, is business booming in the NFL. For the fiscal year ending in March, Green Bay generated $454.9 million in total revenue, up 4.9 percent from last year.
League sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Gordon is seeking additional counseling before camp opens to deal with his mental health and anxiety. The wide receiver has said that he typically used alcohol or marijuana when he was anxious, something he cannot do without another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The star wide receiver posted an Instagram on Monday night, wishing farewell to Los Angeles, where he spent the majority of his offseason rehabbing and working out.
Nearly five years after he was suspended for bullying a Miami Dolphins teammate, Richie Incognito wrote on social media Monday that he has joined an anti-bullying nonprofit as its national ambassador.
With the NFL and NFLPA discussing a resolution, there’s still a chance the league could step on yet another rake regarding the protests. But for now, there’s no policy in place and, in the long run, that’s good for everyone.
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead did a whopping 418 pull-ups in an hour in an effort to help raise money and awareness for a “school fund for the children of Chris Cordaro, a former Saints employee who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma in the pancreas, liver, bone, spine, scalp and multiple lymph nodes in 2015,”
New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley plans to live off of his endorsement income and devote the rest of his NFL earnings to investments and savings, including the $31 million contract he signed with his new team on Sunday.
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Among those injured are: OLB Dee Ford, C Mitch Morse, WR De’Anthony Thomas, RB Spencer Ware, CB Ashton Lampkin, RB Damien Williams and *S Armani Watts (who exited practice early on Monday with an ankle injury).
What did Andy Reid, Breeland Speaks, Dee Ford and Chad Henne have to say to media?
“I came out with Joe Flacco, so I felt Joe had a strong arm. I was around Ryan Mallet for a little bit at Michigan when he was a freshman—those big guys that can really hose it in there, but for Pat’s size, I haven’t seen anything like it.”
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