“He keeps surprising everybody every single week, even his teammates, and it gets us going, playing with confidence, and that stuff is contagious, and we just keep it rolling from there,” Kelce said.
If they can’t have Mahomes, the next best thing for an organization to do is copy what the Chiefs did to get their star quarterback and build a transcendent offense around him. Here are the lessons the NFL can learn from the Chiefs and their record-setting start to the season:
Although happy about all three factors, something gnawed at Mahomes.
“I just know we’re not where we could be. I left a lot of throws out there that I could have had some more touchdowns and given the receivers more chances to make plays,” Mahomes said in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports. “You can’t leave the throws that I did out there.”
Y’all should know by now that I’m a huge Chiefs fan, even beyond my brother playing there. I truly enjoyed my time with Andy Reid and the fans in Kansas City.
Garoppolo suffered the knee injury in the final quarter against Kansas City after scrambling down the sideline in hopes of gathering extra yardage. The 26-year-old signal-caller saw his left knee buckle before taking a heavy hit from Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson.
How good are things going for the Chiefs’ offense? They even get a shooter’s roll during their touchdown celebrations. Look at that sucker touch every part of the “rim” before rattling home!
Around the league
During a press conference on Monday, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the injury only happened because Hayes was trying to follow the NFL’s new rule.
”He was trying to not put body weight on the quarterback, so his foot got caught in the ground,” Gase said, via the team’s official website.
It snuck up on us, didn’t it? None of us anticipated the NFL’s confusing and at times absurd emphasis on roughing the passer penalties in 2018, one that has produced 30 flags through the first 47 games of the season.
To the pine with Sam Bradford.
While it’s pretty unlikely the Steelers would move their star to a team they’ll face twice a year until the heat death of the universe, there are other destinations that could make for a win-win situation in a blockbuster deal. Nine teams in the league could absorb the rest of Bell’s contract without having to cut anyone to make room under the league’s $180.2 million cap.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
It’s our Monday morning column, The Re-Up. In this column, I’ll write about some deeper thought I had about the last game and finish with some fun stuff to ponder at the article’s end. Check out last week’s column here.
Rumors have been swirling regarding Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and where he may end up. We covered the initial report from ESPN here and old friend Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports named some potential destinations in his own piece list.
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