Welcome to this week’s edition of Let’s Argue!
Inspired by a video series created by music reviewer Anthony Fantano, Robert Rimpson’s weekly series takes a look at hot takes, unpopular opinions, wacky predictions and more from Kansas City Chiefs fans.
“Tyreek Hill is a bad teammate for stealing Damien Williams’ highlight”
Tyreek Hill is a bad teammate for stealing Williams highlight— DJ Oprah Spinfrey (@TheEricMintzer) November 4, 2019
I understand where this take is coming from, but I think it’s a bit unfair to Tyreek Hill. After the game, Hill said he chased Williams down to show how fast he was.
“I noticed that I could actually run D-Will (Damien Williams) down. He was right there, and I was like, ‘OK, I don’t mind showing my speed,’ you know what I’m saying?”
Everyone knows Hill is fast, so was this a little unnecessary? Maybe.
But I don’t think calling him a bad teammate is the right conclusion. If Williams and the rest of the team doesn’t have a problem with it, then why not make an already great highlight a little more entertaining?
“Skip Bayless is right”
Skip Bayless is right— #JonFed (@JonnyThunder24) November 4, 2019
I’m assuming you’re talking about this tweet that Bayless sent out after the Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Moore beats Kirk Cousins, as I predicted on Undisputed. I'm certainly not saying Moore is better than Mahomes. But the Chiefs are playing with more spirit and fight than they did for Mahomes, who lost his last two home games.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 3, 2019
If that’s the case, I have several problems with the take.
To start, I don’t agree that the Chiefs are playing harder for Moore than they did (or would) for Mahomes. The defense is certainly playing better, but I’d say defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s play-calling is what changed — not the effort of the guys on the field. Mahomes’ injury forced the Chiefs to have to play aggressively on offense and defense, which is reflected in Spagnuolo’s exotic blitz calls — and the early fourth-down attempt — in the Minnesota game.
Even if you think the team is playing harder for Moore, what would that even mean? That the Chiefs should start Moore even if Mahomes is healthy? That the team likes Moore more than they like Mahomes? I don’t think either of those things are true. While I agree Moore and the team are playing well, there’s no real discussion to be had about whether or not Mahomes is this team’s quarterback.
“Patrick Mahomes should sit out for two more weeks”
That Pat should sit out for two more weeks— quigs (@liamquigs) November 4, 2019
I get that some people want to err on the side of caution. But if Mahomes is ready next week, he should be allowed to play. A couple of wins (or losses) could be the difference between the Chiefs hosting the entire playoff season or having to play in a Wild Card game.
Mahomes gives the Chiefs the best chance to win in every game, so if he’s cleared to play, I see no good reason to hold him back.
“Home field advantage doesn’t matter to the Chiefs”
I don't care if the Chiefs have home field advantage in the playoffs. And I'd rather watch the game on my TV anyway.— Lee C Eldridge (@LeeCEldridge) November 4, 2019
Arrowhead Pride writer Ron Kopp Jr. wrote a great article supporting this exact argument. I agree with most of the points Ron made, but I will say this: what would make for a more historic moment in Kansas City than the Chiefs winning the Lamar Hunt trophy for the first time... at Arrowhead?
“LeSean McCoy is still the Chiefs’ best running back”
Shady McCoy still our best RB— Can’t Guard M.T. (@ThompsonM6) November 4, 2019
I actually agree with this take. If you take away the 91-yard touchdown run, Williams only had 34 yards rushing on Sunday, giving him three yards a carry on 11 attempts.
Even with Williams’ franchise record-setting run against Minnesota, he still trails McCoy in almost every statistical category. Williams is averaging 3.8 yards per rush, has three rushing touchdowns and averages 32.1 yards on 8.6 carries per game. Comparatively, McCoy is averaging 5.2 yards per rush, has two rushing touchdowns and averages 41.2 yards on eight carries a game.
Maybe Williams proves me wrong by ripping off another huge run against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. But I think McCoy should start.