Chiefs News 7/1: Andy Reid Named Best NFL Coach
2022 NFL Head Coach Rankings: Andy Reid reigns supreme, Sean McVay overtakes Bill Belichick | CBS Sports
1. Andy Reid (Chiefs)
Season: 10th with the Chiefs, 24th as HC
Career best: 233-135-1 (.633) | Playoffs: 19-16 (1-2 in the Super Bowls)
Nearly 25 years into the job, Reid still isn’t immune to clock errors or slow starts, and his post-Philadelphia revival certainly has something to do with Patrick Mahomes. But he always gets the most out of his QBs, and that’s never been more evident than with No. 15, whose backyard style pairs perfectly with Reid’s fantasy for trickery. He could handle putting the pedal to the metal sooner (both in games and on the schedule), but it’s amazing how unfazed his entire team has become as he extended his stay at KC Even while producing coveted assists, Reid oversees like a production machine on both the stat sheet and the win column, recording at least 11 wins in seven of his last nine seasons. Everyone wants to score at will, let alone hold annual playoff games at home, and until Big Red teams stop doing that, it’s hard to crown anyone else.
Boulevard declares Chiefs center Creed Humphrey official tailgate protector | KMBC
“Team Boulevard couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Creed Humphrey to our team,” vice president of marketing Brian Reames said in a press release Wednesday. “It’s been great getting to know Creed throughout this collaboration. He’s a true team player and the perfect person to protect Boulevard’s most valuable teammates…our beers!”
As an official partner of Boulevard, Creed Humphrey will co-host a Tailgate Gala event at Boulevard Brewing Company later this year, which will raise funds for KC Pet Project and provide fans with the opportunity to win tickets.
2023 NFL Draft: A draft hope every NFL team should watch | PFF
KANSAS CITY CHIEF: TE ARIK GILBERT, GEORGIA
Travis Kelce is no spring chicken — he turns 33 this fall, and his cap count starts to rise rapidly thereafter. Even though he has more years left in him, getting a talent like Gilbert in the fold to learn from Kelce is a long-term win. Gilbert was the highest-rated TE rookie of all time, as he moves like a wide receiver despite being 250 pounds. He had his fair share of off-field issues, however, including missing all of last season for personal reasons.
Ranking the True NFL Franchise Cornerstones Entering 2022 | Launderer’s report
1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Is this a disappointing ending for this article? Yes.
Can you pick an NFL player under 28 who is more important to his franchise than Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City? No.
It seems inconceivable that some pundits were both surprised and unimpressed when the Chiefs moved up to draft 10th Mahomes in 2017. But there were plenty of drafts that shook their heads at the selection.
At the end of the second season of Mahomes, there weren’t enough crows on Earth to feed all the people who were wrong (including this writer). After serving during his rookie season, whatever Mahomes did in his first year as a Kansas City starter became the second quarterback in NFL history to reach 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdowns in one season. He was named NFL MVP that year.
The following year, Mahomes won another award, this time Super Bowl LIV MVP, leading the Chiefs to their first championship in half a century. He was back in the Super Bowl the year after. The Chiefs hosted the AFC Championship Game in Mahomes’ four seasons as a starter.
Of course, it helps that he has a great team around him. But there were plenty of times he took that team and put it on his back. Played running while throwing the ball at a funky angle that leaves fans and opposing defenses in disbelief.
Just see to those throws!
It may still be premature to call Mahomes an all-time great.
But he’s an all-time talent in kicking a soccer ball.
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce explains how he became a student of the game | Yahoo! Sports
“I’ll say this, so I made the transition in college from quarterback to tight end, and I had no idea what I was doing,” Travis said. “I was literally just a slappy in the quarterback room right there, I said ‘HUT’ and tried to shake something. I wasn’t very calculated, which is why I wasn’t a very good quarterback. But when I moved the tight end and my last two years, I had to really figure it out. I asked Jason about tusks, ‘How do you see tusks?’ He gave me his understanding or his dissertation on, you know, the safeties, the movement of the front. And, all of a sudden, I started finding a little more love in the game because I’m in someone’s head now more than I’m just playing the game having fun.
KC Chiefs: Is Chad Henne in the hot seat? | Arrowhead addict
It will be interesting to see if there is any real competition for Henne this entire offseason or if Buechele simply gains reps as a future practice squad QB once again. At some point the Chiefs will go there young but the timing is still uncertain.
Chiefs rookie Skyy Moore reveals which NFL receivers he models his game on | Chef’s Wire
Recently, Moore has been in Texas training and getting extra work with chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. When he was at OTAs and the mandatory minicamp, he tried to draw inspiration from the building’s veteran receivers as he looked to continue pushing his game to the next level.
“Right now I’m taking from JuJu (Smith-Schuster), Mecole (Hardman), MVS (Marquez Valdes-Scantling),” Moore continued. “I’m going to take everyone’s game.”
Around the NFL
Browns QB Deshaun Watson Disciplinary Hearing Ends; wait for the decision begins | NFL.com
Post-hearing briefs from Watson’s representation and the NFL are due the week of July 11, with a decision to follow thereafter, Rapoport reported. Although there is no specific timeline for when Robinson, who was jointly nominated by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, will make her decision on whether Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy. , Rapoport and NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero previously reported that all parties expect a decision. before the Browns veterans report to training camp on July 26.
Any potential appeals of Robinson’s decision by either side would be handled by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates. The resulting decision would then be final.
NFL and Ice Cube team up for economic equity initiative for Black-owned businesses | ESPN
The league announced Thursday its partnership with Contract with Black America Institute, an economic inclusion initiative led by artist and entrepreneur O’Shea Jackson, known as Ice Cube.
“We think if you tackle the huge black-white wealth gap in this country, it should solve a lot of the problems that are out there,” Ice Cube said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “Our thing was to sue some of the biggest companies in the country that depend on black consumers or black workers, and the biggest one we focused on was the NFL.”
In case you missed it on Arrowhead Pride
Remembering the Chiefs’ 5 best defensive games of 2021
4. Chris Jones dominates the Cowboys
Dak Prescott sacked by Chris Jones and for -2 yards and Jarran Reed for -2 yards.
This may cheat… a little.
This is more about the full game Jones had against the Dallas Cowboys, but it was special. Jones put on a full game and reminded people why he was one of the best defensive players in the league in that game. With three and a half sacks and a fumble recovered, Jones put together a clinic with a wide range of moves. The sack in the fourth quarter to force a late three out was great. What made him a little better was who he was against: All-Pro Zach Martin. Jones bullied Martin before throwing him off balance and finishing the game with a sack on quarterback Dak Prescott.
On the final practice of the game, Jones tipped the pass into the red zone to assist with the game-sealing interception made by cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.
A tweet to make you think
The NBA salary cap this year is $123.6 million.
The NFL’s salary cap this year is $208.2 million.
The NBA cap is 60% of the NFL cap, with 25% of the number of players.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) June 30, 2022