Chiefs News 7/27: NFL coach criticizes Patrick Mahomes’ play
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Kansas City Chiefs: OT Lucas Niang at Ravens
The Kansas City Chiefs’ plan to rebuild their offensive line began a year earlier than it actually happened.
The organization picked Lucas Niang with a 2020 third-round pick, but he pulled out of his rookie campaign due to the pandemic. Niang returned the following season with Orlando Brown, Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith including a new front five.
Niang endured a lot in his first NFL campaign. He started nine games at right tackle but also struggled with shoulder and rib injuries before his season ended with a torn patellar tendon. In his place, Andrew Wylie fulfilled his role admirably.
This offseason, general manager Brett Veach signed veteran Geron Christian and drafted Darian Kinnard in the fifth round. Both can play good tackle. Niang’s position is suddenly in question after only a year.
The Ravens are much older on the right side. Morgan Moses and Kevin Zeitler are 31 and 32 respectively. General manager Eric DeCosta selected Daniel Faalele in the fourth round of this year, but the Ravens have suffered so many injuries along their offensive front in the past two years that a small investment in another mid-round talent will will give even more depth.
NFL coach reportedly slams Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes for his style of play | Kansas City Star
The Athletic asked 50 NFL people to place NFL quarterbacks in tiers, and all but one had Mahomes in the top tier. He was a defensive coordinator who said Mahomes only takes his first read and then improvises.
“We like Mahomes because of his unorthodox throwing, not because of his natural pocket presence,” the voter told The Athletic. “And when that goes away, that’s when they lose games. I don’t think it’s a 1. I think it’s a 2. Nothing against the guy. I like the kid But take away his first reading and what does he do?He runs, he scrambles and he plays streetball.
Jim Lynch: A Memory | The mothership
In what must have been his way, Lynch showed no disappointment in moving easily to outside linebacker, and he and Lanier remained good friends until his death, having dinner together just weeks before his passing.
“I feel so lucky to have played almost my entire career with two of the all-time greats playing in this position,” Lynch said late in life.
His career ended in 1977, spent entirely in Kansas City, but from his early days he saw life as more than football and soon became a partner of Daniel Thomas Hogarty in the food brokerage business, with attention particular to food packaging technology.
What national pundits say about Chiefs and AFC West as full NFL camps open | Kansas City Star
Ted Nguyen from Athletic wrote an article with the title: “Who will win AFC West? Projecting different paths for the QB-focused division. »
Here’s an excerpt: “Defensively, the Chiefs lost advantage Melvin Ingram and cornerback Charvarius Ward. They used their two first-round picks to replace both players. With the 21st pick, the Chiefs selected Trent McDuffie from Washington. Because McDuffie doesn’t have the size or elite speed, some thought he’d play nickel, but he’d have a chance to play outside first. Ingram provided the Chiefs with much-needed physical presence when he was acquired via trade mid-season. To replace him, the Chiefs removed George Karlaftis from Purdue with the 30th pick. Karlaftis is a physical and powerful rusher who only had five sacks in his last college season. Karlaftis doesn’t need to finish with a high sack total to make an impact. Ingram only finished with a sack as a leader, but he was disruptive, good against the run and kept Chris Jones on the inside. McDuffie and Karlaftis are young but they will play a vital role for a team that aspires to the championship.
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Julio Jones signs deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, source says | ESPN
The seven-time Pro Bowler is giving soon-to-be 45-year-old Tom Brady another weapon in Tampa, Fla., as Jones looks to bounce back from a poor season with the Tennessee Titans.
Julio Jones leads the NFL in receiving yards since 2014 and Mike Evans leads the NFL in touchdown catches, and they’re both on the same team now.
Jones joins a receiving group with the Bucs that includes survivors Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller and Breshad Perriman, and welcomed Russell Gage — like Jones, another former Falcon — this offseason. Godwin underwent offseason surgery on a torn ACL suffered late last season. The Bucs opted not to put him on the PUP list to start training camp, but a source told ESPN they would be careful with him before letting him practice.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson retires after five seasons with neck injury | NFL.com
Ultimately, the neck injury won’t allow Carson to return to the field. Given the physical nature of football and the severity of the injury, he becomes the latest player to have his career cut short by a neck problem.
“It’s a big disappointment,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “We took him as long as possible with him, he saw several specialists, but unfortunately he couldn’t pass our physical.”
NFL Training Camp: The Ten Most Important Position Battles To Watch In 2022 | NFL.com
Geno Smith vs. Drew Lock
Smith enters training camp with the advantage over Lock after replacing Russell Wilson last season. Smith played well in three starts, generating a passer rating of 108.4. He can execute the type of offense that Pete Carroll prefers and knows the system. But the advantage is not there with the 31-year-old. This is where Lock, 25, acquired from the Broncos in the trade with Wilson, could catch up, if he shows the ability to cut down on mistakes, deals faster than he has in Denver and creates explosive games. The 2019 second-round pick has the talent to kick the ball but lacks consistency. This competition will ultimately come down to who Carroll trusts best to guide the offense and not make the big mistake.
Bold 2022 NFL Training Camp Predictions: Jimmy Garoppolo Changes NFC West Teams, Packers Trade For Receiver | CBS Sports
Deshaun Watson is suspended for 12 games
Predictions on the expected suspension of the Browns’ polarizing quarterback range from mild to historically severe. But if the NFL has pushed for an indefinite ban, as numerous reports have indicated, it stands to reason Watson won’t escape without the discipline that affects most of his 2022 campaign. Consider further suspensions from Departing QB resulting from sexual assault allegations: Ben Roethlisberger got four games (after an initial six-game decision) and Jameis Winston got three, but they resulted from one-off incidents, while Watson at one point given has faced civil lawsuits from 24 different women. . A 12-game suspension would be a blow to Cleveland’s prized addition without entirely erasing his chance for a fresh start at year’s end.
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Creed Humphrey says Chiefs want to be ‘physically dominant’ down the line
And in this particular training camp, Humphrey says he and his fellow offensive linemen have one simple goal.
“We want to be recognized as one of the most physically dominant lines in the league,” he said. “We have the parts. We have the guys who can do it. So really, that’s our whole vision: to let the physical shine through – and let the teams know that when they play against us, they’re going to be playing a physical offensive line that ends at the whistle.
Humphrey acknowledged that in an Andy Reid attack – full of Run-Pass Option (RPO) plays – it can be a little tricky.
“You have to balance a bit,” he admitted, “because you can’t be on the court when the ball is thrown at these RPOs. But the way we think about it, we’re going to come out physically. We’re going to play as if we were running the ball every time.