Morning Huddle: Patrick Mahomes Back at Work Wednesday After Ankle Sprain

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The Chiefs were back at work yesterday and everyone except for Hill was a full participant. Grab your coffee, it’s your Raider Week #MorningHuddle

Chiefs news for 12 September 2019

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Chiefs confident Tyreek Hill’s absence won’t slow down their explosive offense | The Athletic

“Even last week, with the heat, we made sure to rotate the guys and get them reps,” Mahomes said. “That’s why when Tyreek did go out of the game, they were able to transition easy, and we could still utilize the whole game plan. We didn’t have to worry about what we could and couldn’t use.”

One luxury for the Chiefs is that they have receiver Sammy Watkins, who produced the best performance of his career against the Jaguars (198 receiving yards, three touchdowns). Watkins might not be as fast as Hill, but his speed is still exceptional. Reid could design plays that allow Watkins’ speed to manipulate opposing defenses and create space for other receivers.

On 9/11, Chiefs remember victims, true heroes and how sports played small role ahead | The Kansas City Star

“In general, when something of this enormity occurs, it tends to blur the differences between us and emphasize what we have in common,” [Bob Costa] said.

Part of that was sports, which in some small way was part of returning to normal. Or at least moving towards a new normal. We all probably have our own specific memories of those first tentative steps.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs resumed play on Sept. 23 against the New York Giants, who had the rare, if not unprecedented, distinction of being cheered at Arrowhead Stadium.

The day also included a 15-minute pre-game patriotic pageant featuring about 100 military personnel carrying American flags and a hushed crowd of nearly 80,000 watching a video recognizing the New York firefighters and police who had died.

Chiefs’ Hill out vs. Raiders, ‘week-to-week’ | ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs ruled wide receiver Tyreek Hill out of Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, but they are holding out hope he can return shortly after.

“I know there’s speculation out there about how long [Hill won’t play], but he’s truly a week-to-week injury,” athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said.

“Love and Respect” Drives Darwin Thompson to Surrender No. 25 to LeSean McCoy | Chiefs Digest

Then it sunk in that McCoy had wore No. 25 throughout nearly all his entire 10-year NFL career. Thompson said McCoy gave him a gift for surrendering No. 25, but that’s not why the rookie did it.

“It’s all respect at the end of the day,” Thompson said. “That’s a 10-year vet, future Hall of Famer in LeSean McCoy and he deserves to wear his number.”

Thompson feels like he’s gaining something else from McCoy as well. He always wondered what the league’s best running backs do, how they go about their business in practice and prepare for games. Now he’s getting a masterclass from one of the league’s best.

LeSean McCoy loves Chiefs offense: “That’s not normal” | Yahoo! Sports

McCoy didn’t start last week’s game because he just arrived and Damien Williams has been there, and he didn’t finish because of cramping. That allowed him to watch the operation, and he was impressed.

“It was nice 
just watching how fast they were going up and down the field,” McCoy said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. “How much space they had, how many opportunities they had, the gains they were getting each play. At one point in the game, we were averaging like 15 yards [per] touch. That’s not normal. To see it firsthand is pretty cool.”

NFL Week 2 Picks: Game-by-Game Over/Under Predictions | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5, 53 o/u) at Oakland Raiders: Chiefs 34-27

Can the Chiefs see off the Oakland Raiders by more than a touchdown? That’s a good question, especially after we saw the Raiders play tremendous team football against the Denver Broncos in Week 1.

The easier question to answer is whether there will be 53 points scored in this one. Oakland dropped 21 against a good Broncos defense, and the Chiefs dropped 40 against a good Jaguars defense.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid Trolls Raiders Over Coliseum | Heavy.com

“There’s just something about that place that’s crazy. Last year, the sewage system flooded, and it simplifies the game for you. You got to work through a few things to get out there and then you still have the baseball infield. These guys can tell their grandkids that they used to play baseball there and we’d go out and during the baseball season and play in the dirt, literally. I think there’s something to that.”

Chiefs’ DT Derrick Nnadi Earns the First NFLPA Community MVP Award of the Season | The Mothership

Nnadi was named the NFLPA Community MVP of the Week last Friday, garnering national recognition for his philanthropic efforts both in Kansas City and back in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

Those actions included providing a back-to-school shopping spree for a family who just lost their mother in Virginia Beach, equipping students with school supplies through the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia and hosting yet another shopping spree for local kids right here in Kansas City last month.

Chiefs film review: Patrick Mahomes excels as pocket passer; pass rush, protection leave much to be desired | The Athletic

There were a lot of horizontal throws, screens and quick passes that required Mahomes to make fast reads. Mahomes had “multiple-read” plays six times before his ankle was twisted (again, on 13 throws), but only another six of them the rest of the game on nearly double the chances. He went from gun-slinging playmaker to pocket quarterback, and had to do it on the fly.

Yet here’s the most notable takeaway: He was still elite when confined to the pocket for most of the game. Mahomes made quick decisions and threw the ball accurately to the right target nearly every play despite having to alter his style significantly. He did this while playing a defense that was gunning for him on any play action or run/pass option plays.

Injury Report: Patrick Mahomes Back at Work Wednesday After Ankle Sprain | Chiefs Digest

“If you’ve played sports, you’ve had ankle injuries before, so right when it happened I knew what it was,” Mahomes said before practice Wednesday. “But I was glad I was able to get back out there and finish the game and excited about the progress I’ve had so far.”

The Chiefs listed Mahomes as a full participant on Wednesday, and the quarterback said he was excited to get on the practice field and test the ankle out.

“It’s feeling better every single day,” Mahomes said. “That’s the biggest thing. That first day after was a little sore, but since then the swelling has gone down and I’m able to move around a little bit better.”

Chiefs vs. Raiders: Injury Report | The Mothership

Kansas City Chiefs

PLAYERPOS.INJURYPART. WED.PART. THURS.PART. FRI.GAME STATUS
Tyreek HillWRShoulderDNPDNPDNPOut
Jeff AllenGThumbFPFPFP--
Frank ClarkDENeckFPFPFP--
Jordan LucasSBackFPFPFP--
Patrick MahomesQBAnkleFPFPFP--
Tyrann MathieuSShoulderFPFPFP--
Deon YelderTEAnkleFPFPFP--
Eric FisherTGroin----LPQuestionable

Oakland Raiders

PLAYERPOS.INJURYPART. WED.PART. THURS.PART. FRI.GAME STATUS
Johnathan AbramSShoulderDNPDNP----
Gabe JacksonGKneeDNPDNPDNPOut
J.J. NelsonWRAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Gareon ConleyCBNeckLPLPLPQuestionable
Corey LiugetDTKneeLPLPLPQuestionable
Nicholas MorrowLBAnkleFPFPFP--
Tyrell WilliamsWRIllness----LP--
A.J. ColePFoot----FPQuestionable

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Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

Arrowhead Guys Twitter:

"Titans QB Marcus Mariota claims that while he is banged-up, he is good to go for Thursday night’s game against the Jags. Honestly, with as often as that guy gets injured, they should create a “Healthy List” for his name to appear on to save ink."

Headlines, Hot Topics, and Hyperbole

Another week, another win! The Kansas City Chiefs handled the Raiders with ease, and showed

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"There's a @Chiefs bar in Calgary called @HudsonsPub known as 'Canada's Pub'. Rabid fans make the trip from all over. Will we get a happy scene there Sunday? Or will there be a bunch of disappointed Canadian Chiefs fans?"

@PSchrags with an international flare to Ravens-Chiefs.

Want to know which QBs are the biggest "Risk-Takers" in the NFL? Here's a QB's average depth of target over their "aggressive" throw % - how often they throw into tight coverage.
Fitzmagic you bad, bad man.

Thanks to @deryck_g1 for pulling the @NextGenStats data.

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Local Chiefs Reporters:

Playing around with Over The Cap's calculator right now, and one thing is certain: the Chiefs having about 22 mil in cap space this year definitely allows for some creative contract construction.

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National Talking Heads:

Mahomes vs. Jackson (2018): 🔥🔥🔥
Mahomes vs. Jackson (2019): In three days.

📺: #BALvsKC -- SUNDAY at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
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Bears’ OL Rashaad Coward named Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP after partnering with Athletes for Charity to launch a STEM and literacy program at Lincoln Elementary School in Indiana.

How do QB changes alter the playoff picture?
Which NFC West team stays hot?

What the NUMBERS say for Week 3 📊: https://t.co/34o2XtmpJ9 (via @cfrelund)

Tom Brady had a point last night. There have been more Total Accepted Penalties called per team per game this year (7.8) than any year since 1947. That number was 6.7 in 2018, 2017, and 2016, so penalties are up 16% in 2019, which leads to more game stoppages and disjointed play.

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Snafu
Snafu

I feel like Johnny Two Times from Goodfellas is running this site today with all the double posts.

Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street
Maslowskis Demon Barber of Skeet Street

When asked if he would miss playing in Oakland. Big Red responded. “Well, last year the toilet flooded so, not gonna miss that.” You know Big Red clogged it up. When janitor came in to unclog toilet, Andy looked at him, “Time is yours”

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

He looked at him and said, “We’re on to Cincinnati.”

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

“Do your job.”

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

gif fail

fishbowl72
fishbowl72

So… why the hell is Raider Week even still a thing? At this point it’s like we’re the bully that gives the mentally handicapped kid around the corner an atomic wedgie and take his lunch money twice a year.

legal_kush
legal_kush

When it wasn’t a thing (see Todd Tin-Foil Hat Haley) they kicked our ass.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Never let up. The raiders are feeling pretty good right now and we need to go in there and fix that.

zulu trader
zulu trader

I feel a ‘breaking” coming on

starry1

Darnold is out with mono? Are the Jets still in high school?

Sudden
Sudden

Official story is mono.

I’m wondering if he’s been hitting that weed vape pen and contracted whatever that pulmonary condition is.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

He’s trolling us at this point.

“I know there’s speculation out there about how long [Hill won’t play], but he’s truly a week-to-week injury,” athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said.

Mink Farmer
Mink Farmer

Once “week-to-week” becomes “day-to-day,” the troll will be in full force.

ProfChesterTQ
ProfChesterTQ

yeah… so “week-to-week” is that longer or shorter than “day-to-day”… these medical terms are so confusing to us laymen

(update: just saw this same question further down… I will show myself out now…)

NobodyLikesDonkys
NobodyLikesDonkys

Good morning everyone in the kingdom and fuck Oakland

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

Raider Week is my favorite week of the season! Whoop that ass boys! Take ownership of that garbage stadium forever! Then we can take ownership of their new stadium next year.

Spider
Spider

Oh crap! Does anyone know if ‘truly week to week’ is better or worse than ‘literally day to day’?

1wombat
1wombat

Fuck the Raiders!

zulu trader
zulu trader

At one point in the game, we were averaging like 15 yards [per] touch. That’s not normal. To see it firsthand is pretty cool.”

Good morning!

stjoechief

As long as Hill isn’t literally day to day.

vvet818
vvet818

As a lifelong raider hater all I can say is

Spoiler
FUCK them!

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vvet818
vvet818

Sorry, I need to correct my spoiler, it should have said:

Spoiler
FUCK THEM and the horse they rode in on!
Thank you.

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles

Yessir! It occurred to me yesterday that I disliked the Raiders even before I was a big Chiefs fan. I’ve just never liked em. Even when I was a kid, I always rooted against them, no matter who they were playing.

Team Player
Team Player

They didn’t!

Hill is literally day to day? Oh no!

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Whew! “Truly week to week.” Let’s hope that is totally different

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles

What frightens me is that there will naturally come a point where he is ‘day to day.’ Let’s just hope he doesn’t fall into a black hole when that occurs.

Team Player
Team Player

As long as he doesn’t travel with the team this week he will be fine

Simtex
Simtex

I think the difference is Tyreek will want to actually get back on the field ASAP. Say what you want, but a part of me questions whether EB even wanted to play.

Team Player
Team Player

I’ve heard from people with more inside information (but it’s still rumor) that EB really did lose that drive

Sudden
Sudden

Honestly I can’t fully blame him.

The dude survived cancer, came back after a year and a brutally hard training to make a full recovery from cancer into football shape and then subsequently tears his Achilles the first game back. And when he recovers from that his other ankle gets a painful bone spur.

I think that can cause such frustration that at that point you’re just ready to say maybe it isn’t meant to be.

workingmansdead

Yeah, it’s not like that is something to be ashamed of. Just say something like “I wanted to prove to myself and everyone else that I could recover from this cancer and get back to the level of play that I expect of myself. I was able to do that. But after getting injured again, I just don’t want to do all of the rehab.” No one (reasonable) would have been mad about that.

venturachief
venturachief

Maybe I’m old school but if the team is paying you 12M maybe you have a responsibility to the team and your teammates.

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles

I think that after 2 or 3 serious injuries (ACL, MCL, Achilles etc.), the pain, surgeries & rehab are such a pain in the ass that someone would likely start playing ‘scared,’ worried about incurring another similar long-term injury. I think that’s why Andrew Luck said ‘fuck it’ & decided to retire. It’s probably also why Eric never got the surgery. Tbh, I can’t say I blame em. 6-12 months of pain & daily rehab, only to have another injury occur in a year or 2. It has to be mentally trying at times.

Simtex
Simtex

if that’s the case then why not retire? why keep cashing those teams checks as you basically hold them hostage.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I’m sorry, is the question why collect 13m dollars when you could choose not to?

venturachief
venturachief

No the question is why collect the checks when you could be playing.

Simtex
Simtex

I think truely a prideful man wouldn’t do that to a team. He up to that point had collected what 60+ million from the team. If he was hurt and didn’t want to put his body at risk then retire and quit. No one would blame him. If he sat there and collected checks because he didn’t want to risk being hurt more then f that guy. I buy Jerseys of chiefs legends and IMO berry probably was never a legend for the chiefs, but he could have been a guy I supported with good general feelings.