Chiefs news for 27 December 2018
For first time since early October, this key offensive lineman practices with Chiefs.
With a towel over his head, Eric Berry watched on from the sideline as third-year safety Jordan Lucas took over his spot.
“He had every intention of going into the fourth quarter but there was only so many snaps he can take right now. He’s easing back into it. I have full trust in him, it’s not a matter of that. If he could have gone a half, we would have gone a half.”
False hope is more torturous than knowing an unhappy ending is coming. It’s what makes being a fan of franchises like the Chiefs arguably even more miserable than franchises like the Cleveland Browns. But perhaps the Chiefs have found their Bruce Wayne—the man able to finally claw this franchise out of the pit and into the light above.
The Chiefs have needed that something extra of late from Williams, who has helped keep their season from falling apart after they lost their top two backs. Since the Chiefs started to call on Williams frequently in the last four games he has rushed for 204 yards.
My family understands what this season is and what I need to do in order to be ready. I got to wake up at like six in the morning with my little sister there, then I came in for a couple of hours and got to watch film and stuff like I would usually do on any other Tuesday. I made sure I got my film study in and then when I went home I hung out with them a little bit and then they went to sleep, and I studied a little bit more.
Count Jon Gruden as being among those who thinks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes should be the one to get the nod for this season’s Most Valuable Player award in the National Football League.
Rest of the West
Chubb even eclipsed 10 sacks in his rookie season (he has 12 with one game remaining). But Bovada figures the odds are against Chubb when it comes down to who wins Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Of the top four candidates for winning the award, Chubb is the fourth. His odds are stacked at +1600.
The Broncos have now lost to three teams this season who, most likely, will be drafting before us in 2019. Let that sink in.
Over the past five games, the Chargers have been outscored 43-14 in the opening quarter.
NFL Network’s Kay Adams discusses why she believes the Los Angeles Chargers are the best team in the AFC heading into Week 17 of the 2018 season.
The Silver and Black will face another tough test this Sunday in Kansas City, going toe-to-toe with Dee Ford and Justin Houston. The tandem has combined for 19.5 sacks and has been a constant problem for offensive lines, and if the Raiders O-line can protect Derek Carr the offense might be able to keep pace with the Chiefs.
Gruden was asked during his Wednesday press conference if he had any comment on Shaw’s reported firing, and answered it was “a personal matter,” and he would leave it at that. Gruden also added it was something the Raiders would deal with once the season was over, which it will be after Sunday.
Rest of the Rest
In front of a thrilled Cleveland faithful, Mayfield led the Browns to a victory over the rival Bengals, 26-18, when he threw three touchdowns. The rookie completed 27 of 37 passes for 284 yards and had no interceptions as he took home his first of what Cleveland fans hope is many NFL weekly accolades.
Chances are there will be a little more tact involved if teams do indeed part with these veterans this offseason. However, with the final days of 2018 upon us, I’m taking a look at some big-name players who should get a fresh start with a different club next year.
And when the season is officially in the books, the Giants have plenty of decisions to make during the offseason at numerous positions on the roster, including quarterback. Eli Manning, however, apparently isn’t giving too much thought to what the future holds for him as the team’s starting signal-caller.
Coach Mike Tomlin disagreed with some of the calls in the loss but does not think expanding replay to make pass interference penalties reviewable is the answer. As a member of the NFL’s competition committee, Tomlin acknowledged that the group will likely again discuss making PI subject to review but doesn’t see it as the solution.
Oregon’s Justin Herbert announced on Wednesday that he’ll return to school for his senior season, which means there will be one fewer first-round talent in the 2019 NFL Draft class. And while this is great news for the Ducks, it’s a troubling development for quarterback-needy NFL teams who were hoping Herbert would be draft-eligible this offseason.
The long-time defensive coordinator should definitely receive consideration. But Dorsey and Haslam have to remove emotions from this situation. They have to ask themselves if this wave of success is sustainable and if continuity will breed the necessary strides that will transform Cleveland into legitimate contenders.