Chiefs news for 8 June 2020
“I think Bruce Lee — I feel like he always knew his opponents,” Mathieu told GQ Sports in September. “I think that’s the most critical thing to not only understand myself and my game but to understand who I was going against.”
Think of this: In today’s money, Streater would have been the 14th highest-paid player on the Chiefs roster at a cap hit of $4.8 million. Despite the fact that he’s not even a starting wideout, the Chiefs were ready to pony up as much cap space for a single year for Streater as three total players brought back this season on one-year deals: cornerback Bashaud Breeland ($3M), wideout Demarcus Robinson ($1M), and defensive lineman Mike Pennel ($800K). That’s bananas.
“I’ve always had a little bit of fire as a football player,” Townsend said. “Growing up I played running back and in high school I played corner and safety, so I’ve always been pretty aggressive. That’s one thing I have in my mind that I think is an advantage. I’m a little bit more aggressive than the typical punter.”
These two young superstars represented change for both franchises, as well as signifying the next window of contention. However, with such similarities among the two and what they represent for both of their teams, is the difference between these AFC favorites under center? In short, the answer is yes.
“When you think about the leap that some of these second-year quarterbacks have had, Mahomes comes to mind,” Nate Burleson said on Good Morning Football on Friday. “Alex Smith was the quarterback he sat behind his rookie season. He came in and lit up the league his second season. I think it’s going to be the same situation. Tua will learn from Fitzpatrick. Learn when to be aggressive and when to fall back. In his second season, we’ll see what Tua is going to do in the league.”
“There’s just so many small things that you have to perfect,” Butker said. “There are so many guys that can do my job, that can hold the ball but how well can you do it? Can you do it at an elite level? I think that’s what separates people and it’s focusing on the details and that’s one, being the leader, now that Dustin’s no longer here, unfortunately, I’m kind of the leader and I’m the one teaching them about the holding stuff.”