Morning Huddle: Camp Roundup

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We’ve heard some of the latest from our boys at training camp. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 10 August 2020

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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes shares first impression of rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire | ChiefsWire

“My first impression is that he’s a hard worker,” Mahomes said. “I think that’s the first thing that you could see from Day 1. He’s always wanting to learn more, he’s wanting to get in every single rep that they let him in. He’s someone that has gotten better every single day. I’m excited to have him, adapt him, and involve him more and more in the offense. And as learns more, he’ll be able to progress and have more success.”

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on Royals ownership stake: ‘I love baseball | ESPN.com

“When the Royals were bought last year by [John Sherman], I wanted to be a part of it. It took a little bit of time. These things take time. So it took almost a year to get the language right and doing it at the right time with everything going on in the world. But we were able to do it and they were able to let me join in with them and be a part of something that’s going to be long-term.”

“He’s all-in with [Kansas City and] he loves baseball,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “It’s a match. I’ve joked with him that he can’t play both [sports], but he can be a part-owner of one and play the other, his two loves.”

Chiefs HC Andy Reid has no timetable for return of Juan Thornhill, Martinas Rankin | ChiefsWire

“We’ll have to see how and when [Juan Thornhill is able to return to practice],” Reid said. “He is doing well at this time. Once we get into that phase where we’re moving him around — the trainers are moving him around a little bit more — we’ll be able to tell. But he’s not ready, obviously, right now.”

“I’d say the same thing,” Reid said of Rankin. “I mean, they’re all making good progress, it’s just a matter of when they can come back. As they ramp them up — the trainers — we’ll see. But neither one is ready to go right now.”

Sammy Watkins Explains Accepting Less Money to Stay with Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs | B/R

“I think I’ve made enough money,” Watkins said, per Adam Teicher of ESPN. “I’d love more money but as far as being smart and [staying] on this team, knowing you’ve got to pay Pat [Mahomes], you’ve got to pay Chris [Jones], there’s a lot of guys you’ve got to pay. So for me to take a contract like I did was a blessing. … This is my happy place, so why not take a smaller contract and come out and play with the guys I’ve been playing with?”

“Very important to stay,” Watkins said. “For what we did in winning the Super Bowl and the type of team and coaches we have, the organization, why wouldn’t I stay? I’m a guy that’s been in the league going on seven years and I’ve been on teams that were not so good and were not winning.

Kelechi Osemele Adjusting to Chiefs with Influence from Teammates | AR

“We’re here from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” Osemele said. “We’re around each other all the time on the practice field, sharing music, just hanging out and lifting weights. That’s how we’re building chemistry right now.”

“[Schwartz and Fisher are] two of the most technically sound, like two of the most technically sound guys I’ve seen play,” Osemele said of his new teammates at tackle. “I’ve been around the game for a while and I’d say they’re high up there. In terms of their technique, they’re very consistent. That’s something that I definitely need to work on at that type of level, so that’s something I can learn from them. I think what I bring to it is the physicality of the finish, the aggression.”

Five preseason stars who fooled Kansas City Chiefs fans | AA

Last year, it seemed like most of us were enamored with how good running back Darwin Thompson looked in the preseason, but it never seemed to translate to live game success for him during his rookie campaign. We’re not ready to call him a bust, for sure, but he was disappointing relative to preseason expectations set a season ago.

Another player who looked to be a turning a corner in the 2019 preseason was defensive end Breeland Speaks. It looked like his emphasis on getting in shape, coupled with the new system implemented by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, was going to pay off for the second-round pick. A season-ending injury kept him from playing the regular season, so he’s a player worth keeping an eye on over the next month.

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With the inclusion of Nielsen’s Digital TV Ratings, which don’t come out until 3 days after the national TV ratings, the final tally for FOX’s Week 1 doubleheader is +10% vs last year and an average of over 20 million viewers.

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Local Chiefs Reporters:

"I think if you're the Chiefs, you just do what you do."

@TerezPaylor previews Sunday's matchup against the Chargers with @KCChiefs_Matt!

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National Talking Heads:

The #Saints have ruled star WR Michael Thomas as out vs the #Raiders on MNF. Not a surprise, Thomas is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and didn’t practice this week.

Similar to last week, the #Jets are promoting RB Josh Adams from the practice squad, source said, and he adds to depth given the hamstring injury for RB Le’Veon Bell. Adams will play tomorrow.

Happy birthday to 3x Pro Bowler Stephon Gilmore! 🥳

Catch up on all of his INTs with the @Patriots so far and get ready for more. @BumpNrunGilm0re

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:15 pm

PFF

@PFF

Highest receiving grade by WRs when their QB was under pressure, last two seasons:

1. Adam Thielen – 90.9
2. Tyler Lockett – 90.6
3. Tyreek Hill – 90.3

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:12 pm

PFF Fantasy Football

@PFF_Fantasy

Most slot receiving yards per route in 2019:

1. Michael Thomas – 3.4
2. Mecole Hardman – 2.7
3. Robert Woods – 2.6
4. Davante Adams – 2.3

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:07 pm

James Palmer

@JamesPalmerTV

The NFL season kicks off one month from today with the #Chiefs and #Texans

Patrick Mahomes is 2-0 in his career in Week 1.
– 317.0 pass YPG, 7 TD, 0 INT
– 140.6 passer rating
– Highest career Week 1 passer rating among all QBs with at least 2 Week 1 starts since 1950

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:04 pm

NFL Network

@nflnetwork

“It’s really hard for me not to think the @Chiefs are a huge favorite heading into this season.”

@PSchrags on the #SBLIV champs for 2020

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:02 pm

Tom Pelissero

@TomPelissero

#Chiefs DE Alex Okafor signed a restructured contract recently that clears over $2 million off KC’s cap this year and makes Okafor a free agent next March, per source. He’s now due a max of $4.96M in 2020, including $860K in per-game roster bonuses and $2M in incentives.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 4:00 pm

PFF KC Chiefs
@PFF_Chiefs

#Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has the 4th most yards after the catch among wide receivers and tight ends over the last two seasons with a total of 977!

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Leaf
08/10/2020 11:45 am

When he was signed, I know many thought Sammy would eventually get cut when we had to pay Pat and Tyreek. After a less then mind blowing first season with us, many more expected his eventual departure. But as long as Sammy doesn’t ask ridiculous money, and by his words it appears he won’t, I’m finding it harder and harder to find a scenario in which he doesn’t finish his career here. or at the very least, play for many more years here

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zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Leaf
08/10/2020 4:26 pm

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zulu trader
zulu trader
08/10/2020 11:08 am

Colleges and universities are cancelling their football seasons this year

Will the NFL get off a full season??

d-block
d-block
Reply to  zulu trader
08/10/2020 11:55 am

Looking less and less likely.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  zulu trader
08/10/2020 2:21 pm

NFL and college are very different animals. College players are not getting paid and they are technically students first.

That being said, I think its very unlikely we get in a full 16 games.

Last edited 1 month ago by DenverDonkeyHater
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
08/10/2020 9:35 am

Breland Speaks emphasis on getting in shape? All I remember about him last year was how he showed up to camp out of shape. I think arrowhead addict missed it there.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
08/10/2020 11:11 am

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Warpath
Warpath
08/10/2020 7:47 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Warpath
08/10/2020 9:23 am

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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
08/10/2020 6:55 am

On flight to reno nv for biz…
If time permits

Probably put $$$ on how games: Broncos, raiders will win this year. 🙂

John Jay
John Jay
08/10/2020 5:14 am

Hey DC, thanks for posting early. Happy Monday, everyone!

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