Morning Huddle: Chiefs have two new specials airing on NFL Network this week

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In the morning Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 8 September 2020

 

 

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Chiefs have two new specials airing on NFL Network this week

NFL Network is set to air the latest iteration of their “America’s Game” documentary series which chronicles the reigning Super Bowl champions each year. It’ll be the 54th episode in total and the 14th iteration of the annual version of the series, which has been released every September since 2007. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFL Films wanted to ensure that Chiefs fans got to witness their team featured in this longstanding series.

Kansas City Chiefs | 2020 Know Your Foe

Both teams signed their young, wunderkind quarterbacks from the 2017 NFL Draft to massive contracts in the offseason, and for good reason. We all know what Deshaun Watson has meant, and will continue to mean, to the Texans, while in Kansas City, the man taken two spots ahead of Watson in the aforementioned 2017 NFL Draft has also become the King of Kansas City – Patrick Mahomes. These two face-of-the-franchise gunslingers will face off many times in this league but this season opener will be the rubber match, if you will, thus far. Watson and the Texans won in Kansas City in week six last year the first time these two stepped on the field together, while Mahomes and company returned the favor in the playoff game at Arrowhead that ended the Texans 2019 season.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes speaks on rivalry with Texans QB Deshaun Watson

The Kansas City Chiefs open the 2020 NFL regular season on Thursday, Sept. 10, hosting the Houston Texans. The two teams met twice last season, splitting both memorable games at Arrowhead Stadium. The headline players discussed then and now remain quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. It’s a budding rivalry between two young star quarterbacks.

Kansas City Chiefs: What to expect from Clyde Edwards-Helaire?

So what are realistic expectations for a rookie who now finds himself as a key component in the NFL’s most dynamic offense? Is it fair to hold Edwards-Helaire to the bar that Kareem Hunt set as a rookie in Andy Reid‘s offense just a few seasons ago? That year (2017), Reid didn’t hesitate to give Hunt a whopping 325 offensive touches. Will the Chiefs put that heavy of a load on their rookie this season?

Chiefs finalize practice squad roster

We’re mere days away from the Kansas City Chiefs’ first game of the 2020 NFL regular season. On top of that, we now know what the team’s Week 1 roster will look like.

 

 

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zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 4:41 pm

“We’re expecting good things from Mecole,” Toub said. “I think he’s going to take major strides in his kick return ability. I really think he’s on the verge of being really, really good and explosive. He’s explosive already, but he’s going to be even better so we’re excited about him and the way he’s developed.”
In 2019, Hardman had the third most kick return yards in the NFL with 704 yards. His 26.07 average yards per kickoff return was also the third-most among players with 25 or more kickoff returns.

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zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 4:30 pm

Adam Teicher

@adamteicher

Clyde Edwards-Helaire on how he’s dealing with the considerable hype heading into the season: “I really don’t (go) on Twitter or Instagram. . . I know what I expect from myself and I know what (the Chiefs) expect from me and I’m here to do what I need to do.’’

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 4:26 pm

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 5:00 pm

Still feeling so much better about re-signing him than I would about signing any FA secondary player.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 3:04 pm

Jon Machota

@jonmachota

Most regular season wins by active NFL head coaches:

Bill Belichick: 273
Andy Reid: 207
Pete Carroll: 133
Mike Tomlin: 133
Sean Payton: 131
Mike McCarthy: 125

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 4:27 pm

And the gap between Carroll/Tomlin and Reid is larger than the gap between him and Belichick, too. A lot hinges on how well Newton fits in with the Patriot Way, but I think it’s reasonable to expect Andy to close that gap this year. We even have our own version of the AFC East, at least until proven otherwise.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 2:08 pm

NFL Network

@nflnetwork

“To me it’s the @Chiefs, and a bunch of other teams trying to get No. 2.”

Which team can take down the defending Champs in the AFC?

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 2:06 pm

Adam Teicher

@adamteicher

Andy Reid said none of the 53 players would be out on Thursday night for injury reasons. That would include Travis Kelce. He’s good to go.

Berserker
Berserker
09/08/2020 1:30 pm

Huh, new deal for Kareem. Good for him.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Berserker
09/08/2020 2:13 pm

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Terez A. Paylor

@TerezPaylor
RB Kareem Hunt has agreed to a two-year, $13.2 million extension with the Browns, a source tells @YahooSports.

Hunt, 25, is one of the league’s best backup running backs. He’ll have a role this season behind starter Nick Chubb.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 2:17 pm

PFF CLE Browns
@PFF_Browns

#Browns Kareem Hunt: 2nd in the NFL in missed tackles forced on runs (123) since 2017

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 2:18 pm

Jeremy Fowler

@JFowlerESPN

Kareem Hunt will be 27 at the end of his new deal and can re-enter the market with good years left or become the Browns’ feature back if for some reason Nick Chubb doesn’t re-sign. Still a top-10 RB talent in the eyes of some evaluators.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 12:37 pm

Andy Benoit

@Andy_Benoit

NFL leading defenses in INTs + Dropped INTs in 2019:
1. Patriots (1.94 per game, counting playoffs)
2. Chiefs (1.79)
3. Steelers (1.69)
4. 49ers (1.47)

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 1:25 pm

Spags does seem very confident that his defense is in a lot better place than it was in the regular season Houston game last year. Seems like he assumes they won’t backslide much off their late-season improvement.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Berserker
09/08/2020 2:05 pm

it took 6-8 games before we were working good last year. Maybe this year we will start quicker than that this year

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 3:38 pm

Heard on the radio that somebody has Willie Gay ranked with the 4th best odds to win defensive RotY.

Of course that’s an individual award, but players on bad defenses don’t generally win those.

MasterBlaster7
MasterBlaster7
Reply to  Berserker
09/08/2020 5:18 pm

It took the defense a while last year to fully commit to Spags method. But once they did it culminated in stopping Derrick Henry. They might regress a little in the beginning but it wont be due to primary mechanics….I would expect it to iron out fairly quickly.

And, yah….Willie Gay is a hell of a wild card. For the record…whenever Willie Gay gets a sack I want the chant to be……………”Big Gay Willie took him on a Big Gay Boat Ride!!!” hahahaha…I’ve been working on that one for a while.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 12:26 pm

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zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 12:14 pm

Aaron Wilson
@AaronWilson_NFL

Bill O’Brien on Chiefs’ fast wide receiver corps, including @cheetah ‘They can fly.’

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:47 am

#HOUvsKC Monday injury report

LIMITED
– TE Travis Kelce (knee)
– DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle)

FULL
D. Williams (hamstring), A. Okafor (calf), J. Thornhill (knee), D. Yelder (groin)

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  zulu trader
09/08/2020 12:56 pm

It’s convenient to only have one D. Williams to keep track of.

(But I admit I had to think for a second to sort out D. Williams the RB vs D. Wilson the LB).

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  Berserker
09/08/2020 1:00 pm

We do have two D. Williams this year, even better we have Darrel and Darryl Williams. OL Darryl Williams is on the practice squad. But imagine the fun when he gets elevated to the full roster.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Big Chief
09/08/2020 1:21 pm

Ah, right. Yeah…so I already re-forgot the practice squad while I was typing that ellipsis.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Big Chief
09/08/2020 2:12 pm

“This is my brother Darrel and this is my other brother Darryl”, for those who can place that line.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
09/08/2020 3:41 pm

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zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:16 am

PFF

@PFF

Patrick Mahomes on passes targeted 20+ yards downfield since 2018:

76 completions (1st)
2,655 YDS (1st)
28 TDs (1st)

Only Two ( 2 ) days until Chiefs (-9.5) vs. Texans

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:14 am

Gerry Dulac

@gerrydulac

The Steelers have had a father and son as owners (twice), but never had a father and son play for them until now — new P Dustin Colquitt is the son of former Steelers punter Craig Colquitt (1978-84).

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:11 am

PFF

@PFF

Most yards per play in 2019:

1. Cowboys – 6.4
2. Chiefs – 6.1
3. Ravens – 6.1
4. Titans – 6.0

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:08 am

Aaron Wilson
@AaronWilson_NFL

J.J. Watt: ‘The NFL is in good hands with guys like Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes for years to come. Looking forward to going up against Patrick Mahomes again. He’s an incredible talent.’

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/08/2020 11:07 am

Sports Illustrated
@SInow
1) Chiefs
14) Bucs
15) Patriots
32) Jaguars
@theMMQB‘s preseason NFL power rankings poll

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
09/08/2020 9:08 am

We have a rivalry with houston? Didn’t realize.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Tony Sommer
09/08/2020 9:51 am

Someone else needs to be as good as he is to be a rival.

Leaf
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/08/2020 10:18 am

We know that. But that doesn’t get the talking heads the views/clicks they want. Hence the constant underselling of Mahomes play, and the over hyping of other QBs

MasterBlaster7
MasterBlaster7
Reply to  Leaf
09/08/2020 5:31 pm

Here is the alpha and omega on all QB comparisons to Mahomie.

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  MasterBlaster7
09/08/2020 6:56 pm

Mahomes is just basically screwing around at this point.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Tony Sommer
09/08/2020 10:18 am

It’ll end up the same. manning was never ever close to brady.

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 10:21 am

Depends on who you ask. Manning was more physically gifted, but Brady always had the better coach/teams and longevity, so he accomplished more.

tsv0728
tsv0728
Reply to  Leaf
09/08/2020 12:03 pm

Definitely. No matter where you fall with your judgement, he was certainly close enough to Brady to constitute a rivalry. Or more importantly, their teams were close enough to each other, with franchise QBs at their heads. If Houston could be a really good team year in year out, talking heads will be right to call it a rivalry. We’ll see what happens after BoB is fired.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  tsv0728
09/08/2020 1:04 pm

On that note, the AFC team that worries me most right now as far as building a worthy rival, is the Titans. Which ironically is the team that got beaten out of the city of Houston by KC.

I don’t like the ability that Vrabel’s shown to do sneaky and effective things with that team. Wouldn’t like to see them get a QB the caliber of a young Brady, or even Watson.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Berserker
09/08/2020 3:52 pm

As long as Belichick is in the league he’s a threat. Serious threat. Now he has a gifted athlete that is supposedly healthy with something to prove. Could be a problem.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 4:03 pm

True. Maybe not this year, but possibly after the next draft…

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  Leaf
09/08/2020 1:47 pm

Manning always had a better offense, but defense Brady definitely wins that category

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 12:02 pm

Are you saying he was that much better than Brady?

Fivehead had like 25 HCs and 650 OCs during his career.

slackator
slackator
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/08/2020 12:11 pm

When Manning was playing it was always HE was the HC and OC now when hes retired he had 25 HCs and 650 OCs, maybe if he didnt have such an enormous ego he wouldnt have had so many but then again he had the cranium space for it with the high amounts of HGH he took

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  slackator
09/08/2020 12:31 pm

Well he couldnt coach the defense. Hoodie always puts together a good defense. Lest we not forget that hoodie coached Cassel to an 11-5 record.

As much as I hated fivehead, what he did when he came to Denver the first few years before the bud lights caught up with him was damn impressive.

In the end, Brady is and Manning was very impressive. I always look to the fact that outside of the years they were injured and Mannings first year, both of them won their division every single year.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/08/2020 1:24 pm

I never made that connection until now

Bud Light – St Louis
bud light – Denver

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/08/2020 12:24 pm

Fivehead was a great regular season QB, when going against a lot of scrub teams. The playoffs were a completely different story. You know, when going against good teams.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 12:35 pm

Him and his teams definitely blew it in playoffs a lot. Sometimes you need a little help from your teamates though. Rahim Moore of the donkeys allowing that deep pass against the Ravens in the playoffs is probably one of my top 10 favorite football moments of all time.

tsv0728
tsv0728
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/08/2020 12:44 pm

Just brought him up during a draft with a donkey buddy over the weekend 🙂

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 1:11 pm

A big part of PeyPey’s playoff failure was the way the officiating changed for playoff games. Less flags, a lot more physical and grabby pass coverage. Physical coverage always messed with PeyPey’s textbook-perfect vision of offense.

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/08/2020 1:51 pm

Yeah, no, he had two head coaches in indy in 14 years and 2 coaches in Denver. And really only 1 OC in indy Tom Moore…

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 10:15 am

Media is desperate for another manning/Brady. They just can’t decide if it’s Mahomes/Watson, Mahomes/Jackson, Mahomes/Mayfield, etc

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Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Leaf
09/08/2020 1:14 pm

Well I think they’ve already decided it’s all of them, plus a few more. They’ll just change the narrative based on which week it is and which stories they have already completed in their backlog.

So, basically the same way that non-sports news operates.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/08/2020 1:54 pm

I think we’ve had a quiet rivalry with Houston over the years. Sure seem to have played them practically every year for a while now.

Snafu
Snafu
09/08/2020 8:02 am

“In the morning” downgrades your score.

Warpath
Warpath
09/08/2020 7:49 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Warpath
09/08/2020 11:03 am

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backbone313
backbone313
09/08/2020 7:23 am

Kelechi Osemele

The most not talked about player happening.

Or are Chiefs fans smarter then the crowd who says QBs need LGs to win

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  backbone313
09/08/2020 1:15 pm

I think it’s interesting that he’s been penciled in as the starter already.

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