Chiefs news for Sept 29, 2023
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And now, maybe some Chiefs news …
VIDEO: How Chiefs (and Andy Reid) fooled Bears on first touchdown pass | KC Star
Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell and Brett Taveau — longtime high school offensive coordinator and author of Chiefs book “Unpacking Greatness” — explain how a Chiefs touchdown play call was designed so well in KC’s 41-10 win over the Chicago Bears that an offensive lineman had no one to block.
Kansas City Chiefs prepare for Rodger-less Jets on primetime | St. Joseph News-Press via yahoo!sports
The Kansas City Chiefs were back out on the field practicing for their Week 4 matchup with the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football. It’ll be the second primetime game in 2023 for Kansas City and first on the road.
Head coach Andy Reid said tight end Noah Gray missed practice Wednesday due to sickness and linebacker Nick Bolton is recovering from an ankle sprain.
“We got to stay on top of our game,” Reid said. “A very good defense coordinator, so they’re fully loaded on the coaching staff and they’ve got good players, so we’ve just got to make sure we put the work in this week.”
5 Important players to watch for Jets to upset Chiefs on Sunday Night Football | AM New York
We’re just four days away from the New York Jets taking on the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. For two teams that came into the year with high expectations, both are now on completely different paths.
New York lost their franchise quarterback four plays into the new season and have struggled to pick up the pieces. Kansas City, on the other hand, has shrugged off their opening night loss to look like the best team in football for another season.
The Jets have their work cut out for them. There’s no sugarcoating it. Despite the lack of faith many across the league (and most Jets’ fans) have, there’s a way for the team to still be able to come away with a major upset in Week 4.
To do so, five players need to step up in a big way. Today, we go through that here.
Chiefs have PFF’s top-rated CB. Here’s what his position coach thinks about that | KC Star
Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs coach Dave Merritt said he was unaware that cornerback Trent McDuffie is 2023’s top-rated cornerback on Pro Football Focus.
He agrees with the sentiment, though.
“I see that and more,” Merritt said Thursday. “Trent right now is playing at a very high level.”
Perhaps the most pleasant surprise from the Chiefs’ strong start defensively has been the former first-round pick McDuffie, who appears to have graduated from a solid rookie last season to a potential Pro Bowler in his second campaign.
Chiefs WR Montrell Washington takes over at returner | WDAF via yahoo!sports
Next man up includes opportunities for players to step into a new role.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and starting return man Richie James was placed on injured reserve going into their Week 3 matchup with the Chicago Bears.
Second-year wide receiver Montrell Washington was signed to the practice squad right before the start of the season. The Samford product was a fifth-round draft pick for the Denver Broncos last season and garnered 271 punt return yards and 340 kick return yards as a rookie.
He was waived at the end of training camp.
Chiefs coordinators not taking preparations for the 1-2 New York Jets lightly | KMBC
Offensive coordinator Matt Nagy and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo are tasked with getting the Kansas City Chiefs ready for an uneven New York Jets.
After a blowout win over the Chicago Bears, a 2-1 Kansas City team has the perfect setup to keep the ball rolling against an Aaron Rodgers-less 1-2 Jets squad.
Nagy and Spagnuolo say they aren’t taking preparations lightly.
Chiefs DL coach Joe Cullen says LB Leo Chenal’s nickname is ‘The Beast’ | Chiefs Wire via yahoo!sports
The defense of the Kansas City Chiefs has received well-deserved attention over the first three weeks of the season, stifling their opponents. A significant part of the success has been the growth of the young players in the unit that shined in crucial spots during last year’s postseason.
Chiefs defensive line coach Joe Cullen has worked tirelessly with his young players and singled out second-year player Leo Chenal. The former Wisconsin standout has played more formation this season and earned a good work ethic reputation and nickname, according to Cullen during his Thursday press conference.
Props to WIlson
𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚: Despite being heavily bashed by the media, fans and even former #Jets players, Zach Wilson remains completely professional and respectful when answering questions… it makes me want to see him succeed.— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 28, 2023
He was told about what #Chiefs LB Willie Gay said (Jets… pic.twitter.com/4sVIVPfWC4
Former Chiefs are doing well in the media. Trent Green is calling games for CBS, Tony Gonzalez is on Amazon for TNF, Alex Smith is an analyst for MNF and Matt Cassel is at NBC as a Big Ten football analyst.— Patrick Allen (@RPatrickAllen) September 29, 2023
Did I miss anyone?
yeah, you forgot Taylor Swift …
this is not a taylor swift update but does anyone in nyc have a Chiefs Jersey I could borrow— Taylor Swift Updates (@SwiftNYC) September 29, 2023