Chiefs news for December 3, 2021
Good morning AG! Not much happening in the history department, so lets get to the news…
Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month | fox4kc
Punter Tommy Townsend’s consistency in pinning opponents near their own end zone have earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Month of November.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes reflects on first bye week as a dad | usatoday
“It was awesome,” Mahomes told reporters. “I think y’all probably saw the tweet when I said, ‘Being a dad is cool.’ When you’re in season, you get to see her, but she’s asleep a lot when you get home, you’re getting home late, and stuff like that. When you’re there for that bye week, and you’re sitting there with her all day, and you’re just playing and seeing how much she’s grown. She’s crawling now, so she’s moving around everywhere; it’s really cool just to watch because she changes every single day. That was really important to me to be able to see her moving around. It was cool.”
5-Time Pro Bowler Reveals He’d Consider Playing Again | thespun
It’s been over three years since Eric Berry played a down in the NFL. Many fans assumed that he retired, but it turns out the five-time Pro Bowler isn’t officially ready to hang up his cleats yet.
Patrick Mahomes: Pat Surtain II has all the talent you could possibly want | yahoo
“First off, he’s physically — I mean, he has all the talent you could possibly want,” Mahomes said. “He’s tall, he’s fast, he’s big, he’s physical and then you can tell his dad was a player. You tell those guys that they’re smart, they understand the game, even for a rookie, he has a veteran mindset. He understands what they’re trying to do as a defense. He’s someone you definitely have to know where he’s at every single play and he’s getting better and better each and every week.”
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce surges to 2nd in overall Pro Bowl voting | kshb
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has received more Pro Bowl votes from fans than all but one other NFL player.
Indianapolis running back Johnathan Taylor, who leads the league in rushing, has received the most votes (126,381) for the 2022 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Feb. 6 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Chiefs RG Trey Smith excited for first game against division rival Broncos | usatoday
“If it’s important to the organization from a traditional standpoint, it’s a big-time game,” Smith explained. “For me, I try to take every game as a big-time game. In terms of my preparation, nothing really changes, but obviously it’s a rivalry game and you’ll know it after snap one. We’re really excited about it and like I said, preparation remains the same every week.”
Chiefs’ RT Lucas Niang, CB Rashad Fenton to miss practice Thursday | kshb
Kansas City Chiefs’ right tackle Lucas Niang will not practice on Thursday, a team spokesperson announced during a press conference.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid discusses NFL’s post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 protocols | usatoday
”Yeah, you have to keep them on for three days,” said Reid regarding the masks. “So, this is our last day with it. We can have them off on the field—indoor and outdoor field. The league is taking precautionary measures. Our guys have done a pretty good job with it so far. They’ve done good with the masks, but also as far as not having a lot of positive tests.”
Chiefs seeking 12th straight win over Broncos on Sunday | apnews
DE Frank Clark got off to a slow start this season, but he had three quarterback hits and his second sack of the season against the Cowboys before the bye. His ability to get pressure on Bridgewater should free up defensive tackle Chris Jones to get into the backfield while also helping out the secondary.
Mike Hughes to be Chiefs’ No. 1 punt returner moving forward | usatoday
Ahead of the bye week, Toub did make one change and it looks like that change will stick. For the first time since being drafted in 2019, Mecole Hardman didn’t play any snaps on special teams. Instead, the Chiefs opted to give Mike Hughes all the punt returns during the game. According to Toub, this was an effort to jumpstart a punt return game that has been rather dormant this season.