Morning Huddle: Room For Improvement?

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The Chiefs are the reigning champions and the best team in the league at the moment. How do they improve? Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 14 September 2020

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Tyrann Mathieu thinks Clyde Edwards-Helaire provides spark for Chiefs’ offense | ChiefsWire

“I’m so impressed with the young man,” Mathieu said. “Obviously, I’m a huge LSU guy. I bleed purple and gold. I’ve seen him stick his foot in the ground like that many a time. I’ve seen him bounce off plenty of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State guys. He’s a great guy for us. I think he’s going to continue to add to this offense and give us that spark that we need. I feel like he really showed up today and we played a balanced game all-around. I think he was a big part of that.”

Chiefs unsatisfied with Week 1 win over Texans | ChiefsWire

“Listen, I’m proud of our guys, but we have a ton of things we can work on, so that’s a plus,” Reid told reporters. “And these guys are willing to do that. They know that. And once they have a chance to look at the tape and see what they’ve got, they’ll hit the drawing board, as you’d say, and get busy on working on those things. The coaches likewise—we’re all knocking the rust off. But I’m proud of the guys. I don’t want to take away from that, I’m proud of how they handled this.”

Key storylines for Chiefs fans to follow in NFL’s Week 1 | AA

While the Chiefs did have to prepare to play a bit before everyone else, they’re now enjoying the ability to soak in football just like the rest of us.

Since there’s no official Chiefs action to watch on a Sunday and Monday filled with NFL action, we thought we’d identify a few key storylines to make today more entertaining for K.C. fans. Keep an eye on these aspects of Week 1 as football gets underway.

Texans vs. Chiefs: Kelechi Osemele, Sammy Watkins earn high grades | AA

Outside of the first drive where he got a bit turned around and the Texans receiver dropped the ball, rookie cornerback L’Jarius Sneed looked extremely good. He was good enough to the point that,  if he keeps this up, Bashaud Breeland isn’t getting his spot back upon his return from a four-game suspension.

Sneed’s size and athleticism was on full display, and he even chipped in an interception. Yes, it was thrown directly to him after Mathieu hit Watson’s arm, but it’s still nice getting the first turnover out of the way. Sneed added an impressive return as well. Huge performance against a very good offense.

Chiefs surprise Texans by relying on run game in Week 1 | AA

The Chiefs ran the ball 34 times in Week 1, with the bulk of those carries going to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire who posted an impressive debut line of 25 carries for 138 yards and 1 touchdown. He displayed his unique ability most prominently at the beginning of the third quarter with a dazzling 27-yard run, where he froze multiple defenders in their tracks with his violent cuts.

The Chiefs offense was expected to score points, but the reliance upon the run was not. In the two seasons Mahomes has served as the starting quarterback, the team has only eclipsed 30 rushes in a game on three occasions, but all of those games come up short of the 34 carries in last night’s performance. In fact, of all the teams that made the playoffs in those two years the Chiefs ran the ball the fewest times on average.

Andy Reid Finds Flaws and Applauds His Rookies After Week 1 Win | SI.com

“Yeah, well, I complement our veteran players for that because they welcomed these guys in, and then our coaches for doing a nice job,” Reid said. “I mean, if you look at the coordinators, Spags [Steve Spagnuolo] has done a phenomenal job, and his coaching staff, of making sure the young guys work in there. EB [Eric Bieniemy] and our offensive staff have done the same thing. And then Dave [Toub] always believes that if they’re not going to be able to work in on the offense or defense, they can learn angles and speed on special teams and still be effective. So, all of the coaches believe in that, and then Brett [Veach] has done a nice job of drafting, first of all, and then, too, bringing our team back together.”

Report: All NFL Players, Coaches Pass COVID-19 Tests Ahead of Week 1 Games | B/R

Every NFL player and coach passed COVID-19 tests that were administered Saturday morning, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The negative results mean that everyone should be able to participate in Week 1, pending a stadium health check.

Per the NFL’s COVID-19 testing protocol (h/t ESPN), which was finalized at the beginning of the month, players, coaches, and anyone in direct contact with the team is tested for the virus six days a week—every day except for game day. For Sunday 1 p.m. games, players receive their last test at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. For later games, the test happens at 10 a.m. the day before. 

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Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

Arrowhead Guys Twitter:

This week’s episode “Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fixes the Chiefs ONLY Weakness ” is now LIVE 💥💥

@clydro_22 presses gaps like a VETERAN to set defenders up 👇👇

Full episode: https://youtu.be/VJURL1fwD9I

#clydeedwardshelaire #chiefskingdom #nfl #chiefs

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Twitter feed video.💯
Patrick Mahomes II@PatrickMahomes

I’m back this year to keep it 💯 with @headshoulders and my good friend @tpolamalu. Let's #TakeItUpTo100. #HeadShouldersPartner

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!

.@MecoleHardman4 averaged 55.9 yards-per-touchdown last season across seven scores.

The dude is already one of the most explosive players in football.

Twitter feed video..@MecoleHardman4 averaged 55.9 yards-per-touchdown last season across seven scores. 

The dude is already one of the most explosive players in football.
Kansas City Chiefs@Chiefs

Taking it back to @MecoleHardman4's first touchdown in Arrowhead ✈️

@CocaCola | #ChiefsKingdom

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National Talking Heads:

The #Bears and RB Tarik Cohen have had fruitful discussions about a contract extension, sources say, and there is a push to get it done today in advance of Week 2. The deadline for a signed deal is 3:59 pm today to be official for Sunday & it’s a real possibility. Stay tuned...

Its not just Allen Robinson that the #Bears are talking to about an extension...

Twitter feed video.Its not just Allen Robinson that the #Bears are talking to about an extension...
Mike Garafolo@MikeGarafolo

From @gmfb Weekend: #Cowboys DE Aldon Smith is providing inspiration for players who have been out of the league a while. And I blew through @CodyWins25's stop sign in my ear to note #Bears RB Tarik Cohen could have himself a contract extension soon.

The @steelers drafted him 15th overall out of Ohio State back in 2014.

Looking back at @RyanShazier’s NFL career. (via @nflthrowback)

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zulu trader
zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:24 pm

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:21 pm

Matt Miller

@nfldraftscout

So far, there has been ONE player rush for 100 yards in Week 1.

#Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:19 pm

PFF

@PFF

QBs with 3 + red zone passing TDs in Week 1:
Patrick Mahomes
Lamar Jackson
Russell Wilson

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:18 pm

Adam Schefter

@AdamSchefter

Top 5 selling jerseys, in order: Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Nick Bosa.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:51 pm

I would not be buying a Cam Newton or Brady jersey yet.

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/14/2020 4:16 pm

Herbie Teope

@HerbieTeope

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said CB Charvarius Ward (hand) ‘had some work done’ on the injury. Reid adds, ‘ We just got to see how it feels.’

Team returns to practice Wednesday, so we’ll be monitoring Ward’s status closely.

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DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
09/14/2020 3:56 pm

I’m super excited to watch the donkeys get boat raced tonight

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
09/14/2020 2:32 pm

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/14/2020 3:02 pm

What makes me happy about Mahomes and the Chiefs is that they are so good they have shut up Skip Bayless. He can’t even choose an outrageous take anymore.

Leaf
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/14/2020 3:30 pm

Wait until we play Lamar or Tom

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Leaf
09/14/2020 4:11 pm

Depends on how good Tom looks when we play them. I’ll grant him any takes on Lamar. That week 3 matchup is going to determine #1 seed. Book it.

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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/14/2020 4:21 pm

I noticed that too. And Skip seems to love CEH too. The Chiefs are making it real tough for him to be spouting his contrarian taeks.

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
09/14/2020 3:58 pm

Love “your Kansas City Chiefs”.

upamtn
09/14/2020 1:42 pm

room for improvement? probably …

and after all:
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ChiefBlueCFC
ChiefBlueCFC
09/14/2020 12:00 pm

That Head and Shoulders commercial Mahomes posted this morning was solid. But I’m a bit biased, I must say.

MasterChief
MasterChief
09/14/2020 11:33 am

Have a great week, AG!

Warpath
Warpath
09/14/2020 8:31 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

upamtn
Reply to  Warpath
09/14/2020 1:44 pm

AND undefeated! (so far)

oof46
oof46
09/14/2020 6:40 am

My thoughts on CEH:
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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  oof46
09/14/2020 8:14 am

do or do not there is no try:

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
09/14/2020 8:17 am

And, My dorky Lightsaber arrives, next month 🙂 lol

STARGLOW – Your Personal Lightsaber:

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