Chiefs news for October 13, 2021
Good morning AG! Today in history, In 1969 The Chiefs and Oilers combined for 14 fumbles. Chiefs won 20-0 in a “Frog-strangler”. This years team may break that record by themselves…
Chiefs WR Byron Pringle offers terse remarks after Week 5 loss to Bills | usatoday
“We just need to find a way to be great,” Pringle said of the vibe in the locker room. “We want to get back to ourselves.”
NFL power rankings, Week 6: Chiefs, Browns make room for Cowboys, Chargers climbs | yahoo
At the end of the day, a loss is still a loss. In falling short, those two made room for a couple of teams to climb a little higher in the top-10 of our latest power ranking poll heading into Week 6.
Report: Chiefs have ‘looked into’ trade for Colts RB Marlon Mack | usatoday
“The feeling around Indianapolis is the Colts want to do right by running back Marlon Mack, who has requested a trade, but there is not much interest just yet. Things could pick up closer to the deadline, and a conditional late-round pick probably gets it done.
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Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs have looked into Mack, too. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is expected to miss extended time because of a knee injury suffered Sunday, so perhaps they add Mack to pair with Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon.”
Chiefs HC Andy Reid comments on Patrick Mahomes’ recent string of turnovers | yahoo
Pat’s wired like a linebacker. That’s his thinking, he wants to get after you every snap, so he tries to maximize each play,” Reid explained. “I think what he’s saying is that there’s a time and a place for that. Sometimes you can try so hard that you do something that you normally wouldn’t do.
Chiefs reportedly re-sign Elijah McGuire for running back depth | kshb
McGuire, who last played in the NFL in 2018, spent time on Kansas City’s practice squad each of the last two seasons.
Film study: Why is the Chiefs’ defense an abject disaster? | usatoday
However, most observers didn’t expect to see the Chiefs’ steep regression on the defensive side of the ball this season.
The Front Office and Coaching Staff Have Derailed the Chiefs Season | zonecoverage
Their biggest weakness is evident right now, with the defense off to a horrific start. It’s more than just bad. Frankly, it’s historic. Through five weeks, the defense is surrendering 7.1 yards per play, which is the highest-ever number allowed by an NFL team, according to Pro Football Reference.
But wait, it gets better. The best offense of the past 20 years is undoubtedly the 2007 New England Patriots, who averaged 3.3 points per drive — the exact same amount of points per drive the Chiefs’ defense is allowing through five weeks. Simply put, this years’ defense is turning opposing offenses into the greatest offense our generation has ever seen every week.
Chiefs announce slew of roster moves on Tuesday | usatoday
After suffering an MCL sprain in the Week 5 loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs have sent former first-round draft pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire to injured reserve. He’s expected to miss 2-3 weeks with his injury, but his placement on injured reserve guarantees he’ll be out for at least three weeks.
In a corresponding move, the Chiefs signed RB Derrick Gore to the 53-man roster. A preseason standout in Kansas City, Gore managed 18 carries for 86 yards and six receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs during the preseason this year. He’ll be the No. 3 running back behind Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon for the time being.