Chiefs news for July 27, 2022
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Today in Chiefs history, in 1991 Jan Stenerud became the first placekicker inducted to the hall of fame, and Ben Niemann was born 1995.
Creed Humphrey says Chiefs’ OL wants to be known for its physicality |
The Oklahoma standout enters his second training camp with confidence, knowing what he and his teammates are capable of. Humphrey revealed to reporters on Monday that the offensive line unit has some big goals as a whole during the 2022 NFL season.
Trent McDuffie ‘really excited’ for first training camp with Chiefs | Chiefswire
“I’m all over the place,” he told reporters, “Inside, outside, wherever the coaches need me. I tell them wherever you need me to play I’m going to do my best to make sure I’m ready for my opportunity.”
Chiefs WR Skyy Moore aims to build more chemistry with Patrick Mahomes at training camp | Chiefswire
“Going into a session with [Mahomes] you always learn something,” Moore explained, “So, [I] was just trying to get into that routine, build that chemistry down there and it was real hot that’s what I remember about everything. As far as how to run my routes and what he wants. You know it’s all about what he wants and the chemistry between the wide receivers and the quarterback. I’m just trying to feel what he needs from me.”
USA TODAY projects Chiefs’ 2022 record | Chiefswire
Davis puts to bed concerns of regression in a very logical way — the Chiefs still have their head coach and star quarterback — the two most important pieces to a winning NFL team. While departures of Mathieu and Hill will be felt, they have the pieces in place to overcome those losses through a 17-game season. The playoffs, however, seem to be a different beast in Davis’ mind.
Nick Jacobs’ notes from Day 3 of Kansas City Chiefs training camp | KSHB
The star of the day was rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore. Moore made multiple acrobatic catches and contorted his body to adjust to the passes that were a bit offline. Some of them were against air, while others were during 7-on-7 drills. Moore continued to build off his impressive start from day one.
5 training camp battles to watch for the Chiefs | Chiefswire
Running back might be the position group that closest resembles an open competition from top-to-bottom. While 2020 first-round draft pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire is expected to remain the starter, he’s hardly secure in his job after an injury-plagued 2021 NFL season. This offseason, he’s as healthy as he’s ever been and he’s been putting in the work during the break between mandatory minicamp and training camp.
Patrick Mahomes saw George Floyd’s death and knew he couldn’t stay on the sideline | ANDSCAPE
For the production to be a hit, Thomas knew he needed the biggest in the NFL’s constellation: Mahomes. Having Mahomes attached to the players’ project would make NFL club owners and decision-makers take notice. Fortunately for Thomas, Minter, and the other star players, he caught Mahomes at just the right moment, the moment when the league’s best player was looking for a way to engage. By participating in the players’ video, Mahomes realized he would leave no doubt about his position on other matters of race. Of course, there were risks involved. Mahomes weighed them — and the correct choice still jumped off the page.
Nick Bolton Feeling ‘Thousand Times Better’ Entering Second Training Camp | The News & Observer
Back in June, following Kansas City’s completion of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), head coach Andy Reid used the word “productive” to describe the performance of his two young linebackers. Reid also addressed Bolton’s individual growth, pointing to pass coverage as a prime area for expected improvement. Considering that elements such as zone coverage depth and man-to-man ability were question marks for Bolton heading into the draft last year, this made perfect sense. Of the things Bolton wants to showcase, a better ability to hold his own when dropping into the middle of the field is likely one of them.
NFL coach reportedly criticized Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes for his style of play | KC Star
“We love Mahomes because of his unorthodox throws, not because of his natural pocket presence,” the voter told the Athletic. “And when that disappears, that is when they lose games. I don’t think that is a 1. I think that is a 2. Nothing against the guy. I love the kid. But take his first read away and what does he do? He runs, he scrambles and he plays streetball.”
Chiefs president Mark Donovan talks training camp, 2026 World Cup and international games | Chiefswire
Every year, Donovan fields questions about the future of the Kansas City Chiefs training camp. They’re one of the select few NFL clubs that travel away from team facilities for training camp. K.C. has a few option years remaining with St. Joseph and Missouri Western State University and from the sound of it, the Chiefs intend to stick with St. Joe for years to come.