Analysis

Chiefs Always Have Chance at Comeback With Mahomes, Reid

When the Los Angeles Chargers scored a go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes to go in Week 11, there was no panic from the Kansas City Chiefs, who drove it right back down the field in 1:15 to get their own go-ahead touchdown to win the game. Consider it yet another example that, no matter the deficit they face, the Chiefs will always be in games, so long as Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid are leading the team.

Chiefs-Bucs Week 4 Scouting Report: Grades and Key Matchups

Chiefs-Bucs Week 4 Scouting Report: Grades and Key Matchups
The Scouting Report for Sunday’s Chiefs-Buccaneers game is produced by The 33rd Team’s Scouting Department, which is led by former Eagles, Cardinals and Ravens personnel executive T.J. McCreight and assisted by scouts Justin Casey, Kevin Cohn and Evan Pritt. Key Matchups Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes vs. Bucs QB Tom Brady Both quarterbacks are coming off […]

Read More

Video

Film Study: From Day-Dreaming to Discipline Under Andy Reid

The 33rd Team’s Brett Favre discusses how he went from a casual film study student to more detailed and disciplined under Andy Reid’s tutelage in Green Bay.

Favre’s film studies and growth in that area led him to see the game differently and improved his recognition of what defenses were running against him. The Hall of Fame quarterback also details what he would teach younger QBs about studying film if he were a coach.

Video

Kansas City Chiefs Are Still Impressive Without Tyreek Hill

I had a chance to go check out Kansas City Chiefs training camp, and I will say this, I was super impressed. I had a chance to talk with Andy Reid and visited with Patrick Mahomes about life and Xs and Os.

In regards to camp, I think this team is physically and mentally fit and ready for Week 1 already.

Life After Tyreek Hill

Checking out Mahomes from a bird’s eye view, he really understands the system. He understands what Reid is trying to accomplish—particularly in practice. He was in control and pretty much led the practice. He led all the drills, changed plays and called plays. The coach sat back and allowed him to embrace the quarterback position. I think that’s great for a guy going into his sixth season as he is growing as a quarterback. You look at a guy like Mahomes, he can play another 15 years if he follows the right regimen, which I think he will.

I was super curious to see how this team would look without Tyreek Hill, and I was very impressed. Mecole Hardman is going to step up, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling is going to play a crucial role. I didn’t see who was going to be the ‘X’ or the ‘Z,’ because I was all over the place and I was trying to spend as much time with Reid as I could. I was only there for seven or eight hours, so I wanted to get my time in with him.

Now that Hill is gone, I think Hardman is going to take that step. For one, Hardman is a lot bigger than I thought he was. After seeing him in person, I think he can take on that role of being a ‘Z’. He’s capable of playing a similar role to what DeSean Jackson did for us when I was with the Eagles.

He has that type of speed and explosiveness. They’re not the same because Jackson is different, but Hardman is the guy that can change the outlook and framework of that offense. You just have to put the ball in his hands. We’ve seen him line up in the backfield. We’ve seen him lineup at slot and out wide at ‘Z’ or ‘X’. You can move him around, so I think he’s gonna be the guy to step up the ship for the Kansas City Chiefs receiving group.

Expectations

Offensively, I think this team is ready to go. I think they are going to pick up where they left off last year. Don’t forget they still have Travis Kelce. When you have that type of safety blanket and mismatch weapon, anything is possible, and it opens up the remainder of the guys on offense. I know Reid will use that to his advantage.

The defense looks sharp. They put themselves in a position to make plays on offense and make practice difficult, which I think is a good thing. It’s always good when the offense and defense go back and forth, and the offense doesn’t just dominate the defense or vice versa. It was very competitive, and I thought that made for good practice, and good things to come moving forward. I was excited to see how they looked without Hill, and I was very impressed as I walked away from practice.

How the Tyreek Hill Trade Changes The Offensive Equation in Miami and Kansas City

How the Tyreek Hill Trade Changes The Offensive Equation in Miami and Kansas City
Each day of this offseason, it seems that another jaw-dropping move has occurred, as star players continue to get traded one after the other. Between Davante Adams, Deshaun Watson, Matt Ryan, and most recently Tyreek Hill, this past week has been a whirlwind on the transaction wire. Early on Wednesday afternoon, reports surfaced that Hill’s […]

Read More

Finding Coaching Talent: What Joe Banner Saw in Andy Reid and Sean McDermott

Finding Coaching Talent: What Joe Banner Saw in Andy Reid and Sean McDermott
While Sunday’s game between Kansas City and Buffalo demonstrated why both teams are very likely to remain successful for a long time, each team’s success is not just because of the quarterbacks. As exceptional and important as Mahomes and Allen are, Andy Reid and Sean McDermott have also set their teams up for the long-term. […]

Read More

Scroll to the Top