As Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp heats up, here are a few plays that I was able to capture on film during my time in St.Joseph.
I had a great time in St.Joe this weekend, getting to meet some fellow Arrowhead Live Staff members as well as some readers and listeners. It was a great time, and I had a good time getting to talk some ball with everyone. For me the yearly trek to St.Joe has become a tradition, it’s a time of year that I enjoy, and this year I was glad to bring you guys back some footage.
Max protect for Mamoes with a snag from Hill
Michael Burton, Darrel Williams, plus an upgraded Chiefs offensive line should be able to give Mahomes protection for as long as he needs to get the ball off. A very simple play out of max protection for the Chiefs, Tyreek Hill appears to run a simple hitch, but he turns a high pass from Mahomes into an acrobatic grab.
The Chiefs have a center that can pull
I am very bad at recording videos. Especially when I’m trying to watch practice and chat. That being said, I can always see it when a center pulls, and that is exactly what Creed Humphrey did. This is an unusual look, one that I have not seen Kansas City run before, but I did see it in the film I analyzed on Creed Humphrey, from his days at Oklahoma.
Jody Fortson is competing
Jody Fortson has been a participant in the Chiefs’ last three training camps, but this season it seems that it will be made or break. Making the move from wide receiver to tight end this offseason, Fortson can bring a blend of athletic ability and size to the position but is in an uphill battle based on the depth the Chiefs have added to the position, by drafting Noah Gray and signing Blake Bell. It will be a fight, and likely go down till the last days of camp, but if he can string together enough positive plays he might find himself on the 53 man roster.
Lucas Niang is in shape
The team opened camp with Mike Remmers at the starting right tackle spot, but a few days into camp he suffered a back injury opening the door for Lucas Niang to get his time running plays with the first unit. He did not disappoint. I have covered Niang extensively the past two offseasons, and have done in-depth film analysis on his game, and how it will translate to KC. He has the perfect combination of size, power, quickness, and a nasty streak. He has a great chance to find himself as the starter in week one if he keeps up the good work.
Mahomes and Hill are ready to go
Based on all of the offseason interviews it appears that this team is ready to avenge its embarrassing Super Bowl performance back in February. The team did not score a touchdown in those games, but now they will have a chance to avenge their season. On this RPO look, Mahomes decides to pull and delivers a perfect high arching pass to Tyreek Hill who won with a beautiful outside release. The chemistry is there already.