NFLPA president criticizes Soldier Field for rough conditions, tweets league ‘can and should do better’ | CBS Sports
Bears qarterback Justin Fields admitted, however, that the field could use some improvements. He noted that the field before the game, despite being visibly damaged, looked better than Tuesday.
“I mean, it’s always been like this. It was definitely better than the family reunion earlier this week,” Fields said. “I’m just glad it was better than earlier this week because it wasn’t the best. The grass could certainly be better.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid wasn’t too impressed either.
“A lot better than my high school,” Reid said, before pausing and adding, “Not much.”
Because the turf is different from other fields, kicker Cairo Santos had to adjust his off-season training and move to pitches that mimic Solider Field rather than choosing “perfect” turf.
He said the field is “exactly what we are dealing with”.
2022 NFL Preseason Week 1: What We Learned From Saturday’s Games | NFL.com
Chiefs rookie George Karlaftis brings the heat. With Patrick Mahomes and the first team offense off to a smooth start, our focus is on the first round edge rusher. Karlaftis showed a V-8 engine and was a constant presence in the backfield of Bears. The rookie never seems to give up a game, shows an excellent pursuit and offers good power and speed from the rim. The Purdue product delivered a sack, two QB hits and a tackle for a loss in the first half. Yes, it came up against a questionable Bears O line, but Karlaftis dominates second team blockers, which is what you want to see in the preseason. The Chiefs are counting on the rookie to jump-start the pass-rushing group in 2022. His first action in the preseason was promising.
Patrick Mahomes’ wife sends warning to NFL teams after Chiefs QB’s first TD for 2022 | Linking Points
Patrick Mahomes’ wife reminded everyone that the touchdown the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback threw in their preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday was just the first of many to come.
In their opening possession, Mahomes made it easy to score a touchdown with a sharp pass to Blake Bell’s tight end. He saw Bell at the five-yard line and delivered the sharp throw for the touchdown drive.
Of course, Brittany Mahomes was ecstatic to see her husband perform well on the field again. She then warned the rest of the NFL that they’d better be ready for an improved Patrick Mahomes in the 2022 regular season.
“Hope you are all ready for this season,” Brittany wrote on Twitter along with a laughing emoji.
Ranking of the NFL’s Top 5 Coaching Staff Entering the 2022 Season | Bleacher report
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Head Coach: Andy Reid
Coordinators: Eric Bieniemy (offense), Steve Spagnuolo (defense)
Having Patrick Mahomes certainly helps, but no coaching staff has been more consistent in the past four years than the Kansas City Chiefs.
Andy Reid and Co. are 50-15 in the regular season since 2018 and the least have made it to the AFC championship in the playoffs.
It’s not just Reid who makes the coaching staff great. Eric Bienemy has been the Offensive Coordinator since 2018, leading the unit to the top six in both points and yards in every season he was at the helm.
Spagnuolo has been the Defensive Coordinator since 2019 and while his defense has not been dominant, his style and philosophy are a perfect fit for the high-octane offense that drives the Chiefs.
Last season, for example, the defense was 27th in allowed yards, but finished eighth in points allowed and fifth in pressure percentage.
Reid and Bieniemy’s attack is able to score quickly, while Spagnuolo’s defense creates chaos and makes it difficult to keep up. It’s a coaching concert that proves to be elite time and time again.
Tips and Strategy for Winning Your 12 Team PPR Fantasy Football League | DraftKings Nation
When to draw up a QB?
While running backs and wide receivers dominate the first round of your draft, your roster starts with the quarterback. The icon is staring you straight in the face, so when should you fill in the position?
The honest answer is that it depends on how the design board falls. If you start looking at your draft average quarterback draft position (ADP), you will see that: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is selected at the end of the second round, and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is chosen about halfway through the third round. If you can get one of those quarterbacks a little past their ADP, take them because then they’re values.
With 12 teams in your league, there are 12 starting quarterbacks every week. The first 12 quarterbacks are taken midway through the eighth round. The course of the draft is unique to your league and division, but in a quarterback league, you should keep an eye on your starting quarterback in the eighth round. The longer you wait for a quarterback, the more you hope they will outperform their projections.
NFL Preseason Week 1 winners and losers: Rookie quarterbacks impress as Deshaun Watson struggles in Brown’s debut | CBS Sports
Loser: Bears O-line
One of the bigger concerns with the Chicago Bears is the ability of the offensive line to prop up sophomore quarterback Justin Fields. In the preseason opener against the Chiefs, the group that started didn’t do much to allay those concerns. In the early stages of the game, Chicago’s O-line seemed to let the Chiefs’ defenders find their way into the backfield and disrupt the game quite a bit. Fields was also fired twice and the offense hit on all three drives to open the game, in part because of that poor play up front.
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Top 100 Players of 2022, Nos. 70-61: QB Derek Carr Returns to List After Three Years Absence | NFL.com
70 – Tyrann Mathieu
New Orleans Saints FS
While the Honey Badger continues its drop from 39 two years ago and 58 in last year’s Top 100 iteration, its versatility to make a difference both in the box and in free safety remains enviable throughout the competition. Mathieu cashed in on his reputation this offseason with a three-year deal to join his hometown Saints. New Orleans will hope Mathieu can repeat his recent three-year run with Kansas City, which brought him 13 interceptions, four fumbles and two All-Pro nods.
Joe Burrow Makes Debut At Training Camp For Cincinnati Bengals, Participates In Several Exercises | ESPN
All of his team practice work came in a 7-on-7 bout that was more strenuous than coach Zac Taylor had anticipated.
“We were talking about two reps in 7-on-7,” Taylor said after practice. “And then he took 10. That’s how it goes sometimes.”
Previously, Burrow’s most notable work in practice came last Monday when he did some light throws during an impromptu walkthrough.
On Sunday, Burrow decided to push his limits.
Burrow took on all the reps during that 7-on-7 exercise. That also eased the workload for the rest of the team’s quarterbacks after Brandon Allen’s concussion in last Friday’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.
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5 Things We Learned in Losing the Chiefs to the Bears
2. The Chiefs’ talented young players lived up to their billing
At the start of the season, the Chiefs’ rookies will take some beating.
This is to be expected as they get used to the NFL – and that was the case on Saturday afternoon. But despite making some hair-splitting mental mistakes, the Kansas City rookies showed flashes of why many design experts labeled them the best design class of general manager Brett Veach’s tenure.
Early on in the first round, George Karlaftis struggled a bit with mental flaws before coming alive and beating Chicago right-wing tackle (and Topeka native) Tevin Jenkins with a nice inside rip move to fire Bears quarterback Justin Fields for a loss of 10 yards.
After that, Karlaftis consistently applied pressure in Chicago’s backfield. For a team struggling to reach quarterback in 2021, it was an encouraging debut for the rookie pass rusher.
Another rookie who showed glimpses of brilliance was wide receiver Skyy Moore, who caught all three of his targets – including a tricky problem in the middle where Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker hit him pretty hard. While it’s a small sample size, it certainly looks like the Chiefs have a legitimate assault weapon on their hands.
Other rookies who had some great moments on Saturday included linebacker Leo Chenal – who led the team with seven tackles – and cornerback Jaylen Watson, who struggled defense for the run but still played some pretty good coverage, putting him to the best use. took advantage of the opportunity presented to him.
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