Tyreek Hill Shows Off Kevin Pillar Jersey  Speed on “Sport Science”

Hill dodged, juked and ultimately outran 43 kids on the program

Tyreek Hill is fast.

It’s been on display again and again through his two seasons in the NFL, whether it be his 86-yard kickoff return for a score against Denver last season, his 75-yard touchdown reception again New England this year or one of the many electric plays in between.

ESPN’s “Sport Science Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey ” put that speed to the test.

The program, hosted by John Brenkus, examined Hill’s s Paul Molitor Jersey peed with two drills.

The first was a simple 20-yard dash, in which Hill hit a top speed of 22.3 miles per hour – a Sport Science record.

While impressive, it was the next test that showed why Hill is truly a special player.

Secured with two flags on his waist, Hill stood near one end of the field and was asked to simulate a kickoff return. Though instead of facing 11 players in coverage, Hill was tasked with eluding 43 youth football players with a combined reach of 70 yards.

Hill did the test twice, scoring on his second attempt.


Brenkus then dove deeper into Hill’s performance in order to explain his success.

According to Brenkus, Hill’s ru Kevin Pillar Jersey nning style keeps him i Men’s Toronto Blue Jays 19 Paul Molitor Authentic Mitchell and Ness Home White Throwback Jersey n contact with the ground on 80 percent of each stride. By comparison, the Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones, a much taller receiver, maintains contact with the ground on just 70 percent of each stride. Toronto Blue Jays 

That additional time on the ground allows Hill to make cuts that other players can’t make.

Brenk Marcus Stroman Jersey us went on to examine that agility, as Hill made three changes of direction in just over a second while maintaining a speed of 20.3 miles per hour.

That’s special.  

Of course, Hill d Marco Estrada Jersey idn’t need the drills to justify what he can do on the field.

Before the tests began, Brenkus suggested that Hill was one of the fastest players in the NFL.

Hill looked at Brenkus with a smile.

“The fastest.” 

Chiefs vs. Ch custom Twins jersey argers: 10 Stats to Know

Here are some numbers to know for Chiefs-Chargers on Sunday, presented by DraftKings

The Kansas City Chiefs travel to take on the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The stadium is the permanent home of Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, but will host the Chargers for the next three years while their new facility—the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park—is being built.

The Chargers will share the new stadium with the L.A. Rams, and it’s scheduled to be done by 2020.

The StubHub center sits just 27,000 people, so the game on Sunday will definitely have a different feel to it.

After two games this year, the Chargers are one of five AFC teams still searching for their first victory, while the Chiefs are one of 10 undefeated teams in the NFL right now. Although it should be noted that the Chargers have lost both of their games by a total of five points.

Just this week, both NFL.com and Sports Illustrated had the Chiefs at the No. 1 spot in their latest power rankings.

Here are 10 stats to know for Chiefs-Chargers on Sunday, presented by Draft Kings:

1. The Chiefs have been phenomenal against teams within the division

As of Sunday, it will have been 680 days since the Chiefs last lost a game against an AFC West opponent, which came at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 2 of 2015.

The streak, which is going on 12 games, is the longest current divisional winning streak in the NFL, and the second-longest in franchise history. A win Sunday would tie the Chiefs for the longest in franchise history (1994-96).

In the last 11 divisional games, the Chiefs have outscored their opponents by an average score of 28 to 15.

2. Sending extra guys at Alex Smith is a bad idea

One of the main reasons the Chiefs have gotten off to this hot start is the play of quarterback Alex Smith, who is off to the best start of his 13-year NFL career.

Smith, who is 5-1 against the Chargers since he came to the Chiefs in 2013, is completing 78 percent of his passes and averaging 310 yards passing per game with five touchdowns and no interceptions through the first two games.

In which area has Smith been particularly good? The blitz.

Smith is torching teams when they blitz him—accumulating a passer rating of 158.3, which is, in fact, perfect. That’s the highest number a quarterback can have in terms of passer rating.

According to Pro Football Focus, Smith is 14 of 17 (82.4 percent) for 218 yards with three touchdowns against the blitz.

He’s cool, calm and collected, and he’ll get the ball to his playmakers.

3. New year, same story. Kansas City is #SackCity

As a te Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey am, the Chiefs currently rank second in the NFL with nine sacks, and they’re the only team in the league with two players with at least three sacks.

Linebacker Justin Houston picked up his third sack of the year Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, while defensive lineman Chris Jones had a day to remember as all three of his sacks this season came against the Eagles.

In fact, Jones became the first player since the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison in 2004 against the Baltimore Ravens to have at least three sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception in the same game.

Jones, who missed most of training camp coming back from offseason knee surgery, is just now getting right and back into the swing of it, and it looks like he’s taking it up another notch after a fantastic rookie season.

For the Chiefs on Sunda custom mlb jersey y, it won’t be easy to add to that sack total against the Chargers as quarterback Philip Rivers has only been sacked twice in the first two games.

4. Rivers and Chargers’ offense make plays

Through two games, the 35-year-old Rivers is completing 74 percent of his passes for 523 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. He has led the Chargers’ offense to 28 plays of 10 yards or more, which ranks sixth in the NFL.

With a healthy Keenan Allen at receiver and other capable weapons around him, Rivers still has the ability to stand in the pocket and beat you in a number of ways.

In his career against the Chiefs, Rivers carries a 13-10 record and has thrown 32 touchdowns to 24 interceptions. He has lost six straight to the Chiefs.

5. The Chiefs currently have the most explosive offense in the NFL

If having the highest average yards per play in the NFL is indicative of an explosive offense, which seems like a good barometer for that kind of thing, then the Chiefs are the most dangerous offensive team in the league right now.

The Chiefs are averaging 7.59 yards per play, which ranks No. 1 the league.

To take it one step further, the Chiefs are averaging a whopping 10.14 yards per play on first down, which is on a whole other level.

It helps when you’ve had four plays of 50-plus yards through two games on first down (three vs. Patriots, one vs. Eagles), but it still shows the Chiefs have been forcing the action early in the drive or down.

This is no run-run-pass-punt offense.

As of right now, the C Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey hiefs have the NFL’s top-scoring fantasy quarterback (Smith, 60), running back (Hunt, 65), and No. 3 receiver (Hill, 25), in standard scoring format.

The tight end is pretty good, too.

Kelce is Draft Kings’ No. 1-ranked tight end play this week. Rea Custom Twins Jersey d more about that here.

6. Yes. The Cheetah is still fast

This is absurd.

7. Key stats, red zone scoring

Here are a few key stats, which are important every week, but are particularly noteworthy this time around:

After finishing third-to-last in the league in red zone scoring efficiency last year—finding the end zone just 45.5 percent of the time, the Chiefs have been substantially better through a couple of games this year.

The Chiefs rank No. 2 in the league in red zone scoring efficiency right now at 83.3 percent.

For the Chargers, one of the areas they have struggled over the first couple of weeks on the offensive side is on third down.

It’s one of the “core four” stats, but the Chargers are converting just 25 percent of their third-down opportunities, which ranks 30th in the league.

customized minnesota twins jersey cheap f they want to keep the NFL’s top offense on the sidelines, they’ll need to convert at a better clip than once every four opportunities.

8. One of the Chiefs’ offensive lineman finds himself in rare company

9. The Chargers boast the NFL’s leading tackler

Through two games, Chargers’ middle linebacker Jatavis Brown leads the NFL with 26 tackles.

Brown, the active second-year player from Akron, finished with 79 tackles in 12 games last year as a rookie. He had 10 tackles in the two games against the Chiefs.

If the Chargers plan on slowing down the NFL’s leading rusher, rookie Kareem Hunt, Brown will have to be a big part of that plan.

10. Kareem Hunt keeps doing his thing

Less than a month into his NFL career, Hunt has already found himself on the cover of Sports Illustrated and is the top-scoring fantasy running back out there.

Overall, Hunt has carried the ball 30 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns, adding eight receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the passing game as well.

According to Draft Kings, Hunt is the No. 2-ranked fantasy running back this week (PPR scoring).

Despite all the early success, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he’s not worried about it getting into the head of his young running back.

“He’s got EB [Chiefs’ running backs’ coach Eric Bieniemy] in his back pocket, and he does a phenomenal job with him,” Reid explained. “He’s been there as a player, understands the challenges of that position. The challenges (for Hunt) are going to be answering the bell every week – physically and mentally.

“So, to have somebody like [Bieniemy] is an important part of this. So, I think with that and his makeup, he’s a pretty humble kid, I think he’ll be fine.”

The Chargers’ defense has allowed 251 yards rushing combined in their first two games. 

What We Lea custom Twins jersey rned From Thursday’s Media Availability

Dave Toub, Matt Nagy and Bob Sutton spoke to the media on Thursday


Opening Statement: “First of all I would like to congratulate Dustin Colquitt on becoming the fourth punter in NFL history to get 400 inside the 20. He’s to be commended on that. That’s an awesome feat.”

Q: How do you coach that?

TOUB: “I wish it was me. It’s really him. He’s been doing it his whole career well before I got here. He has a knack for having a touch with his leg and knowing exactly where to put it, playing the wind, understanding who the gunners are, who the returner is and he just has a great feel for it.”

Q: Is there a particular stat or trend you’ve had throughout your career that you’re most proud of?

TOUB: “I’m afraid of this one. This is one where, giving up a touchdown, that’s the thing that really scares me and I don’t even like talking about it to be honest with you. But that’s something that I’m proud of that we haven’t done that in a long time.”

Q: What did you say to (Harrison) Butker after he missed that first one?

TOUB: “I asked what his line was because we had the wind right to left and before I even got that answer Andy (Reid) came running over and told him, ‘Hey we’re going right back to you’. So really I think it was Andy more so than what I said to calm him down.”

Q: Did you get a sense that he was pretty nervous?

TOUB: “I was nervous for him, but he didn’t show the nervousness. His body language was excellent. Even after he hit the first one and called a timeout he was back there and calm as heck.”

Q: That’s a big ask?

TOUB: “It is and the thing about him, most rookie kickers, you have to slow them down, but we have to speed him up. He almost doesn’t get the ball off because he’s so looking at his line and pretty meticulous and poised and it says a lot about him.”

Q: How much did James (Winchester) and Dustin help him get acclimated to the whole thing?

TOUB: “A lot. It’s critical. Dustin especially. Dustin is like a kicker whisperer. He speaks that language and he talks and he knows exactly what went wrong when he misses. He knows a lot more than I know. I just know getting the ball through the uprights is good, but Dustin he knows the finer points doing it so long as a veteran and one of the best holders in the league, he knows all the finer points to kicking.”

Q: Where do you feel like your return game is at?

TOUB: “Not good enough. We’re not happy with our return game right now. We have to do a better job of blocking on kick returns. As far as punt returns we’re getting a lot of pooch punts and they’re hanging the ball up on us and causing fair catches. We’re going to get our opportunities. It’s a long season, any time we have 10 (Tyreek Hill) back there there’s always that chance we’re going to get a ball kicked to us.”


Q: How did the offensive line come through in a tough situation like that?

NAGY: “They battled, that was a tough situation. That was one of the more physical games that you’re going to have. That defensive line and the way they bring it, to have Larry (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) go down there early is tough on the guys. It’s the next man up mentality which is what w Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey e’ve had and I thought the guys did really well with that.”

Q: Did a great job on (Ryan) Kerrigan, was that a special point of emphasis?

NAGY: “Not necessarily. We knew he was a special player and he’s having a great year right now. For us, that defensive line I thought they worked well as a unit so if you focus on one guy in parti Custom Twins Jersey cular, could get you in trouble. But overall, Kerrigan didn’t have the numbers game, but he’s a hell of a player.”

Q: Has it been an unusual number of top-notch defensive lines?

NAGY: “That’s what it feels like. You take that and you get with our defensive line in training camp and it just stretches out even more. Each week, I think it’s a trend right now in the NFL, but it just seems every team you play has a dominant defensive line. But that’s a challenge for us, so it’s good.”


Q: Can you talk about the play of Terrance Mitchell lately?

SUTTON: “I think Terrance had a really good game this past week against the Redskins. As I’ve said here before, Terrance plays every play like it’s an individual play no matter what’s just happened to him, good, bad, indifferent, he plays the next play and that’s a really great trait. I thought he played really well, made a couple really good pass break ups in the game against Washington and I think he’s getting better every week. I really do.”

Q: What does the addition of Will Fuller bring?

SUTTON: “He’s got great speed. That’s what Will is noted for. He can run right past you and you know he’s going to run past you, but he’s just fast. That’s the dynamic he brings. He gives them another dimension. They’ve got some pretty good receiving guys there. Obviously DeAndre Hopkins, 10, is an outstanding player. Will’s got the great speed in there and they have about three or four guys in there that are playing pretty good for them right now.”

Q: Reggie Ragland, what did you see from him?

SUTTON: “I thought he did a nice job. That’s exactly right, we hadn’t seen him live at all. We got him late here obviously and we just thought through essentially his work on the scout team that, hey this guy has got a chance, we think he deserves an opportunity here. I thought for  new york mets custom jersey the first time out he did pretty g Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey ood custom mlb jersey . Like anybody who misses time for any reason the first thing you have to get back out there is your reaction time and sometimes you see what you want to do, but you just can’t make your body do it quite as quick as you’d like to. I just think that part of his game is going to continue to improve, obviously the more he’s o Custom Mets Jersey ut here and the more reps  Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap he gets in that regard.”

What We Le custom Mets jersey arned From Wednesday’s Media Availability

Andy Reid, Alex Smith and Chris Jones spoke to the media Wednesday


Opening Statement: “As far as injuries go Mitch Morse is the only one that won’t practice today, he’s got a foot sprain and we’ll just see how he does here – take it day by day, see how it works out. Look forward to playing the LA Chargers and we know they’re a good football team. Their last two games have come right down to the end. They’ve had more of those types of games than anybody over the last two years and then including this year that would be the third year. That same situation. When you play right to the end there, you’re a good football team and that’s what they do.”

Q: Does it factor into a team’s psyche at all whe new york mets custom jersey n they lose so many close ones?

REID: “Well they’ve won some to, so that’s what’s happened here. The main point is they’re right there. That’s important. We’ve got to make sure we take care of our business and detail all our practice work. We can do a lot better job than we did last week.”

Q: How weird does it feel after so many years in the league you call them the Los Angeles Chargers?

REID: “Yeah, you have to think about it. It’s different.”

Q: Philip Rivers mentioned that playing on that field is different than an NFL field and said it was an adjustment for him – what do you guys know about what the field conditions will be like in that stadium?

REID: “I had a chance to go down to an all-star game down there so I’ve seen it before. Real nice facilities, it’s just a little bit smaller. So it’ll be different, it’s different than an NFL stadium. But I think once you get going you’re playing.”

Q: What about the grass? The turf itself, is it much different?

REID: “I didn’t notice that when I was there. I was there a couple years ago, I didn’t notice that. It seemed like a normal stadium.”

Q: He only touched the ball once, but what did you think of Akeem Hunt?

REID: “It was a good touch that he had. I think he, from the tape that I saw when he was with Houston, I thought he was a good player. Brett (Veach) showed me a little bit of that. Then what he’s done out here has been good. It’s just been a matter of getting him in the swing of things. We’ll see how he does. As far as the offense goes, there are some nice things on the special teams, but he hasn’t really worked into the offense yet. We just have to see how that goes.”

Q: What did you see in Kareem (Hunt) coming out that made you confident that he could fit in your offense, especially in the passing game?

REID: “Listen, (John) Dorsey gets credit for that. I just saw him on Thursday nights, sitting in my office and he looked like he was a good player. He always seemed to finish the game strong. You know Thursday night games, you’re doing your work and you have the game on and he kind of jumped out on that team there, they relied on him quite a b Custom Mets Jersey it. Then Dorsey had me watch tape on him after the season and I thought he was a good player, I thought he caught the ball well. He was tough, he was smart and thought he would fit in well.”

Q: How rare is that for a rookie to be able to pick up what you want in the passing game this quickly and be able to contribute?

REID: “I was blessed to have Duce Staley and Brian Westbrook and both of those two are smart guys, I had other guys that were good too, but those two were able to pick it up fast. Duce had already been in the league a little bit when I got to Philadelphia, but Brian I had as a rookie and he was one of the few that just kind of got it right there. This kid, he understands it. That part is not a real struggle for him, now I think he’s got a great coach too. I think Eric Bieniemy does a phenomenal job with him and spends a lot of time with him. I’m not telling you that there’s not a lot of work that goes into it, but he’s able to pick it up.”

Q: Have you continued your message with Travis (Kelce) these last few days or does whatever you said on Sunday stand?

REID: “Travis knows how I think.”

Q: Have you said anything after Sunday?

REID: “That’s between Travis and I.”

Q: Hasn’t he known before? You had trouble with him last year.

REID: “He knows.”

Q: The success that you have had in the red zone, I know it was an area that you talked about last year being more efficient down there, what do you attribute the success this year down there to?

REID: “I think the plays we’re dialing up are good, but I think most of all the guys are doing a great job executing them. That’s something you’ve got to stay on every week. That’s a great challenge to get down in there. Defenses have that twelfth guy back there with the end line, so you have to put a lot of focus and emphasis on that. You don’t get a ton of reps on it like you do your base stuff, so you’ve got to really keep yourself in tune with that.”

Q: Th customized minnesota twins jersey cheap ere hasn’t been much history of teams being uprooted and moving and having a lot of success and they’ve got a first year head coach as well. Can you imagine what that would be like and how difficult of a challenge that is for the Chargers coaches?

REID: “I think it’s probably a great challenge, but he’s a good football coach. If anybody can do it he can do that. He’s got a good staff, but I’m sure there are challenges that come with that that don’t come when you take over a place that’s already there, that’s just part of it. Like I said, he’s a pretty toughminded guy and I don’t think he’s going to let that get in his way.”

Q: Would you talk your quarterback out of commuting three hours a day?

REID: “I don’t know, that guy’s pretty good. He’s got a nice set up in that bus too. That’s quite a deal.”

Q: Do you have an opinion on LA having two teams, or the Chargers being uprooted? Any personal opinion about that at all?

REID: “I’m from there. I’m a Los Angeles guy so I’m glad they have football back there, pro football. They’ve got some good college teams, but I’m glad that the pro game is back in there. It’s a big city, they can handle two teams.”


Q: Was it a thought of your thought process when they drafted Patrick Mahomes that you were going to make it as hard on them to make a decision as possible?

SMITH: “Oh, for sure. Yeah, and I’ve said before, the reality is whether or not we drafted Pat, I still had to make that decision for them anyway. You either hold up your end or you don’t. If you don’t, you’re not going to be around. Each club is going to go find somebody. The reality was, it is easy to get caught up in that when we do draft him, but, really, the situation hasn’t changed. That’s reality of it when you are this far along in your career. You have to go prove yourself every year.”

Q: You guys have won 11 straight in the division, what can you point to that made that possible?

SMITH: “The division is so tough and so competitive. All these games have such a unique rivalry to them. They all come down to the wire and all come down to a couple plays that make the difference. I wish I could tell you, I wish I had the secret. I’m sure it is a ton of things. It is ultimately about the 53 guys. It is about us scratching and fighting and clawing for the smallest of little victories that end up adding up to being the difference to winning these games because the margins are so small.”

Q: How is it for you going to face the Chargers and not going to San Diego?

SMITH: “I feel like I have played enough down there that this will be new. But they are still the Chargers. The stakes are high enough. We are opening up the division. There will be some newness. New stadium, new surroundings. There may be some weird things with it kind of being a soccer stadium. Just getting ready for that and not letting it detract from any focus or attention to the game.”

Q: When did you see Kareem be able to pick up so much in the passing game and why do you think he has been able to contribute so quickly?

SMITH: “It has been a process. He showed that he was a very capable receiver early. He had really good hands and could run routes, natural catcher. There are so many little things, especially with the back routes, leverage, they get covered by a lot of different guys. You have to understand all that on the fly and how you are going to combat it. I just think there are so many compartments that you have to handle. Two-minute, third down, really getting more exotic things in the pressure there with the protection and route-running, goal line, four minute. There are so many little things, you have to be able to handle all those compartments as a running back. I think he has done a really good job. To answer your question, I don’t think there was every any one point, it was kind of just a process. We added more and more to his plat Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey e. And obviously, with Spence (Ware) going down, a lot go thrown on him right then. He has responded.”

Q: What was the pulse of the community of San Diego now that the chargers were not there?

SMITH: “Obviously very bitter knowing their team is leaving. Upset something couldn’t get worked out. Very upset out it.”

Q: Would you contribute some of the sacks you took on Sunday to looking down field more and spending more time trying to see if something opens up down there?

SMITH: “Yeah, I think they are all different. You look back and some of them could have been avoided for a Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap  lot of different reasons. Get the ball out, different things. You knew it was going to be a week like that. They had a good front. They have potential to make some plays. I think this is the way the game played out. I don’t think it was necessarily from looking down field. We did get in some bad situations I think that led to that. There were a couple sacks that happened in third-and-long. It is not where you want to be versus a defense like that because that is where they want you. I think it is more a reflection of that rather than pushing it down the field or anything.”

Q: With a division full of elite pass rushers, how do you try to prepare for a division with guys like Bosa, Miller and Mack?

SMITH: “Yeah, it is every week. The entire division has guys that can get after the passer. (The Chargers) have two guys like this with (Melvin) Ingram playing as good as he is and (Joey) Bosa. Those two guys are both really good players, physical, and can get after you in the run and the pass. They present a unique problem when you have two edge guys like that that are playing at a high level as they are, it makes things tough. You have to be on it, certainly.”

Q: Can you explain the skill that it takes for your receivers to get separation from defenders?

SMITH: “So many things go into that. Releases, speed in and out of cuts. There is a lot of knowledge that goes into that, how you are attacking the leverage you are getting. You have to have a counter punch. Especially young guys. It is not the line on the paper. You have to understand how they are playing you, how you are going to counter it. There are so many factors that go into getting open and uncovering. I think for a young group, our guys have a good understanding of that. There’s a lot that goes into that.”

Q: You guys spend a lot of time on the AFC West opponents in training camp, do you think that is helpful?

SMITH: “The majority is ones-vs-ones. We do a little bit where we do overviews on the division. You play them twice. I think it is really helpful, especially this year when there’s turnover and we have had turnover, especially at the coordinator positions with in the division. New schemes, getting familiar with what the new schemes might be, where the coordinator came from. Getting some of that and getting it in your brain early, I think it is a good thing.”

Q: Any more or less emphasis on these games from other coaches you have played for?

SMITH: “The division games are always big. I just think this division, the parody from top to bottom is so crazy. Everyone is playing at such a high level. I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like this with what is going on in this division right now. I know they are 0-2, but they are two kicks from being 2-0. It is still a really good football team. The parody from top to bottom in this division is so good and I think that is what makes it really unique.”

Q: What do you attribute the redzone success to so far this season?

SMITH: “I think it is a combination of having a good plan and having good players to go execute it. That plan has to be taught well. Guys have to understand that on the field. And there’s a lot of adjustments as well. For us in the fourth quarter, getting them in, you have to make adjustments. Then this last week, two just big will plays. Two touchdowns that were total will power. Extra effort plays that found a way to get into the endzone.”


Q: How did it feel to get recognized as the player of the week?

JONES: “It felt pretty good. Like I told my coach, Britt Reid, it is not about last week. It is about this week. It is exciting, let’s move on from it and focus on this week.”

Q: Have you talked to Dontari Poe?

JONES: “No, I haven’t. I will have to hit him up. That is my guy, man. He showed me the ropes around this place. The leadership quality he has. I even started eating what he eat. He was eating grits and a whole banana. I started doing it, even though I don’t like grits and bananas. He just showed me the way.”

Q: Are you going to get to Philip Rivers?

JONES: “That is the plan. We are just going to play hard and fast and try to effect the quarterback.”

Q: What is the difference playing in such a small stadium?

JONES: “That is OK. It is what we are built for. We face adversity day in and day out. That is just another thing we are going to face. Playing with a sma Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey ller Custom Twins Jersey  crowd, they won’t be as loud as a normal crowd. It will be good.”

Chris Jones Named AFC Defensive Pla custom Mets jersey yer of the Week

Jones had a historic performance in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles

Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive tack Custom Twins Jersey le Chris Jones was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap  on Wednesday.

Jones put together a historic performance in Kansas City’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, recording four tackles, 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and his first-career interception. It marked just the second time since 1994 that a player tallied at least 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in a single game, and the first time since James Harrison in 2007.

The second-year defensive tackle surpassed his season total in sacks last seas new york mets custom jersey on (2.0) in the game alone.

This is th Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey e second-straight week that a member of the Chiefs has earned an individual award, as quarterback Alex Smith won AFC Offen Custom Mets Jersey sive Player of the Week honors last week. The Chiefs and Lions are the only teams in the NFL to have a representative win a Player of the Week award in both weeks so far this season.

Alex Smith on Hand as Cornerstones of Care Named Charity G Paul Molitor Jersey ame Beneficiary

The Chiefs Charity Game has raised over $2.2 million in the past three years

The Kansas City Chiefs have been a part of the fabric of the Greater Kansas City community for decades, not only as a football team, but as a charitable force that makes a difference in people’s lives.

The Chiefs Charity Game, Kansas City’s first preseason game each season, serves as perhaps the strongest example of that, as its raised over $6 million for local non-profits in the past decade alone. 

That impact will continue next season at Cornerstones of Care, which was announced as the beneficiary for the 2018 game on Tuesday.  

“When we look out for a beneficiary, the Hunt Family Foundation will give preference to agencies that primarily focus on underserved children in Jackson County, and that’s what we’ve done here,” said Lamar Hunt Jr., the Vice President of the Hunt Family Foundation.

Cornerstones of Care works with children, young adults and families to achieve safety and health through a variety of areas, including education, mental and behavioral health, foster care and adoption, youth support, family support and community trainings.

“We work with families and children who have experienced some kind of trauma,” said Denise Cross, President and CEO of Cornerstones. “We work with them to connect them with the right support and intervention and the right resources at the right time. We help our children and our families to be healthy and safe.”

Recognized as the top philanthropic event of its kind in the NFL, the Chiefs Charity Game will enter its 34th season next summer. The effort’s previous beneficiary, The Children’s Place, set a new Chiefs Charity Game record in each of the past three years, raising a three-year Marco Estrada Jersey  total of over $2.2 million.

That money will go a long way for Cornerstones of Care’s initiatives.

“This is huge for us,” Cross said. “We’re so excited for the opportunity to raise awareness about the needs of our children in our community, but also to bring in resources so that we can do more of the work that we’re doing today and also respond to the needs of our community tomor Paul Molitor Jersey row.”

On hand for the announcement were Chiefs’ quarterbacks Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes and Tyler Bray, who stuck around afterwards for some NFL Play 60 activities with the kids at Cornerstones.

Working with kids has long been an interest of Smith, who put 23 foster kids through college at San Diego State before partnering with Cornerstones when he first came to Kansas City in 2013.

“So much of life is out of kids’ control,” Smith said. “I was lucky enough to be born into a great family. Some kids aren’t as lucky, and they didn’t do anything to deserve that. I just feel like they deserve the same opportunities that I had – the same opportunities to have success and chase their dreams. I just want to give them that opportunity.”

Smith was excited to learn that Corner Toronto Blue Jays stones, an organization in which he’s now developed a relationship, will be the beneficiary of next year’s Chiefs Charity Game.

“I was pumped,” Smith said. “My connection with Cornerstones is just a small piece of what they do, Kevin Pillar Jersey  they do so much in the Greater Kansas City area for kids and families in need. I think it’s just so great that the Chiefs hav Youth Majestic Flexbase Authentic 25 Marco Estrada Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey e singled them out and made them  Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey the recipient for the Charity Game.”

In addition to the significance of the game itself, the time Smith and the other quarterbacks spent with the kids at Cornerstones on Tuesday was just as impactful.

“This is an opportunity that many of these kids would have never had,” Cross said. “To have these players here and really interacting with them, it’s huge. For them to see that they can dream and to know that these players and that Marcus Stroman Jersey  this community cares about them – it’s really special.”

To learn more about Cornerstones of Care, visit their website.

Chiefs Announce High School Coaches  Paul Molitor Jersey of the Week

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced Coach of the Week honors for the third week of the season. The awards go to Staley’s Phil Lite and Lawrence Free State’s Bob Lisher.

The 2017 High School Coach of the Week fueled by Gatorade program is a joint initiative of the Kansas City Chiefs and t Youth Majestic Flexbase Authentic 25 Marco Estrada Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey he National Football League. This program is designed to recognize and reward Kansas City area high school coaches for superior performance on a weekly basis. The Chiefs Coach of the Week award is intended to honor individuals who are shaping today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.

St Marcus Stroman Jersey aley defeated Fort Osage 22-15 in a battle of undefeated teams. The win moves the Falcons to 5-0 on the season. Staley is currently ranked No. 2 in Missouri Class 5.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Kansas City Chiefs organization as Coach of the Week,” Lite said. “This is much more a team accomplishment than an individual honor. I am blessed to be surrounded by outstanding players and coaches within the Staley Football Program who have dedicated countless hours of hard work and sacrifice. Thank you to Staley Nation, the Kansas City Chiefs and PrepsKC.”

Free State defeated Park Hill 21-16 in one of the biggest games of the season. Park Hill came in at 4-0 and ranked No. 1 in Missouri Class 6 while Free State was 2-0 and ranked No. 2 in Kansas Class A.

“This award is special. Our players, coaches, administrators and parents have a hand in winning this award,” Lisher said. “This is an award that we are very proud of… We would like to thank the Ka Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey nsas City Chiefs for this award and appreciate all they do for high school football.”

As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 player health and safety grant from the H Paul Molitor Jersey unt Family Founda Marco Estrada Jersey tion and each school will receive a Gatorade Sideline Kit, including coolers, bottles and Gatorade products. Additionally, both coaches will be presented congra Kevin Pillar Jersey tulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Lite is now qualified for the Missouri Coach of the Year Award, while Lisher is now qualified for the Eric Driskell Kansas Coach of the Year Award, both of which will be voted on later this fall.

Prior to the 2017 season, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that the Kansas High School Coach of the Year Award would be renamed in memory of Eric Driskell, the former head coach at Blue Valley High School. Driskell wa Toronto Blue Jays s a three-time award recipient during his seven years with the football program and spent 14 years as the head coach of the boys’ track and field teams. Driskell tragically passed away in mid-February.

Chiefs vs. Chargers: Injur Jeff Petry Jersey y Report

A look at the injuries heading into the Chiefs Week 3 matchup against the Chargers

Practice Status
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The AFC West Has Been Jeff Petry Jersey  Historically Good So Far This Season

The Chiefs, Broncos and Raiders have yet to lose this year

If the season’s first two weeks are any indication, the AFC West is on its way to being the best division in football.

In addition to the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos (2-0) and Oakland Raiders (2-0) also remain unbeaten this season. Even the Los Angeles Chargers, who sit at 0-2, have lost both of their games by a combined five points.

If Kansas City, Denver and Oakland all win this weekend, it’ll mark the first time in NFL history that three teams in the same division begin Jeff Petry Jersey  3-0 after three weeks.

As the Chiefs prepare to travel to Los Angeles this weekend to take on the Chargers in their first divisional matchup of the season, the strength of the AFC West isn’t lost on Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith.

“I just think this division, the parity from top to bottom, is so crazy,” Smith said. “Everyone is playing at such a high level. I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like this with what is going on in this division right now.”

In fact, we haven’t – at least in the AFC – and it’s c Montreal Canadiens or Customized Canadiens Jersey ralling national attention. Jacob Feldman of Sports Illustrated wrote this about the division on Wednesday.

Since the league went to 32 teams and eight divisions in 2002, only two divisions have posted a larger average margin of victory through two weeks (the NFC East in 2005 and 2008). No division has scored more touchdowns (30) or provided better QB play; the division’s combined 118.2 passer rating is 11 points better than any division has posted through the opening two weeks since the 32-team era began.

Smith, who ranks second in the NFL and leads the division with a 134.1 passer rating, is a big part of that collective success. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr ranks third (126.5), Broncos’ quarterback Trevor Siemian ranks sixth (106.9) and Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers ranks seventh (106.4).

It hasn’t just been the quarterbacks, either.

Chiefs’ rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the NFL in rushing (229) while the Broncos’ C.J. Anderson (199) ranks second. Overall, the division leads all others in rushing yards per carr Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 29 Ken Dryden Authentic Home Red Ice Hockey Jersey y and total offensive yards.

The strength of the division carries over on defense, too. Here’s  Jean Beliveau Jersey what Feldman had to say about it:

On defense, five AFC West edge defenders rank in Pro Football Focus’s top nine, contributing to the division’s league-leading 50 QB hits, while four of the site’s top seven corners patrol the secondary.

That includes Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston, whose 3.0 sacks are tied for second in the NFL.

A highly competitive AFC West is nothing new, as the division has been represented in the postseason by multiple t Ken Dryden Jersey eams in three of the past four years.

That makes Kansas City’s 11-game divisional winning streak, the longest active streak in the Men’s Adidas Montreal Canadiens 4 Jean Beliveau Authentic Home Red Ice Hockey Jersey  NFL, all the more impressive.

“The division is so tough and so competitive,” Smith said. “All these games have such a unique rivalry to them. They all come down to the wire and all come down to a couple plays that make the difference.”

Kansas City will get its first look at the division on Sunday afternoon when the Chiefs take on the Chargers. 

A 45-Year-Old  Derek Newton Jersey Gesture Brought a Former Player and Fan Together on Sunday

Former Chief Larry Marshall went out of his way to meet an 11-year-old kid following heart surgery 45 years ago

They say football is a lot like life.

 Houston Texans Women’s Jersey There’s ups and downs and sometimes, the simplest things can make all the difference in the world.

That was the case in the fall of 1972, when a rookie with the Chiefs named Larry Marshall visited an 1 Houston Texans Football Jersey 1-year old boy recovering from heart surgery.

“It was a total surprise,” said Matt Edgar, now 56, who met Marshall on that day 45 years ago. “He brought me a white ball autographed by all of the ’72 Chiefs – and there are some great names on there. It was very exciting for me. I was just an 11-year-old kid who had just had his first heart surgery and I was all pumped up.”

A native of Levittown, Penn., Marshall was Kansas City’s 15th round selection that year out of the University of Maryland. He was one of just two rookies to make the team that season along with first-round pick Jeff Kinney.

The Chiefs traveled to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers that November, so Marshall planned to take advantage of his off day following the game and drive to Levittown, which is settled just outside Philadelphia, and spend the day with his family.

Though neither Marshall nor Edgar can remember how exactly their families knew each other, Marshall’s parents told him about an 11-year old boy dealing with some tough circumstances nearby that could use a visit.

Marshall not only went to meet Edgar, but presented him with a football signed by the entire team. That Chiefs team was three years removed from winning the Super Bowl and featured future Hall of Famers Women’s Brian Cushing Houston Texans Nike Elite Navy Blue Team Color Football Jersey  such as Len Dawson and Buck Buchanan. Because of Marshall, their signatures now belonged to Edgar.

“It was a thrill,” Edgar said. “I wanted to go out and play with it, but my parents convinced me it’s a white ball, you don’t want to ruin it. That’s when i Derek Newton Jersey t went in the box.”

It stayed in that box for the next four decades, save for special occasions, wrapped in two plastic bags and off limits from any prying hands.

“It was a memory of my past and what I’ve been through. It was just something that I wanted to keep – something that I cherished,” Edgar said. “It meant a lot to me. The fact that he took the time out of his day to travel from Pittsburgh to see his parents, but made a pit stop to come and see me…that meant a lot.”

Marshall credited some of the biggest signatures on the ball as his role models while a rookie with the Chiefs, and the inspiration for doing what he considered was the right Men’s Nike HoustonTexans C J Fiedorowicz Elite Vapor Untouchable Color Rush Navy Blue Jersey  thing to do.

“You just never know whose life you’re going to touch just by doing something as simple as visiting somebody in the hospital,” Marshall said. “I was fortunate enough to play with guys like Len Dawson and Buck Buchanan, all of the guys that you’ve heard about, and that was part of their deal. All those guys were pure stars, and I watched how they handled their life and how they walked and talked and met people. I think that ingrained something in me.”

Though the memory endured, Marshall and Edgar went their separate ways after that afternoon together and didn’t speak again for the next 45 years. Marshall went on to play seven years in the NFL with the Chiefs, Vikings, Eagles and Rams, while Edgar faced a multitude of health issues.

“I did great for 20 years, but I had a stroke in 1990,” Edgar said. “Then in 1992, I had my first congestive heart failure. I had another congestive heart failure in ’93, and another in ’94. Then in 1996, the congestive heart failure became more prominent and they hospitalized me. On July 17, 1996, I had a heart transplant and was in the hospital for about five months.”

Edgar was also diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer last April and is currently dealing with a blood clot. It’s been a tough road, but he’s been fighting all his life.

“When I was born, they told my parents I wouldn’t live six months,” Edgar said. “I had atrial and septal defects to the AV canal, pulmonary stenosis and Tetralogy of Fallot. I’ve talked to nurses who are older and they ask how I survived, because back in 1961, kids that were born with that disease didn’t survive. I’ve been beating the odds all my life, starting with my first surgery in 1972 – the same year Larry was drafted.”

As the years rolled by and Edgar beat his various conditions, his desire to reach out and thank Marshall for his gesture grew, though he didn’t know how to go about it. That changed this football season, when he noticed the Eagles were traveling to Kansas City.

“I always wanted to reach out to Larry and thank him, I just never knew how to do it,” Edgar said. “I travel with a group called the Green Legion that goes to every Eagles road game, and I pick and choose which games I want to go to. This year, I chose Kansas City. I thought this would be the time to reach out to Larry.”

Edgar contacted the Chiefs, who then reached out to Marshall.

“I went home and read what they sent me to my wife, and I’m not a crier, but I almost started crying,” Marshall said. “I read it for a second and third time and my wife kept saying how cool it was.”  

A few days later, the two men were scheduled to not only talk, but to reunite on the field at Arrowhead Stadium prior to Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

“I just wanted an opportunity to shake the man’s hand, man-to-man, look Deandre Hopkins Jersey  him in the eye and thank him for what he did for me 45 years ago,” Edgar said.

In addition to his meeting with Edgar, Marshall threw out the game’s ceremonial first pass. A founding member of the Chiefs’ Ambassadors program, being an active member of the Chiefs’ family and the community has always been imp CJ Fiedorowicz Jersey ortant to the former defensive back.

His decision to visit Edgar all that time ago reflects that.

“It means a lot to me to know that I touched someone’s life and that it meant something to them,” Marshall said. “To do something as simple as getting a ball autographed and then to meet again 45 years later – it’s pretty remarkable.”

Marshall and Edgar’s story stands as a reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way in someone’s life – especially for an 11-year-old kid just looking for a reason to smile.

“Whether you realize it now or not, how you impact somebody could affect them five, 10, 15 or 20 years from now,” Edgar said.

“They may always remember that.”