Film Room Five -- Part II: Here come the Chiefs
What's up with the Packers' downfield passing game? And welcome back, Andy Reid
A programming note: Due to the length of this piece (I know, I know) it has been split into two. This is Part II. If you missed Part I, you can find it here.
4 - Welcome back, Andy
After all the on-again, off-again consternation, the Chiefs going to wind up with the first seed in the AFC, aren’t they?
There was something incongruous about the Chiefs’ team-building approach during the past offseason and the team’s offensive structure once they started playing real, actual games.
Chiefs’ general manager Brett Veach set to work rebuilding the offensive line over the course of the offseason. All five spots were upgraded. All five spots were built in one image: Massive people-movers who were more comfortable attacking downhill than sinking into pass sets.
The idea, it seemed, was to pair the creativity and excellence of Patrick Mahomes and the Andy Reid passing attack with a bulldozing run-game. And then… it just didn’t happen. The Chiefs were effective in running the ball. But for prolonged s…
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