The Kansas Chiefs offense looked good in a Week 1 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but the sledding’s been a lot tougher for the unit over the past two weeks.
After an offseason of significant change to the offense, some people were predicting tough times as the Chiefs get used to the new personnel, but QB Patrick Mahomes said that’s no excuse for the “little mistakes” that contributed to the 20-17 loss to Indianapolis.
“I don’t expect any growing pains,” Mahomes said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “Obviously have new players and you don’t know everybody’s going to respond to tough situations. . . . We’ve got to gel all together. It starts with me. There were certain throws I was putting on guys’ back hips instead of in front of him. There were certain situations where we were just barely off of it.”
Mahomes’ frustration showed toward the end of the first half when TV cameras caught him in what appeared to be a spirited discussion with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The loss of star WR Tyreek Hill seems to be hurting the effectiveness of this offense.
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