Kareem Hunt was “kind of surprised” that Chiefs stuck with him

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Chiefs rookie running back Kareem Hunt had a memorable debut last Thursday night. It almost was forgettable, however, starting with a lost fumble on his first NFL carry.

But the Chiefs didn’t bail on Hunt after the fumble. The team’s faith in the rookie left the rookie a little stunned.

“Honestly, I was kind of surprised,” Hunt told reporters on Thursday. “Coach Andy Reid said, ‘Get ready because we’re going right back to you. We’re giving you the ball.’ I was just like, ‘Wow, these guys really believe in me.’ Because if I was a coach I don’t know how I would feel about [the fumble]. I was just like, ‘Okay, I have to go out there and make something happen and forget about that play.'”

He definitely accomplished that. But he likely still won’t forget about the moment he dropped the ball, since it’s such a rarity.

“I haven’t fumbled in so so long and honestly just to start off that way I was just like ‘What’s going on?'” Hunt said. “So I just had to get back to the basics and make sure I extra-protected it and did that and we came out with a win.”

They came out with more than a win. And the Chiefs have a more than capable replacement for Spencer Ware.

16 responses to “Kareem Hunt was “kind of surprised” that Chiefs stuck with him

  1. This kid’s been tearing up the MAC for years, and he just made the New England Patriots look like the Bowling Green Falcons. Other than Dalvin Cook, nobody in all of college football made more tacklers miss than Hunt.

    He’s the real deal

    MACtion alive and well in the NFL!

  2. halfcentaur says:
    September 14, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    This kid’s been tearing up the MAC for years, and he just made the New England Patriots look like the Bowling Green Falcons. Other than Dalvin Cook, nobody in all of college football made more tacklers miss than Hunt.

    He’s the real deal

    MACtion alive and well in the NFL!

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    lol

    delusional

  3. tylawspick6 says:

    September 14, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    halfcentaur says:
    September 14, 2017 at 6:34 pm
    This kid’s been tearing up the MAC for years, and he just made the New England Patriots look like the Bowling Green Falcons. Other than Dalvin Cook, nobody in all of college football made more tacklers miss than Hunt.

    He’s the real deal

    MACtion alive and well in the NFL!

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    lol

    delusional

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    He’s not wrong. He made the pats look pretty bad. So its not delusional its a fact.

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    The tape is out on him now. He won’t sneak up on anybody next time.
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    You know he plays running back not quarterback right?

  5. Much of Chiefs’ Nation watched a young Darren Sproles of Olathe,KS become a legend. SI.COM had a piece earlier this week that introduced Kareem Hunt’s boyhood exploits to, well, virtually everybody..it is reminiscent of Sproles, as well as Warren McVea from the late ’60s.

    At this point it is too early to say that Kareem Hunt is the real deal, but he is certainly off to one hell of a good start.

  6. I don’t say he’s the real deal based on one game in the NFL, i say it based on the years i watched him in college, the hot start is just a sign of what’s to come. Some guys when you see them, regardless of where they’re playing or who they’re playing against, you can just tell they have “Sundays” (or in this case…Thursdays?) written all over them.

    I’m weird and watch a lot of MAC football haha. Followed the NIU Huskies since the Chandler Harnish / Jordan Lynch days and have just taken up interest in the conference in general for some reason. I said the same thing about Khalil Mack for years, i said the same thing about Jimmy Garoppolo after Eastern Illinois went to DeKalb to play NIU and started watching him a lot, i said the same thing about Kareem Hunt and Kenny Golladay this year. Didn’t need to say it for Corey Davis because everyone was up on that one haha

    Like i said, MACtion is alive and well. Great to see these guys coming up and making it happen. tylawspick6 might not want to acknowledge it, but it’s real.

  7. and hey tylawspick6, one more thing: “delusional” is trying to pretend that facts aren’t facts. Feel free to come challenge me on it with more than one word if you feel so strongly, otherwise i’ll just assume that you know you’re lying to yourself.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    September 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    This kid’s ego is spiraling out of control. He’s still talking about last Thursday night prepping for Week 2.

    Yikes.

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    Another day, another down vote for “tylawspick6”

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