Doug Marrone: Words can’t capture how well Patrick Mahomes is playing

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The Jaguars will be the next team to try their hand at beating the Chiefs and the biggest obstacle to doing that is quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes has spent the first four weeks of the season eliciting starstruck responses from around the league and it wasn’t any different when Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone was asked about what he’s seen from Mahomes.

“Right now, he’s playing better than any quarterback has ever played. He’s an MVP quarterback,” Marrone said in a Wednesday press conference. “The question is what he can’t do. I don’t know. I don’t think words can really put in perspective how great he’s playing. That’s really all there is to it.”

Marrone said Mahomes challenges defenses “every which way” because of his arm and ability to make plays on the move, which is certainly something that Kansas City’s first four opponents have found out the hard way. The Jaguars defense has proven to be up for the challenges they’ve faced thus far — they’re ranked first in the league in both points and yards allowed — and Sunday’s attempt to keep that streak alive should make for an entertaining matchup.

45 responses to “Doug Marrone: Words can’t capture how well Patrick Mahomes is playing

  1. When we are all in bed getting our 8hrs defensive coordinators are looking at everything this kid does. Eventually somebody will figure out how to stop him, maybe.

  2. HInt: Don’t let him roll right. Ever. The vast marjority of this plays are made rolling right to bide time like Roethlisberger.

    The blueprint is to have a team that is not dumb and that understands the strong side edge is the key to bottling him up.

    Watch what NE does a week from Sunday.

  3. My only concern right not is how often Mahomes is having to run around. Maybe those moments just stand out and he isnt running around as much as I thought, but it seems like it. If he is, that just increases the likelihood of an injury.

  4. The term ‘Lights out football’ comes to mind. Wish him the best career, looks like a stellar player. Enjoy it Chiefs fans, you could be a fan of a team over paying dearly for an overrated QB *cough* Carr *cough* lol.

  5. ““Right now, he’s playing better than any quarterback has ever played.”

    He’s probably playing the best of any QB this season so far, but best ever? Think he needs to prove that over several seasons not 4 games.

  6. Not a Chiefs fan but did they ever get a winner in Mahomes. So far he looks like he’s going to be pretty good. He does remind me of Favre and his gunslinger mentality. He kept a lot of plays going that most QBs wouldn’t have. It’ll be fun to watch this guy–unless he’s playing your team.

  7. Mahomes is a ton of fun to watch.

    Especially when you drafted him in the 11th round for your fantasy football team.

  8. The highlight reel usually shows him running around but what they don’t show is that he’s really different from those running quarterbacks: he actually READS defense. He’s for real.

  9. He’s lucky the Browns passed on him. He would have been thrown to the wolves last years and who knows.

    Is he great? Maybe. Jury is still out but he has a much better chance of success in KC than he would have with the Browns. That’s been proven by many bad franchises with young QB’s, not just the Browns.

  10. You’re right in one aspect, “backintheday99” and The Browns have 30 starting QBs to prove your point. It looks like Mayfield may actually pan out, if he isn’t ruined like the rest, beginning with Tim Ciouch, Colt Mc Coy etc.

  11. harrisonhits2 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    ““Right now, he’s playing better than any quarterback has ever played.”

    He’s probably playing the best of any QB this season so far, but best ever? Think he needs to prove that over several seasons not 4 games.
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    The comment is inarguable in the context given, i.e. “right now”. His play so far is, in fact, historically unprecedented. What he may or may not do over several seasons was not under consideration.

  12. I don’t recall ever seeing any right handed quarterback pass the ball with their left hand. And he did it while eluding the pass rush. That is impressive.

  13. Bill Bixby says:
    My only concern right not is how often Mahomes is having to run around. . . . If he is, that just increases the likelihood of an injury.
    ===

    I can’t and won’t argue with that statement, as it’s a statistical probability.
    However, Patrick Mahomes reminds me a lot of Brett Favre, who played 297 straight games during an era when QBs were not as protected as they are now.
    Whatever your skillset, you just have to go out and play your game. Guys who look for and go out of their way to avoid injury often seem to be the first ones injured.

  14. He didn’t show all that much against the Broncos Monday night. Just one touchdown pass. It appears defenses are figuring him out after only four games.

  15. It seems like the kid could survive any inept coaching and/or organization. For non-hockey fans – look up Connor McDavid on the Edmonton Oilers, the Browns of the NHL.

  16. Doug Marrone -the epitome of someone who believes they’re intelligent but pretends to be idiot, all the while ignorant of the fact that they really are a moron to begin with.

  17. “He does remind me of Favre and his gunslinger mentality.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    No way. The truly great ones don’t remind you of anyone. They’re great because they’re unique.

  18. Dear Coach Marrone,

    Yes they can. That is what words do. Describe things.

    Sincerely,

    The English Language

  19. As an Eagles fan it’s great to see other young guns balling out. League looks to be in good hands with Wentz, Mahomes and Goff taking the torch from Brady,Brees and Roethlisberger

  20. Love this kid! The NFL is loaded with young talent like we have never seen before. Pump the breaks on the Favre comparison!

  21. Mahomes should be careful playing against cheap shot artists of Jacksonville. Especially when they are losing.

  22. Kansas City Chief fans have been beyond loyal and deserve to finally have a great quarterback from day one.

  23. How to stop him? It’s simple. Go low and bend the knee in the opposite direction. 20k, 30k fine, whoopi. Worth it if the Jags want to increases their post season chances. Then he’ll come back next year and be like Watson…a shell of himself hearing footsteps.

  24. quilbdanglinfury40 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    As an Eagles fan it’s great to see other young guns balling out. League looks to be in good hands with Wentz, Mahomes and Goff taking the torch from Brady,Brees and Roethlisberger

    ————–

    Three guys with zero SB wins don’t compare to three guys with eight SB wins between them.

    Come back when the guys you mention have actually won something.

  25. If there is a defense this year that can stop KC, the Jags are it. They are built with speed on the back-end, and the ability to pressure with just four on all downs. They also play well against the run, and have incredibly fast LBs.
    If the Chiefs roll the Jags, they will only beat themselves this year.

  26. thefiesty1 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    He didn’t show all that much against the Broncos Monday night. Just one touchdown pass. It appears defenses are figuring him out after only four games.

    ——

    Based on this post I can only draw one of two conclusions:

    -You did not watch the game and are basing your opinion by looking only at stats.
    -You did indeed watch the game, and you do not understand football, like, at all.

    Either way, your comment is absurd. The kid is the definition of the word phenom.

  27. Im a Bronco fan, & i watched this kid in awe. No QB has impressed me as much as Mahomes.I think KC has a bright future ahead for many years to come. Kinda sucks to be in the AFC West right now!

  28. Gunslinger MaHolmes could break all the records and be best of all time if he stays healthy.
    14 TD’s the the first four games the best since Don Merdith in the 60’s.

  29. primemundo says:
    October 3, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I was just happy to see the Broncos fans get john Elwayed by Mahomes. I hope this kid does it to them for years to come!
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    The Broncos got Josephed and Cased. They were one good throw away from winning the game.

  30. Tylawspick 6: i find your comment funny, “wait until you see what NE does a week from Sunday” just a reminder 42 – 27 and 41 – 14, that would be the last 2 times they met and the higher numbers the Chiefs with Alex Smith, just saying. While i know anything can happen and would not be surprised if we lose, has to happen some time this season.thats a wierd comment based on history, plus should want us to win, both times the Pats went to the Super Bowl.

  31. Would love to see this game, but I doubt they’ll preempt Steelers/Falcons here in Pittsburgh at 1pm.

  32. thefiesty1 says:
    October 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    He didn’t show all that much against the Broncos Monday night. Just one touchdown pass. It appears defenses are figuring him out after only four games.

    —————————————————

    You’re focused too much on the stat line. He’s taken that team to a 4-0 record and he made a lot of clutch plays to keep his team alive against Denver. If this team had a defense, they’d be damn near unbeatable.

  33. “Eventually somebody will figure out how to stop him, maybe.”

    Teams will adjust to his strengths and take some things away. But that will open things up in other areas. Will Mahomes and the KC offense be able to adjust? I would guess yes.

  34. thrifty says:
    October 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm
    primemundo says:
    October 3, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    I was just happy to see the Broncos fans get john Elwayed by Mahomes. I hope this kid does it to them for years to come!
    ———–
    The Broncos got Josephed and Cased. They were one good throw away from winning the game.
    —————————————————————————————-

    As Chiefs fans, we watched Elway beat KC with last minute game winning drives over and over for years. It was so painful, we named it. Understand what you’re saying about Joseph and Keenum but the Broncos did indeed get Elwayed. And it was awesome to be on the winning side of it!

  35. dregonspengler says:
    October 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    Bill Bixby says:
    My only concern right not is how often Mahomes is having to run around. . . . If he is, that just increases the likelihood of an injury.
    ===

    I can’t and won’t argue with that statement, as it’s a statistical probability.
    However, Patrick Mahomes reminds me a lot of Brett Favre, who played 297 straight games during an era when QBs were not as protected as they are now.
    Whatever your skillset, you just have to go out and play your game. Guys who look for and go out of their way to avoid injury often seem to be the first ones injured.


    Remember last year when Jimmy G was going to be the heir apparent? Or was that Wentz? Remember when Vick then RG3 showed up as the heirs apparent? Don’t compare to anyone Favre. That was as much luck, and Roethlisbergian drama as anything else. I wish him well but all this over 4-0, which BTW KC is frequently at this point in the season. I wish him well but chill baby. When he gets his first playoff win then you can start overstating him properly.

  36. harrisonhits2 says:

    October 3, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    ““Right now, he’s playing better than any quarterback has ever played.”

    He’s probably playing the best of any QB this season so far, but best ever? Think he needs to prove that over several seasons not 4 games.

    —-

    I’m pretty sure Doug is talking about Mahomes’ start to his career over the beginning of this season. Has there been anyone with a better 4 game start statistically?

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