Chiefs are challenging Patrick Mahomes to improve the details

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Is regression inevitable for Patrick Mahomes? That was a question asked on PFT earlier this week.

Mahomes had an outlier season in only his second season — his first as a full-time starter — with 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, a 113.8 passer rating and an MVP award.

That hasn’t stopped the Chiefs from coaching him up this season, or Mahomes from working hard on the details. That’s how he and the Chiefs expect the 23-year-old quarterback actually to improve on last season.

Are we challenging him? Yes, we are,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy told Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports. “We’re challenging him in the classroom; we’re challenging him on the field.”

Earlier this week, Mahomes’ girlfriend shared a photo on social media of Mahomes studying his playbook during a tornado warning.

He has worked just as hard at practice, according to Bieniemy.

Bieniemy, quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka and head coach Andy Reid have worked with Mahomes this offseason. Bieniemy said the coaches recently had a talk with their third-year quarterback about not taking his footwork and his drops for granted in practice.

“Yes, you can coach Patrick hard,” Bieniemy said. “The only thing you have to tell him is, ‘Hey listen, here’s what I need you to do,’ and then it’s done.”

That’s why Bieniemy believes “the sky is the limit” for Mahomes.

30 responses to “Chiefs are challenging Patrick Mahomes to improve the details

  1. Yeah, 100% he will decline this year. with Tyreek Hill out ( technically he isn’t out but he will) they will slow down

  2. Mahomes is going to be a great QB for years to come and the AFC West will have to reckon with him. He is going to keep the Chiefs in the playoff hunt every year. But he can’t do it alone. While Mahomes may be the best QB in the division, the Chiefs are the 2nd best team in the division, with a suspect D and the losses of key weapons on offense. The Chargers will win the AFC West this season, but the Chiefs I am sure will win a wild card spot.

  3. Glad to hear the Chargers have won the AFC West for 2019……

    Right now nobody knows nothing, the raiders could win it all (LOL). Until the season starts and teams start hitting each other, predictions are worthless.

  4. humb0lt says:
    May 31, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    Mahomes is going to be a great QB for years to come and the AFC West will have to reckon with him. He is going to keep the Chiefs in the playoff hunt every year. But he can’t do it alone. While Mahomes may be the best QB in the division, the Chiefs are the 2nd best team in the division, with a suspect D and the losses of key weapons on offense. The Chargers will win the AFC West this season, but the Chiefs I am sure will win a wild card spot.

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    Mahomes isn’t the best QB in the West. He’s the best QB in the league. He’s only going to get better, and old man Phyllis is only going to get worse. Oh, and that D is gone. We’ll see what this one looks like. It’ll be good enough to beat the chargers, again.

  5. No Hunt really hurt them. Possibly losing Hill will also. Their offense won’t be as strong but maybe…maybe their defense will be better.

  6. It’s unfair to make “QB MVP” the bar for Mahomes. A lot has to go right for an MVP season. He’s going to be without some weapons, and the defense is still atrocious. If he’s close to his last season it will be very impressive – and I think he will be.

  7. I enjoyed Mahomes and the KC offense more than any other last year, but I also enjoyed Mayfield with Cleveland and am looking forward see what they do. I expect them to be better and KC to slip a bit.

  8. A forgotten moment of their playoff loss was when Mahomes overthrew a wide open Travis Kelce and blew an easy TD.

  9. Lol at the tired and uninformed “no Hunt and no Hill” comments that show up on every Chiefs thread. Patrick Mahomes is a generational talent. The Chiefs will be contenders with him at QB…period. Keep thinking that these are the same old Chiefs and they’ll come crashing back to earth. Not gonna happen anytime soon.

  10. slick50kc says: Mahomes isn’t the best QB in the West. He’s the best QB in the league.
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    No. Despite the advantage of playing at Arrowhead with refs ignoring blatant holding by Chiefs all day long, old man Brady came in and threw a lot more yards than Mahomes in the AFCCG. Mahomes was one of the league’s best in 2018, but we’ve seen so many QBs regress once they get figured out. I think Mahomes is different because he’s smarter and a better pure passer. But he’ll struggle without all his 2018 weapons, and very soon the Chiefs are going to have to pay him one of those silly big mega-contracts so don’t expect them to start buying in many megastars – are even keeping all their remaning better guys.

  11. Mahomes isn’t the best QB in the West. He’s the best QB in the league

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    lol!!!!!

    Bulletin board in Foxborough.

    Thanks!

  12. The first time the guy stepped on the field he was the best QB , or I should say the best player in the league. That didn’t just happen from showing up and going through the motions. The kid is obviously an extremely hard worker. As good as he was last year, I’d bet nobody out-worked him this off-season. Yes, I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet he’s going to improve the details.

  13. I always laugh when people (*coughs* Pats fans) suggest that because someone in one game against someone else in one game wins or loses it takes away from the overall impact of the player on the field. It doesn’t. There is a reason he was the MVP, and reasons why the Chiefs (please note the team reference) didn’t close the deal. The best team does not always win on Sunday. Mahomes is the real deal.

  14. This young man will be among the best for as long as he chooses to play, seems like for every 15 a 20 potentials coming out of college you get one Mahommes, one team out of 20 wins the lottery!

  15. maxamili says:
    May 31, 2019 at 7:50 pm
    The dude is so over hyped it’s funny.
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    Uh….50/5,000…..Brady, Manning, and Mahomes in his 1st year starting.
    Overhyped……In my best Dr. Evil …..rightttttt…..

  16. He had a great year no doubt about it. but he did take over a playoff team that was already pretty stacked. lets not get to crazy just yet on the guy. it was one year. seen alot of guys come crashing back down to reality after a good season.

  17. He will improve. Maybe not statistically like last year but in terms of managing the game and becoming more efficient without taking too much risk. Last year he was a samurai and this year he wants and needs to be an assassin. I look forward to seeing his maturation.

  18. You might want to question his overall ability to improve and learn if he is ignoring tornado WARNINGS!

  19. The guy was fantastic last year and I assume he’ll be better in the future. But you never really know, and as RGIII showed us, it doesn’t always work out like we think it will.

  20. Having a great QB doesn’t guarantee championships or even Super Bowl appearances. Miami with Marino had only 1 Super Bowl and zero Lombardis. The Chargers have failed to sniff a Super Bowl appearance with Rivers. The Dolphins problem was having poor defenses while the Bolts have more often than not had poor coaching (especially during “Norv” Turner’s stint).

    The Chiefs will need at least a mid-level defense to start winning championships. And Andy Reid will have to improve his clock management skills which work fine in the regular season but often fail in the playoffs.

  21. blogatron2000 says:
    May 31, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    Lol at the tired and uninformed “no Hunt and no Hill” comments that show up on every Chiefs thread. Patrick Mahomes is a generational talent. The Chiefs will be contenders with him at QB…period. Keep thinking that these are the same old Chiefs and they’ll come crashing back to earth. Not gonna happen anytime soon.
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    I remember back in 1984 when a young QB took the NFL by storm. He also went to the Super Bowl, had a Hall of Fame coach. I also remember that everyone proclaimed he would go to many more Super Bowls. But, despite all his talent, (which is better than Mahomes) and the HoF coach, he never made another Super Bowl. When he retired he held all the passing records, but no more Super Bowl appearances. All this diatribe means is, let’s not crown Mahomes just yet. There are a lot of factors that go in to winning, not just the QB.

  22. The ridiculous “regression” question only serves as an opening for haters to try to get jabs in. Truth is, no one knows until the games are played. Those trying to say Mahomes is a fluke we’re obviously not actually watching him play.

  23. They should be challenging the defense to line up onsides.
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    That guy is in San Francisco now. Too bad you didn’t know, try to keep up.

    Lot’s of people claiming Mahomes will regress this year. Well, it’s going to be hard to go 50 tds in a season Even Manning & Brady have only done it once. No one else has EVER done it. Think about that, Brees, Rodgers, Rivers, Marino, Elway, Favre, none of them.

    Now 5000 yds in a season…once again rarefied air…Manning & Brady…once. Brees fives times.

    So yeah, Mahomes is probably going to “regress” but 45 tds and 4500 yds should be good enough if the defense can crack the top-20.

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