Patrick Mahomes: I told my teammates I have to be better

Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee Titans
Getty Images

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes told his teammates that he has a simple solution for what’s been ailing the team’s offense.

Mahomes said Thursday that he’s “said something to them that I’ve got to be better” and shared some of the areas where he believes he needs to improve in order for the team to get back on track offensively.

“It’s just stuff that I’ve always got to work on, and I kind of lose sometimes during the season and have to get better with,” Mahomes said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “It’s hanging in the pocket, working on my footwork, staying on time, all that stuff like that. You see it kind of get me in certain games every single year, and it’s something I have to go back to and learn from and be better at. There were times where I maybe could have stepped and found a soft spot in the pocket where [instead] I kind of got out of there and tried to make something happen. . . . Whenever we don’t get going as an offense, it’s usually because I’m doing little things like that.”

Mahomes has thrown at least one interception in his last six games, which is the longest streak of his career and one that the Chiefs would be happy to see come to an end against the Giants on Monday night.

6 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: I told my teammates I have to be better

  1. Pat Mahomes never sits in the pocket and takes what the defense gives him. He constantly drops back too deep and runs to either sideline before throwing across his body, particularly on third downs. It’s rare to see Mahomes just take the snap and pick apart a defense from the pocket without scrambling but he needs to do that if he wants to progress as a player. He dominated early developing bad habits unfortunately.

  2. What an amazing leader. Not only does he own his mistakes but he lets his teammates know he’s accountable. And then he tells the press that he he told his teammates so that we know he’s an amazing leader, too. But what about his brother’s antics and his mom wanting to blame his interceptions on his receivers? That kind of energy doesn’t usually end up helping. Also doesn’t help when your coach enables his son drink and work on the coaching staff. Good luck with that bazillion dollar contract KC.

  3. In before the dozen or so Pats fans w/ the 1,000th repetition of “1 year dynasty….lol!”

    The Chiefs will be in the mix at the end of the season, and their winning days are FAR from over. Mahomes will always keep them competitive.

    And I don’t even like the Chiefs.

  4. billsrthefuture says:
    October 28, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    In before the dozen or so Pats fans w/ the 1,000th repetition of “1 year dynasty….lol!”

    The Chiefs will be in the mix at the end of the season, and their winning days are FAR from over. Mahomes will always keep them competitive.

    And I don’t even like the Chiefs.

    ———

    Wake me up when they win 3-4 more SBs…. Until then, I’m unimpressed

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.