Despite Making It 16 in a Row, Shannon Sharpe Sends $450M Patrick Mahomes a Red Flag

Published 10/14/2023, 9:07 AM EDT

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The Kansas City Chiefs are on a roll. With a five-game winning streak and overcoming the divisional rivals Broncos for the 16th time this Thursday, the Chiefs find themselves at the top of the AFC West with a 5-1 record. But 3X Super Bowl Winner Shannon Sharpe still finds criticisms with Mahomes and Co. A former tight end with the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens, Sharpe understands what it takes to go all the way in football.

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Shannon won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Broncos in ’97 and ’98. Exactly the feat that Patrick Mahomes wants to have with the Chiefs after winning the Super Bowl last season. Hence, Sharpe’s words shouldn’t fall on deaf ears.

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The Hall of Famer was on ESPN when he heeded his warnings to the defending champions. Sharpe said, “At some point in time, it comes down to your guys got to be boy dogs. And go get open go beat man coverage and right now it’s a struggle for everyone to beat man coverage other than Travis Kelce.”

Sharpe further stated, “Right now, guys it is a struggle for them to beat man coverage on a consistent basis.”

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The newest member of ESPN’s ‘First Take’ wants Mahomes to play the leader on the field and get other guys to have that urgency as well. Although Sharpe is bothered by the individual lackluster performances, he grasped one thing well.

Sharpe is understandably annoyed with the one-on-one game of the Chief’s front line and their inability to make plays in the red zone.

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Though Sharpe also understood, one great factor about the Broncos game by stating, “It’s always tough against the division opponents.” But this is exactly how the Chiefs played against the Jets as well and Mahomes had to come out in the media, talking about it.

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After defeating the Jets in a thrilling game by 20-23, the QB addressed the media regarding their sloppy plays.

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It’s not always going to be pretty for four quarters,” said Mahomes. And though offense has always been regarded as the Chiefs’ best weapon, it is their defense that has been saving them. Head Coach Andy Reid and Mahomes comment on that as well.

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At the post-match press conference after the Broncos game, #15 had praises for the defensive unit, “Luckily for us, our defense is playing great.” HC Reid also shared his beliefs when he said, “Our defense was as incredible tonight as they have been.”

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The Chiefs will have to work on their offensive output as well when they welcome cross conference team next week. The Los Angeles Chargers will be coming to face the Chiefs on 22nd October, with the game scheduled to start at 3:30 PM CDT.

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Utkarsh Tiwari

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Utkarsh Tiwari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is interested in covering off-court and entertainment topics. A fan of the NFL at heart, Utkarsh intends to talk about the NFL stars and their ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories.
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