“I’m Trying to Do Too Much” – Patrick Mahomes Admits Huge Flaw in Kansas City Chiefs’ Run

Published 10/27/2021, 8:15 AM EDT
Oct 24, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) leads the team to the field before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


It is surely a tough moment for Patrick Mahomes to deal with. During his four seasons with Kansas City Chiefs, this has been the worst start ever for him. And with six interceptions in his previous six games, Patrick lies at the center of all the criticism.

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However, their reaction to the adversity upon him and his team will decide the trajectory of their season up ahead. Will they be able to rise and shine despite all the criticism or succumb to it is yet to be seen? Although his optimistic discussion with Rich Eisen indicates that, wonders may happen.

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Kansas City Chiefs with a great offense

“I feel like we did a lot of great things offensively,” Mahomes told Eisen. “We obviously didn’t have the game that we wanted to have this last week. But I think if we get these guys to get the things rolling, we execute and we cut the turnover out. I think this offense can still be pretty special, especially when you have coach Reid coaching.” 

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Mahomes believes that their offense can beat any team in the league. However, this season, players have failed to interpret coach Reid properly, resulting in such failures. He said, “I don’t think he’s been figured out too many times.”

The Chiefs have reached the Super Bowl in their previous two seasons, and they are far from over. The adversity comes and goes. It’s just how they deal with it really matters.

Patrick Mahomes admits his fumbles

Mahomes went on to admit that he was trying to stretch himself far too thin this season. He expanded on the fact that his efforts on the field sometimes end up being detrimental to the team’s success.

“I think there are moments where I’m trying to do too much,” Patrick when talking about his contribution to the team. “I think it’s nothing to do with any other guy on the team, offense, defense or the special team. It’s just me wanting to win. I think more than pretty much everybody and I try to do whatever I can to put our team in the best positions to win.”

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Oct 10, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts to a call against the Buffalo Bills. during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

“But there’re times where the way that I’ve done the turnovers that I’ve created the fumbles the interceptions have hurt the team more than a way that I didn’t intend to happen so, me kind of getting back to my fundamentals I think will be extremely important for us to have a successful season.”

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Mahomes admitted that his urge to win at all costs has made him commit to plays that instead have hurt his team. The humble quarterback further believes that he needs to work on his fundamentals to handle that kind of situation so that when it happens, he doesn’t end up losing the ball.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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