KANSAS CITY (Mo.) Patrick Mahomes, a Kansas City Chiefs player, said that he stood up before his teammates days after his worst statistical game in his NFL career and said that the Kansas City Chiefs' recent offensive problems were his fault.
Mahomes, who scored a career-low 6.0 QBR against the Tennessee Titans last week, said that he could just look at the tape and see the improvement in his play. "There were plays in which guys were open. There were times when we had matchups on the field. I would usually give these guys chances to make plays.
"I have said to them something that I believe they should hear. They have the mindset that they want to help me grow. You're not going play your best every game. That's why you need to rely on the other guys to make plays for your game.
Mahomes' previous low QBR (37.4) was in a game against Denver Broncos last season. He has thrown at most one interception in six of his past six games. This season, he has nine interceptions, as opposed to six last year.
Mahomes stated that it was just something that I have to improve on. He also said that he had lost some games during the season, which he has to learn from. It's about hanging in the pocket and working on my footwork, staying punctual, all that stuff.
It's what keeps me in certain games every year. I need to learn from it and improve. There were moments when I could have stepped up and found a pocket, but instead I just tried to get out of there and make things happen. ... It's often because I'm doing small things that we don't get to the point of an offense.
Andy Reid, Coach, said that he was not concerned about Mahomes' reaction to the worst game in his career.
Reid stated that Reid is not going to shy away or hide from any problem. Reid said that he will work with you to solve any problem. This is how he wired.
"I believe in him. He isn't afraid to speak out. Many men make excuses for whatever issue they may have. He is open about it. He doesn't hesitate to speak to players and coaches about it. He then goes to work on it, which is what's most important. It gives you confidence."