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Former longtime Reid assistant positioned to help chefs | 41 KSHB

After nearly two decades, and with Reid’s blessing, Culley went to Buffalo to coach the quarterbacks of another former Reid assistant, Sean McDermott, for two seasons before landing in Baltimore.

With the Ravens, Culley spent two seasons as an assistant coach, wide receivers coach and passing play coordinator under the guidance of fellow former Reid assistant John Harbaugh.

This earned him the opportunity to be the head coach of the Houston Texans.

Culley’s Season One – Against The Backdrop Of Pro Bowl Problems off the field and the de facto suspension of quarterback Deshaun Watson – have been a struggle, but he can do Reid a huge favor on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

The Texans (4-12) end 2021 at noon Sunday against the Titans (11-5), who need a win to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

If Houston, which stunned Tennessee 22-13 on Nov. 21 in Nashville, can cause another upheaval, that opens the door for Kansas City to claim the seed – and the all-important first-round bye – with a victory at Denver.

NFL Week 18 game picks: Chargers edging Raiders to clinch playoff ticket; Seahawks upset Cardinals | NFL.com

Kansas City Chiefs 36-17 Denver Broncos

Vic Fangio had to wait until the age of 60 to get his first opportunity as a head coach. It’s a shame that his hypothetical three-year tenure likely ends with a Chiefs issue his defense couldn’t fix. Fangio never won against Andy Reid, and Patrick Mahomes never lost against the Broncos, dating back to the days of Vance Joseph. The timing is also staggered here: For the first time in all of the season, it’s easy to see that Mahomes and the Chiefs offense are back in full swing.

Odds, NFL Week 18 pick: Chiefs and Patriots face division opponents in regular season finals | CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs to Denver Broncos

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN / ABC)

Latest odds:

Kansas City Chiefs -11

The Chiefs have something to play for, as a win and loss for the Tennessee Titans would give Kansas City the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Patrick Mahomes and Co. will be very motivated after his loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week, which is unfortunate for the Broncos. They lost 13 points to Kansas City earlier this year and have lost three in a row. Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the injured list, so it will again be Drew Lock – who suffers from a shoulder injury. Denver lost 21 points to the Los Angeles Chargers last week and is probably looking forward to the offseason.

The choice : Heads -10

Projected Note: Chefs 30-17

Prisco’s NFL Week 18 picks: Chargers win in home showdown, 49ers lose, miss playoffs | CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs (-10) to Denver Broncos

Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Latest odds:

Denver Broncos +10

If the Chiefs have any chance of securing the seed, they have to win this game. They have just suffered a tough loss to the Bengals, a loss where the defense let them down. That defense will bounce back here, and the Chiefs offense will have another good day. Denver can’t score. The great chefs.

Take: Chefs 33, Broncos 14

Lock ‘compound’ to get a W, no worries about the future | Mile High Report (Denver Broncos SB Nation site)

While questions couldn’t help but hint at his role in the NFL – possibly the Broncos – next season, Lock has remained consistent in his post.

“I think you need to focus on staying in the moment. My biggest thing today was the meetings this morning. Then my next most important thing will be to practice, to perform, to start the week well, ”Lock said. “I think if you take it day to day just stay where your feet are, outside noise and a lot of other things going around – what is football, what is NFL , What is the Denver Broncos at present? It all stays out of your attention if you are right where your feet are at all times. “

Whether his future after Saturday is in Denver or elsewhere, Lock is only affected by the game for now.

Former LSU RB Darrel Williams weighed on Tigers’ bowl effort | Yahoo sports

Currently, they hold the No. 2 seed in the AFC qualifying photo but a win plus a loss by Tennessee would give them the seed. Williams has the opportunity to reach a milestone in the game against the Broncos. With only 37 meters on the ground and / or in the air, he will reach 1000 meters of scrum. As for the Texas Bowl, Williams had to watch the game with a teammate and former Kansas state wide receiver Byron Pringle.

“I had to go to Byron (Pringle) and watch the game, but I didn’t,” said Williams. “We had a bit of trouble, our receiver was playing the quarterback. But I just love the way these guys (LSU) came together as a team and they fought for each other. No matter what it was, what the situation was, they were all together. They were ready to put whatever they needed to do for the team. I’m proud of these guys.

Williams was part of the team that went to the Texas Bowl in 2015 when they beat the Texan technology Red Raiders. He’s only carried the ball twice in that game, but one of them scored a touchdown. Williams replaced running back Leonard Fournette.

Former Kansas City Chiefs Coach Todd Haley To Take Two Jobs With New USFL Team | Kansas City Star

Haley will assess and select the squad’s players, while the director of football operations will help with the roster, the league said. “This is a great opportunity for me to return to my coaching career at a professional level,” Haley said in a press release from the USFL.

“It had been a long time since I had led a team on the pitch, and I missed it. “It’s also rare that a head coach, as we used to say, can do all the grocery shopping and prepare the meal. It will be a lot of fun and I expect the fans to enjoy the competition. “

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4. The Denver Broncos

The Broncos are expected to have $ 48.5 million in cap space, the ninth-largest in the NFL. They would have the 11th pick in the draft if the season ended today. They are a seven-game winning team that could be much better with a few key additions in the offseason including a quarterback.

This offseason, expect Denver to be involved in any commercial buzz around Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, provided there are no developments to indicate that Watson’s future availability could be threatened as he faces 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault. or misconduct and 10 related judicial inquiries.

If he can land any of those three, a rise from worst to first might even be expected.

Buccaneers release wide receiver Antonio Brown after sideline incident against Jets | NFL.com

“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have terminated Antonio Brown’s contract, effective immediately,” the Bucs said in a statement. “Although Antonio received ankle treatment and was on the injury report the week before last Sunday’s game, he was cleared to play by our medical team before the start of the game and at no time during the game. We tried, on several occasions during this week, to schedule an evaluation by an external orthopedic specialist, but Antonio did not Maintaining the health and well-being of our players is of the utmost importance to our organization. “

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Where Patrick Mahomes thinks he’s grown the most in 2021

In 2021, Mahomes faced more adversity than in his four years as a starter – with opposing teams playing more double coverage and challenging him to work in short to intermediate areas. Those looks required new discipline from Mahomes, who made a lot of his NFL living with the deep ball before the year.

“I think the biggest area of ​​growth is that I just learned to be patient,” Mahomes said. “I’ve learned to take what’s there, take the stuff underneath, probably the most I’ve ever thrown at running backs and stuff like that. I have such an aggressive nature and want to push the ball on the pitch, but the defenses forced me to learn to drive the full length of the pitch, and I think we’ve done a great job during the season. .

“We’ve done a lot of big training and run the length of the pitch, but we haven’t lost our explosiveness – and when the defenses have a man’s cover or a mid-zone cover of safety where they come down and give us a chance to throw it deep I think we still touch them Finding that right balance, I think it’s been a big growth for me to learn to take what’s there but keep that aggression.

After a tough night against Denver – this week’s opponent – in Week 13, Mahomes has played much more effectively over the past four weeks. He completed 65% of his passes in Thursday night’s win over the Los Angeles Chargers and was 74% or more in matches against Las Vegas Adventurers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.

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