Coffee with the Chiefs: Wide receivers still struggling


Good morning, Addicts! It is a Red Friday, with the Kansas City Chiefs getting ready to take on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Kansas City is sitting at 1-1, and tied with two others teams in the AFC West, sitting a game back of the Denver Broncos.

Here is the news you need to know:

Chiefs’ receivers still struggling to produceAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Chiefs wide receivers are again at the bottom of the league in most significant categories. They have accounted for only 15 catches (tied for 28th in the league), 156 yards (31st) and 26 targets (28th), and they’re one of three teams without a touchdown by the wide receivers."

Kansas City has great history against Packers at Lambeau FieldAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Of course Green remembered the 51-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison that settled things. He also recalled the details of the play: how the safeties rotated as he hoped, how the play-action fake to running back Priest Holmes bought him the extra second he needed to make the throw, how he knew he was going to Kennison because the veteran wide receiver was single-covered by a rookie."

Chris Ault no longer with the ChiefsJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The Chiefs don’t make consultants like Ault available to the media so, like Brad Childress, we really didn’t have any idea what he did. However, the Chiefs did incorporate some pistol elements into their offense in the past two years. I really like the idea of taking someone smart like Ault and figuring out what he knows that can possibly help an NFL team. That’s how coaches can stay ahead of the curve."

Receivers taking a supporting role in Kansas CityAssociated Press

"Charles and Kelce have been targeted with 41 percent of passes thrown this season. Kelce leads the team with 164 receiving yards on 10 catches, and Charles – along with 182 rushing yards – has 48 receiving yards on nine catches."