Jeremy Maclin is another example. Brought over from Philadelphia to reunite with Reid, Maclin leads with his actions and is an ultimate professional. He handles himself the right away and he is a darn good player. However, do not be fooled. JMac is a tone setter. TV cameras often caught Maclin jawing with defensive backs in between plays in 2015. This attitude was really evident when the Chiefs traveled to Oakland and had to comeback to win that game.
Maclin finished with nine catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. More importantly, he was egging on the Black Hole and make it clear after the game he understood what this rivalry was all about.
And of course, how could we not mention the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Peters? His baggage proved to be worth the price in year one. Peters is going to be a special player, and it is his fire and bravado that should allow him to stay afloat at such a tough position.
The rookie corner had no problem sticking his nose where it did not belong and showing the league he can play. Peters is animated and has something to prove whenever he puts on that uniform.
Using these three as a sample, players like Maclin, Kelce, and Peters is what this team has been yearning for for some time. These Chiefs have some juice and energy. Like when Priest Holmes pranced into the end zone or Tony G spiked it over the goal post.
These Chiefs are fun and exuberant. As a fan, they give me the feeling they hate losing. That is how it should be .Perhaps Coach Vermeil paying a visit to his old stomping grounds was some sort of passing of the guard. If that’s the case, we have a lot to look forward to this upcoming fall.