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Mahomes Shows Ability to Improvise – Chiefs fall to 49ers

MAY 07 Chiefs Rookie Camp
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Patrick Mahomes was a player that everyone wanted to see play. He wasn’t overpowering with his performance but he showed poise and the traits that had scouts raving. The Chiefs started quickly on offense. Alex Smith took the ball down the field on the first drive and got a touchdown.  He played well in his only series.  Starting the game with a deep ball to Tyreek Hill down the sideline is a great way to get going on offense. Smith continued moving the Chiefs down the field and eventually handed the ball off to Spencer Ware who pounded it into the end zone.

Patrick Mahomes was able to run the Chiefs offense efficiently and got his first TD pass of his young career.

Tyler Bray stepped in for the next series signaling that Smith’s night was over. Bray started his series the same as Smith and connected on what looked like an 80+ yard TD to Chris Conley. Bray’s best play of the night ended up being called back on a penalty. Bray would continue to be largely ineffective and threw a pick as well before Mahomes got his opportunity.

Mahomes took the field and started his first drive much the same way Smith and Bray did before him. Patrick also lost a deep completion to a penalty and ended up going three and out. He would get a couple of more chances and would make it pay off in the third quarter. After a first and goal run to Charcandrick West went nowhere Mahomes would get his first passing TD in Arrowhead. The play broke down and he ran to his right. As he got near the sideline he threw back across his body and hit Marcus Kemp with a great jump ball for a TD. Kemp has been one of Patrick’s favorite targets at camp and it appeared to pay off in the third quarter.

Kansas City fell to the 49ers at the end of the game. Joel Stave was not very effective and a later Kemp fumble proved costly. The Chiefs have tomorrow off before they head back to Saint Joseph on Sunday. They have four practices left in St. Joe before training camp is over and they head back to Arrowhead. Kansas City will head to Cincinnati next Saturday to take on the Bengals.

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Chris started covering the Chiefs four years ago. Since then he started the Check With Me podcast with co-host Ryan Tracy. During training camp in 2016 Chris & Ryan were asked to host the Locked on Chiefs podcast. Follow @ChrisClarkNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.

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