Chiefs used tendencies of Ravens CB Marcus Peters to take advantage in Week 3

Chiefs used tendencies of Ravens CB Marcus Peters to take advantage in Week 3Chiefs used tendencies of Ravens CB Marcus Peters to take advantage in Week 3

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Kansas City Chiefs are very familiar with Baltimore Ravens CB Marcus Peters.” data-reactid=”13″>The Kansas City Chiefs are very familiar with Baltimore Ravens CB Marcus Peters.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Peters was draft by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at pick No. 18 overall. He’d spend just three seasons in Kansas City before he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams ahead of the 2018 NFL season.” data-reactid=”14″>Peters was draft by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at pick No. 18 overall. He’d spend just three seasons in Kansas City before he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams ahead of the 2018 NFL season.

Peters was a good player for Kansas City, racking up 19 interceptions and 55 passes defended during his career with the Chiefs. His opportunistic ball skills were put on display often. But his tendency toward freelancing would go on to cost him during his latest meeting with his former team on “Monday Night Football.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Check out Mecole Hardman’s touchdown catch:” data-reactid=”20″>Check out Mecole Hardman’s touchdown catch:

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="This play almost seems designed to impact and draw the attention of Peters. He leaves his deep thirds assignment to try and jump the route by Tyreek Hill. He also leaves his teammate, DeShon Elliott, who is tasked with covering the underneath route, in a really tough spot. He’s basically left in no man’s land trying to play catchup with Hardman.” data-reactid=”23″>This play almost seems designed to impact and draw the attention of Peters. He leaves his deep thirds assignment to try and jump the route by Tyreek Hill. He also leaves his teammate, DeShon Elliott, who is tasked with covering the underneath route, in a really tough spot. He’s basically left in no man’s land trying to play catchup with Hardman.

It can’t be overstated how impressive it is that Mahomes is able to look Peters off, keep his eyes toward the middle of the field, and have the anticipation to get this ball to Hardman while under pressure. This isn’t the first time that Mahomes has been able to look Peters off like this either.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="While Peters didn’t play for the Chiefs when Patrick Mahomes was the starting quarterback, the two grew to respect each other during practice, as Mahomes played the role of the scout team quarterback in 2017. Former Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali also famously told reporters that Mahomes took advantage of Peters’ ball-hawking tendencies during practice.” data-reactid=”25″>While Peters didn’t play for the Chiefs when Patrick Mahomes was the starting quarterback, the two grew to respect each other during practice, as Mahomes played the role of the scout team quarterback in 2017. Former Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali also famously told reporters that Mahomes took advantage of Peters’ ball-hawking tendencies during practice.

That familiarity with Peters came into play during the Week 3 game. Both Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes took advantage at times, knowing that Peters’ eyes would be elsewhere rather than focusing on his assignment.

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