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social media on Monday." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteArrowhead PrideArrowhead Pride | Kansas City Chiefs Schedule Demetrius Harris Jersey , News, Roster and StatsLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSeriesLatest NewsFanpostsFanshotsCommunityAboutStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSeries Stagner ThingsLottery Tickets ’19Summer of SpagsDixon’s MailbagLatest News Fanposts Most recentMost activeFanshots Community Community GuidelinesContactAbout StubHub ✕Why Andy Reid has the best screen game in the NFLNew,18commentsThe Chiefs’ screen game became a hot topic on social media on Monday.CDTShareTweetShareShareWhy Andy Reid has the best screen game in the NFLErik Williams-USA TODAY SportsOn Monday morning, Warren Sharp posted a cut-up of some of the screen designs that Andy Reid utilized this year. The video became a hot topic on Chiefs social media Monday. Whether you're a career game manager like Alex Smith or an MVP like Patrick Mahomes, the free yards that Reid provides his quarterbacks are more than welcome. It's unfair for Reid’s scheme to combine with a talent like Mahomes, and it’s part of the reason the Reid-Mahomes tandem was so enticing when Mahomes was drafted: a unique talent in a program built on maximizing a player's strengths. I've been writing about Reid's scheme over the last few years, and one thing has always stuck out: he'll play the instincts and preparation of the opposing against them. The window dressing (shifts and motions) forces a defense to think fast and process the information they're receiving as the ball is being snapped. The pump to Hill on the orbit motion sells a screen left, the running backs releasing into the boundary to the right widens the defense to both sides of the field and one of the best tight ends in football Cameron Erving Jersey , Travis Kelce, gets lost in the middle of the field with blockers and space. The logical progression to this play off the pump to Hill would have been a swing screen to the running back, and Smith looks out there before going to Kelce. The speed and timing at which this play is run help create space for Kelce. The defense doesn't have time to think—it can only react. It's a smart, well designed and plays against the instincts of the defense. Coaches prepare for offenses based upon history: what they have seen an offense do and what they can do to defend it. Good play-callers have sequencing to their play-calling and use their history to build plays that go off what defenses have seen.Earlier this year, we did a video on the Arrowhead Pride YouTube channel discussing how a look the Chiefs gave a week prior help set up a touchdown on a screen to Kareem Hunt. There are only so many things you can prepare for in a week. Good play-callers are always looking at ways to use their history to find a creative way to generate a good play. Reid is a master at that. This video is a prime example.Reid has consistently built solid sequences, creative progressions to his offensive design and utilized the creativity with excellent timing. It's part of what has made him so successful as a play-caller and why his offense evolves so much year to year. He does not settle, and his constant attempt to identify the next progression to his play design has made him an innovator few can match. I'm looking forward to the next generation of his offense with Mahomes under center. Draftmas rolls along with a defensive end nicknamed "The Manimal," who fits the mold with a different skill set"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Kansas City Chiefs NewsOpen ThreadsFull ArchiveLibrary Community GuidelinesContact InformationOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕25 Days of Draftmas: USC’s oft-injured but elite edge rusher Porter GustinNew Reggie Ragland Jersey ,16commentsDraftmas rolls along with a defensive end nicknamed “The Manimal,” who fits the mold with a different skill setCDTShareTweetShareShare25 Days of Draftmas: USC’s oft-injured but elite edge rusher Porter GustinA very Merry Draftmas to you! It’s 25 Days of Draftmas on Arrowhead Pride, where we’ll be giving you a Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect every day in April leading up to the NFL Draft. You’ll get a daily prospect profile like this one right up until Draft Day.Porter Gustin, edge rusher6’4” | 260 lbs | USC Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY SportsCombine4010VertBroad3 ConeShuttleBench4010VertBroad3 ConeShuttleBenchProjected draft range: round fourI would take him in the: round threeOne-sentence bio: elite athlete off the edge with production to match that had back-to-back injury-shortened seasons.One-sentence scouting report: High-effort player with great combination of size and strength but limitations due to injuries have set back his technical growthOne play:How he fits in KC:On the surface, Porter Gustin fits the athletic and size profiles of past Steve Spagnuolo defensive ends. Gustin is a power rusher who excels with his initial punch and ability to extend blockers off of his frame before disengaging. Gustin has some position flexibility due to playing as a stand-up player most of his time at USC, but he looks more comfortable closer to the line of scrimmage rather than in space.His initial burst off the line of scrimmage comes and goes and is directly related to his pad level on his first step, but once in motion, the athleticism is evident. Gustin’s injury history is the biggest worry Jarvis Jenkins Jersey , as he has had his past two seasons shortened with a broken toe and torn bicep, and then a broken ankle in 2018. Even more than the physical injuries, his inability to practice has slowed his technical nuance to his game. While Gustin isn’t raw or a project, there are technical refinements in his game that he will have to make to maximize his athleticism. If his hand placement and footwork up the arc can be cleaned up even a little bit, his football upside will match his athleticism and then some.The reason Gustin is such a compelling fit for the Chiefs is that unlike other defensive ends, that fit Spags’ mold at the position, he provides some explosive pass-rush potential. He has the baseline ability to threaten the edge with speed, the inside shoulder with power and the integrity of the pocket with his frenetic pace. Gustin is a player that reminds me a lot of Carl Lawson a few years ago—just with better length and less nuance to his game at this point. Lawson was another player that showed some hip tightness on film and a long injury history but has been able to translate his power and his ability to turn speed to power into a very productive early career. Gustin’s growth from his junior year to his senior year Daniel Sorensen Jersey , before the ankle injury, was enlightening in terms of showcasing what can happen as he continues to grow form baseline technique to good technique. It’s a complete upside pick that has a fall-back floor of a high effort, pro-ready strength player that can at least play in a rotation.Want to read more player profiles from Arrowhead Pride’s 25 Days of Draftmas? Click here for the complete list. And to stay informed on the players in which the Chiefs have shown interest, be sure to check out AP’s Chiefs draft prospect visit and workout tracker.KC Draft GuideThe first-ever edition of the KC Draft Guide launched this week! You can purchase the fruits of our hard work for only $9.99! We have over 225 prospect write-ups like this one, with specifics about how prospects fit the Chiefs. There are more than 300 grades on players, mock drafts, positional rankings and features — all specific to the Chiefs. 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