Week one was certainly a disappointment for the Kansas City Chiefs, especially the performance from the receivers.
The drops have been well-documented, but Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney — two players that have high expectations in 2023 — combined for one catch and one yard on eight targets.
The second-year wideout, Moore, spoke to the media yesterday, explaining why the receiver group’s performance was underwhelming last Thursday.
“I feel like it was a lack of focus in [the receiver room] and I feel like doing the little things consistently every day is going to keep your focus throughout the week, throughout the day,” Moore explained. “I feel like we were lacking in that area.”
Despite the struggles against the Lions, Moore feels like the receiver room is still trending in the right direction and is focused on the upcoming week.
“It’s been good. We had a good practice yesterday,” Moore said. “We got to watch the film as soon as we came in on Tuesday, and we are onto Jacksonville.”
Catching the ball was definitely an issue in week one, but Moore thinks it was not their best performance overall.
“Every aspect, we understand that wasn’t our best performance,” Moore continued. “It needs to get better.”
Although Moore feels like the receivers let Patrick Mahomes down, the 23-year-old receiver knows that Mahomes will continue to trust his weapons.
“Pat [Mahomes] is great with stuff like that – always making sure you’re in the right head space,” Moore told reporters. “You see it all the time – if you see somebody drop the ball in the game, he is coming right back [to] you, trying to get you to forget about it. I feel like the whole locker room has been doing good. It’s just flipping to the next page.”
Mahomes will require better output from his receivers, as the Chiefs head into a tough road game in Jacksonville.