The path toward a second consecutive Super Bowl title has gotten off to a challenging start after four games into the season. The Kansas City Chiefs are still 3-1 but haven’t shown the same consistency on offense that made them a feared juggernaut throughout the Patrick Mahomes era.
The Chiefs managed to get past a very motivated New York Jets team last Sunday night after struggling on offense for most of the second half. The coaching staff is well aware that they cannot survive many games on just six points after the first quarter. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke about the effectiveness of Isiah Pacheco impacting the offense with reporters during Wednesday’s press conference.
“Yeah, consistency is what you’re looking for. Obviously, when people know that you’re a good player,” Reid explained. “You know, they’re going to try new things to stop you, so it’s important that the offensive line tight ends are here on the same page, and they all do their job and make things happen. But the one thing you’re gonna get from him, he’s gonna go 100 miles an hour and run hard every time he gets an opportunity, whether he catches it or runs it. He’s going hard.”
Pacheco, a New Jersey native, finished last Sunday night’s homecoming with 20 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown.
“I know he was excited to be there. But he’s always (excited),” said Reid. “But, he’s always high-octane. I mean, he’s high-octane in practice. So it’s all the time.”
The Chiefs remain on the road in Week 5 with a matchup against an underachieving Minnesota Vikings team. The experience of dealing with the aggressive Jets should serve as a fair warning for the intensity Minnesota will bring on Sunday.