Kelce continued by acknowledging the current challenges but additionally reiterating his confidence within the Chiefs’ preparation.
“Yeah, it makes it a bit bit more durable. You do not get the chance to go on the market and run these performs, particularly the brand new performs the offensive minds have put collectively,” Kelce mentioned. “It is going to be a bit tough to catch up as soon as we get out on the sector and [when we’re] really capable of carry out these performs, however I feel [we] – for probably the most half, the locker room guys, the core guys, everybody – has the mentality of, ‘We’ve got to do that once more.’ Final 12 months does not imply a factor. I do not wish to say we have erased it as a result of it is nonetheless contemporary on our minds, however on the identical time, it builds confidence and it builds some competitiveness to have the ability to repeat.”
2. Charlton, the most recent member of the squad, mentioned why he selected to signal with the Chiefs as a free agent.
“It was a spot I used to be trying ahead to coming kind of proper off waivers. So, as soon as I cleared, me and [Chiefs’ defensive end Frank Clark] had been on the telephone,” mentioned Charlton, who performed with Clark on the College of Michigan from 2013-14. “That is why nothing else mattered to me – money-wise – nothing actually mattered. I simply wished to play soccer, wished to go to a superb state of affairs the place I might play some good soccer and really feel like I might add myself to a superb protection.”
A former first-round choose, Charlton is getting into his fourth 12 months as knowledgeable after tallying 16 quarterback hits, 11 tackles-for-loss and 9 sacks in 37 video games (12 begins) for Dallas and Miami. He went on to speak extra about his relationship with Clark and the way the presence of the Professional Bowl defensive finish helped affect Charlton’s determination to hitch Kansas Metropolis.
“Me and Frank, we’re actual shut. [He’s] like my brother – like my massive brother. He is an individual who at Michigan sort of took me below his wing and guided me. We have continued that friendship and brotherhood each time he left,” Charlton mentioned. “We speak on a regular basis. After I come to LA, I am often with him, or I’m going see him, hyperlink up with him, no matter it could be. We attempt to prepare with one another someday through the offseason or see one another. Our friendship – our brotherhood – has all the time been there. We all the time used to joke round about us taking part in with one another once more if me and him had the chance, so now, we’ve the chance to play with one another once more and do one thing particular. I positively was on board with that and like I mentioned, I am excited.”
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