Training camp is about more than just getting to work and handling your business. It is also about having fun and putting on a little show for the fans who do come out and support the team.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, they always make sure of that. Fans will get their money’s worth every game, every practice. On Wednesday, they made sure of it, as a trick play dominated some of Chiefs’ Twitter.
These trick plays, which Andy Reid and the Chiefs are so well known for, usually involve a player you wouldn’t expect. In the last week of the season, against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Chiefs had the snow globe play, which worked but was called back with a penalty.
They do that all the time and even did one during practice on Wednesday. After practice, James was asked about the play that had everyone in awe.
The Chiefs posted a video on Twitter of a trick play that featured Patrick Mahomes throwing a swing pass to Richie James, who then threw a left-handed touchdown to Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
???? Trick play alert! ???? pic.twitter.com/dr1nLIt5jk
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 26, 2023
“I don’t know, I haven’t tested it yet, but I’m pretty sure I can throw far,” James said to reporters when asked how far he can throw. “I played quarterback in high school, so I don’t think anything really challenges me.” Sometimes the guys you wouldn’t expect are making the biggest play inside of the one trick play, like Richie James.
Playing in this offense has to be fun. Coaching in the offense has to be fun. “We have a good time,” offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said.
“There are so many plays in this playbook. We like to be able to keep the fun in practice with the players as long as they do it the right way. That’s the beauty of Coach (Andy) Reid’s offense.” The Chiefs certainly have a good time. Winning has to be fun.