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Sports Opinion: Patrick Mahomes adds layers to definition of what it means to be an 'impact' player

00:05  08 november  2020
00:05  08 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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We know Patrick Mahomes is a major baller.

When the reigning Super Bowl MVP torched the New York Jets last weekend for 416 yards and 5 TDs, it was pretty much more of the same. I mean, the guy has been a starter for 2½ seasons and when the Carolina Panthers visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday there’s a really good chance that the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback will hit milestones for 12,000 yards and 100 TD passes.

a football player on a field: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been a force on and off the field. © Jay Biggerstaff, USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been a force on and off the field.

Yet Mahomes’ most significant marker this week added a layer to the historic Election Day as he split the six-figure cost with the Chiefs and team owner Clark Hunt’s family to buy the new voting machines that were needed to secure Arrowhead Stadium as a voting site.

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What a buff move for a man who has had a pretty amazing 2020, despite the pandemic.

He used his platform as Kansas City’s most popular citizen to help urge and facilitate voting.

Go ahead, young man. Don’t stick to sports.

“I thought Arrowhead was the perfect place for it and the Chiefs were all on board with it,” Mahomes, 25, told Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche on their “Huddle & Flow” podcast.

What makes Arrowhead so perfect? Mahomes mentioned the love, fun and unity that exists at one of the NFL’s liveliest venues – which gets even better when the Chiefs are winning.

Mahomes would not be deterred when informed by the Kansas City Election Board of the need for machines. Through his Mahomies Foundation, he worked with the Chiefs to ensure machines that are now in place to be used for several years.

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This means that the longer the information is in circulation, the more discussion it generates and the greater the impact of social media. While the world would be a much slower place without social media, it ’s caused harm as well as good. However, the positive impact of social media is astronomical and

Hey, Chiefs coach Andy Reid cast his ballot at Arrowhead on Tuesday.

And Mahomes – whose year beyond winning the Super Bowl has included an engagement, a record, $503 million contract extension, the purchase of an ownership stake in the MLB Kansas City Royals, involvement in the NFL’s response to the social unrest following the death of George Floyd – even received some write-in votes for President according to social media users claiming as much.

He is steadily changing the definition of what it means to be an impact player.

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A quick rundown on other items of interest as Week 9 rolls on in the NFL:

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-- PRESSURE'S ON: Lamar Jackson. The league’s reigning MVP seeks to rebound at Indianapolis after throwing two picks from his own territory against Pittsburgh that did much to swing the game and ultimately dig a deeper hole for the Ravens to climb out of if they are to overtake the Steelers and repeat as AFC North champs. Jackson is still one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. But as the latest loss and one-and-done playoff appearances the past two seasons have demonstrated, he’s needing to bring his A-game more consistently against the best competition.

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-- NEXT MAN UP: Jake Luton. Another year, another rookie quarterback will step into the Jaguars lineup as the sixth-round pick from Oregon State supplants the injured Gardner Minshew … who last year replaced the same Nick Foles who has the Bears in the thick of a playoff chase. Minshew has multiple fractures and ligament damage in his right thumb, which apparently have hampered the struggling quarterback for multiple weeks, although coach Doug Marrone maintained the staff was unaware of the injury. Hmmm. Another twist to this strange plot: Luton was a healthy scratch for all of Jacksonville’s seven games (1-6), but leap-frogged veteran No. 2 quarterback Mike Glennon to get the start against the Houston Texans. Which begs questions such as why Luton wasn’t the primary backup and why the Jaguars ever traded away Foles after investing such a hefty contract on the former Super Bowl MVP. In any event, Luton gets a shot to show his stuff.

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-- ROOKIE WATCH: Dee Jay Dallas. With Chris Carson staying back in Seattle to nurse a mid-foot sprain, Dallas, a fourth-round rookie from “The U” (Miami, Fla.), is poised to make his second pro start at Buffalo. He had a modest 41 yards on 18 carries against the 49ers in Week 8, but reached the end zone twice. With Carson’s primary backup, Carlos Hyde, also a scratch and third-string option Travis Homer trying to rebound from a bruised knee, Dallas will surely get some opportunities to exploit the Bills' suspect, 26th-ranked run defense that allowed the Patriots to run for 188 yards last week. Given the rash of injury setbacks in the backfield, it’s not a stretch to wonder if the Seahawks will play the card they used last season by making a call to lure “Beast Mode,” Marshawn Lynch, off his retirement couch.

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-- STOMACH FOR AN UPSET: Giants at Washington. When the teams met in Week 6, “Riverboat Ron” Rivera went for the win in the final seconds rather a tie that likely would have forced overtime…and the WFT came home with an L after failing to convert on a two-point attempt. Now, after clobbering Dallas, Washington (2-5) is so upbeat as a 3-point favorite. Payback is in the air. And so is the notion of a “trap” game against a 1-7 outfit. If, of course, embattled Giants quarterback Daniel Jones can avoid the turnovers and avoid tripping himself up in running in the open field – lowlights from the almost-but-couldn’t losses the past two weeks.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Golden Tate (15) and the New York Giants, held off Kamren Curl (31) and the Washington Football Team 20-19 in Week 6. © Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports Golden Tate (15) and the New York Giants, held off Kamren Curl (31) and the Washington Football Team 20-19 in Week 6.

-- IF THE PLAYOFFS WERE TODAY: The Arizona Cardinals would be in. The year-to-year, musical chairs effect of the NFL playoff picture is in full swing again. Arizona (5-2) has a wild card slot in its grasp at the moment and assuming the NFL sticks with its plan to add a seventh playoff spot for each conference this season (amid talk of a 16-team field), the Cardinals and wondrous quarterback Kyler Murray are poised to flip from non-playoff entity. Happens every year. The Cards, Bucs, Steelers, Bears and Colts are positioned to make that playoff move while the Vikings, 49ers, Patriots need serious rallies during the second of the season to get back in.

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-- DID YOU NOTICE? Lions running back Adrian Peterson heads back to Minnesota seeking to chalk up his former team as the 28th opponent that he has registered a rushing touchdown against. Just five players in NFL history have scored rushing TDs against that many different opponents.

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-- STAT'S THE FACT: The Steelers not only take the NFL’s only perfect record (7-0) to Dallas, they have also scored at least 25 points in each game this season while averaging 30.1 per contest. That’s not a good sign for a Cowboys defense that has allowed an NFL-high 266 points (33.25 per game).

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Opinion: Packers clearly must fix run defense to keep title hopes alive .
If Mike Pettine or Brian Gutekunst don’t do something to solve their run defense, the Packers are getting nowhere near the promised land this season. Almost halfway through the 2020 season, the Packers’ defense, coordinated by Pettine and stocked by the general manager Gutekunst, looks just as leaky as the one that last season imploded against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game. How do you conclude otherwise after Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook slashed his way to 163 yards and a 5.

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