The Kansas City Chiefs’ young players saw plenty of action in Saturday’s victory over the Cleveland Browns. The final decisions on players on the depth chart ahead of the regular season opener is a topic of discussion throughout the coaching staff.
Moving around players to fit various schemes has been a trademark on offense for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. The team has options at wide receiver following the injury to Kadarius Toney, opening the door for more players to get extended looks in the preseason.
A player on many fans’ radar following his electric performance over the Arizona Cardinals in the second preseason game is Rashee Rice. Still, a few miscues against the Cleveland Browns may have slowed some optimism.
Reid spoke with reporters following Saturday’s preseason finale to assess Rice’s home debut for the Chiefs.
“Yeah, he’s got a lot of talent. He’s just got to hang onto the ball.” Reid said, “I mean, he’s got good hands; he’s just got to focus on it, squeeze it, and catch it first, then you can do your thing after that. So, he’ll be alright; he’s just got to keep working through it.”
Rice finished Saturday’s game with three catches for 29 yards but was highlighted by three dropped passes. The Chiefs saw the best of Rice’s potential in last week’s win in Arizona. They were reminded that he’s still a rookie finding his way at the professional level on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.