Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Navy has dealt with adversity regarding the sub-par performance of his group. A significant bright spot in his offense has been the emergence of rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice, who is already being targeted heavily on pass plays.
Nagy spoke with reporters on Thursday about his talented rookie and the growth he’s experienced this season.
“It was probably around mid-season. I can’t say an exact time,” Nagy explained. “There were some sprinkled plays where I think you’d see the explosiveness of how he is on a play, and sometimes it’s not always just one or two plays.
“There are five catches that he has for 100 yards; it might be more so of us feeling, Hey, this is clicking with him with the there’s not a lot of mental mistakes. When we get together Monday morning and watch the tape, we’re seeing it’s clean. And so, as a coach, when you have guys that don’t make the same mistake twice. You love that, and that’s what he’s done.”
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Rice continues challenging franchise records as a rookie while his targets increase weekly. The trust he’s earned in the offense has gone a long way in helping to right the unit’s ship.