Chiefs OL coach Andy Heck pleased with Orlando Brown Jr.’s performance vs. Ravens

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With so few bright spots in their loss to Baltimore, the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to stay positive heading into their week three matchup against the Chargers. While most of the conversation after Sunday’s game against the Ravens has been centered around the defense’s inability to get stops, another underrated storyline was Orlando Brown Jr.’s first game against his former team, and the flawless performance he posted despite the outcome for the team.

Offensive line coach Andy Heck addressed Brown’s game in comments to the media before Thursday’s practice, stressing how important it was for the new left tackle to get the game out of the way early in the season. He described it as a moment of high emotions for Brown, and he told reporters he liked what he saw.

“I was really pleased with Orlando’s work the other night, going against his former team,” Heck said, “It [was] an emotional night for an emotional guy in an emotional game, and I thought he responded well. The thing I was most pleased with was that our guys are working on individual things ‘I want to get my feet just so’ ‘I want to stay more square’ ‘I want to use my outside hand’ that sort of thing. There was great evidence of Orlando working on some of the things we’re talking about here.”

“He loves football,” Heck continued, “And he wants to get better. That’s the trademark of a lot of great players, so I’m pleased with how he’s working.”

Brown is one of five new starters on the Chiefs’ new-look offensive line for this season, and his development at the left tackle position will be crucial for the offense’s success moving forward. With lots of games left to play and downs in which he’ll be tasked with protecting the NFL’s most valuable quarterback, Brown is off to a fast start which should help Kansas City win football games through the rest of the season.

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