The Kansas City Chiefs were able to scrape by the Denver Broncos when they shouldn’t have had to. They were up 27-0 and almost blew that lead as Denver scored 21 straight points.
A lot of people will blame the defense for that, and they should. However, Patrick Mahomes deserves a bit of the blame as well.
Mahomes played well when he needed to, but the three interceptions are unacceptable. Not to mention two of them led to points, and if it weren’t for the defense locking up on that last possession, all three could have led to points.
Mahomes is a guy though that won’t let three interceptions discourage him. Throwing three interceptions won’t cause Mahomes to play a different style, or throw the ball any worse. It’s about staying calm, cool, and collected, even when you make a mistake.
“I think you know with me, I’m not going to be scared to throw it. I’m going to keep shooting it,” Mahomes said after the win. “I think that’s what it takes in order to win. You don’t want to play scared and timid and when you throw an interception, kind of shut down.
“I think that’s how you lose games that way. Luckily for me, I have guys in there that believe in me. Every guy was coming up to me to tell me to keep firing it, and we did enough to win.”
In basketball, which is what Mahomes is referring to, they have a saying that goes “shooters shoot.”
In other words, if you are a shooter, and you are in a slump, keep shooting to get out of that slump. That’s the mentality Mahomes is talking about having. He said it best, this game, and throwing those interceptions won’t scare him to throw it.
I think everyone, quarterbacks, or not a quarterback, should have a mentality like that in everything they do in life. The last two games weren’t Mahomes’ best games as a professional. But, guess what, they also weren’t his worst game as a pro.
Mahomes will bounce back. The Chiefs will bounce back, and it’s all because of the mentality he and the rest of the team has.