Chiefs WR Skyy Moore says he’s one of the Minions catching passes from Patrick Mahomes

Second-round rookie receiver Skyy Moore generated a lot of buzz during Kansas City Chiefs training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

After Thursday’s practice, he discussed some of the talk that has been circulating around him – starting with the hip injury he suffered in a one-on-one against rookie safety Nazeeh Johnson on Tuesday. . While some blamed Johnson for hitting a teammate too hard in practice, Moore said it was none of that.

“I just tweaked it a bit,” he told reporters. “[I] fell in an awkward way. I’m cool now. It was a minor adjustment.

The injury was still enough for the Chiefs to pull him out of practice that day – which caused a scare, as “hip injury” sounds pretty bad – but Moore was back on the field the next day, not showing no signs of physical limitation.

Much was also made of Moore’s shots in the backfield during camp, including some jet sweeps. Le large said he was used to it.

“I’ve always been that type of player,” he noted. “At the start of my arrival, I felt like I was always being swept away by the jets. So that’s nothing new.”

But this should in no way be taken to mean that Moore has a problem with their operation. In fact, quite the opposite is true.

“I just like to get the ball fast,” he said. “The faster you can get the ball, the faster you can get things moving with it. So that’s what I like about these plays.

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Of course, his main job will always be to catch passes. And while he admitted Reid’s complex offense would be “a process” to learn, he claimed he was already figuring it out.

“It’s starting to click,” he said. “I feel like everything about this offense is counters – like, we’re running this piece – and this the game is against this to play. So once you get the basics down it all starts to click a lot faster.

But if he doesn’t, he still has a whole group of wide receivers who can help him – including established players like Mecole Hardman and Cornell Powell, as well as new veterans like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes- Scantling.

“I lean on the whole room,” he said. “If I have a question, everyone is ready to answer. We all trade ideas for each other. So JuJu, MVS, Mecole, Cornell – like everyone else – we just help each other.

He got a laugh when he talked about catching passes from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

“With Pat, you’re not overwhelmed,” he smiles. “So we’re just a bunch of Minions – over there running around.”

But so far, Moore hasn’t felt overwhelmed playing with one of the league’s superstars – at least not on the court.

“It’s hard to have that kind of moment while I’m playing,” he said, “but when I get home and see a video or something, I’m like, ‘Dang, c ‘is mad.'”

Moore said it was “very beneficial” to work with Mahomes during the off-season workouts the quarterback hosted in Texas, saying it was great to “get into his workspace” and start playing. learn how he likes to do things.

“At the end of the day,” he said of his new quarterback, “he has the keys to the car. “Just tell me what you want me to do. That’s how I see it. He wants it to be like this? I will do it this way.

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