Chiefs’ Orlando Brown absolutely levels Tyreek Hill in celebrating OTA touchdown
Orlando Brown is already having a significant impact on the Chiefs. Ask Tyreek Hill.
Kansas City released a video from the team’s OTAs on Thursday that showed the two working out issues for the post-landing celebrations. They clearly have work to do, as Brown (6-8, 344 pounds) absolutely equalized the quick receiver, listed at 5-10, 185 pounds.
Here’s where things went wrong for Brown: He initiated the contact, running up Hill and attempting a jumping chest bump – a move that for a lineman requires him to stay still, lest he knock down his much smaller teammates. If Brown is to attempt this move again, he has to let Hill come to him. Otherwise, just lift it up into the air and stop.
Hey, that’s why teams have OTAs.
Touchdown celebrations aside, the Chiefs are likely hoping to see the same from Brown in 2021 and beyond – just against opposing defenses. According to Pro Football Focus, Brown scored 73.5 or better in each of his first three seasons in Baltimore; he was also ranked at 72.8 run-blocker in 2020 for a overall rating of 77.8, good for the 25th among tackles in the NFL.
Kansas City was in desperate need of an upgrade along its offensive line: the Bucs exposed the massively exhausted squad in Super Bowl 55, harassing quarterback Patrick Mahomes for most of the game. The Chiefs not only traded for Brown in exchange for picks (including a 2021 first round), but also signed free agents Mike Remmers, Joe Thuney and Andrew Wylie. They also added Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey and Tennessee goalie Trey Smith in the 2021 NFL Draft.