Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub took the podium Thursday for his weekly chat with the local Kansas City media. Toub spoke on a number of topics:Kicker concern?Denny Medley-USA TODAY SportsKansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was a perfect 51 for 51 in career extra-point tries to start his career www.kansascitychiefsteamonline.com , but he has missed twice in his last eight tries the past two games.Asked if there was an issue with his kicker on Thursday, Toub denied.“There’s not an issue,” Toub said. “I mean I’m not going to make a big deal. Nobody’s harder on himself than Butker, but really, it’s the whole operation. If you looked at that play (the mixed extra point against Cleveland) in detail, we had a high snap, so it starts with James (Winchester) and then you got to get the hold down (Dustin Colquitt). Everything was rushed on that play because of the snap, and that’s part of the blame, but Colquitt was still able to get the ball down—we got to be able to kick it and make it. Again, it’s a 33-yard field goal. It’s not a chip shot like it used to be.”Butker has made 14 of 15 field goals this season, as well as 39 of 41 extra points.The point systemMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsThe Chiefs have a point system when it comes to special teams, and Toub said that a number of Chiefs near the top this season.“It’s real close,” Toub said. “Right now Kansas City Chiefs T-Shirt , I think the leader’s like 59 points. We’ve got like five guys within that area, so it’s a good competition and we look at that every Tuesday when we come in and give out the grade sheets and look at the board. We talk about it every day. It’s important to those guys. They compete. It’s not like we’re going to give them anything at the end. It’s a peer pressure thing. It’s a good, competitive atmosphere that we got going.”Who’s the leader with 59? Marcus Kemp.Look for Daniel Sorensen to already be involved on SundayIsaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY SportsIt is looking like safety Daniel Sorensen will be back in the lineup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. And if he indeed does play, he will “probably” be involved in special teams, per Toub.“If he’s active, we’ll get him involved,” Toub said. “He’s not going to be up and be on the sideline. Every person that’s up (on the roster) has to help us in some form or fashion. We’ve talked about it and we’ve worked him in there, so there’s a good chance you’ll see him in there.” This is part three of a three-part weekly film analysis on the performance of Patrick Mahomes. Part one: something good and something bad here, part two: something smart and something special here.I’m a terrible golfer. My handicap is my birth year. I can never direct the ball where I want it to go, and getting the ball up in the air is a coin flip. I still enjoy playing from time to time, but if you’re trying to win a scramble, I’m dead weight.The world’s best golfers can’t rely just on the ability to drive or be a good putter. You’ve got to play a well-rounded game. You have to be able to place the ball where you want it, sometimes with distance Kansas City Chiefs Hats , keep yourself out of as many bad situations as you can, get out of them when you do, and oh yeah...have enough touch to putt. If Patrick Mahomes was a golfer, he could drive a golf ball farther than anyone. But the subtleties to his game he reveals every week are what will eventually have him at the top of the leaderboard. This week wasn’t requiring him to pull out the 1-wood as much as other weeks, but he got a chance to show how well rounded the rest of his game is starting to become.Something improvedIt felt like the game slowed down a little for him this week. Quickly finding the right play is an ability. Mahomes showed comfort in the pocket, good navigation of the pocket and quick decision-making in the face of pressure when required. Where Mahomes has been having to manage the juice at the start of games, he settled in quickly this week. He looked like he was playing with supreme confidence and poise all game. It’s revealed in the three plays above.Play one: Mahomes is working through the front-side concept. He feels pressure both to his front and back, steps up in the pocket and has the awareness to know the drag route by Kareem Hunt is working into his line of sight. It was such a quick response to pressure and to find the outlet. He couldn’t have responded just by seeing. He was processing the play as it was happening.Play two: Feeling pressure on the drop, knowing he needs to bail backward and delivering a ball quick to his outlet who finishes for a touchdown. It’s an athletic throw to deliver that ball and a smart, poised decision with a rusher at his feet. Play three: Not having anyone open on the vertical routes and getting the ball down to Hunt in the flat quickly and decisively. He’s early to the flat route by Hunt, but in a good way. He wastes no time seeing the depth of the defense to get the ball to the running back with space to run. Check-downs and shorter throws got a bad rap when we see them too much. In proper context, they go a long way in winning football games. A good short game when properly utilized wins. Mahomes is picking the right clubs with consistency.These weren’t the rarest of plays he’s made, and none of these will be on the highlight reel at the end of the year. They’re just indicators of comfort Kansas City Chiefs Hoodie , control, command and an understanding of all facets of the game happening in front of him. He looked as prepared and quick to process as he has. The timing to get the ball to his outlets was perfect and it yielded great results.It was the most veteran-like performance for the young quarterback, and the subtleties should leave you encouraged. There was no urge to make everything happen at all at once. He was fantastic in allowing the game to happen and leaning on his preparation. He continues to develop right before our eyes, and it’s happening week to week.Needs improvementThere’s been one kind of throw that we’ve yet to see Mahomes hit yet, and it’s kind of amazing he hasn’t.This is a cut of plays where the receiver is streaking down the middle of the field and there’s no defender between the receiver and the end zone. These plays resulted in four incompletions and an interception. I can’t recall one being hit in the first seven games.These are not the easiest throws and this is admittedly a narrow scenario that’s happening about once a game, but we’re starting to get enough of a sample size to notice it. For some reason, Mahomes has shown inconsistencies on middle-field throws that are thrown over the entire defense. Plays in which the receiver (almost always Tyreek Hill) are in position to or already have run away from everyone on the defense, we’ve yet to see Mahomes connect.Now don’t get me wrong, he’s hit his fair share of deep passes, but if you notice, they’ve hit in front of a defender. This play I wrote about yesterday might’ve ended up being the first one Mahomes lets Sammy Watkins run underneath, but Carlos Dunlap has other plans and forces the ball short.When there’s a middle-field throw, typically a post route Customized Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , and Mahomes has a chance to let his receiver run under it, we haven’t seen the connection work nearly halfway through the season. It’s interesting. Mahomes provided a quote after the game on what was his only interception against the Bengals.It sounds like he may just trying to understand still how far he can stretch the arm out on these kinds of alerts or shot plays. There are a few instances in the above cut-up of vertical shots where Mahomes has under-thrown the receiver and diminished the separation the receiver was creating. It’s kind of confusing. We KNOW he’s capable of throws similar to this......he just hasn’t hit them in a real game. Whether he’s struggling to gauge how far to leave it out for (specifically) Hill, or the timing is just off, it’s surprisingly not something that he’s executed to count for his yardage totals. He’ll hit one of these assuredly soon, but it’s worth mentioning there are at least five plays where he hasn’t.He’s been good on throws to receivers open down the sidelines, but middle-field shots haven’t been part of the regular-season highlight real yet. You would’ve expected him to have hit on a couple by now.Hopefully, this week is when we finally get a play of this nature.Miss this week’s episode of the AP Laboratory? If you can’t see the player, click here.Links: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Art 19Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss videos like this from Kent!