Welcome to our new Monday morning column, called The Re-Up. I’ll write about some deeper thought I had about the game and finish with some fun stuff to ponder at the article’s end.Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsBack in late June, Josh http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonlin...chwartz-jersey Webb — one of our Arrowhead Pride readers — sent in a question that I thought was rather thought-provoking. “If the New York Giants called and offered Odell Beckham Jr. for Tyreek Hill, straight up, would you take it?”We talked about it on our Arrowhead Pride summer radio program, and we posted the poll on our site. With nearly 4,000 total votes, 90 percent of you said you would pass on the trade*. On Sunday after the Chiefs’ 38-28 Week 1 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, you looked awfully right. Hill had three total touchdowns to go along with 169 receiving yards on, all the while Beckham finished with 111 and none.Now let me be clear.I am not saying that after one regular-season game, the debate is final. But after what Hill showcased, I believe it is now safe to say with 100 percent certainty you just couldn’t take that chance.We all know what Beckham is: one of the best receivers in the National Football League. But Hill — who remains the best punt returner in the NFL, who is definitely faster than anyone else, who is paired with one of the greatest coaching minds in the history of the game — has a ceiling that is still unknown. “I mean that guy, Tyreek Hill, is unbelievable to watch,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said Sunday. “What a dynamic player. I don’t want to make any too crazy of statements, but he is one of the most dynamic guys. I don’t know if I’ve seen anybody better, the things he can do speed-wise, in all my time playing.”Over the years, it has become a coaching trend to remove players from special teams as they grow and develop, and become a more important part of the offense.But the Chiefs value Hill too much in special teams to make such a move. And it paid off on Sunday in the form of points.“I was getting ready to go out there, got my helmet,” Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt said. “Next thing I know, I see Tyreek catch it and do what he does. Once he hit the outside, I knew it was a touchdown. I was just like, ‘Let me sit back down. Good for him.’”Good for him — and really, good for the Chiefs. That punt return was worth six on Sunday, but in the grand scheme of things, it could be worth field position for the rest of the year. What special teams coordinator in his right mind will punt directly to Hill after that?And that will translate to better field position for the offense and Patrick Mahomes, who will use Hill there, too.“I think everyone on our team is trying to advance their game and trying to get better http://www.kansascitychiefsteamonlin...-bailey-jersey ,” Mahomes said after the game. “Tyreek’s really worked on his route running and everything in order to make himself the best wide receiver in the league. I think today has showed that he has improved in his part and has the speed to bring it any time.”In January, I posed this question: “Is Tyreek Hill one part of his game away from being the best WR in the NFL?”Hill had finished seventh in the league in receiving yards in 2017 with what he said was still a major part of his game missing: his route running. So he worked on it.He worked on it all offseason long. Hill understood that if he could improve his route running, it might give him an extra step or two on defensive players, and if he could get an extra step or two on defensive players, well then...Poof.That work showed in the form of a slant route Hill took 58 yards to the house Sunday.“It’s a [run-pass option] play and I had a slant so he [Mahomes] was reading the linebackers,” Hill explained. “I just have to run my route and be there. There’s a certain spot on the field that I have to be and he’s going to throw it there every time. Then after that, it’s history.” Maybe that touchdown doesn’t happen in 2017. And maybe that’s why — back then — a trade for OBJ might be a no-brainer.But it’s not that simple anymore, is it?—* (Big Blue View posted the same poll and 81 percent of Giants fans said they wouldn’t make the deal either, for what it’s worth)STAT OF THE GAMEAs first tweeted by Matt McMullen of Chiefs dot com, with Sunday’s win, the Chiefs are now 17-2 over AFC West opponents since 2015.GIF OF THE GAMEAlmost immediately after Hill’s initial punt return, I asked fans if they would send me the GIF of the play so I could post it to the website. I got this:TWEET OF THE GAMEFIVE QUOTES1. Andy Reid on Anthony Sherman and his touchdown: “I was telling [Chiefs Radio Network executive producer] Dan [Israel], he’s got crazy hands, man. You think of him as a sausage, so he goes out and he’s a sausage with hands. It’s a good thing.”2. Hill on his backflip touchdown celebration: “At the beginning of the game, I was watching the screen and one of their players did a backflip so I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to do a backflip.’ I had to show my athletic ability. I shouldn’t have done it though because I started cramping right after. It was a bad idea.”3. Chargers QB Philip Rivers on Patrick Mahomes: On Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes: “I think he has a chance to be a really, really, really awesome player. He has some arm power. I’d like to borrow his arm every now and then for some of those throws. He can really throw, and he’s really accurate. I hadn’t seen a ton of him, but he was really accurate today on some of those balls that just came out. He seems to have that he can throw it from any arm angle and he was poised. He was poised. He’s got a chance, and I just wanted to tell him after the game, whether he wanted to hear it from me or not, that he’s got a chance to be really awesome. Just be steady and keep going. He’s still a young player. He was solid today.”4. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn on the Tyreek Hill punt-return touchdown: “We’re going to watch the tape to find out exactly what happened, but we lost containment. We know he’s [Kansas City WR Tyreek Hill] one of the fastest guys in the country and we lost containment. He made us pay. That’s something we’ve emphasized — we’ve worked. We knew Tyreek was going to be back there. He was back there last year. I don’t think he got 10-yards last year back there. We just didn’t execute today.”5. Lynn on trying to find a way to rattle Mahomes: “There were times we put some pressure on him, but it wasn’t enough. When we did, he moved around and made a play. Anytime we gave him a chance to extend plays, he’s at home. He did that all through his college days. We just didn’t get enough pressure on him.”THE BIG THOUGHTThough Sunday’s game was fun, it was by no means a perfectly played game, and I think Chiefs head coach Andy Reid alluded to that in his press conference. The offense seemed more ready than I thought, but as Hill shined Authentic Tyreek Hill Jersey , three of the Chiefs other weapons—Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins—probably didn’t have the first games they would have liked. In addition, the Chargers had three wide open drops—two that could have went for touchdowns—in the first half of the game. If the Chargers make those plays that they should have, perhaps Monday isn’t as happy a day as it is for Chiefs fans. There is still much work to be done.POLL OF THE WEEK Stock market rallies are dependent upon volume for confirmation. The trend may appear good on the surface as the market rises, but if the rally is driven by only a few stocks — or light trading — many will believe it’s not real.Once technical analysts see enough volume and breadth to confirm the direction of the market, they see it as confirmation that the surface trend has staying power. With Patrick Mahomes lighting it up and getting the team off to such a fast start, the Kansas City Chiefs have been among the most talked-about teams in the NFL. Some may have not believed the Chiefs (and Mahomes) were elite because of the small sample size. But with each week, Mahomes and the team have eliminated doubts and added different kinds of wins to their resume.This week, it was the Chiefs defense that stepped up with a near-complete shutdown of a good Cincinnati Bengals offense.They even added a defensive touchdown! The Chiefs have proven enough over the first seven games to confirm their trend. If you weren’t bullish on the 2018 season in Kansas City, you should be now.And as you’ll see in this week’s stock report, there are plenty of positives in each category.Stock UPPhoto by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesBobsitivity: The much-maligned Chiefs defensive coordinator Chiefs might be showing he’s smarter than he’s usually credited. Sutton’s defense was downright dominant on Sunday night, showing that they can help win games — not just hold on for dear life. The defense allowed just 10 points, 174 passing yards and 65 rushing yards.We’re not used to seeing an opponent completely shut down like that.The Chiefs have started to get more production out of their young players, have shown they can influence games with their pass rush, and even come up with turnovers in recent weeks. Is it possible that it wasn’t Sutton’s scheme that has been the biggest problem, but rather that they just needed personnel to step up?Brett Veach: Veach’s honeymoon with Chiefs fans appeared to be ending. His defense-heavy draft hadn’t yielded contributors, and the ‘dynamic’ inside linebackers hand-picked by the Chiefs general manager were showing their limitations. All isn’t forgotten after a good week, but we might just be seeing the plan come together.The rookies are earning their way on the field and filling roles they were drafted to fill. The defense has been good enough to get to 6-1 without Eric Berry, and with Justin Houston missing time. The offense has been dominant enough to carry the team, and cover up for weaknesses. This team is a contender, and the GM deserves credit as his players live up to potential — even if it takes a few weeks.Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel: The single most significant development from this week’s game is the emergence of number 44. O’Daniel was in for 42% (25) of the defensive snaps against the Bengals, and he made the most of them. Andy Reid singled out Dorian’s contributions this week, and it was obvious to most fans that O’Daniel belonged on the field. He seems competent in coverage, which is a big upgrade. But his closing speed and hitting ability really stood out this week. He appears to be developing into the player we hoped he would be, and the guy that fills the biggest need on the team.Kareem Hunt: It’s not just that he’s been productive, or that he’s provided a balance to the passing offense. Instead, it’s the way in which Hunt goes about his business that is the most impressive. The physical gifts that make him a special back — including speed, hands and elite balance (which may be most important of all) — only take a player so far. Hunt is proving that he has the attitude, durability, and heart of a guy that can carry a team when his number is called.Spencer Ware: After doing nothing with his opportunities last week, Ware’s stock was down. Now it appears there’s some volatility in the stock of a backup running back in this offense. Ware broke through with a 34-yard run and a 22-yard reception against Cincinnati, averaging 7.4 yards per rush and 10 yards per catch. When the Chiefs run for nearly 200 yards Womens Eric Murray Jersey , there is plenty of credit to go around.Ware certainly earned it this week.Others trending in a bullish direction this week: Ben Niemann, Eric Murray, Demarcus Robinson, Demetrius Harris, Sammy Watkins, Jordan Lucas, Breeland SpeaksStock DOWNOffensive line depth: Another week, and another lineman goes on injured reserve. Mahomes makes this group look better than they are, but eventually, they are going to run out of guys to plug into the lineup. A tip of the hat here to Jordan Devey, who tried to finish out this game with one arm.Defensive back Josh Shaw: It’s not that Shaw has been terrible, but he is going to need to make his case for sticking around — especially with Daniel Sorensen coming back. I’m not sure he’s done enough.Quarterback Chad Henne: I’m clearly struggling to find guys to complain about this week, so I’ll go with Henne here. My fantasy teams aside, I would have liked to see Henne get in the game in the fourth quarter this week.Counting: Seriously, Chiefs? TWO 12-men-on-the-field penalties on ONE drive this week? Let’s get back to fundamentals.Like counting to 11.Others trending in a bearish direction this week: nobody, really.Stock FLAT Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty ImagesQuarterback Patrick Mahomes: At this point, we know who Mahomes is, and it’s glorious. It’s hard to imagine his stock going any higher than it already is.(But whom am I kidding?We all know it will).In the next few weeks, the schedule eases up, and the Chiefs won’t need anything extraordinary from Mahomes in order to keep the season on track. But at this point, he’s routinely extraordinary.Speaking of extraordinary... I agree with Matt Lane.On this play, how in the world can he physically do that?Wide receiver Tyreek Hill: Don’t listen to Tyreek when he focuses on the easy touchdown he dropped. He’s just being humble. Like Mahomes, Hill is on the flat list only because he’s on a plateau, looking down at the rest of the league. The Chiefs have elite, All-Pro-level players at quarterback, running back, tight end and (at least one) wide receiver. Hill is the most dangerous player in the game — and the most exciting.He’s right up there on the plateau with Mahomes and the rest. Linebackers Anthony Hitchens and Reggie Ragland: They seemed to play a bit better this week, but not enough for me to be bullish on them just yet.Others who are who we thought they were: Travis Kelce, Mitchell Schwartz, Eric Fisher