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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If the Cassius Marsh Womens Jersey Kansas City Chiefs were encouraged by the most impressive practice session yet for Patrick Mahomes II on Wednesday, they had even more reason for optimism because of the rookie quarterback’s attitude about it afterward. “It definitely was a good day,’’ Mahomes said. “It’s all about putting these good days back to back and not having bad days.’’ That consistency will eventually make Mahomes, or a lack of it will eventually break him. Mahomes gets that, so he’s sounding more like a veteran than an awestruck rookie. He played more like a quarterback who understands his job on Wednesday. He scattered fewer throws than normal and made some of his best throws of the offseason. Mahomes in particular showed some versatility early in practice when he connected with rookie wide receiver Marcus Kemp on a deep ball down the right sideline on one play and threw a fade to rookie running back Devine Redding in between two defenders on the next. Matt Nagy, the Chiefs’ co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, said last week that Mahomes’ talent would begin to show once he mastered the Chiefs’ playbook Authentic Cameron Brate Youth Jersey and had a better understanding of what the defense is trying to do on a given play. That process may have started Wednesday. “Just knowing the playbook more and more each day helps out,’’ Mahomes said. “You’ve just got to stay on it, keep learning. That’s how you put good days on top of each other. “There are some times when I understand everything that’s going on and then there are a few times where you’re like, ‘What exactly does this [receiver] do against a certain defense?’ You have to make sure those times get erased. That just comes with repetition, with practice. I feel like those times become smaller and smaller when I don’t know what’s going on.’’ The Chiefs finish their offseason work Thursday with the conclusion of their three-day minicamp. Mahomes won’t have the chance to stack good days on top of each other again until training camp starts in late July. In the meantime, Mahomes will return home to Tyler, Texas, in hopes of retaining everything he’s gained from the past few weeks of practice. “I’m sure I’ll have some quarterback coach or somebody come in and help me out a little bit,’’ he said. “Just trying to stay on top of the footwork, stay on top of the playbook as much as possible.'' RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stepped to the podium Wednesday for the first time this spring to address what was the most tumultuous offseason of his NFL career. He joked with linebacker Bobby Wagner, who was standing in the back, and then spent the next 18 minutes answering 24 questions about trade rumors, Russell Wilson and the state of the Seahawks' locker room. There was plenty to digest, but one sentence had to stand out to Pete Carroll and the team's brass. "I might have gone over the top," Sherman said, referring to a pair of sideline blowups directed at coaches last year. The admission might not seem like much, but it was something Sherman refused Caleb Sturgis Youth Jersey to offer up six months ago after a Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams. During that game, Sherman got into a shouting match with Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on the sideline. He was upset that the offense had attempted a pass from the Rams' 1-yard line. The play brought up bad memories of Super Bowl XLIX and Wilson's interception against the New England Patriots. Sherman said as much after the game. He then doubled down over and over again, saying he had no regrets and refused to apologize publicly even though Carroll thought Sherman was going to. The uneasy situation hung over the team down the stretch last season. It was not the reason the Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round, but it didn't help. After the season, Carroll said the blowups were his biggest regret from 2016. And Sherman's actions were clearly a big reason why the team thought about trading him this offseason. Whether Sherman is capable of moving on from last season or the Super Bowl loss remains to be seen. What happens if the Seahawks lose 17-6 to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1? What if Wilson throws a pick from the Green Bay 1-yard line? Will Sherman be able to contain himself? Maybe. Maybe not. But his words Wednesday indicated that he's at least making an effort. In March, Carroll talked about Sherman's rough 2016 season and said most of the cornerback's issues were "self-inflicted." Sherman was asked what he thought his coach meant. "He means I hold myself to a high standard, and I'm a heart-on-the-sleeve kind of player," Sherman said. "So I'm competitive as all get out. That's what he means. He means I'm competitive as anybody out there, and at all times I'm competing. At all times I'm trying to win. At all times I'm trying to push the envelope and push the limits. And it has always been the case -- publicly, privately, and elsewhere. So that's what he means. It's never changed, it's never wavered. At times it might have gotten kind of overblown. I might have gone over the top. But he understood where it was coming from and so did my teammates."