Asinine Predictions By An Anonymous Idiot, Lovingly Written By John Dillman – Week 12

 

 

 

I’m back suckers! After just shy of ten pounds of slightly undercooked turkey, a ridiculous amount of stuffing, and two whole pumpkin pies I believe I am the most suitable “expert” around to give you the lay of the land for week 12. The best thing about the long weekend is that my doctor is on vacation in Tahiti or some other warm tropical place us filthy peasants could never afford to go. Why would Dr. Jameson’s vacation be of note you may ask? Well that forgetful, overpaid pill pusher forgot to get my refill sent over. This means you, yes you, get the privilege, nay the honor of reading my latest uncensored and most importantly unmedicated ramblings! (RIGHT LADDIE!!!????) So… go pick up a mega millions ticket because you haven’t been this lucky since your wedding night! So… follow me you unwashed masses and grab your pitchforks! (You are filthy peasants in this fairy tale, remember???) Let’s slay this monster!

 

Buccaneers at Falcons

Prediction X: Ryan Smith played awful for Tampa Bay in relief of Vernon Hargreaves against Miami, expect that Matt Ryan will take notice and abuse him regularly. In fact Smith may need to file a protective order by the end of the game.

Prediction C: With Jameis Winston hanging around the sideline Ryan Fitzpatrick will be slinging the ball for the Bucs. Do you remember when he threw 6 interceptions against the Chiefs? Well he will attempt to double down and beat his own abysmal record. Expect 7 interceptions on the day.

Prediction V: As much as I want to go with the experts in this matchup I just can’t imagine a pirate losing a fight with a bird. I mean they make birds their shoulder fashion statement. Bucs win after clipping the Falcons wings.

 

Browns at Bengals

Prediction 1: In a battle of the B’s the hapless team from Cleveland will try to eek out their first win on the season. It won’t happen. Sorry Browns fans.

Prediction 2: Ham sandwich.

Prediction 3: The leagues favorite ginger will become the spokeman for the Foundation for Gingivitis Prevention and Awareness. Thank you Andy Dalton. You provide a service that will be greatly appreciated by people everywhere.

 

The Titans at The Colts

Prediction A: Wow, did you see the Titans get spanked last week? After having their pants pulled down and soundly beat with Ol’ Spanky on national television expect Tennessee to bounce back in a big way. Titans 31 Colts 12.

Prediction B: Andrew Luck will have the most rockin’ neckbeard in all of Indianapolis come Sunday.

Prediction C: With Jacoby Brissett in the concussion protocol there is a real possibility of seeing Scott Tolzien under center this weekend. Brian Arakpo just wet himself a little bit.

 

The Bills at The Chiefs

Prediction I: Tyrod Taylor is back and ready to help the reeling Bills right the wrongs that have been done in his absence. Alas it will not be enough. Chiefs win it at home.

Prediction II: With the recent signing of Revis, Phillip Gaines (FINALLY) will not start in the Chiefs secondary. It only took Andy a couple years to realize Gaines is out of his element playing corner. He will now be relegated to the title of Chief Executive Delivery Boy in charge of Pizza Allocation and Crust Removal. (Reid doesn’t like the crust. Weird, I know right?)

Prediction III: Alex Smith is still Alex Smith, but he is by far the best option for starting quarterback the good guys from KC. He should rebound from his recent woes against a Buffalo team that ranks 30th against the pass. Smith will connect for 3 touchdown passes and post a passer rating over 100.

 

Dolphins at Patriots

Prediction 9: [Insert witty comment here] Haha, I’m so [Insert self praise here].

Prediction 8: Cutler is out and Moore is in for Miami. May God have mercy on his soul.

Prediction 7: Pats win. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Like a tiny vurp.

 

Panthers at The Jets

Prediction a: Cam Newton is going to have a field day against the Jets secondary connecting on 80% of his passes with 4 touchdowns

Prediction b: Who would you pick in a fight, Josh McCown or Luke Kuechly? That’s what I thought. Kuechly wins and it wouldn’t even be close. I don’t know why I asked this question. It may have something to do with my dogs throwing down in the living room right now.

Prediction c: Panthers shoot down the Jets handily 28 to 14. I just got a mental image of a live panther holding a RPG taking down a 747. I fully expect some government agency tracking the rest of my keystrokes after writing that. Oh well, I guess that’s just one more CIA watchlist I’m now on. Eventually they are going to get tired of spending millions tracking my every move. On that day I will strike. Oh yes I will….. I mean, I’m just a normal everyday American. I like Coca Cola and Nascar. No need to investigate my involvement with…. with no-one. Move along Agent Smith.

 

Duh Bears at De Eagles

Prediction ONE: The only thing hotter out of Philadelphia than the Eagles right now are the cheesesteaks. Look for Philly to continue their winning ways against Chi town.

Prediction TWO: Mitch Trubisky will show flashes of why he was the first quarterback chosen in the 2017 draft, but ultimately his inexperience will force him into some subject throws with one of them being brought back for six.

Prediction THREE: Former Chiefs coach Doug Pederson has his ball club aimed in the right direction, on the flip side of this coin Bears coach John Fox is battling for his job. With this loss the rumors will ramp up that Fox is being let go. It could very well come sooner than expected and John could be without a job this time next week.

 

The Saints at The Rams

Prediction A1A: With New Orleans and Los Angeles both playing so well this game will come down to the wire and only a turnover in the 4th quarter will separate these evenly matched foes. Rams 31 Saints 28.

Prediction A2A: The Saints are on a roll and a late turnover will go in their favor helping them to extend their winning streak. Saints 32 Rams 28

Prediction A3A: I seriously have no idea who is going to win this game. This will probably be the game of the week with several highlights. If you get a chance, even if you hate the “Who Dat” nonsense, you should watch this one.

 

Seahawks at The 49ers

Prediction B1: It would seem that San Francisco developed Alzheimer’s and totally forgot that they traded for Jimmy Garoppolo. They will sacrifice CJ Beathard to the Seattle defense as tribute for their negligence.

Prediction B1A: Even with a short week the Seattle D will be well enough rested to accept the pitiful sacrifice offered by the 49ers. 6 sacks shall be his punishment. THE GREAT CHEYENNE HAS SPOKEN! [Remind me to look up my genealogy… I’m sure I have some Indian Chief in me… it stems from always feeling so sure of myself. I’m 110% positive.]

Prediction B1B: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be the only bright spot in the Seattle rushing offense churning out a team leading 55 yards and 1 touchdown.

 

Jaguars at Cardinals

Prediction C1A: I can’t believe I am typing this. THE JAGUARS ARE A GOOD TEAM. They boast the number 1 passing defense in the league. Don’t expect much from Blaine Gabbert.

Prediction C1B: Adrian Peterson has shown the league that he wasn’t ready to hang up the cleats. He will get his in this game rushing for over 150 yards and two touchdowns.

Prediction C1C: The Jaguars will ultimately win the day with their stifling pass rushers. The Cardinals have already allowed 28 sacks this year. That number will be pushed beyond 33 by the time the fat lady sings.

 

Broncos at Raiders

The Raiders will win because Denver is a hot mess right now. Teammates fighting each other (two different fights), guys getting cut for being late to practice, Talib getting a stern talking to on the sideline by Elway, and even a post practice cry. All this happened on Thanksgiving. Denver is a train wreck and Oakland will exploit the confusion. Oh by the way, Denver sucks, Oakland sucks. That is all.

 

Packers at Steelers

Prediction I: With Aaron Rodgers out the Packers have no chance of taking down the Steelers. Pittsburgh wins and it won’t be close. Watch paint dry for a more exciting time.

Prediction II: Mike Tomlin will up his game and move on from tripping players to full on tackling them. I will take a moment here to say I used to like Mike Tomlin. Now I can’t stand the guy. So I am very biased. That said Pittsburgh is a team that will be pushing deep in a playoff run.

Prediction III: Heinz Field will be abuzz with the defensive slaughter that will take place. They shall battle for the amusement of the masses. Green Bay has already surrendered 36 sacks this season. Could that be why Aaron Rodgers is hurt???

 

The Texans at The Ravens

Prediction IV: Baltimore is riding the hot hand with a beatdown of the woeful Packers and will keep the streak alive, gut checking the Texans to the tune of 34 to 9.

Prediction V: Tom Savage will toss two interceptions getting nowhere in the passing game registering a week worst 62 passer rating.

Prediction VI: Baltimore will be the first NFL stadium to enact the Heilios Rule. This rule states that at no time are you allowed to speak in a men’s restroom. This should be common-sense but, I swear to you a guy at Home Depot earlier today must have been lonely or something. He was trying to get a full on conversation going with anyone in the restroom. The Heilios Rule is that you walk in, pick an abnormality in the tile directly in front of you and look only at it until you are ready to leave the urinal. No chit-chat, no friendly banter. Keep your mouth shut.

 

So what do you guys think? Am I on to something here? Write your congressman about enacting the Heilios Rule of 2017. With your help we can get this rule made into law.

 

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  • berttheclock

    Perhaps, your Helios Rule should have been applied to the Bolshie who was standing next to a former aristocrat at the tinkling wall of a village watering hole in Russia. The Bolshiviks had “appropriated” the former dacha which had been owned by the aristocrat. Somehow, he had escaped the purges and had been allowed to remain in the village. While standing next to one another at that wall, the Bolshie looked at the other man and asked him a question. He said, “At last, comrade, you and I are equals. Now, we stand next to one another pi……. on the same wall. But, I must ask you, why does my pi…… make a sound, whereas , yours seems to be silent?” The former follower of the Czar looked at the Bolshie and replied, “Because, you ignorant peasant, I am pi…… in your boot”.

  • berttheclock

    Beware of the rising from the dead, Niners. Beathard’s play is keeping Garropolo on ice at the moment. Plus, without 2 of the Legion of Doom and with Carroll having to play rookies, the once feared defense is faltering. Add the fact that the young safety, Adrian Colbert from Miami of Florida, of whom Dorsey seriously overlooked when he stumbled and bumbled his way to select McQuay III, has risen to the point where Lynch is seriously considering having Jimmy Ward moved to corner and starting Colbert full time at safety. He is six two and can play both corner and safety. He played safety at Texas, then, switched to corner at Miami. Prior to the draft, Ryan Tracy of Arrowhead Addict wrote a great thread about why he would really fit Sutton’s schemes. Colbert was brought to the attention of Tracy by Mike Mayock who had spotted him prior to the draft.

  • tm1946

    I do not disagree with you evaluations… might be hangover…. hangover over my belt… as usual to much turkey.

    Now the Chiefs, no confidence about them at all. Out of the area media say the Chiefs do not appear to want to play any more. No, not quitters but rather get a jump on the end of the season sitting at home per usual. Can they show up, guess so… they did not after a bye against the Giants… so after a turkey dinner, maybe. Bills are like several recent opponents… big turkey waiting to get the ax, and the serving plater is empty.

  • berttheclock

    Later this morning, I will stop by a grocery store in Portland. There are two great young guys who work there and we love to talk football. One is a diehard Eagles’ fan. His roommate is a diehard Broncos’ fan. So, this morning, I will say to the Eagles fellow, “Your team is the toast of the town at the moment”. “My team had been the toast of the town after the first five games”. “But, it looks as though the Broncos are simply toast”.

  • berttheclock

    Laddie may still love to reprise his version of “Tradition” from the time he played the title role of “Fiddler on the Roof”. But, last year, I loved the fact Pat and I broke a tradition and cooked a great pork shoulder (butt to some). Loved the pulled pork. This year, we went with a large Black Forest ham. One thing about getting away from turkey is it really saves the time the cooks spend in the kitchen. Cooking a turkey dinner has to be one of the most labor intensive meals ever. No wonder large families simply delegate side dishes out to various members.

  • berttheclock

    The number for Darrelle Revis will be 24.

    There should be a new category added to the team roster. They have Dadi Nicholas listed as Unable to physically play. Should they not list Reid as being Unable to mentally call plays?

  • Chiefly Bacon

    For 2016 and 17, Smith averaged 1.7 TDs per game in weather 61 degrees or warmer, 1.2 TDs per game in weather 41-64 degrees, and 0.3 TDs per game in weather 40 degrees or colder.— ChieflyBacon (@3GravyCats) November 25, 2017

    • Chiefly Bacon

      The 2015 2014 stats are a bit different though. Check out the situational stats yourself. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/players/situational-stats/2015/552642/alex-smith/

      • jimfromkcj

        The weather here in KC was a big reason why I was against Mahomes whose hands are a little on the small size. I liked Kizer because he had a larger hand and had played his college ball in similar weather than we have. I still feel the same way. Size does matter.

  • Chiefly Bacon

    I expect Smith to play much better on Sunday with the nicer weather. If he doesn’t thrive, given those favorable conditions, it’s time to move on. Of course, I think it’s time to move on anyway, but Chiefs won’t do that unless Smith continues to look awful or they get to a losing record.

    • berttheclock

      With the predicted weather being 64 and sunny, the only problem I see could be wind gusts of 12 to 15 MPH.

    • tm1946

      Sort of like believing “re-enforcement are coming”. We just got Revis, Nelson has come and possibly gone, and _______. Suppose you are referring to Mahomes riding in on a horse to save us… this half empty guys doubts it. Let him play is fine but to expect winning during this regular season into the playoffs and on… not so much.

      • berttheclock

        Laddie said it best when he questioned how much of an island is left in Revis. Laddie suggested it might only be a mere jetty.

        • tm1946

          Well…. say – Gaines…. now think, a jetty is not all that bad looking. Used to swim in the MO River. Lots of fun as long as you keep swimming, but stop and your feet sink, the current takes you down stream. Those piling that catch floating junk sure looked good sticking out there…. no a jetty is better than a Gaines every Sunday.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Did you read MNChiefsfan’s article on Revis’ play in 2016? Good read.

          • berttheclock

            No, thanks. I missed that. I do know he had weight problems. He suffered a concussion near the end of 2015.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            You do need to check it out. It’s a very good read.

  • berttheclock

    Someone on one of the NFL Network shows yesterday commented about the play of Dak in Dallas. He said that last season, Dak had both a great offensive line in front of him, plus, the running by Zeke. Therefore, he did not have to force anything. However, with Zeke out and some injuries to his O-line, this has exposed his flaws and he has tried to make too many things happen. The commenter went on to say he thought Dak would come through this and have a great career, but, at the moment, he has begun to look very much as a QB who has not played the game long enough to fully understand what he needs to do.

    Putting together a great defense and an o-line which can open holes for the running game can really help a QB look so much better. Another comment by another player noted that from this time forward with games being played in colder weather, look for more running attacks to be used.

    • berttheclock

      Plus, a great running attack can give your defense far more rest.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      There’s a reason though that NFL teams focus on getting a great QB. Quality OL have always been hard to come by. Even moreso now, with college offenses not developing good blockers and NFL teams don’t have nearly enough practice time to develop their guys. It’s easier to find one QB who can overcome the play of the offensive line than it is to find 5 excellent OL and three above average back-ups.

      Also, a great QB can really improve the play of his OL. Remember how Denver’s OL fell apart after Peyton Manning left? Manning’s arm might have been shot, but he was the best in the business at identifying what the defense was doing. For an OL, knowing what’s coming makes all the difference. Smith’s stuggles with the zone blitz are making the OL look worse than it is. Smith seems to really struggle when he can’t identify the coverage pre-snap. This leaves the OL vulnerable to stunts.

      Smith has also been hurting the OL with his jittery feet. The thing that makes QBs like Brady and Brees so good is there ability to slide in the pocket, reset and throw. Smith has way too many snaps where he’d be fine if he just took a few steps forward instead of bolting or moving into the pass rush.

      • tm1946

        Smith vs Fisher and the boys…. Fisher and the boys vs Smith… sort of a combo. If you factor in Reid’s recent game plan (or game calling or lack of same)…. we all might get happy feet.

        Does suggest Mahomes factor is not all that motivating to Alex’s performances.

      • berttheclock

        To build a quality NFL team, you do not go the route suggested by such as Louis Reddick and build around a QB. You begin in the trenches. This goes back to the days of John Madden, who was a master at building teams. You look at the success by such as the St Louis Rams, the Baltimore Ravens prior to their winning their SBs. You look at the Seattle Seahawks before they made their first run at the SB. All began with finding a stud LOT, then, building outward. They all found a QB to lead them after they had begun the proper work. The Chiefs are not in this position. They have major problems facing them trying to re-build their defenses and they lack the abundance of draft choices to do such. Next year, all of the homers here who love Mahomes II will be thrilled to see him play, but, he will have a worse supporting cast with which to work.

        Plus, you say Smith has difficulty trying to identify coverage pre-snap. Well, whose fault is that? Last week, Andy Reid only used motion prior to the snap on a handful of plays. As Kelce has said, defenses against the Chiefs have been set up using Cover Two which is a proven system against the WCO loved by Reid. Reid is the one who has not figured out how to beat it as yet. In the early part of the season, with a healthy Albert Wilson, they used motion on almost every play. Without him, Reid reverted to his old ways. Safeties are set up on both sides of the field in a perfect Cover Two set in order to prevent both Kelce and HIll from working deep. I know you are part and parcel of Get Alex Out of Town, but, Andy Reid has been the major culprit in all of this.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Here’s a list of the QBs who’ve won a Super Bowl since 2004: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Russel Wilson, Joe flacco, Eli Manning, Aaron Rogers, and Drew Brees. Notice anything about those names?

          Some of the more noted losers among recent Super Bowl attendees are Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Colin Kaepernick. What do those guys have in common? Teams with great OLs, good running games, and good, but not elite QBs.

          Reid took exactly the path you suggest in Philly. Built a dominant OL and secured an elite RB. Found a QB in McNabb who was pretty good, but not elite. He lost in the Super Bowl to Tom Brady and the Patriots. Why? Because McNabb threw 3 INTs and Brady didn’t.

          • berttheclock

            Russell Wilson took command of the Seahawks, two years after Schneider began rebuilding that team. The first year, he brought in Okung, plus, great defensive stars.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            If your argument is that Dorsey should have never traded for Alex Smith, we are in agreement. The fact remains, no team has won a Super Bowl in recent history (except Baltimore) without an elite QB.

          • tm1946

            Dorsey, not my fav., needed a QB. We went 2+ years with no help at WR, imagine if we went 2 years with what was on the roster at QB when he got here. Alex has paid the price with this bunch of surround slug dummies around him…. win, lose, or draw…. we owe Alex (yes, he got his payday also).

          • berttheclock

            Perhaps, the year 2002 is simply ancient history to you. Brad Johnson, not only was the winning QB of the Tampa Bay Bucs, but, he was the MVP of the game.

            BTW, it was none other than Bill Cowher, who suggested at half time of the Niners game that Harbaugh should bench Kaep and insert one Alex Smith.. I have no problems with Andy Reid giving up draft picks for Alex Smith. I fault Andy Reid for not providing him with a great O-line and better talent.

          • tm1946

            A side, Alex cost 2 2nd picks, Mahomes (who I like) will wreck havoc on our next draft and never play a down, yet.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Yes, 2002 is ancient history in NFL years. Football today is nothing like it was in 2002. I thought you were saying that Chiefs should have built their OL before acquiring a starting QB? Why spend two 2nd round picks on a QB instead of building an offense to insert him in to first? That’s what Schneider did right?

          • berttheclock

            No, what I said about the selection of Mahomes II was Dorsey, especially, in the year of drafting excellent corners and a few LBs, should have drafted defense first.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Hey Ransom, I hate to interrupt your lively interaction with Bert, but do you have any thoughts on how to improve our pass rush during the upcoming off-season? Without a 1st round pick, I’m thinking the FA route is the way to go, but at this time, the selection seems limited.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            I’d go after cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence, Ditch Ford, Hali and Johnson to clear some space. Structure his contract so the major cap hits happen down the road when Chiefs can get out from under Houston’s contract if they need to.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I agree about getting rid of Ford and Hali, I’m still a little up in the air on DJ (probably just sentimental crap). Trent Murphy has kinda popped up on my radar, he’s coming off a knee, but if he checks out medically, he is still young and might be worth a shot.

          • jimfromkcj

            bert, I will repeat for the record again what I suggested at the time. I would have drafted Okung instead of Berry and would have drafted Allen instead of McCluster in the second. I would have drafted Cody instead of Javier. I also would have drafted John Jerry instead of Asamoah. I won’t talk about how bad I wanted Hernandez. I also missed big time on gronkowski. There was just too much talk about a neck injury he had at the time. Next I suggested that we trade Albert to the Dolphins for moore the QB who came into arrowhead and wiped the field with the Chiefs. I thought we might get a 3rd or 4th rd pick in the trade. We ended up getting nothing for Albert. And we would have had 2 2nd rd picks to strengthen the team. Just those two doable suggestions might have made us into a much better team than we are.

    • ladner morse

      The main reason — in my mind — that Dak’s performance has slid this year is that teams have a whole year of tape on him and his tendencies. To win in the NFL… knowing your opponent is 90% of the battle.

  • berttheclock

    When, Andy Reid was with the Eagles, at first Donovan McNabb was his favorite QB. He helped lead Andy to the only appearance in a SB Reid ever made. However, there came a point when Reid decided McNabb was not going to his fav any longer and he threw him under the bus. Afterwards, the so-called QB whisperer never was able to produce an effective QB, yet, he wanted that acclaim as being such a guru.

    • tm1946

      IF that was Reid’s only issue… that QB who was special as in elite of the elite… the Chiefs would be in fine shape with him as HC. But he has several other areas of concern…. (final ) but as long as he wins 10 games a year mostly, so he is good enough.

      • berttheclock

        Anyone giving thanks for Reid getting his large number of regular season wins is setting a very low bar. I want to see a HC who can rack up post season wins.

        • tm1946

          Wow, you ought to read some other homer sites…. hater, troll, stupid, know nothing, look how bad we were before him and will be if we fired him. There is a whole crew of Reid lovers out there… at least those who post on the internet.

          • berttheclock

            In Seattle, when George Karl coached the Supersonics, there was a countless legion of fans supporting him. He was the Andy Reid of the NBA.

          • tm1946

            Reid will be beloved by some, as long the Chiefs have a team in KC – talk about low bar. Now if we ever actually found our way to a SB, that coach would have children named after him…. imagine a bunch of little girls in elementary school named Hector or Balthashar.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Perhaps Reid’s downfall was the fact that he kept trying to find QBs outside the first round. Sure he was able to find some guys who were good enough to start for the team for a while, but eventually he was stuck with former first round QB Michael Vick. Reid would not be a part of a team that drafted a first round QB again until 2017. The guys he drafted to replace McNabb were Nick Foles (3rd round), Mike Kafka (4th round) and Kevin Kolb (2nd Round).

      • berttheclock

        I suggest you look up the record of 1st round QBs taken in NFL drafts. There are a slew of busts in that group.

        • tm1946

          No one seems to draft QBs or WRs in the first round very well… think it is something to do with “system QBs” and being able to measure heart/head.

          Chief’s drafting since the early days has been more miss than hit….90% of the time….

          • berttheclock

            The first first round QB of the Chiefs was Pete Beatherd, who is the uncle of the current young QB of the Niners, C J Beatherd. Beatherd was traded to the Oilers as Stram wanted Cool Lenny to start instead. Beatherd did lead the Oilers to a championship game.

          • tm1946

            We stuck gold with Dawson, Bell, Taylor, Lanier and the rest…. just supports my “even a blind squirrel” theory.

            By the by, Bell was the best ever. The only pro I ever wanted to be, be like, and never came close.

          • ladner morse

            Bell was truly amazing. He’s my number one Chief ever followed by DT.

          • tm1946

            Nothing to do with current Chiefs but he could square up and drive thru people like no one else…. pure LB… high tops and all.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          1st round QBs are often drafted by terrible teams who ruin them quickly. Of Superbowl winning QB since 2004, three were drafted outside the first round. Drew Brees (1st pick of the second round, so nearly a first round pick), Russel Wilson (3rd round) and Tom Brady (6th round). Failure rate is high for QBs drafted anywhere in the draft, but if you wouldn’t settle for a pretty good coach who can’t win you a super bowl, why would you settle for a pretty good QB who can’t win you a SB?

          • berttheclock

            Did the team which drafted Brees win a SB with him? No, he went to the Saints where he became a SB winner. BTW, Wilson was passed over by Scott Pioli. How is michah’s cousin doing in Denver at the moment?

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Not Brees fault that the Chargers are morons. He suffered a severe injury, and Chargers let him go, but Saints had the foresight to snap him up. Brees made the pro bowl while he was still in SD, so it’s not like he wasn’t working out for them.

          • berttheclock

            BTW, the Packers took Rodgers at 25. They, also, traded a first to Atlanta for the rights to Brett Favre.

  • freshmeat62

    First off, you’re right about looking straight ahead when standing in front of the porcelain. Nothing creepier that the guy beside you whose head is on a swivel.

    Don’t know if Revis plays much this week, but if he does, will this be the week that Sutton goes back to the attacking defense of 2 or 3 years ago? Can only hope.

    Another thing, there has been talk of Reid having Mahomes replace Smith at QB. I’d bet the farm that will not happen this year, except in a mop up roll, or Smith getting injured. BTW, I don’t have a farm!

    • freshmeat62

      Oh yeah, Go Spoofhounds in their Missouri 3A championship game against Mt. Vernon today!

    • tm1946

      On one hand we have Gaines (still on roster?) and the other hand Revis (who’s got the ax). Now let’s see…. my hands are moving. Revis plays and Gaines fetches coffee or gator aid bottles. Seems like a win/win to me.

      • berttheclock

        It is a true shame what happened to Gaines following his injuries. The summer before his first injury none other than Gil Brandt said he believed Gaines would turn into a Pro Bowler. After the injuries, he was never the same.

        • tm1946

          Sorry putting on golf shoes… talking Gaines or Ford or Houston? I get mixed up.

          • berttheclock

            Gaines.

    • berttheclock

      Do you know any farmers who might rent out one to you?

      • berttheclock

        Mom used to have a farmer friend somewhere near you. She would take me to pick walnuts, plus, bring back hickory chips. That was long before farmers realized they could make money selling hickory chips.

        • berttheclock

          My first job was working in a grocery store. The owner had been a meat cutter at one of the packing houses on the Kaw. Had great meat. Yet, I never saw him charge anyone for bones, oxtail or even for pet dogs. Now, try to find any bones which are free.

        • tm1946

          County taxes will eat anyone up… makes hickory chip stealing pretty tame. I got a check to write in Dec. that would make you cry about half way thru your first name.

          • jimfromkcj

            My real estate taxes went up 500 bucks this year. Making my retirement for one month a thousand short of paying my taxes. Just a few years ago I could pay them with one months retirement pay. Wish someone would stop by and give me an offer which matched what the county says my property is worth. would probably grab him and take him to his bank.

    • ladner morse

      As a teacher who has been assigned “Bathroom Duty” before… I can tell you that the john in a school is a very social place. I’ve had many students ask me why I ignored them while in the restroom. They just don’t get it when I tell them it’s not a place for conversation. I wish parents would take it upon themselves to add a “Helios Rule” talk to their Birds & Bees talk.

  • tm1946

    Finally hit 44 degrees, the golf course beckons…. Lake Wabaunsee Golf course, look out.

    • ladner morse

      444444444444444444444………..

      • tm1946

        At least I did not lose any golf balls… today…. another 18 later today and lots of balls to lose then.

  • berttheclock

    Ransom, one thing I enjoy about arguing with you is you always are a gentleman and keep things civil.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Thanks. I enjoy the vigorous debate with you too 🙂

      • berttheclock

        For those out there who do not know the story, I was the fellow who highly recommended Ransom to come over to write threads here. I had first run across him during pre-draft sessions at other sites and I knew he did his homework on trying to find hidden gems in the draft.

        So glad, Laddie took my advice.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          And we are all glad Ransom chose to come here!

        • Heilios

          So its your fault! Lol

          • berttheclock

            Helios, please, scroll to the very first comment on this thread.

        • ladner morse

          Yes, and many thanks to you Bert.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Thanks for convincing me to give it shot Bert. It’s been a blast.

  • berttheclock

    Today, there will be a minor skirmish between Nelson and DAT. Why? Today, in Oregon, there will be the annual what is dubbed as “The Civil War” in the football game between Oregon and Oregon State. Now, Oregon is not as powerful this year (or as in this part of the country we refer to the team as Nike due to the heavy involvement by Phil Knight, the owner of Nike), but, watch out next year. This year, Oregon has produced the top football recruiting program in the NCAA, as well as the top recruiting class for their excellent basketball team. Both will be feared in the future.

    • berttheclock

      Geez, if only I could ever be able to say the same thing about KU. Basketball, yes. Football, well, consider the fact that today in the Greater KC area, it would be great advice to not allow any small children and/or women to attempt to view the KU versus Oklahoma State game on TV.

  • ladner morse

    Some are suggesting that the Chiefs paid too much for Mahomes II. The Chiefs had 9 draft picks when they had a roster that wasn’t going to house 9 new faces. That can be verified by the fact that out of 9 possible picks, they only ended up with 5 new players making the active roster… but more importantly, their first two picks aren’t seeing any significant time on the field yet. IOW… only 3 players… out of their 9 picks… have been getting any field time this year.

    The biggest problem I had with the trade to move up to #10 was… using “future” draft capital to do so. If they had given up more picks in 2017 to do that… they’d likely still ended up with 3 players seeing time this year.

    One alternative to trading up to #10 to take QB Mahomes was to trade up to #13 to take LB Haason Reddick. If you look back over the last couple of drafts… it is the LB position which is a rare find. In retrospect… since we can now see that Ragland is progressing nicely… trading up with their 9 picks to take a CB would have been a positive move too.

    It now appears that the plan is to have Revis fill the CB#2 void for another year but even if he turns out to be good this year the team is still short-handed in that area so making CB a high priority in 18 or 19 is a must in my book. However, as bad as everyone — including myself — was at projecting that the DL would be good in 2017, they have been the opposite of that and are more porous v the run in 17 than 16. So, DL needs to be a top priority as well in the next two drafts.

    The “game” that the front office is playing is always as important as the “game” the players are playing on the field… and for now, the front office is playing with “one-man-down” (no #1 pick in 2018). That makes addressing their top priority needs more difficult… because they’re losing in the giveaway-takeaway department.

    • HOMER!! Dave

      The FO has played with next-year’s- draft picks since they began in 2013: Two 2nd round picks for Smith ( one 2nd round pick was dependent on his production of course). A 5th for Grubbs, and several more that I cannot remember right off the top of my head. This regime is not afraid to wheel-and-deal.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        This is true, we have moved up and down in every draft. Didn’t we trade back out of round 1 to take Jones early in the 2nd?

        • HOMER!! Dave

          yup, they received a 3rd or something for moving back didn’t they? In all honesty, I’m not nearly concerned with KC investing additional draft picks in players as I am in KC WASTING picks on players that don’t even make the roster their first year.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Well, a 7th or even a 6th rounder not making the roster isn’t too big a deal. But yeah, Rounds 1-4 should be solid picks. But then on the other hand, King Carl probably only hit on about 1 out of every 15 picks.

          • HOMER!! Dave

            that is all too laughably true about King Carl. 6th-7th rounders don’t bother me, they are role players for the most part, of course someone will bring up Brady in conversation again…hehe.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I’ve started looking at FA’s for next off-season that could help the Chiefs, mostly OLB and pickings are kinda slim. Even with Revis, we probably still need to look at CB’s and maybe Safeties. I’m not sure about DL, we will need additions there as well.

          • ladner morse

            We are probably about to years behind in needing a Safety as opposed to needing an ILB (Berry’s Achilles v DJs Achilles) Hoping to get a few more years out of Berry. If Berry comes back strong… need at Safety takes a back seat for awhile.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I’m going to assume we extend Pierre-Lewis. With him and Ragland, plus Eligwe, I think there is less pressure on ILB than OLB or DL. Now that could change if Kpass or Dadi turn out well before next season, but Ford is a bust and experience in the pass rush game and setting an edge would do a lot to help our D.

          • ladner morse

            I may need to do a piece on, ” What Happened to Dee Ford.”

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Or maybe, “Why Dee Ford never happened.”

          • drwillez37

            Why on God’s green earth is Ford still on our team?? Desperation is an ugly color

          • HOMER!! Dave

            If Ragland continues to shake out at ILB there is one piece, even with Ragland I still place ILB as a major need, priority wise. Thing is, to get a true difference maker at ILB you most often have to sell the farm in FA or draft high.

            Truth be told, KC has a lot of holes: CB, ILB, TE, CB, OLB, TE, CB, and TE.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I would probably add OLB and TE. Lol

          • HOMER!! Dave

            Good call, I had forgotten about those two positions.

          • jimfromkcj

            Homer, when you are paying Houston 22 mill and
            Berry 13 mill and Hali 8 mill and paying Fisher almost 3 mill over what they are paying Schwartz you can see how screwed up the Chiefs are cap wise. That doesn’t speak about the 14 mill in dead money that is always a problem when it comes to judging how well a team has managed it’s finances. They dug a hole with Hali’s contract, but you can put the blame for it on poor management. A team must have someone to say no when the owner doesn’t seem to be able to do it. I think it has been pretty well proven that you can’t buy a super bowl, it has to be earned by good management.

          • drwillez37

            I hate to say it cause I called for Houston In Round 1 BUT At This Stage hIs Enormous Salary Is HURTiNG This team way more then he’s helping

          • drwillez37

            I was gonna write Tanoh but then I realized I should write the entire 2017 draft minus Hunt

    • tm1946

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… lipstick on a pig…. we needed a Mahomes but after the injuries we suffered this year and the uninteresting return of former walking wounded, we have needs a QBOTF will not fix and looks like it will be not fixed until the 2019 season. We got Hunt and not a single player who can even fill in for injuries this year. Next year we will have more needs and again no one/no draft picks/no physical body on the roster able to step in to fill them. Our dominance (I know) of the AFC West is one year and done…. sort of Reid style of doing things.

    • drwillez37

      That makes getting picks for Alex Smith super important in the turn around of this team. Mahomes is here move on

      • drwillez37

        Stack up that defense

  • freshmeat62

    Football question but not Chiefs.
    Am watching Michigan/Ohio St. Ohio St. just punted from own endzone but they had a holding penalty. They awarded yards to Michigan, and not a safety. I always thought that a penalty by the offense, which the punt team is, when the ball is in the endzone was a safety.

    • ladner morse

      Half the distance to the goal.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I think you’re correct that in the NFL a holding penalty in the end zone would result in a safety. But some rules are different in college. For instance a defensive pass interference is a 15 yarder in college instead of a spot foul.

      • berttheclock

        Did you know that under NCAA rules, a one point safety can be awarded? Scenario. Team scores a TD and tries for a one point conversion. It is blocked and the defender tries to advance the ball, but, is forced backwards into the end zone where he is tackled. A one point safety can be awarded to the kicking team.

  • berttheclock

    Laddie, as a long time fan of UCLA, how about them firing Jim Mora and replacing him with Chip Kelly. The official announcement will come out on Monday. What will be very interesting about this move is to see how this will effect recruiting in the Pac 12. At present, Willie Taggert of Nike is far ahead of the pack in recruiting and he will go after the same type of players as Kelly wants.

    • ladner morse

      I am a fan of Chip Kelly’s… as a college coach. Always felt there was something lacking in Jim Mora. Maybe it was recruiting but in college a coach has to project a dynamic image to the public and Mora didn’t give off much of that aura.

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Welp…. tomorrow is game day, problem is, after losing to the New York Giants, I have zero faith they can beat the Bills.