NSLU: Much Ado About Very Little and Waiting for Godot

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       Much Ado About Very Little I was not at all impressed by anything in this game, the East-West Shrine Game. I had hoped to see someone stand out. Maybe there was the throw by Shimonek to the front left corner of the end zone for a TD and the win. But not much else. JT Barrett did nothing to make his case though he was not helped by receivers dropping passes. I saw no great defensive standouts, which as mentioned yesterday in comments, I…

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And ‘ow to Run an ‘otel (Solving the Defense Woes in a Single Off-Season)

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       “And ‘ow to Run an ‘otel” There is that mystical thing that John Cleese brought to comedy. Maybe it applies here when Penelope makes a snide remark to Fawlty about running a hotel. Things are not as bleak as folks are making it out. I came up with two or three ways to get about 35-40 million in cap space. That still stands. If we can get that cushion, the Chiefs can resolve most of their exposures in a single off-season. I think it…

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The NSLU Dispatch: Inflated, Deflated and and Expressly Looking Forward

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet         Inflated or Deflated? Watching the NFC Divisional game had us witness an exciting contest that went down to the final 50 seconds… and Nick Foles, starting Eagles Quarterback, won a football game. The game was not without it’s errors but when I look at what this win meant to Philly, it was a huge victory. So my feelings were inflated, first for Nick Foles but then too, for Doug Pederson, whose first foray to post season sees him advance to the Championship round.…

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NSLU* Dispatch — 2017’s Waning and ‘Something Happened’

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       “Apologia” I know it is a lengthy piece. For this, you have an opening apology. The Chiefs regular season finale bids us pay attention to it as “Something Happened” and do that simple review. This is my version of it Game time at 3:35 Central provides a time to prepare for Sunday’s article.   Reflecting on Week 17 There is something that is truly beneficial to the starting players of any team who get to take advantage of a two week lay-off. The Chiefs…

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NSLU: A New Lineman, Go-No Go, Mile High, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, and 2018’s QB Starter

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       First off before the “Next” — a New Offensive Lineman   The Chiefs signed Andrew Wylie to the Practice Squad. He is 6-5, 310, a 2016 UDFA. In 2017 he joined the Ravens in May 2017. From there, he went to the Colts and then the Browns PS. His collegiate experience was at Eastern Michigan, 46 of 47 games, 3rd team All-American Conference his Sr. yr, 2016.   Next: 2018 — Go or No-Go? A lot of hype is going round the various circuits,…

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NSLU: Numbers That Count? Chiefs, 30 – Chargers, 13

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       I took notes tonight with a good deal of meticulousness. A review of the successes of the game follow below. They are exceed the errors. It should be noted by all, and I think most of us had the same question before the opening Kick Off [The Chiefs won the toss and deferred so the Chargers received]. That question was: WHICH CHIEFS TEAM WOULD SHOW UP THIS TIME? The Successes Were Obvious The Chiefs played football on both sides of the ball The Chiefs ground…

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“What Ifs” and the 2017 Draft

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       Suddenly, I thought, as if struck by a bolt of lightening, that John Dorsey and Andy Reid began a feud and Dorsey lost.   Suddenly, I thought, trading away hugely important draft picks to obtain Patrick Mahomes II at the 10 spot was absolutely not characteristic of John Dorsey, his view of the draft, his due diligence and he certainly wasn’t going to improve the team in 2017 and possibly even 2018.   Whether that’s true or not, what is true is the missed…

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