Chief Draft Approaches For 2018

Everybody has their own expectations for the draft. Some think the Chiefs need to get a pass rusher at all cost, others are staunchly BPA (best player available). While it’s still too early to know which players will go where, I did three quick mock drafts to give fans an idea of the different approaches K.C. could take. After all, how can you be disappointed later if you don’t make up you mind now right?

The Crowd Please-r: If Chiefs want the best shot at winning, right away, in 2018, they’ll have a lot of holes to fill. In this draft, I tried to take my best shot at filling as many holes as possible for this year, without regard for future concerns or salary cap:

  • NT Vita Vea
  • TE Troy Fumagalli
  • OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
  • OG Cody O’Connell
  • DE PJ Hall
  • CB Darius Phillips
  • S Trey Marshall

This draft shores up Chiefs defense in the trenches, as well as adding a run stopping OLB, nickle back, and depth safety. Such a heavy focus on defense limits Chiefs ability to shore up the offense, but they snag giant player Cody O’Connell and one of the top TEs in Fumagalli. Fumagalli is a great run blocking TE, with solid hands and could give Chiefs an Anthony Fasano type player. O’Connell is a little tricky to place, he’s not fast enough to be a tackle, or small enough to be a guard, but while Chiefs work on him as a future RT, they can use him and a massive OG on obvious run plays, or as a terrifying blocker in jumbo packages.

BPA Baby: Best player available is always the approach you’d like to take, but rarely have the luxury to take. In a rebuild year, Chiefs don’t need to restrain themselves, they can take the best players, because they don’t have to field a complete team this year. If they believe this, their draft could look something like this.

  • OG Will Hernandez
  • WR Parris Campbell
  • CB Danny Johnson
  • DL PJ Hall
  • OLB Justin Lawler
  • CB Darius Phillips
  • QB J.T. Barrett

All of these players are guys that can get easily overlooked by teams, but have massive potential. Hernandez is a strong blocking guard from a smaller school. Cambell didn’t post great stats, due to his QB, but he’s fast, talented WR with #1 upside. Danny Johnson’s short for a CB, but he’s fast, with good hands, great instincts, and could instantly step in as Chiefs new PR. PJ Hall is small of an interior lineman, but he plays with a chip on his shoulder and the OL in his review mirror. He’s wracked double digit sacks every year except this year, when teams smartly double teamed him on pretty much every play. He still managed a hearty 6 sacks and 19 TFL. The rest of the list is pretty similar, big names from small programs and small names from big programs. Chiefs have made their money in the past by not overlooking guys like these, and they should continue to do so.

The Full Rebuild Draft: If Chiefs are looking at a total overhaul of their roster, they’ll need to get younger on defense, but also address salary cap issues and maybe even trade some players to amass more picks. Here’s the strange-looking full rebuild draft:

  • QB Baker Mayfield
  • CB Holton Hill
  • OG Frank Ragnow
  • CB Darius Phillips
  • OLB/ILB Fred Warner

In this draft, I had Chiefs trade down to pick up an extra third round pick, so the top 3 guys are all 3rd round picks. It might seem crazy drafting another QB, right after Mahomes, but we’ve all seen the draft resources that QB trades can bring. Bradford brought a first round pick and Pats traded Jacoby Brissett for former first round WR Philip Dorsett. To get back on top, Chiefs need to take some gambles and have them pay off. If Chiefs can snag Baker Mayfield and assuage concerns about his character, they could have a bidding war, in the near future, for a very talented young QB. He’ll also give them an insurance policy, and a cheap back up, till then.

Holton Hill and Frank Ragnow are both really talented players with some concerns. Hill’s concerns are character related, while Ragnow’s stem from an ankle injury. Philips is a Steven Nelson type CB. Shorter than ideal, but fast, fluid and fine. Fred Warner is a solid LB and can add to Chiefs depth there.

The downside to this last draft, is that it doesn’t address a lot of needs. NT and Edge rusher remain big holes to fill, but Chiefs could benefit from a down season, so they could reload on young talent. Unless you have an elite QB, or a great GM, you’re often going to play yourself into a mediocre roster. Looking at the Chiefs’ depth and QB, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Chiefs will soon rely on the Veach/Mahomes combo for the future.

Given Chiefs current situation and their recent playoff collapse, which approach do you want to see? Should Chiefs plug holes and keep trying to win a championship, or should they step back and rebuild? If they rebuild, should they just focus on getting the best talent they can, or make some trades and take some risks in hopes of speeding up the process? Let me know in the comments.

Bonus Thought: For me, I’d like to see pure BPA. Don’t worry about winning a ton of games this year, if it happens fine, if it doesn’t, that’s ok. Just jam as much talent as you can on the roster. In a year or two, a lot of the salary cap issues can be cleared up and you can fill holes then.

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  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Can’t believe I’m doing this but here goes. My first mock of 2018. Damn I’m getting old, lol. I didn’t pick past the 4th rd so I only have 3 picks and I went straight team needs.

    I don’t agree with CBS’ hot taek on KC’s needs one bit, they had:
    Wide receiver
    Interior offensive linemen
    Defensive linemen
    Cornerback

    I’m good for next season with the current WRs if Wilson is re-signed and Conley is healthy
    O-line needs a new coach moreso than new players
    Not sure what to do about the d-line
    CB is a definite need

    Rd. 2= Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State. Edge 6’3″ 265 lbs.
    Rd 3= Hayden Hurst, S.C. 6-5, 250 lbs. 44 rec and 559 yds, 2 TDs in 2017
    Rd 4= Jordan Thomas, CB, Ok. 6-0 even, but he’s light @ 185 lbs. Then I found out he like get in trouble deleted him.

    Haha, 2 picks- that’s all you get.

  • Heilios

    One area of need that I would like to see addressed is OLB. Hali is gone, Ford is a bust and Houston needs restructured with his production being vastly underwhelming. Without a reliable pass rusher opposite Houston we will continue to falter at the line of attack. We can have the best d line in the league but of the qb isn’t threatened at every turn all they will do is ready up blockers and slow down the run. Wee need sacks and lots of them. Oh and we need Sutton to ride of into the sunset

    • freshmeat62

      I too think what Houston needs is a new DC, and also he needs a partner on the opposite side. I’m not sold that Kpass is an edge rusher, but maybe he should be hand in the ground DE.

      • Heilios

        From what I’ve seen of him in my horrible opinion KPass looks the best on the line with Jones. Take it as you want but that is just my opinion

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          dude is so dang raw that his not being refined actually lends towards his disruptiveness. KC spent some real capital on the guy so I sure hope he develops.

        • lightweight for front 3

          • larry mckinney

            Strength matters…

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Chiefs could really use a great starting OLB. They’re not gonna find one in this draft. Good pass rushers go high, and Chiefs don’t have a first round pick. Even if they did, the draft class this year is not that great, probably just wind up getting another Ford. You either fix it through FA, keep Ford, or roll the dice with what you’ve got.

  • Heilios

    Reid will go insane this draft and only draft punters. You heard it here first folks!

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      well, if you’re going to jump off the deep end, might as well be sure there is not water in there first.

  • berttheclock

    The Chiefs are going to have to replace three persons as Jimmy Noel, former Pro Scout, has moved on to join Dorsey with the Browns. Noel will become an assistant director of scouting. Also, Matt Donahue, scout, has gone to the Browns, as has Dan Zeger, to become a personnel coordinator.

    • berttheclock

      What Dorsey has achieved so far is to mix and match former Green Bay and Kansas City scouting individuals.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    I’ve been avoiding mocks this year because FA always messes up the early plans and this year is no different and maybe even worse. Looking at our own FA’s we have half our DL potentially not returning with Logan, RNR and Jenkins being FAs this year. Add to them Colquitt, Sherman and both Wiisons, that’s a lot of snaps to replace. Bray is also a FA, so if we move on from Smith, PMII will be the only QB on the roster and we know Reid like to go into camp with four. That means it’s likely that punter and QB need to be part of our draft needs.

    • berttheclock

      Another problem with too early Mocks is the fact there are college players who have yet to announce their intentions.

      • freshmeat62

        And the all-star games always bring some unknown to the forefront.

        • berttheclock

          We just lost a game to the Titans in which they had a 2nd year DB who made 1st Team All Pro, yet, he only showed promise at the Senior Bowl and was not invited to the Combines. Yet, he had a great Pro Day. Pro Days have, also, moved up players who had been over looked and/or just had off days at the Combine.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      I’m just being impatient, I’ll admit that.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        No big deal, I’ve always done mocks early in the past, just to have everything turned upside down later so I’ve attempted to swear off them until March. But, knowing me like I do, that probably won’t happen.

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          haha, I will never ever take a mock draft serious in any case. There are waaaaay to many variable to account for.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            LOL, so true. Even these draft sites call themselves “games”. Heck, if the so called experts with “insider” info can’t come close, we don’t stand a chance.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            What happened like just last year with all the top pundits? They were all acting mad when they didn’t get all the 1st round picks right but I don’t think a single one even had the top 10 correct.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            It’s funny, so many think they know more about what the teams need than the teams own GM.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            What? You didn’t see us trading the farm for Mahomes last draft?
            It was sooooo obvious…lol.

    • impatient. my second mock. I traded back for extra pick:

      Round 2 Pick 30 (N.E.): Will Hernandez, OG, Texas-El Paso (A)
      Round 3 Pick 24: Cameron Smith, ILB, Southern California (A-)
      Round 3 Pick 30 (N.E.): Brandon Facyson, CB, Virginia Tech (A)
      Round 4 Pick 24: Dorian ODaniel, OLB, Clemson (A-)
      Round 6 Pick 24: Trevor Daniel, P, Tennessee (A-)

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        never, ever, trade with NE…it’s safer to wager with Beelzebub.

        • it is a trade with beezelbub

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            lol, these things have a tendency to never work out well for anyone except the devil.

        • jimfromkcj

          looks like the 49ers have made a very good trade with BB. Maybe we should look at inept KC people instead of giving BB all the credit.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            well, there was 30 other teams who didn’t deal with BB in that trade also. So by that reckoning, I guess there are only two adept teams in the entire NFL?

      • jimfromkcj

        Can anyone name a team that would take on Houston and Berry’s contracts? And give us 2 seconds for Smith? Those are the three moves we must take if we are really serious about a rebuild.

        • I think Smith could bring a 1 pick. But let’s say it’s a 2 because of age… He is coming off a career year and is certainly in the top 5 QB’s in the NFL. Two I immediately think of are due to Dorsey and thus a connection to KC. He has intimate knowledge of Al Smith who probably has 5 years left. A #2 pick? Yeah, 2 years in a row. Or a 1 and 3 current season, or a 2 and 4. If you go over in the AFC east to the Bills? I think there is a good possibility there. They can’t be happy with Tyrod Taylor who is due a 6m bonus. I have given 2 teams but staying in the AFC East? NY Jets. McCown is the only QB of note on the roster. They can’t believe that he is the answer can they? I have heard no NYJets rumors. I have heard about the Bills and KC making a trade vis a vis Smith. No one said anything about Dorsey/Browns but that is possible due to the # of Picks that are in his pocket.

  • freshmeat62

    I’ve seen that word rebuild several times this week, and why? I don’t see a rebuild but rather just upgrading the positions that can be, and replacing a few that leave thru attrition…like every year. I don’t see any mass exodus that a rebuild implies.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Yep, I agree. Even though we have a new GM, a rebuild usually start with a new HC and change of philosophy. We might have a high player turnover, but part of that is past due, IMO.

      • berttheclock

        Where this upcoming draft could be important is several pundits have said while the draft may not have a great deal of cream, it will have players in the 2nd and 3rd tier levels who could add depth to a team. In consideration of the many injuries suffered this year, not only to the Chiefs, but, to other teams, this could be a depth type draft.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          All good….but our team lacks talent at the “starting” positions.

        • freshmeat62

          Based on what the “experts” are saying about the quality of this draft, if Alex Smith gets traded would you rather have the draft picks in the 1st rd this year or maybe more picks next year?

          • immediate. This year.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Next year. 100%. A first round pick in this draft is like a first round pick in 2013.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      I don’t think for a second that Kc is going through a rebuild but there will definitely be some restructuring. Coaches, scouting, players moving on etc., this team could be a lot different next season.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        We are looking at a new OC…hopefully a new DC also…….a new QB and probably a new CB, ILB, S, OLBx2….maybe a new WR and TE….
        Smells like a rebuild to me guys……we certainly aren’t just tweaking the roster a bit.

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          well I guess if you look at it like that, lol. I can see some of that but if we were looking for all new starters at those positions it would seem more real. The offense will still roll out Kelce/Hill/Hunt and as much as I believe a team should be built around the defense that doesn’t seem to be the look Kc is going after. Of course, this current roster is mainly the construct of John Dorsey- it might be totally different after this offseason.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          OLB, ILB, CB and backup TE are all way past due and should have already been addresses if our previous GM could have seen past the stains on his sweatshirts.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Dorsey inherited a team that needed 53 new players…lol
            I’m exaggerating of course, but you get the point………there were only so many draft picks and money to work with.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            The squad Dorsey inherited was widely considered to be talented, just rudderless though. Reid and Dorsey brought in a new scheme and I just don’t see that being the case with in-house promotions for the offense and Reid still in place.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I was stretching things a bit there also, Dorsey did draft a few good players, and several projects. If the projects turn out we could be ok. But some of those contracts to aging players and his mismanagement of the cap is hurting us.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            I think Dorsey’s hubris was trying to fix it all at once. Need a couple losing seasons and great drafts to set the foundation for dominance.

        • freshmeat62

          I’ll play devils advocate. The QB(Mahomes), ILB(Eligwe), S(Mcquay), and OLB(Kpassagnon) were drafted last year and sat on the bench learning this year. WR and TE would just be upgrading those positions, like every draft is suppose to do. The OC is just the promotion of an already on staff coach, already indoctrinated in Reid’s style of play, and the DC would probably be someone that fits Reid’s style. To me that’s just attrition.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Ill agree with this…..my thoughts on that though are, while almost everyone you mentioned is an existing member of the team, almost all have no “real time” experience at those positions starting with the most important position on the field.
            Cohesiveness takes awhile…..sometimes years.
            I stand by my original opinion that this smells like a rebuild.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          This is where I’m at. Rebuild doesn’t mean they’ll lose a ton of games, just means the approach shifts from win now at all costs, to be responsible with money and get younger.

  • berttheclock

    Off topic, but, with both Green Bay and the Seahawks in the process of dumping assistant coaches, but, retaining the HC, I still maintain the old Russian adage of the fish rots from the head. How in the world can the folks at the very top of the Packers and the Seahawks justify keeping their respective HCs, yet, dumping so many of the assistants? I have even read comments from Fansided blogs of the Seahawks where fans say keeping Carroll is great, but, they love the fact most of his assistants are getting fired. Similar to comments at the Acme Packing Company concerning their HC and the firing of his staff.

    • larry mckinney

      There’s motivated talent available there..

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    This could be a very good thing happening here with Bienemy in pseudo-charge. EB doesn’t lay off his gus when they hit the sideline or mess up.

    “I just want to bring an enthusiasm to this situation,” Bieniemy said. “If anybody knows anything about me, I pride myself on having guys play with an attitude and a determined mind-set. If anything, I just hope some of that rubs off.”

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      That’s what we need on defense!!

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        The team as a whole, imho.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    KC maybe?

    Hearing there’s a lot of interest around the NFL in #OhioState DC Greg Schiano for some defensive coordinator jobs. He is very well-regarded by a lot of folks up there.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 11, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      i’m wondering if Reid already has a new DC ready to go, but whoever it is, is on a team that is still playing. That could explain the “no news, we ain’t talkin” stuff.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        I was wondering the same stuff, but then I remember that this stud gets leaked all over when coaches have meetings set up. I read just the other day how that rocket-scientist DC for NE has interviews set up for whenever and NE is historically tight-lipped about this stuff.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Good point, but if any team keeps news under their hat better than NE, it’s KC. All the news about our coaches leaving etc. comes from the other team involved.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            that’s a damn fine point also…but I’m still nervous as crap.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I just don’t see how Reid can keep Sutton on as DC. the past two years our D has been ranked toward the bottom and this year I read that for defensive DVOA we weren’t just near the bottom, we were the scum scraped off the bottom of the barrel after the barrel has been dumped.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            My bad, weighted defense we were #32, so we got worse as the year went on and we were #32 against the run. Sutton should step down on his own just based on how his D performed.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            100% agreed. I kinda hope that Sutton is only sticking around to put in place the next, proper DC but then I am also afraid that the next DC is still him or someone already in the organization. I don’t want anything from Sutton to rub off on to the next guy.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I agree with that, we need new blood, new attitude on D.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            If you have time, check out that AP article I linked above. It’s definitely worth a read.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            not sure exactly how the FO will weigh those statistics. The entire home-field points allowed being so low, the turnover ratio (though skewed, imho). Those things might be enough to coax the FO into thinking they can buy another year before major changes. Of course, we’ve all been thinking that major changes needed to occur 2-3 (some people even longer) years ago.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            As I recall, at the end of the 2016 season and throughout the off-season last year, most of us were saying that our offense is good enough for the most part, but if our D was at least middle of the pack we would no longer be pretenders. Well, guess what…….

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            Yup, we WERE all saying that. Thing is, the D is still in the middle of that pack except for the pass rush. Of course, just fixing the pass rush would be putting a Band-Aid on the defense and not really curing a dang thang.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            From what I’ve looked at, our D was close to the bottom of the pack and our run D finished ranked 32nd.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            you talking about this season?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yep, sorry, cornfused ya again didn’t I.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            lol, yup. Honestly I haven’t looked at the end numbers of the season yet. The dang sites always separate the regular season and postseason numbers and I tire of clicking back and forth.- my handwriting is bad enough, I don’t need help from having to scratch other stuff out.

            The run-d SHOULD have finished dead last, that’s apparent. The d let a middling running back look like an All-pro last weekend and it was pathetic. Make zero mistakes though, I lay equal blame on the players AND scheme.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    I was trying to watch the NFL announce the London game schedule and their participants but they are pushing to hard to make it seem like those games are any good. I had to turn it off, lol. I’ll wait for the recap.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    The 2018 @NFL London Games: pic.twitter.com/sxPBWT1UfI— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) January 11, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      3 AFC teams (2 in our division) lose a home game……I can live with that.

      • ladner morse

        Thank God it’s not the Chiefs.
        League needs to figure out a way to compensate for losing a Home game.

        • larry mckinney

          Good point. How would you do it?

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        yup, and that changing of the time-zone thingy can’t be easy. I know that when I went overseas it took a few weeks to fully adapt, then likewise when we returned.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Were you traveling with the circus? 😀

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            yup, I was the monkey boy…my talent was scooping up poo faster than the next guy.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Hehe..
            I was joking of course, but the young girl that was our babysitter for our kids got a job in Reno NV at the Circus Circus casino and the next thing you know, she is touring all over Europe with the Circus.

  • I’ve done my mocks, working to take BPA and fill spots at the same time or in differing versions. Now? I am holding off because we don’t know what we’ll get for Al Smith. I also have traded back to get an extra pick. rounds 2 and 3 are pretty strong. I have not addressed any skill position by intent. If the Chiefs release both Hali and Ford we have a huge exposure. Well, a little more than we would with Ford not going anything anyway. :)… nice article…

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Yup, I’m shamelessly plugging an AP article written by Seth Keysor, sorry/not sorry Laddie, as this article needs read and digested.

    https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/1/11/16873936/shattering-myths-the-chiefs-second-half-offensive-failures

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Nice read, thanks.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Great read. Reinforces what I already thought. Execution, not play-calling was the bigger issue. That’s why I’m excited to see what Bieniemy can do.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    KC in Mehico?

    .@espnsutcliffe all but confirmed the @Chiefs visit to Mexico in '18 during Saturday's game. Here's his report (with its translation). pic.twitter.com/2MYCp8eNHU— Enrique Siu (@EnriqueSiu) January 11, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      At least this time it isn’t a “home” game. IIRC, the last time we played down there, Neil Smith was on the team.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    Is it just me, or are the two NFC games this weekend seem like the only ones worth watching?

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    BWAHAHAHA!!!

    "They're running 11? DIME! DIME!" pic.twitter.com/1fFgtcWI3i— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) January 11, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    This is funny, Bienemy doesn’t play games….

    “We’re about to feed your ass.”- Just one of the five Bieniemyisms in today’s *5 Bieniemyisms with Pete Sweeney* pic.twitter.com/4Z9Ki78HsJ— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) January 10, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I wouldn’t want to be his cellmate in prison

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        LMAO, nope, no way!!

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    and still crickets from KC….

    Reports: Cowboys to make a change at offensive line coach https://t.co/J17UhN4Mg3— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 11, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Maybe we already fired Bob Sutton #ChiefsKingdom he just hasn't check his voicemails yet pic.twitter.com/XftYMTOifM— Whiskey Rich (@HeyMr_McLoving) January 10, 2018

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Haha!…half glass full

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        lol, has to be….this situation stinks until it is rectified.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Perez’ snap counts for KC this year. I knew that Fulton has had a lot of snaps during his time in KC, but wow.

    http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/red-zone/article194231804.html

  • berttheclock

    Dorsey has added 3 players who at one time were with the Chiefs. He has signed them to reserve/future deals with the Browns. They are Ricky Ali’ifua, a DL who was waived late just prior to the season. Also, RB Kelvin Traylor, a former 6th round pick by the Niners in 2016 was given a chance with the Chiefs, but, he was cut early. The 3rd is the OL, Joseph Cheek, a former UDFA of the Saints who was added to the PS of the Chiefs by Veach.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I’ll miss Ali’ifua, not really worried about the other two.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    this is AWESOME!!!

    I don’t usually take this stuff to social media, but I’ve had a really tough day guys. pic.twitter.com/nwUAz7vd6n— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) January 11, 2018

    • ladner morse

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH……………

    • Jeff Morton

      Don’t even look at the taps until he’s gone.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        that was great

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    not sure if I buy into this a hundred percent, but it does hold some water

    In the last 9 Chiefs playoff losses, 8 of the opposing teams started a QB they had drafted* and developed while the Chiefs did not.I am sold that the primary cause for the Chiefs playoff failures is a flawed business model that did not prioritize the QB position for 30+ years.— Gary McKenzie (@Super_G_Chiefs) January 11, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Well then, look what Sutton and crew went an accomplished, smdh…..

    Derrick Henry earned the highest grade among HBs in the Wild Card round pic.twitter.com/4MwKHhlJ8F— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 11, 2018

    • ladner morse

      You know it still makes me sick to my stomach just to see or hear Derrick Henry’s name or image.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        we’re going to hear about it one way or the other for a while I am afraid. Whether the pundits are speaking of the Titan’s trip through the playoffs or KC’s defense…we’re gonna hear it.

        • ladner morse

          I know. I know. I’ve just been watching too much NFL Network this week and it’s all over the place… but isn’t that what’s become standard… is for the Chiefs to be the welcome mat for the rest of the league to wipe their feet on?

          So tired of this kind of negative attention for K.C..

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            man, then it’s up to KC to change that perspective. It’s why I have never for the life of me understood why anyone would say so-and-so would be great “if”. Sometime or another, Kc is going to have to take their own destiny into their own hands.

            Mahomes was a start but firing Sutton should be the next step, imho.

        • Jeff Morton

          So, when is Sutton’s retirement party again?

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            not soon enough

      • Jeff Morton

        This D doesn’t match up well against running teams. I don’t know why I was kind of happy when Bal lost; they were a better match up. We wouldn’t have gotten by Bell, though, so I guess I’m glad I didn’t have to suffer through another loss to LeVeon.

  • ladner morse

    Norv Turner is now the Panthers new OC.

    They just got better… as long as he can get Newton to play more consistently.

    • Jeff Morton

      Turner is a hell of an OC; HC, not so much.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    The Chiefs will interview Deland McCullough for their vacant RB coach position, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 11, 2018

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      The #Chiefs are interviewing #USC running backs coach Deland McCullough for the running back position previously held by OC Eric Bieniemy. Deland is considered one of the top running back coaches in college football.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Hope they get him. Dude has done some fine work.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        I’m just now reading up on him, he’s pretty impressive.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Not sure if this was BC or AD, but it’s been a damn long time either way…

    On this day in 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs became Super Bowl IV Champions.📸: https://t.co/RK0TLAQD3y pic.twitter.com/TKOmhFr8Rn— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 12, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Chicago is up there doing stuff….

    The Bears are interested in hiring Texans offensive assistant Pat O'Hara as their new QB coach under Matt Nagy. The Texans have offered Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown a job as their RB coach replacing Charles London. QB coach Sean Ryan interviewed for Brows' OC job.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 12, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    This came together quickly. Deland McCullough has agreed to be the Chiefs' RB coach, per a source.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 12, 2018

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Sucks losing our OC every couple years, but coaches see what kind of an opportunity it is to coach with Reid. Absolutely puts you on the fast track.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        Yeah, it’s a dual sided sword but it also increases the chances of getting the person you want for the job. I’ll take a great OC for a few years knowing that he is moving on over a guy that will take 4 years to develop.

    • Jeff Morton

      Looks good on paper to me. Now, who do we get as our QB coach?

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        I still hope for Vick.

        • Jeff Morton

          Hmm. He could be a good one for PMII in particular.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            I think Vick is singularly suited for coaching up Mahomes….just my 2 cents.

  • Jeff Morton

    I’m on board with getting a TE relatively early in the draft (would help if we get some draft ammo in an AS11 trade) or FA. We need more behind Kelce than Harris and Charles.