Chiefs: Futures Commodities and Freshly Passsed Gas

 

 

 

 

When your team loses the way the Kansas City Chiefs have lost this year — and the past 25 years — in the playoffs, fans and follower can be known to blow a gasket or two. The future of the Kansas City Chiefs has already begun to take shape while the freshly passes gas we’re smelling form Chiefs fans is justifiable but plenteous.

 

Oddities and Futures Commodities

With the announcement of ex-Chiefs OC Matt Nagy taking over the head coaching job in Chicago, the Chiefs have begun the search for a new offensive coordinator. One of the challenges that anyone who follows the Chiefs should have with that is… Matt Nagy had the rug pulled out from under him in the middle of the Chiefs most recent meltdown. HC Andy Reid said afterwords, “Matt called all the good plays, I called the bad one.” That was hilarious. Right?

 

Some fans want running back coach Eric Bieniemy to take over the OC role in K.C. and while I think he is as deserving as anyone, and may well end up in that post, I can see how he could become another Reid-puppet who must move-over-rover at critical times in game situations… a scenario that will never allow the Chiefs to move forward.

 

In case you’re wondering, there are now 6 head coaches in the league who have worked as assistants under Andy Reid. Of these coaches, only John Harbaugh has won a Super Bowl. They are other are:

 

1. Matt Nagy – the Bears

2. Todd Bowles – the Jets

3. John Harbaugh – the Ravens

4. Sean McDermott – the Bills

5. Doug Pederson – the Eagles

6. Ron Rivera the Panthers

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Freshly Passed Glass of Happy-Gas

There is plenty of “Hank Stram Curse” talk going around now that the Chiefs have blown another big lead in the playoffs. I can understand anyone’s super-frustration over the fact that Andy Reid has now had two playoff games in which he’s blown an 18 point or larger lead which represents half of the total number of such losses in NFL history. After all, who wants to be known for that kind of history?

 

So, let’s take a look at that so-called curse. 18 months ago, shortly after Muhammad Ali passed away, the KC Star’s Vahe Gregorian published a piece called, “Muhammad Ali and Hank Stram Had a Unique Bond” in which he recounts,

 

“Shortly after returning from Zaire and his “Rumble in the Jungle” knockout of George Foreman in 1974, Muhammad Ali flew to Kansas City for an exhibition at Kemper Arena. Ali, who died June 3, always knew how to seize a scene, and this was no exception. And not just because he called out the “one-horse town” for failing to fill “this little chicken coop. Legendary Chiefs coach Hank Stram, whose team was 3-6 in what became his last season, was vigorously booed when he was introduced to a sparse crowd of about 3,000.

 

 

 

So during a break, Ali took the microphone, looked up to Stram’s suite and played to the crowd:

“Hank Stram, I’m going to put a curse on you,” Ali said, waving his hand over the crowd as if to make it official, according to a report by The Associated Press at the time. “From now on, you’ll never win another football game until I OK it.”

As it happened, he OK’d it seconds later.

 “I take it back: Hank Stram’s a good man,” he suddenly added. “The Chiefs will do all right in Denver Monday night. They’ll win.” 
So it was that the Chiefs rebounded from losing six out of eight games with a 42-34 win at Denver.”

 

 

If you weren’t around during the days of Ali and only heard about his Babe Ruthian-style prognostications — all of which came true as far as I can tell — then you might also not know that Ali was all about “speaking his vision into reality” and making things happen with his words. If you were around you’d also know he was more playful than serious.

 

Why… 44 years later… we’re having this conversation… is a mystery unending? However, I do believe people often need to have a leader they can believe in. Nothing more. Nothing less. However, it would be great if such a dynamic leader, who was bold enough to publicly prognosticate a successful Chiefs future, could take over for the Chiefs and make it happen. I fear, that anything less than that, will not lead the Kansas City based Chiefs out of this annual and perpetual circling of the drain.

 

Oddities and Futures Commodities

Have you heard this one… the Chiefs should burn Arrowhead down and move elsewhere in the city, like to the Kansas side in Johnson County.

 

I totally get being upset with the Chiefs and/or Andy Reid, but unless you want to see this team in San Antonio, this kind of talk needs to stop.

 

Freshly Passed Glass of Happy-Gas

Some pundits would like to see the Kansas City Chiefs completely clean house including releasing Derrick Johnson. While we could all see that DJ has lost a step, whether or not it’s because of age or two Achilles heel injuries in the past three years, I think the leadership skills and attention to preparation by DJ can’t be diminished. So, am I saying I want to see the same group of inside linebackers return in 2018? Yes, Absolutely. Now, I’m not saying that DJ should start but, when you can keep a guy on your roster who not only can continue to contribute quality part time snaps but is also a coach on the field and on the sidelines… you need to keep that guy.

 

 

 

Oddities and Futures Commodities

I’m glad to see that Brad Childress is retiring. No, I don’t dislike Childress but do think that the tried-and-true methods he’s promoted or, no matter what his methods were, the Chiefs are in need of new blood and he doesn’t represent that.

 

Speculation and news rumors that DC Bob Sutton is on the chopping block sound right to me. The team needs to change over to new and divergent approaches and Sutton can not represent those kinds of changes. It’s been suggested that John Fox be asked to come in and take over as DC but I’m more in the mode of attracting young coordinators, perhaps a college coach who is a dynamic D-man and is willing to take chances and has a personality. By personality, I mean, someone who shows some sideline emotion and has the ability to motivate his players.

 

Since we’ve heard that Alex Smith’s house is now up for sale, we can also project that Patrick Mahomes II will be the new QB in 2018. I think it’s an oddity to think that Alex Smith had nothing to do with this loss. I’m not saying I blame this loss on him but ask yourself this question: were there times when Smith could have left the ball fly in the second half? He appeared to wait until his last throw to do that, a long pass on 4th down that sailed over 5’8″ Albert Wilson’s head (what I’m still wondering is why weren’t the Chiefs targeting their best WR Tyreek Hill on the last play?). In other words, I don’t think there’s anyone who is without responsibility for this loss.

 

So, hold onto your hat. I’m of the opinion that if the Chiefs, keep on keepin’ on… then we’re going to see, the same ole same ole. And now, I think we can all agree, that’s not going to cut it! Change and “re-building” appears to be the theme of this offseason already. Go Chiefs!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Morning AO, some people were talking yesterday about new DCs and this guy’s name came up a few times…

    Bears exclusive window to hire defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has passed, he can now talk to other teams https://t.co/A3t0EUKVhk— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 9, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    and this guy…

    Steve Wilks starts a busy week of interviews today with the Giants https://t.co/H1Ha8g2hDd— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 9, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    I sincerely hope that Arrowhead lasts my entire lifetime if KC getting a new stadium means them moving. The Chiefs make plenty of money but a larger market would hold sway over KC. There just aren’t that many markets out there to be had is the big deal though. That’s a good thing because I just don’t want to be a Dallas fan, lol.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Oakland Chiefs?

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        lmao, you ain’t right !!

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        Good Lord, did you eat barbed wire for breakfast or something.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Oooh, ooh, ooh…I like this idea….

    If the Chiefs promote from within does Mike Vick end up on this staff?— Shaggy D (@ShaggyDTweeter) January 9, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Do you really think having Vick not he coaching staff would be a good thing? As a QB coach maybe.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        That is exactly what I am thinking. I don’t think anybody in the entire NFL is more qualified regarding skillset to coach Mahomes. Vick could hopefully maximize Mahomes already considerable talents.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          That could be, one thing about Vick, he wasn’t afraid to pull the trigger, unlike some QBs that Mahomes has been watching.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            This is the thing about Vick that I believe makes him ideal for the job. Vick used his athletic prowess early on then used his smarts late in his career. He would be able teach both to Mahomes early on. That would be a huge boon.

  • larry mckinney

    Cannot understand that lack of emotion on the Chief sidelines as the fumble recovery was ruled incorrectly. Mystifying.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      The ref called the play dead, nothing could be done about it, not even by replay.

      • larry mckinney

        When you’re wronged, you protest. Of course it will not overturn the bad call but it shines a light on the bad call. It’s doubrful that some other zebra did not realize it was the wrong call and it may influence other it-could-go-either-way calls in the future. Human nature being what is, methinks Andy doeth protest too little.

    • Tazmosis

      Andy being steady and under control is one thing. But getting a call like that, when it completely changes the outcome of the game, and standing there like a statue is dumbfounding. At that point I would start throwing stuff, starting with my headphones. He is almost saying to his players, “oh man, that aint fair. Ok boys, we will hold then to a field goal”. Then, in his post game presser, he just refused to get into the call. “I don’t wanna get fined” is not what we wanted to hear. Getting fined is not what we wanted to hear. I am gonna tell everyone exactly how bad the officiating was.
      How that one horrible call cost us a rematch with a Patriot team, which I think we would beat. So, Andy doesn’t wanna get fined. Hell, Andy, how much can they fine you? Ya gotta brand new 35 million dollar contract. I wouldn’t have shut up until they pulled the power cord. There would be nowhere to sit, ’cause I would have turned over every chair in the room.

      Damn it Andy, show some emotion. Your team and fans need to see and hear you suffer the pain that every Chiefs fan is suffering through right now. You have an entire off-season to be calm and reserved. But not now.

      • Tazmosis

        And btw, do you think that somebody like John Gruden would have stood there stoically and just go like, oh, shucks? Harbaugh? Pete Carroll? He would have had a coronary. A HC has to let the refs know they will be brought to task when they make a rediculous call without even thinking about it. You cannot make that call in a freakin’ playoff game. No wonder some people have just tuned out the NFL. And, ain’t it strange that Tripplett retired right after the game?

    • Tazmosis

      Yeah, I know, we sucked in the second half. But being up 28-0 instead of 21-3 is a very big deal. Without that crappy non-call, we win that game.

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    All I know Laddie, is we were up 21-3 and suddenly the rug was pulled out from underneath us……….again……I mean a deflected ball bounce back into Mariota’s hands for a TD?

    A Ref calling progress stopped on a sacked QB that was still in throwing stance?????

    Tyreek Hill suddenly becoming Demetrius Harris??

    Losing our best offensive weapon yet AGAIN???

    I get it…no such thing as curses……..but, we must have incredibly bad luck then.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      I keep on looking at twitter hoping to see that Vic Fangio has a scheduled meeting with KC. I will continue to hold out hope.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Still nothing official on Sutton though right?

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          not a thing…..the FO has been mouse-like quiet from what I can see.

  • berttheclock

    One of the best thoughts by Britt Zank of Arrowhead Addict yesterday, concerned PMII trying to play under Andy Reid. As pointed out by Zank, Reid has had the same MO for years of trying to get a lead, then, going into slo-mo. This has negatively affected everyone of the QBs who have played under him over the years. You don’t draft a gun slinger, then, try to put him off into some siding for slo-down football. PMII would be far better off with the Chiefs to have a brand new HC who understands to keep putting the pedal to the metal all game long.

    • freshmeat62

      I’ve been mulling these same thoughts in my head trying to find the right words. Thank you for saying what I was thinking. We have this new hot shot QB that’s going to be hamstrung by Reid’s play calling.

      Who ever came up w/ the idea that Reid was a QB guru? I know Favre is supposed to be the one everyone says he developed, but there are 2 other coachs, Holmgren, and Mariucci that are also given credit for Favre.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      We are in the minority Bert…..but, I think we should prepare ourselves for a swift kick in the balls year in and year out until Reid is replaced.
      Great coach, no question……but with one major flaw…..he has no clue how to make second half adjustments.
      It is going to take one hell of a shut down defense to compensate for Andy’s tendencies.

    • freshmeat62

      Are there any Don Coryell’s out there?

    • Ron Widman

      Great point. I am on the fence post with Reid. I hate to have too change like SF did with Smith years ago. I do think that can be detrimental to developing a young QB so as Mahomes. Chiefs will need a new OC although not sure what they do with Andy calling the plays but someone will wear the title. Will the Chiefs hire a qb coach as well and an o-line coach?? Just a lot of change and then changing Reid just seems like too much change for me. Only my gut reaction and I certainly understand the desire to fire reid. Not totally against it and sometimes change is good.

  • Ron Widman

    Ah yes, the chiefs have found yet another inventive way to lose. However, in my 50 years of being a fan it seems it is deja vu all over again. As I have written before I like AS but he just for whatever reason disappears at times. And when faced with adversity, losing kelce, he melts under the pressure. Again, it is a team game and plenty of blame to go around, yes, defense i am looking at you. However, when you look at the qbs that are regularly in the playoffs and super bowl the same names show up. Sure there is some sprinkling of others such as Flacco, but for rhe most part we know the teams that will be there. I am not sure how Mahomes will turn out but I do know how Smith will as I have seen 5 years of him, so I say time to bring in the new and throw away the old. This could go for other players as well. DJ should stay but be limited and help the younger LBs such as Ragland. Hali you have always been a favorite but time to go. Sutton needs to go as well. Defense needs someone to light a fire and kick some butts. I could go on amd on but time to stop so thanks for allowing me to vent, i needed it.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      You should just keep going on and on. This was a total team screw up in the second half.

      • Ron Widman

        I appreciate the offer but I could erite a novel at this point.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Go for it, Laddie will print in here at AO. So far I like what you have to say!

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          I’m with Paul on this one 100%. A fresh set of eyes would be welcome, imho. Hit Laddie up, that would be great.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Source tells me the Indianapolis Colts were all in on hiring Matt Nagy. Uncertainty on health of Andrew Luck vs Mitchell Trubisky + Nagy’s belief the Bears roster is much better made decision for him. “Pace landed him by convincing him sunny days are ahead for the Bears.”— David Kaplan (@thekapman) January 9, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I thought I read somewhere that the Colts were wanting Toub.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        could be, I knew they were in on Nagy but the Ballard/Toub connection makes sense also. I have zero idea if Toub is a qualified HC candidate though, no idea.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          I don’t know either, but as far as that goes, I don’t know if Nagy is.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            lol, the same thing we all said about Pederson, iirc.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    If DJ wants to stand on the sideline and coach, fantastic, hire him as a coach. If we are moving to a now era with younger and better players and coaches, then the 8 mil saved on the cap by letting DJ go can be put to better use for someone with a future as a player.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      I’m with you on this one, to me it’s time for DJ to hang up the cleats. The loss in step was noticeable and him shedding the pounds to compensate isn’t effective as it once was.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        I was looking at some stats for the year on the mothership.
        Tanoh Kpassagnon- 14 tackles, 2 sacks
        Ford and Hali combined- 14 tackles, 2 sacks

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          Do you happen to know the quality of playing time, if Kpass’ time was garbage time or not? I’m just curious.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Nope, but Iirc, didn’t Kpass get both sacks week 17 in Denver? I didn’t dig that deep, as far as I know, both of Fords sacks were in garbage time.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            I remember one Ford sack where he reached around his blocker and brought the QB down with one arm. For whatever reason I’m thinking that both of Ford’s sacks were kinda gimmicky (probably not the correct wording).

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Now that you mention that, yep, I remember that one as well, but can’t recall the game. I was looking at the stats just to see the production level of Hali and Ford. It’s pretty easy to see that we wouldn’t miss either one of them, IMO. It was just coincidence that their combined stats were identical to Tanoh’s.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            and Kpass still has some developing to do….I think Ford has reached his very low ceiling and Hali’s time is just plain up.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Maybe they can work together next year, Ford can play the piano while Hali raps.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            pretty sure I’m booked that day, lol.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Haha, MileHighReport (fitting title for several reasons) wrote a piece on KC and Reid. It’s garbage but it’s out there on the web if you like to read it. I won’t provide a link though, lol.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I found and read that. From a donkeys point of view, I can see where the guy is coming from, but yeah……….whatever.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        Lol, yeah….it’s donkeyism as it’s finest. Oh well, whatever helps them quantify their fandom.

  • I am going to state things related to investing in commodities. For example, I have stored on my farm, 25 thousand bushels of Soy Beans, hedging my gamble, privately, that the future price is going to rise drastically. If it wasn’t, I would sell off that 25k right now, right?

    But lets say that the only way to go is sorta, up. Perhaps the high side. Investment:
    Patrick Mahomes, QB. +
    Al Smith QB –
    DJ ILB –
    there is a finite list. We must have value back if we are not going to keep the commodity in the bin(or hold onto the futures contract).

    and so on. If I extend that to the rebuild of the Chiefs in 2013? Andy Reid was a good choice. Now? not so much. I can look at the history of season records v post season success. See what I mean?

    Hunt has erred in the 5 year deal. He is gambling that Reid can quickly turn things back around again and get where the team needs to go. But for the most part, with decent teams, some ingredient is missing and the teams are 1 and out. Like that.

    Another thought here is the coaching tree. If Nagy does well at Bears, he is a success. Pederson shows h knew what he was doing anyway. Second season great success — lost the QBoF to injury but hey! Ditto Harbaugh, etc.

    But Reid himself? Gr Guy. something is missing on his teams. At least that is the way I am thinking on it.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      how long do you think we could store DJ and AS ? asking for a friend.

      • there is a finite opening for success in the NFL. It is passed. I shifted my attention to holdingi futures. I like Al Smith and always have. But it is PM now. Ditto DJ. He doesn’t have it. Coach? Ya. But not ILB. Even as coach it would be apprenticeship and then off to another team for building skills most likely. Hali? Stick a fork in him. That was true last season as well. We did that Charles and failed on Hali. DJ, Hali, Ford are done. We have a major exposure there or we go to a 43. And so on.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        Forget storing. Sell, sell, sell, while there is still a market.

        • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

          Haha, the value is definitely lessened…I don’t the value increasing like pork bellies did in the golden year of 1983.

          • not so sure on Al. I think under the right coach, he could help a franchise and maybe have a shot. Who knows. But teams are desperate to get a QB who can get wins. I don’t think it is like 83. But I think it will bring a good return.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I agree, I’m a fan of some players but overall I’m a fan of the Chiefs, and trading AS11 is the best thing for the team at this time. As well as cutting DJ, Hali Ford and Revis.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            A team with some monies in the bank would make a wise investment by picking up AS if they are waiting to get a QBOTF trained up or are looking to draft one perhaps that is not ready to start. Teams could do a lot worse.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Tis true, but at some point, we have to cut our loses and now is the time, IMO.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    I’m not sure what kind of defensive formation this was…but it’s ugly. In order to make it coyote-ugly KPL completely voids his assignment and leaves the middle of the field wide open. I’m neither young, nor fast anymore and even my blazing-turtle-like speed would have scored on this play.

    Henry TD #JacobsEyeInTheSky pic.twitter.com/BcAhhJK68E— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) January 9, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I saw that one also, a Bob Sutton special. That one play should get his ass fired.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        agreed….just such a stoopid, stoopid design.

        • any qb would have audibled to a run up the middle. or should have.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            the defense makes absolutely zero sense…KPL is tasked with containing both 1 and 3 gaps then the strong side guys just charge in and just get swallowed up. I wonder if Sutton drew this up in the dirt or something.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this before, Tenn just exploited it better than most.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Yeah, I watched the game last night and the 2nd half again this morn. There were so many things wrong in the 2nd half, it’s hard to even know where to start.
          And once again, Sutton in the nickel while the other team is running down our throat.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            Yup, one other thing of note is the LBs right there….no Ragland, no DJ. I can understand the absence of DJ, he’s old….but Ragland should sure as hell of been in there.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yep, Dirty Dan and Murray were never going to plug that hole, even if they played it right.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            DD and KPL isn’t it? #57? or am I missing something again?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            21 Murray is lined up just inside of Hali, D-right. Gets blasted by the pulling RG.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            Yup, I see that now….was that supposed to be some sort of exotic blitz or some crap? that play looks worse and worse every time I hit play.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            And why is DD in the shadow of ?, Jenkins maybe, I can’t tell for sure. He gets himself washed out of the play by the double team on Bailey.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            there is absolutely zero legitimate good answers for this defensive play. If I was Hunt I would have this on the big screen when Sutton came into the office to get fired….just so there was no remaining doubt as to WHY he was being relieved of his coaching duties.

            Now watch, they’ll extend Sutton instead, lol.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            If they keep Sutton on staff after this latest defensive collapse, I’m going to struggle watching games next year.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            I’m betting that Sutton’s retention would be the result in civil unrest in the greater Kansas City area.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Maybe a few well timed traffic accidents at the entrances to Arrowhead on game day that prevented fans from entering the stadium would send a message. Or maybe just an airplane circling overhead trailing a “Fire Boob Sutton” sign would suffice. (BTW that’s not a typo)

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            I have a friend with means of acquiring a rather large front loader….cars being piled up to block the entrances to Arrowhead is a very real possibility.

          • mnelson52

            But you will watch. It’s in our DNA. Can’t keep from watching.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            Haha, this is factual.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yeah, I know. I’ll watch. If Reid can find a defensive coordinator that can actually, you know, coordinate a defense, and if Mahomes turns out like I think he will, we could be playing in a Super Bowl in three years.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Oh thank the lord, 2018 is saved….

    The Kansas City Chiefs have signed WR Gehrig Dieter to a reserve-future deal, per @TerezPaylor. pic.twitter.com/myWoJOtO4x— Chiefs Daily (@KC_Chiefs101) January 9, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Thank goodness, I was worried there for a bit.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    I saw #19 Kemp in the game. Looking at snap counts, he was even in on 4 offensive plays. Also it was good to see DRob get a TD.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Welp, Chicago got their guy all wrapped up and I’m here just waiting on news about Sutton and Heck being fired like… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12bf2bd4cde6e5b7f94adf41ccafcf649614282e6872456fd0a8391e2e15b432.gif

    • Jeff Morton

      Starting to think Sutton and Heck aren’t going anywhere. Sigh.

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        Rapaport is twittering that Sutton is going to announce his retirement. My biggest fear is that KC will hire from within for his replacement. I believe that KC needs a DC that not continue very much of what Sutton used scheme-wise.

  • PaulFromNorthMo

    The new league year begins 4:00 pm eastern on March 14. Free agents can be signed and players traded at that time. Of course starting on noon eastern the 12th, begins the legal cheating time to negotiate with FAs.

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

      so…..far……away.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Chiefs sign 10 to reserve-futures deals (click each player's name for a link to their NFL Draft profile): https://t.co/SJ3qXZ2sWU— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 9, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    We’ve received several applications, but there’s still time left to apply for #chiefs offensive coordinator opening! https://t.co/M4BczPPawX— Andy Reid (@Chief_Walrus) January 9, 2018

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    Nagy says he called every single play in the second half of the Titans game— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 9, 2018

    • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!
    • mnelson52

      Then I feel sorry for the Bears. Those calls had Reid written all over them. If he’s going to the Bears to call like Reid, he can never get a SB

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        Well, I mean Nagy did come from the Andy Reid coaching tree. I’m going to stop there because you and I are obviously not going to agree as to the reasoning behind the offensive woes in the second half.

        • mnelson52

          All I know is that the offense couldn’t stay on the field and the defense couldn’t get off the field. The defense made a couple of good plays that were game changers, only to have the ref make ridiculous calls that allowed the Titans to score and also take away scores for us resulting in a 1 point loss. It didn’t help that we also missed a FG. I don’t believe in curses, but it’s really strange in the way we lose playoff games.

          • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

            there was a little bit of everything going on in the 2nd half, we are definitely agreed there.

  • ladner morse

    Signed to reserve futures deals: They are:

    running back George Atkinson
    receiver Daniel Braverman
    receiver Gehrig Dieter
    tight end Anthony Firkser
    guard/tackle Dillon Gordon
    outside linebacker Tyrone Holmes
    guard Kaleb Johnson
    nose tackle Mike Purcell
    cornerback Will Redmond
    tackle Andrew Wylie.

  • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

    This signing doesn’t do a lot for me, but I guess it IS due diligence…

    #Chiefs signed TE Jace Amaro to a reserve/future contract.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 9, 2018

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I know that name. I’ll have to look him up, was he a highly touted prospect that got in trouble?

      • VIVA LA MAHOMES!!

        Nope, no trouble, I can’t remember where he was drafted but he came down on a ball wrong in his 1st/2nd year and shoved bones where they weren’t supposed to go. Amaro not being on any kind of roster since 16 is what tempers my enthusiasm over the deal. One never knows though, maybe it just took this long for him to be truly healthy.

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    .@Chiefs @PatrickMahomes5 with his 1st NFL completion: in the playoffs you have to make this throw when you need the throw. #BaldyBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/nPBf5nBZxd— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) January 9, 2018

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    Welp, looks as if a lot of people are going to get their wish

    The #Chiefs are expected to name RBs coach Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator, sources say. They are in talks now, and it should happen in the next day or so. Matt Nagy's replacement.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2018

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    Fun article right here, and some of the rankings are pretty surprising. Either way, it’s a good read and worth 10 minutes of your time.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2751939-nfl1000-ranking-the-top-defensive-tackles-of-2017-season

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    Here's a cool stat on new OC Eric Bieniemy, per 65TPT producer @Ev_nM. Hunt, Charles, West, Ware, Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor (who he coached while with Minnesota) all averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry in their first season under his leadership. He's produced.— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) January 9, 2018

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    Heaping praise from both players and coaches for Bienemy….

    “Mentally with Eric, he prepares those guys better than anybody,” Nagy said. “There’s never a stone unturned. The timing that we have in the classroom, he uses every minute up to the second with these guys.”

    link: http://www.chiefsdigest.com/chiefs-promote-eric-bieniemy-offensive-coordinator/

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      And Nagy is saying he called the 2nd half plays. I’m okay giving AR a couple of years with PMII. I’m not sure he can’t be successful with him, and it’s better for Mahommes, too.

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