Chiefs: Intriguing Takes

 

 

 

Sometimes the way other express themselves about the Kansas City Chiefs can say what you’re already thinking best. Sometimes, you’re in the hospital dragging everyone down with you because you wish you had time to write but all you can do is… _ _ _ _ _ย  (ditch, ditch, ditch… rhymes with ditch but starts with a B).

BTW, if I didn’t tell ya… “I love you guys.” Don’t get too excited, it probably just the drugs (or real perspective) talking.

So, here are some “Intriguing Takes” for your consideration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And… finally…

 

“Would you, could you in a box. Would you, could you with a Fox?” [Not referring to “John” okay, so let’s get that out of the way].

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Laurels and limitations

    Starting for the @Chiefs in Week 17 …TOP 5 @PatrickMahomes5 plays from the preseason! pic.twitter.com/CGip2SgR6w— NFL (@NFL) December 27, 2017

    • ladner morse

      In catch number one, Peters is going crazy on the sidelines. Very cool to see him get that excited!

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I have to admit…Smith doesn’t make that TD throw to Hemp.

      • Laurels and limitations

        honestly, there might be one throw out of these 5 plays that Smith attempts. Smith is safe where Mahomes is borderline reckless in trusting his arm. I like reckless.

        • ladner morse

          Me too and I think it’ll get you to the SB….

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Reckless is great when it is successful….problem with reckless though, is it has been proven (in the NFL) over and over and over again to be costly.

          • Laurels and limitations

            or it can overwhelm, reminds me of Favre and his successor. The guys are always looking downfield to make plays with their arms.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Oh, and fortune favors the bold..hehe.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Brother….I hope you’re right and I hope Mahomes ends up confirming (in my mind anyway) that Dorsey was by faaaaaaar the best GM we have had in many decades.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I hope so too. All I know is that at least Dorsey gave it the ol’ college try.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            I dug the way he was always looking to upgrade

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            I still haven’t forgiven him for Ford though…..that alone was worth firing him over…lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            oh, I got a list of things that I disliked Dorsey doing in KC. They are a moot point though once the salary cap situation is remedied.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Favre threw 508 TD’s in his career, he also threw 336 int’s. I really hope PM is better!

          • freshmeat62

            I like the Favre comparison, except I hope Mahomes doesn’t come close to the number of INT’s that Favre had. I think Mahomes sees the field better than Smith. When he leaves the pocket he is still looking downfield, where Smith will (usually) lower his head and take off.

            What scares me about Mahomes is the awkward motion he goes thru w/ some of those throws. Some of those have to put tremendous strain on his shoulder. Just hope he doesn’t end up w/ rotator cuff problems.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Favre was in an interview where he spoke about Reid possibly messing with his throwing style while they were both with G.B. Favre said it was never about his mechanics, it was about seeing the field.

          • Tazmosis

            Yeah, Brett Favre played that way for his entire career. But, his last pass in the NFL was one of those reckless kinda’ “I know what. Instead of running for an easy first down and get a chip shot field goal, I will throw it across my body into TRIPLE coverage. I can do this”, throws. Let’s see what happens with Mahomes in his future with the Chiefs.

          • Laurels and limitations

            lol, that’s fair about Favre’s latter throws…but he was also like 60 yrs old, give or take a decade or two.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Numbers 4 and 1, using the counter on the vid, Smith doesn’t have the arm to even attempt those.

          • Laurels and limitations

            nor the ability to read the coverage. I stand by my theory that Smith is a line-of-sight QB. He can see guys open but he can’t see them getting open when the pieces are moving.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Could very well be. The one “bad” thing, if you will, on the vid was number 2. The TD to DR, PM stared him down the whole way, or so it seems.

          • Laurels and limitations

            it looked that way to me also….but if the WR has the guy beat, you can do that.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            This is true!

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        Smith wouldn’t even see Hemp on that play. He would tuck the ball and ran to maybe the 2 before getting tackled.

        • Laurels and limitations

          Yeah, I can’t help but think that a lot of the downfield passes this season are due to change in scheme as far as Smith’s running with the ball. I honestly believe that in the past receivers were told to start blocking downfield in lieu of getting open when they saw Smith scramble. lol, I keep remembering Jason Avant just standing all alone 40 yards downfield and Smith STILL not wanting to throw the ball.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Unless Smith can set his feet and put all he has into the throw, he can’t get a ball 40 yards downfield.

          • Laurels and limitations

            yup, just like that “perfect throw” to Hill the other day….Hill had to slow down and adjust for it. The arm just isn’t there.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            But on the other hand, he hit Wilson in stride! just sayin’

          • Laurels and limitations

            Maybe, maybe, I still think Hill had to pull up for it. Or is that what you are sayin’?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            No, no. Smith under threw Hill, you’re correct on that one. I meant the one AW dropped.

          • Laurels and limitations

            crap, forgot about my eye appt. yesterday, lol.

            Why u baggin’ on my boi!?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Man, I need my eyes checked. I thought that exclamation point was an L. I read that as boil. Which is kinda fitting, lol. That one was 7 points if he catches it.

          • Laurels and limitations

            yup, it was.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          True enough…..Smith is a “live to see another day” kind of quarterback, whereas Mahomes looks like he is going to be a gambler.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I think the major difference is the confidence each one has in their arm. Smith, not so much. Mahomes, maybe too much. But at least the under thrown passes should be limited with PM making the throws.

  • freshmeat62

    One thing that stood out to me that I liked was that Robinson was a favorite target. ‘Mahomes to Robinson’ has a nice ring to it. Could that be the next great ‘battery’ in football?

    • ladner morse

      “Here’s to you,
      Mahomes-to-Robinson,
      Jesus loves you more than you will know,
      Wo, wo, wo.”

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Hahaha…..I didn’t get this at first.
        It’s still early in Ca. ๐Ÿ˜€

        I’m going to have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day now

        • Laurels and limitations

          wait, that’s a song?

          *snicker snicker*

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      If he could find Robinson open like that, imagine the Mahomes/Hill connection.

      • ladner morse

        That’s one of the reasons I thought Robinson would have a breakout year this year.

        Maybe he’ll have a breakout year … in this game. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          In Robinson’s defense though…..he was Mahomes #1, but he doesn’t see those deep routes when the starters are out there.

          • Laurels and limitations

            yup, in PSGs we saw tons of deep-routes by guys that are not even on the starting squad at this time.

  • Laurels and limitations

    friendly service bulletin: I HATE WINTER!!!!!

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I don’t mind winter, I just hate the cold.

    • freshmeat62

      It all depends on location, location, location! Now winter on the Gulf of Siam was pretty nice. Of course the weather was no different on Christmas and New Years than it was for the 4th of July…temp and humidity both in the 90’s.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Location, you are absolutely right!!..the Caribbean sounds nice, lol.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          I took a cruise once from California to Hawaii in February……The seas were calm and the weather was warm.

          • Laurels and limitations

            we went on a cruise a few years back…so much fun.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        This is true, I spent several years in South Florida in the 80’s. Winter wasn’t at all bad there.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Just my opinion of course, but I lived in Florida for a month once and that is by far the nastiest place I have ever seen in the United States.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Corpus Christie, Texas. The gulf looks like a damn floating garbage dump. To this day I can’t imagine why anyone would get in that nasty-ass water.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I don’t care for the east side at all. I lived on the Gulf side, two different worlds.

          • freshmeat62

            Have to agree w/ Paul, close to the Gulf the temp is tolerable. Go inland a few miles and it gets hot. We took grandkids to Disney a few years ago, and I think that has to be the gateway to hell. Never was so hot in my life!

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      It is still T-shirt weather out here in California after 10 AM. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        SHUT UP!! It’s supposed to almost make it up to freezing here today.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          LMAO!!
          Yikes!

      • Laurels and limitations

        I am truly jealous…it’s like 10 damn degrees here.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Then again, The downside is, I have to live with Californians.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            But, but……aren’t you a Californian?

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Yeah….. but I have always been kind of a fish out of water in this place.
            I lived in a small town in north west corner of Louisiana for about six years from the age of 17 to 22…..SPOLT ME!

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            ^ that’s “spoiled me” in southern talk. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            No translation needed. I read and speak bubbabonics just fine.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            LMAO!
            I just spit a little coffee out my nose on that one!

          • Laurels and limitations

            “Bubbabonics” is truly one of the greatest words I have ever heard.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Yep, it should be in every dickshunary!

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            went to Louisiana for training once….came back with about 4 less pints of blood due to the damn state bird down there.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            It’s amazing how bad mosquitoes can be in different places. In Florida, they fought them with airplanes, literally. My brother lives in Minnesota, I’ve been camping up there and mistook a couple of them for eagles.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Minnesota!? No wonder you are cold. The only place so damn miserably cold that the eskimos moved North from it.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            No kidding. My brother loves to fish. He has one of those ice houses that he just hooks up behind his truck and pulls it out onto a lake. Supposedly it’s save to drive on if the ice is 10 inches thick. He has been trying to get me to go up there in the winter to fish for the past 30 years. I might have to give in and go sometime.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I like fish to, but there is not a single fish in the world that I am going after that would justify hanging out in 2 degree weather, lol.

          • Laurels and limitations

            haha, there IS that. People often talk about how they wish the weather was better here…I always say…then the damn kalifornians would be movin’ here.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Does this cat know something we don’t? Like as to who might be playing the WR1 role Sunday night?

    @honeythunder14 Ready For Fam To Have A Breakout Game On Sunday— Nigel Talton (@NoStressTalton) December 28, 2017

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Last I heard, Smith was the only one who will not start Sunday, unless I missed something.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I’m just making a very uneducated guess in that mainly the starters will sit. Reid has already talked about Ehinger and others playing.

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        The only one official so far, but I think L&L is right, there will be others. Ehinger is supposed to start at LG so LDT might sit. Maybe Erving starts at LT. I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelce sits, but that’s just a guess.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I kinda hope Hill plays, at least a half.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Whet the appetite a bit?

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Yep, one or two bombs should work.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Hill had better get a quick check-up from his cardiologist. That’s going to be a lot of running to keep up with Mahomes’ arm.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Hahaha, but I think Hill likes those routes if he gets the ball.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I’m just worried about plantar fasciitis from that cold ground in Denver. Could be brutal.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I looked at the weather in Denver yesterday. If I saw it right, it’s supposed to be in the 50’s this week but cool down Sunday with a high in the 30’s.

          • Laurels and limitations

            stinkin’ jerks….it’s supposed to be like 20 something here.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Throw the ball Mahomes…throw the ball. Edit, sorry.

    @Chiefs have given up just 12pts off of turnovers this year which is fewest in NFL, as Adam Sandler would say ๐ŸŽถโ€not to shabbyโ€- @Broncos have given up a league high 133.— Kendall Gammon (@KendallGammon) December 28, 2017

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    I’m excited about Sunday….. just in case there’s any confusion, I am 100 percent hoping Mahomes rips Denver a new Ahole……. regardless of what I have joked about here, I do not want to ever have to say I told you so.
    I am a Smith fan and I would love to see him finish out his contract here, but our Situation wont allow that and I have come to grips with the inevitable next phase.
    I understand the dangers, but I would love to see Mahomes warded starters for the first half.

    • Laurels and limitations

      Well, I for one, have never felt that your heart was in the wrong place….just that you were wrong, period, lol. J/k, j/k.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      But on the upside, he’ll get the starters all next season!

    • tm1946

      no problem if Mahomes did but what would that say about Reid, the 2017 plan, and the entire season…. would not that say how incompetent we were for 16 games, even with the wins?…. if Mahomes was that good?

      • PaulFromNorthMo

        I don’t think so, Mahomes, or any other rookie QB, is better off sitting and learning behind a quality starter for a year. It was just in the plans.

  • Laurels and limitations

    See !? It IS Mahomes time, Smith doesn’t even LIKE it in KC…

    Alex Smith's splits in 2017: – HOME: 7.4 Y/A, 8 TDs, 2 INTs, 93.1 rating – ROAD: 8.7 Y/A, 18 TDs, 3 INTs, 118.0 ratingI'd actually rather Smith and the Chiefs play the Steelers and Patriots on the road in the playoffs.— Gary McKenzie (@Super_G_Chiefs) December 28, 2017

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      That’s just weird! lol

      • Laurels and limitations

        Isn’t that nuts? I got nothin’.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          The team as a whole gets more motivated on the road, I believe they get lazy at home

          • Laurels and limitations

            Looks exactly that way!

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        I got in an argument with Dominic over at AA last year about this, I think the team preps better for the road…..I think they get lazy at home thinking they always got this.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Could be, could be.

        • Laurels and limitations

          wait just a second, Dominic was being argumentative!? Perish the thought.

    • ladner morse

      Hahaha

      • Laurels and limitations

        good to hear from you Laddie, I trust that everything is going well.

        • ladner morse

          Just had an esophageal endocardiogram where they stick a camera down your throat to take pictures of your heart.

          The good news is… I have no vents in my heart with an infection attached to those little doorways. So, I most likely get to go home tomorrow but will have to do 4 to 6 weeks of antibiotics designed to take out this infection..

          • tm1946

            ?? Any market for underground endocardiograms? Would help defray the med bills.

          • Laurels and limitations

            well, do you at least get to eat lots of icecream?

    • Jeff Morton

      Home games worry me. AS11 does seem to show up on the road more frequently. Indy playoff game 2 (?) years ago vs. Pitt game last year. The Buf and Mia like games at Arrowhead mid to late-season have always worried me when I see them on the sched for that reason.

      • Laurels and limitations

        What was the stat I was reading the other day? Something along the lines of KC not allowing more than 20 pts. at any home games this season or something like that. The problem is that there was a spell there that KC’s offense didn’t like to show up to home-games. Let’s hope the last three home games solved that.

  • Laurels and limitations
  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    โ€œI pretty much told him I was ready,โ€ Mahomes said. โ€œIโ€™m ready to go out there and do what I can to go out there and win a football game.โ€

    Well then….”go out there” and do it!

  • Jeff Morton

    I miss Abdullah. Played some good S for us and seemed like a great guy.

    • Laurels and limitations

      The guy was pretty salty for being off a year on his sabbatical.

  • Laurels and limitations

    We all KNOW it is going to be 500 yds., 10 TDs, and 1 rush-TD…..PM2 is just being humble….

    Patrick Mahomes on #KCvsDEN. pic.twitter.com/WMXcK3hmlp— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 28, 2017

  • tm1946

    side issue: what is with all the names of these college bowl games…. camping world bowl….old Tangerine Bowl? Maybe they should rename the college teams…. Michigan – the Ford Explorers or Michigan State – the Ford Pintos. Maybe U of Mo – the Chevy Novas… could make them more money?

    • Laurels and limitations

      I was reading an article where there are literally more bowl-game sponsors than there are qualified teams in which to play in them. I mean, crimany, there are teams with losing records in these things nowadays.

      • tm1946

        Big bucks…. schools seem to have sold their souls for cold hard cash.

        • Laurels and limitations

          yup. When you look at universities it is easy to see that the respective schools have more invested in playing fields, stadiums, etc. than they do dormitories and educational facilities. The souls of Universities have been owned by the devil for decades.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Hahahahaha!!!!!!!

    Elvis Grbac and Bill Kenney would like to welcome Alex Smith to the Chiefs 4,000-yard passer club. Put them all in the ring of fame!— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) December 24, 2017

    • ladner morse

      Fame or Flame?

      • Laurels and limitations

        Alex has already elevated himself above those two in my eyes. But here’s the thing, he is just barely above Grbac when it comes to the playoffs. Grbac always choked, hard, when it came to high pressure situations and I rate Alex’s dumping off or taking sacks in similar situations just barely above the King of Choke (Grbac’s new title I just anointed him with).

        I do believe that Alex can produce in situations like that if pushed, but I don’t know if he can maintain being aggressive for a prolonged time.

        • Jeff Morton

          Here’s how it’s going to go: KC beats Bal; Jax beats whomever (Tenn?). KC beats NE again, Jax over Pitt. And AS11 gets separation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laurels and limitations

    The list of players since 1992 to catch 70% of their targets, and average at least 11 yards per target (min. 100 targets):1) Tyreek Hill (2017)………Oh. That's it. That's the list. #Chiefs (via @pfref)— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) December 28, 2017

    • Jeff Morton

      That’s an awesome stat. Hill deserved Pro Bowl as a WR.

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      I bet Hill is ecstatic to be on that list!

  • Laurels and limitations

    Terez has jokes…

    Tamba and Bennie Logan wonโ€™t practice today because the Chiefs will be inside— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) December 28, 2017

  • Laurels and limitations

    Also is trash at Call of Duty https://t.co/aMpDdV28tN— Gehrig Dieter (@GehrigDieter) December 29, 2017

  • Laurels and limitations

    You know better https://t.co/O3i9YPSJTX— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) December 29, 2017

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    “Mitchell Schwartz is an iron man. The Chiefs tackle hasnโ€™t missed a snap in two seasons in Kansas City or in his four seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

    Add the regular seasons and the amazingly consistent Schwartz has played in all 6,284 snaps taken by his offense over his 95-game NFL career.”

    Do you rest him?
    Everyone is different, but I know that streak would be important to me.