The Power of Positive Thinking: How Reid and Berry Fixed The Chiefs

I’m gonna be honest, I did not see a win against the Oakland Raiders coming. As good as Kansas City Chiefs have been against the division, as bad as Carr has been in Arrowhead, this year’s team just felt different. Chiefs didn‘t look like a team with the talent on defense to stop the Raiders high-powered offense, before we knew Marcus Peters was suspended, let alone after. The offense had been up and down, but their only decent performance recently, had been against a Jets team that stubbornly refused to run zone coverage. When Chiefs won this game, they didn’t just look like they fixed some things, scheme-wise, they looked like a totally different team. You can thank Andy Reid and Eric Berry for that, because they noticed something that none of us did.

The Best Word I Know Is F-U-N, F-U-N, Spells Fun – Mary Moo Cow: As the grind of the season set in, and the losses piled up, a traditionally up-beat Chiefs team seemed dejected. Coaches talk about bad body language as a problem, and Chiefs had ton of it. Guys were hanging there heads after bad plays, and barely celebrating good ones. Andy Reid told players to boost their enthusiasm this week. Have fun, celebrate every good play and don‘t dwell too much on the bad. For a team like the Chiefs, having fun is way more important than any of us realized. Chiefs have never been an elite roster, but they’ve frequently fielded an elite team. All the talk about family isn’t just talk to the Chiefs, they play best as a family, and they do best when celebrating each others successes. A little bit of fun on the field put a spark back in the pass rush, helped the CBs forget about the last play and gave a general energy boost to everyone on the team. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. It’s so much easier to do your job when you feel good about it.

Eric Berry- Motivational Speaker: When the leaders you have can’t get the results you need, you go find the better leaders. Eric Berry has been the heart and soul of the defense ever since he came back from beating cancer to a pulp. This is one reason Chiefs were willing to give a huge contract to a Safety, which is, often, not a high priority position. Up until this week, Berry had been present with the team in a limited role, but Chiefs ramped up his presence and influence on the team. They took the rare step of having Berry lead the pre-game huddle, something that’s almost always done by someone actually playing in the game. When Berry speaks, guys listen, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a player in the locker room who doesn’t care what Berry has to say. The fact that Berry is someone Marcus Peters listens to should tell you just how special he is. I don’t know what Berry plans on doing after football, but on Sunday, he was the coach that Chiefs desperately needed to turn this defense around.

The margin of error in the NFL is razor thin. Elite teams like the Patriots can still lose to less talented division rivals late in the season. A Super Bowl favorite, like the Eagles, can be derailed by a single injury. For Chiefs, they once again let a bad loss snow-ball on them. It took a good coach, and a great player, to realize that Chiefs problem was less personnel and more personal. The Chiefs are going up against a Chargers team this weak that is flat out better than they are. On offense and defense, the Chargers have a better roster than the Chiefs right now. In a season defining moment, against a superior team, the only thing we can hope, for the Chiefs, is that they have fun, and play for Berry. If they do that, I feel like anything is possible, even if it isn’t likely. Go Chiefs.

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Ransom Hawthorne

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Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
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  • berttheclock

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      Some of my favorite Positive Thinking quotes comes from deceased ex-UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, who once said — and perhaps appropriately for this day — “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

      • Chiefly Bacon

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  • ladner morse

    Another Positive Thinking quote by John Wooden… relating to the importance of Eric Berry: “I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.”

  • Laurels and limitations

    I heard that Reid had several of these posters put up around the facility. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b86ed74a8a9700c2f77c9c5dbfd66a9a9c4bc696bda5b68cbd0c06cbb9551bdf.jpg

    • ladner morse

      Big Smile!

  • ladner morse
    • Laurels and limitations

      @kentbabb N I didn’t do this for me 2 shift blame on any of my indiscretion’s. I wanted 2 show the children I work with N former players at every level high N low that it’s ok 2 be vulnerable N most of all accountable. A child’s love saves me, that child happens 2 be my own. ✊🏾— Larry Johnson (@2LarryJohnson7) December 13, 2017

  • ladner morse
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    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Not bad for a rookie behind a weak o-line.

  • Laurels and limitations

    I have thought about this before, but I still wonder if and just how much Peters’ bad attitude infected the locker room. Almost everyone has had that one co-worker that just sucked the life out of a workplace, was that Peters?

    • ladner morse

      Nail on head.

      Question is: can a leopard change it’s spots?

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      You know I’ve been a Peters supporter, whether right or wrong, but man. evidence from us guesstimators seems to be piling up.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Haha, it must be factual in nature then.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Oh yeah, absolutely. The knowledge, wisdom and foresight of the patrons of ArrowheadOne about all things Chiefs is nothing short of smurftacular!

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I think it was a piece of the puzzle, but not the whole enchilada.

    • Jeff Morton

      Kelce can do the same, I think. That’s the trick with passionate guys. I think they can be good when there’s a level-headed balance to them. Berry was that for Peters, Houston less so. I think AS11 is that for Kelce. When Smith goes, I think Kelce will need to mature.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Hopefully Kelce is already well already on that road, but I agree…Smith is Kelce’s guy. I do remember seeing some random pictures of Kelce hanging with Mahomey at both a Royals, and a KU game though.

    • KCMikeG

      I think you’re right. The defense played down to his lazy ineffective efforts. I have never seen more shoulder tackling in my life! Ever heard of wrapping up? This has cost us multiple games and Peters is the one that started it.

      • Laurels and limitations

        he’s at least guilty of perpetuating it….bad situation all the way around.

  • ladner morse
  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Did anyone else notice how far off the line of scrimmage Mitchell was playing at times?
    I’ve always assumed that was just Peters MO, but now I’m wondering if it’s Suttons.

    • ladner morse

      Was wondering the same when I noticed that. However, I recall Sutton saying they kept trying to confuse the QB about man vs zone coverage from one play to the next… so from that standpoint, it kind of makes sense.

  • ladner morse

    Why hasn’t Jarvis “The Marvelous” Jenkins been getting more snaps before this? He’s averaged 17 snaps per game prior to this past Sunday… when he had 26 snaps. And why isn’t he getting more snaps than that. He had an excellent game: 3 tackles and a sack.
    .
    https://twitter.com/Jacobs71/status/940720466205003776

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Chiefs in general were doing an exceptional job last week of attacking the ball.

      • Laurels and limitations

        it was nice to see KC take a lead then be able to unleash the hounds on Oakland.

    • Laurels and limitations

      Fun guy to watch, is the future of the d-line Jones, RNR, Jenkins and ???

      • ladner morse

        The remaining games and snap counts should tell the story this coming offseason. Logan’s a free agent and will probably be wanting another $8M contract. That makes him the 5th highest paid player on the team. No way he’s the 5th BEST player on the team.

        Meanwhile, Jenkins is making about one tenth of that at $825,000 this year.

        So, to answer your question… seems like a reasonable possibility to me.

        • ladner morse

          $825,000 this year.

          • Laurels and limitations

            and 2018 being a year in which Kc has it’s collective back to the wall in regards to the salary cap….money is going to be a huge, huge, factor.

            Also, the “backs to the wall” scenario also spells out a time in which you pull out all of the stops not only for this season, but next season as well.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            We know what Dorsey would do, he would start dropping high-priced deadweight like he did Charles and Maclin…..time will tell what Veach’s plan will be.

          • Laurels and limitations

            eh, I’m not so sure about that. Dorsey is the same one who both collected dead money, and re-signed Hali in the same offseason for a 3 year deal, paid Bowe extravagant amounts of money, gave huge contracts to Houston, Berry, Logan, etc…. in fact, I don’t think Dorsey is any good with money at all.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Can’t argue with any of that, you are right, but that still doesn’t change the fact that he would drop high-priced dead weight when needed.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Reminds me of the Chase Daniel vs the Chargers game. Chiefs D was all back-ups, but looked really good. Sometimes, in the NFL, the best guy is the guy who hasn’t been beat up all year. The guy who’s fresh from sitting on the bench.

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Oakland with a better offensive game plan could have abused us in the middle more using Cook.
    If our offense went up against our defense, Kelce’s routes would shred the hell out of the defense.
    Hopefully LA isn’t doing their homework.

    • ladner morse

      … yeah, right…

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Is this a dry sarcastic “yeah right” or one in agreement?
        I’m confused…lol

        • Laurels and limitations

          Haha, thought it was just me…

    • berttheclock

      Exactly. That is why so many comments at Raiders’ sites place the blame on both Del Rio, his influence on letting Bill Musgrave depart and the promotion of Todd Dowling, the friend of Carr as his QB coach to be their OC.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      LA has two great TEs. Hopefully Sutton is doing some homework.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Wow, here’s sumthun’…it’s not like Oakland just lost track of the guy….

    #ChiefsKingdom #RadarResearch pic.twitter.com/lYVpF78zjD— Sportradar US (@SportradarUS) December 12, 2017

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      One of those offensive lineman is on the show WAGS LA, maybe he was preoccupied trying to remember his lines.

      • Laurels and limitations

        WAGS LA, is that one of those shows where the wives/girlfriends/side-chics fight over who is the trashiest?

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          That’s the one, and it pisses me off that my wife wants to watch it.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Dorsey is up in Cleveland with a scoop shovel bringing people in and out….notice I didn’t say pooper-scooper.

    Browns keep churning the roster https://t.co/uKHxzmHpuw— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 13, 2017

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      He will turn that wretched franchise around….watch.

      • Laurels and limitations

        we are, we are.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        I think Dorsey is kinda the same thing people criticize Reid for. He can build a winning team, but he can’t get them to a Super Bowl, unless he gets way better at contracts.

        • Jeff Morton

          Seems a good talent evaluator and did poorly with the financial side. Don’t they have another guy doing that in CLE, though, the stats guy?

  • berttheclock

    In trying to find out info on many NFL teams, often it is more important to go to teams’ fansided sites. Not so with the Browns as the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the best info available. I just checked some of the articles from there this AM. One of the deals with the 14 things fans found out about the current team in the loss to Green Bay. Injuries to key defensive players have really hurt the Browns. Plus, Kizer is still trying to find his way. Can look very good at times, but, goes through his progressions far too slowly.

    However, one comment about their defense made me think of Sutton’s defenses at times. The comment was that far to often, the scheme appears to be blitz, sell out on the run and don’t get beat over the top. Green Bay had really killed them, especially, late in the game with going underneath with quick throws. The Browns’ corners were simply allowing far too much cushion on passes and by the time the wide out caught the pass, he was either at the 1st down marker or just short of it.

  • berttheclock

    Laddie, below you mentioned John Wooden a couple of times. Did you know that he, also, was quoted as saying he had no problem with treating certain of his star players differently than he did with lesser players on his team? At the time, so many pundits kept harping on why coaches should treat every player equally.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Since the beginning of time, this has been the case, starting from Little League all the way up to the pros, he was just stupid enough to say it out loud.

      • berttheclock

        Yeah, “How come Big Lew keeps getting most of the ice cream?”

      • Jeff Morton

        If Tyreke isn’t so damned talented, he doesn’t get a 2nd chance. And so it goes.

    • tm1946

      Different time…. much like the 50s Yankees would not have lasted 2 days with today’s internet…. Should have seen Walton’s “dorm room”…. there once, very nice with hot and cold running cheerleader types.

      • berttheclock

        Ah, the times Pat walked into the “Haze” of off campus UCLA parties. She meant some very big names in there. Wooden, at the time, appeared to not even “know” any of those existed.

        • tm1946

          No idea about any of it…. one visit after a game, one time and this hick wondered around with his mouth open…. after a UCLA win (us losing), no one was feeling any pain or had a paper due the next day.

  • Ron Widman

    And of course as yogi said half the game is talent the other 90% is mental.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Preliminary 2018 NFL salary cap projections of $174.2M to $178.1M are a 4.31% increase on the low end & a 6.65% increase on the high end of the current $167M salary cap. The actual cap increase in recent years has been 8.13%, 7.73%, 8.37% & 7.55%.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) December 13, 2017

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Relative to the Chiefs, the high end will be tough enough, the low end…….scary!

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I would assume at some point that % number HAS to drop, or eventually it becomes unaffordable.

      • Laurels and limitations

        ^this^, the NFL is a finite resource….hence the ever consuming attempt buy the owners to expand. Rome, anyone?

  • berttheclock

    It will be interesting to see what the Pats are going to pay Britt on his projected 2 year contact with them. Dorsey cut him and he passed through waivers. Now, the Browns are on the hook for over $10 M in dead money on the deal. In 2014, Kraft refused to allow Belichick to sign Britt as he was worried about his off field issues. Now, the Pats really need a talller wide out (six three), so, all is forgiven by Kraft.

  • berttheclock

    Heading into the 2017 NFL season, USA Today Sports reported that the teams with the least amount of dead money were the Pats, Seahawks, Broncos, Panthers and Falcons. The Saints had the worst amount of dead money, although, they are currently very much in the hunt. On the other hand, just not having a great deal of dead money has done little good for the Broncos.

    • tm1946

      Now it would be interesting if we could see just how all that cap/dead money works but not sure we are (as a group) smart enough to untangle it…. some teams have no issues, others take years to operate above and below the line… whatever the line is.

      • berttheclock

        I believe Schroeder of the Seahawks got very lucky in his first couple of year with the team. He was able to have top draft choices to stock his team and he did not have to sign FAs to huge contracts to help his team. Plus, he did not have to overpay existing stars an arm and a leg to stay with the team.

        • tm1946

          One great draft can fix a team for years…. one stinkin’ draft…. we always seem to miss the boat by this much. Look at Pitts. still sitting in the glow of the Joe Greene draft…. and kept building on it with an all pro here and there….even NE never did that… all Brady, all day…. only.

        • berttheclock

          Also, one problem Dorsey had was to have the top draft pick in a less than star studded draft for his first draft in rebuilding the team.

          • berttheclock

            Irony is this coming draft class is supposed to be of the 2013 type.

          • tm1946

            Gee, Mr Dillion…. maybe we should trade our last 4 draft picks, skip this draft, and go directly to pre season training?

          • berttheclock

            All of us await Ransom’s thread coming out sometime soon about his thoughts about the upcoming draft.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            I wonder what the Browns are going to give us for Smith?

          • tm1946

            How about a C and CB with starter experience and a expected life span of at least 5 years…. maybe toss in a backup TE just because we are so nice.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Haha….I wonder what we would have to give them to take Harris off our hands?

          • tm1946

            Several Chiefs could be added to sweeten the deal…. IMO, there are not a lot of “do not trade under any circumstance” players on this roster. In fact, not sure that any could not be replaced if the deal was right – as correct, not conservative.

          • berttheclock

            Interesting comments over at the Plain Wrapper concerning who Dorsey should take in the upcoming draft. Several believe he should go after another QBOTF, while, others believe losing Ogbah on the defensive side really hurt the team and their top defensive pick from last year is still learning how to play. So, that side says as the draft may be limited in overall quality, take the best defensive player available. Now, Smith could still be the interim to allow Kizer to learn how to improve his progressions.

          • berttheclock

            Also, as I mentioned yesterday, there is a rumor floating about that the Bills may try to package the 1st round pick they received from KC and put it with their 2019 1st pick to be able to move up to Number 5 in the upcoming draft and take a QBOTF.

          • tm1946

            Would have to really hate Kizer to do that? Not sure the Browns can handle another rebuild on a busted rebuild… Then you have Mr Dorsey…. trade up to 5 and take a S who talking heads predict as immature, troubled but worth a definite #3 round pick.

          • Jeff Morton

            AS11 and 2 first rounders with Kizer learning. Seems like the right direction.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            The Browns owner has made it perfectly clear that Mr. Dorsey’s first assignment is to find a QB.
            Smith is by no means a QBOTF, but who better available to bring that organization back to respectability until they find their Mahomes?
            i’d be surprised if this marriage doesn’t happen.

          • Jeff Morton

            Two 2nd rounders? 🙂

          • tm1946

            Sort of like getting up Christmas morning and finding underwear and handkerchiefs and your cousin has enough junk and candy for a normal family of 4… mean little bastard (it is a cousin so that is ok to say – mostly because he is/was one).

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I would say that Chiefs’ biggest problem is not their dead money, but all the live money they have wrapped up in players who are under-performing their contracts. Potential dead money can be more dangerous than real dead money. It’s not the guy you did cut, but the guy you can’t cut.

  • Whatever motivated them Ransom, it was that “half” that was different. Guys were playing hard AND you could tell that this was different. (until Sutton went prevent). 🙂

  • if you missed it, the Giant’s pulled Damien Mama from the Chiefs PS. The Chiefs then signed LSU UDFA Dillon Gordon who was with the Eagles… they were working him to be an OT. No clue about Gordon’s potential. He was off my radar, nor about how the Chiefs would intend to use him… Mama had shown promise.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Gordon was a big in-line TE for LSU. I liked him as a blocker in the run game. He makes some sense as a ZBS guard or C, but will take time to build his technique up, because he doesn’t have much experience as an OL. High upside, but very raw.

      • berttheclock

        The Eagles even tried him at FB in preseason. But, one other point sticks out about Gordon. Yes, he was a TE in college. But, with the Eagles, his mentor was Jason Peters, the great LOT. Now, if you look back at Peters’ career, he was a TE in college and only switched to learning other offensive positions as a walk on with the Bills. By the time he came to the Eagles, he was a stud LOT.

        • berttheclock

          In addition, there is a similarity between both Peters and Gordon and that is size. Six four and over 320 pounds.

      • who was that TE that blocked, had hands, we hired in 2013? 🙂

        • Laurels and limitations

          Sean McGrath?

          • Fasano. But having McGrath would be cool too. We can use the run game “might”.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I remember Fasano, he got completely screwed on that b.s. call of offensive p.i. vs. the colts. what a snow-job.

    • berttheclock

      Now, who was is who said, “Give me your poor, your outcasts, especially, if they are very BIG guys”?

  • Laurels and limitations

    Chiefs Worked Out 3 Players Including LB Jayrone Elliott https://t.co/2B7H1QRNcT pic.twitter.com/GBDwEF8qUw— NFLTradeRumors.co (@nfltrade_rumors) December 13, 2017

    • Jeff Morton

      Expecting a run?

      • Laurels and limitations

        Lol, I have zero idea what to truly expect in all honesty. I do like that Veach is kicking the tires on PS guys looking for possible fits for team. It shows due-diligence.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        Some of those guys may be homework for reserved free agent signings.

  • Laurels and limitations

    #Chiefs are the only team with two offensive tackles to have played 500+ snaps. 10 total tackles have played 500+ snaps and Mitchell Schwartz has the least amount of pressures allowed (28).— David Thomas (@DTSportsNow) December 13, 2017

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      That’s incredible, I thought he was having a down year. That may exemplify the quality and preparedness of pass rushers vs offensive linemen coming into the NFL.

      • Laurels and limitations

        Dang media is always going gangbusters on stuff. Up’s down, down’s up. etc. etc. But yeah, Schwartz really is having a heck of a year..his contract was one of the better contracts made by Dorsey, imho.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        That and most DC’s know they will have better luck picking on Fishers side…lol

        • Laurels and limitations

          and here we were, sharing happy thoughts and stuff, then you had to interject with facts and stuff, lol.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Whah whahhhhhhh!!!!!!
            That’s the sound after everyone of my posts…lol

          • Laurels and limitations
          • PaulFromNorthMo

            When building a fence, you never want to drop your post on your helpers feet.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Nooooow you tell him.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            That guy Dave that posts every Sunday, I wish there was a way I could make the Debbie downer sound after every one of his posts. I have never seen a more negative guy

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yeah, I bet he’s a blast at parties. I remember having a few good convos with him back at AA….but somewhere, some time, he became bitter.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Understatement

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Well, there is that, but I think Mack spent most of the day on the O right, while Irvin had his fun on the other side.

          • Laurels and limitations

            stooped facts and stuff, lol.

  • Laurels and limitations

    #Chiefs Wednesday injury report:Did not practice: C Mitch MorseFull participation: DE Allen Bailey, DT Bennie Logan, S Eric Murray (upgraded from limited), CB Darrrelle Revis, WR Demarcus Robinson & WR Albert WilsonLimited: LB Tamba Hali, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 13, 2017

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      Well, that’s a good sign.

      • Laurels and limitations

        It is, it is. This is about the time you want your team to be fully healthy, and minus Berry of course, Kc really is.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          I am assuming mental health is not included in that statement?

          • Laurels and limitations

            Hahaha, it takes a lot of being “mental” to go out and bash your head in every week…so nope, mental doesn’t count.

          • Jeff Morton

            I don’t know about the players, but the mental health of this fan is unstable after this roller coaster ride of a season.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Earlier this off-season, during myyyy…..down time, Laddie wrote a piece about “The Chiefs will get to the Super Bowl if…..” or something along that line. I was surprised that no one (not necessarily looking at you) didn’t comment, “the Chiefs will get to the Super Bowl if AS gets dinged late in the season and PM takes over”.
          Now I in no way want or wish for a player to get hurt, I just kinda expected to read it.

          • Laurels and limitations

            That’s not me, and never was my thinking not matter how much I want(ed) to see Mahomes take over. I still think that sitting a year would help him in the long run but I temper that idea with how much improvement he showed in preseason. I’m hoping this kid will turn out to be great, but who really knows, right?

            To put it mildly, I can’t wait for PM2 to take over….and there is still no way that I would have wanted him to start the year but if KC loses one more game, one more, I’m all in.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            I never expected PM to play this year, but I agree, next year should be exciting. I’m just afraid we may need an explosive offense because our D could end up limited.

          • Laurels and limitations

            A decent o-line (I really, really believe that Smith exacerbates the o-line’s deficiencies), Kelce, Hunt, Hill, Conley (I hope), and WIIIIIiiiiiillssssoooooon I have little trouble thinking that the offense will be markedly improved.

            The defense though, geesh, what are we going to do there?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            You and your affinity to that soccer ball (lol). IDK man, get KPL resigned. hope Houston is healthier, find a RCB. We desperately need two OLB’s, with one of them a top pass rusher. And expect Berry to give us a full season. That’s about all.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I’m just mainly joking about the defense: I do think that it’s time for Sutton to move on- but then we have a whole new list of problems- growing pains, right? There’s lots of talent on the defense and the addition of Ragland and KPL have been great.

            Agreed about the RCB, maybe LCB if Peters can’t get his head out of his ass, and just like you said…TWO OLBs. KC is actually set up where they can go defense heavy in the draft..but we’ll see.

          • Jeff Morton

            I’m hoping KC wins next two, is locked into 4 seed and AR sits a lot of the starters. I wouldn’t mind seeing PM2 cut his NFL teeth in Denver.

        • Jeff Morton

          And our #1 RB and #2 WR, but yeah.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I wonder if Ware would have kept the job as #1 RB even if healthy.

          • Jeff Morton

            Good question. It’s nice to think about alternating, but all players need to get into a groove, so I don’t know for sure what a rotation would have looked like.

  • Chiefly Bacon

    Perhaps I’ve missed it, but I still don’t know who took Leon McQuay’s spot on the practice squad.

  • Laurels and limitations

    OG Kaleb Johnson has been signed to the #Chiefs practice squad. He has spent time with the Ravens, Browns and Cardinals. I assume he fills Damien Mama’s spot who signed with the Giants active 53 yesterday.— Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) December 13, 2017

  • Laurels and limitations

    Tyreek Hill (986) & Travis Kelce (945) are both closing in on 1,000-yard seasons.With Kareem Hunt hitting 1,000 yards last week, it would be the first time in #Chiefs history that they had a 1,000-yard rusher & two 1,000-yard receivers in same season.https://t.co/2hWCHQd6e4— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) December 13, 2017

    • PaulFromNorthMo

      And with all that, you would think we could score TD’s more than once every 263 drives.

      • Laurels and limitations

        crazy stats, you can make them prove anything…anything at all, lol.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Actually, I just made up the 263. I was going to use a four digit number but thought that might be an exaggeration.

          • Laurels and limitations

            “under”-exaggeration you mean.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Whah whahhhhhhh!
        Oops, wrong guy…lol. 😀

        • Laurels and limitations

          Nope, you were still right, hehe.

        • PaulFromNorthMo
          • Laurels and limitations

            Lord above, that is sooooooooo bad!!!!

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Hey, I like it. But then again, I’m hearing impaired.

          • Laurels and limitations

            lol, that explains it.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Music isn’t much of a factor in my life. But i do listen to all different types, except rap, I just don’t get that.
            I’m not tone deaf, but I can almost never understand the words to a song. Sometimes that’s fun because I can make up my own lyrics, but on the other hand, you have no idea how disappointing it was to find out the words to Tyler’s ‘Dream on’ were not “sing for the laughter, sing for your beer”.

          • Laurels and limitations

            wait just as damn second…those AREN’T the correct lyrics to “Drink On”?

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            LOL!

          • Laurels and limitations

            here, lets try this one, hehe…

            https://youtu.be/UDz718_HhQI

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

            oh c’mon, ain’t that bad buddy, lol

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            I feel like I have gotten that way though and it sucks. I don’t want to be that guy……..I want to be a koolaide drinking homer…lol

          • Laurels and limitations

            the Kool-Aid is sooooooo gooooood man, so good.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      And all that with a bum for a quarterback…go figure….lol

      • Laurels and limitations

        LMBO, now you gettin’ it!!!!!

  • Laurels and limitations

    Albert Wilson brought the #ToeDragSwag!@Nate13Burleson highlights @iThinkIsee12 on @gmfb pic.twitter.com/Z8WvVNDz6E— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 14, 2017

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Who would have thought that it would be Albert Wilson who makes possibly the best catch I have seen in a decade from any Chief receiver.

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        Kudos to Alex Smith also for throwing that, that is a throw that he doesn’t attempt in previous years.

        • Laurels and limitations

          This I can agree with. It was an awesome throw and expertly placed to where only Wilson could nab it.

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Whether it was trust or desperation is something we will never know. 😀

          • Laurels and limitations

            man, I sure hope it was trust. I really do, plays like this is what coulda, woulda, shoulda keep KC in the hunt.

          • PaulFromNorthMo

            Real good throw, great catch. Blue moons happen!

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          LMBO, now you gettin’ it!!!!!

      • Laurels and limitations

        I think it was Laddie, Bert, Bacon, Leggio, Bert, Merlin, Bert and about a dozen other Berts who never had a single doubt about him. Oh, and the rest of us also, lol.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Hehehe…… on another note, I wished every year could be a contract year for every player on the Chiefs.

          • Laurels and limitations

            that would sure simplify things, lol.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Devon Hester was awesome as a return guy….but just imagine what Hill could have done there if he didn’t have ability as a verifiable WR.

    "I do honestly think I'm the best returner to ever have stepped on the field. I really do."-@D_Hest23 📺: @DeionSanders // 21st & Prime pic.twitter.com/NXY76Ue1Bq— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 14, 2017

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      Hester was a bad man, no question….Hill is the complete package…. it’s not even close in my opinion.
      A viable threat at RB, WR and KR and PR…..Hill is a ban MoFo

      • Laurels and limitations

        Yup, I remember when Chicago would attempt to use Hester as a primary receiver…it never went well. But damn was he ever good at returns.

        • PaulFromNorthMo

          Yep, a one trick pony. I think Hill might be a better receiver than PR.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I agree. I think Hill has great field vision..better than most even..but his 9 pattern on kick returns was getting predictive. Right now, I am getting all giddy thinking what him and Mahomes might do.

            Sorry, not sorry CKAs, lol.

  • Laurels and limitations

    Harrison Butker keeps breaking records! RETWEET to #ProBowlVote @buttkicker7 pic.twitter.com/Np9YIeciwW— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 14, 2017

  • Laurels and limitations

    Baseball, not football, but Duffy has absolutely zero desire to leave KC. Dude is on a very true hometown discount and is still good. I hope KC does him right.

    There is not a city on the entire planet better than Kansas City.— Danny Duffy (@duffkc41) December 14, 2017

  • Delaware Chief

    Wooden Wednesday quote=”Time spent getting even would be better spent getting ahead. Good words to live by

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