Well, it’s one last fling for second and third string players who are hoping to make the roster. The “thought plickens” as they say because the Chiefs new GM is randy for some candy of his own liking and has brought in ILB Reggie Ragland and now offensive lineman Cameron Erving formerly of the Cleveland Brown. It got me thinking… with what little time I have had to do that this week will trying to move from one region of the country to another… with the “another” meaning, Kansas City. Anyway… here’s what my thinker thunk-did: are the Chiefs abandoning the “Build Through The Draft” foundational policy they have espoused to at regular intervals for the better part of 4 and one half years?
I like free agents and trades to acquire players with the best of them but I rememebr back about 12 years ago and the Chiefs went bought a CB named Patrick Surtain in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. It’s not his overall production I am opposed to, it’s his production compared to what they paid for him. He had 4 INTs in 2005 and 47 tackles. Not bad numbers but when you consider that the Chiefs gave up a second round draft choice and then turned around and paid Surtain $50.8M over 7 years… I’m still flabbergasted about that deal.
Now-now Laddie, clam yourself down… the Chiefs only gave up a 4th round pick in 2019 for Reggie Ragland and a 5th round pick in 2018 for Cameron Erving so, it’s not quite the same. Right? Well, hold your horses… or as we like to say in my family, “Hold your Morses”… because it goes a bit against the “Build Through the Draft” Kum-ba-ya number they’ve been chanting for nearly half a decade.
So, if the Chiefs are in earnest about their credo then we should not expect a draft pick to get cut this Saturday at either ILB or on the OL, as a result. That means, both ILB Ukeme Eligwe and Parker Ehinger… should be safe. If not, it’s a departure from the “real truth” they’ve been feeding us and if you’re truly looking for Fake News… that would take the cake… and eat it too… while we’re at the business of mixing metaphors.
My prediction for tonight’s game… the winner will be… the fans. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading the Arrowhead Adventurer’s piece called, “Why You Should Go To A Preseason Game And What You Should Do When You Are There!“… then you’re missing out on both the delight of reading that article and the chance to see some Chiefs football Live and in person.
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