Morning Huddle – Spags Starting To Fill Defensive Staff

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Chiefs news for 8 February 2019

Breaking News:

Report: Chiefs to hire David Merritt as secondary coach | Chiefs Wire

The Chiefs are hiring former Jaguars assistant DL coach David Merritt as their defensive backs coach, per source. He previously worked with new DC Steve Spagnuolo.

Spagnuolo eval will help decide Chiefs future of Justin Houston | 247Sports

At the moment, Spagnuolo is in the process of evaluating the defensive personnel, and then from there meetings will take place to decide the course of action the team will take on Houston and other players.

Contextualizing Mahomes: How did Chiefs QB’s grades stack up vs. Brees, Brady and even 2011 Aaron Rodgers? | The Athletic

A QB review by the one and only Seth Keysor. Behind a paywall.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach leaves door open for a Kareem Hunt return |Chiefs Wire

Veach iterated that he never speaks in absolutes, so there wasn’t a yes or no to this question about Hunt. He did claim there is a possibility that a scenario arises where Hunt could return but likened it to “being on the back burner.” There is a lot that Hunt needs to do to prove that he deserves another chance.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach seeks to curtail Patrick Mahomes’ basketball games | KC Star

“As soon as I saw it, it probably took me about 2 seconds to call his agent and tell him that was a big no-no,” Veach told Soren Petro of WHB (810 AM) on Thursday.

Kansas City Chiefs draft wish list: David Montgomery, Iowa State, running back | Arrowhead Addict

Montgomery is a talented running back that I believe is flying a little bit under the radar. He does not possess incredible speed or great power, but he has a nice balance of both. The last time the Chiefs drafted a running back in the first three rounds, the pick was Kareem Hunt out of Toledo. If not for off the field issues, Hunt would still be on the team and likely signing an extension during the offseason.

Chiefs consider contracts of Ford, Houston, Berry, Hill, Jones: Who stays, who goes? | KC Star

Franchising Ford would cost the Chiefs about $16 million in 2019 — such an arrangement would mean they’d pay him a one-year contract worth an average of the top five salaries for players at his position — and Ford said after the season he’d welcome the designation. Houston, who carries a $21.1 million cap hit for 2019, could be asked to restructure his current deal, but those discussions have not yet occurred.

How the Kansas City Chiefs can improve the fan experience at Arrowhead Stadium | Arrowhead Addict

Let’s start with the worst offender of them all: parking. The parking situation at Arrowhead is frankly terrible. The system ensures that you are stuck in long lines all while having forked over a small fortune simply to park. I’m not kidding when I say that my tickets to the game cost less than parking. That is not okay.

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