Morning Huddle – Very Short Man Declares For NFL Draft

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Chiefs news for 12 February 2019

Former Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt signed by Cleveland Browns | KMBC

Former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt in Kansas City, and now he’s gambling again at the Browns’ general manager. Dorsey said he has a good understanding of the situation. “There were two important factors: one is that Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly, he is undergoing and is committed to necessary professional treatment and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”

Here is what Browns, Chiefs fans are saying about Cleveland signing Kareem Hunt | KC Star

A suspension is likely in Hunt’s future, but it’s clear that Cleveland is willing to risk that. Fans in Cleveland and Kansas City spoke out on Twitter about the signing.

Kyler Murray’s decision to play football could help Chiefs | Chiefs Wire

There’s a camp that believes that Murray is the top quarterback prospect in the draft this season. That means he’ll be selected well before the Chiefs are on the clock. They don’t need a quarterback anymore, but plenty of other teams are still searching for their guy. Having another offensive player selected in the 28 picks before the Chiefs’ only raises the chance that a stud defender will be available at pick No. 29.

Former Chiefs star Tamba Hali says neighbors shun him because of color of his skin | KC Star

Hali, the former Chiefs linebacker, is continuing his music career and hinted on social mediathat he would be open to returning to Kansas City as a coach. As for life in Johnson County, well, Hali doesn’t seem content. On Sunday, Hali tweeted about his dealings with some of his neighbors, indicating that relations haven’t been pleasant and that he believes the reason is because he is black.

The Kansas City Chiefs are figuring their defensive staff out in real time | Arrowhead Addict

Yet in the case of replacing Bob Sutton, the Chiefs are clearly flying without a plan—or at least a long-term one. That doesn’t mean they didn’t have options on the board. It also doesn’t mean the team is inept or irresponsible. It simply means that they chose to work out this plan in real time.

Report sheds light on Chiefs Week 1 game, other scheduling items | 247Sports

“My guess is that the NFL picks the Giants (to play the Patriots in Week 1) over the Steelers because the NFC’s schedule is much stronger than the AFC’s this year, and the league will want to save AFC games for later in the season,” wrote Ourand. “The NFL seems likely to want to schedule the high-profile Patriots-Chiefs game for later in the season.”

Former Chiefs DC Bob Sutton hired by Falcons for game management role | Falcons Wire

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they’re hiring former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Apparently, he will be taking on what they’re calling a “senior assistant” role, which will be about game and clock management.

Why Brendan Daly could put the Kansas City Chiefs on top of the AFC | Arrowhead Addict

The Chiefs were this close to surpassing the New England Patriots as the best team in the AFC last season. The Patriots still own that title until the Chiefs can take it from them. Here’s to hoping that the addition of Brendan Daly may be one of the moves that helps that happen and get the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in a very long time.

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Call this the Mahomes Effect. Caveats here 1) I love Kyler Murray and 2) I think he’s good enough despite his size.

No announcer would have said this before the success Mahomes has had in the NFL. Classic.

RDD India
RDD India

Vinny Curry released. Since TB is switching over to 34 from 43, can we trade few for many from TB?

Anthony Stratton

I mean…who would you want?

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Gerald McCoy is pretty good. Too much $$$ though.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Will be interesting to see what happens with him.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Tough luck for Demaryius Thomas. Just got cut by the Texans after tearing his Achilles in week 16. Texans traded a 4th rounder for half a season. Saves them $14M with 0 dead cap. At 31, he’s pretty much done now.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Anthony Stratton

Damn, thats unfortunate for him. Some team will get him for a steal tho…

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Maybe us? 🙂

Anthony Stratton

Shhhh….we don’t want the other teams to know we might be drafting defensive players.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Probably trading up for a RB in round 1. NBD.

Mitko
Mitko

You misspelled WR

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Not sure which would piss me off more. Probably RB.

Anthony Stratton

Not QB?

Mitko
Mitko

Out of the 3 DBs I’ve reviewed so far, Amani Oruwariye maybe my favorite

Yoshii
Yoshii

we could draft a whole defense from the AAF…and upgrade every position…

Tarkus

Only if we get to play against shitty AAF offenses.

Mitko
Mitko

We do play Denver and Not Oakland twice.

Tarkus

RDD India
RDD India

Expected to reach an agreement? I was told it’s a done deal. Smh. But I am glad he is a chief now.

Tarkus

It won’t be official until one of our linebackers makes a tackle.

RDD India
RDD India

Hah! I would like that. 👍👍😁

Leaf
Leaf

So essentially UK blocked house so they could extort more money out of KC.

RDD India
RDD India

150k to ‘Better Luck Next time KY jelly’ fund.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

The played their lotto #’s right….big winners!

SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief

House coming to KC after all. We can all like KY again!

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Nah, they can still suck it.

Maw423
Maw423

HOUSE TO KC! HOUSE TO KC!

BoJest
BoJest

Both AA and AP are reporting the Matt House WILL be coming to the Chiefs. One of the reports stated the hang-up was the Chiefs didn’t want to pay the $150,000 buy-out of the contract. Who knows? Not holding my breathe until it’s official but hope it is.

Anthony Stratton

Its not official until AG reports it.

My sources say it was a lover’s spat, both both parties decided to make up before Valentines day.

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

some interesting comments on ESPN radio this morning by Sarah Spain.

Chiefs did the right thing by releasing Hunt. But they got penalized for doing the right thing. Browns did the opportune thing and signed Hunt, knowing fully well that this is a gamble. More and more teams will see that way down the road. Will that prevent teams from doing the right thing like the Chiefs did?

NFL is the ultimate anything to gain an edge league. Should there be a rule that no team can sign a player until NFL finishes investigating that player? like the Reuben Foster case, now the Hunt case is benefiting a team that took the most gamble.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

The only one who got screwed was the Chiefs. Not Hunt or Dorsey. Hunt did something bad = 31 other teams can have him. That makes 0 sense.

It should be something like:
If a player is release due to conduct detrimental to the team or other disciplinary actions, then that team retains his rights though the remaining years of the terminated contract.
Any other team is free to sign said player under a 2nd round tender within that time frame.

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

this sounds fair tbh.

they could also make a rule that any player on the commissioners exemption list cannot be signed by another team.

Mitko
Mitko

Just be noticed the Me Time Mondays article has 69 comments…… Nice

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

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Anthony Stratton

Intentional. I was about to post another reply this morning, then noticed that, and decided to leave it.

Mitko
Mitko

Same

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Same.

Tarkus

Different.

MasterChief
MasterChief

I have done that as well.

CHIEFSandSABRES

The whole Tamba story has me feeling sideways. I live on a military base, in a cul de sac, and I’m that type of neighbor who waves, has the kids running up and down the street (Albuquerque is a hell hole for violence and crime but on base it’s wonderful) playing street hockey, we BBQ in the front and play cornhole. Well on this particular cul de sac we have 2 other families that are Chiefs fans. Both are from Kansas. Our neighbors directly across are Colts fans, we all converse and mutually have fun. That being said, there are for certain 2 families here that go out of their way to NOT wave, not look, and generally get frustrated by the kids being in the road playing. I’ve tried waving, the kids are trained that the moment a car enters the neighborhood to hit the curb, and there is always adult supervision. I can’t say that what Tamba is feeling and going through isn’t racism, but honestly some people just want to be left alone. I hate he feels that way, and that people checked his vehicles for registration. Some comments on the article mention HOA. Does anyone who lives up there know for certain where he lives?

Anthony Stratton

I’m not certain where he lives, but going out on a limb…as a multi-millionaire I imagine he lives in an uppity neighborhood full of silver spoon high society types. I doubt most of them don’t wave because of his race, I don’t imagine they would wave to me either, or probably even to the other white people in the neighborhood.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Yeah that’s what I gathered from the story, probably rich snobs. If it is truly racism it’s a shame, but what’s going to change them? Being called out on Twitter? I guess I just don’t get what Tamba was trying to accomplish by this. Calling people out? Is he going to make a difference? Is some KC Star reporter going to knock on someone doors and ask “do you not wave at Tamba because you are a racist?” Should I go bang on the 2 families door here in this neighborhood and ask why they don’t wave back to me?

BDChiefsFan
BDChiefsFan

raise awareness. shining a spotlight. these issues wont go away even if we stay silent.

Leaf
Leaf

If it’s because they are rich snobs, bringing awareness isn’t going to do shit because they don’t give a fuck about anyone but themselves.

Mitko
Mitko

Unfortunately there’s a lot of racism left in this country too… So could be both.

RDD India
RDD India

Interesting thing is- Why get the registrations checked?

CHIEFSandSABRES

HOA are like that man. Rich folks, got lots of rich people things. They form these committees and police their neighborhoods like the Waffen SS. Did they single him out? Or did they check everyone’s? He could have a lawsuit if they just singled him out. I’m not saying it’s NOT racism, but these HOA’s, some of them are downright ruthless.

Anthony Stratton

I dunno. I find it more interesting that a millionaire doesn’t register his fuggin car, then complains when he gets turned in.

Maybe he has a really loud stereo system in it, and drives through the neighborhood late at night blaring the tunes on his way home, so the neighbors are being spiteful.

Or maybe they’re racist.

Hard to say, other than there’s def more possibilities than just the 1.

Leaf
Leaf

I can promise you that the car issue had absolutely nothing to do with race. Those type of housing communities have a “mafia” that get all huffy when things aren’t perfect and go around looking for people they can call out.

hmills110
hmills110

Yes. HOAa are precursors to Social Justice Warriors. Same type. Just want to drag people down for real or made-up bullshit. It’s the closest thing to joy they have in their lives.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Agree 100% Are my neighbors racist towards me and the other families because they don’t wave?

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Quite honestly, people are more guarded and aren’t as friendly as they used to be. Chalk it up to social media and media fear mongering. (though racism is alive and well, unfortunately)

hmills110
hmills110

Nah. That trend was well underway, long ago. I think it’s because government does all the things that you used to just do for your neighbors, naturally. We’ve lost that. We’ve lost most of what used to be “family.” And “community” now means you found a friend in India who agrees with you on something.

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

Urbanization. Definitely some truth to that.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Good take.

Warpath
Warpath

Some of those high society types out in sunny SOJO don’t even like themselves.

Leaf
Leaf

This was what I was going to say. While not a millionaire neighborhood, I’ve lived in neighborhoods where I’ve been treated very similarly. And my skin is as pasty as it gets. I’m not saying he isn’t being treated as such because of his race. Just saying that it’s not necessarily the case.

SkyArrow
SkyArrow

@CHIEFSandSABRES

Off topic, but I found it interesting that you dont have a very high opinion of ABQ. My wide and I spent a few days there on our wedding trip and we LOVED it. We were also surprised to run into so many KC area people that have relocated there. Maybe it was nice for us because we were in the touristy areas?

I just always thought of ABQ as the kind of place I’d like to live, but sounds like there is a side of it I dont really know about.

CHIEFSandSABRES

There are many great touristy things to do. My parents come in from Missouri every so often to see the grandkids, and we’ve done the Tram, Old Town, everything. That being said, there is a hardcore underground crime thing going on here. I’ve lived tons of places, and Albuquerque has the most poverty I’ve been around. I’ve got school aged children, and thankfully they go on base, because Albuquerque Public Schools are terrible. (The base school is technically APS but structured differently) Some of the school districts outside ABQ are decent. Many people love balloon fiesta, and the other stuff that goes on around here, but again it’s touristy, once a year stuff. Some of our friends enjoy the desert lifestyle, it’s just not for my wife and I. We’d rather be in the woods, or by a lake. There are tons of Chiefs fans here though.

Anthony Stratton

I wouldn’t call your wife that so close to Valentines…

“My wide and I spent a few days there on our wedding trip and we LOVED it. “

SkyArrow
SkyArrow

Oh man…

I fat-fingered my way into the dog house on that one huh?

Anthony Stratton

Doubled down with an innuendo-laced response too…

SkyArrow
SkyArrow

Go big or go home

Speaking of, anybody have a couch I can crash on for a few days?

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Having just read his tweets (pretty cringeworthy) I loved Hali for his work ethic, not necessarily his smarts. Such a leap of logic to just jump right into ‘well clearly it’s because I’m black.” Is it not racist to assume white people are all racist at the first sign of rudeness? There’s no other possible explanation?

chief_curmudgeon
chief_curmudgeon

We can make this into an exercise in logic, just for sh*ts.

1) Tamba’s car is not registered
2) Tamba got in trouble
3) Tamba is black
4) Racists don’t like blacks
5) Racists don’t like Tamba (3 & 4)

Tamba’s conclusion) 5 implies 2
Notice how #1 never factored in?
SMH.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Exactly. That is why after reading that this morning I wanted to ask on here. It just seems somewhat, I don’t know, like I originally said I feel sideways about it. I honestly love Tamba, shook his hand in San Diego in 2017, but those Tweets I just can’t get behind them. He mentions he feels alone or unwanted again. I mean its a pretty rough comparison between some uppity HOA (speculation on my part) and some effin wartorn neighborhood in Liberia where tanks are cruising and AK’s chirping off intermittently.
I chalked up the neighbors here on my street that don’t wave back as people who just might,
a) be annoyed my kids are dicking around in the street
b) just want to be left alone

Mitko
Mitko

Just watched all the teams’ longest play of the season. None were against the Chiefs.
Why go for the big play when you can grab 10 yards at a clip?

RDD India
RDD India

Hah! Bob’s with Falcons now.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong

Ok, in the picture of the NFL draft prospects, the guy on the far left looks like the Hulk. Seriously. Who is that behemoth, and can we sign him?

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

I don’t expect Pat to top 5k yards and 50 TDs. Assuming our defense improves, we should see less shootouts, overall lower scoring games, less attempts by Pat, and more rush attempts/yds.

RDD India
RDD India

I personally think with all my homerism 5k and another 50 TDs is real possibility. I mean whole cast is coming back except Hunt. And Hunt/ Possible slow start to catching RB would mean more TDs for PMII. Here’s one more curveball- Kelvin Benjamin will also be there to share few TDs.

ChiefArrowhead
ChiefArrowhead

I think you missed his point though. A better defense should theoretically bring down our scoring average as well. The offense will still have the fire power, just hopefully not the need and have the ability to run\quick throw the clock out.

RDD India
RDD India

Can we have some blowouts pls? Esp against SD, Denver, raiders, patriots ? I’m hoping he scores 5 TDs in each of those 7 games. Hey it’s all homerism.

TNCHIEFS
TNCHIEFS

You’re probably right, but I’d like to see the Chiefs field a decent defense and then proceed to CRUSH every opponent into powder with their outlandish offense

Yoshii
Yoshii

hail to chief tony…

Anthony Stratton

Last time someone said that they tried to feed me to a volcano…

Mitko
Mitko

I knew you were a virgin!
I bet your kid is just made up too

RDD India
RDD India

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Anthony Stratton

Me having just 1 kid is definitely fake news.

Anthony Stratton

Drug test incoming for Metcalf…anyone remember Vernon Gholston? Same thing, right before the draft all this hype over how ripped he was…next thing you know he’s a draft bust who can’t cut it without the roids…

RDD India
RDD India

Fuck Michael Lombardi. Dorsey did right by giving second chance to Hunt. Now hope Hunt proves himself.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

I’d rather have a GM who cares about winning than character.

Let Goodell worry about character.

Mitko
Mitko

So you’d be cool signing another Belcher or Hernandez? ( Not comparing those to Hunt. Just saying if character issues don’t matter)

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

Not sure those are good examples. Dead guys don’t help you much on the field. Poor decision to give them long term deals at this point.

I’m fine with giving guys like, Tyreek, Mixon or Hunt a second chance though.

Mitko
Mitko

There were plenty of red flags with Hernandez the Pats ignored. My question is would you want your GM to pick up a player with those red flags?
People change and deserve 2nd chances. But changing your attitude and who you are takes time, most of the time years. You don’t wake up one morning a different person.
I don’t believe Kareem had grown or changed at all. I would have had more respect for the guy if he has said, I’m taking the year off to better myself as a human being and not signing with anyone until 2020.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

As far as Hernandez, it’s not a question of morals. It’s a question of can he keep himself out of trouble and on the field. He was a 4th rd pick, for context Tyreek was a 5th. Talentwise they probably both should have been drafted higher.

So to answer your question, yes I would have drafted Hernandez in the 4th as long as I thought he could keep his shit together on the field and in the locker room.