Chiefs news for 12 February 2019
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.