Morning Huddle – Le’Veon Bell, Chris Jones ask ‘What if?’

 58 replies

Chiefs news for 7 March 2019

Embed from Getty Images

This QB trait is enticing NFL GMs to take a gamble more than ever | Yahoo! Sports

Some time during the fall, right around the midway point of the season, Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach looked down at his cellphone when he saw a text from his mentor that makes him grin to this day.

“You’ve changed the future of the organization with this kid,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid wrote to Veach.

The kid was quarterback 
Patrick Mahomes, who was in the midst of the best second season by an NFL quarterback in 35 years, one in which he’d go on to lead the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and the AFC championship game.

Chiefs could decide soon on status of Eric Berry for 2019 season | 247 Sports

“(Berry is) a name that could be thrown into this (group of free agents),” Palmer said. “…His name is going to be up at Arrowhead Stadium. He’s one of the greatest Chiefs of all time. He’s at one time the most popular person in the entire city. But could they be moving on from Eric Berry? First let’s look at the health aspect of it. He’s played in just roughly about four games over the last two seasons when he was the highest-paid safety in football. Now, they believe he will not need surgery on that heel that bothered him throughout the entire season and they believe that he would be ready for offseason workouts, but are those offseason workouts going to be in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform? That’s yet to be determined. Over seven million more dollars are going to be guaranteed on his salary come next week, so is this something to where (defensive coordinator) Steve Spagnuolo and his defensive staff now are going over that self-scouting portion of things, over every aspect of this Chiefs defense, about what they want to do. And look, Amari Watts could play a part in this as well. He’s a young safety that they have very high expectations for in Kansas City. So this could be the end possibly. We’ll find out I think soon if Eric Berry is going to be done with the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Le’Veon Bell, Chris Jones ask ‘What if?’ | 247 Sports

On the other hand, former Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor, who is now with Yahoo Sports, wrote in December about the unlikelihood of the Chiefs pursuing Bell, then reiterated that stance after the above report went public. The Chiefs might not be willing to spend the type of money Bell will be looking for, and as Paylor noted in his December article, he has a couple off-field marijuana-related incidents under his belt that may or may not be of concern. 

Kansas City Chiefs may not be able to bring back Spence Ware | Clutch Points

Ware has largely served as a complementary option in Kansas City’s backfield thus far in his career. He was able to etch out a role for himself in the Chiefs’ offense thanks to his versatile skill-set as both a runner and receiver. Despite his recent struggles with injuries, it appears his prospects bode well on the market. This brings up a bit of a dilemma for Kansas City. They have recently invested in their receiving corps in an attempt to give quarterback Patrick Mahomes as many weapons as possible to throw it to. Despite the combined star power of wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs still lack depth behind them.

An argument against trading LB Dee Ford | Chiefs Wire

Despite the fact that they were ranked that poorly, the group still led the league in sacks with 52. I believe the Chiefs can lose Houston or Ford and still improve defensively while also keeping their sack numbers up. But they can only lose one, not both. Removing both players would take 21 sacks from 2018 off the roster.

Setting the Market for the NFL’s Five Most Interesting Free Agent Position Groups | The Ringer

One of those alternatives could involve swinging a trade for one of the two pass rushers currently under contract with the Chiefs. Earlier this week, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Kansas City could be willing to part with Ford for the reasonable price of a second-round pick. The 28-year-old had a career year last season: He piled up 77 pressures—the highest total in the league among edge rushers, according to Pro Football Focus—and had almost as many sacks (13) as he did in his first four seasons combined (17.5). That outlier year has made Kansas City hesitant about handing him a long-term deal, which is why another team could land him for reasonable price. A cheaper option, though, would be Ford’s teammate Justin Houston, who’s currently on the trade block and will likely be released if Kansas City can’t find a proper trade partner. Houston is set to earn a base salary in 2019 of $15.3 million, which will make him hard to deal. If he is released, an interested team could probably secure his services for less on a per-year basis than a younger player like Fowler, while also not adversely affecting that team’s compensatory pick formula for 2020.

2019 NFL free agency: Safeties no longer forgotten, the rise of the slot receiver and more insider notes | CBS Sports

Someone is going to hit a home run with Spencer Ware. He is being overlooked by the media, but is dynamic with the ball in his hands and catches everything thrown to him. His market will out-price the Chiefs … At this point I would be very surprised if the Chiefs moved on from Eric Berry. They haven’t given any indications to that end, and the cap hit it would require after waiting for him to finally get healthy again on a team that is Super Bowl Now mode wouldn’t make much sense (also, at a time with prices soaring on a loaded safety market) … A number of teams like Cordarrelle Patterson, who would make sense for the Steelers, among others (especially with Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown about to be gone from Pittsburgh in successive years).

Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

“Per sources”

58
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
9 Comment threads
49 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
24 Comment authors
upamtnTarkusBoJesttsv0728BuckeyeMike Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
BoJest
BoJest

Here’s a question: What’s the thought on Bailey? There is all the talk about cut this one or that to free up money but no talk on Bailey. He’s a FA this year but I have heard no rumors as to which way anyone thinks it will go. Getting re-signed? Letting him walk??

Tarkus

Pretty sure he’ll be out of the Chiefs’ price range (for his value).

Chiefsfan115
Chiefsfan115

Am I the only one troubled Andy Reid waited until the middle of the season to send that text to Brett Veach? Reid didn’t know when they drafted Patrick Mahomes, or during his rookie season at some point Mahomes was going to change the Chiefs franchise?

BuckeyeMike
BuckeyeMike

Practice doesn’t always apply to actual game play. I’m sure Reid was excited but after a half season he could see where the future was going. There was always a risk is trading Alex. Reid knew Mahomes was the better option, he just didn’t expect MVP first year as starter numbers.

irafreak
irafreak

I really hope it wasn’t the chiefs who were offering a 1st for Collins last year…

KCChef
KCChef

The Gents went from a 1st Rnd Draft Pick This Year to a Possible 3rd rnd Compensatory Pick Next Year for Collins … & THAT’s Why We Have the Beef On The Block That We Do … & Sacrifice a baby goat to the Gods that We Don’t have Gettleman as our GM … : )

El_Duque86
El_Duque86

he did get the panthers to the superbowl. more than any of our GMs have done.

Leaf
Leaf

A first for a good SB run? How is that not worth it?

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

It says it was for THIS year’s deadline. Am I reading that right? Why wouldn’t NY take that deal vs releasing him?

Leaf
Leaf

In hindsight it was a really dumb move. Maybe they thought they could get more, or sign him long term. Who knows what the hell they were thinking. Oh wait they still have Eli as their QB. They aren’t thinking at all.

Anthony Stratton

Its got to be completely bogus. If there was an offer for a 1st (and for some ignorant reason they didn’t take it) there is absolutely no reason they’d let him walk now…

tsv0728
tsv0728

Must have meant last year..only thing that makes sense

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

In a world with no salary cap, I’d take a flyer on Bell, but he better shape the hell up and start thinking team first.

Of course, I’d also keep Ford, Houston and EB then go out and get Collins, Thomas amd Ramsey.

To be a billionaire with no rules would be nice for a time.

CHIEFSandSABRES

If anyone has a spare 20 minutes today, and you haven’t checked out American Battlefield Trust on Youtube, check it out. They have pretty cool breakdowns of almost every major battle in the Civil War and Revolutionary War. Also I know of a website if anyone is interested where these people literally help you track your ancestry to see if anyone from your family had fought in the Civil War. They have compiled everything, it’s pretty cool. Let me know if you want the website address.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

What’s the address?

CHIEFSandSABRES

Civilwartalk.com

Anthony Stratton

Pretty busy and fun day lined up at AG. If you ever wanted to battle head to head with the AG writers, today you get your chance!

CHIEFSandSABRES

I like battles.

Anthony Stratton

Soon. Soon.

Dave B.
Dave B.

Rap battles?

CHIEFSandSABRES

Iron chef battles.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

Virtual thumb wrestling tournament?

ChiefArrowhead
ChiefArrowhead

Only if I qualify for AG’s workmans comp. Then I’m in… I’ll take bbq for payment Tony.

Anthony Stratton

Seems fair.

upamtn

*perk* did someone say BBQ?

Dave

You don’t want that punishment

zulu trader
zulu trader

bikini girls mud wrestling

upamtn

jello wrestling … much fruitier

Tyrone
Tyrone

My issue with the Chris Jones Left Bell thing:

If your favourite team had a really good defensive lineman who is due for a possibly massive contract extension, who is the last player in the league you would want him hanging out with and possibly getting advice from?

Would it be a guy who just sat out an entire season to make a point about not liking his contract situation when he was due to earn something like $14.5 million that year?

Anthony Stratton

Oof. Hadn’t thought of that angle

Team Player
Team Player

Actually it may turn out well. If bell gets 6 years 30m, then Jones will be more likely to sign a team friendly extension

Kurdish_chief
Kurdish_chief

Breaking news: there’s more to life than just football.

They’re just hanging out together. Nothing more, nothing less.

& bell sat out because the steelers tagged him back to back years and were going to run him to the ground with 400 touches this yr.

starry1
starry1

I agree.

starry1
starry1

I’m not worried about that. CJ seems pretty level-headed under all that jocularity.

tsv0728
tsv0728

I think Lev just proved to the league that sitting out a year is just squandering a year of a very limited career span. He absolutely cost himself millions of dollars. Maybe he is the right guy to be hanging out with, assuming he has accepted that reality.

Tyrone
Tyrone

What the hell is going on with Justin Houston’s ass in that tweet above? It looks like a giant camel toe. Yes I know I’m the weird one for looking at it.

Anthony Stratton

Too much ass for 1 jock strap to handle.

And your no longer weird, because now everyone everyone is looking.

starry1
starry1

I’m certainly always looking.

Anthony Stratton

Better believe we know that!

upamtn

bunch o’ sickos …

… no wonder I fit in so well

Dave B.
Dave B.

I think that’s what’s referred to as “10lbs of shit in a 5lb sack”…

Team Player
Team Player

Good morning! More rumors and hawt takes than news today. 🤪

backbone313
backbone313

One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure

Just ask Was after trading for Smith… scratch that. Their fan base had it right.

Cutting all world talent for hopeful draft picks to develop or change of scenery FA.

Tis the offseason.

Team Player
Team Player

Yeah. I’m not complaining, just describing what I see. I certainly wouldn’t ask Sporting to channel his inner Matt Verderame and invent news.

Anthony Stratton

This time of year all the news is rumors and hawt taeks TBH