Morning Huddle – Chiefs players recruiting Le’Veon Bell and Eric Weddle on social media

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Tweet suggests the Chiefs may have interest in Antonio Brown | 247 Sports

The Chiefs do seem likely to add a receiver at some point this offseason, but it’ll likely be one of the lower-cost variety to play some slot and build up the depth behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. Meanwhile, the Steelers may be stuck trying to accept less than they want for Brown with the market apparently drying up. With Brown having a $2.5 million roster bonus due on March 17, his new destination should be known soon — if the Steelers even decide to trade him at all. 

Chiefs sign free agent strong safety | The Kansas City Star

Instead, the Chiefs have added Harold Jones-Quartey, who last played for the Bears in 2016. Jones-Quartey, a product of Division-II Findlay, originally signed with Arizona as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Jones-Quartey was claimed off waivers by the Bears in 2015 and had two somewhat productive seasons. He grabbed an interception in each season and finished with 103 tackles. He also had a forced fumble.

Kansas City Chiefs avoid quarterback disaster in 2013 NFL Draft | KC Kingdom

As we all know, the Chiefs went with Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan as their number one selection. No one was jumping for joy over an offensive tackle being the first pick, but Fisher is still with the Chiefs to this day and made it to his first Pro Bowl this past season. It hasn’t always been pretty, but most would agree that given the other prospects that year, Kansas City made the right choice by drafting Fisher.

It is worth wondering, however, if the Chiefs hadn’t traded for 
Alex Smith a few months prior to the draft, if they’d have reached on a quarterback with that number one overall pick. Honestly, they probably traded for Smith BECAUSE of how bad the quarterback class was that year, but let’s say they hadn’t acquired Smith.

Chiefs players recruiting Le’Veon Bell and Eric Weddle on social media | Chiefs Wire

Hill is shooting his shot and trying to get Eric Weddle to join the Chiefs. Weddle formerly played for the San Diego Chargers (now Los Angeles) and was pretty disgruntled when he left there. So he’d probably like an opportunity to play against his old team. The 34-year-old likely won’t break the bank either.

Nick Jacobs weighs in on which free-agent edge rushers Chiefs should target | KSHB 41

Shane Ray, Denver Broncos
Age (2019 season): 26 — Height: 6-3 — Weight: 245
Blessed with an advanced pass-rush arsenal — a great spin move, dip-and-rip, and good bend around the edge — Ray also is a good run defender and has great reaction time at diagnosing the play and attacking the ball carrier. He gives high effort in both phases of the defense and crashes down the line of scrimmage to blow up the backside cutbacks.
The Kansas City, Missouri, native is a sure tackler and is really good at games and loops in the pass rush with his speed. He projects as a Leo, or weakside edge rusher, in the Chiefs’ new scheme.

The one reason Le’Veon Bell might work for the Kansas City Chiefs | Arrowhead Addict

Maybe the same mindset would carry over into free agency. If the Chiefs can’t offer as much as another franchise like the New York Jets, would that be okay? If any player might accept less to play where he wants, would it not be a player who’s already sat out a full year? Bell does what he wants to do. If he says he wants to play for the Chiefs, who’s going to stop him?

Should Chiefs sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in his return to NFL? | Chiefs Wire

Rodgers-Cromartie has a history with head coach Andy Reid, new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach David Merritt. Rodgers-Cromartie played under Reid in Philadelphia and Spagnuolo and Merritt in New York. Familiarity seems to be the modus operandi of the new defensive coaching staff. Spagnuolo brought in a staff that has a history of success that all previously worked with him as a player or coach. Why wouldn’t the Chiefs seek to bring in some players who offer that same level of familiarity?

NFL free-agency predictions: Matching teams with the top 50 players | The Athletic

Cameron Wake: Kansas City Chiefs

We’ll see what the Chiefs do with Dee Ford and Justin Houston as they transition to a new scheme under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. But Andy Reid views defensive end as a premium position, and even though Wake is 37, he can still get after the quarterback. He has produced a sack or QB hit on 9.63 percent of his pass-rush opportunities over the last two seasons. That’s the second-best mark among any of the defensive players in this year’s class.

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief

So much for Weddle. Dammit.

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

Its all good, we got Jones-Quartey! lol

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

Ya but look at what all that bringing in good players has done for rams….wait

4thQtrMagic
4thQtrMagic

If AB were to not get traded, and provide some more cancer to a deserving team? I would be cool with that! F U Pittsburgh!!!!

wustl_chiefs_fan

Saw this comment by omegaoutlier on Buffalo Rumblings and it shows just how crazy Brown is. How can you be 30 and still be such a drama queen? • Brown took to Instagram to publicly call out his girlfriend and mother of his children for not taking care of her children from a previous relationship. • Brown skipped most of OTAs after he saw Roethlisberger wasn’t there. Roethlisberger later admitted he had a pre-planned family vacation during the optional practices. • Brown slammed the media on the first day of mandatory minicamp, appearing to question why he plays, saying, “Am I playing football to make a lot of money or am I playing football to take care of my family?” Brown continued, saying the media puts pressure on him and that he is unable to go out in public because of it. • Brown showed up in a helicopter to training camp. • Brown disappeared for a week during training camp. Mike Tomlin claimed that he had been sent to Pittsburgh for medical tests, but Brown was filmed in a pool in Miami. • Brown reportedly called Bouchette a “racist” after Bouchette tweeted that Brown was limping at training camp. He then called Bouchette a “clown” on Twitter. Reportedly, Brown apologized to Bouchette. • Brown showed up more than four hours late to an event at Children’s Hospital, offering no explanation as to why he was so late. • Brown makes a joke in a GQ article about cheating on… Read more »

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat

Would never want this guy anywhere close to the Chiefs. Can you imagine what he would have said about the defense last year and how that would have affected the locker room?

irafreak
irafreak

Wow. I was gonna say I hope the bills get him so the Patriots have to work a little fir their playoff spot but he sounds like a team killer. Let’s send him to the chargers…Broncos fans deserve him too.

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

What he would of made em worse? We needed somebody on the team to call Sutton a dumb fuck last year.

MasterChief
MasterChief

Go get him, Raiders!

upamtn

Brown: DO NOT WANT

zulu trader
zulu trader

nice to be above freezing this morning

hatcreekcattlecmpny
hatcreekcattlecmpny

weddle on a 1 or 2 year deal sounds pretty sweet

starry1
starry1

I very much agree. Guy still has some boom to deliver.

upamtn

rather have Shane Ray, but that’s just me …

workingmansdead

Congratulations AB, you played yourself.

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

I dunno. i think he thought big ben was the diva. Im betting you get him around a true team atmosphere and he comes around with the quickness. Nobody wants to play in Buffalo, but i can see him doing his time well.

workingmansdead

It’s gonna be ugly.

hatcreekcattlecmpny
hatcreekcattlecmpny

i really wanted to see AB in buffalo going beserk after allen overthrows him by 10 yards again

ChiefArrowhead
ChiefArrowhead

I was told by my father to “think twice about what you say, because you can’t take it back.” And that was before social media. This guy needs someone to be over his shoulder at all times but is to arrogant to realize it. Brown didn’t even build the bridges before he burned them, and now he’s sitting on a steamy pile with no way off.

workingmansdead

Yeah, I think we all learn some of those lessons the hard way. But he’s getting old enough to know better, IMO.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

I wouldn’t mind having Weddle for the last year or two hes in the league to teach Watts, but overall I’d rather get younger on defense. Hoping we can find a good, team friendly deal for Collins.

Also, still hoping for a hail mary landing for Ramsey. I think Hill and Ramsey could make each other the best in the game by such a ridiculous margin.

Of note, why are the one play replay videos always 5 seconds of play and 55 seconds of the celebration. Replay the replay foo!!

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

I think Collins is gonna want to get PAID. I would not be surprised to see Weddle be the guy. Also wouldn’t be surprised to see Rodgers-Cromartie tied to KC.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

DRC would be an interesting add. Hes had his ups and downs but been pretty good. Would be an upgrade to a Day to Day EB for sure.

I do hope EB gets healthy and we get to finally see a good outcome from that contract.

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

Weddle scares me because he played well on a good defense and they are letting him walk? why? I like weddle its just.. if he is at the end of that rope and thats who we hang our hat on … maybe one of the younger guys would be better.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

Batimore is fighting the cap. And Weddle wasn’t going to be franchised.

Armychiefj
Armychiefj

Weddle didn’t have to get franchised. He was signed for next season at 6m – which really isn’t that much money for a decent safety

starry1
starry1

I remember some scandal when he got pissed off because he stayed on the field to watch his daughter perform at halftime and the Chargers threw a fit about it. They released him right after the season ended.

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

I do think Hill of all people calling for him should be a positive sign. AND if thats the reason they released him… wow boneheads.

ta2tony21

Money, youth…who knows. Plenty of reasons teams let good players go. Every player available that people want, their previous team didn’t keep.

Warpath
Warpath

Lotta Ballers in town for Jimmy Johnsons billfish tournament.

CHIEFSandSABRES

I really was hoping AB was going to be traded to the Bills. I hope the Steelers trade him to some garbage NFC team.

rollin with mahomies
rollin with mahomies

I was up late last night, and the whole Rappaport saying the AB trade to the Bills was official, and then Schefter shutting down his ‘sources’ and report immediately were pure gold. Lot of people think Schefter put Rappaport’s career to bed.

As much flack and negativity ESPN gets, I think they are pretty damn credible with their news sources, and usually don’t break a story that isn’t true.

Tyrone
Tyrone

I get those 2 guys mixed up all the time. I have no idea which is which. They should merge into one

ta2tony21

Schefter looks like Adam Sandler, Rap looks like a 14 year old.

ta2tony21

Nothing will come of it. Look at all the crap Matt V makes up and everyone just lets it slide…and he doesn’t even have the backing Rapoport has…

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

But Matt V wears a suit and has that little blue check mark next to his name, thus hes credible

Mitko
Mitko

And he auto blocks people on Twitter who disagree with him. The La Canfora school of journalism

ta2tony21

Some things never change….

Tyrone
Tyrone

Maybe we now know the reason the chiefs cut David Irving. They may have known back then that this was eventually going to happen.

ta2tony21

There were red flags all around him for various reasons when we picked him up as an UDFA.

See also; David Erving carrying a stop sign through a crowd.

Tyrone
Tyrone

Oh wow.

Seems like when ‘god’ was handing out brains, David was off somewhere smoking a joint

ta2tony21

I may be remembering wrong but I believe there might have been some drug use in there too. I’m thinking the narrative at the time is he woulda have been at least a 4th round pick who went undrafted because of the issues.

Again, just going off memory of convos at the time…its been a while.

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

Nope – you’re spot on. Irving was part of the riots in Ames that got a historical celebration shitcanned a few years’ back. The stop sign? Yep. The drug use? Uh huh.

He’s a knucklehead from day one….BUT regarding his stance on the NFL & pot/opioids and possibly even Gregory/his own pot use, he’s got a genuine point. I’ll give credit where due.

ta2tony21

Yeah I think it was most likely you detailing his stupidity back in the day.

Yeah, I think those are 2 separate issues tho…the rules being dumb and following them…that is. Funny how people only want to speak out against the rules after they have a personal impact.

See; Chiefs and OT rules.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Didnt we try to hide him on our PS and then Dallas signed him to their 53?

ta2tony21

Correct.

KC_SunDevil
KC_SunDevil

I must admit I am very amused by the Kyler heighters out there. He may fail but it won’t be because of his stature

CHIEFSandSABRES

An ESPN segment I watched the other day mentioned flat out he is lazy. Doesn’t like the book work, isn’t a “teammate” and all that. Could simply be diversionary tactics by a team hoping he falls to them, but I don’t expect him to set the NFL on fire. Another RG3 is my bet.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

I don’t see that with this kid. From what I can tell of him from Oklahoma (words of Bob Stoops and Lincoln Riley) the kid is driven. He might not show it the way that some guys like/prefer, but I don’t think there are questions about his leadership.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Further…and more applicably to your post (sorry, got caught up on the idea of the “heighters” thread):

CHIEFSandSABRES

Yeah I didn’t put much stock in the ESPN talking panel. Dude skips one class his senior year and all of a sudden he’s “a terrible not trustworthy student.” That being said, and I’ve watched tons of OU games, having lived in Oklahoma and my wife popping 2 of our 3 kids out at their hospital, there is a serious hype train that surrounds OU quarterbacks. I haven’t been fully able to throw myself behind one of their QBs in a long time. All look great in college, but most struggle on the big stage.

Kcrobwins
Kcrobwins

I thought drew brees and russel wilson put this too bed. While height may be an issue it certainly can be played around. Just like not having perfect “mechanics” can be played around. But this is the scouts // metrics kinda time to shine so i suppose i shouldn’t be surprised to see the same arguments every year.