Morning Huddle – Chiefs win 13 games in ESPN projection, Chargers somehow win 14

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Once again, the media talking heads have become delusional with the Chargers love because “reasons”.

Chiefs news for 19 May 2019

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Darron Lee’s enthusiasm for joining the Chiefs is infectious | Chiefs Wire

Sometimes when a player is traded from one team to another you won’t hear much from them until they arrive and have a press conference with that new team. You might just not know how excited they are to be joining a different team until they speak on it in front of the media.

That’s not the case with new Chiefs linebacker Darron Lee. Following the announcement of his trade to the Chiefs, Lee sent out a classy message on his twitter page thanking the Jets organization and their fan base. Since that moment, everything out of Lee has been 100 percent Chiefs.

Pro Football Focus ranks Ben Niemann as best special teams player in NFL | Arrowhead Addict

There was perhaps no more favored rookie free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs last season than linebacker Ben Niemann. Despite going undrafted for seven full rounds in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chiefs were happy to land him, and fans and analysts alike both predicted that he had a very real shot at making the active roster.

It turns out that Niemann was even 
better than the hype. While it is a major accomplishment for any undrafted player to make the active roster or even the practice squad, Niemann went above and beyond and even made his presence felt on game days. Niemann played in 71 total snaps on defense for the Chiefs, but it was on the Chiefs’ special teams units that he really excelled.

Chiefs win 13 games in ESPN regular season scoring projections | Chiefs Wire

The Arrowhead advantage is still strong in these scoring projections with the Chiefs going undefeated at home. Their three losses come on the road and against teams that found themselves in the playoffs in 2019 (Chargers, Bears and Patriots).

In 13 of the 16 games that the Chiefs play in 2019, they score less than 30 points according to Clay’s projections. That’s a significant drop off from the 2018 season. In 12 of the 16 games the Chiefs played during the 2018 season, they scored more than 30 points.

Mecole Hardman viewed as NFL Rookie of the Year candidate | 247 Sports

If Hardman, who isn’t quite as explosive as Hill if you can believe it but has a bigger frame, can offset Hill’s production, it could result in a huge season. Over the past two seasons, Hill has hauled in 162 passes for 2,662 yards and 19 touchdowns. In 2018, he had a career year catching passes from NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes with 87 grabs for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hardman played 29 games at receiver for the Bulldogs where his lack of experience at the position showed at times. He struggled with drops early in his career but became a force in the second half of 2017 and racked up 60 receptions for 961 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Get your first glimpse at Mecole Hardman in Chiefs uniform | Arrowhead Addict

This year, Mecole Hardman is the lone representative of the Kansas City Chiefs, and the rookie wide receiver got his first official look in a team uniform on Saturday.

On Saturday, Panini America works with photographers to take shots of the NFL’s top rookies—40 of them this year—for their first football cards. This is also the official introduction of each player in their new uniform. From Kyler Murray with the Arizona Cardinals to Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets, each fan base will see their new top rookie in team colors and that’s the same for Hardman and the Chiefs.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins has lofty goal for 2019 season | Chiefs Wire

Watkins wants to be the very best in 2019, and really the Chiefs need him to be the best version of himself this season. Expectations are that teammate Tyreek Hill will be suspended for several games. That means there will be even more pressure on Watkins to step up and be the Chiefs’ top receiver.

This is a pretty profound statement from Watkins about his desire and sacrifice to achieve greatness. He doesn’t just want to be the best in 2019, he “will be the best” in 2019. That’s confidence.

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Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

Mitchell Schwartz’s base salaries under the new extension #Chiefs @Jason_OTC

2019: $930k
2020: $5.32M
2021: $5.905M

Previous bases:
2019: $6M
2020: $6M
2021: Free Agent

@ArrowheadGuys has an article on Tyreek and his workout today. Never seem to shy away from coverage. Thank god someone has the balls to write about him instead of putting pieces out there about Deon Yelder....

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Texas Chief
Texas Chief

It must be the offseason again.
Same shit different year. The Chargers are the favorite to win the division, and (on paper) manage to have the ‘experts,’ once again, backing them as a contender.

Although last season, they were closer than they have been in a long while, this has been an ongoing theme for years. It seems it’s ALWAYS the year that the Chargers are going to ‘break out’ and take over the west.

BoJest
BoJest

They have to say it every year so when it happens they can say… “told you so”. Their defense is starting to look scary. Getting lots of good young players that will be around for a while.
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Anthony Stratton

Kim Jong Pete
Kim Jong Pete

This guy predicted the Chiefs would go 8-8 this time last year and score 361 points (only off by 124), so…

Druful
Druful

He needs to get a better dartboard.

Sudden
Sudden

Attending a chargers game here in LA can be interesting. You find yourself looking around and seeing almost exclusively the opposing team’s colors and jerseys. You find yourself wondering do the chargers have any fans. Then you look at the press box and realize all of their fans are busily working away, writing hot taeks articles about how this year’s chargers team is the greatest team ever and a combination of 85 Bears and the 07 Patriots.

Mitko
Mitko

Are we not going to talk about this?

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

Its nonsense, must we talk nonsense?

Mitko
Mitko

It’s nonsense that the Raiders have zero 80.0 graded players?

Mitko
Mitko

How did I just now find out that Bowe’s middle name was Lorenzo?

Warpath
Warpath

Damn, son, gonna have to work hard to make ROY.

legal_kush
legal_kush

So the Chargers lose twice to KC and sweep the rest of their games?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

The blurb has us splitting with them. Without clicking on the ESPN story I would guess they have them losing at Chicago as well.

It is crazy to me that Vegas has them under 11 wins but ESPN thinks they will win 3 more games than that.

legal_kush
legal_kush

Vegas looks to get bettors equally on both sides to limit exposure and secure the vig, whereas ESPN just talks out it’s ass.

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

I still think that makes them #2 in the division.

backbone313
backbone313

DBowe show final thoughts and a follow up from yesterday. He ranks 1 and 2 in a lot of categories in Chiefs history. He was the best amongst the rest since he was drafted. But man did he have hella crap QBs in his career. Nugget I pulled from the interwebs…

From a stats perspective, Bowe’s career was satisfying enough. In fairness to Bowe, he played with mostly journeymen quarterbacks for the Chiefs, including Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn.

As much as fans were frustrated with his drops, he was playing with below average starters for ever.

backbone313
backbone313

Player A: 161 starts, 169 games

TD–INT:193–101
Passing yards:34,068
Completion percentage:62.4
Passer rating:87.3

Player B: 82 starts, 89 played in
TD–INT:102–64
Passing yards:17,823
Completion percentage:66.0
Passer rating:90.1

go_saleaumua
go_saleaumua

Both first rounders who made decent careers for themselves, made some moolah, and made their teams better. And one’s out of the league; the other soon will be, due to circumstances.

So….guess I don’t get what you’re getting at.

Tyrone
Tyrone

For anyone wondering:
Alex Smith
Chad Pennington

I also have no idea what the point is.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I remember a game against the Raiders where he was unstoppable. The Raiders actually went double press coverage on him at the end of the game. It looked like Bowe was a gunner on punt coverage.

StramtoReid
StramtoReid

Your also forgetting about DBowe didn’t have complimentary receivers around him for most of his career . I don’t think DBowe was a number 1 receiver, I do consider him an all- time great at WR for the Chiefs. But the Chiefs really haven’t had a lot of great WR that were great for longer than 2 or 3 years besides Otis Taylor. Poor Joe Montana only had Willie Davis and JJ Birden, can you imagine the Joe Montana teams with Tyreek, Samny Watkins and Kelce?

I’m trying to think of the Chiefs all time greats receivers besides Otis. I can remember Chris Burford, Henry Marshall, Carlos Carson, Stephone Paige, Derrick Alexander, Andre Rison, I’m sure I’m forgetting someone, DBowe might of had a better Chiefs career than these guys. The question is, if you had to pick one Chiefs receiver, for one year, that isn’t Otis Taylor, who would it be?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

If Derrick Alexander makes a list of all time greats, then you know we have had an all time shitastic group of receivers.

StramtoReid
StramtoReid

Derrick Alexander had a couple good years with us, where he had almost 1,400 yards in one season, and he almost had another 1,000 yard season.. I wouldn’t say we had a shitastic group of receivers, we haven’t had a true no: 1 after Taylor. I believe Tyreek was getting there, he did get shut down for most of the game against the Patriots.

Maybe I shouldn’t have called the list, all time great Chiefs receivers, i should of the called the list, the best statistical Chiefs receivers.

I’m not sure if Bowe is a Chiefs hall of Famer or not, he had a solid career.

legal_kush
legal_kush

I believe I called Tyreek to get taken away by the Patriots… only to be rebuffed. Then it happened.

legal_kush
legal_kush

Without a QB, it’s kind of a waste to draft and pay a top receiver, and hard to atteact any free agents. That, and about 30 years of dysfunction aside from Schottenheimer’s tenure, where we still basically needed a defensive score and at least one short field to win.

legal_kush
legal_kush

Aside from the guys you’ve listed, the ex-Bronco worm dance guy comes to mind…. Johnny Morton?
Carson and Paige were faves, but I liked Henry Marshall a lot, mostly because I got to play several rounds of golf with him at Deer Creek back in the mid-late eighties. Dude was on the phone taking booty calls all. the. time.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

Eddie Kennison had an okay stretch here. Johnny Morton never amounted to anything but doing the worm.

Mitko
Mitko

Bowe did play with Tony G for about 3 seasons

Mitko
Mitko

Then again his best season came in 2010. I think Bowe is one of the best KC WRs, but he’s definitely a volume receiver, one that needs a high amount of targets to shine.

Anthony Stratton

Journeyman is far too kind of a word to describe the majority of the players on that list…