The Arrowhead Guys gather at the round table for another
fight discussion, this time about when to get nervous about the Chris Jones contract situation…
Adam: I’m officially on the Chiefs will trade Chris Jones ‘Hill’.
Dan: That’s not a good hill to be on my friend.
Anthony: The longer this goes on the more likely it becomes.
Dan: I agree that’s why I said what did in reply to you on twitter. I’m not on that hill yet.
Anthony: The thing that bothers me is he had been posting videos of workouts and goofing around. That’s stopped.
Dan: Well it’s starting to get closer to training camp which he needs to be at in my opinion. If he doesn’t show up there then I’ll be on Adam’s hill with him.
Anthony: By the way, if we lose Jones AND Hill over money I’m gonna have to fill my smoker to the brim for all the crow I’ll be serving up.
Dan: I don’t think we would lose Jones over money. I don’t think this is about money in the slightest for the Chiefs. They will give him what he wants, but they just want to see him in the system.
Dan: I’ve seen it from multiple places now. And I believe that’s literally all that’s hanging this up. But we’ll see how it unfolds
Anthony: They seen him play what, 60% of his snaps in a four man front? Its never not about the money.
Dan: For Jones yeah, but I would be willing to bet a large amount of money that if he already was at voluntary workouts and at mandatory mini camp that he’d have his contract.
Dan: Lol, Just my opinion.
Anthony: That’s not how it works.
Dan: I’m glad you know every contract negotiation. Makes this easier.
Anthony: If they needed the Eric Berry June 1st money maybe you could say that. But they didn’t.
Dan: That makes less sense. He didn’t show up to any team activities to learn the defense. Like I said it’s just my opinion.
Anthony: That’s 100% normal though for players in contract negotiations.
Adam: I think it’s more about the D-Line coach (Belichick’s philosophies) plus Spags use of his fronts. Makes Jones expendable to them.
Dan: That and Saunders give the Chiefs all the leverage in that case as well.
Anthony: No he doesn’t.
Adam: Yes. That’s why they nabbed him.
Anthony: Sorry if that’s their leverage against Chris Jones they’re dumber than I thought.
Dan: That’s exactly what it is. I’m not saying it’s smart, but when it comes to contract negotiations all teams try to put themselves in that position. Like I said yesterday, no way they can replace Jones. But they will tell him that they can. I want them to pay him as soon as possible. They should do it to get him in training camp. But I see an avenue that they try to trade him. It’s the narrowest road I’ve ever seen but I see it.
Anthony: I don’t see it with a late 3rd round pick from a small school. We want to think that because of the Dorsey method, but those were high picks ie. Ford/Hali, Peters/Smith or Jones/Poe.
Dan: No. It’s because of his ceiling and he’s an ideal 3 tech fit. Regardless of where he comes from. Talent is talent.
Anthony: Saunders is an all over head scratcher for me, he doesn’t fit Spag’s scheme to begin with, let alone come close to being a Jones replacement.
Dan: I didn’t say he would be able to replace Jones, but if the coaching staff believes they can coach him up to be competent which they clearly do then that’s what they believe they will do.
Anthony: But if you think the Chiefs got him as leverage, he would ‘have’ to be a Jones replacement, and he’s not, so I don’t know how that can be viewed as leverage. I don’t see his ceiling as a 3 tech, I disagree with you there. I see his ceiling as a 3 down 1 tech.
Dan: We’ll see how he develops but he’s a 3 tech and unless he gets much stronger and grows longer arms he can’t play 1 tech the way Nnadi can. Nnadi is going to be the 1 tech for a while IMO. Not that it matters all that much. They will play more Nickel. No matter what. Pay. Jones.
Anthony: Generally 3 techs have more length than 1 techs. I’m old enough to remember when there were concerns about Poe being able to anchor because he had too much length, but yes, Jones should get paid. He should have already been paid. Hence the concern.
When will you begin to worry about the Chiefs’ long term plans for Chris Jones?