Chiefs news for 11 July 2019
It was a season to remember for Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2018, and while the upcoming campaign is inching closer by the day, the awards are still rolling in for the 23-year-old signal caller.
Mahomes was recognized at the annual ESPY awards on Wednesday night with “Best NFL Player” honors, beating out Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees, Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Rams’ tailback Todd Gurley.
So, I think the Tennessee Titans should call and make a strong offer for Chris Jones, DT.
I think if you call the Kansas City Chiefs today and offer them a 2020 2nd round pick, you could really intrigue Brett Veach to make that deal. If you take away his huge 2018 campaign, Jones only had 8.5 career sacks in 32 games.
Those numbers wouldn’t put him in the top-20 in sacks over from DTs and 3-4 DEs over that stretch. I don’t bring that up to diminish his value, I bring it up to say that he isn’t a consistently elite pass rusher despite his insane year in 2018.
If you are Veach are you going to gamble that he is going to have another elite season in 2019? It is really lose-lose, because if he does you probably won’t pay him what he is asking and if he doesn’t then you probably still won’t pay him what he is asking or franchise tag him.
“I’d hate to hurt the Browns feeling again. I always dreamed about scoring touchdowns in the Dawg Pound and when I did last year it was weird seeing all those middle fingers in the crowd.” Kelce said when he was asked about the Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs meeting up in the AFC Championship.
Travis Kelce was talking about when the two teams matched up during the regular season in 2018. The Chiefs went into Cleveland and won handily 37-21. It was definitely the story of the home town boy doing good, as the tight end had seven catches for 99 yards and two touchdowns. It appears the fans in the stadium were not giving Kelce any special treatment just because he was originally from the town.
It’s important to note that game was the first the Browns were playing without Hue Jackson.
I’m not a reporter. The furthest I ever got into hard news was 12 years ago when I was editor of my high school newspaper and my staff broke the vitally important switch from Dominos to Papa John’s as the school’s official pizza provider. Today, I’m about a half-step above blogger. But I still consider myself a very small part of the collective “Chiefs media”, albeit perhaps not the Kansas City media, and I’d feel like a pretty massive hypocrite if I didn’t call out Ricono and KCTV-5 for their egregious bungling of the release of the Hill/Espinal audio when that very audio inspired me to call out the Chiefs.
It’s going to be extremely difficult for KCTV-5 to justify this, and even more difficult for anyone to fully trust Ricono’s reporting again. I cannot imagine listening to that audio for the first time, hearing Hill so strongly denying that he was ever violent toward Espinal in 2014, and deciding to bury it. This is information that runs directly opposite of Hill’s public sentiments regarding the issue, and it’s not “newsworthy”? Frankly, that smells like a bull’s ripe feces.
2. Dallas Cowboys
The NFC East is a roller coaster year in and year out. The Cowboys have found themselves at the top of that roller coaster in recent years. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott look like they will be a duo in Dallas for quite some time. Last season, they had something that they lacked for a while, a strong defense.
The Cowboys sport one of the best linebacker duos in the NFL with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. DeMarcus Lawrence is a force coming around the edge, but the defensive line could use some work. Think about the Cowboys’ front seven with Jones right in the middle of it. This seems like a typical Cowboys’ move. They are always looking to add the big name when another team has given up. If the Chiefs do not want to sign Jones, they might be able to send him to the NFC.
Joining Good Morning Football on Wednesday, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said he likes that most are ignoring the Broncos during the offseason.
“The Chiefs are the team to beat right now. They’ve won it, I think, the past three years so until somebody knocks them off they’re the team beat,” Harris said. “I’m telling you right now, I like being the underdog right now. Teams are sleeping on us and so I like taking that approach this year. They’re going to have to wake up when we hit them in the mouth.”
The team that ran it best: I’m picking the Chiefs over the Philadelphia Eagles here, but it was close. Why? I love the tight end combo of Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert in Philly. But Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tossed 13 touchdowns out of 12 personnel last season, which led the league. Plus, three of Mahomes’ top targets — Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins — finished in the top 20 of receiving yards with one back, two tight ends and two wide receivers on the field. In short, both Andy Reid and Doug Pederson can scheme up opposing defenses in this personnel grouping.
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