Morning Huddle: Chiefs bring back veteran RB Spencer Ware

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Amid injuries to their RB corps, the Chiefs have brought Spencer Ware back. They’ll continue their prep for the Patriots this Sunday. Get in your #MorningHuddle

Chiefs news for 4 December 2019

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Three Chiefs Legends Finalists for NFL 100 All-Time Team Defensive Backs, Specialists | Chiefs Digest

Chiefs Hall of Fame safety Johnny Robinson is one of three of the team’s ring of honor members named as finalists for the NFL 100 All-Time Team as the league celebrates its first century.

Robinson is one of 14 finalists at the safety position. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in July. He earned six AFL All-Star appearances, five first-team All-AFL recognition and a spot on the AFL All-Time team. In the first season after the NFL merger in 1970, Robinson led the league with a career-high 10 interceptions and earned both Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors.

Chiefs bring back veteran RB Spencer Ware amid injuries | ESPN

Injuries to Damien Williams (rib) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) left the Chiefs before Ware’s signing with only LeSean McCoy and rookie Darwin Thompson at running back. McCoy leads the Chiefs (8-4) in rushing with 410 yards while Thompson, in his first extended playing time of the season, led the team with 44 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown in Sunday’s victory over the Raiders.

The Chiefs released recently signed wide receiver Gehrig Dieter.

Kansas City Chiefs continue to fumble parking at Arrowhead | KC Kingdom

If for some reason you can end up in a paved lot, be prepared to be directed into a parking row that not only doesn’t have a parking spot, but also dead ends because of a random temporary steel barrier. Be prepared to fight to turn around a vehicle while facing five others who were forced into the same situation.

Typically these situation end up with a fan arguing with a parking attendant. What most don’t realize is these parking attendants are simply volunteers from local organizations who are working for donations to the organization they are representing. Their skills at parking vehicles typically consists of handing them an orange jacket then telling them to hit the lot and direct traffic.

Chiefs’ reign atop AFC West could last awhile. They could clinch playoff spot Sunday | The Kansas City Star

Over 2 hours and 48 minutes, the Chiefs delivered a resounding message of another kind. They’re not only well on their way to another AFC West crown after a 40-9 blowout against the Raiders, but they provided evidence that the gap within the division has few, if any, signs of narrowing.

The Chiefs can clinch the division title and accompanying playoff berth as early as this weekend (with a win and Oakland loss), placing their reign atop the West on the verge of becoming four years.

NFL Power Rankings: How did the marquee matchups of Week 13 impact our order? | The Athletic

6. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4; Last week: 7)

Well, that’s more like it. Patrick Mahomes looks like Patrick Mahomesagain, the Chiefs defense is opportunistic (two picks off Derek Carr on Sunday) and their special teams is clutch (no worries at kicker here.) With that 40-9 win over Oakland, the Chiefs have now all but clinched the AFC West and can focus on improving their playoff seed — starting Sunday at New England. Beating the Patriots in Foxborough won’t truly avenge last year’s AFC championship game loss, but it sure would be huge in the Chiefs’ quest to move into position for a first-round bye.

Charcandrick West announces retirement from football | Arrowhead Addict

The Chiefs valued West most when starting running back Jamaal Charles went down with season-ending injury in 2015. West would go on to play in 15 games that season and make 9 starts and he put up a career-high total of 634 rushing yards on 160 carries that season along with 4 touchdowns.

In his career, West played in 52 games for the Chiefs and finishes with career totals of 268 carries for 998 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught77 passes for another 589 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns through the air.

Chiefs Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month by Honoring Local Tribes | The Mothership

Representatives from several different tribes were on hand for a number of pregame and in-game events dedicated to observing Native American culture and educating the fans in attendance.

The event existed through a collaboration between the Chiefs and the American Indian Community Working Group, which serves as a liaison for the Native community and as an advisor to the Chiefs in order to promote an awareness and understanding of Native cultures and tribes in the region.

The ceremony began with the Blessing of the Four Directions, led by Fred Thomas from the Kickapoo Nation of Kansas in the way of their people. The blessing was meant to bring a sense of preparation and good spirit to the afternoon.

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starry1

I feel bad for Dieter. He has his first baby coming pretty soon, but I think they’ll probably bring him back to the PS.

Pelletman
Pelletman

I bet they will, I also bet it makes Veach’s job pretty easy. Dieter is best buddies with Mahomes, Hill, and DRob. He doesn’t want to go anywhere and will be a team player to stay around his friends. I bet he’s fine with helping out and going on and off the roster. Speculation but I’ve watched a lot of their youtube vids together and streaming video games.

He’s a pretty big asset, IMO for team atmosphere.

Chiefs1967
Chiefs1967

Hope they do. The guy gets his shot and he could be a difference maker.

Pelletman
Pelletman

Spencer Ware immediately upgrades our RB room.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

I liked him on screen passes. But I dont really see what he has to offer the rb group, that we dont already have (aside from injuries)

Pelletman
Pelletman

He’s actually good at running routes and catching passes. That has really been missing this year. Also, both Williams are backups, neither are close to credible 1st stringers. Darwin is fine and I like him but I don’t think he’s ready for the whole playbook, Ware is.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

I liked damien as a pass catcher but now that I think about it he hasnt really been a presence there this year. Plus hes been injured. So a good point.

Pelletman
Pelletman

Ware had one of the best catches in the NFL last season and, IMO, Mahomes best pass. It was completely looked over because it was right after the “no look”.

He ran a wheel route down the left sideline and Mahomes made some moves and side arm’d a needle through multiple defenders and he caught it in stride. No idea how Ware could have tracked that ball.

Pelletman
Pelletman

This isn’t the one I was talking about but here’s another example. If anyone can find the one I was talking about I’d appreciate it.

MasterChief
MasterChief

No look pass: 5:40
Pass to Ware: 5:51

As a Spencer Ware fan, I have found A LOT of great highlights of him as a Chief.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs

He plays like that, he will be a great addition

Pelletman
Pelletman

Thanks 🙂

MasterChief
MasterChief

In addition, he’s actually pretty good between the tackles too. I do think he’s better up the middle than Shady or Darwin. Watch his 2016-2018 highlights and you’ll find plenty of really nice runs up the middle. Lots of broken tackles because he has a weird wiggle when he runs that makes it tough to get a good shot on him. I think he’ll be very useful if he can stay healthy.

Tarkus

TBF, Ware is also a backup, which is why he was sitting at home in December.

Berserker

Ware was sitting at home in December because he cannot stay healthy enough to be effective for a whole season. Fortunately we only need him to be effective for about half of a season.

I think it’s a fantastic signing, because Ware is an excellent RB in limited use. He can be a game ender.

Tarkus

Right. Staying healthy is also a prerequisite to being starter material. And yes, we don’t need him for a bunch of games, but I also don’t think he’s going to be starting either, unless we have even more RB injuries.

Pelletman
Pelletman

I was talking talent level.

WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon

Apparentlt Spiller banged the Darnold mono chick so he isnt available?

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

Nice job with that parking Mark Donovan. There’s a raise.

I had a parking attendant grunt at me when I asked him a question.

CHIEFSandSABRES

Grunt like a buck? It is rut season you know!

Warpath
Warpath

Ware should remember some of the playbook. I would like to see more of Charles Darwin’s work myself.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810

While we’re talking about Darwin…. #DarwinAwards
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DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

That’s why we evolved with 2 balls?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

It’s probably best for mankind if some people can’t procreate.

Tarkus

Natural Selection

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Probably?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs

Well, not ANYMORE, anyway

CHIEFSandSABRES

Spencer Ware, CJ Spiller, Knile Davis, LeSean McCoy, whatever Williams. Not impressed with any of these dudes the last few years.
/mean mugs Kareem Hunt picture hanging in my room while a tear falls.

rollin with mahomies
rollin with mahomies

Give Darwin Thompson more touches

QuackTastic
QuackTastic

Honestly though our OL since Andy has been here is not optimized for the run. We have lighter, quicker OL to fit our zone blocking scheme and only guys like Jamaal Charles who dont need a line are going to dominate. Kareem Hunt was special too. And I could see Darwin Thompson fitting that mold.