AG Spotlight: State Of The Kansas City Chiefs50 replies
It’s been one helluva offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs. Let’s take a look back at the past month or so in Chiefs Kingdom and find out where the red and gold are seated at Arrowhead on their continuing path to the Super Bowl. Join AG to discuss…
Hello Arrowhead Guys. It’s the month of May. The Kansas City Chiefs have gone through free agency and the NFL Draft, and the hope for a strong roster in July is at an All-time high. That’s not just blind hyperbole, either, the red and gold have made some fantastic moves throughout the offseason. Even with fans, the media, negative nancy’s and debbie downer’s questioning their moves, motives and methods all-the-while…the Chiefs have persevered and have put together a roster that is really tough to complain about. Even the most negative Chiefs fans I know don’t have much bad to say about the team after the changes they’ve made over the last couple of months.
That’s not a challenge either. I know folks will still find things to complain about. They’ll start with the Tyreek Hill trade, digress to the Frank Clark move and pick apart the Chiefs’ efforts in free agency and the draft while somehow ignoring the positives of the players the Chiefs have added and secured. They’ll gripe about the pass rush, the lack of a proven corner, letting the Honey Badger walk and how the team doesn’t have a legit number one receiver on the offensive side of the ball. The might bicker about how there’s no real right tackle on the offensive line or suggest that Orlando Brown Jr. is not a long term solution at left tackle. Folks might still hold ill-will against Mecole Hardman or discuss how Chris Jones doesn’t make enough plays on the quarterback in the post season. A quality Internet troll might even bring up how SPAGS needs to be fired or that Andy Reid can’t win when it matters. All of it amounts to long-time Chiefs fans’ insecurities that have been bred from watching this team lose for years (before Mahomes, Smith and Reid), mixed with all the bandwagon fans that now populate the Chiefs Kingdom. It’s fun. It’s football fanaticism.
After all of that is written and duly noted, it’s still meaningless because the reality is the Kansas City Chiefs, Brett Veach, Andy Reid and company have had what appears to be an incredible offseason. They’ve turned Tyreek Hill and his looming massive contract into bright and shiny new acquisitions that are ripe with talent and hidden potential. They made smart moves in free agency without throwing a hundred million dollars at any one player. They also took players in the draft at great spots of value, and used their draft capital to move around the board and acquire players like a mock draft simulator. After the draft, they landed some UDFA’s with some huge NFL ceilings and amazing potential. Even in terms of coaching, the Chiefs have made some moves along the way that will help this team improve quickly and retain their established position as a perennial Super Bowl Favorite.
As a car salesman in the spring time that dealt with my wife getting into a bad accident with four of our children (it’s been crazy and we are fortunate), I haven’t had as much time as I’ve wanted to have to tap out words to AG about our beloved Kansas City Chiefs franchise. However, I’ve been following along on Twitter, and I’m going to show you a few of my thoughts and tweets that I’ve had since I wrote my last article that was simply titled: “Offseason: The Kansas City Chiefs” If you want to refresh yourself on how we felt before the draft give it an Andy Reid. If not, let’s look back on some things that caught my eye on Twitter over that time. Are you ready? No? Too bad:
Elon Musk bought Twitter. Meh…
As long as we still get up to the minute, NFL and Chiefs news, I don’t care who runs and owns @Twitter.— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 26, 2022
For the longest time, America thought is was ran by Kelso from That 70’s Show.
Yet here we are…
Andy Reid says bye to Tyreek Hill before the Draft…
Only ✌️ days away y’all pic.twitter.com/iba3NZzLvM— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 26, 2022
Chiefs Final Mockdraft!
One last look at the mock drafts before we do this thing for real ? pic.twitter.com/DtR50TP78c— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 27, 2022
Instead, the Chiefs traded up for Trent McDuffie.
What does Justin Reid think?
@trent_mcduffie welcome to the squad young king! Enjoy the day. Let’s get to work when you get here ??— Justin Reid (@JustinqReid) April 29, 2022
“Who’s Next?” — Goldberg.
.@TheGK3 is ready to win‼️ pic.twitter.com/LKUjQ7BupY— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 29, 2022
The Greek Freak?
Must WATCH. Prove them WRONG!
“Prove Them Wrong” | George Karlaftis’ Journey from Greece to West Lafay… https://t.co/F1WeGfUyzl via @YouTube— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 29, 2022
Two All-Juice players in the first round? I think so…
Both of the players the Chiefs picked seemed like they would’ve been on the @TerezPaylor All-Juice team and to me, they just look better and better under scrutiny. Especially George Karlaftis III. His story is just amazing.— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 29, 2022
Don’t believe me just watch.
Trent McDuffie is a True Lockdown Corner | Kansas City Chiefs https://t.co/6rRFpq3RpZ via @YouTube— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 29, 2022
George Karlaftis | 2021 Highlights https://t.co/SuFXtMV2sW via @YouTube— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 29, 2022
The SKYY is the limt!
Biggest hands of any receiver at the Combine ? pic.twitter.com/qeLOY3RZq0— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 30, 2022
Western Michigan WR Skyy Moore 2021 Highlights ᴴᴰ https://t.co/sA3hUnplYn via @YouTube— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 30, 2022
The Steal is the DEAL!
With picks 21, 30, and 54 the Chiefs got players 10, 11, and 22 on the @PFF draft board— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) April 30, 2022
Which Juan is drafted at 62?
Welcome to the squad… let’s get it @AYO__COOK— The_Juan_And_Only (@Juan_Thornhill) April 30, 2022
With the 62nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, we have selected S Bryan Cook! #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/PMmoZYrQFW— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 30, 2022
Hard-Hitting Cincinnati Safety ? Bryan Cook ᴴᴰ https://t.co/Hve7CwoxZW via @YouTube— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) April 30, 2022
You Know the PICKS!
We did that. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/HFcWUZg5jr— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 1, 2022
“Guys, how do we make our defense more physical?”— Chase Snyder (@ChasingSnyder) April 30, 2022
“I know. Let’s get the guy that has freaking ‘Death Row’ written all the way up his right arm.” https://t.co/FPykImQY19
Math for Tony. RAS!
Leo Chenal was drafted with pick 103 of round 3 in the 2022 draft class. He scored a 9.99 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 3 out of 2419 LB from 1987 to 2022. https://t.co/unnXwkfpiT #RAS #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/YdwWEkOnmR— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 30, 2022
Want MOORE from Reid?
Talked to Coach Reid about their second round pick, WR Skyy Moore – the @Chiefs have had one of the best overall #NFLDraft weekends and it’s not unreasonable to think Skyy Moore could be an OROY contender next season… #chiefskingdom!! Also this was ?? to me. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/hUciO1vAq0— cynthia frelund (@cfrelund) April 30, 2022
Forget about it!
“This is a day you’ll never forget.” pic.twitter.com/rIb3xVQCpB— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 30, 2022
What about the big heavy’s?
Got ourselves an absolute unit ? pic.twitter.com/rD96dJeKE6— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 30, 2022
No Running back? Got that too!
Great story on our new RB pic.twitter.com/s4lIPXYhGu— The Kingdom (@MahomeSZN) April 30, 2022
Scoff Question: We didn’t take a proven safety? No, we but traded for Justin Reid’s Evil Twin.
#ChiefsKingdom what’s good let’s work— Lonnie Johnson jr. (@Lonnie30johnson) May 2, 2022
What about Deiter making the cut?
If Deiter makes this team he’s the best musical chairs player in the history of the world. https://t.co/T8dVLCLrjq— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 2, 2022
He didn’t… but we did land Ralph!
You talk about great value in the first round, I didn’t even realize the Chiefs were also getting Ralph. A+++ pick. https://t.co/d4uzXkw2U8— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) May 2, 2022
And freaking Justyn Ross somehow…
?— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 3, 2022
Justyn Ross’ Career Highlights at Clemson – 2022 NFL Draft Sleeper (Kans… https://t.co/1bJNrCVUAd via @YouTube
The biggest story for KC?
Even after all the Chiefs moves, the biggest story line in Kansas City is the team still having Mahomes.— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 3, 2022
For years, fans argued that all that matters in the NFL is a franchise QB. Turns out they were right. Still are.
Luckily all of this stuff will just make our QB even better.
Why? Just look at our roster around Mahomes!
This Chiefs roster is stacked with talent, franchise core players, league vets, a couple-few disgruntled former 1st rounders, youthful developmental projects and tons of rookies. https://t.co/P8NV7Zp8nP— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 3, 2022
Don’t need blinders to see the potential on this roster. Wow.
Even with a new number 10!
Wait until the regular season starts when the fans that don’t follow football in the offseason notice that isn’t Tyreek…— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 8, 2022
That’ll be exciting.
Isaih Pacheco has some big shoes to fill wearing that number. It’ll be fun to watch him make amazing plays in his own way.
Love it!!! https://t.co/BgIyRMk0gA
The new number #10 in KC.— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 8, 2022
Isaih Pacheco Kansas City Chiefs Highlights Rutgers Running Back https://t.co/D9tLPVjtbP via @YouTube
How’d rookie mini-camp go?
Rookie minicamp = SUCCESS‼️ pic.twitter.com/vdjfupIxy9— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 9, 2022
Chiefs Kingdom, when you’re here you’re family. Like Olive Garden.
“It feels like a family here. I’ve only been here for a day, but they’ve treated me like family.”— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 10, 2022
Can’t steal breadsticks with T-Rex arms. But you can play football.
One of my favorite CB’s for the Chiefs ever was @BFlowers24 … his size:— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 11, 2022
Trent McDuffie size:
I think he’ll end up being another favorite Chief of all-time.?or not.
Feel like I missed a draft pick? Good. There were so dang many that I was hoping you were going to notice. Here’s something for that gripe.
One thing we learned about each #Chiefs draft pick during rookie minicamp https://t.co/kwvhcl59Yz via @thechiefswire— Charles Goldman (@goldmctNFL) May 11, 2022
Still feel like I missed something? Good. I do. I miss football.
Chhhhhiiiiieeeeefffffsssss!— W.A. Watts (@ChiefBlindersOn) May 11, 2022
We need an NFL Spring game. The wait is too long. ~ End entitled fan rant.
What about the UDFA’s?
Here’s the updated Chiefs roster after the draft and UDFA signings pic.twitter.com/4E7i4B2wir— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 7, 2022
Squint and you can Andy Reid about all of them.
We have signed the following College Free Agents ⤵️— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 6, 2022
G Mike Caliendo
LB Jack Cochrane
QB Dustin Crum
RB Jerrion Ealy
RB Tayon Fleet-Davis
DB Nasir Greer
TE Kehinde Oginni
T Gene Pryor
LB Mike Rose
WR Justyn Ross
Are you not ENTERTAINED?
May 8, 2022
Let’s kick around some MOAR thoughts!
After the Bengals vs. Chiefs game, fans were distraught. The Super Bowl we were building towards in 2021 was lost forever. The roster was in flux, our offensive hopes were tied to re-signing Tyreek Hill with the biggest WR contract in history, and we needed help on the defensive side of the ball after the Bengals burrowed a hole in our Super Bowl dreams like a bunch of A-Hole’s and then didn’t even win the Lombardi. Something needed to be done, and we all knew Brett needed to somehow-someway Veach for the Stars.
Yet, it didn’t seem probable. The Chiefs did the unthinkable and sent Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for about 10,000 draft picks and billions of dollars in cap savings. Chiefs Kingdom had an aneurysm, stroke, heart attack and full-blown COVID-AIDS all at once. It was crazy. We’re thinking you keep Frank Clark and trade away one of the best weapons the NFL has seen since Randy Moss was taking off plays between domination for some money and draft picks???(times[x]’??? SQUARED’) We might as well have traded for Freddy Krueger because it was a Nightmare on One Arrowhead Drive-STREET. What a mess.
Nevertheless, and all of the Skyy Moore. The Chiefs made it work in convincing fashion. The Chiefs took what they gained from the Dolphins and the salary cap and put together a team that is going to look completely different next year. Every place you look on the roster, there is depth like Johnny and not many turds like Amber. It’s a reason to believe the Chiefs are locked and loaded to rebuild the team around their superstar QB Patrick Mahomes and their hall of fame level TE Travis Kelce. Putting defenders like Trent, George, Bryan, Leo, Josh, Jaylen and Nazeeh around current Chiefs like Sneed, Jones, Gay, Bolton, Clark, Fenton, Baker, Reid, Danna, Nnadi, Wharton, Bush (Twitter Champion) and the Juan and only Thornhill is going to only make this team better. Potentially!!!
The only conclusion that I can come to is excitement. As I’m ready for some football. I’m ready for games to be back on Sunday’s. Alas, it’s still only MAY, but maybe the Chiefs are going to give us an even MOAR complete football team. I know one thing, I can’t wait for training camp because the Chiefs just put together a roster that is going to be so exciting to watch shape up. I’ve been watching the Kansas City Chiefs play football for well-over three decades, and I can’t remember a time with my blinders off that the team still looked so promising. Can we still bitch, moan, gripe and complain about this football team? Of course we can, and we will! That said, it takes a little bit more effort, as the Kansas City Chiefs have knocked this offseason out of the park like a walk-off Grand Slam to win the league. A little piece here and a little piece there as the season gets closer, and the Chiefs may end up with the best roster and QB and TE in football come September. It may only be MAY, but the Chiefs took a huge swing to turn their maybe future into a probable SUPER BOWL run. How do you spell probable in “Chiefs” talk? 20–0. Let’s roll!
has anything been settled on Frank Clark’s legal situation?
Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy arrested in Colorado, charged with criminal tampering in domestic violence case
Seriously, how does an officer not read the case files before a press conference (see video). Like WTH?
It’s because he lives in Denver. Having the Broncos there lowers the IQ of everyone else. It’s a residual effect.
Now I am ready for some football!!!!
OTA’s and mini-camp coming up!
practice … you talkin’ about practice, man!
that’s all you get in May. Take it like a man!
Steve, when are you NOT ready for football? I mean, c’mon, man! 😉
The truth hurts 🙂
unofficial, Denver reporting
Chiefs @ Broncos for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – week 14
wow – HOLY smokes if it is – New Years
T-minus 2 hours
til we find out officially
Kansas City Chiefs Fight Song (sing it, SING IT)
Holy Shit, I missed that Josh McDaniels is the new coach for LV. I totally missed that with all of the draft hubbub.
so did Raider fans lol
My boyz in California are still in denial hahahaaaaa
Partial leaked NFL schedule shows CHIEF with (6) prime time games.
6pm MST, we’ll soon find out if the leaked reports are true.
Exactly what I figured we’d end up with.
We know SD, TPA, let’s bet on faiders, Bills, I can’t remember who we play in the NFC but one of them, and Bengals.
We play the West? Yep. Rams.
At least 6 games I won’t have to stream illegally!
Hope the fam is well. Man, this article has me pumped!!!
Justyn Ross… that’s the comment.
$10M over two years is…$5M a year. The tender we have now is $4.4M a year. I think they can find $600K a year.
Mahomes left that in his pocket in his skinny jeans when he dropped em off at the cleaners
he loves KC, maybe he gives a “We Are Family” discount …
I really hope the rumors are true in that we’re just waiting until after OTAs/Beginning-of-camp to sign him so he doesn’t have to participate. The dude doesn’t really need to show up until the last couple of weeks of training camp. If he does that I’ll call him “The Ringer!”
my mind wondered off for a moment
Why can a team not offer ownership ability as part of a players compensation?
take part of that of the salary cap regards QB pay
.A reminder that @KCChiefs_Matt and I will be analyzing the 2022 schedule tomorrow night on a special edition of #DefendingTheKingdom @chiefs
All that and Ralph. Really good read.
20-0 put your money down…HELL YES ….
I was waffling between 19-1 and 20-0 but after reading this . I’m all in ….
Thx , as always CBO ..
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ?? great write-up
Rated “5 Stars” for Awesome Sauce
I’m nevr one for “yeah, 20-0 sounds right” but love the write-up, and I’m about as juiced as I can get for 2022 season … helluva (potentially) flippin’ fantastic off-season (I mean the draft alone, and the PFF numbers for our first 3 picks is ridiculous)
last week was in hospital for hip surgery, and ended up watching Draft Day (Kevin Costner) and it seems to me that Veach has, this year, put his own stamp on the team like never before (so long, John Dorsey, we sorta miss you maybe?) all while playing Moneyball (his own system) to a tee
yeah, there WILL be bumps along the way, to be expected, but I think Veach and his crew did a terrific job of paving the road for the next five years, an with another 10 picks NEXT year, the whole thing is even more ridiculously awesome
well done and thanks for the thoughts, CBO … miss ya and hope EVERYONE is well with you and yours
State of the Chiefs players: Raring to go!
State of the Chiefs fans: Raring to go… and watch games!
State of the Chiefs Kingdom: Bring on the season!
Good to have you back!
Another EXCELLENT offering by CBO!
Oh NO ! … Not the ” 20 & 0 ” Talk !!! … ; )
CBO is an excitable fella. ?