AG Spotlight: State Of The Kansas City Chiefs

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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.

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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.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – JANUARY 02: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts on the sidelines during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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…

Andy Reid says bye to Tyreek Hill before the Draft…

Chiefs Final Mockdraft!

Instead, the Chiefs traded up for Trent McDuffie.
What does Justin Reid think?

“Who’s Next?” — Goldberg.

The Greek Freak?
YES!
Must WATCH. Prove them WRONG!

Two All-Juice players in the first round? I think so…

Don’t believe me just watch.

The SKYY is the limt!

The Steal is the DEAL!

Which Juan is drafted at 62?

You Know the PICKS!

Death Row!

Math for Tony. RAS!

Want MOORE from Reid?

Forget about it!

What about the big heavy’s?

No Running back? Got that too!

Scoff Question: We didn’t take a proven safety? No, we but traded for Justin Reid’s Evil Twin.

What about Deiter making the cut?

He didn’t… but we did land Ralph!

And freaking Justyn Ross somehow…

The biggest story for KC?

Why? Just look at our roster around Mahomes!

Even with a new number 10!

How’d rookie mini-camp go?

Chiefs Kingdom, when you’re here you’re family. Like Olive Garden.

Can’t steal breadsticks with T-Rex arms. But you can play football.

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.

Still feel like I missed something? Good. I do. I miss football.

What about the UDFA’s?

Squint and you can Andy Reid about all of them.

Are you not ENTERTAINED?

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!!!

Conclusion

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? 200. Let’s roll!

Time’s Yours!

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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 5:09 pm

has anything been settled on Frank Clark’s legal situation?

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 5:21 pm

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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 5:09 pm

Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy arrested in Colorado, charged with criminal tampering in domestic violence case

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 5:13 pm

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ChiefDog
Reply to  zulu trader
05/12/2022 5:50 pm

Seriously, how does an officer not read the case files before a press conference (see video). Like WTH?

https://www.ksn.com/top-stories/broncos-wide-receiver-jerry-jeudy-arrested-in-colorado/

3rdnlong
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 6:09 pm

It’s because he lives in Denver. Having the Broncos there lowers the IQ of everyone else. It’s a residual effect.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 5:17 pm

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steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 4:37 pm

Damn!!!!

Now I am ready for some football!!!!

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 4:39 pm

OTA’s and mini-camp coming up!

upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
05/12/2022 4:47 pm

practice … you talkin’ about practice, man!

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
05/12/2022 4:52 pm

that’s all you get in May. Take it like a man!

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 4:49 pm

Steve, when are you NOT ready for football? I mean, c’mon, man! 😉

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
05/12/2022 4:58 pm

The truth hurts 🙂

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 4:32 pm

unofficial, Denver reporting

Chiefs @ Broncos for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – week 14

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 4:33 pm

new years?

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  zulu trader
05/12/2022 4:45 pm

wow – HOLY smokes if it is – New Years

T-minus 2 hours
til we find out officially

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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 3:58 pm

GETTING READY!!!!
Kansas City Chiefs Fight Song (sing it, SING IT)

ChiefDog
05/12/2022 3:40 pm

Holy Shit, I missed that Josh McDaniels is the new coach for LV. I totally missed that with all of the draft hubbub.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 3:50 pm

so did Raider fans lol
My boyz in California are still in denial hahahaaaaa

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 3:39 pm

Partial leaked NFL schedule shows CHIEF with (6) prime time games.

6pm MST, we’ll soon find out if the leaked reports are true.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 4:24 pm

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.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/12/2022 4:38 pm

Rams

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 4:47 pm

We play the West? Yep. Rams.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/12/2022 5:41 pm

At least 6 games I won’t have to stream illegally!

ChiefDog
05/12/2022 3:35 pm

Hope the fam is well. Man, this article has me pumped!!!

ChiefDog
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 3:47 pm

Justyn Ross… that’s the comment.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 4:37 pm

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NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 4:27 pm

That site…
$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.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/12/2022 4:40 pm

Mahomes left that in his pocket in his skinny jeans when he dropped em off at the cleaners

upamtn
Reply to  steve_chiefs
05/12/2022 4:52 pm

he loves KC, maybe he gives a “We Are Family” discount …

ChiefDog
Reply to  upamtn
05/12/2022 5:00 pm

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!”

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/12/2022 5:02 pm

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

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/12/2022 2:48 pm

Let’s roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/12/2022 2:42 pm

zulu trader
zulu trader
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05/12/2022 2:50 pm

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Mitch Holthus
@mitchholthus
.A reminder that @KCChiefs_Matt and I will be analyzing the 2022 schedule tomorrow night on a special edition of #DefendingTheKingdom @chiefs

larch
05/12/2022 2:20 pm

All that and Ralph. Really good read.

rip58
05/12/2022 2:16 pm

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 ….
CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thx , as always CBO ..

vvet818
05/12/2022 2:04 pm

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍👍 great write-up

upamtn
05/12/2022 1:11 pm

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

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Nasrani
Nasrani
05/12/2022 12:18 pm

Nice writeup!

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!

hoosierchief
05/12/2022 11:43 am

Good to have you back!

MasterChief
MasterChief
05/12/2022 11:33 am

Another EXCELLENT offering by CBO!

KCChef
KCChef
05/12/2022 11:19 am

Oh NO ! … Not the ” 20 & 0 ” Talk !!! … ; )

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  KCChef
05/12/2022 2:04 pm

CBO is an excitable fella. 😉

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