Friday Night Open Thread: The Chiefs Defense Will Face a Mostly Backup Offensive Lines

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On top of those 2 guys, La’el Collins is on IR, and center Ted Karras got injured against the Bills so, while he’ll play, he may not be 100%. The only OL starter for the Bengals from the regular season game will be Cordell Volson, who is a 4th round rookie.

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BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 10:09 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 10:19 pm

Regarding the Fermi Paradox (I’d prefer a pair of doxies), I grew up a SF fan; Trek, and books on top of books. I was reading Bradbury prior to 5th grade (also a lot of things “too advanced” for me, like the original Jungle Books), and I loved that there might be strangers out there that we one day might meet.

So it depresses me some that I’ve swung toward the Rare Earth Theory. It’s not a conclusion by any stretch, but when I eventually started thinking about what the moon did early on, being so much closer than today, I couldn’t ignore the possibility that the massive tides it would have driven (Think meters of rise, not inches) was essential to the formation of life in the first place. If that’s the case…

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 10:25 pm

Now there are a ton of potentially Earthlike planets out there, but if the effects of those massive tidal strains on plate tectonics and water movement are a requirement for life to arise, most of those planets get DQed. In fact, almost all of them, extrapolating on what I know about discovered exoplanets. I have yet to see one reported to have a massive moon companion.

That doesn’t bode well for the Drake Equation.

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/28/2023 12:41 am
pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 10:24 pm

“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”
RIP Doug

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 10:26 pm

“merely the products of a deranged imagination.”

Aww, and here I thought you didn’t care.

zulu trader
01/27/2023 9:11 pm
upamtn
01/27/2023 8:57 pm

I no like this Kelce as questionable thing … not at all

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 9:05 pm

he will play

he will barf all over the Bengals if needed

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 9:09 pm

I get you, but since it’s for his back (might’ve misread), I would guess it tightened up, so they’re taking no chances. When it comes to injuries and illness, being listed as Questionable covers so much ground as to render any conclusions that are drawn…questionable.

If it is for his back, getting tight is enough to rest him, but a significant strain or other injury would’ve likely drawn a Doubtful, instead. Illness? Have some IV standing ready, he’ll play if he can run.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 9:12 pm

We are playing Cincinatti

he is from OHIO and played for Cincinatti

I think is is more the media crap is crap and he will be ready to go Sunday

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 10:30 pm

Kelce’s from the Cleveland area, and that likely fuels him against them as a city rivalry, regardless of where he played in college.

That, and he’s been stung repeatedly by these pests, time to join the Grim Reaper as the Exterminator.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 9:09 pm

Travis Kelce (back) is questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship against the Bengals.He practiced in full all week but was added to the injury report and the questionable line on Friday in a somewhat ominous sign. He also did not talk to the media in a scheduled Friday availability per James Palmer because he was undergoing treatment. This is an interesting last-minute wrench for the Chiefs, but we’d lean on expecting Kelce to play despite the status until we hear more detailed reports. 

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 9:12 pm

Same conclusion as mine while being less informative. Sportswriters aren’t really journalists, with rare exceptions.

Sudden
Sudden
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 9:22 pm

Kelce fumbled away the regular season game against these guys and blamed himself for that loss. You couldn’t keep him off that field if you locked him in a sarcophagus.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:36 pm

I shall shave

it is not like this beard has beaten the Bengals

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:49 pm

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Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:52 pm

that should have already happened with the amount of Cigs I smoke

NovaChiefs
01/27/2023 8:23 pm

Homemade Kettle corn for dinner. An AG tradition?

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:21 pm

we all know?
eventually it will be Mahomes and 52 new guys and a new coaching staff.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:21 pm

He is the ONE

pompano
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:38 pm

every other player is a rookie
*I get your gist

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 8:45 pm

not exactly

all of our current roster will have retired, moved on, and or been replaced

not rookies per say just a new team

right now what is the count? 5-7 players from our SB victory left

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:47 pm

I don’t think it’s that many

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:49 pm

agree

but some of the IR players have been around awhile

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:51 pm

mahomes kelce jones – who else?

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:53 pm

clark hardman

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:53 pm

Bell
that Tackle from Kansas
Thornhill

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:55 pm

what tackle from kansas

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:56 pm

the one that has hardly ever played

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:58 pm

no such animal on our team

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:59 pm

Lucas Niang

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 9:00 pm

my bad he is from TCU

zulu trader
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 9:01 pm

he was not on the super bowl team

he’s in third year

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 9:03 pm

fine

I just learned that ON MY OWN

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 8:59 pm

name and number or it didn’t happen

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
01/27/2023 8:18 pm

I can’t wait for Sunday

Sudden
Sudden
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/27/2023 8:28 pm

Same

Last edited 2 months ago by Sudden
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Sudden
01/27/2023 10:34 pm

Sounds like the “KC MO, whoa-oh” was inspired by the soldiers in The Wizard of Oz. Not that I object. I try to steal from the best whenever I can, too.

Nasrani
01/27/2023 7:54 pm

To Joe Burrow, et. al.:

You can’t take us.

But, we welcome you to try.

Bring it on.

Sudden
Sudden
Reply to  Nasrani
01/27/2023 8:00 pm

Need a version called 4 quarters alone but I’m thinking this level of aggression

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Sudden
01/27/2023 8:05 pm
Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:49 pm

Chicken wings are screwed up

replace the Wings with Thighs, more meat and flavor too

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:51 pm

you can also make so many more dishes with thigh meat

Tacos
Chinese
Noodles

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:55 pm

Or actual drumsticks, if you want a finger food. Or if you’re planning on making stock soon, since you get more collagen that way than thighs, and if they’re ordinary ones, you don’t have to deal with all those vertebrae, and drums are cheaper, to boot.

Fully agree about thighs, though. Better flavor, doesn’t dry out, takes reheating well, best cut on the bird.

hoosierchief
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 7:58 pm

I’ve got plenty of dead chickens here thanks to Mr. mink.. maybe you should start discussing mink recipes… hopefully with a slight dash of lead….for flavor

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 8:00 pm

lead sorta destroys the resale

traps

you need mink traps

hoosierchief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:01 pm

oh, we got them out there too. so far, we’ve got one fat rat. surprised it survived the onslaught.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 8:26 pm

you need Claymores

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:29 pm

Take off and nuke’em from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 8:33 pm

time to bring Trapper John out of his frozen state

AndyReidStach
AndyReidStach
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 9:09 pm

They use long haired greyhound’s for thinning the coyote population here

pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
01/27/2023 9:13 pm

turns out killing coyote increases population long term, not intuitive

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 9:23 pm

That depends. Trying to exterminate them with guns or poison will do that, but “introducing” larger canines into a local for the purpose wasn’t part of that/those study(s), as I recall. They’ll be doing more than Morgan Gold’s Maremmas, but it’s still canine competition, so I’d want a focused study on them before I lumped them into the hunting/trapping/poison category.

Science is a very specific thing, you can’t conclude that it’s impossible to manage the population until you’ve studied everything about every management option. I wonder if a capture/release, sterilizations included, the way many places manage feral cat populations.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 9:36 pm

i read it as hunting dogs (thining)

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 9:58 pm

So did I, but you set a pack of them loose against a pack of coyotes, the message they get will be much the same as an aggressive pack of wolves. Plus the poop and pee they’ll leave behind, warning them and other coyotes away across significant areas, so we aren’t taking “war is diplomacy by other means”, it’s the actual quote, “with other means”.

And that, in a sense, is what the process is. It’s a war, but that’s just an element of the diplomacy, and the thing being fought over is classic; territory. The casualties are necessary, even desirable, for their side, but they aren’t the point. Wars are not won by who stacks up more corpses, but by getting your message across with enough force that the enemy concedes.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 9:13 pm

You’re a mean one, Mr Mink…

Snafu
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 8:21 pm

Drums and thighs don’t reheat well in the microwave. Worse than breast, IMO.
That said, if you treat ’em right, they’re so much better.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Snafu
01/27/2023 8:22 pm

I use the oven

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  Snafu
01/27/2023 8:29 pm

I would sit that it depends on how it’s originally cooked, because it nukes just fine when in a soup. Fried chicken, too.

That said, it’s hard to screw them up, not impossible.

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Snafu
01/27/2023 8:37 pm

Air fryers are amazing for reheating wings and pizza

pompano
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 8:43 pm

frozen shrimp and tots

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 9:25 pm

Coconut shrimp

pompano
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 9:32 pm

and beer batter/breaded

Sudden
Sudden
01/27/2023 7:33 pm

Calling it now, this is going to be a statement game. I was originally thinking 2 score chief win. I’m leaning more towards something like 38-10 or 41-7 now.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Sudden
01/27/2023 7:41 pm

Do you think Andy is angry enough to just turn Mahomes loose?

Last edited 2 months ago by Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:42 pm
Sudden
Sudden
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:50 pm

Doesn’t matter if he is. The players are the ones that matter. Chiefs could be up 3 scores going into the 4th and Andy could for the first time in his life call more runs than passes but it won’t stop Pacheco from trucking dudes or the OL from imposing their will.

The bigger thing what the defense does. They’re being doubted. They’re hearing all this talk about how great Burrow is and how they’re meh. I’ve seen this kinda script before. And I remember how it goes.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Sudden
01/27/2023 7:53 pm

I agree with you

these are the guys that stopped you from a Super Bowl last year

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:17 pm

Chiefs will be hanging around ARROWHEAD and studying and then home to bed tomorrow night….

Bengals flying in and getting their hotel rooms and stewing all night….

This home field thing is awesome 🙂 fricken dumbass NFL

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:19 pm

maybe we could redirect the Bengals gear to Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta

ChiefDog
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:21 pm

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Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:13 pm

so what is the menu for Sunday AG?

gonna go to store and I woun’t be cooking fried lice

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:18 pm

I’ll be BBQ-ing some tiger meat after the game.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  MasterChief
01/27/2023 7:21 pm

Maybe Buffalo wings for the dear departed?

ChiefDog
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:23 pm

My bro’s girl is making chili…

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:24 pm

not that skyline crap I hope

ChiefDog
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:26 pm

Won’t matter… I’ll probably have a few/ten beers in me. I’m sure it’ll be awesome 😉

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:25 pm

Chili sounds good though

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:30 pm

Chili with fresh tiger meat.

Snafu
Reply to  MasterChief
01/27/2023 7:36 pm

Does one still use kidney beans for tiger chili? Navy beans?

Last edited 2 months ago by Snafu
Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Snafu
01/27/2023 7:38 pm

Black beans silly

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:39 pm

great northern for ham

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:41 pm

Whats so great about’m?

hoosierchief
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 7:43 pm

had to cut back during covid. no TP

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 7:45 pm

I never argued Northern beans with the wife

Ketchup vs Sugar was more than enough for ham and Beans arguements

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:44 pm

I was just teasin. Cannot beat them for ham and beans

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 8:45 pm

Im team ketchup with beans and cornbread

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Doughboy66
01/27/2023 8:48 pm

me too

she was Sugar

and she got dentures and I have all my teeth 🙂

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 9:26 pm

LOL

hoosierchief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:41 pm

sounds like a scene from blazing saddles.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  Snafu
01/27/2023 7:40 pm

Kidney for a salad

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  MasterChief
01/27/2023 7:37 pm

or Wings with Tiger sauce?

we don’t have enough real Tigers to eat

unless we go all Donner Party on the Cincinatti ones

hoosierchief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:40 pm

my wife loves making chili from scratch. I open the can for her and she scratches it out.

pompano
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 8:25 pm

also thawing chili from my last batch, which came out well

pompano
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:22 pm

hambone and green bean soup.
just the bone from 1/2 ham, long simmer to pull everything out

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  pompano
01/27/2023 8:31 pm

Wichita is all on his own for the Championship game for pics

pompano
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 8:45 pm

he’s sent me before, or you passed along (email please)

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  pompano
01/28/2023 12:58 am

I got you

upamtn
01/27/2023 7:04 pm

soooooooooooooooooo … new(ish) PC up and running, way too huge 36″ new monitor ($45 LG fancy TV from thrift store) … need to pull a lot of files and settings (passwords etc) from old HD if I can (won’t be tonight)

that said, nice be back online (with PC instead of tiny cellphone screen)

ChiefDog
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 7:08 pm

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DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:30 pm

Mmmmm grand marnier

hoosierchief
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 7:26 pm

sounds like you might be able to use your computer without needing reading glasses.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 7:27 pm

I still occasionally have to use them on my 32″

upamtn
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 7:29 pm

right? need to bach away from desk some …

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 7:32 pm

yes you do

hoosierchief
Reply to  upamtn
01/27/2023 7:35 pm

better get a wireless keyboard.

Steve_Chiefs
Steve_Chiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 7:35 pm

siri could help?

hoosierchief
Reply to  Steve_Chiefs
01/27/2023 7:39 pm

shhh! we are dealing with old people here. don’t want to have to explain what siri is!

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/27/2023 7:45 pm
ChiefDog
01/27/2023 6:44 pm

Sudden
Sudden
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:35 pm

When your coach is known for his love of cheeseburgers, you get hype videos presented by McDonald’s lol

BleedingRedAndGold
01/27/2023 6:21 pm

This is interesting, but unsurprising to me. It comes with a caveat, the reduction referenced is only “pharmacy-based distribution of codeine”, prescription and hospital distribution remained basically unchanged. I was a little surprised about the isolation of the reduction, but thinking about it, when you’re not in enough pain to go to the hospital, cannabis can help make the difference.

Besides, codeine’s an opiate, so it’s a more likely gateway drug than pot ever was.

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/cannabis/states-with-legal-adult-use-weed-lean-away-from-codeine-prescriptions-33413153

zulu trader
01/27/2023 6:15 pm

ChiefDog
Reply to  zulu trader
01/27/2023 6:26 pm

What a douchebag for a mayor.

rip58
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 6:46 pm

We’re not Detroit !!!!

Snafu
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:01 pm

Damn, he really is.

ChiefDog
Reply to  ChiefDog
01/27/2023 7:04 pm

Meanwhile…

zulu trader
01/27/2023 6:14 pm

goes live at 7:00

zulu trader
01/27/2023 6:13 pm

zulu trader
01/27/2023 5:54 pm
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