Welcome back to another installment of Lockdown of the Town, where we take a look at the latest COVID-19 updates and whatever sports news we can find to get us through the day. Hopefully, there won’t be too many more of these Lockdown editions left, but until then, let’s dive in!
That’s What Speed Do
With the draft being a few days from now, it’s likely you’ve seen countless mock drafts on your timeline, each one with its own reasoning for taking a certain need over another. The most common theme I’ve seen is taking a linebacker or secondary piece in the first or second round, which I agree with in most cases. But what about adding more speed to an already lethal offense?
According to a rumor reported by Peter King of NBC Sports, the Chiefs could possibly plan to trade up for Alabama speed threat Henry Ruggs if he falls into 20’s in the first round.
Ruggs is an exciting prospect that led all players in the NFL Combine with a 4.27 40-yard dash time. We’ve also seen what Andy Reid can do with speed in this lineup with the recent addition of Mecole Hardman. King had Ruggs going to the Philadelphia Eagles at No.21 in his most recent mock draft, so there is a possibility that the Chiefs jump up to 20 to take him off the board.
Weekly Debate Fire Starter
As workers and small business owners feel the pressure with extended stay-at-home orders across the country, a growing protest movement against such orders has taken place.
The protest against the very orders made to help slow the spread of the virus took place near the Country Club Plaza. Approximately 75 to 100 people attended a rally demanding that the orders be lifted. These followed much larger rallies earlier this week in places such as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
It’s understandable that the isolation from others and financial strain being put on the working class has caused many to become unraveled. Of course there are the fringe lunatics who believe it’s either a hoax or nothing more than the flu.
Whatever the reason may be, in my opinion, calling for orders to be completely lifted at this time seems selfish and irresponsible. We have yet to flatten the curve of infected patients in this country and we still don’t know who may have the virus considering the 14-day incubation period.
Opening all public places and businesses would only cause yet another spike in an already tragic death toll of Americans. I’m sure many are stressing about their future whether it be with jobs or the economy, but to do this now is like fumbling the ball at the two yard-line. We need to keep our wits about this and think about the vulnerable in this country!
What are your thoughts? Should we continue the stay at home order? Let us know in the comments. And as always, stay safe out there Chiefs Kingdom!