Morning Huddle: 2021 Opponents

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Chiefs opponents are set, Hitch returns from Covid/IR, Mike Danna is placed on Covid/IR. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

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Here’s a Look at the Chiefs’ 2021 Opponents | Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs still have some unfinished business this season, but with the 2020 campaign officially in the books, we now know all of the Chiefs’ opponents for next year.

In addition to AFC West divisional opponents, the Chiefs will take on the AFC North, NFC East and the first-place finishers from the AFC South (Tennessee Titans) and AFC East (Buffalo Bills). The latter two games were determined because of Kansas City’s first place standing in the AFC West.

Chiefs rookie DE Mike Danna placed on reserve/COVID-19 list | ChiefsWire

According to the NFL’s official transaction report, the Chiefs placed rookie DE Mike Danna on the reserve/COVID-19 list. If you’ll recall, players that are placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list do not have to test positive for the virus, they can simply be deemed high-risk close contacts to someone who tested positive. If Danna is a high-risk close contact, he has to spend five days on the list without a positive test before he’s able to be removed from the list.

Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy has completed HC interviews with 5 teams | ChiefsWire

We’d already learned that Bieniemy completed interviews with both the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bieniemy also completed an interview with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday and wrapped up interviews with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars today.

Bieniemy has now interviewed with five of the six teams that have head-coaching vacancies this offseason. The only team that has surprisingly did not request a head-coaching interview with Bieniemy is the Houston Texans. They appeared to be a prime landing spot for Bieniemy, but they seem to have different plans, at least for now.

Anthony Hitchens is back with Chiefs after stint on COVID reserve list | AA

Anthony Hitchens sounds like he’s back. The exhale you’re likely also hearing is that of the Kansas City Chiefs coaches who are glad to see him back at work at Arrowhead to help bolster a defense that’s missing key places in the heart of it all.

Hitchens landed on the COVID-19/reserve list two weeks ago which kept him out of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17 as well as the previous win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16. The team’s linebacking corps has stepped up in the wake of missing players, but it’s the sort of defensive tension that likely would not hold for another week or two.

Kansas City Chiefs enter playoffs as Super Bowl favorite; Tampa Bay Buccaneers biggest liability for some sportsbooks | ESPN.com

On New Year’s Day, bookmaker William Hill U.S. took a six-figure bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl, but the defending champions are not the sportsbook’s biggest concern heading into the playoffs.

The Chiefs are the consensus Super Bowl favorite, listed at +190 at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill. The Green Bay Packers are next at +450, followed by the Buffalo Bills (+700) and New Orleans Saints (+750). The Buccaneers are +1,000.

The Chiefs have attracted the most bets and most money in William Hill’s Super Bowl futures market. The Packers have the second-most Super Bowl bets, followed by the Buccaneers, Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers.

As the weather turns cold, these teams are heating up at just the right time | NFL.com

It’s easy to identify the dominant teams in this year’s playoffs, studs like the Chiefs, Packers, Saints and Bills. It’s harder to pick out who’s going to be the next version of the 2007 and 2011 Giants, the 2010 Packers, the 2012 Ravens or the 2015 Broncos — surprising champions of the last 15 years that found a way to weather adversity and ultimately turn hard times into helpful motivation.

If there’s anybody in the NFL who knows a thing or two about such postseason magic, it’s Brady. He won his first championship, in 2001, after an official used the “Tuck Rule” to overturn a game-wrecking fumble in a Divisional playoff win over the Raiders. Brady’s last championship, in 2018, had plenty to do with Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford lining up offsides when Brady tossed what would’ve been a game-ending interception late in the Patriots’ AFC Championship win. As brilliant as Brady has been throughout his career, he knows a break or two doesn’t hurt along the way.

NFL Power Rankings: B/R’s Expert Consensus Rank for Every Team Entering Playoffs | B/R

[Chiefs – 1] The Kansas City Chiefs entered Week 17 in the most enviable of positions. At 14-1, what happened Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers didn’t matter. Regardless of the outcome, the defending Super Bowl champions were the AFC’s No. 1 seed and would be watching the Wild Card Round from home.

“Maybe the extra rest will come back and bite them in the butt,” he said. “Maybe all the close calls as of late are a harbinger of doom. Or maybe the Chiefs will play up to their potential in two weeks and cruise into the AFC Championship Game. I’m not betting against a team led by Patrick Mahomes.”

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
01/07/2021 11:10 am

I sure hope we see the REAL Chiefs offense in the playoffs. The knock-off version hasn’t been as enjoyable.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/07/2021 11:13 am

A healthy OL goes a long way.

upamtn
01/07/2021 10:02 am

I’m still struck by the irony of a “no politics” rule for a blog that was started by some guys who didn’t like being told what they could or couldn’t post … and it really is sad that we (using the “editorial we”) can’t be grown up and civil enough to have an intelligent conversation about political and/or social differences

Colin Kaepernick? oh yeah, HUGE fan … he was a GREAT player! (in one game, at least, I’m pretty sure)

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 10:31 am

Fuck trump

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/07/2021 11:09 am

This is why.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/07/2021 11:37 am

But he’s right

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/07/2021 12:23 pm

It doesn’t matter.

Jtownchief
Jtownchief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 9:22 am

Fuck Biden

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 10:56 am

It got BAD over the summer, ups. I wouldn’t call this a lesson learned because we don’t learn. It certainly is sad, but see the Caning of Charles Sumner for how political conversations turn violent even in Congress. The best of us, the most skilled in maneuvering political environments, still resort to violence and aggression. We’re all human despite the attempts by social scientists to make anger verboten.

upamtn
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 11:15 am

anger, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily a “bad” thing … how it’s released, OTOH, can have disastrous results

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 11:20 am

anger is one of the three primal emotions across the animal kingdom. Trying to deny it or suppress it is disastrous as you said. Modern social science has been pushing us to remove outlets for aggression for decades. I suspect that’s one cause in the rise of school shootings and domestic terrorism.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 12:05 pm

So we’re just mindless animals?

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:09 pm

I’m confused. What are you talking about?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 12:11 pm

You are comparing human beings to animals. We aren’t part of the animal kingdom.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:19 pm

?

pompano
pompano
Reply to  pompano
01/07/2021 12:21 pm

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo

upamtn
Reply to  pompano
01/07/2021 12:37 pm

winner of the iNterWeBz for the day

Kings Play Chess On Fine Grass Sometimes (you forgot SPECIES, Dude)

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
01/07/2021 12:45 pm

? Really? Come on man, you know what I believe.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 1:35 pm

I honestly did not know you believed that. I assumed you belived man was a special creation above all other animals by virtue of having a soul but still animal.
*I went to parochrial school for 8 yrs and that was the dogma.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
01/07/2021 2:04 pm

It’s cool man. See, I think you are more special and unique than you do. 😊

pompano
pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 2:13 pm

i do not disagree 🙂

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 1:36 pm

Doesn’t matter what you believe. We are part of the animal kingdom, whether or not you like it.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/07/2021 2:06 pm

Actually, what you believe is everything

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:31 pm

That’s fundamentally wrong. Every animal has the minimum capacity for fear, anger, and happiness. They are the three basic emotions across the entire evolutionary chain. Higher evolved animals in the chain have a more complex range of emotions. Pack animals, especially primates, express almost the same range of emotions that humans do. Those emotions feed into our behaviors and personality. My point is that denying outlets for primal emotions is an incredibly dangerous thing.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 12:43 pm

I am fundamentally wrong if evolution us true. I don’t believe it is.

upamtn
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:50 pm

=ahem=

I’m sorry, but it’s true … it doesn’t make you a “bad person” … nor does it make you less of a Chiefs fan

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 4:13 pm

Gee Ups, I feel so much better now. 😉

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 1:00 pm

We do have absolute proof of that, both genetically and in the fossil record. Not only that, but we are able to use evolution as a tool to develop better food and better or different animals.

It’s just the way it is.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:33 pm

We actually ARE a part of the animal kingdom.

upamtn
Reply to  MasterChief
01/07/2021 12:39 pm

troof

upamtn
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:34 pm

right … we’re VEGETABLES! (and I don’t carrot all what you say about it)

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 12:37 pm

I thought I have bean a legume my whole life.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 12:38 pm

You’re a human bean!

upamtn
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 12:52 pm

Vive Le France!
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upamtn
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 12:47 pm

visualize whirled peas!

(yes, you ARE nuts)

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 11:21 am
upamtn
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 11:32 am

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 11:53 am

This is absolutely not true.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:07 pm

What’s not true?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 12:10 pm

 The best of us, the most skilled in maneuvering political environments, still resort to violence and aggression.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/07/2021 12:30 pm

If you want to be the best in anything, you have to be aggressive in your efforts to achieve the goal.

Aggressive is not a bad thing.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 12:33 pm

Sure, it’s one of the Big Five personality traits. Football players are aggressive but also cooperative. Team sports demand it. The aggressive, uncooperative players get kicked off the team as uncoachable locker room cancers.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 12:03 pm

Freedom of Speech has been cut off at AG?

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Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 12:33 pm

It’s interesting that once a sufficient quantity is achieved, freedom of speech becomes irrelevant because no single voice can be understood among the cacophony of voices.

It’s like being in a room overstuffed with parrots arguing over the best way to get out of the room.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 12:33 pm

Not to mention it only delayed the conversation to another night. Unless we are now going the way of a Sweeney led site, where we are told what subjects we can speak of on an open thread.

What happened last night was suppression of free speech. The very thing this site was founded on.

upamtn
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 12:46 pm

I stand by my basic premise …
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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 12:52 pm

Even though I would have stayed away from AG last night if it was open for politics, it might be a good idea to put up a colosseum zone where everyone can fight with <names removed because I don’t want to engage them> in addition to a politics-free safe zone for others.

upamtn
Reply to  MasterChief
01/07/2021 12:57 pm

I remember the days (over there, years ago) when we had Fanposts with 500 comments, most of them socio-economically-politically based threads and “debates” … it was glorious

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 1:01 pm

I remember too, just not fondly.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  MasterChief
01/07/2021 12:59 pm

That is what we did during the election, and I didn’t see any complaints. Politics stayed out of the non political open thread. I bounced between both.

I am fine with suspending accounts or outright banning users that act in a harmful and disrespectful manner, but basically turning an open thread into a censored forum feels wrong on this site.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 1:00 pm

I agree with you. There should have been 2 threads.

larch
larch
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 1:02 pm

I also agree.

larch
larch
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 1:14 pm

Is there an issue of staffing on AG, it sounds like things have been run here by a smaller group, kinda like a volunteer organization where the same core does most of the work and yearns for an influx of help, don’t know whether putting up two OTs simultaneously is manageable in that light. But maybe that’s irrelevant. Certainly the issue of open topics is serious, that’s why I’m weighing in rather than clicking an up or down vote. Is AG a community forged from Chiefs fandom but extending to our broader interests or are we a community dedicated exclusively to Chiefs football content? I choose the former of those two.

Last edited 19 days ago by larch
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 1:41 pm

This site is run by volunteers. That is why I never complain about content. I also applaud all of their efforts regularly.

That is why the decision to limit the user generated content is perplexing.

upamtn
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 1:55 pm

here! here! or there! there! or hear! hear! or what EVER …

upamtn
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 1:53 pm

well, that’s just it … OT’s should NEVER be “serious” or “taken seriously” … for that matter, the whole phuquing blog shouldn’t be taken seriously: football only football only only football =perk= ohhhhhh pretty barely-legal asian girls!!!

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 1:59 pm

fify

pretty bare, legal asian girls

larch
larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 2:19 pm

Yes, that I get, it is the question of open content and the direction of this site that has import for all AGers.

upamtn
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 1:02 pm

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 1:04 pm
upamtn
Reply to  HawaiiFiveOh
01/07/2021 1:47 pm

I know, right?

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  upamtn
01/07/2021 1:59 pm

Incidentally, New Years burned me out. I haven’t had a drink since then. Not even a desire. I’ve got some good beer sitting in the fridge too.

slackator
slackator
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 1:57 pm

especially when the ones who usually bring up politics most nights are the ones saying no politics tonight. I would have stayed away from AG last night if politics was discussed but that doesnt mean that it should be banned when its normally a discussable topic. Make 2 threads and move on

workingmansdead
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 1:57 pm

That makes more work for me

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  workingmansdead
01/07/2021 2:03 pm

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HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 2:31 pm

*chef’s kiss* beautiful response

workingmansdead
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/07/2021 3:00 pm

lol

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
01/07/2021 8:19 am

Primetime games: Bills, Steelers, Ravens, Raiders (for old times sake, because they will be worse next season than they were this one).

larch
larch
01/07/2021 7:51 am

Truckin into the playoffs.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 8:01 am

I can see clearly now the Chiefs will win.

larch
larch
Reply to  rip58lovealways
01/07/2021 8:30 am

I upvoted this knowing full well the games will be played and anything can happen. Not looking for a fight. Or…

larch
larch
Reply to  rip58lovealways
01/07/2021 8:55 am

Hey rip58: have you tried that honey garlic marinade yet?

larch
larch
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 9:14 am

If there’s interest, the booklet that recipe came from is called Barbecue on a Budget by Sifto Salt, written and compiled by Anne Borella, Food Consultant, published by Domtar Chemicals Group, Sifto Salt Division, Copyright 1979 Domtar Inc.. There’s a bunch of good, basic recipes in there.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  larch
01/07/2021 9:26 am

Yes sir, used it on chicken quarters last weekend, turned out good. Can’t wait to use it on pork butts..
And thank you

larch
larch
Reply to  rip58lovealways
01/07/2021 9:54 am

Glad to read that, and you’re welcome.

Warpath
Warpath
01/07/2021 7:09 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Warpath
01/07/2021 9:31 am

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Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
01/07/2021 6:08 am

Thanks chef! Love the huddle

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