Morning Huddle – Spags Starting To Fill Defensive Staff

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Chiefs news for 8 February 2019

Breaking News:

Report: Chiefs to hire David Merritt as secondary coach | Chiefs Wire

The Chiefs are hiring former Jaguars assistant DL coach David Merritt as their defensive backs coach, per source. He previously worked with new DC Steve Spagnuolo.

Spagnuolo eval will help decide Chiefs future of Justin Houston | 247Sports

At the moment, Spagnuolo is in the process of evaluating the defensive personnel, and then from there meetings will take place to decide the course of action the team will take on Houston and other players.

Contextualizing Mahomes: How did Chiefs QB’s grades stack up vs. Brees, Brady and even 2011 Aaron Rodgers? | The Athletic

A QB review by the one and only Seth Keysor. Behind a paywall.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach leaves door open for a Kareem Hunt return |Chiefs Wire

Veach iterated that he never speaks in absolutes, so there wasn’t a yes or no to this question about Hunt. He did claim there is a possibility that a scenario arises where Hunt could return but likened it to “being on the back burner.” There is a lot that Hunt needs to do to prove that he deserves another chance.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach seeks to curtail Patrick Mahomes’ basketball games | KC Star

“As soon as I saw it, it probably took me about 2 seconds to call his agent and tell him that was a big no-no,” Veach told Soren Petro of WHB (810 AM) on Thursday.

Kansas City Chiefs draft wish list: David Montgomery, Iowa State, running back | Arrowhead Addict

Montgomery is a talented running back that I believe is flying a little bit under the radar. He does not possess incredible speed or great power, but he has a nice balance of both. The last time the Chiefs drafted a running back in the first three rounds, the pick was Kareem Hunt out of Toledo. If not for off the field issues, Hunt would still be on the team and likely signing an extension during the offseason.

Chiefs consider contracts of Ford, Houston, Berry, Hill, Jones: Who stays, who goes? | KC Star

Franchising Ford would cost the Chiefs about $16 million in 2019 — such an arrangement would mean they’d pay him a one-year contract worth an average of the top five salaries for players at his position — and Ford said after the season he’d welcome the designation. Houston, who carries a $21.1 million cap hit for 2019, could be asked to restructure his current deal, but those discussions have not yet occurred.

How the Kansas City Chiefs can improve the fan experience at Arrowhead Stadium | Arrowhead Addict

Let’s start with the worst offender of them all: parking. The parking situation at Arrowhead is frankly terrible. The system ensures that you are stuck in long lines all while having forked over a small fortune simply to park. I’m not kidding when I say that my tickets to the game cost less than parking. That is not okay.

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
02/08/2019 9:34 am

Staff starting to shape up. Hope it continues!

Anthony Stratton
Admin
02/08/2019 9:08 am

Leaf
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 9:12 am

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Leaf
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 9:15 am

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Warpath
Warpath
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 9:41 am

Truly a Beast.

Panzer85
Panzer85
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 12:50 pm

Those shots on Elway just give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Panzer85
02/08/2019 1:03 pm

And probably explains some of Elways questionable QB decisions as of late…

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 9:18 am

Number 58 is the biggest reason that I’m Chiefs fan I’m not sure if I should love him or hate him for that

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 9:20 am

Same … DT brought me in to the fold for sure. Definitely love him for it haha!

Tarkus
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 9:27 am

Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes. Why wouldn’t you love being a Chiefs fan (at least now)?

Panzer85
Panzer85
Reply to  Tarkus
02/08/2019 10:45 am

I don’t think he meant now. Try the last 49 years. ?

Tarkus
Reply to  Panzer85
02/08/2019 2:22 pm

Mahomes is worth the last 49 years!

saskwatch
saskwatch
02/08/2019 8:22 am

Brrrrr. -44 F here this morning (-55 F with windchill).

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 7:56 am

Just wanted to let everyone thanks for the support last night I went back and read some of the posts that came after I went to bed. I have people in my life as pretty much everyone does that I can talk to and get support from and I do that. But this is an interesting community of people and I find that though I don’t actually know any of you it does help to air things out a little bit here. The support and advice is appreciated.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 8:05 am

I’m just getting caught up and literally just saw the news. Terribly sorry to hear about his passing, but he’s no longer in pain. We’re all here for each other, and yes, sometimes its the strangers on a computer screen who can be easier to open up with.

Let us know if you need anything brother.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 8:16 am

Thanks, really I’m just worried about my mom at this point. Of course I’m sad and going to miss him for a long time, but as others have said the best way to show my love for him is try to emulate him as a man. I really do feel like a very lucky person to have had him as my father and spent as much time with him as I did.

My mom has spent the last 42 years married to dad and longer than that with him. They really seemed to operate as one. She is a little lost right now so I am going to focus on her.

My kiddos took it a little rough too, but they are kids and seem to be more resilient that adults. Its awesome to have them around though as they can absolutely lift anyone’s spirits with hugs smiles and laughs.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 8:22 am

Yup, just be there for her. I know with my dad it wasn’t until everything was done and I actually had time to stop making plans and phone calls etc did it really hit me.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 9:03 am

Helping others can be therapeutic. But you need help from those you are helping and others too. Don’t try to just carry the burden alone. It’s too much. But sharing it and you all will endure together.

Eventually you will become accustomed to the empty spot. But not soon. And it will always be empty. That’s a good thing. The more he meant the more his absence hurts. Cherish the pain as a memorial

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:17 am

Hop screen listening does seem to be a thing and actually pretty effective.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 8:25 am

Just went back and read your post man. My condolences. Never an easy time to lose someone close. That’s especially true when you lose the man that taught you to be a man.

The pain doesn’t necessarily go away completely but neither does he. You’ll think of him every time you do something he taught you. Sometimes its a great feeling or memory and sometimes its a bit sad.

It will be easy to be the tough guy that is there for everyone else. Make sure to take some time for yourself. Above all, know that you’re not alone. Vent here any time you need, my man.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  ElPasoJason
02/08/2019 8:45 am

Dad helped me build the house I live in, moved in January 2 2014. We did everything framing, dried it in (windows, siding, roofing) wiring, plumbing, flooring, installed the cabinets, trenches the power line in (the power company pulled the line). Only things we didn’t do is pour the basement, HVAC, insulation (had it spray foamed) and the sheetrock. My wife mom and mother in law did the painting inside I skipped out there. Since then we built a 36 by 72 shop beside the house. Dad is everywhere I turn and he is awesome.

We did have help from time to time, but of the things we did 85-90% of the time it was just dad and me. Oh and we built it 1.5 times. We had it framed and shorted when it was tore down by a tornado and we had to start back with floor joists.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 8:53 am

Wow, awesome! I can barely stop my kitchen cabinets from squeaking. What a great man!

Keep those memories!

Panzer85
Panzer85
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 11:16 am

You talking about him is therapeutic in a lot of ways, I’m sure. Makes me think of Jack from This Is Us. Super special and still affecting lives years after he passed away.comment image

I think of my dad as more of this guy…
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I guess I’m pretty lucky, too… ?

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
02/08/2019 11:23 am

I’m sure you have other things on your mind, but perhaps that 67 C-10 and your dad’s 454 will help keep your mind from wondering too much in the coming months.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
02/08/2019 7:13 am

Can anyone tell me why the H we’re gonna give Pat a 200 million contract before (way before) his rookie deal is up? Name me ONE good reason why this makes any sense.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 7:15 am

The only thing I’ve got is they feel it’s cheaper now than when the bill comes due. That’s all I can see to justify it.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 7:24 am

15 years, 33.3 million/yr, $500,000,000

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 7:26 am

2021 strike. If you don’t have a long term deal before then he’s a free agent.

And the whole question/prediction of what will the salary cap be after the new CBA.

Leaf
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 8:02 am

I’m not worried about that stuff just yet. We cant extend him until after next year at the earliest all the numbers and talk are speculation and rumors. Most with very little, if any, substance.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
02/08/2019 7:02 am

Chiefs hire former DL coach as their DB coach?
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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 7:05 am

It would appear to be a typo on the DL part. From his wikipedia page, he has been a DB coach since 2006.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Merritt

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 8:06 am

I think he had accepted a job as a DL coach for Jax, but hadn’t actually started it, then came to work for us.

Tarkus
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 9:29 am

Also, Reid started out as an OL coach, and now he’s considered a QB whisperer. Just because someone coaches one position doesn’t mean they’re clueless about the rest of football.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
02/08/2019 6:58 am

Seth’s charting system: every play is WOW

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
02/08/2019 6:23 am

Is anyone else not completely pleased with the EB situation? I am a bit angry at how it’s already dragging out. The guy needs to just retire already. This is him holding the team hostage. Have the surgery and play, or retire and make your own choices on your own timeline, Eric.

Tyrone
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 6:30 am

Downvotes incoming…..

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Tyrone
02/08/2019 6:36 am

Why? I like EB, but this is becoming a circus.

Dave
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 6:40 am

He’s stalling until he is certain that he wont recover by March 15th and fail his physical. That way his salary is guaranteed. I hate to think of EB in those terms, but it sure looks like what’s going on

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Dave
02/08/2019 6:46 am

That’s exactly what I’m seeing.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Dave
02/08/2019 7:08 am

What would an injury retirement do to the Chiefs’ cap?

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 7:12 am

I want to know that as well.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 7:37 am

Looks like the signing bonus residue is accelerated

For Berry that’s a 12m hit now. 6m for two years if after June 1.

Smarter people than me can correct me if I’m wrong. (Less smart people too, but there aren’t many of those)

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Dave
02/08/2019 7:27 am

Its the other way around. Since he finished the season playing, he pretty much gets an auto pass on the physical. If he were to fail a physical after playing the last game, then basically its considered “his fault” and means he loses money.

However if he has surgery, it means he can’t take the physical due to football injuries, and his money is guaranteed.

The way its being handled means all signs point towards EB and the Chiefs working together and that all the angst is solely in the mind of fans.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 7:54 am

I’m just done with it. I feel like he’s playing the Chiefs for fools…and holding their S situation hostage. Again.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:08 am

According to Brett Veach yesterday, it would seem more like the team is setting the timeline here, making sure that its done correctly. He’s been in Green Bay the last few days, notably where one of the best foot/heel surgeons resides.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 8:10 am

So we’re to trust the team to set the timeline here? We’ve had an entire season of Berry riding the bench and here we are still talking about Fing treatment options. Total failure all around

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:16 am

Assborg told me they have

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:19 am

A tool

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:20 am

If it weren’t so much of a hassle, I had been tempted to create a cyborg doctor account on here to write up all the injury reports and to speculate about what all the injuries are…

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 8:32 am

Ohhh I might be interested in that

Leaf
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 8:45 am

Make sure the prognosis is always over the top.

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 9:10 am

Or…

“I have no clue about Player X’s injury, because I’m not a doctor and have no access to said player’s medical file. However, I can tell you how to peel a banana”

Panzer85
Panzer85
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 11:26 am

But how long before the “little groin” jokes get old?

Spoiler
Okay, I know they never get old. ?

Anthony Stratton
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 8:18 am

I am definitely not saying that, however them getting as many outside opinions as possible (which is what they’re doing) before deciding what to do is probably a good thing.

I am simply addressing the idea that the Chiefs and EB are out trying to find ways to screw each other over money. Also, by the sound of how things are going, I would also point out it doesn’t sounds like they intend to cut him.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 8:23 am

They’ve had an entire SEASON to gather opinions. I’m just over it man. I freakin loved EB, he’s the only Jersey I have, but he’s driving me bonkers. I think Dorsey left a bad taste in his mouth with the cancer stipulation he wanted to put in his contract and ever since he’s viewed the entire organization through a different lens.

Leaf
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:42 am

Maybe, maybe not. You act like its way to go see a specialist. You can’t just call them on the phone and have an appointment for tomorrow. It took me 2 weeks to see a urologist for my kidney stone, and another 3 weeks before I could have surgery. It’s only been three weeks since our last game. If he’s even had a couple of exams in that time, he’s moving quickly.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 8:56 am

First off, you’re talking about NFL players who get MRIs and surgeries same or next day. I work at a specialist (urology) office, and can attest that VIPs get in same day or whenever the hell they want, basically. Again, hes had the entire season to seek medical advice, how in the fuck does he not have a plan already.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 8:58 am

Good thing for Berry he had, at minimum 17 weeks to have this appointment. Has had three more since season’s end.

Leaf
Reply to  Anthony Stratton
02/08/2019 8:36 am

Damn it Tony. Stop taking away our tin foil hats.

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 8:42 am

Oh no, hes one of them now! Quick put on your hats before he fills it with facts and logic!

Leaf
Reply to  ElPasoJason
02/08/2019 8:51 am

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ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 8:55 am

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Leaf
Reply to  ElPasoJason
02/08/2019 9:01 am

Oh no. Weird Al is in danger. He needs to watch out for the machine gun jubblies.

Leaf
Reply to  Tyrone
02/08/2019 8:08 am

Nah. He’s not Gersidi76.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 9:00 am

Gersidi is just misunderstood. He presents unpopular opinions and makes it sound as if he expects them to be popular. People then feel compelled to demonstrate they are not, in fact, popular. It’s just a phrasing thing.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 9:02 am

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Leaf
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 9:09 am

Oh I don’t hate the guy. I actually agree with him that he makes a lot of the same opinions as others, and yet gets down voted while they get up voted. I was more poking fun at the whole down voting situation yesterday.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Leaf
02/08/2019 9:18 am

I know, Leaf. You weren’t my intended audience.

Brylowman
Brylowman
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 1:18 pm

He has said that he is Pete Sweeney, if so, a lot is explained in his behavior.

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 6:57 am

I think he just needs ONE more season to consider his treatment options

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  QuackTastic
02/08/2019 6:57 am

Third time is the charm, eh?

QuackTastic
QuackTastic
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 8:17 am

Hes played 3 games since getting paid. 3 games in two seasons.

Panzer85
Panzer85
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 11:11 am

Imagine if he had caught that interception in the first half of the AFCCG. We might be praising him and talking about how important he was to the defense last year without even playing for 25% of the season.

That being said, it’s so fishy and stupid that the secretive whatever-it-is-they’re-doing is extending into the offseason. I get the runaround during the season because you don’t want distractions (even though it’s a distraction to the fans!) and possibly he can’t play in any games the rest of the season if he gets the surgery, but when the predication is that “The only thing that can truly fix it is time or surgery” and they don’t do something about it immediately after the season is over, possibly (probably) compromising the use of Berry in 2019/2020, it makes the situation look even MORE mishandled.

I would love for Berry to get over this and come back in 2019 and be a beast. I’d also like a million bucks to fall into my lap (small bills, please, and not “literally” into my lap. More to the side on the ground next to me.) but it seems unlikely at the moment. I would’ve thought that, if they don’t do something as quick as the D.C. change happened in the Berry case that, there isn’t a plan for Berry to play in 2019. Even when I eventually hear “Berry gets surgery and will be back september/october of 2019” I will believe it when I see it.

Berry hasn’t burnt any bridges for me with whatever has really been going on, but the tinder is light and dry at the moment…

Team Player
Team Player
02/08/2019 6:16 am

I’m relieved to see that Merritt has the bulk of his experience as DB coach. I want the assistants to have experience with the position.

Great collection for an off day WMD

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 8:13 am

The NCAA would lose out big time if the NFL started their own developmental league. The schools that just hand out degrees to anyone who can play would be the most impacted.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
Reply to  workingmansdead
02/08/2019 8:29 am

The larger power schools that are not educating players or even recruiting players capable of education will suffer not so much financially but with less success. These type of players would just start to forgo any college at all and go straight to being paid to play. And yes down with the NCAA they are criminal.

d-block
d-block
02/08/2019 6:10 am

There should be a minor league for NFL. Hell, bring back NFL Europe.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  d-block
02/08/2019 6:22 am

Would love the AAF to become affiliated with the NFL as a minor league system.

d-block
d-block
Reply to  SCKSChief
02/08/2019 6:30 am

That would be pretty awesome. Though, I’d prefer they rename all the AAF teams. They sound as stupid as soccer teams.

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles
Reply to  d-block
02/08/2019 8:42 am

Haha, I haven’t even seen the names, but I can already imagine. Why is it so difficult for teams to come up with decent names & uniforms? They always seem like they’re done by excited 9 year olds..

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason
Reply to  Chickennpickles
02/08/2019 8:49 am

What? You don’t like the Toledo snowball fight and the Western Kentucky Boobs?

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  d-block
02/08/2019 7:07 am

I agree with one caveat. And it’s a huge one.

The physical demands of football make for a very short window of career time. A minor league would eat into that.

You can argue that CFB is a minor league. I’d agree with you. Problem is, that would be completely unfeasible if the NFL took it over. Player ability cannot be reliably predicted like the NBA. It’s more like MLB pitching. But with a 8-10 year HS to retirement window.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Team Player
02/08/2019 7:14 am

I think the minor leagues would still have to adopt rules like the AAF though (no kickoffs, no onside attempts, etc.) to take away a number of opportunities for injury.

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