Chiefs news for 30 June 2020
The challenge comes on the heels of multiple talking heads across the league arguing that someone other than Hill may, in fact, be the fastest player in the league. In addition to those analyst ramblings, even other players have challenged Hill’s throne as the fastest in the game, like new Miami Dolphin running back Matt Breida recently did on Good Morning Football. Hill’s 100-yard dash time in high school was fast enough to be an Olympic finalist, so we kind of doubt Breida can actually beat him.
Thirty-seven years after the death of Kansas City Chiefs running back Joe Delaney, his heroic legacy is still being honored by those who know his story. Now, everyone who visits Chennault Park in Monroe, Louisiana, will have an opportunity to learn of his courage and sacrifice. On Saturday, a monument to Delaney was unveiled close to the pond where he drowned trying to rescue three children on June 29, 1983.
Did Frank Clark’s Contract Seal Chris Jones’ Fate in KC? | ArrowheadReport
There’s an in interesting lesson in the Chiefs’ contract impasse with Chris Jones.
Whenever a team makes a big splash by acquiring a player from somewhere else, there will be ripples coming from within. A year after K.C. traded first- and second-round picks to Seattle for pass-rusher Frank Clark, then signed him to a five-year, $105.5 million contract, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the building that would call the move a mistake. And really, it wasn’t one. Clark made an immediate impact as the Chiefs’ once-dreadful defense improved, and was one of the best players on the field for the franchise’s first Super Bowl win in a half-century. But even now, the impact of giving Clark what they did, which is what it was always going to take to get him signed (the franchise tag set the bar for comp, and Dallas’s DeMarcus Lawrence set the bar for money), is being felt. Jones wants $21 million per year, or thereabouts, and that figure isn’t something he and his camp pulled out of the sky. When the Chiefs paid Clark, they set the floor for Jones, who, obviously, could look at what they were giving someone from the outside, and wonder what that should mean for the earning power of someone who’d actually built up some capital inside the building before it was time to actually get paid. And so if you ask me whether or not Jones is going to get a deal by the July 15 deadline for one, I think it boils down to the Chiefs’ willingness to go to $21 million per with Jones, which is a result of their willingness to go there with Clark.
The Patriots will be better, no doubt, with Cam Newton at the helm as opposed to second-year signal caller Jarrett Stidham or veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer. This particular point is not really up for debate, even if Newton is still suffering effects from lingering injuries going back his days in Carolina. But the question remains: are the Patriots better than they were in 2019?
The answer seems to be clearly “no, they are not.” Newton has been a great quarterback, but four years or so have passed since he was playing at a Pro Bowl level. While talented, he certainly does not possess the knowledge of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel’s offense that Tom Brady does. To that end, the significantly short amount of time that Newton has to learn the offense is not ideal. The Patriots will also miss Brady’s football acumen on the field in 2020.
In 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid were penalized for violating the league’s anti-tampering policy in pre-free agency (a policy which has since been modified). The league determined the Chiefs had contacted free agent-to be wide receiver Jeremy Maclin three days prior to the opening of free agency in 2015. For their first offense, Kansas City was fine in excess of $300,000 (and no, the money doesn’t matter to the Chiefs, either). The Chiefs were also docked a third round pick and a sixth round pick.
“Crennel is in his 38th NFL season and seventh with the Houston Texans in 2020, where he serves as associate head coach after time as the team’s defensive coordinator. He came to Houston in 2014 following a three-year stint with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-12) where he served as defensive coordinator (2010-11), interim head coach (2011) and head coach (2012). Crennel was also the Cleveland Browns head coach from 2005-08. From 2001-04, he was the defensive coordinator with the New England Patriots, where he helped the team win three Super Bowls and was the PFWA’s 2003 Assistant Coach of the Year. He also was Cleveland’s defensive coordinator/defensive line coach in 2000, defensive line coach with the New York Jets (1997-99) and the defensive line coach for New England (1993-96). He began his NFL coaching career with the New York Giants in 1981 and spent 12 seasons (1981-92) as defensive line coach, special teams coach and special teams/defensive assistant coach. Crennel was a key component to the success of three Bills – Parcells, Belichick, and O’Brien. He has coached in six Super Bowls (XXI and XXV with the Giants and XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX with the Patriots), with five titles.“