Morning Huddle: Colquitt Returns!

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Our all time favorite specialist returns, Punter Dustin Colquitt signs to the practice squad. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 8 January 2020

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Chiefs to sign P Dustin Colquitt to practice squad | ChiefsWire

According to numerous reports, Kansas City intends to sign their former punter, Dustin Colquitt, to the practice squad. The Chiefs released Colquitt following the 2019 NFL season after 15 years of serving as the starting punter in Kansas City. Colquitt has since bounced around a bit, in hopes of extending his playing career, spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and most recently the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kansas City seems to be interested in the luxury of having an extra specialist on the practice squad given the current COVID-19 situation across the league. Adding Colquitt to the roster protects them if one of their two specialists were exposed to the virus and placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It also adds a well-liked player back to the locker room ahead of a playoff run, which should provide a big morale boost to all the players.

Tyrann Mathieu: Saints, 49ers or Bears should inquire about Texans QB Deshaun Watson | ChiefsWire

Mathieu believes that the New Orleans Saints, the San Francisco 49ers, or the Chicago Bears should be the teams to reach out and see if Watson would be available in trade. It’s no coincidence that the only teams that came to mind are NFC teams. Mathieu probably doesn’t want to have to play against Watson in the AFC and if the Texans were to make a trade, they’d probably be thinking the same thing.

Report: Deshaun Watson advocated for Eric Bieniemy as head coach | PFT

Albert Breer of SI.com supplies another reason for Watson’s consternation. Per Breer, Watson advocated for the Texans to hire Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The Texans, however, became the only team with a vacancy to not even interview Bieniemy.

Breer explains that Mahomes “put in a strong word” for Bieniemy, which prompted Watson to push for Bieniemy. The Texans, who had said they’d consult with Watson, ignored Watson’s suggestion. And that undoubtedly has contributed to the consternation and frustration that Watson is currently feeling.

Chiefs news: Brandt Tilis, Ryan Poles interview for Panthers GM job | AA

It’s not easy to keep a stacked roster together in the NFL. Chiefs cap guru Brandt Tilis deserves a ton of credit for his work: it takes foresight, discipline, creativity and shrewd decision-making to make all this happen.

It looks like Poles will interview Wednesday for the Carolina job. A rising star who we had on our watch list last week, the 35-year-old was Matt Ryan’s left guard at Boston College.

PFF projects Bashaud Breeland will re-sign with Chiefs | AA

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland comes in at No. 90 overall on their list, and their analysis has him landing a two-year deal worth up to $10 million ($5.5M guaranteed) to stay with the Chiefs in 2021 and beyond.

That said, it’s interesting that the Chiefs would need to re-sign Breeland when the team seems quite loaded with young, cost-controlled talent at cornerback specifically for the next couple years—especially after the gift known as Deandre Baker landed in their laps at midseason.

Grading the playoff coach-QB combos; a look at Justin Fields | NFL.com

[1] Head coach (Andy Reid): A+ | QB (Patrick Mahomes): A+ Despite carrying 200-plus wins on his resume, Reid might’ve needed last year’s Super Bowl victory to fully earn the respect and recognition that he deserves. Although the veteran coach has been touted as an innovator and QB guru based on his work with Alex Smith, Donovan McNabb and others throughout his career, it has been his collaboration with Mahomes over the past three seasons that has earned him gold-jacket status as an offensive wizard. Reid has crafted an attack that lights up scoreboards around the league utilizing a variety of fun and creative play calls that showcase the exceptional talents of his quarterback and perimeter playmakers. The 25-year-old Mahomes has taken the league by storm as a generational talent with an extraordinary combination of arm talent, athleticism, instincts and intelligence. He can play the game on- or off-script while delivering jaw-dropping plays that separate him from others at the position. He’s a dazzling young player with an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP already sitting on his mantle, and it’s hard to dispute his standing as the game’s ultimate QB1. 

Next Gen Stats-based 2020 NFL All-Pro Team: Offense | NFL.com

TE Kelce had a phenomenal receiving season, regardless of position. The tight end caught 105 passes for 1,416 yards, the second most of any pass catcher in the league, and he finished tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns with 11. His 2.7 yards gained per route run were the second most among tight ends (minimum 150 routes run), and he did most of his damage as part of Kansas City’s creative offense, which often moved him around. Kelce caught 76 of his receptions, gained 1,080 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on targets aligned in the slot or wide this season, marks that are all the most among tight ends. No team uses its star tight end in a wider range of situations with such a level of success, and the Chiefs’ approach produced a banner year for him.

NFL playoff percentages: Who will reach Super Bowl LV? Hoist the Lombardi Trophy? | NFL.com

23.5% I’ve become really interested in measuring how quarterbacks perform when they’re throwing off platform. In other words, when their body or stance isn’t set in the most optimal throwing position (legs, hips, shoulder, arm alignment). My overall premise is that success in this area is part of how the position is evolving in the NFL, based on college trends (the supply of new-school QBs) and pro play-callers leveraging these physical attributes. SPOILER ALERT: Patrick Mahomes is ridiculous off platform. Thus far, I have only measured five full seasons, so consider this a preview of some articles/findings to come. But when throwing off platform, Mahomes is nearly four percent more accurate in terms of completion percentage than any other QB who attempted at least 50 off-platform passes in this span. (The Chiefs QB sits at 65.9, while Deshaun Watson ranks second at 62.0.) This is more of a cool note than a super-predictive one, because I will give you more on Kansas City after its bye, but it is worth noting that the Chiefs’ Lombardi Trophy win percentage is exactly the same as the Bills’ chance to reach the Super Bowl, which exemplifies how valuable that bye is this season in the AFC.

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
01/08/2021 11:51 am

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
01/08/2021 10:06 am

Now that the droll season is over, we can get to the real Chiefs season.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
01/08/2021 8:11 am

I thought we had two Thompsons in case of the covids.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 9:32 am

One got poached

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  Team Player
01/08/2021 10:54 am

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Nasrani
Nasrani
01/08/2021 7:46 am

Welcome back Dustin!

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zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Nasrani
01/08/2021 10:12 am

I can’t get away from this gypsy whore

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 10:44 am

And unfortunately we can’t get away from this dumbass comment.

upamtn
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/08/2021 10:48 am

well, it’s now at “minus 3” … wonder how many anti-recs it takes to make it change color (and what that color is)

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  upamtn
01/08/2021 11:44 am

Now minus-6. LOL

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 11:54 am

now 7

and as soon as that dumb fuck nas quits posting that fucking gypsy whore I will quit with the dumb ass (but true) comments

Last edited 18 days ago by zulu trader
zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 11:54 am

and fuck trump

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 11:55 am

fucking gypsy looking bitch

sorry, not trump, rather the ‘forever embedded in my brain’ ugly middle eastern gypsy whore

Last edited 18 days ago by zulu trader
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 12:49 pm

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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 1:54 pm

I enjoy the vast majority of your comments and tend to like you a lot when you’re not being a rude dick.

I happen to be in a 22 year relationship with one of these women. She is beautiful, smart, funny, and cool.

I bet you wouldn’t call her that to my face. Just fucking rude and stupid. Don’t be just another troll hiding behind the internet. I’ve seen you be better than that.

Also, I’m flagging these gypsy whore comments from now on, not that anyone will care or do anything about it.

I hope the rest of your day is exceptionally wonderful. Sounds like you could use a good day.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  MasterChief
01/08/2021 3:01 pm

We care. The site is committed to freedom of speech, but the downvotes show that the community doesn’t appreciate this nonsense. God Bless you and yours.

Last edited 18 days ago by probablyamistake
HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/08/2021 3:47 pm

Freedom of speech works for both parties involved. 🙂

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MasterChief
01/08/2021 4:53 pm

I bet your wife is better looking than that gypsy whore

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 5:33 pm

Btw, she’d be the one to knock your old ass out, if you were stupid enough to say that to her face.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MasterChief
01/08/2021 5:56 pm

That does it — I’m not inviting any of you to my house next Christmass

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 6:00 pm

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 11:55 am

…I decided to refrain cause, you know, “no politics.”

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 12:08 pm

It’s for the best. some of you people are wacky. 😉

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/08/2021 12:12 pm

LOL…”you people.”
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probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 12:16 pm

Thought you might like that

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 3:47 pm

What do YOU mean, “you people?!”

pompano
pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/08/2021 1:12 pm

i resemble that remark..

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  SCKSChief
01/08/2021 12:10 pm

oh go ahead — I’ve been told Morning Huddle is now an open thread

Last edited 18 days ago by zulu trader
slackator
slackator
Reply to  zulu trader
01/08/2021 6:24 pm

its been hours, how is this racist shit still up here and Zulu allowed to keep up the bullshit, others have been threatened to be banned or ran off the site for much much less?

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  slackator
01/08/2021 8:50 pm

go fuck yourself

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
01/08/2021 7:09 am

Thanks for the dual open threads last night. It was cathartic to have a place to express my feelings on the matter, and while it got contentious at times, we all survived.

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/08/2021 7:47 am

That’s true. At the end of the day we’re all still Chiefs fans, even if we have differing political outlooks. And that’s what’s important. Chiefs football is what brought us here and unified us.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810
Reply to  Nasrani
01/08/2021 8:12 am

So what you’re saying is that if everyone in the country became Chiefs fans, we’d all get along? 🙂

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  Slayer0810
01/08/2021 8:37 am

If that’s not the way it was meant to be, then why is our blood red?

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  Nasrani
01/08/2021 9:32 am

Plebeian

Mahomesisgreat
Mahomesisgreat
Reply to  Nasrani
01/08/2021 9:57 am

Correct.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Nasrani
01/08/2021 11:46 am

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upamtn
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/08/2021 10:49 am

first thing I was thinking: we talked politics and AG did NOT burn to the ground … it’s a phuquing MIRACLE

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
01/08/2021 7:01 am

Red Friday kingdom !!! Playoff football is here…….

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  rip58lovealways
01/08/2021 9:55 am

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