Morning Huddle – Friday

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Good morning Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ Joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for May 20, 2022

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Good morning AG! It’s Friday! Enjoy it, everyone! Let’s go!

Today in Chiefs History, what happened? Well…Ed Lothamer was born in 1942 and Yasir Durant in 1997. That’s about it . Onto The News !!

Former Chiefs QB coach Mike Kafka details his exit from Kansas City|Chiefswire

The Kansas City Chiefs lost former quarterback coach Mike Kafka to the New York Giants in 2022.

Many speculated that the opportunity to call plays was something that intrigued Kafka about the New York job. He says it’s something he wants to do, though, doesn’t know for certain whether he or Daboll will call plays for the Giants.

NFL draft hurt Chiefs’ chances of landing James Bradberry, Melvin Ingram in free agency|Chiefswire

The Kansas City Chiefs’ decisions in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft have impacted their ability to land top free agents following the draft.

Fans were taken aback when Melvin Ingram opted to sign with the Miami Dolphins over returning to the Chiefs. The same reaction happened on Wednesday when James Bradberry agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles

Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy, Tim Terry to attend NFL accelerator program at league meetings|USAToday

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Senior Director of Pro Scouting Tim Terry to represent the club for a new coaching and front office accelerator program at league meetings next week.

“The program helps ensure that clubs receive exposure to high-performing, up-and-coming NFL talent and candidates get a chance to learn the business on a working level from team owners and executives.”

Fantasy football projections for Chiefs rookie WR Skyy Moore|Chiefswire

The Chiefs added Skyy Moore with pick No. 54 in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. The question that everyone wants to know about Moore now: What will Moore’s rookie season look like?

Chiefs Fans Less Happy With Draft Class Than Expected: Report|Heavy.com

The Kansas City Chiefs had a top-ranked draft class in 2022 according to most analysts but a recent NFL study showed that the selections didn’t impress the fanbase as much as one might expect.

It’s hard to say whether there is still some bitterness after the Tyreek Hill trade and the Tyrann Mathieu departure — or if the actual draft picks upset fans — but Kansas City only finished 16th in this study despite an overwhelmingly positive reception from the media.

Todays Huddle Was Provided By ,The One And The Only , Nova Chiefs ..

Lets All Give Him A Great Welcome, I Think A Job Well Done for First Try……

Still May Have One Opening If Anyone Is Interested , Please Let Me Know , Thanks

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Nasrani
Nasrani
05/20/2022 2:53 pm

A bit (okay, very) dated, but still a cool story out of Georgia.

https://footballscoop.com/news/the-most-unique-college-football-program-in-the-country-has-found-a-great-fit-as-their-new-head-coach

In other news, nice Huddle, NoVA! And may it be the start of many more.

upamtn
Reply to  Nasrani
05/20/2022 3:19 pm

cool

3rdnlong
05/20/2022 1:39 pm

Nova, I thought this was well done. Congrats on a great first huddle and may it be the start of many future similar ones.

3rdnlong
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/20/2022 1:40 pm

And that doesn’t mean you just get to copy and paste this one and use it for future days. You do have to provide new content and all. 😀

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 2:20 pm

he promised you hookers and booze too, didn’t he?

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 4:34 pm

Hookers and blow!! 🤣🤣🤣

Last edited 30 days ago by Maw423
zulu trader
zulu trader
05/20/2022 1:04 pm

Nova!

MasterChief
MasterChief
05/20/2022 12:56 pm

Thanks Nova!

Berserker
Berserker
05/20/2022 12:31 pm

I just did a search for “w.h.o. treaty” on google, then on both duckduckgo and yahoo to compare first-page results.

This has gotten beyond ridiculous. It’s beyond parody…at this point, the most malevolent “super-MAGA” politician couldn’t clown these ignorant children more ridiculously than they clown themselves.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:05 pm

Why we got politics in the morning huddle?

Can’t you help yourself?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  zulu trader
05/20/2022 1:10 pm

Honestly been trying to stay away from it. But this just got me. One, because the WHO treaty subject is fucking scary and ridiculous. And two, because I’ve owned googl stock for a while, and remember when they actually weren’t evil. It is very upsetting to see this change. I guess newer guys have taken up the “don’t be evil” mantle now. I guess every company eventually gets old and beholden.

So, it’s not really the politics angle that got me about this. It’s the…I guess personal character and morality angle. Google now sucks, and I’m still owning it and using it, and that sucks.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:17 pm

I mean, what the fuck happened? They youngest people and college people used to be the ones for personal freedoms, against government over-reach, against censorship. What happened with this latest young generation? They seem absolutely fascinated by societal control and strategic censorship. I mean, anybody can be fascinated by those things, but it’s not supposed to be the kids who are.

It’s not a politics issue, it’s a character issue.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:20 pm

You can say what you want, and I respect that. I can say what I want, and you can suck that.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:21 pm

Thanks for being considerate.
And you can suck my balls bitch

upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
05/20/2022 1:26 pm

both of ya … chill, ok? please!

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 1:33 pm

So shut up, then? Like Zulu tried to tell me to do?

Ya know, I can talk about politics AND football AND society in general all at the same time. Actually, lots of people can do that. And, I can shut up, too, like a lot of other people who used to hang around here already have.

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upamtn
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:37 pm

I know, I’m just saying let’s “keep it civil” … not against conversation and opinions (football or not) … never have been (and you know me as well as anyone from 10-12 yrs ago and some of the extended OT’s from AP covering every possible non-football topic)

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 4:38 pm

We lost a good one the other day over this. That’s why Zulu and others are advocating NO POLITICS in the Morning Huddle.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  MasterChief
05/20/2022 4:45 pm

Who?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 5:43 pm

My personal – not political – opinion is that it’s not really political opinions that chase people away. It’s intolerance. Because, well, that’s kinda the whole purpose of intolerance, isn’t it? It’s pretty much the definition of the word.

Was Hoosier against political opinionating? Or is he worn out by the vehemence and intolerance that gets associated with some political opinions here?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 6:22 pm

The best way to learn anything is to keep doing it until you get better at it.

Stop doing something, and you will stop getting better at it. And somebody else will probably try to do it for you.

pompano
Reply to  MasterChief
05/20/2022 5:25 pm

TBF he was against politics in OTs as well, I agree on the huddle or other football specific posts.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  pompano
05/20/2022 5:49 pm

Thing is, I don’t save my opinions up just to use them on people at some set time. That’s just not why I talk to or with other people.

That’s what work meetings are for.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 2:34 pm

I do blame my own generation for a lot of it. And I think of myself as a prime example of my generation. Gen-X, the latchkey kids. I’m not gonna claim that we had it tougher than other generations before or since. But there was a big change from the older generations to ours…two working parents, higher divorce rates, both skyrocketed in the 60s-80s.

So we grew up feeling our independence. Didn’t get the help we expected, learned to not need or want any help. We became proud of that. But, that made us extremely un-prepared for mentoring the next generations…we either helicoptered them, or booted them out and expected them to be even more independent than we were. We did a disservice, in a few different ways, because we had no idea what we were supposed to do.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 5:56 pm

It’s maybe too simplistic, but I think the biggest problem with the Baby Boomer generation is just the shear number of y’all.

America wasn’t made to be driven by any one group or another. In fact, it was designed to be just the opposite. But the Boomer generation, through no fault of their own, did and still do have a very outsized influence on politics, business, traditions, everything. That just naturally makes a traffic jam situation where a few people do OK but a lot of people get stuck.

3rdnlong
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:41 pm

Berserker – Too political and not enough on the Chiefs. Please express it elsewhere.

upamtn
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/20/2022 1:49 pm

won’t disagree, specifically … however, when there are “complaints” about anything remotely political being posted “elsewhere” (evening OT for example) it does make one wonder “why bother being here at all?”

as others have noted: this site was started because of a flap over “free speech” at AP (where for YEARS evening OT’s were full of 500+ comment threads covering every conceivable topic, politics economics education etc

a blog like this is very similar to going to a bar and chatting with friends … granted it’s a sports bar, and indeed it’s a football bar (a Chiefs bar, at that) but nobody (and I mean NOBODY) can just talk “football” 24-/365 … after all, how many times can we say “great draft!” or opine that this or that player will or might be really good

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 1:52 pm

Open thread for you morons

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 2:49 pm

Shutting people up will shut down a conversation faster than anything else. I mean, kinda obviously.

You tell a room of grade school kids what they are allowed or not allowed to talk about, maybe that works. But you try that with fellow adult people, they’ll either slap you back for trying to play grown-up on other grown-ups, or they’ll just leave.

edit: In other words, I agree with you.

Last edited 30 days ago by Berserker
upamtn
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 3:20 pm

In other words, I agree with you

Lamont, my heart … I think this is the BIG ONE!

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 5:29 pm

So… Fight Club?

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 5:33 pm

Yes, both kids and adults do have that in common.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/20/2022 1:51 pm

Open thread would work

Even for a moron like beserker

upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
05/20/2022 1:53 pm

again, no need for name-calling … agree that OT is a good place

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 2:16 pm

Why don’t you mind your own business

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  3rdnlong
05/20/2022 2:34 pm

No.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 12:15 pm

FOR THE SALARY CAP POLICE 🙂

Chiefs rank near the top of the NFL in effective salary cap space, with $14,755,982 available

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 12:18 pm

The Chiefs rank seventh in the NFL with just over $7.9 million in dead cap space 

Dead Cap former players:

  • Anthony Hitchens = $4.2m
  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif = $2m
  • Tyreek Hill = $1.4m
  • Cornell Powell = $180,000

Last year Chiefs were STILL paying Eric Berry dead cap $$$.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 12:42 pm

Spotrac has them at $12.061 million available.

Either way, still seems like plenty to sign the most decent DE available on the market, WITHOUT first having to get Brown’s new contract done.

So it seems like at this point it’s a matter of the team’s own choice, instead of being trapped by cap, as to whether they sign new DL.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
05/20/2022 9:39 am

TGIRF!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beoches!!

upamtn
05/20/2022 9:39 am

wtg Nooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 12:50 pm

Just duckduckgo (I will sound like an advertisement here, but swear I’m not affiliated in any way) seems to pull up a decent list of news bits without many paywall links.

For example, here’s a kinda off-the-wall type weird story I just now ducked up, on Golf Digest of all places: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/jordan-addison-usc-nil-contract-college-football-juju-smith-schuster-chiefs “Pitt WR Jordan Addison reportedly transferring to USC on NIL mega-deal, will make more than JuJu Smith-Schuster with the Chiefs in 2022”

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 1:06 pm

It is scary, for college sports. But it’ll even out after awhile.

Heard a good point by somebody on the radio yesterday. These kids will probably still do stuff like leave early for the pros, and skip bowl games, because that is where their NEXT check is coming from…until and unless provisions against that are explicitly written into the kids’ contracts.

It is just business-101 to take your current payday for granted in favor of maximizing your next payday, so the “adults” need to not be shocked when the kids on the other side of the negotiating table prove to be just as all-business as they are.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
05/20/2022 8:22 am

Next Nan up: Nova 👍

Tony Sommer
05/20/2022 8:03 am

Congrats and thanks to Nova for his first Morning Huddle!

Also, since I’ve started archiving open threads, I’ve been thinking of doing the same for Morning Huddles so there’s only one Morning Huddle on the front page at a time. What’s everybody’s thoughts on this? Yay or nay?

rip58
Reply to  Tony Sommer
05/20/2022 8:08 am

Sounds good to me .

Tony Sommer
Reply to  NovaChiefs
05/20/2022 8:40 am

The featured articles list is an idea I’m thinking about.

The idea of archiving is that they’re still available, just hidden. For example with open threads all the archived ones are still available if you click on Open Threads at the top of the page. We’d have a similar thing for Morning Huddles if you wanted to go back and review old ones.

Maw423
Maw423
05/20/2022 7:59 am

Great job this morning Nova.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
05/20/2022 7:43 am

I think that article about the draft is mistaken they didn’t ask Chiefs fans they asked Denver, Vegas, and whatever city the Chargers are associated with fans.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
05/20/2022 7:41 am

Thanks for picking up the slack Nova

Leaf
05/20/2022 7:01 am

Wait, chiefs fans aren’t high on the draft? What fucking chiefs fans are they polling?

rip58
Reply to  Leaf
05/20/2022 7:31 am

That’s exactly what I said..I’m guessing the mentality challenged ones …

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  Leaf
05/20/2022 7:37 am

We picked the 13th WR in the draft, so obviously the other 12 guys are going to be better than him.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Leaf
05/20/2022 8:32 am

Adam Teicher?

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
05/20/2022 11:46 am

Rec’d for the Teichbag Slam … ; )

upamtn
Reply to  KCChef
05/20/2022 1:32 pm

name-calling … now that’s creative and useful and all-grown-up-mature

ok, it isn’t any of that, but whatever

upamtn
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
05/20/2022 1:30 pm

he’s a reporter, period …

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Leaf
05/20/2022 12:58 pm

I’d guess they are fans who heard Veach talk after the AFCCG about how the Dline needed to be addressed, and believed him. And who haven’t either read or been much influenced by pop media/opinion since then. I.E., fans who track big picture type stuff like what the Chiefs brass says, and who don’t keep as much track of 24-hour news cycle type stuff like draftnik minutiae.

There is room for two thoughts here.

One, I personally do like the draft. I think they got good players.

Two, I am disappointed that the Dline has not been addressed nearly as much as the Chiefs’ own GM implied that it would be.

upamtn
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 1:34 pm

One, I personally do like the draft. I think they got good players.

Two, I am disappointed that the Dline has not been addressed nearly as much as the Chiefs’ own GM implied that it would be

1 agree

2 didn’t really hear Veach say the D-Line was a huge priority, though he DID get Karlaftis in 1st, and added Chenal to LB corps

3 I think that by improving the Secondary (McDuffie Cook etc etc etc) that in itself SHOULD help the D-Line

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 2:24 pm

I still don’t believe they are done with the D line. I still expect them to go after someone else at either DL or DE, possibly via trade, once they settle Brown’s contract. They have to be looking ahead for a replacement for Frank after next season.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Big Chief
05/20/2022 3:04 pm

Maybe they think Kaindoh can do something. I really like Danna as a football player, but haven’t seen any sign that he could be a decent pass rusher yet.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  upamtn
05/20/2022 3:02 pm

Here’s a place that quotes part of what Veach said back in February: https://heavy.com/sports/kansas-city-chiefs/brett-veach-details-positions-of-emphasis-2022-offseason/

The phrase that stuck out to a lot of us is “…defensive line probably makes the most sense…” although he did also mention the defensive backfield.

“Knowing that we have a good offensive line in place, defensive line probably makes the most sense, and through the defensive backfield and what have you,” Veach said during his press conference on February 1. “I think the defensive side is one that we’ll probably focus on right off the bat.”

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 3:07 pm

I think they’re looking for more veterans to shore up the D-line, owing to its importance. It’s good to have some young guys there, for depth, but having them take the brunt of the snaps would (likely) not be the most ideal situation.

If draft picks are young(er) guys, they can be worked in rotationally on a gradually increasing basis, until eventually they take over the lion’s share of the action.

upamtn
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 3:23 pm

defensive line probably makes the most sense

coach-speak? GM-speak not wanting to tip his hand? he DID address the Defense (overall) and that he DID make clear, so there’s that

more moves in the making? eh, who knows … we shall see what we shall see

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  Berserker
05/20/2022 3:29 pm

Taylor Stallworth is better than Darren Reed….that is one improvement. Karlaftis is another. I also think Chenal will be used in the pass rush.

Berserker
Berserker
Reply to  Budahmon
05/20/2022 3:33 pm

I have been wondering if we’re under-rating Stallworth. And when Seth is doing a review on him.

rip58
05/20/2022 7:00 am

Fridays finally here……..been along hot week here in Tx.. have a great weekend AG………

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 6:41 am

Yesterday 95 degrees in Denver

Today potentially 8 inches of snow in metro Denver 😆 🤣 😂 typical Denver weather

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 1:11 pm

Only 85 and sunny today

larch
05/20/2022 6:35 am

Seems to me Veach has at least one more move up his sleeve, hopefully targeting DL/DE. What exactly is the June 1 deadline for releasing players with minimized cap hit? Might that produce additional candidates along with those like Clowney and Houston who remain available?

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  larch
05/20/2022 6:40 am

Strange

Melvin signed with Fins for only $6m….kc has that cap money 💰.

DE – to be continued

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 7:58 am

I commend Veach & Co for not panicking and spending over what they calculated his value at. The draft picks already boost the attitude and physicality he brought last year.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Maw423
05/20/2022 1:14 pm

Yeah, I agree. There’s still time to find a DE. Don’t panic. BVeach is on the j.o.b.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
05/20/2022 6:34 am

Red Friday 52 weeks a year!!

Kansas City Chiefs Fight Song

larch
05/20/2022 6:29 am

Thanks Nova, same to all AG volunstaffers.

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