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Chiefs news for September 18, 2023

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Today in Chiefs history:  absolutely nothing, but yesterday was awesome
 
Today in Other history:  in 324 Roman Emperor Constantine the Great decisively defeats rival Emperor Licinius at Chrysopolis (Istanbul Not Constantinople);  in 1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage;  in 1964 TV sitcom series “The Addams Family”, starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy premieres on ABC; runs for two seasons and in 1966 Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws 4 touchdown passes in 38-23 win at Minnesota to surpass Y.A. Tittle as NFL’s career leader with 212 ( he finished his career with 290 TD passes)
 

Today’s birthdays include Greta Garbo (1905), Harvey Haddix (1925) and George’s brother Ken Brett (1948)

 

People we’ve lost on this date include Jimi Hendrix (1970), Steve Sabol (2012) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2020)

 

We heard the Chiefs won today, let’s see if there any newspaper stories about it …

 

 

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce’s touchdown gets Taylor Swift-inspired announcer call | Fox NEWS

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/chiefs-travis-kelces-touchdown-taylor-swift-inspired-announcer-call

Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce was back on the field Sunday, and of course, Patrick Mahomes used him to score a touchdown in the team’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

And CBS announcer Ian Eagle used that score by Kelce, his first of the season after missing Week 1 due to a knee injury, to make a reference to the tight end’s rumored relationship with Taylor Swift.

 

 

Chiefs’ Jawaan Taylor penalized five times vs. Jaguars after being scrutinized for alignment in Week 1| CBS Sports

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/chiefs-jawaan-taylor-penalized-five-times-vs-jaguars-after-being-scrutinized-for-alignment-in-week-1/

The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Jacksonville Jaguars right tackle Jawaan Taylor to an $80 million contract this offseason, and he’s made a considerable amount of headlines through two weeks with his new team.

Taylor became a national storyline in the NFL season opener, when he lined up off the line of scrimmage multiple times against the Detroit Lions, and appeared to jump early on several plays. Taylor wasn’t penalized for most of these violations, but the NFL was clearly on the look out for his activity in Week 2.

 

 

Chiefs’ cap issues make tag for Chris Jones unlikely, sources say | ESPN

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/38414514/chiefs-cap-issues-make-tag-chris-jones-unlikely-sources-say

Kansas City’s revised agreement with Jones that was reached Monday did not include a provision that prevents the Chiefs from using their franchise tag on the All-Pro defensive tackle, sources said. But the Chiefs’ 2024 salary cap situation is expected to prevent them from tagging Jones anyway.

If the Chiefs were to tag Jones after the season, the price tag would be expected to be about $32 million. Kansas City also is projected to be right at the salary cap when the new league year starts in 2024, so it would be incredibly challenging, if not impossible, to clear out the corresponding room to tag Jones, based on a review of their contractual obligations. The Chiefs would have to release or restructure the contracts of too many players to be able to tag Jones.

 

 

KC Chiefs DT Chris Jones Returns With ‘Special’ Performance in 2023 Debut | Sports Illustrated

https://www.si.com/nfl/chiefs/gameday/kc-chiefs-dt-chris-jones-returns-with-special-performance-in-2023-debut

The Kansas City Chiefs got a couple of extra helpers back for their Week 2 outing against the Jacksonville Jaguars: tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones. While the former undoubtedly played a significant role in the win, it was the latter who emerged as the club’s best defensive player after firmly establishing himself as exactly that in recent seasons.

 

 

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes comments on OT Jawaan Taylor’s penalties vs. Jaguars | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes comments on OT Jawaan Taylor’s penalties vs. Jaguars

Sunday’s victory for the Kansas City Chiefs was a much-needed team performance that relied on all facets of the game to get the job done. The game wasn’t smooth by any means as the defending champs committed various penalties that held them back, four from right tackle Jawaan Taylor alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It only took 50 years, but Mahomes to Kelce passed Dawson to Taylor for Chiefs TD’s

 

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon
09/18/2023 3:07 pm

Chiefs restructure Mahomes deal. $210mil over 4 years. Haven’t seen how much cap we cleared for this seaaon

EAFOX
Reply to  WaywerdSon
09/18/2023 3:37 pm

My first thought was about Chris Jones and the next few years. Yeah – no details about salary cap yet.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
Reply to  hoosierchief
09/18/2023 9:33 pm

Saw that last night simply delaying the snap will negate it but it is clever

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
09/18/2023 11:48 am

We knew this wasn’t going to be easy. Our team is the team to beat (not the jags SC 😉). It’s funny listening to the pundits grasping at straws to find some other team. Very entertaining. Our guys have nowhere to go but up. The defense has held the line while the offense is working out some bugs. If the D can maintain this type of play, the rest of the NFL is screwed.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
09/18/2023 9:29 am

Why is it that I cannot find specific highlight reals for Defense? It’s like I found a void in reality itself.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
09/18/2023 9:05 am

The D is real as long as they all stay healthy.

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
09/18/2023 8:35 am

Is this defense for real?! They’ve won 2 games. The offense can’t get out of its own way right now. 40 points coming soon lol

hoosierchief
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
09/18/2023 9:08 am

usually our defense is bad until about mid year, and then gets above average. This year its off and running. heck, against the lions they’d have held them to 7 points except the special teams let them continue their drive. This would mean in the first two games they kept some good offenses below 10 points.

hoosierchief
Reply to  upamtn
09/18/2023 9:56 am

I think its a bunch of young talent getting it figured out.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  hoosierchief
09/18/2023 10:20 am

Good LBs. Good CBs. When’s the last time we had 3 good LBs?

Nasrani
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/18/2023 10:23 am

The last time I remember was in the Schottenheimer days, circa 1997(?), when we had Derrick Thomas, Donnie Edwards, and Anthony Davis/Tracy Simien holding things down. (That third LB may have been good by association, i.e., good because the other two were fantastic.)

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/18/2023 11:29 am

We have four good linebackers – Bolton, Gay, Chenal, and Tranquil.

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  hoosierchief
09/18/2023 9:44 am

Meh, defense had plenty of chances to stop them after the fake punt.

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 9:51 am

That’s a big momentum thing. Hard to get right after a huge let down like that

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
09/18/2023 8:02 am

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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
09/18/2023 7:57 am

Dolphins 🐬 @ Arrowhead for AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

or

Ravens @ Arrowhead for AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Warpath
Warpath
09/18/2023 7:53 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

Nasrani
Reply to  Warpath
09/18/2023 8:48 am

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BKSchief
BKSchief
09/18/2023 6:40 am

Team gonna regret not paying Jones and Brown, I fear

Leaf
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 6:43 am

They tried to pay Jones. He wouldn’t take it. Brown on the other hand we didn’t want. And no we won’t miss him either

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  Leaf
09/18/2023 6:46 am

The gap between Jones and the team per reports was too close to have stood ground on both their accounts. Needed a compromise

Watching these OTs and saying you don’t miss Brown is a joke, and not a good one.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 7:11 am

I don’t miss brown or wiley. They weren’t good.

Leaf
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 2:28 pm

From what I understand the biggest hang up was that the chiefs refused to rip up the old contract, like LA did with AD. And from what I know, so take this with a grain of salt, that has cap repercussions. Can’t fault the team refusing to put themselves in cap hell just so they could pay a player today.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Leaf
09/18/2023 9:20 am

We tried to pay Brown too before last year.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/18/2023 3:45 pm

Didn’t he end up with less than we originally offered?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 8:10 am

Brown is a key contributor to the Bengals being 0-2.

Donovan Smith has played about as well as Brown did, but we are paying him for only this year.

Taylor just has to adjust to how the officials are going to be eyeballing him. Line up correctly first and foremost. The timing of the snap will be difficult to adjust, but once he does the officials eyes won’t be on him every snap. He was unfairly made an example of, and we need to realize there will be an adjustment period.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/18/2023 8:17 am

Maybe he was, but everyone should have seen it coming (I did). No way they were going to let him do that after all the talk about it last week. They should have adjusted during the week or at least after the first call yesterday.

Leaf
Reply to  NovaChiefs
09/18/2023 2:31 pm

Who says they didn’t? Oline is all about timing, and Taylor has his ripped away so he has to figure things out. Can’t fault a guy for not completely erasing years of technique development in one week.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Leaf
09/18/2023 3:43 pm

Well, the Refs, for starters….

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/18/2023 9:43 am

Unfairly??? In what world was he not the reason the refs were eyeing this specifically this week?

Remember that Taylor has been factually terrible until last year. His first 3 years, he was one of the very worst RTs in the league. If he “improved” bc of this lining up way too deep and jumping the snap/false starting, this was a major mistake signing him to this deal.

And no, Brown has been exactly what he’s always been. The RT is the problem in Cincy. Just read the fan blogs. Not a mention of Brown

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 9:57 am

Try watching the bengals games instead of relying on hearsay. Brown is horrible.

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  Team Player
09/18/2023 10:07 am

I have watched the Bengals games (not every minute, but at least 80%). He’s significantly better than Smith and no worse than Taylor without the penalties and alignment concerns

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Team Player
09/18/2023 10:19 am

Brown & Wiley or Smith & Taylor.

Probably similar floors. I still think we have a higher ceiling with Taylor. I’ve seen Brown’s ceiling. It’s not great. Not horrible. But not great. Definitely not worth paying him as the top LT in the league.

BKSchief
BKSchief
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
09/18/2023 11:59 am

I’ll concur similar floors. I’m not as high on the ceiling of Taylor obviously, but I hope I’m wrong.

Leaf
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 2:32 pm

Jags fans will tell you he was doing that his rookie year, so that isn’t the catalyst.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
Reply to  BKSchief
09/18/2023 9:33 am

One of PM to Watson’s deep passes early in the 3rd, it was a play that set up the Kelce TD. Anyway, our RT did just fine on the play it’s at 1:32 on this highlight.

https://www.chiefs.com/video/patrick-mahomes-best-plays-in-2-td-game-chiefs-vs-jaguars

EAFOX
09/18/2023 6:18 am

GO CHIEFS!!!!!

Nasrani
Reply to  EAFOX
09/18/2023 8:48 am

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