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Chiefs news for January 10, 2022

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Good Morning AG ! Today In History, Frank Gansz is Named Head Coach In 1987.

With No Luck From The Texans Kansas City Is Locked In At Number Two In The AFC .

Who Will The Chiefs Play In Week One ? | chiefswire

The Chiefs won’t mind a rematch with the Steelers at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in the wild-card round, though. In their first meeting at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 16, Kansas City dominated Pittsburgh, coasting to a 36-10 win. Patrick Mahomes was 23-of-30 for 258 passing yards and three touchdowns on the day. The defense forced three turnovers and sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice during the game.

Chiefs playoff run to start next weekend at home | kshb

https://www.kshb.com/sports/chiefs-playoff-run-to-start-next-weekend-at-home

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The Pittsburgh Steelers eliminated the Baltimore Ravens 16-13 in overtime. Barring a Sunday Night Football tie between AFC West foes Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders, the Steelers will be coming to Kansas City next weekend.

Chiefs Defensive Tackle Chris Jones Must Be Sick After Barely Falling Short Of $1.25 Million Bonus | brobible

If Jones reached 10 sacks in the 2021/22 season, he would get paid out the money. He even had an extra game to get there and got really, really close.

Which players impressed during Week 18 | chiefswire

Many have been clamoring for a breakout game with Mecole Hardman, who took full advantage of the additional targets as Tyreek Hill was slowed with a heel injury. The former Georgia Bulldog finished the game with 103 yards, receiving eight catches averaging 12.9 yards per reception. Hardman’s 11 targets were his most since Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills.

Andy Reid Provides Update on Travis Kelce’s Injury vs. Broncos | heavy.com

As if the Chiefs hadn’t suffered enough on offense with Hill getting banged up with what head coach Andy Reid detailed as a “sore” heel after the game, Kelce getting banged up makes matters worse. However, an injury update on Kelce after the game should provide Chiefs Kingdom with a sigh of relief.

4 takeaways from Chiefs’ Week 18 win over Broncos | chiefswire

In the first-ever game of Week 18 football in NFL history, Kansas City came through in the clutch to make sure they didn’t lay an egg in primetime. When the league decided to add a matchup to the 2021 regular-season schedule, it was uncertain what implications potential injuries might have on the popularity of the new fixture. The Chiefs proved that an extra game didn’t have to mean overextending their roster before the playoffs, escaping with minor scrapes and bruises at worst when the final whistle sounded.

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WaywerdSon
WaywerdSon(@waywerdson)
01/10/2022 10:47 pm

good bama lost

kcfreak725
kcfreak725(@kcfreak725)
01/10/2022 11:24 am

Fired so far today:

The Dolphins have fired HC Brian Flores
The Vikings have fired HC Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman
The Bears have fired HC Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace

SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief(@supermegachief)
Reply to  kcfreak725
01/10/2022 11:32 am

If EB moves on, I’d love bringing Nagy back. If we could score Fangio as DC, we could be a monster team.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
01/10/2022 1:06 pm

Havent they been grooming kafka for that job?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 3:41 pm

That is what I thought. If not, Nagy would be good with me

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
01/10/2022 10:37 am

CHIEFS

Rushing leader:
Williams – 558 yards & 6 TD UNDRAFTED
CEH – 517 yards & 4 TD – #1 pick = BUST
GORE – 256 & 2 TD UNDRAFTED

Rec leader:
Hill – 1239 yards

TD leader:
Hill & Kelce – 9 each

Tackle for LOSS:
Nick Bolton (but SPAGS keeps starting Hitchens)

Sack leader: Jones with NINE
Forced fumbles: Hughes with FOUR
Defended passes: Ward
Recovery of fumbles & Interceptions: Mathieu with FOUR EACH ((RE-SIGN HIM))

# of BLOWN COVERAGE: DAN Sorensen (but SPAGS keeps allowing on field)
# of MISSED TACKLES: Dan Sorensen (but SPAGS keeps allowing on field)
# of dropped PASSES: Hardman – #1 pick = BUST

Last edited 8 days ago by gonzangkc11
DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 10:40 am

517 yards. Yuck

Thats an average of 30 yds per game over a 17 game season.

Last edited 8 days ago by DenverDonkeyHater
NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 3:43 pm

He, of course, couldn’t play all of them. He missed 6?

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/10/2022 3:57 pm

I realize but also the best ability is availability

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 5:01 pm

Fine, but we need the entire stat line if we are going to use it to claim Williams is better.
Attempts: DW 144 CEH 114
AVG: DW 3.9 CEH 4.3
DW had a very good game against CIN, but never broke 100yds/gm. CEH did it twice this season
DW played all 17 games, yet only managed 41 extra yards vs CEH, who missed 6 of them. So he managed a whopping 6.8 yds/gm in those extra games.
DW got more carries in any game (21) than CEH did (17). In that game (WFT) he managed 3yd/carry. CEH, in his game (LAC), got 100yds for 5.9yds/carry
Given all that, I’m going to agree with whoever it is that keeps putting CEH in. Just not in short yardage situations.

Last edited 7 days ago by NovaChiefs
probablyamistake
probablyamistake(@probablyamistake)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 10:51 am

McKinnon showed some promise.

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  probablyamistake
01/10/2022 2:42 pm

Fantastic UPfield burst!

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 12:22 pm

where the FUCK are you getting this BS “Hardman #1 Pick” thing???

LOL … ok, Mr Wizard: you know it all, go apply for the GM job at 1 Arrowhead Drive, and let me know when you get it

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/10/2022 3:46 pm

Truth. If you’re going to rag on someone, get the damn facts right.
Hardman
#2 pick, 56 overall
I like Gore, but I’m not seeing him as a #1 back. He gets bogged down as badly as the other guys

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/10/2022 3:58 pm

I still like the Hardman pick, but that’s just me.

We did reach at least one round for CEH. He’s not better than the undrafted or lower round picks that we have.

Williams has more power.
Gore has better vision.
McKinnon is quicker and has a more powerful burst.

What does CEH do that is better than the others?

Last edited 7 days ago by MasterChief
upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/10/2022 4:10 pm

What does CEH do that is better than the others?

he was on Mahomes’ short list …

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/10/2022 4:40 pm

Clyde gets a lot of hate for being our overall #1 pick when compared to who we could have had, but it’s misdirected. He didn’t present himself as the #1 pick. He didn’t lobby and ask to be picked then. Veach, Reid, and yes, Patrick all wanted him. Ride them, not him. It’s not his fault he was taken too high.
You can (correctly) point out that our other backs seem to be better in areas than he is, but somebody (Andy? EB?) thinks that the package is better than the parts you presented. RBs are so interchangeable these days that drafting one at all almost makes no sense, but people need to stop blaming the player for the GMs choices.
CEH is far from a bust. Is he what you hope for when you take you first pick? Unfortunately, no. Personally, I’d never send him in in short yardage situations but not because he was the #1 pick.

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/10/2022 4:51 pm

I agree 100%. Every player should try to get themselves drafted as high as possible. He didn’t pick himself in the draft.

Also, as much as I toss around opinions here… I will always trust Andy Reid over myself or anyone on any blog or social media. I trust that Andy has him (and others) in there for a reason… and I’m cool with that.

KCChef
KCChef(@kcchef)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/10/2022 10:22 pm

CEH was heralded as a Pass Catcher Out of the Backfield … Let’s Use him a little more there instead of ” Up the Gut ” & See what we get …

KCChef
KCChef(@kcchef)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/10/2022 10:19 pm

People Forget : When We Picked Hardman, We Weren’t certain of T. Hill’s “Viability ” …( See Legal & Sociological Viability )

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
Reply to  upamtn
01/10/2022 5:13 pm

Relax 🙂
It would be a PAYCUT for me – #realtalk

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
01/10/2022 10:13 am

Ladies 🙂

Chiefs 2022 — Home & Away games will be:

Home:
Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans
Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks
Buffalo Bills

Away:
Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 10:23 am

Yikes. If we have to play that tough a schedule, let’s play it as SB Champions.

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 10:29 am

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probablyamistake
probablyamistake(@probablyamistake)
Reply to  vvet818
01/10/2022 10:54 am

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DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/10/2022 10:37 am

Looks good. I expect regression or continued regression from a lot of those teams.

QB issues for Colts, 49ers, Bucs, Texans, and Broncos. Seattle is a mess and Raiders are probably going to stay the course.

Chargers finishing 3rd isnt good from a competition standpoint.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/10/2022 10:02 am

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/01/10/stephen-ross-im-not-taking-jim-harbaugh-away-from-michigan/

So you fire a coach with a winning record, who just pulled the team out of a tailspin to win 7 of the last 8 games, and you publicly refuse to even TRY to get the most talked about candidate? One you have a clear connection to already? The NFL needs better owner vetting

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
01/10/2022 9:43 am

credit to BOTH the Chargers and the Raiders … helluva game last night

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/10/2022 9:24 am

Bears, Broncos, Vikings, Dolphins (!), Raiders all need at least coaches
Bears Vikings need a GM
Broncos need an owner
Anyone else? I think Seattle, despite drama, stays the same

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11(@gonzangkc11)
01/10/2022 8:58 am

Chiefs are now 12.5 favorites (last night 10.5)

Weather (Sun, 1/16)
44 high | 24 low | 8 mph wind | ZERO % chance of rain/snow

Chiefs get full MOJO back, after this WIN

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
01/10/2022 8:49 am

Wow wasnt expecting Flores to get fired. Dumb

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
01/10/2022 8:46 am

On to the steelers. Hope it’s not a TB situation from last year, where we throttle them first time and try to do the same thing again only to not make adjustments to their adjustments

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 8:48 am

Or the league pushes the refs for one last raplisberger tour

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 9:14 am

I’m not so sure the Pittsburgh team we faced in week 16 is even good enough to beat us with referee bias

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 9:44 am

Better to not leave any doubt

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 9:46 am

a whole week til gameday and ALREADY with the “blame the refs” thing …

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/10/2022 10:02 am

I wish they hadn’t earned it with past deeds

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 9:21 am

This I am worried about

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/10/2022 9:44 am

I don’t think you should be. He’s no Brady. Plus they have a history of being a dirty team. We should be fine. Run the ball up the gut or right at that juiced up pass rusher. Chip him on passing downs. Short crossers with check down to the flats. Mesh concepts and when they load up to stop us running it down their throats, over the top to Pringle. You know hill is gunna be doubled consistently and he’s fine being a decoy. Pringle is coming into his own, he’s a tough decently good route runner. The boys will be fired up

Last edited 8 days ago by Stuckinpackland
DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 9:46 am

Is he going to drop it?

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/10/2022 10:06 am

Don’t confuse him with Robinson lol

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater(@denverdonkeyhater)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 3:06 pm

I was so pissed with DRob saturday with how he holds the ball. Why?!?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/10/2022 10:06 am

I’m not concerned about the Steelers, it’s the “farewell tour, gosh we’re gonna miss Ben” calls on any contested passes we have to defend.
I don’t think PIT has the personnel to redo their game plan like the Bucs did last year. They’ve played the same game every week for the last 10 weeks or so. Don’t see it changing in the next week

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
01/10/2022 8:29 am

It’s that time of week again.

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Slayer0810
Slayer0810(@slayer0810)
01/10/2022 8:26 am

Chargers lost that game because after being aggressive all year long, Staley suddenly couldn’t bring himself to go for two and win the game in regulation.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  Slayer0810
01/10/2022 8:28 am

I thought they might try, but yeah, be who you are

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/10/2022 9:40 am

Chargers gotta Charger.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/10/2022 10:07 am

Apparently, that’s who they are

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  Slayer0810
01/10/2022 2:48 pm

I probably would have made the same decision to go for a tie at that point.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810(@slayer0810)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/11/2022 11:32 am

I completely agree, but I also wouldn’t have gone for two and/or 4th downs numerous times where Staley did throughout the year. I’m just being critical of the fact that Staley suddenly decided not to be aggressive after being ultra-aggressive all year long.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake(@probablyamistake)
01/10/2022 7:58 am

Did the dolts fire their HC yet?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/10/2022 7:49 am

I haven’t checked yet. Is Staley still an idiot? Seems likely

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
01/10/2022 7:07 am

Not sure if a typo or a shot at Gansz?

Good Morning AG ! Today In History, Frank Gansz is Named Head Couch In 1987

hoosierchief
hoosierchief(@hoosierchief)
Reply to  rip58
01/10/2022 8:29 am

I snuck in an fixed it for ya.

hoosierchief
hoosierchief(@hoosierchief)
Reply to  rip58
01/10/2022 8:53 am

I learned that trick from Tony. Correct the typo, then post “What mistake??”

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
01/10/2022 6:34 am

Chris Jones should send a 3.5 million dollar charge to Denver’s fields crew. That slop that we had to play on Saturday night robbed him of what was due, and the Broncos’ people in charge of that field should be the ones who have to pay.

(1.25 for money taken, and the rest for emotional damage)

Last edited 8 days ago by 3rdnlong
EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/10/2022 5:56 am

As for the NFC, neither Philadelphia nor SF have the quarterback needed to pull off the upset against TB or Dallas. The Rams with a struggling Stafford are my slight favorite over the struggling Cardinals. Do not have much faith that either team can go into GB at this point and stand up to the Packers.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/10/2022 5:48 am

My thoughts and projections about the upcoming games

KC v Pittsburgh – Roethlisberger is done – there is less than a one percent chance that the Steelers are competitive here.

Buffalo v New England – Bad draw for the Bills cause a division rival with a HOF coach will keep this a close game. The lack of a Buffalo running game and Belichick’s plan on defense will be hard to overcome. How Josh Allen responds – running, passing, and patience will determine the outcome.

Cincinnati v Raiders – On paper, this should be all Cincy and they should blow the Raiders out of the building BUT not sure how anyone responds to the pressure of the playoffs here. Would not be surprised if the Bengals get eliminated.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 5:53 am

I believe KC, NE, and Cincinnati will advance.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/10/2022 5:33 am

Vote for the players that should advance

Jerry Rice v Ray Guy
Anthony Munoz v Willie Lanier
Jim Otto v DeMarcus Ware
Ray Lewis v Earl Campbell

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 5:34 am

My vote – Rice, Munoz, Otto, Lewis

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 6:35 am

Rice, Lanier, Ware, Campbell

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 6:36 am

Also, interesting format you chose. We could end up with a whole bunch of guys at one position and none at other positions.

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 6:37 am

Rice, Lanier, Otto, Campbell.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  vvet818
01/10/2022 7:47 am

Good to see someone got it right. Ditto for me

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 3:56 pm

Rice
Lanier
Otto
Lewis

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 4:12 pm

wait, what???

WR v P? C v LB?

no, I can’t do this … it’s apples and oranges with bananas tossed in for good measure

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/10/2022 5:23 am

Vote for the players that should advance

Dan Marino v Aaron Donald
Ronnie Lott v Kevin Greene
Merlin Olsen v Johnny Robinson
Will Shields v Larry Little

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 5:24 am

My vote – Marino, Lott, Olsen, Shields

hoosierchief
hoosierchief(@hoosierchief)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 5:39 am

I concur with this list.

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/10/2022 6:35 am

as do i

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 7:48 am

Agreed

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 6:35 am

Hmm. Donald, Greene, Robinson, Shields

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/10/2022 3:57 pm

Donald
Lott
Robinson
Shields

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