Morning Huddle – RED Friday, F/A edition

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

Chiefs news for March 17, 2023

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Good morning, AG!

Today in Chiefs’ history, In 1997, for reasons I am still not totally clear on, the Chiefs signed Elvis Grbac to be their QBOTF. That went well. Also, Jerome Woods was born in 1973. That went much better for us

Elsewhere, in 1992, nearly 69 percent of white South African voters backed F.W. de Klerk’s reforms—which included the repeal of racially discriminatory laws—and effectively endorsed the dismantling of apartheid.

1919: Nat King Cole was born

1905: Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, married her distant cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt, later U.S. president

1902: Golfer Bobby Jones, the first player to achieve a Grand Slam, was born.

461 AD: St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, died this day, according to legend. However, since 2018, this day has been one to celebrate our own St Patrick

Let’s start today’s news with something lighter…

‘SNL’ hosts for Season 48, ranked worst to best: Where do Jenna Ortega and Travis Kelce place? | Yahoo

Super Bowl champion Travis Kelce from the Kansas City Chiefs hosted “Saturday Night Live” on March 4, 2023 with musical guest Kelsea Ballerini. Any doubts viewers may have had about an athlete hosting the show immediately dissipated when he stepped out for his monologue and proved to be equal parts emotional, hilarious and humble.

The Chiefs are letting several starters leave in free agency. Here’s their reasoning | KCStar via Yahoo

In a moment to himself after Super Bowl LVII, Frank Clark sat on the Chiefs’ bench, unwrapping the protective gear that covered an injured elbow. The tears came quickly. On the other end of the same bench, his teammate Khalen Saunders also sat all alone, staring at nothing in particular, quietly taking in the celebration unfolding on the field front of him. In the middle of that field, Juan Thornhill threw two arms skyward, letting red, white and gold confetti fall into his face. And in retrospect now, you can’t help but wonder if each of them knew: This was the last stop in a farewell tour.

Charles Omenihu ready to embrace starting role with Chiefs | Chiefswire

Omenihu was asked about what makes him ready for a chance to be a starter during his introductory press conference. His explanation should get fans really excited for the future.

Jawaan Taylor open to playing whatever position helps Chiefs win championships | Chiefswire

Speaking with members of the media, Taylor explained that the team approached him about potentially playing the left side, noting that he’ll be happy to play anywhere so long as he’s contributing to the team’s end goal.

Five Things to Know About New Chiefs DL Charles Omenihu |

The Chiefs bolstered their defensive front on Thursday with the addition of free agent defensive lineman Charles Omenihu. Here are five things to know about the newest member of the defense.

Five Things to Know About New Chiefs OT Jawaan Taylor |

The Kansas City Chiefs made an addition to their offensive line on Thursday by signing 25-year-old offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor. Here are five things to know about the newest member of the squad.

New Chiefs Signing Starts KC Tenure With Mic-Drop Message to Fans | Heavy

Kansas City Chiefs new defensive end Charles Omenihu signed his contract in KC on March 16, and he had a strong message for fans upon joining the organization officially.

‘It all worked out’: DE Charles Omenihu elated to join Chiefs |

For Omenihu, joining the Chiefs was an opportunity he longed for.

Inside Patrick and Brother Jackson Mahomes’ Relationship | Newsweek

He admitted that having Patrick as his brother, who by then was a big star in the NFL, has helped him on social media. Earlier this year, he said: “Do I use him for clout? No…. I mean I don’t necessarily use him for clout, but there are a lot of advantages and I get a lot of opportunities by being his brother, so that’s pretty cool.”

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Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/17/2023 11:18 am

It’s a big if, but if Taylor can provide similar pressure numbers as LT that he did as RT, he’s a great value in terms of his 2023 cap number ($5.8m), and still an above-average value based on his 2024 cap number ($24.7m).

OBJ was the worst value in the league last year based on per-snap pressure numbers compared to his cap hit, but even if he’s not any better the next couple of years, he’s still providing average (or very slightly below average) value to Cincinnati based on cap hits of $10.3m (2023) and $16.4m (2024). His only year above $20m would be the last year of the deal, 2026, where he’s at $22m, and the Bengals would only have a little under $8m in dead cap if they moved on from him in 2026.

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Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/17/2023 11:46 am

Guaranteed money being the same? Yes, he was lowballed and he did better from deal with Cincy

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Reply to  BKSchief
03/17/2023 2:16 pm

Not all about guarteened money.

His cincy deal was not better.

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Jason from El Paso
Jason from El Paso
03/17/2023 3:27 pm

According to Twitter we landed Drue Tranquil. I’ll take it since he seems to be the closest to figuring Mahomes out on his scramble / sidearm throws

zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:31 pm
zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:29 pm
zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:22 pm

The Best (and Worst) Moves of NFL Pre-Free Agency

Best Moves So Far

10. Kansas City Chiefs Sign Offensive Tackle Jawaan Taylor

Worst Moves So Far

9. Los Angeles Chargers Release Guard Matt Feiler
4. Denver Broncos Sign Offensive Tackle Mike McGlinche
2. Las Vegas Raiders Sign Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
1. Las Vegas Raiders Trade Darren Waller to the Giants

zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:11 pm

Greg Auman

By @spotrac‘s count,

114 NFL players have already changed teams in free agency.

Teams who have lost the most? 49ers lost 9, Broncos and Jets 8, Eagles 7, Chiefs and Saints 6, Browns and Titans 5.

Teams losing the fewest? Chargers, Patriots, Giants and Bucs with one each.

zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:09 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
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Already got his own holiday

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Chiefs Kingdom!

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zulu trader
03/17/2023 12:07 pm

Adam Jahns

Introduced my sons to PFF’s mock draft simulator this morning. My oldest didn’t like how his picks were going … and then he discovered he can “force” trades.

The Bears now have Patrick Mahomes and TJ Watt.

“This is so easy,” he just told me in the kitchen.

03/17/2023 11:02 am

with #15 seed Princeton knocking off #2 seed Arizona, there are now almost no “perfect brackets” left in this year’s March Madness (about 1/2 of 1/10th of 1% overall)

Reply to  upamtn
03/17/2023 11:24 am

Furman (who?) shocked Virginia as well.

Reply to  Nasrani
03/17/2023 11:27 am


Through the first 16 games Thursday, just 62 of brackets remained perfect. In the latest update on, only 658 perfect brackets remain out of more than 20 million entries.

the numbers are staggering, to be honest … gotta love March Madness

Reply to  Nasrani
03/17/2023 2:18 pm

You don’t know the Paladins?

Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
03/17/2023 2:42 pm

I do now, but Furman was a school I hadn’t heard of until yesterday.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  upamtn
03/17/2023 12:15 pm

Again, Skroodayooo!!!!!

Reply to  Team Player
03/17/2023 1:11 pm

say what?

Reply to  hoosierchief
03/17/2023 10:39 am

Way to go nick.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
03/17/2023 9:17 am



Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
03/17/2023 8:06 am

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Reply to  Severely Concussed
03/17/2023 9:00 am
Jason from El Paso
Jason from El Paso
03/17/2023 8:03 am

I have this weird calm feeling this off-season. I just have not gotten too nervous about any players we lost so far. That’s not something I’m used to. I’m bummed about some of the players in that I liked them but not worried about the team losing them. Anyone else feeling this? It’s weird.

I am, however, very excited about Onenihu and Taylor!. They seem like good fits. Although I’m completely fine letting Beach go into the draft with the current roster, I would be thrilled to see another WR and/ or DE on the mix.

The unfortunate part of being in a dynasty is that more players are going to price themselves out of KC because we already got them a ring or rings. Oh well, Veach is proving himself over and over in my book!

Reply to  Jason from El Paso
03/17/2023 8:23 am

Nice article the other day( fan post ) thx..

Jason from El Paso
Jason from El Paso
Reply to  rip58
03/17/2023 9:18 am

Thanks rip! I appreciate that! Just some thoughts I had and wanted to see how everyone else felt about our dynasty.

03/17/2023 7:55 am

Happy st Patrick day!!

Remember ..
None of you are Irish!! If you need a One day pass to drink…dance like this

03/17/2023 7:21 am

” 🌎 🏆 “

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Reply to  Warpath
03/17/2023 9:17 am

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03/17/2023 6:42 am

An Irish band singing a traditional Irish song.

Last edited 12 days ago by Nasrani
03/17/2023 6:17 am

Happy Friday Coffee
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03/17/2023 6:13 am


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