Morning Huddle – Saturday

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

Chiefs news for May 28, 2022

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Good morning AG! Three Day Weekend ….

Onto The News ..

POLL: Which player will make the biggest second-year leap for Chiefs? | usatoday

The Kansas City Chiefs received a ton of production from their 2021 NFL draft class last season. Two players solidified themselves as starters on the offensive line (Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith) before training camp even arrived. Another player filled in and started double-digit games in relief at the linebacker position (Nick Bolton).

That trio of players is sure to follow up their rookie campaign with some measure of success, but who will make the biggest second-year leap in 2022? Will it be one of those three players? Will it be another player from that draft class or perhaps even an undrafted free agent signing?

Be sure to vote in our poll at the top of the page.

Chiefs S Justin Reid is enjoying Steve Spagnuolo’s defense at OTAs | chiefswire

One of the prized free-agent signings this offseason was safety Justin Reid who begins his tenure in Kansas City after spending the past four seasons with the Houston Texans. He’s joining a defensive system that’s unlike anything he had experienced in Houston. Steve Spagnuolo’s formations and style seem quick-fitting for Reid, as he discussed during Thursday’s press conference after Day 2 at OTAs.

“The playbook here is very deep,” Reid said. “And it was deeper than what it was when I was a rookie back in Houston. And those guys are coming along really well with it. The culture here is really good in the DB room. Guys ask questions. We’re not afraid to go and help each other. The unity is there. And like I said, Trent (McDuffie), Josh (Williams), Bryan(Cook), all those guys are doing a great job.”

WATCH: Highlights from Week 1 of Chiefs OTAs | usatoday

We already saw a great look at a one-handed catch from UDFA WR Justyn Ross during Wednesday’s practice. Below you can find some more highlights from both Wednesday and Thursday OTA practices:

Video access during OTAs is quite limited, but the Kansas City Chiefs do provide media members a period for a look-in. Most of the best clips shared come from the team, but local media gets a chance to see players go through some individual drills where they’re permitted to record.

7 takeaways from Chiefs’ media availability at OTAs | chiefswire

The Kansas City Chiefs concluded their first of three sets of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Thursday. They’ll hit the field again for another three days beginning on Tuesday, May 31.

The team has just started putting in the work that will be the foundation for the upcoming season. So what did we learn about the team after the first week of OTA practices? Here are seven items for you to take away:

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce excited to have Jody Fortson back in the fold | usatoday

“Jody F, man. 8-8, man. He’s one of the hardest workers I know,” Kelce said of Fortson. “He’s relentless with it, (with) his want and knowledge for the game, to always try and get better. And then on top of that, to pass it on to guys that haven’t had the reps. You can see that in him, being a leader.”

Kelce’s comments suggest that Fortson isn’t just working to get back to that role as a playmaker, but has also adopted a new role as a veteran mentor for players like Matt Bushman, Jordan Franks and Mark Vital, who are just getting accustomed to the offense. He also seems to have a role as an energy-giver for other players within the offense.

Photos from Chiefs’ OTAs Day 2 | usatoday

Here’s a look at some of the top photos taken by USA Today Sports photog Denny Medley and AP photog Charlie Riedel at Chiefs OTA practice on Thursday:

Chiefs’ Orlando Brown Jr. Seeking Top-Of-The-Market Extension? | profootballrumors

https://www.profootballrumors.com/2022/05/chiefs-orlando-brown-jr-seeking-top-of-the-market-extension

On that point, Armando Salguero of Outkick.com reports that Brown “wants to become the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL”. He adds that the 26-year-old is currently in the process of hiring a new agent, and that the matter of reaching the top of the tackle market (both in terms of annual compensation and guaranteed money) has been brought up at least once during that process.

Patrick Mahomes high on Justyn Ross’ potential with Chiefs: ‘I can only imagine how good he is going to be’ |247sports

https://247sports.com/Article/Patrick-Mahomes-high-on-Justyn-Ross-potential-with-Chiefs-I-can-only-imagine-how-good-he-is-going-to-be-188040734/

“Yeah, I mean, you still see the talent,” Mahomes said. “I think that’s the first thing. I mean, people saw the catch on Twitter, but it’s just the way he catches the football out of the air. He snatches it, there’s no drops and everything like that. Now it’s about him learning the NFL offense. That’s how it is for everyone. You don’t see that top talent that they can be, until they learn it and then they can just play fast. And I think you’ve seen the flashes of how talented he can be. And then you’ve seen times where he’s just barely off of what we wanted. And he learns from that, he doesn’t make that same mistake. And so just the more and more reps that he gets, I can only imagine how good he is going to be because of the talent that he possesses.”

Ross broke out as a freshman during the 2018 season at Clemson and starred more in 2019. He finished his three years played with 158 catches for 2,379 yards (15.1 average) and 20 touchdowns.

Have A Safe Holiday Weekend AG!

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zulu trader
zulu trader
05/28/2022 2:53 pm

Tag him for another year and then fire him!

He’s not a #1 tackle

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
05/28/2022 3:01 pm

You gotta play like a top tier tackle if you want to get paid like one.

He is not a top tier LT. I know he wants to be and it’s his dream to be, but he’s not there yet. He only has one year there and he needs a lot of improvement.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MasterChief
05/28/2022 3:08 pm

I’d say he’s a top tier LT.

Just not the best in the league

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
05/28/2022 3:15 pm

He’s still needs some time at LT, in my humble opinion. I think he could go further by not being an extreme cost to his team.

He could build a legacy with this line if they stay together a few years, like the old 2003 O-line. But when dudes become too expensive, they get dumped or traded within a couple years.

3rdnlong
Reply to  MasterChief
05/28/2022 4:30 pm

You know what? I’d also like to be paid like the highest paid LT in the NFL right now too. Orlando Brown and I have that in common.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
05/28/2022 11:20 am

My man Rip holding down the fort getting us the huddle!!
I’ve been looking forward to this weekend. Long hours at work the last few weeks. While a welcome change from the scrapping for work in past months it still wears on my old body. We are trying to get a few of our 5,000 projects/chores done here at the ‘ol hacienda
I was just texting Rip yesterday trying to get him and Steve settled on which game we meet at this year. I go to them all so it’s just what works best for them. I this us all meeting up with the English blokes from Arrowheads Abroad at the MNF game would be epic. Hearing them call ya a wanker and to piss off in the proper accent would be a blast!
It won’t be long and the footballs will be flying……and I’ll be back on the road again…

RIP Gary..

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  Wichita Chief
05/28/2022 12:59 pm

One of the Greats … : (

larch
05/28/2022 7:29 am

Great to read Kelce’s words about Fortson. You go, JF, there’s a lot of people rooting for you.

EAFOX
Reply to  larch
05/28/2022 9:10 am

It is a pleasure to root for people like Kelce and Fortson – willing to help those they are competing with for a job paying plenty of bucks. Compare that to Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady.

ChiefDog
05/28/2022 6:53 am

Here’s your morning coffee!
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larch
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 7:39 am

Hey ChiefDog: keep it going, and here’s hoping in a few months Warpath will be back with his daily morning proclamation like he did a couple years ago.

Warpath
Warpath
Reply to  larch
05/28/2022 11:06 am

It would be my pleasure!

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 7:46 am

Doctor told me to keep it to one cup a day.

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Seems easy enough.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 11:04 am

Small cup?

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 1:00 pm

I’ll have Two Lumps … ; )

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 3:10 pm

ChiefDog, I sure hope this is a new daily thing. Cheers!

vvet818
05/28/2022 5:10 am

Orlando Brown Jr. :
As Salguero writes, $25MM per annum and $50MM in guarantees “will be in the conversation” – which makes this situation one to watch for the Chiefs and any number of other offensive linemen around the league.

yes or no?

EAFOX
Reply to  vvet818
05/28/2022 6:36 am

Everyone’s gut reaction will be hell no but, if we choose not to roll with Brown, who to we pursue as the future LT and how much would they cost.

ChiefDog
Reply to  EAFOX
05/28/2022 6:54 am

That’s a lot of Benjamins. I picked the wrong profession.

upamtn
Reply to  ChiefDog
05/28/2022 10:27 am

I know, right?

Slayer0810
Slayer0810
Reply to  EAFOX
05/28/2022 10:20 am

This is why there was concern from several of us about trading a 1+ for Brown without any contract agreement. That said, sunk cost and all. We can’t willingly saddle the team with another high-earning underperforming contract, and to this point, I’m not buying Brown as a top 1-2 LT. Maybe if he moves back to RT, but we all know he won’t do that.

upamtn
Reply to  EAFOX
05/28/2022 10:29 am

1 yr on The Tag, if he doesn’t sign a “reasonable” extension screw it: KC has 10 picks in next year’s draft and I’m fairly confident Veach can find at least ONE solid Tackle if needed

upamtn
Reply to  EAFOX
05/28/2022 12:12 pm

Paris Johnson, Jr – Ohio State
Ryan Hayes – Michigan
Connor Galvin – Baylor
Zion Nelson – Miami
Broderick Jones – Georgia

https://www.si.com/nfl/draft/prospect-rankings/2023-nfl-draft-offensive-tackle-prospect-rankings-and-scouting-reports

also this site …

https://www.nfldraftbuzz.com/positions/OT/1/2023

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Slayer0810
Slayer0810
Reply to  vvet818
05/28/2022 10:17 am

Hard pass. Surely we’ve learned by now how a huge contract for an average player can hamstring a team, right? He (hopefully) wouldn’t end up being the next Anthony Hitchens or Frank Clark, but I can’t get on board with paying top 1-2 money to a top 10-15 player.

vvet818
Reply to  Slayer0810
05/28/2022 12:09 pm

All things considered I would have to pass as well

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  vvet818
05/28/2022 1:03 pm

Next Year, Methinks Mr Brown’s in for a Slice of Humble Pie … ; )

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