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Chiefs news for June 11, 2022

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Andy Reid encouraged by Chiefs WR Josh Gordon’s progress | chiefswire

A week after Gordon’s position coach expressed lofty goals for the veteran wide receiver, Chiefs HC Andy Reid provided an update on the progress that he’s seen from the one-time NFL receiving yards leader. Last season didn’t end as Gordon or the team probably would have liked, but he’s looking much more at home in Kansas City this offseason.

“You guys were out there, you could see that he’s running better, catching better,” Reid told reporters on Thursday. “He’s working hard at all of this. He’s a good kid and he’s smart, so that helps. That’s the way he’s approached this whole thing and he’s getting reps, so he can get himself back where he wants to be.”

‘It’s our time’: Chiefs LB Nick Bolton talks about young defenders stepping up as leaders | chiefswire

Bolton was an impact player at the outside linebacker position during his rookie season, starting 14 games (incl. playoffs), and finishing the year with 112 tackles, three passes defended, one fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown. The 22-year-old linebacker is looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role on the gridiron, wearing the green dot while playing the MIKE linebacker position.

“Yes, I feel like it’s our time, our young guys, not just me,” Bolton told reporters. “Willie (Gay), Justin Reid, Juan (Thornhill), young guys on the D-Line. It’s our time to step up and lead as a group. Nobody will replace Hitch (Anthony Hitchens), Tyrann Mathieu, those guys are special guys. There is a reason why they wore Cs. It’s up to us to come in as a group and get guys in the best position possible to play.”

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire welcomes addition of Ronald Jones | usatoday

Edwards-Helaire spoke about his new teammate Jones and the rest of the running backs on the roster during Thursday’s OTAs press conference. He’s not feeling threatened by Jones’ presence and actually is quite familiar with him.

“He was somebody that I’d talked to beforehand,” said Edwards-Helaire. “I mean, you got Leonard (Fournette) who was in his room. Then you have Ron, (he) was also in Tampa, so it wasn’t just like, ‘Oh, this is just some random dude coming in.’ We had a conversation with each other, being on FaceTime with each other. I’m close friends with Leonard. Everybody knows that he’s a clown, so it’s like, we kind of talk and do those things. But I was it was like, you know a running back kind of like mingle thing like we don’t see him like ‘Oh man, (he) plays for this team. I’m not going to talk to him.’ Like we’re all people. So it’s just one of those things I talked to him like any normal person, and when he came in, it was just it is what it is. Talk to you as a person. You have a question? I have a question! We learned from each other. And we go out here and try to improve. That’s about it.”

Andy Reid discusses progress made by Chiefs rookie WR Skyy Moore | chiefswire

The second-round draft pick started off sitting out of rookie minicamp, nursing a minor hamstring injury. He returned to action at the team’s first group of OTAs, but he was limited compared to some of the other players. With OTAs coming to an end this week, Moore did the most that he had so far in offseason workouts and the reporters in attendance took notice.

It’s reasonable to expect that Moore will continue to get better with every single repetition and opportunity he gets. With Mandatory Minicamp in the not-so-distant future, we could be seeing Moore settling in to the Chiefs’ system and making more plays during practice.

Chiefs have spoken with Orlando Brown Jr.’s new agent about long-term deal | usatoday

Reid seemed to disregard Brown’s recent comments made in an NFL Network interview — comments suggesting that he would hold out should a long-term deal not be reached. Brown said he was “very confident” a deal would get done, but his reasoning was a bit curious.

“Listen, there are things that are said, then half of it might not have been really said,” Reid explained. “And the other half, maybe it was. My thing is you just try to do what you have to do to make it right and be as honest as you can. We’re quiet about that, we try to do everything with the person we’re involved with and not tell the world about it. That’s how we go about business. Our guys are very honest and deliver it, which is a great way to go and is something that Clark (Hunt) believes in. Fair for the player, fair for the team, let’s roll. And that can be done with a good working relationship.”

Valdes-Scantling looks to make bigger impact in first year with Chiefs | yahoosports

https://sports.yahoo.com/valdes-scantling-looks-bigger-impact-153300154.html

The fifth-year wide receiver from South Florida signed a 3-year, $30 million contract with the Chiefs back in March. He’ll also be one of the few starting receivers who isn’t on the last year of a contract with the team.

“He’s able to work some of the primary underneath routes that he maybe didn’t do quite as much in Green Bay because of who they had there,” Reid said. “I’ve been pleased, he’s a very very smart kid. He’s doing a nice job for us, working hard.”

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Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
06/11/2022 11:24 am

VOTW! I somehow was asked to shoot another fireworks show on the 4th of July weekend. It’s a smaller show, only 2.5″,3″,4″ with no cakes. But hey, it’s still blowing up commercial stuff someone else paid for. That I get paid to do. So We shoot Saturday the 2nd, Sunday the 3rd, and of course Monday the 4th. Hmmmmm. I wonder if they need a show somewhere on Friday…….

Imagine being only 20′ away from where this is going off!? It’s an experience!

We’ve shot these. Very loud!

And these.

Guess who’s stoked?

https://media2.giphy.com/media/mGb2TaZwrKUVIMdVQ3/200w.webp?cid=ecf05e479wi6xfw2w69hy7u787r4zk8htpbffi9w5h81ci9e&rid=200w.webp&ct=g

upamtn
Reply to  Wichita Chief
06/11/2022 11:28 am

be SAFE and have FUN

larch
Reply to  Wichita Chief
06/11/2022 11:48 am

Very cool. I imagine that takes skill and the right equipment. Mrs is the shutterbug in our home.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  larch
06/11/2022 1:14 pm

It does. When I took over for a friend, who used to hold the license and was accountable, it became more serious for me. When you are the one responsible, who signs the insurance, and holds the license everything matters more. My helper and I have the correct safety gear, make sure the distances to crowd is per statute, and in general act and communicate professionally. We’re the fireworks company’s face out there. Act like you have brains. The fire marshals and chiefs we deal with have no gripes with us. In return we get opportunities maybe we wouldn’t otherwise. In doing so we get to have a blast shooting some really loud and cool fireworks! And of course repping the Chiefs with my shirts, truck tag and decals, and shade awning. LOL. Until it’s fire time then it’s all black. We want to be invisible and let the show dazzle. Oh boy Oh boy Oh boy!! One of these days I’ll get Rip up to enjoy it all.

larch
Reply to  Wichita Chief
06/11/2022 4:36 pm

Good stuff. It pays to observe the protocols for professionalism. We attended a night of the international fireworks competition where nations set off their fireworks from a barge out in Lake Ontario off Toronto set to music scores – it was brilliant.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Wichita Chief
06/11/2022 1:59 pm

Very cool. That would be an interesting job, for sure
Don’t take it personal, but my dogs hate you

larch
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 4:40 pm

Ahahahaha: I trained my cat to a leash when we lived in suburbia and we’d go for nightly walks in the park behind our house. But on Canada Day, or any other holiday for that mater, folks would set off fireworks and especially those screaming whistlers and Dobbs, my cat, would be freaked out.

NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 7:45 am

If anyone wants to listen to Hill,

His podcast. PFT has the short version highlights where he says he didn’t get the ball enough last year, wasn’t allowed to leave practice for his grandfather’s surgery, and other tidbits.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 8:31 am

I don’t get it. For one thing, the undercurrent of those comments make Hill look extremely petty and arrogant. He’s insinuating that he was the best player in KC and that Patrick Mahomes and Reid were somehow made great because of him.

As far as utilization, how much more could he possibly get the ball? KC literally had no one beyond Hill and Kelce who could really play last year. And over his career after his first season, he’s had:

75 receptions for 1183 yards (2017)
87 receptions for 1479 yards (2018),
58 receptions for 860 yards (2019, only played 12 games),
87 receptions for 1276 yards (2020)
111 receptions for 1239 yards (2021, 6th most targets in the NFL)

I don’t think you get 1200+ yards as one of only two competent receiving targets if you’re being underutilized. And those 2021 stats include a season where the entire defensive game plan for every KC opponent was to take away Hill and the deep ball. I just don’t understand the argument.

I like Hill, and he’ll always be one of the greatest Chiefs WRs. But if he let some imaginary crap like this and his ego move him away from Mahomes and Reid, he may have made a huge mistake in giving up his chance at a HOF career with a HOF QB.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Slayer0810
06/11/2022 8:39 am

The guy has never been the sharpest knife in the drawer. Before the incident with his kid and the tape from his baby mama he had started to become more vocal. The first couple years he just kept his head down for obvious reasons. Then that incident happened and he went quiet again. Last year you could see him starting to talk more and being more let’s say flamboyant on the field. He has the prima Donna receiver in him. It might not be pretty in Miami when he fully lets it out.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
06/11/2022 9:21 am

I wish him well (not the dolphins, of course), but I expect this to go not as good as he might hope. I think Tua is going to frustrate him, and now that his tongue is loosened, he’s going to let people know it

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Slayer0810
06/11/2022 9:18 am

I’m with ya.
Over the last 5 years, Kelce is the #2 receiver, yards wise. Hill is #4, like 600 yards back.
Defenses were designed to specifically take him away from the game plan.
It sounds to me like he’s trying too hard to make sure he’s not seen as the bad guy. After being attacked by the media twice in his career already, I get some defensiveness, but gotta let it go or instead of the bad guy, he’ll look diva-ish
Had he stayed even two more years, he would have been the best ever here, no question. Leaving now, he’ll be in the argument.

vvet818
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 9:58 am

A good number of pro athletes just need to shut the fuck up and take the money to the bank, jmo.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  vvet818
06/11/2022 10:46 am

Yeah, but if they stick a Mic in your face often enough, sooner or later you’re gonna talk

vvet818
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 11:56 am

He’s sticking the mike in his own face on his own podcast.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  vvet818
06/11/2022 1:28 pm

And a lot of money it is

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/11/2022 10:42 am

did not watch, will not watch, do not like whiny, petty multi-millionaires and Hill’s statements seem to be just that: whining petty crap from a multi-millionaire athlete

he made his choice and got paid … seeya, ‘Reek, peace out

larch
06/11/2022 7:31 am

VOTW: I did not sprain my ankle and I did not encounter the bear.
There’s a stone quarrying and cutting business nearby, they have a few quarries up the Bruce Peninsula and a huge yard with their cutting shops and hundreds of skids of variously sized limestone and granite. At the back of that yard on the edge of some woodland is their rubble section where you can load up your truck for $20 (CAD).
We keep extensive flower and vegetable beds and I use stone for the border edging – 4-5” square by random lengths. I don’t want to pay $200-$400 plus for a skid of stone so I go into the rubble yard. Last Monday I was stocking up for this summer’s projects and I found a skid of limestone hidden behind the furthest mounds of scrap stone at the edge of the woods, some thirty yards from where I could park my truck. I loaded up the truck, carrying pieces across the rubble, paid up and headed home.
I returned again on Wednesday and Thursday and on both those days I was told to be watchful because a 350 lb black bear – apparently a regular visitor – had been seen over beyond the rubble section. Not wanting to waste my time (or the cost of gas) I went and gathered the remaining pieces of stone from that skid along with some other stone while looking out for the bear and stepping carefully over the stone rubble. I now have roughly 225 linear feet of stone stacked and ready for the edging projects. I paid under thirty cents a linear foot, my ankles are intact and the bear left me to my work. Victory!

ChiefDog
06/11/2022 5:15 am

Happy Saturday Coffee
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vvet818
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/11/2022 5:24 am

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larch
Reply to  vvet818
06/11/2022 6:59 am

Heheheh!

larch
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/11/2022 7:00 am

Ooh la la!

upamtn
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/11/2022 10:39 am

that’s a nice sized cup …

… of coffee

Snafu
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/11/2022 11:37 am

Hot cup of coffee on a nipply morning.

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