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

Chiefs news for May 2, 2021

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Good Morning AG! Today in Chief’s history, In 1994 the Chiefs acquired Steve Bono in a trade with the 49’ers, Also Nick Keizer was born in 1995. On to the news…

Kansas City Chiefs NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection | espn

https://www.espn.com/blog/kansas-city-chiefs/post/_/id/29871/kansas-city-chiefs-nfl-draft-picks-2021-analysis-for-every-selection

The 2021 NFL draft was held April 29 through May 1 and every Kansas City Chiefs’ draft pick has been analyzed here

Follow the Kansas City Chiefs’ undrafted free agent signings with our live tracker | kansascity.com

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article251101899.html

Follow along below as The Star tracks the UDFA signings:

Chiefs pay tribute to Terez Paylor by wearing All-Juice Team shirts on Day 3 of 2021 NFL draft | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/chiefs-pay-tribute-to-terez-paylor-by-wearing-all-juice-team-shirts-on-day-3-of-2021-nfl-draft-173120994.html

Chiefs PR tweeted out a picture of the team’s coaching staff wearing All-Juice Team shirts as a tribute to Paylor. Head coach Andy Reid is among the many Chiefs staff members who appear in the picture.

Report: QB Shane Buechele to sign with Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted | 247sports

https://247sports.com/Article/Shane-buechele-signing-with-Kansas-City-Chiefs-undrafted-free-agent-texas-longhorns-smu-mustangs–164934632/

Former SMU Mustangs and Texas Longhorns quarterback Shane Buechele will have his shot at the NFL, and with a potential opportunity to learn from one of the most talented players in the sport. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Buechele will be singing with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Per Pelissero, Buechele will receive a $15,000 signing bonus plus a $160,000 base salary guarantee.

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 12:20 pm

A little difficult to read

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 2:17 pm

we got an A- to B+, depending on who you ask, above avg. draft score

Last edited 12 days ago by zulu trader
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 9:58 am

Starters 2021
LT Orlando Brown Jr.
LG Joe Thuney
C Creed Humphrey
RG Kyle Long
RT Lucas Niang

2nd string 2021
LT Martinas Rankin
LG Nick Allegretti
C Austin Blythe
RG Trey Smith
RT Mike Remmers

That 2nd string beats the Bucs in the Superbowl.

Those are probably our 10, unless we try to sneak Allegretti on the practice squad and keep LDT instead.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 10:37 am

LDT made his decision last year. I supported his decision to help his countrymen when he made it, and as far as our team is concerned that’s where it should stay. If he wants to make a comeback it should be somewhere else. We’ve moved on.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/02/2021 10:47 am

His opting out didn’t influence my decision at all. He had the worst game tape of the guard options on our team. If the Chiefs believe Long can stay healthy, the choice isn’t even difficult at all.

EAFOX
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 11:27 am

LDT was at best an average guard in the NFL. He was handicapped by the fact that he was not on a great line – he is not bad if he is the fifth best lineman on the team which he soon would be if he remains the starter. Long was always better than LDT but he did retire so it is not a given that he will be back in the same form but then we have Smith – a young stud but with a medical concern. Allegretti and Wylie are both capable of doing what LDT can do – both not horrid choices being the fifth best lineman on the field. Then we have Blythe who has started at both guard and center. LDT is the most expensive of the bunch and the least versatile. I respect him for his decision but keeping him is simply a luxury at this point.

larch
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/02/2021 11:36 am

The subject of players who opted out last year then return to their team this year – how are we supposed to view them – is not a simple matter IMHO. I’m not here to defend the doc and claim he deserves to be considered the starter at RG until someone beats him out. I do defend his choice to assist his health-care colleagues but that is a product of his having the training in a time of need. Maybe he is just a “jag” insofar as his football skills go (but one heckuva determined and dedicated person). But what if you were a Pats fan, how would you look at LB Hightower? He’s far more integral to the Pats than the doc is to the Chiefs. It does look like maybe the Chiefs are preparing to move on from LDT and I’m okay with that (they did just that with Damian Williams, I was a little surprised and against that), but if LDT wins the camp battle in the eyes of the coaching staff and starts game one then what would you say about him? Not saying you’re wrong: there’s a lot to be said for sticking with your team even though the pandemic presented exceptional circumstances. Now maybe LDT becomes trade bait and the Chiefs get something for him, then I say good, go Veach. Just putting some thoughts out here, gotta go outside now for yard work but I’ll check in this evening to read what thoughts and discussion might arise.

larch
Reply to  larch
05/02/2021 11:44 am

One last point here: the fact that I’m a Canuck who gets a thrill out of seeing a fellow countryman on the Chiefs is irrelevant. As a Chiefs fan I don’t want to see a team stacked with Corey Greenwood’s, I want the best players possible out there. Now, my chainsaw beckons. Toodles.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  larch
05/02/2021 12:26 pm

Maybe if LDT was a better player I would have a different tune. I’m not analytical like a lot of you, I do get emotional. Before the moves Veach made I wouldn’t have had a problem bringing him back, but now I’m just ready to move on from the past and see what this new line can do. If he doesn’t come back I thank him for his commitment to our team and wish him well.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  larch
05/02/2021 11:56 am

The best way to look at it is to remove the emotion from the decision making process. Review the way the player performed the last you saw them. Assess how the player fits this year. Project how the player will perform in the future.

If we apply that simple formula to every opt out we can treat each player as an individual situation.

LDT played poorly in the past.
Maybe his body is healthy and he can be adequate this year.
I doubt he will get any better in the future.

Niang played great until injured in college.
Spent a year rehabbing and should come in stronger this season.
Will only improve as he gains experience.

EAFOX
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 11:15 am

Never forget the mystery injury that always occurs towards the end of training camp.

Snafu
Snafu
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 12:52 pm

I felt a lot better about Kyle Long when he said he’d committed himself to working like Rocky V training in Russia.
Otherwise, I would have bigger concerns about his time off. Sill, hope somebody beats him out.

Rankin didn’t look too impressive last year. Too bad, I was hoping he’d be good.

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 9:50 am

Every time I see someone talk about a sixth round draft pick, they always say a team took a flyer on him.

Sometimes it fits, because a player has all the physical skills but none of the production. Other times they have all the production, but their measurables are substandard.

We did not take a flyer on Trey Smith. We gave him his rightful opportunity. He was an NFL player in college.

Last edited 12 days ago by Severely Concussed
EAFOX
Reply to  Severely Concussed
05/02/2021 11:18 am

Even if Smith never plays a down due to medical issues, the Chiefs made the right move to pick him in the sixth round.

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
05/02/2021 8:51 am

Happy Sunday AG…….. it looks like a beautiful day in the neighborhood..

Chickennpickles
Chickennpickles
Reply to  rip58lovealways
05/02/2021 10:50 am

That it do!

Nasrani
Nasrani
05/02/2021 7:17 am

Fascinating (but long) story about Alex Smith’s rehab and return to football:

https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/04/22/alex-smith-retirement-inside-comeback-tension-with-washington-coaches-daily-cover

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