Morning Huddle – Taco Tuesday Edition

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

Chiefs news for March 26, 2024

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Good morning AG!



Today in Chiefs history:  Marcus Allen born in 1960. Willie Roaf joins Chiefs in 2002.
Today in Other history: 
1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent polio, clinical trials began the next year (SCIENCE!)
1945 Allies led by US Marine Corps secure island of Iwo Jima from Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
1931 Leonard Nimoy was born (Live Long and Prosper)
1911 Playwright Tennessee Williams  was born (possibly on a Hot Tin Roof)
1874 America’s Poet, Robert Frost, was born (… and miles to go before I sleep)
1820 Future Mormon church leader Joseph Smith has his “First Vision” in a wooded area of New York, according to Mormon scholars )what WAS he smoking?
1484 William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables


And now, the news, such as it is  …




Why is NFL banning hip-drop tackle, and what does that even mean?| Yahoo Sports

The hip-drop tackle, league executives began saying last year, inflicted injury at 25 times the rate of the average tackle.

And this wasn’t just any injury, the league’s health and safety committee said. This was a time-loss injury.

Fifteen times last season — nearly once a week in a sport where each team plays 17 regular-season games — a player was tackled via what the league is now calling a “swivel” hip-drop tackle, and that player missed game time due to the tackle.

Perhaps as concerning for the committee: The 230 examples of this move that they found on 2023 tape represented a 60% increase from the previous season’s frequency.




Chiefs HC Andy Reid comments on Brett Veach’s decision to trade DB L’Jarius Sneed to Titans | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs HC Andy Reid comments on Brett Veach’s decision to trade DB L’Jarius Sneed to Titans

The football world was shocked to learn that Kansas City Chiefs defensive back L’Jarius Sneed had been traded to the Tennessee Titans. The early Saturday morning news didn’t leave much time for reaction from many players and front-office personnel, aside from social media.







Chiefs’ Andy Reid says multiple teams tried to hire Steve Spagnuolo in the offseason| Fox 4 KC

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was at the helm of one of the most prolific defenses in franchise history.

That, along with two straight Super Bowl wins and becoming the first coordinator ever with four Super Bowl wins (two with the Giants) led to Spags being pursued by multiple teams in the offseason.




Andy Reid says bring on new NFL kickoff rules, odd as the alignments might look | KC Star

Consider Andy Reid a “yes” vote when it comes to the NFL’s new kickoff rule. Presumably, the proposed rule change has the Chiefs’ support, as well. The kickoff proposal could be voted upon at the NFL’s annual league meetings this week in Orlando, Florida. The new kickoff formation is intended to reduce concussions while infusing additional action into an aspect of the game that has grown stale over the years.




Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes shares insights from first workouts with Hollywood Brown | KC Star

New Chiefs wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown wasted little time in getting to work. Brown signed with the Chiefs last Monday and then joined quarterback Patrick Mahomes and receiver Rashee Rice for workouts with Mahomes’ trainer, Bobby Stroupe. Photos and videos were shared on social media, and Mahomes said the thought of documentation made the guys work harder.




***Ed Note:  ok, no tacos, but there WILL be cheeseburgers (and ketchup)

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes says his steakhouse will have menu item named for Andy Reid | KC Star

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was at the 101 Awards on Friday night at the Loews Kansas City hotel. An upscale steakhouse is coming to that hotel, which is at 1515 Wyandotte St. Mahomes and teammate Travis Kelce are collaborating with the Las Vegas-based hospitality group Noble 33 to open the restaurant 1587 Prime early next year. Mahomes said at the 101 Awards that he wants to make sure that Chiefs fans aren’t priced out of eating at the restaurant.




NFL Power Rankings 2024: Which teams improved in free agency? | ESPN

Welcome to the second edition of the 2024 NFL Power Rankings. The free agent frenzy has slowed down — these players remain unsigned — and teams are looking ahead to April’s NFL draft. So, we’re doing a reset on expectations for the 2024 season with a new poll.

How has the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins affected the Falcons’ ranking? And how have the big departures of quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy impacted the Broncos?




NFL trade grades, 2024 offseason: Steelers ace Justin Fields deal; Giants hit on Brian Burns | NFL

Kevin Patra grades the most notable player trades of the 2024 offseason, arranged according to the position of the most notable player involved.




***Ed Note:  as promised:  here’s a Taco




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03/26/2024 1:22 pm

“He was on the last year of his deal and so I think his dream was to become a head coach and still is. Hopefully he has that opportunity next year to do that,” Reid told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. “So, it didn’t work out that way so we just jumped on it, knowing that teams were going to be coming after him.”

Don’t like this quote.

03/26/2024 10:23 am

The video of th Key Bridge collapsing in Baltimore….wow.

Team Player
Reply to  NovaChiefs
03/26/2024 11:06 am


03/26/2024 8:38 am


03/26/2024 8:23 am

They should put the key game winning plays on the menu. Jet Chip Wasp didn’t exactly win the game but it was key to igniting the comeback.

Team Player
Reply to  NHChiefsfan
03/26/2024 8:37 am

Key plays?

Reply to  Team Player
03/26/2024 8:48 am

Yes. Key plays. Game winning on the last SB.

Big Chief
Reply to  NHChiefsfan
03/26/2024 10:34 am

I like it. Jet Chip Wasp could be a buffalo chicken and fries combo, if they go that way. Corn Dog is a natural, and Tom & Jerry should be easy (surf & turf, perhaps?). 65 TPT should be in there as well, seems like there are several things that could be.

I’ve had an ad showing up in X for a company that makes coasters with diagrams of historic plays for pro and college teams. I don’t think I want coasters, but I would like a set of big play t-shirts or something for KC. Those 4 plays would definitely be on there.

Team Player
Reply to  Big Chief
03/26/2024 11:05 am

13 Seconds could be Buffalo heart

Reply to  upamtn
03/26/2024 1:20 pm

AI is cool sometimes.

Reply to  MasterChief
03/26/2024 5:31 pm

Too bad they couldn’t get the wasp right.

Team Player
03/26/2024 7:08 am
Reply to  Team Player
03/26/2024 8:49 am

I may have to go and get tacos today.

03/26/2024 6:46 am

Thanks for the MH Up’s. Great job!

Reply to  upamtn
03/26/2024 8:38 am

A lot easier for me too!

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