Morning Huddle – Thursday:

 39 replies

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

Chiefs news for January 19, 2022

Jump to Tweets | Jump to comments

Good morning AG! Today in history, In 2019 Dee Ford learns his feet are 3 inches longer than he thought costing the Chiefs a trip to the Super Bowl. Bill Kenney was born in 1955 and Eddie Kennison in 1973…

How Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is preparing for his next job as team owner | espn

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33086653/how-kansas-city-chiefs-patrick-mahomes-preparing-next-job-team-owner

“This is just a start, honestly,” Mahomes said of his interest in pro sports ownership. “I want to invest in the Kansas City community and I want to have something that my kids will be able to have once I’m gone. You buy into these great franchises that love Kansas City in the hope that one day you could become one of the majority owners of something. I don’t know what that is yet but that’s the hope one day.

“I don’t think you’ve been able to see a football player be able to do that yet, but it’s definitely something I’ve looked into. It’s a long process and getting to learn from some of these people that run great franchises now is definitely going to help me in the long run.”

Chiefs release 4 players from practice squad | usatoday

According to the NFL’s personnel notice from Tuesday, the Chiefs have terminated the practice squad contracts of four players. That group includes TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart, DE/LB Shilique Calhoun, DB Josh Jackson and LB Elijah Sullivan. Griffin-Stewart and Jackson have both appeared in games for Kansas City this season.

Jerick McKinnon Showed Why the Chiefs Need Fresh Blood at RB | si.com

https://www.si.com/nfl/chiefs/gm-report/jerick-mckinnon-showed-why-the-kc-chiefs-need-fresh-blood-at-rb

Juice.

That is what Jerick McKinnon brought on Sunday Night Football against the Steelers. In gaining an impressive 142 total yards on 18 touches, McKinnon was a large contributor on the Kansas City Chiefs offense, turning in possibly the best single-game performance by a running back this year for the team.

Travis Kelce says Kansas City Chiefs’ blowout loss in Super Bowl still motivates him | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/adf2d7e3-e8a4-32bf-bee4-6135c555a8b1/travis-kelce-says-kansas-city.html

“That was pretty embarrassing, man, taking that last loss down there in Tampa, man,” Kelce said. “If you’re not motivated after taking a shellacking like that, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

No team has had heavier workload than KC Chiefs since 2017, but they’re not complaining | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/7f883be2-b879-3520-a901-e8659e1a48fe/no-team-has-had-heavier.html

The NFL’s addition of a 17th game this season was a new wrinkle for every team. But no team has played more games over the past four seasons than the Chiefs. Three straight trips to the AFC Championship Game and a pair of Super Bowl appearances means the Chiefs will be playing their 75th game in four seasons Sunday when host the Buffalo Bills in an AFC Divisional Game at Arrowhead Stadium. That’s 10 more than a team that missed the postseason during that four-year span.

Every team left in AFC playoffs beat the KC Chiefs this year. Does that really matter? | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/every-team-left-afc-playoffs-194810724.html

And that’s where a specific kind of experience comes into play. Two years ago, when the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, their route to the championship included games against the Texans and Titans — two teams who had defeated them in the regular season.

The Chiefs won both rematches by double digits.

“I know the players and their attitude,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “They love that part of it.”

Chiefs host WR Chris Finke on a visit | usatoday

Former Chiefs WR Chris Finke was in for a visit per the NFL’s official personnel notice. An undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame who spent time with the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, Finke spent most of the 2021 offseason in Kansas City after signing with the team back in May.

Ranking the eight teams left in NFL playoffs: Bills-Chiefs showdown features two of league’s heavyweights | cbssports

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ranking-the-eight-teams-left-in-nfl-playoffs-bills-chiefs-showdown-features-two-of-leagues-heavyweights/

The Andy Reid-Patrick Mahomes combination is arguably the best in the NFL, especially come postseason. The Chiefs have been to the AFC Championship Game three straight seasons and the Super Bowl two straight years. Kansas City is battle tested for the big games, especially at Arrowhead Stadium (their only playoff loss at home under Mahomes was an overtime loss in which Mahomes never touched the ball in OT). 

Pundits say Chiefs offense looked like its old self Sunday and the stats back that up | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/pundits-chiefs-offense-looked-old-165431565.html

“Kansas City, for the first time all season, from about the five-minute mark of the first half on looked like the Chiefs of old,” he said. “ And it’s six and a half days away. I cannot wait for Bills-Chiefs because both of these offenses look their very best in the biggest of games this weekend.”

Darrel Williams, Rashad Fenton didn’t practice Wednesday | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/darrel-williams-rashad-fenton-didn-193355718.html

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that running back Darrel Williams and cornerback Rashad Fenton were the only members of the active roster who didn’t participate.

Jump to comments

Morning Bowl of (T)Weeties:

Arrowhead Guys Twitter:

Load More...

Local Chiefs Reporters:

Load More...

National Talking Heads:

Load More...
5 1 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
39 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
3rdnlong
01/20/2022 4:02 pm

Hey guys! Just as a reminder, but I can’t post a poem til Monday. Been out of state and cannot craft poetry on my phone.

upamtn
01/20/2022 10:38 am

in the GOOD news dept … Pickens (SC) Police have arrested a suspect who is believed to be behind a series of Winter Storms

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/01/20/Elsa-arrested-winter-storm/1991642690549/

upamtn
01/20/2022 9:42 am

ok, Hoosier … gonna have to protect my guy here (Dee Ford) … you ever play football? I mean ever even WALK on a professional football field? do you know how WIDE it is? how ever so easy it is to be “off” by just an inch or two when there’s no ACTUAL LINE of scrimmage ON THE FILED for you to look at? (no, of course you don’t … and neither does anyone else around here)

can we PLEASE stop pointing the Fickle Finger of Fate Award at Ford for that loss … I mean, the Chiefs were HOW many points down at Haltime because the Offense didn’t do jack shit? EXACTLY!

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  upamtn
01/20/2022 9:47 am

You’ll be DV’ed for that, but you are correct.
We didn’t lose because Dee was offsides. It was only the most obvious example of our being unprepared for it, so everyone gloms on it.
You don’t win if you go 30 mins w/o scoring a point
You don’t win if you can’t stop the other team
You don’t win if you beat yourself with stupid penalties
You don’t win if you do all of the above.

upamtn
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/20/2022 12:38 pm

thank you … yes Ford made a mistake: the guy is, after all, human … but yes, as you rightly noted, there were several other things during the course of that game that contributed to the loss

that said: Let’s Geaux Chiefs!

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 9:40 am

on multiple Bill fan websites…
Hope Chiefs play Sorensen in passing downs”

All NFL teams know this, including NFL fans……everyone knows but SPAGS. For the remaining Sorensen fans, were talking about THIS YEAR production in passing downs.

upamtn
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 9:43 am

I might be one of Sorensen’s biggest fans and I sure don’t want him in Pass Coverage

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 9:30 am

Bills vs Chiefs: Bills Backers pre-game events in KC

  • There are two official Bills Backers of Kansas City gatherings on Saturday night. The first one is at Al’s Bar & Grill (10911 MO-45 in Parkville), and the other is at Taps on Main (1715 Main St.) in Kansas City. Both parties begin at 5 PM CT, with Al’s holding a raffle to win Bills memorabilia, like an autographed Micah Hyde jersey. All proceeds from the raffle go back to a charity.
  • AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM: As for the official game-day tailgate, admission costs $74.99 and includes all-you-can-eat food (a barbecue buffet) and drinks (liquor, beer, wine, seltzers) starting at 2:30 PM CT (three hours before kickoff). There will also be televisions to watch the first divisional playoff game, a live DJ, games, and more. The tailgate party occurs inside Lot X at 4501 Blue Ridge Cutoff). They’re asking fans attending the tailgate and game to wear all blue to contrast with the Chiefs colors.

Wedding Crasher – LOT X???? hahahahahaha

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
01/20/2022 8:00 am

What the fuck Willie gay. God damnit man 3 days before the biggest game of your life and you’re out doing dumb shit?! Had so much hope for that kid.

rip58
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/20/2022 9:02 am

1:30 court time this afternoon….

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
Reply to  rip58
01/20/2022 9:12 am

Damn man we need him for sunday

larch
01/20/2022 7:58 am

no team has played more games over the past four seasons than the Chiefs…
That is no small thing in a sport that can be so physically punishing. Credit to Rick Burkholdt and the training staff as well as to the coaches and players.
Coffee in hand, snow falling outside, paperwork day for me and counting down the hours til Sunday evening.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
01/20/2022 7:54 am

rip58
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/20/2022 7:59 am

Hope it’s nothing serious, come on boys let’s be smart out there…. Need all hands on deck…

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  rip58
01/20/2022 8:02 am

Hopefully he just backed into a mailbox unknowingly and drove off.

larch
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/20/2022 8:05 am

Something like that is what I was thinking as well.

Leaf
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/20/2022 8:33 am

I think that’s considered a federal felony, not a misdemeanor

Last edited 3 months ago by Leaf
Leaf
Reply to  rip58
01/20/2022 8:33 am

It’s a misdemeanor. It’s not serious

Last edited 3 months ago by Leaf
NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  rip58
01/20/2022 9:41 am

I’m not worried about the charges, I’m worried about HIM.
If, and I have no idea because I haven’t read anything that says what happened (EDIT: I should have read the tweets), he flew off the handle and broke up some stuff (sounds like what happened), that could be an indication that whatever kept him out at the beginning of the season isn’t quite resolved. Didn’t he lose it on the sidelines in Denver for no reason anyone can tell? After the Bolton return?
The guy has talent coming out of his ears. Let’s hope this is something minor and stupid.

Last edited 3 months ago by NovaChiefs
gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 7:44 am

TITANS. WHAT A DIRTBAG MOVE. Zero sports in the world has done this. EVEN MORE REASON to root for CINN

Titans change ticket rules for playoff game to hopefully keep Bengals fans out

Brooke Ellenberger, Vice President of Ticketing for the Titans, explained why the rules are getting changed, per Chris Davis of News Channel 5:

“We want Nissan Stadium to be two tone blue. And so by limiting this transfer window, it also limits the number of visiting team fans that we’ll have in the stadium. By limiting that transfer time would limit some of the resale and some of that transfer activity that would happen in advance.”
.
.
.
Under the new rules, tickets can’t be transferred to someone else until 24 hours before kickoff.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 8:21 am

Wtf?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/20/2022 9:42 am

“We don’t think we can win on the road, and we need to make sure it’s not too loud for our team”

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/20/2022 9:43 am

is that why sweet potatoes?

rip58
01/20/2022 7:04 am

Pre-Red Friday…. This time tomorrow I’ll be in Austin airport, it always amazes me all the chiefs fans down south dressed in red headed for KC…..
Let’s get this party started !!!!!

upamtn
Reply to  rip58
01/20/2022 9:44 am

good luck, be safe, have fun!

ChiefDog
01/20/2022 6:03 am

I can’t wait to try some of that bison chili with sweet potatoes that our Chiefs are going to cook on Sunday!

EAFOX
01/20/2022 5:28 am

As for the rumors that Denver might sign or trade for a top tier quarterback as well as the Raiders trying to get Harbaugh, bring it on. Nothing will keep us sharper than a division that is tough and competitive. It is fun to destroy the AFC West but, if it is always a cake walk, inevitably, we will lower our guard. We will have to stay mentally tough to keep winning the division if each team brings it each year.

upamtn
Reply to  EAFOX
01/20/2022 9:48 am

we will lower our guard

what’s this “we” thing, Kemosabe? “WE” aren’t players, coaches, GM’s, scouts, etc etc … “WE” don’t hit the field nor do we play even one, single down of football … “WE” only PAY to be allowed to WATCH while OTHERS scout, draft, coach, plan and play …

larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/20/2022 12:54 pm

Hey Ups, I have not pushed the downvote button but I want to say to you: easy, tiger, being a sports fan of a team is an irrational and passionate thing. We fans relate to the team differently, root differently, some of us are out of state, out of the country, out of our minds. There’s no one way to be a fan, and no one way is necessarily better than another. I wouldn’t want you to become an old fart shouting at the clouds, brother, let it be.

upamtn
Reply to  larch
01/20/2022 1:48 pm

it’s all good, Larch … at LEAST 3 others have done that (DV) for you anyway 😉

and I know, fan = fanatic … yet, in my mind, it doesn’t HAVE to mean fan = made up stories of heroism and god-like shit that could never happen in a billion years

IOW it’s football, it’s entertainment, it’s a sport, it’s a game … moreover, it’s PRO LEVEL stuff, these guys are doing it in PART for MONEY (and in general a LOT of money)

and I know that there are multiple ways and versions and forms of “being a fan” … I’m just being a fan in my own way (and anyone doesn’t like it: fuck ’em, I do NOT care) … I also want the Chiefs to win every game (ain’t hap’nin’) and preferably by 90 points (also ain’t hap’nin’) but I do understand the “the other guys are on scholarship, too” as Marty used to say (and, for that matter, they have their own fans and THOSE fans have as much of a right to be whatever kind of fans as we do, so there’s that)

larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/20/2022 2:12 pm

Good

EAFOX
01/20/2022 5:22 am

Josh Allen has been getting a lot of love and rightfully so – From all appearances, he would certainly be the second best quarterback in the AFC. Only Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow are in the running to take that title away from him and Allen simply has the better resume right now. However, those who place him above Mahomes do not know their ass from a hole in the ground. Mahomes is gold in the playoffs whereas Allen has yet to secure the signature win due to a key play in crunch time. Remember his play against Houston a few years back – trying to do too much – and the panic that hit him against the Chiefs at the end of Championship game. Until Allen produces when all the chips are on the line and things appear desperate, he is a far cry from Mahomes.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
01/20/2022 7:11 am

I remember him having a hissy fit and throwing a ball at our guy after getting sacked last year.

Leaf
Reply to  EAFOX
01/20/2022 8:37 am

Yeah, I’m actually surprised at how many are saying he’s unquestioningly better than Mahomes. Sure he’s been the better THIS year, but one season doesn’t make you a better overall QB. People have forgot the god level Mahomes was playing prior to this year

Last edited 3 months ago by Leaf
rip58
Reply to  Leaf
01/20/2022 8:47 am

They are about to be reminded of that fact……

upamtn
Reply to  Leaf
01/20/2022 9:53 am

one season doesn’t make you a better overall QB

it sure seemed like all of Chiefs Kingdom thought Mahomes was the best ever ever ever ever anywhere ever during HIS first season … you know, that ONE SEASON

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  upamtn
01/20/2022 11:11 am

So you’re comparing a 12-4 season where he threw for over 5000 yards and 50 TDs to a 11-6 season where Allen threw 4400 yds and 36 TDs (in 17 games)?

upamtn
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/20/2022 12:42 pm

not specifically … but if you WANT to get specific, we can compare QB stats for THIS season’s early Bills-Chiefs game

39
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x