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Chiefs news for June 28, 2022

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Lets Roll The Dice And See If We Can Find Any News This Morning..

Chiefs cornerbacks, safeties ranked in top half of NFL by PFF | usatoday

PFF sees the Chiefs’ starting secondary as L’Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton at outside corner, first-round draft pick Trent McDuffie at nickel and Juan Thornhill and Justin Reid as the starters at safety. Here is what Renner had to say about the No. 14 ranking for Kansas City:

“While he’s been overshadowed by bigger names on the Chiefs’ roster, L’Jarius Sneed deserves some credit for his play since entering the NFL He’s had arguably the best start to his career of any cornerback from the 2020 draft class. While being asked to move between outside and slot cornerback, depending on where he’s needed, he’s been excellent through two seasons. He made the second-most defensive stops of any cornerback in the league last year.”

Chiefs RG Trey Smith honored in Jackson, Tennessee | chiefswire

Kansas City Chiefs RG Trey Smith returned to Jackson, Tennessee where he played high school football and was honored by the community last Friday.

“Those who know me know that I don’t shy away from my Jackson, TN roots! This is a childhood dream come true! Thankful for the honor of receiving a key to the great City of Jackson. 

Smith’s Tennessee roots run deep. At University School of Jackson, Smith was twice named Tennessee Mr. Football, twice named All-District Offensive Lineman of the Year and twice named Tennessee Player of the Year. He’d go on to be a five-star college recruit and one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects. He chose to stay in his home state and attend the University of Tennessee.

This playoff stat shows just how productive Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has been so far | chiefswire

Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis shared a pretty wild Mahomes stat on Twitter on Sunday — one that emphasizes just how productive he’s been during the playoffs. No quarterback in the history of the NFL has more playoff touchdowns than Mahomes in the first five seasons of his career. His 33 total touchdowns lead all other quarterbacks, with the next closest being now-Broncos QB Russell Wilson with 22 touchdowns during his time with the Seattle Seahawks.

28 of those touchdowns from Mahomes were passing touchdowns while five of them were rushing scores. Nine different receivers have caught passing touchdowns from Mahomes, including one offensive lineman.

Chiefs 2022 schedule preview, Week 5: Raiders |fuktheraiders

After a two-game road trip, the Kansas City Chiefs will return home in Week 5 to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on “Monday Night Football.”

In 2021 the Chiefs swept the Raiders in dominant fashion, outscoring them 89-23 in their two matchups. Las Vegas had a very busy offseason, starting with hiring a new head coach in former longtime New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. He brought Mick Lombardi with him from New England to be his offensive coordinator and Patrick Graham to be his defensive coordinator.

5 Chiefs players with most momentum heading into training camp | chiefswire

We are just over a month from the Kansas City Chiefs’ first training camp practice that is open to the public. Players have now gone through each phase of the offseason program, finishing up the team’s mandatory minicamp on a positive note. Several players, both rookies and veterans, managed to put together some standout performances down the stretch at mandatory minicamp.

While the pads haven’t come on yet, several players are heading into the most important stretch of the offseason with what feels like positive momentum. Here’s a quick look at five players who appear to have the most momentum heading into training camp:

Chiefs ‘Offseason Standout’ Named Defensive Player With ‘Most to Prove’ | heavy

The absence of Tyrann Mathieu… I think puts more of a spotlight on Juan Thornhill, who overdelivered in his rookie season. Made the NFL’s all-rookie team, was injured in the final regular season game that year so didn’t get to participate in the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl championship, but really wetted the appetite for a player who [many thought was] going to be terrific. We haven’t seen that since. Injuries played a role — common theme here, injuries — but I think there is a lot on his shoulders going into this season. He has got to be a guy who steps up — he’s going to be the Chiefs’ centerfielder in a division now with terrific quarterbacks and great wide receivers.

Chiefs Former First-Round Pick Entering ‘Make-or-Break Season’ in 2022 | heavy

Considering Kansas City spent a first-round selection on Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2020, the expectation would normally be that the said draft pick would become the bell-cow running back of the future. That has not happened with “CEH.”

This will be a make-or-break season for Edwards-Helaire as far as his time in KC is concerned, but also for the future of his career. He was given the benefit of the doubt early on, but the coaches moved on with other players once he showed he was struggling. This offseason he revealed that complications of gall bladder surgery were a culprit in his struggles, mainly because he lost weight and lacked explosion. Hopefully, a healthy 2022 offseason will result in the foundation for a good season. With health and proper utilization in the passing game, this could be the year that turns around his career.

Analyst ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ if Chiefs Make Late Addition at Area of Need | heavy

This room is the greatest question mark — and not just defensively. It’s the greatest question mark for the entire team. When I look at every other position on this roster, I don’t see any glaring holes. However, edge, in particular, gives me cause for concern. At this point in his career, it would be unfair to expect a major impact from Frank Clark. Can he be solid? If he is healthy, sure. But Clark is not a guy you can expect to get home consistently. The Chiefs did draft [George] Karlaftis in the first round, but how much can we really expect from him in his first year?

Ex-Chiefs $45 Million Defender Named Brett Veach’s Biggest Free Agent Miss | heavy

“This may be a spicy take for a lot of fans to include him on this list, but in my opinion, Hitchens did not live up to his contract,” he wrote. “His average cap hit across his four years in Kansas City was about $8 million, good enough for approximately 15th among linebackers in AAV today. Did Hitchens play like a top-15 linebacker in Kansas City? To me, he did not. The Chiefs do owe a lot to him for the leadership role he played but he was not worth the contract he signed for the Chiefs in terms of on-field production alone.”

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/28/2022 4:50 pm

NO Chiefs! news. Not one Chiefs! comment in today’s morning huddle.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  zulu trader
06/28/2022 5:23 pm

There’s a bit of football talk in Nate’s article.

upamtn
Reply to  MasterChief
06/28/2022 6:44 pm

ya think? 😉

and STILL only 3 comments on Tony’s Divisional Review (NFC West) from yesterday …

I do, however, see something almost like “Chiefs News” way up the page, and a coupla three twitters

PS: we are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lucky to have Nate around (just my 2 cents)

NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 8:31 am

Looks like the news came up 7’s

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 8:43 am
NovaChiefs
Reply to  rip58
06/28/2022 9:28 am

Looking now…

Nasrani
Nasrani
06/28/2022 8:12 am

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Nasrani
Nasrani
06/28/2022 8:10 am
ChiefDog
06/28/2022 5:03 am

Happy Tuesday Coffee
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vvet818
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/28/2022 5:28 am

Thanks for all the morning coffees. I know this won’t mean much to most of you but i’m going to take a hiatus until the season starts as i’ve just grown very weary of all the political comments.

larch
Reply to  vvet818
06/28/2022 7:14 am

Have a good summer!

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  vvet818
06/28/2022 8:11 am

I concur, they’re wearisome. I’ve stopped hanging out in the open threads (after my usual “classic rock o’ th’ evening” and joke of the day, both of which I think people are getting tired of) for that very reason.

If I wanted politics I’d go back to Facebook.

Enjoy the rest of your summer/football offseason, and we’ll see you toward mid-August.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nasrani
NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 8:39 am

Then I’d suggest that you, VVet, and anyone else who feels this way DIRECTLY petition Tony to change the rules of the site. They aren’t going to go away just because the season starts. When they get going, they will consume any thread they are in. Frankly, I’m surprised that we haven’t had any instances of the two overlapping, given what just happened. You know the players have opinions.
Most of us are pretty good at keeping them civil and I for the most part ignore those few who seem to slip into junior high mode during them, but as I’ve said before, if they get in the way of the health and success of the site, then they need to be banned. If Tony doesn’t think that, then we roll with it as it is.
Be heard, either way.

EDIT: Not a Chief, Burrow commented yesterday. Won’t post it here, but Sports in a bubble is a thing of the past

Last edited 1 month ago by NovaChiefs
Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 8:42 am

Good point. And I do admire that you and others are able to keep things humane, for the most part. I think it was you who once said that you respond to someone three times, and after that, you let things go. Tip of the cap.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 8:43 am

Yep. That’s the PLAN. 😉

hoosierchief
Reply to  vvet818
06/28/2022 8:43 am

I know how you feel. makes me wonder how many people have been ran off the site because of it. Its pretty much every evening now…

NovaChiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/28/2022 8:50 am

I’m sure it’s been a few, but look at the postings from this week and a year ago. The same names come up over and over. I think there might be a core of 9 people who post here now. A year ago, it might have been 11. I don’t seen many people drop in and then leave.
Be careful what you wish for. I’m not sure the site can survive right now on Chiefs news alone. It’s clicks. There aren’t that many to be had in that. You saw the political/Non political post counts from the other night. Current events are the engine right now.

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 8:56 am

That’s true. If there’s a silver lining to all the backbiting, it’s that clicks and traffic are remaining high.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 9:29 am

Take your joy where you can find it, or to put it another way

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 11:08 pm

To the tune of 10X more “clicks ” on the Politics allowed thread … Funny how when the “Radical Right’ gets called to task, complaints about political comments show up . where “Pot Shots ” at the left are egged on, humored & suddenly viewed as “Non-toxic” … Go Figure … ; )

hoosierchief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 9:31 am

I suspect that on a lot of sites like this there are a lot of lurkers – people who visit but don’t post. I know I was one for quite a while before I ever posted anything. I’m sure the site managers might have an idea how many people are visiting vs posting. The point is that there is likely more clicks going on than just the people posting. Regardless, the fact is that people are coming here to talk Chiefs, leaving because of the other stuff. A site that was once a lot of fun isn’t anymore.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/28/2022 1:35 pm

I can see your point, but we are in the midst of the 2nd worst lull in the football season… between OTA’s and training camp, where all the players are gone living their private lives for 6 weeks.

For a site like this to come up with daily news and actual football articles is not easy when no one is getting paid. As a commenter, it’s hard to come up with anything interesting to say right now.

We are lucky as hell to have a guy like Nate… but it’s only a matter of time before he leaves for a paying job writing about the Chiefs. You as well, Hoosier! We are still getting your articles about getting to know our Chiefs.

Until then, anyone is free to post anything they want. SERIOUSLY… if any one of us wants to talk Chiefs, there is NOTHING stopping us from doing so. There just isn’t a whole lot to talk about that we haven’t already beaten to a pulp.

***Only a few more weeks, guys, just hang on a few more weeks and we’ll be right back to real football!***

Last edited 1 month ago by MasterChief
upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 9:51 am

not sure the site can survive right now on Chiefs news alone

the site can survive just in the sense that Tony isn’t paying that much for it and can afford to keep it going even though it costs him a little bit of pocket change

that said, and yes I know I’m one of the “political posters” on AG, I’ll make the point that 99% of the folks who complain about “no Chiefs content” ignore some of the fabulous content that IS provided …

case in point: Tony’s divisional review series, yesterday he did the NFC west, some good stuff and good thoughts going into those and the one from yesterday had 3 comments … THREE!

and Nate has done beyond superlative work with his “Ten Questions” series but generally gets only 5 or 10 comments on those …

hey, myself I get tired of the War Chant or this or that video being posted and re-posted 20 times, so in a way we’re “even” … I know Steve and a couple of others basically hang around because on the OT’s we CAN talk about anything (yes, even political) … like going to a bar and talking to your buddies: just because there’s some game on the TV doesn’t mean you can’t talk about something else

my 2 cents

Last edited 1 month ago by upamtn
pompano
Reply to  upamtn
06/28/2022 10:02 am

ditto

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
06/28/2022 10:55 am

Agree. There are posts on the site that make me feel uncomfortable. The recent morning coffee posts for example. The constant ridicule of my faith gets annoying.
Some of the music posted here I have no use for at all. We’re adults here, so if there’s something you don’t like skip over it. We all have views on various subjects. Politics have been relegated to the evening “Open Thread”. Just avoid it, it’s really that simple.

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/28/2022 11:00 am

Seems like the uptick in anti-religious posts is going up.

upamtn
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 11:34 am

more like “religion being used in politics” posts … this country was founded on “freedom OF religion” AND “freedom FROM religion”

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
06/28/2022 5:23 pm

I think what you’re seeing is an uptick in the non-religious among us speaking up, finally. I would always defer to someone’s religion and let comments go because I didn’t want to offend. It’s getting much harder to do that anymore, and I promise I don’t mean to offend if I question a faith based comment, but only wish to actually engage. Unfortunately, religion is even worse than politics when it comes to changing someone’s mind, and there are not many good ways to point out fallacy in believer/non-believer positions without hurting feelings.

Three things we never talked about in “polite company” when I was growing up: How much you make, God and religion, politics. It might be why The good old days seemed good.
More than politics, I’d be happy to leave religion to other sites.

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
06/28/2022 6:45 pm

well said … I’ll tell ya some stuff sometime (when I was “young” about 50 million years ago)

upamtn
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/28/2022 11:31 am

if there’s something you don’t like skip over it

bingo

and NOBODY can tell me that the “coffee posts” are in ANY way “Chiefs related” … so there’s that

as for faith: there are so many variations on a theme … I understand where you’re coming from, and I’m sure nobody is deliberately trying to make you (personally) feel uncomfortable (if so, I’d take ’em out and beat ’em up my own self)

larch
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/28/2022 11:40 am

Yup.

ChiefDog
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/28/2022 4:29 pm

I certainly don’t want to make anybody feel uncomfortable. I can stop posting coffee pin-ups in the morning huddle if nobody wants to see them. I’ve been using the spoiler feature for those that don’t want to see them. I figured that was a good compromise?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/28/2022 5:25 pm

It is, IMO.
I’m not sure they belong, but I’d sure miss them. 😉

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/28/2022 5:25 pm

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upamtn
Reply to  MasterChief
06/28/2022 6:48 pm

ditto

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/28/2022 5:56 pm

Bro, you don’t. I learned to skip over them. We’re good. 🙂

upamtn
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/28/2022 6:47 pm

wreck’d and the spoiler thingy is perfect … keep on brewin’ it strong but with a mellow, nutty flavor and always sweet & creamy

larch
Reply to  upamtn
06/28/2022 11:39 am

Well said.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  vvet818
06/28/2022 12:25 pm

I just scroll past stuff I don’t care for, but I get it.

You BETTER be back in time for preseason at least!

ChiefDog
Reply to  vvet818
06/28/2022 4:26 pm

Your funny posts will be missed. I hope to see you back!

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