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

Chiefs news for June 29, 2022

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Today in Chiefs history, in 1983, we lost Joe Delaney. Let’s start the news with more on this selfless man.

Remembering Chiefs RB Joe Delaney 38 years after his death | Chiefswire

Delaney happened upon three children screaming for help in a pond at Chenault Park in Monroe, Lousiana. Without even considering himself, he dove into the pond in an attempt to save the children. While he was able to get one free from the water, another child was taken to an emergency room where he later perished. Delaney and a third child would not survive.

In other news…..

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

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.”

Chiefs ‘Offseason Standout’ Named Defensive Player With ‘Most to Prove’ | Heavy.com

The Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason has brought a whole lot of change and one of the biggest differences in 2022 will be the absence of Tyrann Mathieu on the defense.

That’s created an interesting spring and early summer talking point — who will take over the role left by the “Honey Badger” and are they ready to do so?

Updated list of Chiefs free agents who remain unsigned | Chiefswire

Here’s a look at the six remaining players from Kansas City who are still free agents

Are you more confident in Bills or Chiefs in ’22? | ‘GMFB’

https://www.nfl.com/videos/are-you-more-confident-in-bills-or-chiefs-in-22-gmfb

Who cares what they think? WE know the truth


Chiefs playoff win over Bills up for ‘Best Game’ at 2022 ESPYS | Chiefswire

One of the most talked-about Kansas City Chiefs games from last postseason is up for an award at the 2022 ESPYS.

Pre-Camp Breakdown: Examining a Talented Group of Running Backs | Chiefs.com

https://www.chiefs.com/news/pre-camp-breakdown-examining-a-talented-group-of-running-backs

The Chiefs currently feature eight running backs (including a fullback) heading into camp

Former Chiefs RB to Face Future Hall of Famer in Boxing Match: Report | Heavy.com

It’s vaguely Chiefs news, even if it’s ridiculous

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Big Chief
Big Chief
06/29/2022 1:03 pm

Football Outsiders has just added 1981 into their DVOA database and in honor of that they are highlighting some issues and quotes from the time. The first one is about a proposal to move the conference championship games to (warm weather) neutral sites. I don’t recall that being a big issue, probably because it was clearly not going to get approved, but I love this AFC West exchange, particularly Marv Levy’s zinger at the end.

“I’m selfish, but I would like to play in warm weather on any field in any place. Just as long as it was warm. Of course, I can see where there’d be lots of objections to the idea from the home team.”
—San Diego Chargers coach Don Coryell, the only AFC West head coach who agreed with the proposal.

“I know why Don is for it. San Diego is one of those nice, warm-weather climates they’re talking about. Playing in cold weather does hurt your passing game. But how many times has it really been that cold? I mean really that cold? I don’t know if it happens often enough to make any changes.”
—[Raiders head coach] Tom Flores

“If Hitler could have got Stalin to move to a neutral warm weather climate, he would have kicked the hell out of him.”
—Kansas City Chiefs head coach Marv Levy.

upamtn
Reply to  Big Chief
06/29/2022 1:43 pm

Levy’s line is hilarious and so very appropriate … quite the analogy

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/29/2022 10:37 am
Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  zulu trader
06/29/2022 11:26 am

A guy at my church (outside of Chiefs Kingdom) frequently talks to me about the Chiefs and the happenings with the team, both former and current players, and he thinks that Tyreek is going to drop considerably in production this year – not just because Tua isn’t the quarterback Mahomes is, but also because Tyreek is no longer a spring chicken.

His routes did look crisper in his last years as a Chief, but either he was playing hurt a good bit of last year or Father Time is catching up with him and causing that stellar speed to drop off. And if you take away his speed, what’s left? Tua isn’t the accurate deep-ball QB that Mahomes is; can Tyreek adapt to be a predominantly short- and middle-route runner (despite being cast into that role out of necessity as a Chief) once the speed is gone?

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Nasrani
06/29/2022 11:31 am

Hill can indeed do short and medium route runner duties well

upamtn
Reply to  zulu trader
06/29/2022 1:44 pm

agree

river
river
Reply to  Nasrani
06/29/2022 1:23 pm

Tyreek’s attitude will bring him down faster than anything. If Miami starts with 4 or 5 early losses he’ll get down on the team.

upamtn
Reply to  river
06/29/2022 1:45 pm

because toxic fans 😉

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Nasrani
06/29/2022 1:29 pm

He has a little speed to spare. His quickness is still off the charts as well. I have never seen anyone with his quickness.

Personally, I think he’s got a ways to fall before he’s even considered above average.

Like river said, his attitude/emotions might get him before his legs do.

upamtn
Reply to  MasterChief
06/29/2022 1:47 pm

yah, he’s still pretty fast out there, even he “drops down” to Mecole Hardman speed … be interesting to see how/where he lines up, etc … but for the most part, whoever he makes a move against he’s STILL gonna juke some dudes outta their cleats and scoot

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  upamtn
06/29/2022 2:05 pm

What Hill brought was the option to just throw it down the field. He’d just go get it. That’s what we’ll miss the most.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  probablyamistake
06/29/2022 2:31 pm

Good point. Hill can JUMP!

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  Nasrani
06/29/2022 10:17 pm

His mouth seems to be running pretty fast … ; )

Big Chief
Big Chief
06/29/2022 10:13 am

Thanks again, Joe Delaney, for everything. It’s too bad people can’t get a better sense of how great of a player he was. The late 70s and the early 80s were a pretty grim period for Chiefs football, and Joe Delaney gave a lot of hope for seeing KC return to the top. He was a lot of fun to watch. Due respect to all the great backs I’ve seen play for KC, but to me, Delaney is surpassed only by Charles as far as RBs that I enjoyed watching play. Rest in peace, Joe.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Big Chief
06/29/2022 2:32 pm

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upamtn
06/29/2022 9:22 am
upamtn
06/29/2022 9:11 am

Serena Williams lost in the first round of Wimbledon … it’s only her third first round loss in a “major” in 25 years

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10040288-serena-williams-1st-round-wimbledon-loss-to-harmony-tan-stuns-twitter?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

Nasrani
Nasrani
06/29/2022 8:50 am

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Nasrani
Nasrani
06/29/2022 8:47 am

Rest in peace, Joe Delaney.

I never got to see him play (he was before my time), but I do remember being in grade school and reading a book in my local library, about the Chiefs and some of their players. There was a feature on Joe Delaney and his act of heroism.

I wonder if those kids who survived the incident were ever interviewed…

upamtn
06/29/2022 8:17 am

good stuff, Nova … Geaux Chiefs!

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larch
06/29/2022 7:50 am

Congrats and many happy returns to Mitch Holthus!
In the early days of the Montreal Expos as a kid I listened on the radio to Duke Snyder and Dave Van Horne, then it was Jerry Haworth and Tom Cheek doing the Jays broadcasts. I don’t get to hear Mr Holthus except for clips posted and linked but I love listening to those calls. Sounds like he contributes a ton to KC community – something those other two pairs of broadcasters also did, something that lifts a community.
Good for you, MH, I hope you have many many more years doing what you enjoy.

Last edited 29 days ago by larch
Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  larch
06/29/2022 8:49 am

They do the radio broadcast concurrently with the games. I could explain to you how you can get it, if you like. I think that (now) you need a US-based IP address to hear it, but there are ways to get that even if you live outside of the US.

It bothers people that the radio broadcast doesn’t quite sync up with the game-day feeds, but that isn’t an issue for me. I’d rather have a three-second-delay on Holthus than have to listen to that moron Cris Collinsworth talk about his infatuation for Tom Brady in games where Brady isn’t involved at all.

larch
Reply to  Nasrani
06/29/2022 12:26 pm

Thanks, Nas, I’m good with my current nfl package.

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  larch
06/29/2022 2:49 pm

Sounds good. If you ever change your mind, let me know.

It’s not illegal or anything – just need a simple VPN, and I know a good free one.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan
06/29/2022 7:47 am

Of course, the Bills playoff game is the best of 2022, arguably one of the best of all time. Absolutely one of the best final 2 minutes of any game ever.

larch
Reply to  ArrowFan
06/29/2022 7:52 am

Yes a thousand times, it was unbelievable except that Mahomes just gives that feeling it’s never over till the last play.

EAFOX
06/29/2022 6:49 am

Joe Delaney is the true definition of the word hero.

larch
Reply to  EAFOX
06/29/2022 7:53 am

Agree. Selflessness epitomized.

ChiefDog
06/29/2022 5:18 am

Happy Wednesday Coffee
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zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  ChiefDog
06/29/2022 10:38 am

it’s that little indentation between her hips and her bellie. WAAAA HOOOOOO!

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