Free agency



  • @dylans Darby is visiting… That’s a move.

    I personally think they’re trying to make sure that the secondary is able to cover. Spags defense relies a lot on pressure coming from random places and a lot of blitzing. Meaning that Ford and Houston, besides not being great scheme fits in general, were also not positions as highly valued in our scheme.

    Because it’s a pretty blitz heavy scheme, it also means we need to upgrade the secondary (with guys who can play).



  • @nuleafjhawk Yeah, but it’s the $$$ tied up in contracts. Houston had the richest contract signed by a defensive player at the time and failed to produce up to that level. Same for Berry and the safety market. The contracts and unwillingness to negotiate them are why they had to go.

    Sammy Watkins will probably get the ax after next season based on his contract structure. Likely a needed move to make way for Mahones huge deal.



  • @Kcmatt7 The secondary last year killed me. Too bad none of the Berry cap savings is realized until June 2. Can’t play with that money yet, so it’s probably part of the Jones/Hill or even Mahomes future cap space planning.

    Darby would be a huge upgrade, but more work needs to be done. Probably in the draft.



  • As much as we all like Eric Berry, he has been a complete waste of money the last few years. Houston has had health issues the past few years aswell. Ford is a guy I dont understand why they got rid of, hes Young enough he may not played his best ball yet. The only thing I can think of, us they both rush well but have trouble in coverage.



  • nuleafjhawk said:

    @Kcmatt7 I’m not an NFL expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t see Houston and Ford as part of the defensive liabilities. They were about the only bright spots on that dismal defense.

    Are we better with two high end DBs and average DEs? Or are we better with two high end DEs and scraps at DB?

    In Spags blitz heavy scheme, I think probably the former than the latter.



  • @Kcmatt7 Great back end coverage makes average DE’s look good. More time to work is huge.



  • dylans said:

    @Kcmatt7 The secondary last year killed me. Too bad none of the Berry cap savings is realized until June 2. Can’t play with that money yet, so it’s probably part of the Jones/Hill or even Mahomes future cap space planning.

    Darby would be a huge upgrade, but more work needs to be done. Probably in the draft.

    I sort of expect that the current Mock Drafts are right and we end up taking a CB in the first round. That would, if the pick isn’t a complete bust, (and the Darby signing happens) give you 4 quality DBs. From there, all you have to do is drum up pressure between the 4 lineman and the LBs. Send 5 from all different places and hope that can create enough pressure.



  • @Kcmatt7 2 second round picks too, in a draft deep on the defensive side. I’m hoping they pick up some ground.



  • You sort of have to assume that the staff thinks Speaks and KPass are capable of playing at least average football. We haven’t sniffed a DE yet in FA. Not even a DT. The focus is to clearly improve the secondary significantly.



  • @dylans I’d like to see us find an undervalued box safety in the second. A more nimble DOD.

    I really think their goal is to find as many versatile players as they can, disguise the coverage, and blitz like hell while leaving the two outside CBs on an island.



  • @Kcmatt7 I’m hoping they can execute their plan, because right now the defense has a ton of holes.



  • @Kcmatt7 I had hoped Fuller would just cover the slot (his most effective position), so they need to hit on another CB in the draft. IMHO of course. Lol



  • dylans said:

    @Kcmatt7 I had hoped Fuller would just cover the slot (his most effective position), so they need to hit on another CB in the draft. IMHO of course. Lol

    I agree with this for sure. I think they feel good about Ward, but not great. If they don’t draft a CB in the first few picks, we will know. Ultimately, I think we see Fuller in the slot regardless.

    4 picks in the first 100 selections. They need to find at least 2 impact guys out of that.

    Then there is the wildcard guys that exist. DOD and Watts come to mind. Both guys could probably end up having big roles.

    I’d just implore patience right now. It does feel like they had a plan going into this whole thing that they are still following.



  • I do really like our options at the end of round 1. There are 3 of the top CBs mocking near us, two quality DEs and the top SS. I just hope Veach doesn’t trade up for our first pick this year. Pick any of those 6 that end up in our lap. Then move up in the 2nd to get one of the others.





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    Received this last night. 😂



  • Hey they could be like the packers or the cowboys, not doing shit and expecting different results.



  • Alex Okafor just signed with the Chiefs. Replacing some of the edge pressure. Hopefully he can be more productive than he has been getting sacks, but he seems well rounded.



  • Added Breshaud Breeland at CB. Ehhhh.



  • BShark said:

    Added Breshaud Breeland at CB. Ehhhh.

    Was needed so we weren’t desperate in the draft.



  • @BShark went cheap. Lateral move from Nelson I guess for less than the $8 million he brought. I still would like to see the Chiefs pick up another good cb. Doesn’t look too likely now though.



  • Sort of have to go cheap. Those contracts coming up aren’t going to be cheap.



  • @Kcmatt7 I’m still hopeful of a one year deal maybe in a trade for some more secondary help. Maybe they’ve identified their future CB in the draft, but they still need o-line, d-line, and linebacker help as well as receiver depth after losing Conley. There’s a bit of ground left to cover. I’m curious how Veach gets it done.

    I’m also curious how he’s going to handle Tyreek Hill. OBJ, Hill, Hunt would make he Browns pretty damn good. I’m hopeful the kids broken arm was an accident, but with Hill’s past you can’t just give him a pass. It has to be thoroughly investigated and if he is responsible send him packing. At least this is before his $100 million contract had been signed - that would be a ton of dead cap space.



  • @dylans You just have to trust Andy at this point. The dude knows how to coach football and succeed in this league. He will get guys to step up no matter how everything ends up shaking out.



  • @Kcmatt7 Likely only one more year of cheap Mahomes. I hope Veach takes advantage of that soon to disappear cap advantage.



  • Wanna shed a tear with me @kcmatt7? Earl Thomas nearly joined The honey badger in the Chiefs backfield. Wish he would’ve leveraged the Baltimore deal into more years from the Chiefs. https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article229133544.html?cid=DM14024&bid=162646685



  • @dylans Oh I saw… I’m just happy Veach didn’t freak out and spend big money somewhere else. It would have been a dynamic duo.



  • @Kcmatt7 come on down Greedy Williams.



  • dylans said:

    @Kcmatt7 come on down Greedy Williams.

    I would rather see us trade back for a 2nd and a 3rd. There is a reason those CBS are falling into the 20s.


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