Free agency



  • 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.



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    @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.

    Like on Clark? Lolz need to find a WR now. I hope Veach left himself enough cap space to maneuver. Might need another fa



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    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.

    Or second round as it turns out!



  • @dylans Draft has been strange… Just hoping someone falls to us. Hakeem Butler is the guy I’m hoping makes it to 61. Whatever CB is there at 63 is what it is. Might be someone good. Might not be.

    Lord knows Veach trades both 2nds to move up though. Guy doesn’t have a patient bone in his body. If he had waited until yesterday to make the Clark trade (like he should have) we probably don’t make the trade or at least don’t end up giving up our 2019 1st.

    I blame Andy for Veach getting his job too early. I think Veach is smart. I just don’t think he has been around long enough to learn patience. This job should have been Ballard’s…



  • @Kcmatt7 Time will tell. I’m with you, but maybe he thinks the SB window is only 1 year. And maybe it is or worse yet was.



  • Patience is a virtue Veach is definitely short on. As predicted a draft day trade. He’d be bad at poker.



  • Sometimes I think Veach has too many different plans going at once. It seems like he wanted to improve the defense through free agency (which he did), at which point the focus of the draft should have been offense. But Veach seemed to try and split his picks between offense and defense, without having a high pick to grab an impact guy. He made some good picks I think, but I am not sure how all of it will fit together in the end.



  • @justanotherfan I think he has a plan. I think his plan is simple. Fill needs in the order he thinks of importance.

    Because of this, I’m afraid he devalues the draft and over values Free Agents though. Was Hardman really worth losing a 5th for? To think we could have traded back and landed Jace Sternberger AND Hakeem Butler chaps my ass. Or David Long or Jaylon Ferguson. Or Justin Layne. Or DK Metcalf.

    But he felt he NEEDED to replace HIll as close as he possibly could. So we get just Hardman instead. This is the killer for me. If Hardman doesn’t turn into Percy Harvin, this is not a great pick.



  • Kcmatt7 said:

    @justanotherfan I think he has a plan. I think his plan is simple. Fill needs in the order he thinks of importance.

    Because of this, I’m afraid he devalues the draft and over values Free Agents though.

    You make a great point about this. I think that is why I evaluate him differently. He is looking at need and prioritizing that individual need if it is first on his list. At times, that may cause him to overvalue a specific need without looking at the whole picture.

    He zeroes in on a Tyreek Hill clone, rather than looking at the entire draft and seeing that he can trade down in the second and land a corner, a receiver and another piece without trying to directly replace Hill.



  • @justanotherfan Exactly. Veach’s job is to acquire talent. Andy’s job is to make it work. I’m not sure that’s what is happening here though.

    When Veach was hired the one thing I was worried about was that Andy would have too much of a say in personnel. It was his downfall in Philly. Andy wanted a yes man at the GM spot. I think he has one… And I think that explains quite a few of the decisions that have been made.


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