Michael John "Mike" Kafka (born July 25, 1987) is an American footballquarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern. - wiki
Well our own Andy Reid drafted him :) So why is he Chiefs related?
But Kafka, 25, will get a fair crack at more than a backup job with a team that is preaching competition and giving everyone at virtually every position a chance. - Link
So Gabbert or Henne or Kafka could be our week one opponents QB.
We bash Scott Pioli for his poor Chiefs drafts here in Kansas City. In Jacksonville it is Gene Smith.
The Jaguars are one of only two teams currently in the NFL with five quarterbacks on the roster. The other is Philadelphia.
With the release of Austen Lane the Jaguars only have 12 remaining Gene Smith players out of a total of 26 drafted during his tenure. That is an embarrassingly low number and speaks volumes to why he was finally fired this offseason.
Eugene Monroe at Offensive Tackle was a keeper (obvious ties to Branden Albert)
Good Starters - Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon, Bryan Anger
While Gene Smith had a lot of poor WR draft choices early, he did however seem to at least get the last two right. Cecil Shorts is the best of the bunch and good make a leap into the elite category this season. The Mount Union product is locked into the Jaguars #1 WR spot and looks to be the most talented playmaker on offense as of now. Shorts has his sights set on a 1000 yard season and I have little doubt he won't achieve that. Justin Blackmon even will all his troubles is a good starter when on the field. He had a rough start last season but still was able to really pick it up by the end of the season. Heading into the offseason most expected Blackmon to break out in his 2nd season but his substance abuse suspension hurt his cause. Though suspended for 4 games, when Blackmon gets back on the field he should be a productive #2 wide receiver and a great compliment to Shorts. Finally, Bryan Anger the infamous punter drafted in the 3rd round. Regardless of his draft position, Anger is an above average punter in the league already and though needs to work on not out kicking his coverage has the talent to be on the best punters in the league. - Link
Scott Pioli did better than that in his time in Kansas City.
But Mike Kafka is not done here yet:
Ian Rapoport tweeted
Besides the #Jaguars, the #Cowboys also put in a claim for QB Mike Kafka. Others may have, too. But Jags had priority.
3:41 PM - 11 Jun 2013
What? Dallas wanted Kafka too?
With Tony Romo out nursing his injured back, the Cowboys are only left with one healthy veteran quarterback who can pick up the offense and actually get the ball down the field consistently. Other than Kyle Orton, there really isn't a quarterback on the roster who can give all of the young receivers and tight ends the opportunity to get high quality reps while learning the offense. If the reports from the OTAs and the first day of camp are any indication, Orton isn't exactly doing his part either. - Link
Bad Kyle. Good Dez.
IRVING – Since the last phase of the Cowboys’ off-season program began last month, receiver Dez Bryant has stood out from the rest of the players on the roster.
He has routinely made difficult catches while toying with cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, drawing praise from teammates and coaches alike as he has finished off one eye-popping play after the next. Although live contact is forbidden during the minicamp held this week, Bryant’s performance has been impressive.
“He loves to go and get the football,” head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. “Anybody that watches him practice each and every day or playing in games, you can see that. The big thing you have to do with him and all our players is keep the standard high.” - link
Toying with Brandon Carr and Bad Kyle :)
Raymond Mike Kafka. Well, maybe not Chip Kelly? 6 QB's on the roster is too many. Andy Reid did not seem interested either. Maybe that will come out next week. When will we know who is the Eagles Starter at QB?
Normally, the thoughts of a third string QB probably wouldn't matter. In this case, Dixon's words may be worth paying attention to since he's familiar with Chip from their time together at Oregon.
When asked when the winner of the competition would be decided, former Dixon responded with a specific date: "September 5." That's 4 days before the Eagles season opener (9/9) on MNF in DC versus RGThreesus (Robert Griffin III) and the Washington Redskins.
The exact date may be arbitrary, but the overall sentiment is legitimate. The QB competition is real and won't be decided easily. Chip is going to use all the information he's gleaned from mini-camps, OTAs, training camp practices, and pre-season games to make an informed decision. There's really no good reason to make a hasty decision. - link
He is the 3rd of Five QB's on the roster and has some Chip Kelly experience to boot. Maybe pre-draft AP favorite Nick Foles gets cut loose. Matt Barkley might be the new Heir apparent behind Mike Vick. Chip was not the 1st choice as new Head Coach in Philly?
So much for the dead season. According to the San Antonio Express News (via Philly 24/7), the Eagles "offered" Texas A&M Head Coach, Kevin Sumlin, the same position in Philadelphia this offseason. The Eagles clearly had their sights set on college coaches for their next head coaching hire, with Sumlin, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Penn State's Bill O'Brien, Syracuse's (now Bill's) Doug Marrone and obviously now-Philadelphia Head Coach Chip Kelly in the fold. - link
Philly wanted to set the stage for Johnny "Football" Manzeil? Dang he is fast but not as fast as this guy!
Eagles offensive tackle, Jason Peters, has been arrested for allegedly drag racing and fleeing police. According to USA Today, Peters was caught going 100 miles per hour in Monroe, Louisiana. The five-time Pro Bowler reportedly fled after a police officer caught Peters and another driver speed after a red light turned green. When the officer went to pullover both cars, Peters hit the gas, while the other driver stopped.
Peters missed all of the 2012 with a twice-torn Achilles. He has been cleared for all football activities but missed a few OTA practices due to personal reasons. Peters was arrested in March 2011 for disturbing the peace but did not receive punishment by the league. At this point, it is unclear what the league will do to Peters, following his second arrest in the last two and half years. He will likely face a punishment from the team. - Link
Awesome comment on that thread:
well Chip does love speed
by Randy Marsh on Jun 12, 2013 | 8:55 PM reply rec (32) flag
Back to the AFC West. Evan Silva rates the top 150 Fantasy players for the 2013 season.
2 of the 1st Three is not Bad :) Full List
5. Jamaal Charles -- Top-3 PPR pick under pass-happy new coach Andy Reid.
27. Dwayne Bowe -- Alex Smith is the best quarterback of Bowe's NFL career.
29. Darren McFadden -- Hate Oakland's offense but DMC slated for big workload.
58. Peyton Manning -- Signs of decline at age 37, but remains mid-range QB1.
64. Eric Decker -- TDs will regress, but Decker still makes for a passable WR2.
67. Wes Welker -- Will disappoint owners counting on his old Patriots statistics.
69. Ryan Mathews -- Might be better rebound candidate if he had a better O-Line.
82. Danario Alexander -- Fear he'll be a bit overdrafted after last year's second half.
112. Denarius Moore -- Inconsistent & worsening QB play.
130. Antonio Gates -- A middling TE2 at this point in rapidly declining Chargers offense