What do you think about Andy Reid’s comment to the media about OTA attendance questions?
This poll is closed
Good for him, the media asked the same question over and over again
He overreacted, it’s reasonable to ask who’s there and who isn’t
But when asked about Ford’s absence Thursday, Reid spoke forcefully, expressing frustration at the prospect of consistently fielding questions about missing players.
“Voluntary camp, man,” Reid said. “Don’t worry about all that, it’s a voluntary camp. That’s how I’m going to answer it every time you ask. Understand that.”
Reid also said that the Chiefs, under NFL rules, only have to make one practice open per week to reporters, not the three they currently allow. He added that if he gets “pummeled” with questions about the missing players, they’ll just open one practice per week.
Kansas City Chiefs: Alex Smith (2017) vs. Dave Krieg (1992)
Maybe the toughest matchup here. The much-maligned Alex Smith just watched Chiefs brass draft his future replacement. Dave Krieg was replaced following the '92 season, although it's one of those no harm, no foul deals, considering it was with Joe Montana. While Smith has been underrated over the last six years, Krieg was underappreciated for over a decade. The numbers? Krieg's adjusted '92 figures (3,881 yards, 20:8 TD-to-INT ratio, 92.5 passer rating) were extremely close to Smith's 2016 line (3,502 yards, 15:8 TD-to-INT ratio, 91.2 passer rating). They both took their teams to the postseason, only to be bounced in the first game. Krieg was streakier than Smith, but he wasn't afraid to throw deep and, to this point, has superior career numbers.
Former University of Connecticut All-American linebacker John Dorsey was named a candidate Thursday for selection to the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the names on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks.
Let’s get to know Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs new quarterback. I reached out to SB Nation’s Texas Tech blog, Viva The Matadors, to learn a little more about Mahomes from their perspective. Thanks to Zach for answering my questions.
"We're going to implement some stuff that offensively we did pretty well in Kansas City and Philadelphia," Daniel said. "Obviously, they were pretty much the same offense.
"We've already been running some thoughts by (offensive coordinator) Pete (Carmichael) and (quarterbacks coach) Joe (Lombardi) and (head coach) Sean (Payton), and it's all good.
Kansas City Chiefs: GM John Dorsey has built a roster that reflects the Chiefs' head coach (Andy Reid) and quarterback (Alex Smith). After four full seasons with Dorsey in the position, there are few spots on this roster that are true problems. Even the less flashy spots (inside linebacker, running back and offensive line) perform at a professional level. Dorsey's biggest concern could be with his cornerback depth chart. The draft didn't bring any help to a group that was giving Steven Nelson, Terrance Mitchell and Phillip Gaines snaps behind star Marcus Peters. It's not close to the worst group in the league, but as with the rest of the Chiefs' roster, the question is, is it good enough to take the next step in January?
“If you ask any of my friends, they’ll tell you how I’ve always said Philip Rivers is my favorite quarterback,” he said as his eyes lit up. “I’ve (grown up) watching him for a long time. I’m really impressed by his game and the plays he’s able to make. The passes he’s able to make sometimes are crazy. You watch him and you think he’s close to getting sacked, and then, BOOM, out of nowhere he makes that play and you’re like, ‘Wow!’ There are not many quarterbacks able to do what he can do. He’s the best. His playmaking skills are (crazy). Those tight throws; it’s impressive.”
“Just being physical, just being a dog, and just trying to destroy O-lines,” Poe said. “It’s that simple.”
Note the caption: “Getting a couple workouts in with All-Pro #Linebacker #JustinHouston before he returns to #ChiefsKingdom.”
So, he’s coming back soon, maybe?
“I don’t know if I’m that far away," Mahomes said when asked how close he is to being game-ready. “I’ve just got to keep working, keep getting better. These veterans are guys that have been around the league, been in the league, and have been very successful. In order to be like them, I’ve got to go as hard as I do and catch up to them."
The AFC West is the home of the closest projected division-winner race. The Raiders are a slim favorite over the Chiefs by just more than 1 percent. The Broncos and Chargers also are seen as credible threats at just more than 15 and 11 percent, respectively. While the AFC South houses the teams projected to have the easiest schedules, the AFC West is the home of four of the 14 most difficult schedules, as projected by FPI.
If nothing else, Osweiler provides compeition which, in general, makes everyone better. But the most recent quarterback conundrum is also the primary reason no one expect miracles form the 2017 Browns; without a quarterback -- and with huge questions on both sides of the ball -- losing is inevitable. Let's say Kessler wins the job. Best-case scenario, he plays like Alex Smith, who is often criticized as a game-manager, but who also helped the Chiefs to 11- and 12-win seasons and back-to-back playoff appearances.