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What they’re saying about the Chiefs at the NFL’s Scouting Combine

NFL general managers and head coaches speak at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Arrowhead Time on Thursday. Until then, many other head coaches and general managers will take the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

We’ll compile any notes relating to the Chiefs and Kansas City on this page.

9:21 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Thursday - Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey

Reaction: I got a little bit of déjà vu watching this video—it reminded me of the script from the day the Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill. There is no doubt Hill and Hunt are two different people with different situations, but the sentiment (and the general manager) is so similar. It worked out for Hill. We’ll see how Kareem Hunt handles his second chance in Cleveland.

9:03 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Reaction: Lol.

8:42 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Thursday - Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay

Reaction: This isn’t necessarily completely new news, but it is interesting. Remember, the Rams opted to tag safety Lamarcus Joyner instead. The decision opened the door for the Chiefs to nab Watkins, who had a good season (when he was actually on the field). Still hard to question the Rams move, considering they made it all the way to the Super Bowl.

8:12 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Thursday - Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden

Reaction: Good luck.

Reaction: We heard it Wednesday (scroll down just a tap) and now we’re seeing it Thursday. The Chiefs are the team to beat in the AFC West thanks to their MVP and historical 2018 offense. After years of questions about the quarterback position, this is indeed real life.

2:46 p.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - Denver Broncos general manager and president of football operations John Elway

Reaction: Is there anything better for Chiefs fans than that quote from John Elway? The Denver Broncos won the AFC West five years in a row from 2011 to 2015, capping it off with a Super Bowl victory. As Elway says, the division runs through Kansas City, the Chiefs having won three seasons in a row. Now they just need that Super Bowl.

11:25 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman

Reaction: What this means is that in an ideal world, a young quarterback could be drafted by the Giants this year and sit for one season behind Eli Manning, taking the reins as starting quarterback after learning about how to become a professional. The Chiefs set quite a tone in 2017-18, when after sitting behind Alex Smith for a year, Patrick Mahomes won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award.

11:09 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy

Reaction: This isn’t at all surprising given the Chiefs’ success in 2017 and Matt Nagy being a part of that. In his first year as a head coach, Nagy relied upon what he knew, but it seems a full offseason will provide him time to make the offense his own. Andy Reid preaches that his assistant coaches learn from him and put their own spin on it. This is an example of those words in action.

9:44 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury

Reaction: Stop it, Kliff.

9:39 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday

Reaction: College concepts making their way to the NFL is something Chiefs head coach Andy Reid realized two years ago when then-starter Alex Smith had by far the best season of his 14-year career.

8:33 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - Broncos head coach Vic Fangio

Reaction: I wrote about Patrick Mahomes“athletic arrogance” back in November. It is a thrill to watch Mahomes with all the traits he offers, but the visible confidence he has in his own game is still an underrated aspect to it all.

8:22 a.m. Arrowhead Time, Wednesday - Raiders general manager Mike Mayock

Reaction: I’ve talked about the Patrick Mahomes effect a bit as far as what it means for Chiefs free agency and veterans wanting to come to Kansas City. But there is just as big an effect on opposing teams who have to deal with Mahomes, namely teams in the AFC West, who see him twice a year. I hold the belief that at least part of the reason why the Broncos hired a defensive head coach in Vic Fangio is having to figure out how to handle Mahomes for the foreseeable future.

8:16 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Reaction: Could the Oakland Raiders quarterback of the future come from...*gulp* the University of Missouri?

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