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1 Big Regret Each NFL Team Should Have This Offseason | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs: Not Investing More into the Receiver Position

If Hill does miss time, the Chiefs will likely regret not adding an experienced veteran to the mix.

The NFL’s best offensive tackle tandems ahead of the 2019 NFL season | Pro Football Focus


There is no better pass-protecting right tackle in the NFL right now than Mitchell Schwartz. A season ago, Schwartz allowed just three sacks, seven hits and 11 hurries from his 641 pass-blocking snaps at Kansas City’s right tackle spot, and his 85.6 pass-blocking grade on those snaps didn’t just pace the league’s right tackles in 2018, it was the second-best single-season mark ever recorded by a player with at least 300 snaps played at right tackle.

Agent’s Take: 10 players who could get contract extensions before the start of the 2019 season | CBS Sports

Missing this Aug. 6 deadline and Jones playing out his rookie deal after a failed holdout would make him a restricted free agent in 2020, rather than unrestricted. Under this scenario, the Chiefs would have the ability to give Jones a restricted free agent tender, which will be between $4.627 million and $4.848 million, where they would get a first-round pick next year from a team signing him to an offer sheet that isn’t matched.

1969 Kansas City Chiefs defense influenced famed Steel Curtain | 247 Sports

“That was the first great defense,” Greene told Rick Gosselin of the Talk of Fame Network. “We tried to emulate the Chiefs. We ran the KC Stack my first three years. Several other teams tried to run it as well. That was the defense we were playing (in the 1972 AFC title game, a 21-17 loss) when the Dolphins went undefeated. I was playing over the tackle instead of over the guard. Obviously, we didn’t play it as well as Kansas City did. We got better when we played the stunt 4-3.”

Why each AFC South team will go over and under their Vegas win total in 2019 | SB Nation

Indianapolis Colts: 10 (+130, -150) — Stampede Blue

Why under: Winning difficult games against marquee NFL quarterbacks is always a challenge and these games can often go either way. If you consider that losing a game or two in the division is almost an annual certainty and throw in road games against the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New Orleans Saints, you’re dealing with a rather small margin for error. Philip Rivers, reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes, Ben Roethlisberger, and Drew Brees will test the Colts young defense. Getting to ten wins in 2019 will be harder than it was a year ago.

6 of our favorite journeymen quarterbacks in NFL history | SB Nation

Matt Cassel, 2005-18

Played for: Patriots, Chiefs, Vikings, Bills, Cowboys, Titans, Lions

Matt Cassel is a finesse hero. Cassel leveraged one good season filling in for an injured Tom Brady into a career that paid him more than $65 million. Outside of playing for the Patriots, Cassel has also suited up for the Chiefs, Vikings, Bills (??), Cowboys, Titans, and Lions (and he might not even be done yet).

I had no idea Cassel even played for the Bills until I looked up his Pro Football Reference page, but there appears to be picture proof of this.

Around the league

NFL finalizes pass interference replay for 2019 season | NFL

According to the final rule, pass interference reviews after the two-minute warning of each half and during overtime will be initiated by the replay official. The replay official will only stop the game when there is “clear and obvious visual evidence” that a pass interference penalty may or may not have occurred.

Tarik Cohen: Matt Nagy shows us end of playoff loss often | NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

“He just shows us the last seconds of the game,” Cohen said. “He shows us the crowd reaction, our reaction from the sideline, and he just tells us to never forget that hurt. We want to get back to that place, but have a different outcome. That drives us and motivates us to get through the practice every day.”

2019 NFL Preview: It’s time to give Raiders coach Jon Gruden a fair chance | Yahoo! Sports

The Raiders, amid all the jokes, showed some progress late. They won three of six games at one point in the second half of the season, including a victory against Pittsburgh. Quarterback Derek Carr, written off early, had a 10-game stretch with 12 touchdowns and no interceptions for a 99.6 passer rating. And that came with a terrible supporting cast. The Raiders had a chance to draft Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins or any quarterback other than Kyler Murray, but passed. That says something.

NFL 2019 burning questions: What’s Plan B for the Rams if Todd Gurley isn’t healthy? | CBS Sports

The all-world running back struggled down the stretch last season but will injury concerns affect 2019?

Gerald McCoy upset Bucs gave his No. 93 to Suh | NFL

“As far as signing him, organizations have to do what they have to do when you let a player of my caliber go, so I understand that,” McCoy said. “But as far as giving away my number, in the history of the Bucs, they have a ring of honor, and all of the greatest players in the organization usually get their numbers retired.”

Making Sense of the NFL’s Five Most Unsettled Skill-Position Groups | The Ringer

The Patriots, Raiders, Lions, 49ers, and Cardinals all overhauled their pass-catching and rushing groups this offseason. But coming out of minicamp, there are some clues as to how those groups could sort out their structural issues this season.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Chris Jones is unlikely to miss “one day of training camp”

Since Jones still lacks the accrued seasons he needs to become an unrestricted free agent, he’s likely to report on time.

Chiefs introduce “Drum Deck” for pregame ritual

It looks like the deck will knock out portions of sections 335 and 336.

Travis Kelce to launch new lifestyle brand called “Tru Kolors”

The Chiefs tight end is getting into the fashion industry with his own flavor.

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