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  1. Who Am I? (Trivia)

    Was it Tom Tupa? The famous blocked punt was in SB X. A Dallas punt resulted in a safety and basically swung the momentum. His name was something like Hoops. I don't remember any others except one from the Bucs blowout of the Raiders. J
  2. It's time to get excited about the Chiefs D again!

    New article about the CB going into camp. The default position seems to be Fuller on one side with Amerson and Nelson arguing over CB2 and Nickel, with both playing a lot. Pardon me if I am underwhelmed. https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/7/16/17572792/chiefs-training-camp-im-most-looking-forward-to-watching-the-cornerbacks No offense to Steven Nelson, but I would be most comfortable with him playing 18-20 snaps per game. Solid is his upside. Amerson might be a bit better in some uses, but has much more flop potential. What excites me about our CB unit are the dice rolls. Roll #1: Will Redmond Top 50 talent scary injury history no production yet at this level Roll #2: Tremon Smith Who? From Where? Central Arkansas U, that's where. 6th round pick Tyreek Hill speed Former QB and WR Roll #3: Arrion Springs UDFA Three-year starter at Oregon leg and feet issues may have knocked him down (bowlegged, pigeon-toed) Improved throughout college Redmond is the guy that could really shake up camp. If he is fully healthy, he has the talent and time in league to take the CB2 job outright. In my mind, Tremon Smith will make an impact with the Special Teams. His blazing speed is tailored for the new KO rules. He's also sticky-fingered and returns punts. I can see him coming out of camp as the dime back and ST Ace. By end of season, still ST Ace, but covering the fast slot receivers. The talent is there to do it faster. Springs is under the radar. I suspect that most years he would be drafted. Few three years starters from top programs cannot manage the NFL. The question is not if, but when. Camp is just over a week away. Go hit something. J
  3. Odell Beckham for Tyreek Hill straight up?

    I can see it more than that. Jackson was also a burner and a PR guy. That's a lot of parallel talent. Steve Smith is high praise for any WR. Jackson is more of a pure speed guy. As you point out, Hill is as good as Jackson ever was. He is nowhere near what Smith became. J
  4. Offensive Line--Asset or Liability?

    Remind me. Where did that Oakland team get their C? J
  5. Can someone talk me into Kareem Hunt?

    The QB change is really more about a scheme change. Reid has experience with big-armed, mobile QB. Hill and Watson will be pulling CB and S deep. It's organic to the offensive philosophy. I reference LeSean McCoy in his early years. Hunt's pass blocking is substandard (typical for a young RB) but his ability to create in space is excellent. Look for a lot of outlet passes in his direction, and also the occasional draw play. I would consider KH a safe #10 pick with upside. At #8 you are paying full value, but still with upside. J
  6. There is an article at Pride saying that we should worry about the OL. https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2018/7/13/17568466/should-chiefs-fans-be-more-worried-about-the-offensive-line The article starts by saying that the right side is very good. It's the left side that is worrisome. Fisher is said to be solid, but no better, based of PFF's score of 70.4. Morse at C and Whoever at LG are the problem. If you accept that an OL is sometimes no better than its weakest link, then we have two. This lines up with PFF's unit rating of #18. Football Outsiders is a little better, with #17 pass pro and #12 run blocking. Do we have reason to expect improvement? Maybe not. Fisher is what he is and Schwartz is almost 30 years old. Of the established players the only one still improving is LDT aka Dr. Larry. On the other hand, bot C and LG rated well below league average last season. Morse, once he's healthy, could make strides in his third year. Erhinger could move back into his old LG slot and play well enough to ber an improvement. I am unsure. It will certainly be something to watch in TC and preseason. J
  7. Can someone talk me into Kareem Hunt?

    People tend to devalue RB production in potent passing attacks. Decades of experience show that this is a mistake, but it remains a default position. Strange. In Hunt's case, there are three things to keep in mind. He has uncanny balance. If there is a way to stay on his feet, he finds it. The middle part of the season is overused as an evaluation factor. He was a huge surprise at first, but defenses started to adjust and the OL went south. The last third of the season shows that he could also adjust. He is a dangerous receiver. He's not Shady McCoy, but the role is similar. I understand the reasons for caution. But, don't let caution deprive you of what could easily be a top 5 RB. I would slot him no lower than #10. J
  8. Sam Beal

    I can see the Chiefs taking either of the CB, Beal possibly with our extra 2nd or 3rd, Alexander 4th or later. J
  9. Odell Beckham for Tyreek Hill straight up?

    Hill is at 87 in Madden this year, which seems a bit low. Antonio Brown is 99. On the Chiefs Berry s 96 and Kelce is 95. J
  10. CW21's 2018 NFL Draft Review (Browns Up)

    What have you got against the NFC South and AFC West? Only one of the eight teams are done so far. J
  11. Expectations for the 2018 Team

    Sounds good. I'll buy some at New Year. J
  12. CW21's 2018 NFL Draft Review (Browns Up)

    Cleveland had so many picks, that it would be difficult to have a bad draft. On the basis of talent acquired, B is too conservative. On the basis of value for return, C+. On balance I can deal with B. I cannot agree with DawgX. It does not come down to Mayfield. Granted, if he's another Tim Couch, it hurts. What Mayfield is not is another Johnny Manziel (or Jamarcus Russell). The hope is that he's not another Sam Bradford. There's a very real chance that Mayfield can play buy not stay on the field. Cleveland has seen that movie too--Bernie Kosar. J
  13. Biggest Sleeper

    I think Murray is the starter and deep safety this season. Sorenson is the run support guy and o'Daniel is the dime. Watts may get some time as the coverage nickel, but I think he's more ST as a rookie. J
  14. CW21's 2018 NFL Draft Review (Browns Up)

    I asked about 2020. Will they still be there? There is no such thing as too much depth at CB. J