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Emmanuel Sanders Situation Gives Chiefs Fans Another Reason To Hate Elway, Broncos


Former Pittsburgh Steelers WR, Emmanuel Sanders and his agent Steve Weinberg have reportedly jilted the Kansas City Chiefs in favor of John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

The story, if you haven’t caught up yet, is that Sanders came to an agreement to sign with the Chiefs some time Friday or Saturday. Sanders’ agent then apparently broke negotiating protocol by shopping around KC’s offer to other teams. The agent didn’t break any rules. Until a contract is signed, a player can change his mind.

Still, just because a player and agent CAN change course does’t mean they should. A situation like this makes Sanders look bad but in the end, the real negative impact will be on his agent. If teams feel that they can’t negotiate in good faith with Weinberg, then they may just forego negotiating with him at all. If teams refuse to work with Weinberg then it will likely be very difficult for him to find new clients.

An unnamed NFL executive seems to be making sure today that everyone knows exactly what Weinberg and Sanders did.

“This was one of the worst situations in modern football negotiations,” one executive involved told NFL.com. “Totally wrong. This needs to be stopped.”

I am speculating here but I’d be willing to bet that this quote either came directly from Chiefs GM John Dorsey or someone on his staff. What Weinberg did had to infuriate the KC front office. Weinberg’s actions aren’t just bad form, they also could have hurt the Chiefs’ offseason plans. If KC believed it had a deal in place with Sanders it is possible it missed out contacting other free agent receivers over the weekend. While there is no laws or league rules being broken here, you have to believe that the Chiefs want to make doubly sure this information comes back to bite Weinberg in the ass.

This situation gives Chiefs fans yet another reason (as if they needed one) to despise the Denver Broncos and John Elway.

The Donks are a long-time division rival of the Chiefs so there was certainly no love lost in this situation but you have to admit that the last few years have really helped fuel the KC/Denver rivalry.

The Broncos are now the classic villain to the Chiefs. Let’s look at a brief list of things the Broncos have done in recent years to fuel the hate.

1. Broncos have a falling out with Jay Cutler after then head coach Josh McDaniels inquires about possibly trading for Matt Cassel. In the end the Chiefs trade for Cassel and the Broncos get stuck with Kyle Orton. Chiefs fans are gleeful.

2. Matt Cassel sucks.

3. The Broncos draft Tim Tebow. Chiefs fans are forced to constantly hear about Tebow by proxy.

4. The Broncos hire John Elway to run the team. Chiefs fans are initially gleeful, assuming a former player won’t know jack about how to properly run a professional team. I mean, look at Michael Jordan.

5. Tebow sucks at playing QB but still managed to win a freaking playoff game. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since the freaking Houston Oilers were still a team.

6. It turns out Elway is actually pretty good a drafting players. People start comparing Von Miller to Derrick Thomas.

Chiefs fans be like:

7. Elway dumps Tebow for Peyton Manning. The Chiefs couldn’t even get Manning to come to town. This hurts on a number of levels. Not only did the Broncos get Manning when the Chiefs wanted him, KC fans have been subjected to losing to Manning in the playoffs when he was with the Colts.

8. Manning makes the Broncos really good. Chiefs fans are forced to constantly hear about how awesome the Broncos are, how they are Super Bowl contenders, how Elway is a genius and how Manning is better than ever. Meanwhile the Chiefs start someone named Tyler Palko at QB and the more delusional of their fans start calling for someone named Ricky Stanzi to get playing time.

9. The Chiefs hire Andy Reid and start the season 9-0, all the while, national experts continue to rave about how awesome the Broncos are.

10. The Broncos whoop the Chiefs, ending the team’s undefeated season while exposing its terrible pass defense.

11. The Broncos beat the Chiefs again, this time at Arrowhead. They’re clearly the better team. Chiefs fans are not amused.

12. The Chiefs lose in the most heart-breaking fashion ever, in the playoffs, to the Colts. Despite the fact that Manning is no longer playing for the Colts, it is his fault Indy has Andrew Luck. In the subconscious of Chiefs fans, Manning managed to beat them again, without actually playing.

13. During the 2014 offseason, the Broncos, who just played in the Super Bowl and who already seem to have a loaded roster, sign pretty much every big-name free agent they can. Meanwhile, the Chiefs, who still can’t win a playoff game, lost a bunch of starters and still don’t have enough money to sign any players of note.

14. Sanders, who really probably would have just been an OK receiver in KC, and his agent, screw the Chiefs over and sign with the Broncos after agreeing to sign with the Chiefs. Elway lights a big cigar and laughs. Chiefs fans fume and take to Arrowhead Addict to call Sanders “scum.” As he has done with many an average receiver, Manning will likely make Sanders look way better than he really is in 2014, further infuriating Chiefs fans.

There could not possibly be a better bad guy for the Chiefs and their fans. Just take a look at that list above. That is some evil crap going on right there.

All those things aside, what really makes us Chiefs fans hate Elway, Manning and Denver is because they’re flat out beating our guys. They’re beating them on the field and they’re beating them off of it.

Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Denver will keep beating the Chiefs on and off the field. But right now they are and that is a very bitter pill to swallow.

I haven’t felt this must hate toward the Broncos since the 90s. I love it. Every hero needs a credible villain. The Broncos are certainly that.

The good news is, if the Chiefs can find a way to take Denver down sometime in the next couple of years, it is going to be really, really satisfying.

What do you think, Addicts? Are the Broncos now the Chiefs’ biggest AFC West rival?

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  • Patrick Allen

    Elway…so much hate.

    • Patrick Allen

      That’s better.

      • Brian Dempsey

        And, of course, the Donkeys had to resort to putting grease on their jerseys and having Gary Zimmerman hold DT profusely to keep that from happening in the ’97 playoff.

    • Mdsteinmeyer

      Elway stay away from Arrowhead and KC…never welcome never will be Snaggletooth!

    • Rich Cooper

      I’ve hated this guy since his days at Stanford. Came into the league as an arrogant jerk and only worsened over time. If the Colts had any backbone back in the day. … should have told him play here or go to Canada. Also draft rules should change to prevent similar nonsense. Drafted players should be retained in terms of draft rights until the player accepts and fulfills rookie contract. No one player should be able to circumvent the draft rules in this manner. Elway and Manning 3 are not any better than other players in the long history of the league. Shameful that this kind of BS was allowed. Go to the team that drafts you or forfeit your NFL career and go to Canada!

  • Pridenpoise

    Raiders fan here, but I think we can all come together for a brief moment to hate on the Donkeys, and look at it this way, Manning is a year or two from retirement the Donkeys are sure to find themselves in Salary Cap hell with all the spending they’re doing, and Raider and Chiefs fans can all laugh when this little ride ends short of the intended destination, the Super Bowl.

    • DieHard_ChiefsFan

      Agreed,
      With there massive spending habits, they will face plant in 2015. Plus all of these freeagent signings doesnt mean crap. Look at Andy Reid with the eagles and the “Dream Team”. When you get a bunch of old dogs together, you cant teach them new tricks, as they will want to play “There way”. I hope they totally implode and send Peyton packing on a losing note. Then Elway will go from “Genius” to idiot in one short year.

      BTW Patrick, Great Picture, makes me hate Elway even more !

      • Mdsteinmeyer

        I’ve seen Elway strutting down the Grove in LA with a 20 something blonde with him. He is so damn ugly that he proves money CAN buy anything. I’d love to kick his ass just once…

        • berttheclock

          Damn it all, you make me feel really old. I saw both Elway and Marcus in the same game at the LA Coliseum on a day when, USC beat up on Stanford.

    • terryk2nd

      Damn. I never thought I would agree with a raider fan! What is this world coming to ?

    • Chris Sanchez

      The reality of the situation is this and something that most ignorant Chiefs and Raiders fans do not get is that Denver had 27 million dollars in cap space before Free Agency started. Add 14 more million to that when they released Bailey (10 million) and the retirement of Kuper (4 million). So for Raiders fans, that’s close to 41 million in cap space. As for the idea that they will be in cap hell in a few years is also false. Most contracts they get out of after 3 years with minimum penalties to the cap. So for as much as you hope they are in trouble the reality is they are not. Here is the kick in the teeth, Denver still has 8 million dollars in cap space to sign draft picks and other free agents.

      • Pridenpoise

        No here’s the kick in the teeth, shit for brains 40-8

    • B-Large

      We all have headaches laughing at the Raiders, there will be nothing left. Who would have thought that it would get worse after Big Al died? I really thought the Raiders would be much improved this year since they they had 60 million to spend on their roster, instead they ship of solid players, bring in average ones, resign a QB that is part time. Jesus, its dumpster fire meets trainwreck.
      Lets be honest, Elways envy is a one stench of a disposition.

      • Pridenpoise

        Ya I really envied that beating the Donkeys took in the Super Bowl. I can’t wait to see that surgically repaired neck get snapped, and all the donkey fans can lament in the fact that it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    Revenge is so sweet. The ponys days are numbered.

  • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

    I don’t wish ill will to anyone but this has gone too far, Tamba and Houston needs to have a party in the back field with Mannings Body next year…Horse face will lose!!!

    • Brian Dempsey

      Couldn’t agree with you more & there is certainly reasonable suspicion to believe that Donks are circumventing the salary cap like they did in ’97 and ’98.

    • B-Large

      You mean like they did when Clady was out all season? So they were docile with the Franchise LT out all season, but this year will be the party in the backfield? LOL
      only Chiefs fans. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Brock finsihing out games in the 4th quarter this year against the Chiefs. My only caveat is I think Alex Smith is going to have a nice season, like that guy alot.

      • Deaudrey Dre-Mac MacDonald

        Why are Donkey’s on our site??? Oh I know cause there small and annoying like Shrek’s friend!!! Get off our blog!!

        • Joe M.

          It took them this long to come back out after the super bowl

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    To be a genius you have to win! Remember the Super Bowl. I’d rather not go then to get bitched like that

    • Chris Sanchez

      only an idiot would rather cry and pout all season about their coach than rather at least go to a Super Bowl or just win more than 6 games a season. Its that kind of logic that is why everyone else laughs at the Raiders

  • berttheclock

    Paddy, I’ll go a bit further back in history. First, when an owner of a very weak watered down version of beer made in Colorado refused Len Dawson a distributorship in KC because Lenny had played for the Chiefs. Next, when, some NFL so-called ref and his replay crew blew a call on an Okoye stop and instead of correctly reviewing whether or not a fumble had occurred, they ended up moving the ball which stopped the Chiefs. Third, when, Denver’s 12th Man didn’t notice Tony G being forced out of bounds at a time when such could be called by refs. That gave Denver the run to the SB.

    But, that said, I am not kidding when I predict this fall, Denver will become a version of “MASH”, with Dustoffs (Medical Evacuation Helicopters from the ‘Nam era and Korea) to pick up the old broken down wreckage of aging over paid Donkey players and take them to “MASH” field units where the theme song from the original movie of such named unit kept playing, “bur, suicide is painless”.

    • Brian Dempsey

      Fourth, the game in KC in 1991, when on a 3rd down play, Elway went across the line of scrimmage, pulled a turd out of his back pocket and threw it into the end zone & it stuck to Mark Jackson for a touchdown and the replay crew refused to make the correct ruling, even though a TV replay clearly showed Elway was across the line of scrimmage & the Donkeys should have been penalized with a loss of down which would have brought up a long FG try.

  • Mortis5150

    Yeah…thanks for making us feel even better Pat! Nothing like reading your post reminding me WHY I HATE THE DAMN DONKEYS!!!

  • KCMikeG

    Doesn’t bother me one bit. Sanders was never anything but an average #2 WR. They definitely overpaid him too as his best offer last year was $2.5M/year and he did nothing to warrant twice that. I have been saying all along Hemingway will be better if given the chance.

    • tm1946

      At last some sense. If Sanders wanted to be in KC, he would have. He did not so let’s just beat Denver every time we play them. No hate, no ill manners…..just beat them, home and away.
      Not so sure about Hemingway but it would be nice if game watchers got to be game players.

      • KCMikeG

        Beat the donkeys twice! I like that idea. I’m excited for Hemingway! He caught 71% of the balls thrown to him and had as many TD’s as Avery and DMC who had 4 times the targets with just over 50% completion ratios. Smith is a very accurate QB and a sure handed WR with YAC potential will be nice change.

    • chiefdeorty

      I’m with you on the Hemingway thing I like him, he may not be a burner but the kid can catch and he has heart. I like him! As our biggest rival maybe of late but I am 57 and for more than half of the Chiefs history it was Oakland, now they have been down for a while but then we were too. Now for you younger fans maybe the donkey’s is what you remember and they have been for probly 20yrs, and I guess it would be safe to say they are now but they are going down soon. They will be on life support in a year or two.
      I would not be to surprised to see them crash and burn this year after all manning and his foot will be a problem again this year that is what happens when you get old. I think we get a split this year. GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!

  • Wallace Harper

    Is this the same Steve Weinberg who was banned in 2003 by the NFLPA then successfully sued in 2006 to be reinstated??

    • berttheclock

      Yep.

      • terryk2nd

        I agree 100%. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, or in the words of George Strait, get your ass outa here!

  • T.Hagen

    If there ever was a team to hate it’s the donkey’s. Dallas and Oakland have been the teams back in the day that you either love or hated but the donkey’s have always been the team I hated most. The crappy thing about it is I live in New Mexico and Colorado is 50 miles away ,so most people like them around here and the people that don’t watch football buy the donkey’s clothing cause that’s all they see other people wear. Man if Arizona was just a little closer I might not have to see so much donkey stuff but then again turn your TV on to any sport network and there is always something on about denver, they are the sport media darlings. I F—–g hate them.

  • Rich Cooper

    Happy Sanders didn’t come to KC. He is not worth the money or the headache. He is where he belongs, with “I don’t want to play here” asshole Elway. Just pick a WR or 2 from the draft. Any available WR before the 5th round will likely surpass Sanders real value. On the agent KC, Tampa, and 49ers should release a joint statement communicating that the agent involved and any associated client will not be allowed on team property or communicated with for purposes of contract negotiations.

  • Scott

    I hate the Donkeys on a molecular level. I hate the Donkeys more than the Raiders. I hate Horsetooth Elway, who is such a good businessman he and his donkey brother lost $13 million in a Ponzi scheme. I love that they lost the money, but hate that people feel sorry for him. I hate the corpse-like owner of the Donkeys. I hate the Donkey Yuppie fans. Donkeys Suck.

    • T.Hagen

      Dude, you hate them almost as much as me. Cool. F them a holes they will get what’s coming to them soon.

    • B-Large

      So you think your team will beat the Broncos once in three years? Your team got worse, so what do you think?

    • trinity

      Lmao what’s with all the hate? The Broncos are just simply a better team than the chiefs. Who can really blame Emanuel for wanting to play with the Broncos over the chiefs?

  • Nick

    This agent may be padding himself on the back now but he just pissed his relationship away with two of the best and most respected GM’s in football in Dorsey and Baalke (49ers).
    He may have hurt himself most of all with his actions.

    Sucks for the Chiefs though I think Sanders would have fit well, better then he will in Denver. Oh well, here’s to AJ coming into his own this year! I think we really saw some signs of life the back half of the year.

  • terryk2nd

    Sanders, his agent, and John Elway who would screw over his own mother for another super bowl ring can all go to hell. Your no telling me that Elway didn’t know anything about the deal with the Chiefs. If he didn’t know anything he should have not signed the guy once he did find out. Just shows you the character of the Denver broncos. Its not very often that one team plays another team with a wr. with a target on his jersey. Cant wait until K.C. plays them again.

  • Brody Hall

    SANDERS IS WAY OVERRATED!!! He was a product of brown being double and sometimes even tripled up! He drops 3 easy catches for every 1 catch he makes. He is no better than Donnie Avery but Avery is faster! Sign avant, sign Austin for half the price then draft a WR. I’m glad Denver did this. Not to mention he is injury prone as hell, he may not even make the dang season. He is a chump who is no where near the worth people are making him out to be.

  • Calvin Jones

    This is the seen for 2014!

    • Heyneck

      It’s SCENE inbred! Typical chief fan! Same goes to the other 7 losers that up voted! LOL! Going to get spanked by the Duke and the Broncos! GO BRONCOS!!!

  • jimfromkcj

    Patrick, are you saying the Chief’s fan’s highest attribute is Hate.

  • Dave

    Denver is a shit hole. Dirty Dirty town full of people making no money pretending they are as cool LA or New York. Elway makes hating the Donkeys that much easier. Pompous prick he is. Adding that show boat selfish conceited asshole Manning made…. Sanders “Its like being in WR Heaven!” suck much Peyton lately Sanders??? What a joke. Good thing that moron avoided this roster. All in all who gives, not like Sanders is Eric Decker. Here’s to hoping for worst for that sham ass team in the sky!!

  • Terry Reed

    Soooooo much animosity on this forum, but, jealousy is a sign of flattery, so keep spewing your hate, it just makes Denver fans feel even better :-). Thanks for all the complements Chiefs, and Raiders fans.
    Good luck and see you next season.

    • Brian Dempsey

      43-8

      All time Donkeys SB record of 0 wins, 5 losses, and 2 given to them by the league as a going away present to Turd Elway because he wasn’t good enough to win a SB outright on a level playing field.

      How do you like that type of flattery?

      • Terry Reed

        YAWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t you come up with something better???

      • B-Large

        What was worse, having the Colts dead and buried and blwoing it in Epic fashion, or getting to the Super Bowl and getting beat up by a hot team of destiny?
        The best part, your BEST EVER defense crapped that game away… lol… what a bunch of failure.

      • Powderaddict

        I think I like that better than 0 playoff wins in 2 decades.

      • Joe M.

        Of the 5 worse defeat`s in super bowl history. The Broncos own 3 of them. Feeling better yet?

        • Terry Reed

          I feel GREAT, by the way, when was the last time the Chiefs actually won a PLAYOFF game???? I’ll tell you, it was 1993. That was 20, I said TWENTY years ago. That’s on par with the Browns. So we got stomped, but at least we put ourselves in a position to win the Super Bowl, and not flounder in the playoffs. Oh yeah, before I forget, 44 years since K.C. went to the big dance. Come on guys, this year, one for the gipper.

    • B-Large

      Terry, I found a special on Amazon you might be interested in. But 1 gallon of semi sweet Chiefs’ fans tears, and a gallon of Raiders’ fans tears for free.
      Nothing sweeter than Raider or Chief fan tears.

      • Terry Reed

        LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUNNY stuff, but I am sure that this well will not dry up for a VERY long time.

    • Joe M.

      43-8 Hope it makes you feel better

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I hate them with the power of a thousand suns right now. What they did over the weekend was despicable and I hope the Chiefs file a grievance with the league office. I also hope Joe Mays rings Sanders’ bell.

    • Tony Parker

      Now we can agree Stacy….lol

    • freshmeat62

      I want to see bones sticking out of that dancing chicken.

      • Powderaddict

        I used to feel the same way about Derrick Thomas, but then felt pretty crappy about it when it actually happened.

    • Powderaddict

      Someone sounds jealous!

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Of what exactly? Being curb stomped in the Super Bowl?

        • Powderaddict

          How exactly was your post season run more successful?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            It was awful. All comes out the same in the wash though. Neither team had anything to show for it when all was said and done. So again, what exactly am I jealous of?

          • Powderaddict

            Playoff wins, multiple superbowl trophies, a FO that doesn’t suck, free agency, our QB, our WR’s, Sanders…

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Not jealous of any of that. We’ll see how well buying a championship in March works though. Let’s circle up in about 10 months.

          • Powderaddict

            Sounds good. We’ll see how the chief’s strategy of “letting guys go and signing nobody” compares to the Broncos strategy of “managing the cap which allows the team to have room to sign top level talent”.

  • ArrowFan

    How and where is all their money coming from?

  • freshmeat62

    Oh, hell yes!!!
    I don’t care if the Donkeys score a TD on the 1st 10 offensive plays they run, bring all 11 and plant that dancing chicken in the ground. I want to see bones protruding from him like Theismann’s.

    • Powderaddict

      “I want to see bones protruding from him like Thomas’s”

      Ouch

  • Priest4Prez

    Yes…always have hated Denver but this shall not go unnoticed. I hope we get a Sunday night game and stomp them into jello

  • todd

    Don’t worry my Seahawks will take care of Denver this next season . The 12th man will give them a very warm welcome here at the Clink. With the second hardest schedule in the league this year instead of the easiest the Broncos are going to have a tough time getting through the Nfc West.

    • Brian Dempsey

      Congrats on the Hawks win over the Donks in the SB and a job well done. Best SB that I’ve seen since SB 24.

      And I hope that game where the Hawks host the Donkeys is the season opener & the Hawks lay another beatdown on the Donks. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will host the Hawks next year & Chiefs fans know it’s going to a tough game.

  • Powderaddict

    All the tears and jealousy are music to my ears.

    KC and raider fans crying about the Broncos :D Delicious!

  • trinity

    Hahaha so much hate! I don’t blame Emanuel one bit. Only a nut case would choose to play with Alex Smith, when he could play with Peyton manning.