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The Morning Fix: OTA Stars, Ray Farmer, Adam Sandler


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It shouldn’t be a surprise that Ray Farmer’s staff features a lot of former Kansas City people.

Kuharich said to me, “I know what you’re getting at. I hear it. I tried never to operate that way. If I would have taken that approach, I would have never hired Ray Farmer (in KC).

KC Kingdom breaks down Ryan Succop and Cairo Santos.

Santos, on the other hand, might be good for Kansas City. He had quite the leg during his college football days, which is something that Succop lacks. Santos was able to knock through a 57 yarder (a Tulane school record).

Adam Teicher reviews Dee Ford.

Ford is learning a new position. He was a defensive end in college at Auburn, so it could take him a while to master the nuances of his new position. Even if Houston continues his holdout into the season, it might be much to expect Ford to assume his spot in the regular defense anytime soon. But Zombo can handle that. Ford should be a major component in the rush in passing situations.

Sean Keeler looks at three players who made big steps during OTAs.

But given all that, which Kansas City Chiefs gained the most traction from the middle of May to the middle of June? Kicker Cairo Santos has a mule’s leg and could make Ryan Succop’s life interesting for a while. Safety Husain Abdullah ran with the first-team defense, and appeared to run well. Ditto tight end Anthony Fasano, and even wideout Donnie Avery. It was hard to whittle the list down to just three, but here were probably your biggest stars in shorts …

Two non-football stories:

- Why some are starting to charge for networking time.

- Adam Sandler hasn’t made many good movies late but they’ve all made Sony a lot of money.


 

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  • berttheclock

    Haslam, finally, nailed it with the Browns in hiring Ray Farmer. Some, wrongfully, thought when he interviewed with the Browns, Haslam was only following the Rooney Rule. One interesting aside to this was the firing of Lombardi, one of Scott Pioli’s cronies and the fellow Pioli often used to float rumors. With Joe Banner and Lombardi at the helm, the Browns really did have Larry and Moe and many thought at the time Haslam was Curly. Farmer and his new staff will do well for the Browns. I have read negative reviews of Farmer by disgruntled Brownie fans that they believe Farmer is a little too full of himself, but, when, that ill fated team begins to win, they will all be the first to claim he had been their man all along.

  • berttheclock

    Hmmm, paying for networking. At AA, there are many “GMs” who offer their advice for building the Chiefs for free. I wonder what micah would charge if he really thought Clark Hunt would pay him?

    • Matt Youngberg

      You can’t forget micahs butt buddy trinity. Lol

  • area

    I was more along the lines of hoping that a second/third year player gained the most from OTA’s. These are guys who set a certain precedent or level of play and that we hope are going to break out big this year. With Dorsey’s belief of building through the draft and developing your own players, the Chief’s must have a few players who set it on fire every year, otherwise K.C. is going to be in a continual rebuild mode. Heh, just looking at that last line I wrote: by Dorsey’s philosophy, a team always IS in rebuild mode. Keep on Keepin’ on I guess.