Coffee with the Chiefs – Wrapping up OTA session


Good morning, Addicts! It’s a glorious Friday, which means the work week is coming to an end. While you are trying to put off that pesky report, read the latest Kansas City Chiefs news from around the league!

OTA observations, Day ThreeBJ Kissel of

"The second play was an interception by Sean Smith on a post route from receiver Jeremy Maclin. Smith made a great adjustment to cut off the route once the ball was in the air and showed some nice hands to extend and bring in the ball to make the catch. After the play, Smith handed the ball to receivers coach David Culley, which was only the start of these two sides competing on Thursday afternoon."

Dee Ford benefiting from Justin Houston’s absenceSean Keeler of FOX Sports

"If nothing else, it’s building the “quality” part of quality depth behind Houston and veteran Tamba Hali, who turns 32 in November and is heading into the winter of his pass-rushing prime. And if Hali needs a blow or, Heaven forbid, gets hurt, or Houston decides to join the Peace Corps instead of reporting to training camp, No. 55 is your Plan B. And C."

Chiefs, Raiders among best-selling jerseysJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Obviously, the Kansas City Chiefs being on the list sticks out — even if they do sometimes go with the “blood-clot look” with the red on red. Jamaal Charles was 28th on the list for the end of the 2014 season. I imagine the Chiefs acquisition of Jeremy Maclin, which requires a shiny new red jersey for him, is part of the reason the Chiefs are so high."

Phillip Gaines standing out at OTAsJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Gaines’ rookie year was promising enough that I feel pretty good about the direction he’s heading. Hitting on Gaines would be a nice coup for the Chiefs not only because that’s a premium position and it’s much cheaper with a third round pick contract but also because Smith is a free agent after this season. The construction of the Chiefs roster makes a lot of sense when you see Smith exit via free agency, Gaines step in and Peters follow after him."