Coffee with the Chiefs – Jeremy Maclin leading the way


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Wednesday, which means another day of Kansas City Chiefs football. We have Wednesday and Thursday before wrapping up OTAs, our first part of a very long and exciting journey. Let’s see what the internet has for us to read today about the boys in red.

Jeremy Maclin leading young receivers – Associated Press

"Maclin had the finest season of his six-year career in 2014, catching 85 passes for 1,318 yards in an offense that never really suited him. So when the Chiefs dangled a $55 million, five-year pact in front of him, Maclin saw the potential in the opportunity."

Jamaal Charles is still a beastAdam Teicher of

"Charles will need to be that player from earlier in his career this season in order for the Chiefs to make significant offensive improvement. The Chiefs didn’t add a running back of consequence, a sign they believe Charles is still in his prime."

Chiefs not unnerved with long snapper competitionAdam Teicher of

"The two snappers they have in camp, James Winchester and Andrew East, have never snapped in a regular-season game. Winchester has bounced around for a couple of years without sticking with an NFL team while East is an undrafted rookie who snapped in college at Vanderbilt."

Day 7 observations from OTA practice B.J. Kissel of

"“We have one goal, that’s to win a Super Bowl,” he said. “For myself, it’s just stay healthy and when I get in, take advantage of my opportunities.”"

Kansas City’s defensive personnel turnover rateJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The Chiefs biggest changes on defense are from two players returning from injury — LB Derrick Johnson and DE Mike DeVito. They should help address the Chiefs run defense, which was arguably the biggest problem area on defense last year. That’s a good start."