Coffee with the Chiefs – Grading the offseason


Good morning, Addicts! We are rolling toward the weekend but not without some Kansas City Chiefs news first. Honestly, there is no better way than waking up, grading some breakfast and talking Chiefs. Unless it’s a Monday after a loss, in which case the whole world is terrible. Let’s get to the latest…

Grading the Chiefs offseasonAdam Teicher of

"The thing that could have to most impact this offseason is what the Chiefs didn’t get done: agree to a long-term contract with linebacker Justin Houston, who led the NFL in sacks last season with 22. They retained his rights by making him their franchise player, but he has yet to sign the Chiefs’ one-year contract offer worth about $13.2 million and he didn’t show for offseason workouts or practice."

Broncos opponent review: Kansas City ChiefsJeremy Warnemuende of 247 Sports

"Kansas City fell just short of the playoffs in 2014, as the team had one glaring weakness. With quarterback Alex Smith at the helm, the Chiefs ranked 29th in the league in passing offense with 198.9 yards per game through the air. And to top it off, not a single Kansas City wide receiver caught a touchdown pass. That’s not likely to be the case this year, as the Chiefs added former Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin to bolster what was a miserable aerial attack."

Projecting Kansas City’s starting offenseDan Schmelzer of NFL Spin Zone

"Albeit cautiously, I am a bit optimistic that the Chiefs will have a more explosive offense in 2015. Charles is back as the steady force with huge big-play potential, Kelce appears ready to emerge as an elite NFL tight end and the receiving corps, led by free agent addition Jeremy Maclin, has a lot more upside than they showed last season."

Chiefs fan takes strategy into cancer fightSam Mellinger of Kansas City Star

Home games are like vacation days for the Webers. They leave by 6:30 in the morning, stop for coffee, and get to Arrowhead before the gates open. Jim grills breakfast, then lunch. Then they go inside and scream for the Chiefs. This is a very Kansas City way of life they have.