Coffee with the Chiefs – Eric Fisher heads east


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Tuesday, and likely a quieter day around these parts than Monday was. Yesterday, we had the news breaking that the Kansas City Chiefs were going to put Eric Fisher over at right tackle and leave Donald Stephenson at left tackle, before also stating that nose tackle Dontari Poe could be playing Week 1. Needless to say, your Editor-in-Chiefs was used up by nightfall.

Here’s the news you need to know:

Eric Fisher is back where he started; at right tackleBlair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star

"Reid said the offensive line was constructed in groups by pairing Fisher with second-year pro Duvernay-Tardif, who will make his NFL debut on Sunday, and two-time Pro Bowler Grubbs with Stephenson, who has 14 career starts."

Jadeveon Clowney will play against Kansas CityHoustonDieehards of Battle Red Blog

"I expect Clowney to be tentative and probably not entirely impactful, at least in his first few snaps.  If he does well and O’Brien sees fit to send him out for several snaps in the second half, I will be watching very closely for his explosion off the ball and closing speed."

Six things to remember from the Chiefs preseasonMatt Conner of Arrowhead Pride

"It’s too early to proclaim Peters as difference-maker in the secondary given that he’s yet to play a single meaningful rep of professional football. Yet given the amount of red flags being waved by every draftnik when the Chiefs made Peters their first-round selection, it’s been a pleasant surprise to see Peters only generating headlines for his on-field ability. As Sean Smith comes back and this secondary continues to settle and develop, the Chiefs are going to be very, very good as a unit."

Positive signs in Kansas City come with waiver pickupsAdam Teicher of ESPN

"This is a good thing for the Chiefs because it shows they’re building some depth, an important ingredient that was missing when John Dorsey arrived two years ago. Recall that the Chiefs that year were so lacking at the bottom of their roster they felt compelled to pull in seven players off waivers from other teams at the start of the regular season."