Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are getting some rest and relaxation while the National Football League sorts through its final four teams to determine the champion of Super Bowl 50.
While we wait on the crux of the offseason to get rolling, there are plenty of storylines to discuss moving forward. Below, we have some really nice topics, including whether or not Dee Ford will finally break into the sgtarting lineup after being groomed for two years by a pair of greats.
Here is the news you need to know…
Will Dee Ford get to start for the Chiefs in 2016? – Mark Inabinett of AL.com
"Kansas City selected Ford out of Auburn with the 23rd choice in the 2014 NFL Draft. The former St. Clair County High School star didn’t play much as a rookie. Ford got on the field for about 12 percent of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps as he transitioned from a collegiate defensive end in a 4-3 scheme to a pro outside linebacker in a 3-4 behind Pro Bowlers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston."
An ode to a tired Kansas City Chiefs team – Matt Conner of Arrowhead Pride
"Twenty two years. That’s the span between playoff wins. We all know this already, not just because it’s been fed to us by the media ad nauseum but also because it feels like 22 years. It feels like Joe Montana was the quarterback the last time the Chiefs were considered a contender. It feels like two decades of frustration, of mediocrity, of holding out hope only to watch it fall apart."
Grading out the 2015 Chiefs – Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star
"Here’s a look at each position group heading into 2016, and the group’s overall grade in 2015, using the following scale: An “A” means the group performed at an elite level, a “B” means the group was above average, a “C” means the group was average, a “D” means the group was below average and an “F” means the group was one of the worst in the league. Please keep in mind that pluses and minuses have been eliminated this year."