Coffee with the Chiefs – Is the line solid?


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Thursday, which means you are only one day away from the weekend and all the happiness that brings most of us. Of course, it is not football season, so our Sunday’s are now (sadly) wide open. There is so much to do, and the honey-do lists start coming out in full force.

One of the main questions dogging general manager John Dorsey is what the offensive line will look like next season for the Kansas City Chiefs. This group played much better the last half of 2015 and into the postseason, but are they reliable or did they benefit from playing weaker teams?

Here is the news you need to know…

Chiefs offensive line has more questions than answers for 2016Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Among the most valuable offensive linemen for the Chiefs — when healthy — he brings physicality and attitude to the left guard or right tackle position but has struggled to stay on the field. Depending on who you ask, he’s either the most important Chiefs free agent, or a guy that’s as good as gone. Could he be the first Pioli-era offensive lineman re-signed by John Dorsey?"

Giants cuts Geoff SchwartzJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The problem in New York appeared to be the injury bug where Schwartz played just 13 games over two seasons. However, Chiefs fans remember an offensive lineman that turned out to be a great signing during the team’s 2013 season. Offensive line play seems to be at a premium these days so I suspect Schwartz will have interest from others (assuming he’s healthy)."

Way-too-early 2016 prediction for Kansas CityAdam Teicher of ESPN

"They’ll have six other games against AFC teams: on the road against Houston, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, and at Arrowhead Stadium against Jacksonville, Tennessee and the New York Jets. The Chiefs will also play four games against the teams from the NFC South: at Atlanta and Carolina, and at home against New Orleans and Tampa Bay."