Coffee with the Chiefs – Good offseason?


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs did not make any real news on Wednesday, but there was still some rumblings to chew on around the NFL. One of the biggest happenings was the affirmation of the NFL schedule being done. We don’t know yet when it will be released, but the docket has been set.

On another note, the next two weeks of draft craziness will allow us to ponder plenty of options heading into 2016. What will the secondary look like without Sean Smith? Who is going to step up should Justin Houston be out for an extended period of time? Will Rod Streater prove to be a steal in free agency? So many questions.

Here is the news you need to know…

Has the Chiefs’ offseason been good or bad?Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"This has been a weird offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs. So weird that we can’t figure out whether this has been a GOOD offseason or a BAD offseason. TJ Carpenter of 810 WHB called it a sloppy offseason. The Star’s Sam Mellinger (congrats on the birth of the little guy, Sam) called it rotten."

Chiefs’ offseason issue: Making De’Anthony Thomas more productiveAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Thomas’ 2015 season ended in mystery. He suffered a concussion in a November game against the Chargers, returned to practice late in the season and looked ready to return to game action. Then, without further elaboration, the Chiefs ended his season by placing him on the non-football illness list."

Dee Ford is not scared to be great in Kansas CityMark Inabinett of

"As a rookie transitioning from a collegiate defensive end to an NFL outside linebacker, Ford played 11.5 percent of Kansas City’s defensive snaps and had eight tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2014. Ford’s playing time rose to 44.1 percent in 2015."