We take a look at the possibility of making changes for the Chiefs that would put long time starters on the bench.
With a three way tie for the AFC West after this past week’s game, a question I have avoided is now reality. How long do you go before you make changes to the
‘ starting lineup? This goes beyond the QB position for me. Yes you can start Mahomes and get him some experience but I wouldn’t stop there. Evaluate what you have in Cameron Erving, Parker Ehinger and Jehu Chesson as well as Demarcus Robinson more.
On the defensive side of the ball it could be time to let Tanoh Kpassagnon play full time and have Zombo and Hali rotate in. If Dadi Nicolas is back you need to get him snaps as well. Ukeme Eligwe is a player that hasn’t played on defense and that would need to change. Maybe you go as far as bringing up players currently on the practice squad to see if they would be able to help you. Where this decision could really hurt is considering the Chiefs have no first round pick next year. So losing more just gives the Bills an even higher pick.
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It’s easy to make these moves if you are in my shoes. For Andy Reid and to a lesser extent Clark Hunt it’s a much harder move to make. You are basically throwing in the towel at that point and pointing to next year. That also means several of these veterans will be playing on a team that isn’t going anywhere so their effort may lack as well. Hopefully we don’t have to worry about these moves because on Sunday night we are discussing a Chiefs victory.