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The Chiefs have forward progressed their way to another playoff loss graveyard, which is nothing new these days.  That being said, it's the offseason for the Chiefs, which is the purpose of this thread, where news, rumblings, opinions/thoughts is being discussed.

Feel free to share your arm chair GM decision making here as well (please try to be realistic as possible). 

1. Give Sutton his walking papers and thank him for his service to the Chiefs, but it's time to move on to a different direction.  Start finding proven aggressive defensive coordinators, not a passive defensive coordinator.  Preferably one that doesn't have his guys playing 5-7 yards off the LOS about 90% of the time, and displays toughness, because this defense is soft.

2. Release the following players:
- Tamba Hali - $9,395,834 in 2018, dead cap of $1,708,334 if released, saving $7,687,500
- Derrick Johnson - $10,250,000, dead cap of $2,250,000 if released, saving $8,000,000
(I'm not opposed to resigning him, but it will have to be cheaper and a one year deal)
- Dee Ford - $8,718,000, dead cap of $0 if released, saving $8,718,000
- Frank Zombo - $1,276,668, dead cap of $166,668 if released, saving $1,110,000
- Phillip Gaines, his contract expires at the end of this season, so don't bother resigning him

3. Trade Alex Smith. If no takers, then release him in order to move forward progress (the future begins now with Pat Mahomes), and $20,600,000, dead cap of $3,600,000, saving $17,000,000

You just saved $42,515,500 of cap that you can easily absorb some cap increases due to Houston and Berry's contracts, and still be able to replace with younger and faster (hopefully smarter too) players.

4. Draft heavy on defense.  They need a lot of help, mainly the DL needs to be retooled as well as the OLB's and ILB (except for Ragland, Jones, and Houston).
I doubt we will be in a position that we won't get anything for smith. There are lot of qb starved teams out there and smooth works well in that position.
(01-07-2018, 08:59 PM)Chi-town_Chief Wrote: [ -> ]I doubt we will be in a position that we won't get anything for smith. There are lot of qb starved teams out there and smooth works well in that position.

There are several needy teams that desperately needs a QB.

- Arizona (Palmer retired)
- Buffalo (they're at odds against Taylor)
- Cleveland (This is obvious)
- Jacksonville (Not sold on Bortles)
- Colts (Luck is injured, no telling how long he'll be out at this rate)
- Jets (LOL)
- Washington (Depending on the Cousins saga)

Really, while the one year left on his deal is a downside, I'd like to remind the other teams that needs a QB that it's a one year gap where they can make the decision to either tag him or resign him to their liking, or use Alex as a 1 year stop gap.
I agree mostly.  Since KC is unlikely to retain Revis and their CB position is a general disaster, that also needs to be a focus.  

That's all.  I added something, but I agree with everything else.
(01-07-2018, 09:22 PM)The_Jonas Wrote: [ -> ]I agree mostly.  Since KC is unlikely to retain Revis and their CB position is a general disaster, that also needs to be a focus.  

That's all.  I added something, but I agree with everything else.

I think they will retain him.  It's a team option for 2018, and if exercised, he only makes $4 million because the other money is coming from the Jets.

Of course, if they decide to cut him, there is no cap charge at all.
I like it Coach. $42M sounds like a lot of cap room (or is that $42M in savings when we start about $4M in the hole?).

Regardless, it still wouldn't last very long. Normally $5M or so would cover rookie contracts, probably a little less since we don't currently have a 1st rounder or 5th or 7th, but we're likely to get extra picks. To play it safe, I'll keep that at $5M. $37M in cap space.

I think we're more likely to trade Dee Ford than cut him. I think either they retain him because they'll likely have the cap room to do so, or they find a suitor because we need the draft picks. But let's play it conservative, say we keep him. So, there's another $8.7M, I'll round it to $9M. $28M in space.

I think we'll franchise either Bennie Logan or Zach Fulton. Without looking it up (not too lazy, just need to get to work) I'm guessing about $10M-$12M for a one year. $16M in space.

So, that really leaves us enough to get at least a couple quality free agents or a handful of value free agents on backloaded contracts. Not bad considering how cap pressed we have been.

I still wouldn't be surprised to see the front office totally handle this different. We haven't seen a Brett Veach offseason yet, and what glimpses we have suggest he's a wheelin' and dealin' sumbitch, which I think is a good thing. Should be interesting to see if we trade for any players instead of just trading guys away.
(01-07-2018, 08:41 PM)Coach Wrote: [ -> ]The Chiefs have forward progressed their way to another playoff loss graveyard, which is nothing new these days.  That being said, it's the offseason for the Chiefs, which is the purpose of this thread, where news, rumblings, opinions/thoughts is being discussed.

Feel free to share your arm chair GM decision making here as well (please try to be realistic as possible). 

1. Give Sutton his walking papers and thank him for his service to the Chiefs, but it's time to move on to a different direction.  Start finding proven aggressive defensive coordinators, not a passive defensive coordinator.  Preferably one that doesn't have his guys playing 5-7 yards off the LOS about 90% of the time, and displays toughness, because this defense is soft.

2. Release the following players:
- Tamba Hali - $9,395,834 in 2018, dead cap of $1,708,334 if released, saving $7,687,500
- Derrick Johnson - $10,250,000, dead cap of $2,250,000 if released, saving $8,000,000
(I'm not opposed to resigning him, but it will have to be cheaper and a one year deal)
- Dee Ford - $8,718,000, dead cap of $0 if released, saving $8,718,000
- Frank Zombo - $1,276,668, dead cap of $166,668 if released, saving $1,110,000
- Phillip Gaines, his contract expires at the end of this season, so don't bother resigning him

3. Trade Alex Smith. If no takers, then release him in order to move forward progress (the future begins now with Pat Mahomes), and $20,600,000, dead cap of $3,600,000, saving $17,000,000

You just saved $42,515,500 of cap that you can easily absorb some cap increases due to Houston and Berry's contracts, and still be able to replace with younger and faster (hopefully smarter too) players.

4. Draft heavy on defense.  They need a lot of help, mainly the DL needs to be retooled as well as the OLB's and ILB (except for Ragland, Jones, and Houston).

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Looks like nagy is going to Chicago.
(01-08-2018, 12:23 PM)Chi-town_Chief Wrote: [ -> ]Looks like nagy is going to Chicago.

Andy wouldn't let him call a run play.  I just fucking know it.
If it wasn't for Mahomes, I don't think I'd be looking forward to next season at all.
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