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The Chiefs blueprint

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Drafted an elite QB in Mahomes - even though everyone else didn’t see him as such coming out of college. Then, they didn’t wait - and tried to surround him with talent and embraced a win now mentality knowing that their best chance is while they have him on his first and cheapest contract. They traded their 2019 first round pick for Frank Clarke, knowing they needed a better pass rush to make it to the super bowl.  Clarke was huge against the Texans with 3 sacks in crucial moments to help them overcome a 24 pt deficit. 

At any rate, I think the Infatuation with stockpiling future draft picks is overrated when you have a window with an MVP young QB and can choose to surround him with key pieces to win a Super Bowl. We will see if it works out.

I couldn’t help but think how Rivera, Hurney and Gettleman all blew it and didn’t give Cam even an offensive line to work with or even weapons at WR.  Hurney put us in cap hell while Gettleman kept getting rid of critical pieces like Smith, Norman and gave a terrible contract to Kalil.  They rode Cam in to the ground and now we have to start over.
 

If we do somehow draft an elite QB, I hope that the future will be different and they do whatever it takes to be great. I laughed at the Falcons for trading away their picks to draft Julio Jones but they turnes out to be right. He has been the best at his position and, if not for a 28-3 debacle, they would have a SB to show for it.  
 

if the Panthers truly think Joe Burrow is the next Mahomes, they should do what it takes to get him and be smart in free agency to build around him.  
 

p.s. I am operating under the assumption that Can will be released or traded. If Cam stays, then they should do the same to give him the offensive line he needs to be successful.

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Of all the teams in the playoffs, the TItans looked the most like what I think we could be short term

run they ball, stop the run...their OL and DL are really, really good

now if they had an elite QB and a couple elite secondary guys....

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He didnt play a snap until the final game of his rookie season. Both of the SB quarterbacks had the benefit of not being thrown out there.

I doubt many would like that part of the blueprint if we were to throw significant draft resources at a QB

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So draft a stud QB with a cannon arm, track speed WRs, and a elite LT (their LT was the #1 overall pick)

 

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The Chiefs were also a playoff team before they added Mahomes.  Alex Smith, while being a good QB was holding them back from being a Super Bowl caliber team.  They have not had a losing season since 2012, zero under Andy Reid.

 

2019 12-4-0 1st -- AFC West 2-0 - Advanced to Superbowl Andy Reid  
2018 12-4-0 1st -- AFC West 1-1 - Lost Conference Championship Andy Reid  
2017 10-6-0 1st -- AFC West 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Andy Reid  
2016 12-4-0 1st -- AFC West 0-1 - Lost Divisional Playoffs Andy Reid  
2015 11-5-0 2nd -- AFC West 1-1 - Lost Divisional Playoffs Andy Reid  
2014 9-7-0 2nd -- AFC West -- Andy Reid  
2013 11-5-0 2nd -- AFC West 0-1 - Lost Wild Card Playoffs Andy Reid

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There simply isn't a quick fix unfortunately. It would have been better had we gone 0-16 because then we could draft Burrow, but Allen used his magic moxie.

The QB search is on, but we can't settle for a guy who is just good enough to get us through a season without being terrible. We're actually in the worst possible situation because it's easy to miss on a QB pick, and to make matters worse we have major needs at nearly every position on offense and defense. There is just no fixing this in the short term, but we have to find a superstar QB either in this draft or the next, or the next, or.... you get the idea. Not good.

We might be looking at multiple terrible losing seasons. 

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Honestly, if we are going to model ourselves after one of the two remaining teams, you got to look at the 49ers. I feel like we are very similar in some ways because they have an owner who "trust the process" and allowed Shanahan to get this team in order and develop a playoff team. It took them several seasons to get to this point but finally has.

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50 minutes ago, bull123 said:

Of all the teams in the playoffs, the TItans looked the most like what I think we could be short term

run they ball, stop the run...their OL and DL are really, really good

now if they had an elite QB and a couple elite secondary guys....

I have to disagree, henry and cmc are completely different runners, it's basically the difference between jamal lewis and Marshall Faulk.  We are redoing our offense, if we plan to maximize cmc, our offense will have to change dramatically.

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50 minutes ago, ncfan said:

So draft a stud QB with a cannon arm, track speed WRs, and a elite LT (their LT was the #1 overall pick)

 

Let’s not act like Fisher is elite. He’s not. He’s better than Little, but not close to elite.

Also, let’s not act like Reid didn’t have a good team with Alex Smith. I think he realized Smith had a ceiling that Mahomes does not but Fisher was drafted in 2013 and Mahomes in 2017.

Before Mahomes (12-4 both years), Smith and Reid went 11-5, 9-7, 11-5, 12-4 and 10-6. 5 winning seasons and 4 out of 5 years in the playoffs. Mahomes is better, but this blueprint is pretty funny considering how consistently good the Chiefs were. Kelce and Fisher were actually drafted for Smith. Hill was drafted the year before Mahomes.

Since Mahomes was drafted, the only offensive player drafted who’s done anything was Kareem Hunt. They’ve drafted one OL in the 7th round. 11 of 18 picks have been defense.

Mahomes landed in a great situation and built upon Alex Smith’s playoff team. People are acting like KC had nothing, drafted Mahomes and then added all those pieces, some of whom were on KC (Kelce and Fisher among them) before Mahomes was at Texas Tech. If Reid drafts Kelce and Fisher for Mahomes then that’s some next level Nostradamus poo. 

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55 minutes ago, methodtoll said:

Honestly, if we are going to model ourselves after one of the two remaining teams, you got to look at the 49ers. I feel like we are very similar in some ways because they have an owner who "trust the process" and allowed Shanahan to get this team in order and develop a playoff team. It took them several seasons to get to this point but finally has.

Exactly. It’s amazing that people think there was some quick turnaround for KC and SF. SF drafted in the top 5/10 for years. Heck, they had the #2 pick this past draft. The last 5 years they drafted 2, 9, 3, 7 and 17. KC averaged a record of 11-5 for the 5 seasons before Mahomes became the starter.

We aren’t in KC’s position. In 2016, I would have said we were close, but after 3 of 4 years with 5-7 wins, we are closer to SF now and we need to build from the draft.

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Have to look at their investments in the draft v. FA.  They usually have acquired 1-3 true impact guys via UFA or trade, I.E. Dee Ford, Matthieu, etc.  Then, looked to their lines and grabbing can't miss unique skill position players in the draft.

Bosa, McGlinchey, Deebo, Hardman, Sanders, Buckner, Thomas, Nnadi, Speaks, Kpassagnon, Chris Jones...

The trends are trench grinder or skill position guy with major upside. 

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If 4-12 to Super Bowl doesn't count as a quick turnaround I don't know what the hell would.

 

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Chiefs have a piece at QB who looks like a once-in-a-lifetime talent, as well as a HOF coach. “Blueprint?” Sure, but easier said than done.

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Chiefs blueprint is having Andy Reid (hope Rhule can become that good for us but Reids don’t go on trees...), and then finding Mahomes and taking the risk to trade up for him—it’s obviously been more than worth it and paid off big time.

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Different ways to go about it, we need and identity.

Either need to be offensive heavy or defensive heavy.

with our current roster we should go offensive heavy and field a middling defense, bend don’t break mentality 

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