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Scott Mahurin

  • joined Aug 27, 2011
  • last login Aug 31, 2014
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Chiefs homer since 1969. (Quit on the Wal-Mart Royals.) MSgt (ret), USAF 1979-99. Current profession: riding trains (the company with big yellow motors) out of KC. WARNING: Suspect memory, heavily reliant on Google/Wiki to verify facts.

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User Blog

Camp 8/3

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Hit up the Thormans for my info if you want to meet tomorrow.

Or fb me Scott Mahurin, biochemical engineer

Chiefs Cut Flowers

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In a suspected move June 1st, the KC Chiefs did exactly what many said might happen. The lawns keeper said it was an honest mistake. "There weren't any blooms and I thought it was just a tall patch of weeds." More important news will be forthcoming.

Observations from Chiefs rookie camp.

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Herbie Teope from Chiefs Spin, observations from rookie camp.

Our 5th QB

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Jon Jennings was an UDFA invited to camp as a QB. I keep hearing (from fans) he's converting to WR. My (10 minute) research says otherwise. Camp Body? Yup, BUT as a QB. PROVE ME WRONG. Post your "converting to WR" links in the comments. Meanwhile, I say we have 5 QBs in camp.

Justin Houston. Here's an extension I can get behind fully.

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Chief's website breaks down Justin Houston's development in 2013. Beast mode.

Stephen Brown's article encapsulates why I'm not gaga about Average.

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"Between Bowe, Avery, and McCluster the Chiefs main three receivers, there’s been 62 thrown their way total that haven’t been catchable, 89 total balls thrown that couldn’t be caught between the WR’s, RB’s, and TE’s. Charles has had 12 thrown that weren’t catchable. I’m sure some were under duress (offensive line hasn’t been stellar allowing 29 sacks), Smith just threw it, but to me it’s still quite a few that were off the mark."

Cooper Jersey

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Yeah, it's Chinese. It's also about double what I paid for my Houston, Berry, and Charles jerseys. How many other guys have it though?

Shameless plug for local radio show

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The Sam Mellinger interview is out. Just click the link, scroll down the page to the blog talk radio window, push play. If you like them...remember to "do it" on Facebook. (Help my woman stay semi-employed.)

Sitting in on the Sam Mellinger interview for Everyday KC. THIS WON'T AIR TIL SUNDAY.

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Very, very good interview. (At least from the living room. I hope most of this hits the radio show.) Background on Sam. How he became the Star's sports writer. Insight on KC sports. Hope you guys tune in and enjoy it this Sunday. I would like to thank you guys for forwarding questions.

KC Star, Sam Mellinger interview...a request.

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My fiancee (and sports illiterate other half) will be interviewing Sam Mellinger, KC Star sports writer, for The Everyday-KC blog talk radio show. What questions would you ask? I'd love to collect some ammo for her interview. Anything to help liven the show. Thank you in advance.

Chiefs fans can't get enough at Arrowhead.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfOSBuQRQgE&feature=youtu.be

Post game celebration after Giant's smack down.

Just how bad-ass are Tamba and Justin? Check out this spreadsheet from Clay over at Red Tribe.

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If this were a car race the Chiefs would be like Herby the Love Bug...finishing 1st AND 3rd. Tamba Hali is a BAAAAD mutha! He's absolutely terrorizing QBs with pressure. Houston is leading (tied) the NFL with sacks.

Alex Tanney may make the team for the Cowboys.

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Seems "Trick Shot" actually WAS better than Stanzi. Cowboys are considering keeping him. (I'll still take Bray.)

There's an echo in here.

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I'm not the only one worried about O-line depth. Lyle Graverson over at Arrowhead Addict writes about it.

Mad ramblings: Monday's practice

AP reader Scott Mahurin visits Chiefs training camp and comes away with these observations.

Stephen Brown posted a video of TC 7/30/13

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Saw the Kelley injury at 3:10. Kniles Davis breaking one up the middle. JC being JC. 14 minutes of video...some good stuff in here.

Good press on Rodney Hudson

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Stephen Brown from Chief Concerns wrote an article on Rodney Hudson's recovery from injury and his progress during OTAs.

All right who's math is correct?

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I've heard this disputed on AP. Now, another author believes the Chiefs are over the cap with BA.

Rhodes rocks!

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Top three cornerback analysis. Good stuff here: http://secondroundstats.com/2013/02/18/cbs-1/

Spoiler Alert

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I jumped in the time machine because the suspense was killing me. This is what the Chiefs are going to do in the draft. 1. With the first pick Kansas City selects....Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. Geno sits out the Senior Bowl to practice for the combine. This proves to be a good move as he posts a 4.43 forty, a 38" vertical leap, benchs 225lbs 26 times, and a 10’6" broad jump. There were reports IMG Trainers bought a medieval rack from the Inquisition Museum. On an unrelated note: Geno is now listed as 6’6" tall. 2. Tyler Wilson QB, Arkansas. During a well televised Senior Bowl, Tyler throws 3 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he stands tall in the pocket and is rocked twice. The second hit breaks both ankles. Luckily Wilson’s head is undamaged. KC takes a flyer, says his ankles (though too small) will recover. 3a. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee. Bray pegged as somewhat of a prima donna at Tennessee falls to the third round after news breaks he lied about half the girls he’s dated. There were only 46...during his junior year...and he actually met them. His parents however...didn’t. 3b. Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma Landry’s stock neither rose nor fell. He played in the Big 12. They don’t have defense in the big 12 so his stock is meh. 4. Zac Dysert, QB, Miami of Ohio. Dysert leapfrogs E. J. Manuel when it was discovered Manuel was actually just a FB who could throw the ball. 5. E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State The Chiefs decide what the hell..."a fullback who can throw the ball!" 6. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State The Chiefs decide what the hell, double down..."a fullback who can throw the ball!" 7. Tyrann Mathieu*, CB/S, LSU, The Chiefs take a flyer on an undersized corner/safety. Because, "The secondary could use some help."

QB? Anyone? Anyone? Who is in the Market?

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Before we test the "wait until the second round game," maybe we ought to look at who's in the market for a quarterback. I did a quick check down to the bottom third of the draft...here's the results: (Where they pick, do they need a QB and why.) 1. Kansas City Chiefs - Hello! 

 2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Yes. It was obvious last year that Blaine Gabbert was a lemon. Given his fear of getting hit, sub-par football IQ and poor attitude, he was destined to fail. It's obvious that Jacksonville needs to find a franchise quarterback. Tim Tebow has been linked to the team, and despite homoclitic ESPN groupthink, he would be a massive upgrade.

 3. Oakland Raiders - Maybe. Carson Palmer just turned 33. He's good enough to get a team into the playoffs if he has good talent to work with and a solid defense to support him, but that's clearly not the case. By the time Oakland rebuilds its team properly, Palmer will be too old to make a postseason run. Unless the Raiders think Terrelle Pryor is the long-term answer, they'll need to bring in a young quarterback to groom behind Palmer.

 4. Philadelphia Eagles - No. 

 5. Detroit Lions - No. 

 6. Cleveland Browns - Maybe. Brandon Weeden will turn 30 in October. Nice first-round pick, Holmgren. Cleveland desperately needs a franchise quarterback that the team has never had since its return to the NFL in 1999. The Browns missed out on Robert Griffin, and now there aren't any worthy signal-callers to draft this April. 

 7. Arizona Cardinals - Yes. This is obvious. The Cardinals have started Kevin Kolb, Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley, Brian Hoyer and Max Hall since Kurt Warner retired. Arizona will probably select a signal-caller fairly early in the 2013 NFL Draft.

 8. Buffalo Bills - Yes. There's a reason general manager Buddy Nix told the media he was going to draft a franchise quarterback. The Bills haven't had one since Jim Kelly, which is why they haven't been to the playoffs this century.

 9. New York Jets - Yes. Mark Sanchez is garbage, Greg McElroy is not an NFL-caliber starter, while Tim Tebow wasn't utilized for some strange reason. It's obvious that the Jets must move on from Sanchez, but his ridiculous contract won't allow that to happen. The new general manager will have to draft a quarterback this April. 

 10. Tennessee Titans - Maybe. Jake Locker has shown nothing to indicate that he can become a franchise quarterback. The Titans will give him at least one more year to prove himself, but they need to bring in some competition. 

 11. San Diego Chargers - No. The Chargers should draft a quarterback in the middle rounds as a developmental project just in case Rivers is actually broken beyond repair. 

 12. Miami Dolphins - No. 

 13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Maybe. Josh Freeman's late-season meltdown should prompt the front office to bring in some competition for him in 2013. 

 14. Carolina Panthers - No. 

 15. New Orleans Saints - Low priority. The Saints should find a capable backup behind Drew Brees.

 16. St. Louis Rams - No. 

 17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Maybe. Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich are both free agents, so the Steelers will have to find a backup quarterback. 

 18. Dallas Cowboys - Maybe. It seems like yesterday when Tony Romo took over as Dallas' starting quarterback, but he'll be 33 in April. Jerry Jones needs to think about finding a potential successor. 

 19. New York Giants - Maybe. The Giants could use a better backup behind Eli Manning than Curtis Painter. 

 20. Chicago Bears - Maybe. (low priority) Jason Campbell didn't work out as Jay Cutler's backup. He's a free agent anyway.

 21. Cincinnati Bengals - Maybe. (low priority) The Bengals should find a young quarterback to groom behind Andy Dalton just in case he isn't the answer.
 So, if you're counting...that's 5 teams with a serious NEED at QB in the first round. 7 more teams with a moderate need and 3 more who will be casual shoppers. Only 6 out of 21 teams will likely not be looking. Again, how many quarterbacks will be taken in the first round?

Geno Smith's worth

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I wrote this for a Chief's FB fan page. I decided to share it here too. ‎"Geno Smith is not worth the overall first pick." How many times am I going to hear this statement before the draft? How do I approach this question and find an answer...maybe one you can sink your teeth into? Let's turn to the talking heads who started this rumor...exactly where is Geno Smith's worth? Question: What's Geno's Draft Rank? Charlie Campbell (over at Walter's): 16th best Draftek: 8th NEPatriotsDraft.com: 1st cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings: 10th nfldraftgeek.com: 19th draftcountdown.com: 4th fftoolbox.com: 6th Then I come upon this site: optimumscouting.com. They refuse to insert QBs into their big board. Instead, they have a separate system ranking QBs apart. This is their reasoning for exclusion from the big board: "Note that due to the fact that ranking quarterbacks with any other position are almost arbitrary and lead to inaccurate comparisons of quarterbacks to other positions, they are NOT included in these rankings. Instead, they are broken up into tiers." So, what was Geno Smith's rank? He topped their chart. Tier One "Possible Pro Bowler/Good NFL Starter" So, here's the final answer: Geno Smith is a first round choice. Factoring in need and the importance of the QB position to the overall success of an NFL team can skew (upward) the value of the guy under center. (I think we all can gauge the importance of having a QB after the Chiefs' last two years.) Now, add to the equation the competition to TAKE a QB within this year's draft. Here's a short list of teams who will be in the market for a QB and where they pick and why they're in the market: Jax (2nd) It was obvious last year that Blaine Gabbert was a lemon. Given his fear of getting hit, sub-par football IQ and poor attitude, he was destined to fail. It's obvious that Jacksonville needs to find a franchise quarterback. Oakland (3rd) Carson Palmer just turned 33. He's good enough to get a team into the playoffs if he has good talent to work with and a solid defense to support him, but that's clearly not the case. By the time Oakland rebuilds its team properly, Palmer will be too old to make a postseason run. Unless the Raiders think Terrelle Pryor is the long-term answer, they'll need to bring in a young quarterback to groom behind Palmer. Arizona (7th) This is obvious. The Cardinals have started Kevin Kolb, Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley, Brian Hoyer and Max Hall since Kurt Warner retired. Arizona will probably select a signal-caller fairly early in the 2013 NFL Draft. Buffalo (8th) There's a reason general manager Buddy Nix told the media he was going to draft a franchise quarterback. The Bills haven't had one since Jim Kelly, which is why they haven't been to the playoffs this century. I stopped there. Including us, there's five teams who need/want/will be looking at QBs. (Note to self: Teams who suck in the QB department draft higher in the draft...who KNEW?!!) So, that's the reason, when I ran 29 consecutive, random mocks, Geno Smith NEVER made it past the 8th pick. (The reasons listed above are from Walter's...they're not my words. I even excluded the Browns at the 6th pick, who have a average/moderate need because of Weeden's age.) Now, let's look at risk. Since the new CBA, the risk at picking first has diminished. Teams don't have to invest over $25M for a four year contract, (shock!!) even for a QB. Fail and you missed on the pick, can cut bait, and suffer no larger consequence than what missing on a 3rd round choice used to cost. Finally, trading down is not an option if you want the top QB. STRIKE that thought from your mind. Geno may not be ranked the best player in this draft. In this case need trumps BPA. If the Chiefs want to draft an NFL calibre quarterback they can't risk trading down...even a few spots.

Twitter about Childress hire

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Warpaint Illustrated @ChiefsInsider Again per #NFL source Brad Childress has agreed to terms with the #chiefs! Told role could be OC and/or Assistant Head Coach!

Exciting Times

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Lots going on today. According to tweets. Childress had dinner with Reid on the Plaza last night. Eagles on Rick Burkholder: "He's under contract. We're honoring the contract but allowing him to seek an opportunity with Andy Reid in KC." Burkholder is PHI's head athletic trainer.

Arrowhead Pride | Kansas City Chiefs Schedule, News, Roster and Stats

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Can someone with access to PFF or game tape provide a grade for the Chiefs offensive linemen? (Looking at you MN.) Doesn't have to be very in depth. I think we have to add depth at center/guard and was arguing with someone over Winston's skill. Just would like a clearer picture.

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