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This week we go hard on the biggest news of the week: The Royals announced a new general manager and made public their exploration of the notion of building a new downtown ballpark. We offer insight on all of that and answer the question on many minds: If the Royals go downtown, what happens with the Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium? The questions hit on Andy Reid's decisions, Clyde Edwards-Helaire's explosiveness and the Royals' 2022 lineup. The bonus section is a conversation with Tony Gonzalez on stardom in Kansas City. There's some interesting stuff in here, including a story about Johnny Manziel. Join us every Friday for behind-the-scenes access to interviews with Kansas City's coaches, fans and reporters. We've talked with Patrick Mahomes, Mike Matheny, Brett Veach — and more. You can get . If you like our work, you can help support us by subscribing to the SportsPass. It's the best deal in town: or, with a new promotion. Either way you get access to all our work, including the best and most Chiefs coverage anywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Chiefs won a very Chiefslike game yesterday. Plus, the offensive line will have some growing pains, When Was It Over, we Shout It Out, it was a real Brett Veach kind of game, Urb is already feeling the heat, let's all just settle down, and the Mitch Montage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this edition of The Arrowhead Drive, Pete Sweeney updates you on the Chiefs 53 man roster after several post deadline moves and filling out the practice squad. Chiefs star safety Tyrann Mathieu was placed on the reserve COVID-19 list after a positive test and second-year linebacker Willie Gay was placed on IR. General manager Brett Veach spoke with the media this week after the Cheifs' set their regular-season roster and addressed some of the decisions. Veach also discussed the long-awaited extension for Tyrann Mathieu. We don't know if you guys know this, but Randy Reid returned to the Chiefs this week, and they won a Super Bowl the last time we saw old Randy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hear from Chiefs' general manager Brett Veach on the Chiefs' initial 53 man roster, and the decisions behind keeping certain players ahead of the regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9-1-21 The Program opens the show talking about the Chiefs final 53 man roster and carry the Zoom of General Manager, Brett Veach, for how the roster was shaped and to gvie you the end of the hour question for a chance to win great food from Joe's Kansas City BBQ. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After a recent piece by Bill Barnwell, Alex and Bink wonder why anyone would think that the Chiefs are due for a decline this season. Also: - Does Cornell Powell not making the roster say anything about Brett Veach's ability to draft? - Bink's College Football Playoff sleepers - “What's Trending” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Kansas City Chiefs went 3-0 during the preseason, including a win Friday against the Minnesota Vikings. Analyst Nick Jacobs and host Tod Palmer dissect the roster decisions that loom and what may go into those decisions on the latest “4th & 1” podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EXTRA CONTENT THIS WEEK!!!! In this episode Christian & Price talk debate whether or not Brett Veach is a good GM & the Justin Fields vs Patrick Mahomes comparison! Follow us on Twitter! @CBreezy_Edits @PriceACarter
One preseason game remains for the Chiefs, Friday at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs' starters are expected to play most of the first half. After the game, it's decision time for Andy Reid and Brett Veach. The team's decisions makers must get the roster to 53 players by next Tuesday. Where are the roster battles? The starters are established, so the shakeups lurk down on the depth chart. The final corps of wide receivers, tight ends, defensive backs will be known soon. And their last audition is Friday. In this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writer Herbie Teope speculates on the roster and discusses what he expects to see from the Chiefs in their final tuneup game. Story links: Updates on Chiefs hobbled running backs and how much starters are expected to play How Jody Fortson put himself in position to make Chiefs' 53-man roster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We open the second (and final) hour of the show asking the question of if you need your quarterback to play at an MVP level to compete in the AFC. Also: - Questionable decisions with QB competitions around the league - Brett Veach's perception around the league - No-showing a wedding invite See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bink says the Brett Veach has checked all the boxes a GM needs to. Plus, Bink Big 5 for preseason game number 2, fighting can be a good thing, we look to the future of the Chiefs, and Vern joins the show to talk a little baseball. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're all-in on the Chiefs this week. The top deals with questions surrounding Big 12 realignment, but then it's all red and gold: What's delaying a Tyrann Mathieu contract extension, how many Hall of Famers are currently with the Chiefs and more. The bonus section has audio you have not heard from Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and Brett Veach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8-19-21 In the first hour of The Zone, Jason Anderson and Cory Anderson talk about Brett Veach's comments about the teams salary cap and ongoing negotiations with Tyrann Mathieu. Plus the Royals continued their hot streak beating the Astros last night. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After Jamal Adams became the highest paid safety in the league yesterday, Brett Veach spoke on Sirius XM Radio about why he's still confident they'll get a deal done with Tyrann Mathieu before the season. We discuss whether or not we share the same optimism. Also: - “Camp Questions” - Daniel Lynch continues to impress - How much more of Mahomes will we see in the preseason? - “Trash of the Day” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this edition of The Arrowhead Drive, Pete Sweeney prepares you for the final day of Chiefs training camp in St. Joe. The Chiefs' managed to trim the roster down to 85 ahead of Tuesday's initial cut deadline. Andy Reid was quiet on the specifics when it comes to the starters playing time on Friday but was complimentary of the starting offensive lines performance last week. Tyrann Mathieu landed low on the NFL Top 100, but Brett Veach did offer an update on a potential extension for the 'Honey Badger.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Kling was stuck in hell last night. Plus, Salvy continues to be the man, someone is horsing around, Trey Smith has a light bulb moment, we Shout It Out, Chiefs fans need to plan accordingly, how can you not love Pop, and Bob made a song for Brett Veach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
KCTV5 Sports Director Dani Welniak joins the guys for her weekly appearance to give her early impressions of Chiefs training camp, who's stood out, and the biggest decisions for Brett Veach over the next 12 months. Also discussed: - “Camp Questions” with Nick Bolton - “What's Trending” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two-time MLB All-Star Whit Merrifield joins the guys for his weekly appearance and recaps ASG festivities from last week and shares what it's like to constantly be in the center of trade speculation. With a Frank Clark suspension being a real possibility, Cody and Alex discuss who will see the biggest increase in playing time opportunity? In the “Chiefs Red Half Hour” they wonder how good of a drafter Brett Veach is and if any teams in the AFC are building their teams with the Chiefs in mind. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the first hour of Cody & Gold, the guys react to the Royals' walk-off win last night and identify some potential trade candidates as the deadline approaches. Also, Brett Veach will be on a TV show, we pick our Chiefs breakout candidates, Cody is looking for a Grammy nod, Trash of the Day, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this edition of The Arrowhead Drive, Pete Sweeney updates you on why the Chiefs should be pursuing former Chargers pass rusher, Melvin Ingram. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach is rumored to be a part of a future tv series in the works with former Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff. On Tuesday morning, USA Football announced that together with Patrick Mahomes and his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, the group will host three free youth football coach clinics this summer. Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was busy over the long 4th of July weekend, as his engagement was made public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hour 2 – It's a Best Of The Steve Jones Show, reliving Super Bowl week, replaying interviews with Mount Carmel native and Chiefs GM Brett Veach, and Author/NBC Sports Philly’s Ray Didinger, on his new memoir.
Another vague Tyrann Mathieu tweet hit Twitter feeds Wednesday, and Chiefs fans could be getting nervous. This one read: “If they make me choose imma I choose to take it back to where it all started.” Mathieu tweet 0609 Is he quoting a lyric, talking about a uniform number, or about his negotiations toward a new contract? The Chiefs are believed to be working on an extension for Mathieu. Last month, general manager Brett Veach said the process would begin after free agency and added, “Enough can't be said about Tyrann and how we feel about him and his role both on and off the field here.” The tweet may be an interpretation that things aren't moving fast enough for Mathieu, the star safety who signed a three-year, $42 million deal two years ago and has been a force for the Chiefs in two Super Bowl appearances. Last month, Mathieu deleted a tweet that was a response to an inquiry about getting an extension. “Probably not,” was part of the response before Mathieu hit the delete button. What about, where it all started? Is that Arizona, where his NFL career began? New Orleans, his hometown? On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell discuss Mathieu's future with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Tyrann Mathieu explains deleted tweet about contract talks with Chiefs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article251734203.html Travis Kelce has special message for Chiefs draftees, especially tight end Noah Gray https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251122509.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Royals need to figure out what to do with Hunter Dozier because he has been extremely bad this year. Doesn't mean they can't fix him but the problems needs to be addressed. Cody unveils his new song "One More Win" to critical acclaim. One analyst thinks this Chiefs offensive line will help them have the best offense they've had in the Mahomes era. Brett Veach joined Fescoe in the Morning and the guys asked who they would have taken in the 1st if it weren't for the trade to acquire Orlando Brown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Royals need to accept their mistake and move Daniel Lynch to back down to let him figure some things out. It's apparent the experiment needs to be over for now. Chiefs added former first round pick CB Mike Hughes in a trade with the Vikings. Hughes has been up and down but has missed a lot of time due to injury. Brett Veach loves his former 1st round picks at a discount. We're joined by Royals beat writer from the KC Star Lynn Worthy to figure out how the Royals can turn things around and we take a look at the best first to worst candidates in the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There is growing optimism that this Royal could return soon... we'll believe it when we see it. Plus, the Chiefs make a move, Brett Veach tells us how this went down, the Royals are really depressing right now, and it's "put up or shut up" time for this Chief. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rich kicks off the hour breaking down the NFL’s Week 1 schedule that was released today which includes some intriguing matchups like the defending champion Buccaneers taking on the Cowboys, and Sam Darnold facing his old team in the Panthers vs Jets matchup among others. Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach and Rich discuss KC’s Week 1 playoff rematch with the Cleveland Browns, rebuilding their offensive line that was banged up and pushed around by the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl by landing Orlando Brown Jr. in a trade with the Ravens, Patrick Mahomes’ rehab status after his off-season foot surgery, and if we’ll ever see the NFL move to a college-style approach to QBs where they “graduate” and move on to a new QB every 4 years when a long term contract becomes cost-prohibitive. And make sure you check out Rich's other podcast: Just Getting Started with Rich Eisen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The NFL schedule leaks continue to drop with several outstanding week 1 matchups including a 9 game opening Sunday slate. We also get a peak at every NFL game on Thanksgiving. Publicly funded stadiums are a bad idea and the A's are lying a little bit about their stadium situation. Lets stop this use the Mahomes sit for a year model when discussing rookie passers. Brett Veach in an interview discussed how the Chiefs feels about the existing weapons with the loss of Sammy Watkins and some other offseason moves. Tamba Hali also joined the Drive yesterday to discuss his retirement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brad Keller says the Royals got a nice slice of humble pie. Plus, UMKC head basketball coach Billy Donlan has an idea to improve the NCAA tourney, the NFL's week one schedule is out, and Brett Veach thinks there are big things ahead for this player. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's schedule release day and the guys are pumped! Plus, the Royals showed some life, the Chiefs week one opponent breaks, we Shout It Out, someone finally asked Brett Veach something we we all curious about, and nobody is going to replicate this anytime soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The NFL Draft is in the books and six have joined the Chiefs. On today’s SportsBeat KC, we hear from some and about all of them. Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton and Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey were the team’s top two selections, both in the second round. Joining the draft class after that were Florida State defensive end Josh Kaindoh, Duke tight end Noah Gray, Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell and Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith. Andy Reid kicks off today’s show by commenting on the first two selections. General manager Brett Veach sums up the draft and in between you’ll hear from Bolton and Humphrey. Story links: Grades for Chiefs’ NFL Draft picks, plus analysis of each player’s fit With their final pick of the NFL Draft, Chiefs get even more help for O-line Follow the Chiefs undrafted free agent signings with our live tracker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hear from: Chiefs head coach Andy Reid (0:42), linebacker Nick Bolton (12:28), offensive lineman Creed Humphrey (20:00) and general manager Brett Veach (25:49) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kansas has a new football coach. Again. Lance Leipold faces the considerable challenge of turning around a program coming off a winless season that hasn’t won more than three games in any year since 2009. Leipold comes from the University of Buffalo, where he took the program to three straight bowl games. Before that, he won six NCAA Division III championships at Wisconsin-Whitewater. Beat writer Jesse Newell breaks down the hire and details the task Leipold faces in this episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast. After a break, you’ll hear from Chiefs general manager Brett Veach, who met with the media late Thursday night after the first round of the NFL Draft. The Chiefs had traded their first-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for tackle Orlando Brown, so for Veach and the Chiefs, the draft really begins Friday night. The Chiefs have two picks in the second round. Story links: KU hires Lance Leipold as football coach. Here’s what he did at Buffalo Chiefs focus on NFL Draft Round 2 with two picks and “maximum flexibility” Here are five players the Chiefs could take in Round 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can we make this deal? As long as the Royals are in first place, they will lead this show. In the questions we hit on Patrick Mahomes’ draft night, pitchers cheating, Brett Veach smokescreening the media, and recommendations for Kansas City’s beer scene. The bonus section is all about the Chiefs, including a breakdown of the first round from the Chiefs’ perspective, and we peel back some layers of something really important that Veach said late last night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tonight the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, so to get you ready, Conner Christopherson joined Tucker Franklin for a pre-draft mailbag where we answer some questions about the Chiefs' needs, what picks we were most excited about and if Brett Veach will trade back.—Help us, help you! While you listen, fill out our RTK Listener Survey so we can best capture the pulse of the MVLs. Thank you for all the support so far and we can't wait to see what's in store next. https://forms.gle/S5H9WjZgZtUYjdNB6—BUY OUR NEW MERCH! Go to https://teespring.com/stores/rtk-pod to find our new MVL designs.
Here are all the segments:00:00 – 00:46 – Previously on Chief Concerns00:47 – 01:29 – Chief Concerns Opener01:30 – 14:54 – Former Chiefs Offensive Lineman Chris Bober joins the show, during this segment the crew talks about the blockbuster Orlando Brown Jr. trade14:55 – 28:56 – The crew talks about the job Brett Veach has done to fix the offensive line issues the team faced28:57 – 41:42– The crew talks about the positions the Chiefs should target with their 58th and 63rd picks of the Second Round41:43 - 51:09 -The crew talks about memories from their NFL Draft weekend, and they also give advice to the incoming 2021 NFL Draft class51:10 – 54:11 – Chris tells us about Bober Academy and how he is working with younger offensive linemen! 54:12 – 55:08 – Goodbye!
What does the Brown trade mean for the Chiefs' draft? We ask our draft guru Jay Binkley. Plus, Brett Veach knows where the sweet spot is, our weekly conversation with Royals Insider Josh Vernier, and the Orlando Brown trade says a lot about the Chiefs front office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
No wonder the Chiefs’ media opportunity with general manager Brett Veach was delayed several times. On Friday, about 90 minutes after Veach spoke in generalities about the NFL Draft, work got out that the Chiefs had acquired offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr., from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for their first-round draft pick, No. 31 overall. Several other draft picks were involved. It’s a wonder Veach didn’t let out a chuckle during the interview. It’s a huge move for the Chiefs. Left tackle was the priority since the team released Eric Fisher, whose absence form the Super Bowl was painfully felt by the Chiefs in their loss to Tampa Bay. Veach talks more than tackle here. You’ll hear what he says about drafting a wide receiver and singling out Byron Pringle as someone they’ll count on next year. Also discussed: the prospect of trading up, one position the team isn’t scouting, and the unique draft challenges created by the pandemic. Not discussed: The impending trade for Orlando Brown. Story links: Chiefs pull big trade for new left tackle. Details of the deal for Orlando Brown https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250899744.html Three keys to keeping the Chiefs on track starting with the NFL Draft https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article250877644.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Maybe this sounds weird, but we’re starting this week with a Greg Holland appreciation. We’ve seen this guy for nearly a decade now — same as always on the mound, but not much different off. The questions are an eclectic mix of Jackie Robinson, creative ways to use the DH, and a nice listener named Mark sending me down a rabbit hole I did not know existed. The bonus segment is with Mike Matheny, with clips that show who he is (and how he’s different than the manager he replaced) and where the organization is. He also helps me articulate a pet peeve. Please listen to new episodes every Friday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. New to the show? Here’s what we’re doing We are constantly trying to think of new ways to deliver you information, entertainment or something else you won’t get anywhere else. Part of that is evaluating how you and I can connect. My hope is this can be one more way — a podcast you can listen to whenever and wherever you like. Join us every Friday for behind-the-scenes access to interviews with Kansas City’s coaches, fans and reporters. We’ve talked with Patrick Mahomes, Mike Matheny, Brett Veach — and more. You can get all the episodes in one place right here. If you like our work, you can help support us by subscribing to the SportsPass. It’s the best deal in town: $30 for a year or, with a new promotion, $1 per month for the first three months. Either way you get access to all our work, including the best and most Chiefs coverage anywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You already know this week’s show is built around the Royals playing a real baseball game in front of real humans. The show leads off with a perspective on what’s really driving this year’s roster, then we get questions on how the show is put together, KU and K-State’s basketball programs, how the Royals spend their money, and journalism. The bonus section begins with the best audio we’ve ever had on this show, and continues going through opening day and what it might mean going forward. Please listen to new episodes every Friday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. New to the show? Here’s what we’re doingWe are constantly trying to think of new ways to deliver you information, entertainment or something else you won’t get anywhere else. Part of that is evaluating how you and I can connect. My hope is this can be one more way — a podcast you can listen to whenever and wherever you like. Join us every Friday for behind-the-scenes access to interviews with Kansas City’s coaches, fans and reporters. We’ve talked with Patrick Mahomes, Mike Matheny, Brett Veach — and more. You can get all the episodes in one place right here. If you like our work, you can help support us by subscribing to the SportsPass. It’s the best deal in town: $30 for a year or, with a new promotion, $1 per month for the first three months. Either way you get access to all our work, including the best and most Chiefs coverage anywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kent, Jake, Matt, and Craig pretend to be Brett Veach and talk about players that fill specific traits in Days 1-3 at the Kansas City Chiefs positions of need. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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