Brett Veach “excited” about bringing Dee Ford back

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After the Chiefs’ season came to an end in the AFC Championship Game, Dee Ford said he has no problem with the team using the franchise tag to keep him in the fold in 2019.

The Chiefs have not made any announcements about their plans on that front, but it certainly sounds like there are no plans to let Ford get away this offseason. The defensive look is expected to change with Steve Spagnuolo taking over as defensive coordinator for Bob Sutton, but pass rushers are always at a premium and General Manager Brett Veach didn’t sound like he’s preparing to say goodbye to Ford.

“We’re excited about bringing him back,” Veach said, via Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.

Veach was not quite as emphatic when it came to Justin Houston‘s future in Kansas City. Houston is set to make $15.25 million with a cap hit of $21.1 million with $14 million coming back to the team if they move on without him. They could also look into other alterations to the contract and Veach said there will “be a time and place” to go through the various scenarios involving Houston.

23 responses to “Brett Veach “excited” about bringing Dee Ford back

  1. I don’t get all those over inflated contracts players get them end up being cut cause they count too much against the cap….. why don’t players sign shorter contracts at more reasonable prices that are FULLY GUARANTEED……,, if I was a player, I’d want large actual guaranteed money not some 5 year 70 million contract that after three years get voided with the player only pocketing 27 million of it…..
    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just sign a 3 year 27 million dollar deal fully guaranteed in the 1st place??!!…… am I missing something here??

  2. Going to Tag and trade him.
    Veach is just talking him up, and hoping to drive the value up

  3. Ford played 1 good season… I’m a huge Chiefs fan but in his 1 good season the team broke records for giving up yards… Not saying he can’t help, but I am saying he’s been on the team, had individual success, and the unit as a whole was awful.

    Franchise him and trade him. Total liability against the run , then use the 17 million from his tag on a starting CB and a starting Safety.

    Also Berry needs to restructure and hopefully Houston will too.

  4. Pats didn’t deserve to be in the SB, like the Rams. Tom Brady threw a game ending INT. Dee Ford lined up in the neutral zone, which is a penalty, but had no real effect on the play.

    The 3rd and 4th best teams played in the Super Bowl this year, and Karma dictated that the game stunk.

  5. janvanflac says:
    February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Pats didn’t deserve to be in the SB, like the Rams. Tom Brady threw a game ending INT. Dee Ford lined up in the neutral zone, which is a penalty, but had no real effect on the play.

    The 3rd and 4th best teams played in the Super Bowl this year, and Karma dictated that the game stunk.
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    Doesn’t matter if it had an effect on the play, so as you said it was a penalty and it was called. He was lined up offsides, but off-sides isn’t called unless a player jumps off-side at the snap. Many penalties have no effect on plays but are called every game. Ford was looking right at the ball and he had to know where he was lined up. He tried to get an extra yard before the snap to rush the passer quicker so the flag was thrown just after the snap b/c it could have effected the play.

    The Refs don’t disallow a penalty b/c “it had no effect on the play”. I didn’t think the game stunk b/c the Pats won another SB, lol. Plus many fans like good defensive efforts in this age of offense where many games have hardly any defense. Chief and Saints fans have been such whiners and sore losers since the championship games. Grow up.

  6. Dee Ford’s play saved the Patriots? Really? Tom Brady had a green laser pointed at him all game long, the Patriots opened the game on an 8 minute scoring drive, the Patriots had a 14-0 lead at halftime, Patrick Mahomes had negative passing yards in the 1st half, and the refs called a terrible pass interference call on the Chiefs’ 3rd quarter opening drive. How about the phantom holding on Kelce’s fumble late in the 4th quarter? If anything, the Chiefs should be thanking Julian Edelman for tipping Brady’s pass for a tip in their own territory. How about Brady’s free gift in the end-zone in the 1st half? The score easily could have 17-0 or 21-0.

  7. Cap hit of $15.25 million for Houston? Justin Houston, who hasn’t played a full season since 2014, and had 2 sacks and 4 tackles in 2 playoff games this year. That’s money well spent. But it was a 1/2 a sack better than Dee Ford. Against the Pats in the AFCCG neither Ford or Houston had a QB hit or sack. Add Chris Jones to those stats but at least he wasn’t being paid $8 million a year like Ford made this year or the $14 million Houston made this year. As a Pats fan I hope, I pray that KC franchise tags Ford. They’re already paying Sammy Watkins and Eric Berry $12 million this coming year and franchising Ford, another over rated player, would cost them about $14 million.

  8. janvanflac says:
    February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Pats didn’t deserve to be in the SB, like the Rams. Tom Brady threw a game ending INT. Dee…
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    Further to previous answers: The Chiefs D got away with holding all day long but the Pats were called on it almost every time. Even on the phantom facemask on Brady that some Pat-haters cling to, the refs were ignoring that Edelman was being held big time. Kelce too was pushing off all the time – look at the play where he collected the Pats DPI to set up the score and you’ll see just 2 seconds beforehand he gave a huge push off to get separation and the refs flagged the defender’s retaliatory desperation grab when he caught Kelce caught back up. Go look at the Pats’ Dorsett TD – the Chiefs defender was literally mugging him for several seconds before the ball arrived but no flags were thrown. Dee Ford was offside and gave him an unfair advantage on that play, it helped push back the left side of the pocket limiting Brady’s options (helping take away a deeper throw up that left side) and quickening his release (he got the ball away towards Gronk just as his lineman was pushed back to him) – and with a laser in his face.

  9. why don’t players sign shorter contracts at more reasonable prices that are FULLY GUARANTEED
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    The NFL doesn’t work that way. The length of the contract doesn’t matter, the only thing that does is the signing bonus, because that’s the guaranteed part of the deal.

    Think of it like this, would you rather have a 5 yr $70m contract with $27m as a signing bonus potentially paid out in year 1 or a 3 yr deal worth $27m paying $9m per year? They’re both getting $27m, but 1 is getting it in year 1 while the other is taking 3 years to get it.

    Every player would opt for the cash up front, because it makes more sense financially and the team is able to prorate the signing bonus over the length of the contract (5 vs 3 yrs) so the hit to the cap is lessened.

    Plus if a player gets say $20m of his $27m up front in year 1, do you really think he’s going to want to play years 2 and 3 of that contract making $3.5m in each year? So, these guys DO get guaranteed money but it’s not tied to the total value of the contract they sign.

  10. Lets all ignore the fact that edelman and gronk in KC were playing volleyball on those interceptions, serving them up…. even the superbowl pick, while yes was a dangerous throw, was another random ricochet

  11. The Chiefs medical staff & management messed up and rushed Justin Houston back into service too early and their mistakes prolonged his healing. He finally is back in pre-injury shape for the 1st time in nearly 5 years and his play showed on the field during the latter part of this season.

    Honor his contract and pay the man. He’s the best linebacker the Chiefs have had since Derrick Thomas.

    Ford has had this one good year and half of another (before he hurt himself). Out of 5 years he’s had 1.5 good seasons.

    Houston is the most valuable component of that defense, people calling for him to get axed are out of their freaking minds.

  12. janvanflac says:
    February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Pats didn’t deserve to be in the SB, like the Rams. Tom Brady threw a game ending INT. Dee Ford lined up in the neutral zone, which is a penalty, but had no real effect on the play.

    The 3rd and 4th best teams played in the Super Bowl this year, and Karma dictated that the game stunk.
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    Pats beat the Chiefs in New England, and they beat them in KC. Do you sense a pattern here. If you want to beat the Pats, play better and don’t line up off-sides. Simple. In the meantime, enjoy the Pats victory parade in Boston.

  13. anvanflac says:
    February 7, 2019 at 11:22 pm
    Not a Chiefs or Saints fan. Just think the Pats got really lucky to win that game.
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    I’d say the Chiefs were lucky to even be in that game. Should’ve been over at halftime. As another poster pointed out, Brady’s pick was tipped, and he threw a pick in the 1 yd yard line. They were lucky the refs allowed them to get back in the game. Their defense was a liability all year long and it cost them against a better team. Again, the Pats beat the Chiefs twice this year once in each stadium so not sure why you think they got lucky, cause a dude lined up offsides? How about all the luck that went their way? Guess we’ll ignore that.

  14. Forget about what wasn’t called on Pat’s or even the Chiefs. What mattered was the lining up in the neutral zone that was called. Ford needs to be better. Another 6 inches back from line of scrimmage can’t make that much difference, the Offensive lineman always retreat when the ball is hiked. Where was the offensive line coach? He should be right in line looking down the line, especially in the playoffs. Dumb on everyone’s part and it cost the Chiefs. All that work all season long.

  15. janvanflac says:
    February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Pats didn’t deserve to be in the SB, like the Rams. Tom Brady threw a game ending INT. Dee Ford lined up in the neutral zone, which is a penalty, but had no real effect on the play.

    The 3rd and 4th best teams played in the Super Bowl this year, and Karma dictated that the game stunk.
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    You’re not wrong but teams 1 & 2 both had other opportunities to win their games and couldn’t get it done.
    Chiefs scored zero pts in the first half. They still had a chance to win it in regulation by driving down and scoring a TD but only mustered a FG to go to OT. Does that mean they deserved to win?
    Or maybe the INT in OT by Brees, is that the team that deserves to win? Make those mistakes in a close game, you lose.
    You know what? You ARE wrong.
    The teams that won, won. If the Saints and Chiefs had played better they would have won.

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