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ChiefsCountry
03-07-2007, 03:32 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/16854114.htm

Chiefs got Darche

el borracho
03-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Bye, Gammon!

Rooster
03-07-2007, 03:35 PM
BOOOOOOO!!! :banghead:

dirk digler
03-07-2007, 03:36 PM
IMO this is stupid unless Gammon said he was going to retire then it was brillant

Kerberos
03-07-2007, 03:36 PM
I thought I read when we signed Jarred Allen as a draft choice that he had time in college as a long snapper? I know he battled with Kendall Gammon on the locker room show long snapping trying to dunk someone in a water tank by long snapping into the bullseye button.

HemiEd
03-07-2007, 03:36 PM
Further evidence of getting younger without rebuilding.

trndobrd
03-07-2007, 03:37 PM
First comment in the Star is priceless....

"That bum didn't deserve $670,000 to snap the ball 10 times a game. It's people like Kendall Gammon and Preist Holmes that take up our salary cap and prevent us from being a contender"

That $670,000 is really sinking us into the lowest depths of cap hell.

Anyone know if Darche plays any other positions?

Direckshun
03-07-2007, 03:37 PM
Sounds good, unless I hear something about insane amounts of money.

Losing Gammon should bring our team's age waaaay down.

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 03:37 PM
IMO this is stupid unless Gammon said he was going to retire then it was brillant


He's a UFA and older than Redrum's Mom, maybe they both should retire.

Redrum_69
03-07-2007, 03:37 PM
I thought I read when we signed Jarred Allen as a draft choice that he had time in college as a long snapper? I know he battled with Kendall Gammon on the locker room show long snapping trying to dunk someone in a water tank by long snapping into the bullseye button.



Your mom has quite a long history of being a long snapper too

Joe Seahawk
03-07-2007, 03:38 PM
The guys a great long snapper.. He never had a single bad snap in all his time with the Hawks..

Plus he recovered a fumbled punt once..;)
If he's healthy you have yourselves a great LS

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 03:38 PM
Your mom has quite a long history of being a long snapper too


Man, you ARE slipping. His mom has a long snapper!

Direckshun
03-07-2007, 03:38 PM
The guys a great long snapper.. He never had a single bad snap in all his time with the Hawks..

Plus he recovered a fumbled punt once..;)
If he's healthy you have yourselves a great LS
I hear you guys had an extremely long streak with extra points, too, right?

trndobrd
03-07-2007, 03:39 PM
The guys a great long snapper.. He never had a single bad snap in all his time with the Hawks..

Plus he recovered a fumbled punt once..;)
If he's healthy you have yourselves a great LS


Does he back up at LB or something, or is he strictly a Long Snapper?

Mile High Mania
03-07-2007, 03:40 PM
congrats... great move.

Woodrow Call
03-07-2007, 03:41 PM
Since Joe gave a good report this works for me. Gammon is great at what he does and will have no problem finding a job if he wants one. I also often wondered if having a younger more athletic long snapper would help the punt coverage some as well.

Kerberos
03-07-2007, 03:42 PM
Your mom has quite a long history of being a long snapper too

I heard YOUR mom went on a fishing trip with 10 guys and came back with a BIG RED SNAPPER.

JBucc
03-07-2007, 03:45 PM
good move, i think

dirk digler
03-07-2007, 03:46 PM
He is 32 so he is not that young

ChiefsCountry
03-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Does he back up at LB or something, or is he strictly a Long Snapper?

He is just a long snapper, no long snapper really plays another position in the NFL today.

Direckshun
03-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Does he back up at LB or something, or is he strictly a Long Snapper?
He's a center.

But don't get too excited, he weighs 250 lbs.

ChiefsCountry
03-07-2007, 03:47 PM
He is 32 so he is not that young

He is younger than Gammon.

Skip Towne
03-07-2007, 03:47 PM
The guys a great long snapper.. He never had a single bad snap in all his time with the Hawks..

Plus he recovered a fumbled punt once..;)
If he's healthy you have yourselves a great LS
Why did you guys let him go?

chiefbowe82
03-07-2007, 03:48 PM
NO NOT GAMMON!
I was going to use him as my TE in fantasy football next year

Rooster
03-07-2007, 03:48 PM
Full Name: Jean-Philippe Darche
Born: February 28, 1975
Montreal, PQ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 246 lbs.
Pronounced: Zhon Phil-EEP Darsh
Age: 32
Pos: C
Experience: 7 years
College: McGill

Joe Seahawk
03-07-2007, 03:49 PM
Does he back up at LB or something, or is he strictly a Long Snapper?

Strictly a long snapper..

Woodrow Call
03-07-2007, 03:50 PM
College: McGill

A long-snapping factory no doubt.

Mr. Laz
03-07-2007, 03:51 PM
Sounds good, unless I hear something about insane amounts of money.

Losing Gammon should bring our team's age waaaay down.
bring our age down in a false "means nothing" way

getting younger at long snapper/punter/kicker really doesn't mean jack


getting younger at safety/WR/QB/OL could mean something

Direckshun
03-07-2007, 03:53 PM
getting younger at long snapper/punter/kicker really doesn't mean jack
Well it does mean jack.

A very little jack, though. A jick.

Rooster
03-07-2007, 03:56 PM
A long-snapping factory no doubt.

ROFL They are the Grambling of long-snappers.

Mecca
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
It's a fine move, they save about 200 grand and Gammon is getting ridiculously old so it's time.

Cave Johnson
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Print 'em.

FAX
03-07-2007, 03:59 PM
I'll miss Gammon.

But why hasn't the repository been updated, for God's sake?

FAX

StcChief
03-07-2007, 03:59 PM
Good Move IMO. Gammons was good for a long time but.
we need to get younger.

GoHuge
03-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Should it matter if your getting old if you do your job perfectly? Does anybody remember how much fun it was holding your breathe before every kick when he got hurt? Oh well, Tynes is missing 23 yarders so I guess a few bad snaps justs adds to the pile. Hopefully we can find somebody that is better than perfect. It must be bad at Arrowhead if there long snapper is losing a step.

Crush
03-07-2007, 04:01 PM
I agree that this a good move. Now it's time to replace Tynes.

Rooster
03-07-2007, 04:04 PM
Well if this new French/Canadian long-snapper can't balance a ball on his nose like Gammon then we don't want him. :harumph:

penchief
03-07-2007, 04:07 PM
Further evidence of getting younger without rebuilding.

Exactly. We instantly go from one of the oldest teams to one of the youngest merely by cutting Gammon.

Rooster
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
Memories

FAX
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
Should it matter if your getting old if you do your job perfectly? Does anybody remember how much fun it was holding your breathe before every kick when he got hurt? Oh well, Tynes is missing 23 yarders so I guess a few bad snaps justs adds to the pile. Hopefully we can find somebody that is better than perfect. It must be bad at Arrowhead if there long snapper is losing a step.

Good point there, Mr. GoHuge39.

It must be okaaaay to fix stuff that isn't broken when it comes to our new, re-designed, simplified special teams.

FAX

Skip Towne
03-07-2007, 04:36 PM
I'll miss Gammon.

But why hasn't the repository been updated, for God's sake?

FAX
Nobody uses that suppository.

dirk digler
03-07-2007, 04:50 PM
I think this is a solid move but I like Kendall and I am sorry to see him go.

penchief
03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Nobody uses that suppository.

Are you speaking from experience?

HemiEd
03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Exactly. We instantly go from one of the oldest teams to one of the youngest merely by cutting Gammon.

Don't forget the years of reduction by the Huard promotion. This team is going to be so young they will get carded on road trips.

penchief
03-07-2007, 04:55 PM
Don't forget the years of reduction by the Huard promotion. This team is going to be so young they will get carded on road trips.

It's a youth movement! I suddenly feel good about the future.

HemiEd
03-07-2007, 04:58 PM
It's a youth movement! I suddenly feel good about the future.


Good! Now get on the phone and buy some tickets!

htismaqe
03-07-2007, 05:02 PM
Don't forget the years of reduction by the Huard promotion. This team is going to be so young they will get carded on road trips.

What Huard promotion?

HemiEd
03-07-2007, 05:07 PM
What Huard promotion?

Just can't sneek anything by you to benefit a joke. It was a stretch at that, just being silly.

I am not sure anyone knows what is going to happen at QB, it sure isn't me.

Iowanian
03-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Lets see.....a solid long snapper, almost a decade younger than Gammon who can actually get downfield to cover a punt....and probably is cheaper.

Gammon has been great in KC....but he's old, can't run, broke his leg a year ago and probably was needing to retire anyway.

Not a bad move at all.

HemiEd
03-07-2007, 05:46 PM
Lets see.....a solid long snapper, almost a decade younger than Gammon who can actually get downfield to cover a punt....and probably is cheaper.

Gammon has been great in KC....but he's old, can't run, broke his leg a year ago and probably was needing to retire anyway.

Not a bad move at all.


Very well put.

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Exactly. We instantly go from one of the oldest teams to one of the youngest merely by cutting Gammon.


I think he's an UFA, so we're not cutting him.

penchief
03-07-2007, 06:01 PM
I think he's an UFA, so we're not cutting him.

True but that doesn't diminish the point.

Frazod
03-07-2007, 06:04 PM
I know this is for the best, but it sucks kicking old warriors like Gammon to the curb. :(

His job was to long snap, and he never f#cked it up. Hard to argue with that.

Buck
03-07-2007, 06:05 PM
You guys need a kicker right?

Giants | Feely will not return
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 16:34:32 -0800

Arthur Staple, of New York Newsday, reports a person familiar with the negotiations said the New York Giants did not significantly increase their previous offer to free-agent PK Jay Feely (Giants), so Feely will not return to the team.

penchief
03-07-2007, 06:05 PM
I know this is for the best, but it sucks kicking old warriors like Gammon to the curb. :(

His job was to long snap, and he never f#cked it up. Hard to argue with that.

I agree. But I'm on the bandwagon.

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 06:09 PM
True but that doesn't diminish the point.


which was?

FAX
03-07-2007, 06:11 PM
Nobody uses that suppository.

I hesitate to question such a venerable and honored poster as yourself, Mr. Skip Towne. However, I'm referring to the special, sticky, repository of free agency activity. Not some whacked out, crazy, mythical suppository.

Or, has Mr. blueballs reappeared in my absence and attempted to insert an entire thread up his rectum?

FAX

penchief
03-07-2007, 06:11 PM
which was?

He's old.

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 06:18 PM
He's old.



yup.


he was good, but time to move on.

greg63
03-07-2007, 06:22 PM
I would have liked to see us retain Gommon.

Phobia
03-07-2007, 06:30 PM
This sucks. I have been pulling for Adam Johnson.

Bob Dole
03-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Everyone should show Kendall how much we appreciate his years of almost flawless service by purchasing his instructional DVD (http://www.prokicker.com/catalog/kendall-gammon-snap-right-video-p-52.html).

crazycoffey
03-07-2007, 06:41 PM
Everyone should show Kendall how much we appreciate his years of almost flawless service by purchasing his instructional DVD (http://www.prokicker.com/catalog/kendall-gammon-snap-right-video-p-52.html).



for $50, GC says Kendall better be snapping topless.

Direckshun
03-07-2007, 08:01 PM
Everyone should show Kendall how much we appreciate his years of almost flawless service by purchasing his instructional DVD (http://www.prokicker.com/catalog/kendall-gammon-snap-right-video-p-52.html).
That guy's got a hell of a racket going on. He wrote a book, too.

Short Leash Hootie
03-07-2007, 08:12 PM
did this guy really warrant TWO threads?

Count Zarth
03-07-2007, 08:15 PM
That guy's got a hell of a racket going on. He wrote a book, too.

He also writes for a well-renowned and infamous publication based in the Kansas City area.

recxjake
03-07-2007, 08:34 PM
Chiefs | Contract update: Darche
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 19:17:45 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Kansas City Chiefs LS Jean-Philippe Darche agreed to a four-year deal with the team. The deal included a $200,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 reporting bonus and annual workout bonuses of $25,000 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Phobia
03-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Chiefs | Contract update: Darche
Wed, 7 Mar 2007 19:17:45 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Kansas City Chiefs LS Jean-Philippe Darche agreed to a four-year deal with the team. The deal included a $200,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 reporting bonus and annual workout bonuses of $25,000 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Well, so much for my boy, Adam Johnson. The Chiefs won't eat that SB even if Johnson outperforms him.

L.A. Chieffan
03-07-2007, 08:36 PM
$25,000 grand to show-up?
I gotta start teaching my son to throw a ball between his legs.

recxjake
03-07-2007, 08:38 PM
Well, so much for my boy, Adam Johnson. The Chiefs won't eat that SB even if Johnson outperforms him.

Well he is coming off an injury... I bet Johnson is PS again

Skip Towne
03-07-2007, 08:46 PM
He also writes for a well-renowned and infamous publication based in the Kansas City area. Well-renowned is a redundancy. Renowned means well known.

Phobia
03-07-2007, 08:56 PM
Well he is coming off an injury... I bet Johnson is PS again
Johnson was only PS for about 1/3rd the season last year. The difference is Johnson can actually catch the ball and make plays. He made some quality catches when I saw him during OTA's last year, both the open practice and closed practices. I was really impressed with him. I'm not saying he's an All-Pro TE but if he can snap the ball consistently he could contribute as an actual backup at the position.

Count Zarth
03-07-2007, 08:56 PM
Sacre Bleu!

Phobia
03-07-2007, 08:57 PM
He also writes for a well-renowned and infamous publication based in the Kansas City area.
Hey, whatever happened to the tailgate guru who used to write for you guys. I loved his stuff - it was the only reason to buy that rag as far as I'm concerned.

Count Zarth
03-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Hey, whatever happened to the tailgate guru who used to write for you guys. I loved his stuff - it was the only reason to buy that rag as far as I'm concerned.

He was horrible. We paid him $500 to leave.

Phobia
03-07-2007, 10:23 PM
Heh. That hurts me.

Thig Lyfe
03-07-2007, 11:37 PM
Glendale, here we come!

penchief
03-08-2007, 05:54 AM
Well-renowned is a redundancy. Renowned means well known.

You know what word I've always wondered about? Reiterate.

"Iterate" means to say or do again, or say or do something repeatedly. Why do we need the word, "reiterate," too?

plbrdude
03-08-2007, 06:23 AM
You know what word I've always wondered about? Reiterate.

"Iterate" means to say or do again, or say or do something repeatedly. Why do we need the word, "reiterate," too?

it must be a step up. you know, kinda like when you're really famous. the word famous just soesn't cut it. so you step up to being "infamous"