Who Has the Edge Eric Kush or Mitch Morse?

With Rodney Hudson gone, the Kansas City Chiefs must find a successor to anchor the center of their offensive line. As camp opens Saturday, it looks like a two team race between Eric Kush and Mitch Morse. So which center candidate will be the teams opening day starter?

P>In physical looks alone, Center Eric Kush, might give Arnold Schwarzenegger a run for Mr. Universe. He enters his third training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs primed and aimed to prove he can become the man under center in 2015.

However, the Chiefs hedged their bet once, Rodney Hudson, fled to the Oakland Raiders via free agency, when they drafted Missouri Offensive Lineman, Mitch Morse this spring.

If Head Coach, Andy Reid, hopes to deliver a consistent offense this season; he has to put his faith in either Kush or Morse at center. To be fair, that’s a risky proposition at either turn, but the Chiefs have no other options at the moment.

Clearly the advantage appears to be with Kush. He was drafted two years ago with the hopes Reid could groom him as a replacement for Hudson.

Then again the Chiefs drafted Morse because the coaching staff believes he can play center at some point in his NFL career. With the Tigers, he played all three offensive line positions, but in the eyes of some NFL scouts, never mastered any of them.

Rookie Center, Mitch Morse is in a two-way battle with Eric Kush for a starters spot with the Chiefs. (Photo: John Rieger USA Today Sports)

Still his overall talent pushed him into the second round and the Chiefs were wise to grab him. Until this off-season the organization hasn’t made a full commitment to bolster the interior of the offensive line.

That’s all changed this spring with the roster additions of veteran guards, Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika. In fact, the Chiefs might not be done tinkering with the offensive line as they continue to pursue free agent guard, Evan Mathis, but none of these men can play center.

So who really has the edge in this position battle?

As mentioned Kush understands the system, and Morse has an uphill battle in pushing the limits of his abilities, and learning Reid’s playbook, to be trusted to play center in 2015. Then again, I wouldn’t rule out Morse starting at guard for the Chiefs this season.

For now, he and Kush will be the center of attention in one of the teams key position battles in training camp. In the end, it really doesn’t matter who wins the job, the fact is at this point, someone needs to be rock solid at the position.


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If Head Coach, Andy Reid, hopes to deliver a consistent offense this season; he has to put his faith in either Kush or Morse at center. To be fair, that’s a risky proposition at either turn, but the Chiefs have no other options at the moment.\r\n\r\n

Clearly the advantage appears to be with Kush. He was drafted two years ago with the hopes Reid could groom him as a replacement for Hudson.\r\n\r\n

Then again the Chiefs drafted Morse because the coaching staff believes he can play center at some point in his NFL career. With the Tigers, he played all three offensive line positions, but in the eyes of some NFL scouts, never mastered any of them.\r\n\r\n

\r\nRookie Center, Mitch Morse is in a two-way battle with Eric Kush for a starters spot with the Chiefs. (Photo: John Rieger USA Today Sports)

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Still his overall talent pushed him into the second round and the Chiefs were wise to grab him. Until this off-season the organization hasn’t made a full commitment to bolster the interior of the offensive line.\r\n\r\n

That’s all changed this spring with the roster additions of veteran guards, Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika. In fact, the Chiefs might not be done tinkering with the offensive line as they continue to pursue free agent guard, Evan Mathis, but none of these men can play center.\r\n\r\n

So who really has the edge in this position battle?\r\n\r\n

As mentioned Kush understands the system, and Morse has an uphill battle in pushing the limits of his abilities, and learning Reid’s playbook, to be trusted to play center in 2015. Then again, I wouldn’t rule out Morse starting at guard for the Chiefs this season. \r\n\r\n

For now, he and Kush will be the center of attention in one of the teams key position battles in training camp. In the end, it really doesn’t matter who wins the job, the fact is at this point, someone needs to be rock solid at the position.\r\n\r\n

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However, the Chiefs hedged their bet once, Rodney Hudson, fled to the Oakland Raiders via free agency, when they drafted Missouri Offensive Lineman, Mitch Morse this spring.

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If Head Coach, Andy Reid, hopes to deliver a consistent offense this season; he has to put his faith in either Kush or Morse at center. To be fair, that’s a risky proposition at either turn, but the Chiefs have no other options at the moment.

Clearly the advantage appears to be with Kush. He was drafted two years ago with the hopes Reid could groom him as a replacement for Hudson.

Then again the Chiefs drafted Morse because the coaching staff believes he can play center at some point in his NFL career. With the Tigers, he played all three offensive line positions, but in the eyes of some NFL scouts, never mastered any of them.

Rookie Center, Mitch Morse is in a two-way battle with Eric Kush for a starters spot with the Chiefs. (Photo: John Rieger USA Today Sports)

Still his overall talent pushed him into the second round and the Chiefs were wise to grab him. Until this off-season the organization hasn’t made a full commitment to bolster the interior of the offensive line.

That’s all changed this spring with the roster additions of veteran guards, Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika. In fact, the Chiefs might not be done tinkering with the offensive line as they continue to pursue free agent guard, Evan Mathis, but none of these men can play center.

So who really has the edge in this position battle?

As mentioned Kush understands the system, and Morse has an uphill battle in pushing the limits of his abilities, and learning Reid’s playbook, to be trusted to play center in 2015. Then again, I wouldn’t rule out Morse starting at guard for the Chiefs this season.

For now, he and Kush will be the center of attention in one of the teams key position battles in training camp. In the end, it really doesn’t matter who wins the job, the fact is at this point, someone needs to be rock solid at the position.

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