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This Given Sunday:
The Kansas City Chiefs are making a good-faith effort this offseason to turn the franchise back around. That process started by hiring Andy Reid. Although the Chiefs weren't taking a shot on an "up and comer," they were able to land one of the best offensive minds in football with a proven record of winning as a head coach.
The offseason rebuild continued with Alex Smith. Smith was brought in to fix the quarterback problem in Kansas City, and like Reid, Smith is a guy that's been around for awhile, but he's proven himself at the NFL level.
Still, a head coach and a quarterback can't carry a professional football team, and Alex Smith is aware of that. When asked in a short interview on NFL Network what he thought the Chiefs' strengths were, he gave a quick, cliche answer, but that doesn't make it any less true.
"The first thing that jumps out at me is balance," Smith said.
Jamaal Charles will no doubt be a key piece of the C...
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Now that the Eagles and fourth overall pick Lane Johnson agreed to a four-year deal, talks between the Chiefs and first overall pick Eric Fisher are expected to heat up. No. 1 pick Eric Fisher negotiations should warm up Sunday with KC. — Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) July 21, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post Contract talks between the Chiefs and Eric Fisher...
The Kansas Chiefs now have a proven coach and quarterback in Andy Reid and Alex Smith in the two pivotal spots for any NFL team.
Kansas City sent six players to the Pro Bowl and having that kind of talent needs a coaching staff that knows how to utilize it.
There's good players to work with on defense, and Reid and Smith should bring leadership to an offense that can be built...
I usually go through all the reasons that the other guys on this short list (Foster, ADP, Martin, Rice) are not as good as the guy I would pick, but in this case I will just go with the reasons why Jamaal Charles is better.This is a guy who destroyed people last year. I know, some of these other guys did too. But unlike most of them, he did it alone.I am sure Matt Cassel is a really...
Two weeks ago, ProFootballTalk drew up a Mt. Rushmore on their NBCSN segment, “Faces of the Franchise.” Now, before I spill the beans, let us list some names of whom deserve to be up there:
Bert Bell (Don’t believe me?), Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Reggie White, Brian Dawkins, Steve Van Buren, Chuck Bednarik, Jeffrey Lurie, and Earl “Greasy” Neal.
Sure, there are plenty...
Everything about training camp will be different under new Eagles coach Chip Kelly, from the location to the amount of hitting during practices.
Andy Reid’s training camps were known for their hard hitting, with players in helmets and pads just about every day.
Kelly said there will be hitting in his training camp, which begins today for rookies and Friday for veterans. But he...
NewsComcast Sportsnet’s John Gonzalez tells us that Eagles President Don Smolenski believes the Eagles will draw more fans to Lincoln Financial Field when they open it up to the fans, than they did out at Lehigh University during the Andy Reid era. Lincoln Financial Field will be more accessible to more Eagles fans and it [...](Read more...)
Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com believes new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will use DeSean Jackson a lot more on punt returns than Andy Reid did over the past couple of years.
Chip Kelly has already discussed reprising DeSean Jackson as a punt-return weapon, though not at the expense of the Pro Bowl wideout’s health. Jackson had become a non-factor in the return game over the past...