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The battle for inside linebacker: Johnson vs. Mays

With Akeem Jordan’s recent departure to the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs have a hole to fill alongside Pro Bowl inside linebacker, Derrick Johnson. So which contender is the favorite to take the position for the 2014 season? In the red corner, we have the returning Chief, Nico Johnson. Johnson was a fourth-round pick from Alabama in the 2013 draft. He got plenty...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Kansas City Chiefs stand one week into free agency?

The 2014 NFL year is only one week old, and already changes abound. The arms race between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots continues to move faster than a speeding freight train. For every star player the Broncos add, the Patriots bring one on to match and vice versa. While these two teams are likely not intentionally competing with each other in collecting star players...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The five toughest games for San Diego in 2014

While the NFL schedule isn’t set to release until April, we already know who the Bolts opponents will be in 2014. With the combine now a week away, here is a look at the five toughest matchups for the Chargers next season. 5: @ Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium is one of the toughest places to get a win in the NFL. After the Chargers swept the Chiefs in 2013, I expect the Kansas City...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chiefs must take advantage of their core

The nucleus of this Chiefs team – players such as Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Jamaal Charles, and Brandon Flowers – have been through a lot together over the last several seasons. They have experienced both division titles and 2-14 seasons. Derrick Johnson has played for five different head coaches in his nine seasons with the team. They have been through rough times together...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chiefs who would be awesome in the Olympics

The Olympics really are a remarkable event on the sports calendar. Every four years, these athletes get a shot to represent their country’s glory in pursuit of a gold medal. So in honor of this year’s games in SoChi starting up, here are the five Chiefs I’d love to see in the Olympics. 1. Jamaal Charles When you’re this fast, everybody wants to see you on the world stage...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bowls may not lead to playoff success

The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines Sunday night even though the team’s season ended weeks ago. The Chiefs had the most players of any team at the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu and Chiefs linebacker, Derrick Johnson, finished the night by taking home an award as the game’s Defensive MVP. Johnson was just one of the Chiefs’ 10 Pro Bowlers in last night’s game. Ten Pro Bowlers...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson has a Beef with Jamaal Charles

Erin Andrews: “That last play, take me through it.”Derrick Johnson: “WELL I’M THE BEST COOK IN THE CHIEFS LOCKER ROOM! WHEN YOU TRY ME WITH A SORRY RUNNING BACK LIKE JAMAAL CHARLES THAT’S THE RESULT YOU GONNA GET! DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME!”Andrews: “Who was talking about you?”Johnson: “JAMAAL! HE SAID I WAS A LOUSY COOK AND MY PROFITEROLES WERE DRY AND LACKED...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson: It felt good to lay out Jamaal Charles

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson tweeted that it felt good to lay out teammate Jamaal Charles during this past Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Have to give my fellow teammate some friendly fire. LOL! I can't lie, it felt pretty good! #probowl — Derrick Johnson (@superdj56) January 27, 2014 I would love to know what Chiefs head coach Andy Reid thinks. Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson tabbed defensive MVP of Pro Bowl

HONOLULU -- Jerry Rice has fresh bragging rights on Deion Sanders nearly a decade after both players retired from the NFL. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left and Carolina running back Mike Tolbert plunged into the end zone for a 2-point conversion to give Rice a 22-21 win over Sanders in the first schoolyard-style Pro Bowl on Sunday...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Talks Smack After Hitting Teammate Jamaal Charles in the Pro Bowl

The NFL tried to make the Pro Bowl more interesting by making a few changes this year. The biggest one of course was the switch from a conference vs. conference format to a school yard/fantasy draft style. This meant that teammates could end up playing against each other.So this brought up an interesting question--will they hit each other during the course of play?@SBNationGIF/TwitterCincinnati...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s new rules for Pro Bowl adds intensity

Over the past few years the NFL has tried to make the Pro Bowl a more interesting game for the fans. The league has tried many things in order to promote its All-Star as something more of an exhibition, including changing the way the rosters are built and when the game is played but nothing has worked. That is to say that nothing has worked until the 2014 Pro Bowl, and it wasn...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derrick Johnson levels teammate Jamaal Charles

The NFL has been the most popular sport for the last 30 years.  It also happens to be one of the most violent sports, and sometimes players accidentally wind up hurting a teammate just from being at the wrong place at the wrong time.  But it’s incredibly rare for an All-Pro linebacker to clash into an All-Pro running back when the two star players are on the same team.  That...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles leveled by Chiefs teammate in Pro Bowl (GIF)

getty images The NFL is trying to bring interest to the Pro Bowl. This year it was having a draft rather than the traditional NFC vs. AFC match-up. One of the consequences of this is having teammates playing on opposite teams. As was the case between Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs. via Fansided Of course the two found each other in the Pro Bowl and of...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson and TJ Ward Light Up Teammates Charles and Gordon in Pro Bowl

In this year’s make-or-break Pro Bowl game, Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson showed why this year’s Pro Bowl has been more entertaining than many expect out of the yearly all-star competition. Thanks to the new draft format, Pro Bowlers now have the opportunity to face off against some of their teammates. Enter Johnson and his teammate, running back Jamaal Charles. Johnson...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How the offensive line improves, Bowe’s disappointment, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Kansas City Chiefs, along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Kansas City Chiefs Who should Chiefs fans root for in the Super Bowl? (READ) Dwayne Bowe was the Chiefs’ biggest disappointment in 2013. (READ) Geoff Schwartz and Eric Fisher are the keys to improving the offensive...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio: Was Kansas City Chiefs spot in early 2014 Power Rankings fair?

What’s the best part about next year? You never know if it’s going to be your team’s year. To start to create excitement for 2014, the cover32 managing editors came out with our way-too-early Power Rankings yesterday, and boy did they create some controversy. Pittsburgh above New England? You crazy, Clark? Carolina down ten spots to No. 15? No way! Yes, way. In this week’s...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans congratulate Pro Bowlers Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson

There was plenty of love to go around the Chiefs Kingdom for starting quarterback Alex Smith and middle linebacker Derrick Johnson. That would be because both of them are now going to the Pro Bowl in place of players who needed to drop out. Johnson, going to his third straight Pro Bowl, is replacing San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman after the 49er tore his ACL and PCL during...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson, Smith added to Pro Bowl

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and quarterback Alex Smith were chosen Monday to replace 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the Pro Bowl. The two substitutions means Kansas City will be sending 10 players to Hawaii. Bowman tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee in Sunday's NFC championship loss to Seattle...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson to replace Bowman in Pro Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs' Derrick Johnson was chosen Monday to replace injured 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the Pro Bowl, giving Kansas City nine players in the all-star game. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said after Sunday's 23-17 season-ending loss to Seattle that Bowman is believed to have torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Bowman had...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Johnson to replace Bowman in Pro Bowl

The Chiefs' Derrick Johnson was chosen Monday to replace injured 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman in the Pro Bowl, giving Kansas City nine players in the all-star game. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said after Sunday's 23-17 season-ending loss to Seattle that Bowman is believed to have torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Bowman had 145 tackles, five...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream season for Chiefs ends in nightmare fashion

In many ways, it was a dream, going from 2-14 and the first overall pick in the NFL draft to 11-5 and a spot in the playoffs. Yet it ended in just about the most nightmarish way possible, a second-half collapse and another round of postseason heartache. No wonder the Kansas City Chiefs had such a hard time summarizing their season in the minutes and hours after a gut-wrenching 45...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Miracle Needed: Steelers Playoff Hopes Rest On Chiefs Beating Chargers

The Pittsburgh Steelers still have life following their 20-7 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now we await the outcome of the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to the New York Jets beating the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Baltimore Ravens in the early games, the Steelers can secure the final AFC Wild Card spot should...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs resting their starters against the Chargers

    With nothing to play for today, Andy Reid is deciding not to play most of his starters against the San Diego Chargers. Already locked into the fifth seed, Reid prefers that most of his players go into the playoffs healthy, obviously. Among the inactive are running back Jamaal Charles, receiver Dwanye Bowe, linebacker Tamba Hali, linebacker Derrick...
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December 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Chiefs laid egg against Colts and raised a very big question: Can they hang with the big boys?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hey, hey, heyyyyy, why the long faces? Everybody knows the Chiefs are a dome team.   Oh. "If we're going to go all the way -- which we plan to -- we can't ever play like this," linebacker Derrick Johnson said after his Kansas City bunch dropped a stink bomb in its regular-season home finale, a 23-7 loss to Indianapolis. "I mean, this ....
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Chiefs' loss, Broncos' win could mean week of rest for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five things we learned from the Chiefs' 23-7 loss to the Colts. LOCKED IN With the Chiefs' upset loss to the Colts, and the Broncos' win Sunday, the Chiefs are now locked into the No. 5 seed for the playoffs, which makes next Sunday's game at San Diego meaningless for the locals. It will be interesting to see how Andy Reid plays it: Will he rest...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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