Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on tackles record

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The question lobbed from the back of the media scrum was something of a throwaway, one last query for Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson as he headed from the practice field to the locker room. It wound up stopping him in his tracks. "You're 32. Have you given any thought to how much time you want to keep doing this?" "First of all," Johnson...
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Twitter Tuesday: 49ers have the best middle linebackers in the game, literally

For the past week, EA Sports has been coming out with the top five players for each position for the upcoming game, Madden 15. Monday, the game came out with the top middle linebackers in the game. The two best Middle Linebackers in #Madden15 happen to be on the same team. Not fair @49ers. — EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL...
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Free Agent LB Josh Mauga To Work Out With Chiefs Monday

  Gil Brandt of reports that the Chiefs will work out former Jets LB Josh Mauga, monday. Brandt sees enough talent in Mauga to note that he believes Mauga is a “good player.” Mauga, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets in 2009 out of Nevada.  He has battled injuries in his brief career, but has also proven to be a strong special teams contributor...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Wedding Season: Who's the Chiefs Best Man?

It’s wedding season and this past weekend I had the distinct honor and privilege of being the Best Man in one of my longtime friend’s wedding. That got me thinking. Let’s say the Lombardi Trophy is the beautiful young lady the Kansas City Chiefs organization is meant to marry, who will be their best man/groomsmen? What player and position group will be most important to the...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Chiefs land six in Pro Football Focus’ top 101

Pro Football Focus is an advanced metric website that breaks down every snap of every NFL game. They recently broke down their top 101 players from 2013. How did the Chiefs rate? Pretty well. Really well, actually. The Chiefs landed six players in PFF’s top 101. 72) Derrick Johnson, ILB: Death, taxes and yet another excellent year from Derrick Johnson. In this age that we live...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Four possible surprise selections for the Kansas City Chiefs in round one

After months of anticipation, Draft Day has finally arrived. All of the speculation, mock drafts, and endless questions will be put to death for another eight months. Every NFL Draft comes with its fair share of surprises. Although the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t shocked the world very often on draft day since the infamous Tyson Jackson selection, John Dorsey is in prime position...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs get back to work with playoff loss to Indy still fresh on everyone's mind

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They started where they finished, more or less. Which, for the Kansas City Chiefs, proved to be both good and ... well, bad. "I think there are great things you can learn from that football game," coach Andy Reid said Monday, referring to January's 45-44 Wild-Card round loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the gut-punch postscript to an 11-5 season. Lesson...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 08, 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

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

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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...
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
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