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NFL Combine Review: Eight Most Athletic Players in Combine History

After seeing the NFL combine finish with a bang—UConn cornerback’s record-setting broad jump of 12’7” is nothing short of jaw-dropping—one has to wonder what the most athletic performances in NFL Combine history are and where those players project to be. Using the database compiled by SportsXChange and displayed on NFLDraftScout.com, we can begin the process by looking...
Via Optimum Scouting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Kansas City Chiefs consider a RB during free agency?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. The production...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson’s rehab looks like it’s going really well (Video)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson tore his achilles in a Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans and missed the entire 2014 season. Five months after the injury, it looks like rehab is going quite well. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating all 32 starters if needed for just one game Power Rankings: Rating NFL owners from 1-32s Johnson’s a three-time Pro Bowler and was...
Via cover32
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2014 Inside Linebacker Evaluation

As an NFL team’s regular season comes to a close, there are always multiple areas in which the organization looks to improve. The Kansas City Chiefs are no exception when it comes to finding zones throughout their team in which enhancement can be had. One area in particular that Kansas City needs to focus on is the position of inside linebacker. Not necessarily in the starting...
Via Pro Football Spot
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do the Chiefs Go From Here? Part 2 - Defense

On defense the Kansas City Chiefs have most of the pieces to continue to play at a high level in 2015. With Pro Bowlers on both the defensive line and at linebacker the Chiefs defense has the ability to cause havoc on offenses. With a few added players mixed in to the right positions the defense could take major leaps forward.On the defensive line the Chiefs will have a decision...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

John Dorsey has his Priorities set for the Chiefs Off-Season

John Dorsey has a lot of work to do as the Kansas City Chiefs begin planning for 2015 and beyond. At this point in the season he is pulled in a thousand different directions. Two factors have dominated the initial weeks of the Chiefs’ off-season and have allowed Dorsey to set his priorities and get working directly after the season ended.Every general manager is completely dependent...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Derrick Johnson be Kept in Kansas City?

After suffering a ruptured achilles tendon in the Kansas City Chief’s first game of the 2014 season, ILB Derrick Johnson’s status going into the offseason remains unanswered.By unanswered I mean not completely. Head coach is a different language in itself.Johnson has been coined the heart and soul of the Chiefs defense, a leader on and off the field whose 10-year tenure with...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Hali says he won't tackle Charles if they are Pro Bowl opponents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the new Pro Bowl format came out last season in which the opposing teams are drafted rather than having the AFC pitted against the NFC, it created an intriguing dilemma: What if teammates get drafted to opposing Pro Bowl teams and subsequently have to compete against each other? That situation unfolded at last season's Pro Bowl when Chiefs linebacker Derrick...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad & the ugly in the Kansas City Chiefs’ overtime win vs. Oakland

Fresh off of a disheartening loss to the Arizona Cardinals last week, the Kansas City Chiefs responded with a relieving, playoff-hope reviving, dominating victory over the miserable franchise that is the Oakland Raiders. In a game that had it’s fair share of ugly, it’s safe to say that there is nothing prettier than a Chiefs blowout, especially when it comes at the expense of...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Arrowhead Rivalries: Reliving the Raiders

For the 112th time in their history, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders will meet. This rivalry is one of the most storied in the entirety of the league as both teams were formed in 1960. Competing against one another first in the AFL West and then in the AFC West, the rivalry really caught fire after the AFL and NFL merger in 1966.What started the rivalry? The relationship...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Look at Who Should Stay a Chief | Kansas City Chiefs’ Truths part 2

The Chiefs are in full control of their post-season aspirations. That is a luxury at this point in the season, especially given the play of late. The performance in these last games could make the difference for some, but these players are set. While nothing is ever certain or even likely, below is what should happen in order to be successful in 2015 and beyond.Best WR Lineup of...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the red hot Kansas City Chiefs claim the number one seed in the AFC?

If you were among the many fans who wrote the Kansas City Chiefs off after they started the 2014 season with a 0-2 record, you weren’t alone. In fact many people who get paid a lot of money to talk about football things counted the Chiefs out as well after their—now mind-boggling—Week 1 loss to the Titans. I believe Rodney Harrison of NBC Sports said it best when discussing...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Counting down the eight worst injuries in the NFL so far this season

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - 49ers
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the eight worst injuries in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Arizona Cardinals suffer the worst injury in the NFL so far this year?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Chicago Bears suffer the worst injury in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Bears
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch’s injury the worst in the NFL so far this season?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Lions
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Counting down the eight most devastating injuries in the NFL so far this year

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Sam Bradford’s injury the most devastating of this NFL season so far?

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32 - Rams
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Counting down the eight most devastating injuries of the NFL season so far

Just as death is just another part of the circle of life, injuries are a part of professional football. Even if your team is the most talented in the league and all of the experts agree that they’ll be hosting a Lombardi trophy parade in February, one guy getting hurt at the wrong time can bring all of that crashing down in an instant. This season has been no different in the NFL...
Via cover32
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

. @mmigliore: Are the Bills ready to Outlast the Other AFC Playoff Hopefuls?

I feel like I need to paraphrase Newman and Kramer’s dialogue from The Spitting Incident to properly retell the story of last season’s Bills-Chiefs contest. November 3, 2013. Bills-Chiefs. I was enjoying a beautiful afternoon in the lower bowl when an ill-advised Jeff Tuel pass was intercepted by Sean Smith and returned 100 yards for a Kansas City touchdown, opening the door...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad & the ugly in the Chiefs’ dominating win over the Rams

Kansas City may be the country’s top sports town for the week, riding high on the Royals’ World Series appearance and yet another impressive Kansas City Chiefs victory. When was the last time you could say that? Sunday’s game had plenty of positives to go around as the Chiefs dominated the Rams for the Governor’s Cup. It seemed as if everything came together in Kansas City’s...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good are the 2014 Kansas City Chiefs exactly?

It’s time to call a spade and spade and say exactly what this Kansas City Chiefs team is. They’re good. No, quarterback Alex Smith isn’t throwing 300 yards and three touchdowns per game. He doesn’t have to. No, running back Jamaal Charles isn’t rushing for 100 yards every game. He doesn’t have to. It’s true that a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver has yet to find the...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive Revival, 39min to win - Kansas City Chiefs’ Truths

Defense Turning the CornerThe Chiefs defense has endured losing players to injury. It has lost a leader at every level of the defense. Without Mike Devito, Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry, the defense has had to rebuild its foundation despite coach Sutton calling a similar defense to the 2013 version. Against San Diego it came together. Although the defense allowed 4.6 yards per carry...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad, & the ugly in Kansas City’s big win over Miami

Fresh off of an encouraging yet heartbreaking loss to the Denver Broncos, the Chiefs 34-15 victory over the Dolphins was a huge win for a number of reasons. One being, 1-2 sounds a whole lot better than 0-3, and the Chiefs are one big win vs. the Patriots on Monday Night Football away from returning to .500. At one point, after losing Derrick Johnson, Mike Devito and Jeff Allen for...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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