Alex Smith, Eric Berry, Justin Houston, Dontari Poe: 2014 and Beyond

Alex Smith and Justin Houston will be free agents in 2015. Eric Berry, Dontari Poe, Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, and Jamaal Charles follow suit the following year. The Chiefs have tough decisions regarding these players. Which to re-sign and which to let go? In this post, I breakdown the pros and cons of keeping and letting each one go, as well as the potential replacements for...
Via TopSportsReport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing the 2013 Chiefs Defense On Film

Now finished with the offense, I now move to the Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Defense. While starting at  a near unprecedented level, they fell down to earth in the final weeks and just imploded in the playoffs. In this post, I explain why.Between Weeks 1-9 the Chiefs D was arguably the best in the game. Justin Houston and Tamba Hali recorded 20 of their 22 sacks and were the game’s...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Projected 2014 Defensive and Special Team Starters

Now that I’ve finished projecting the Chiefs offensive starters, now its time to project the Chiefs defensive starters. Nose Tackle: Dontari Poe The Chiefs 2012 1st round pick blossomed last season, registering 4.5 sacks and numerous pressures. Despite the falloff in production in the Chiefs D in final weeks of the season, Poe continued to be a force opposing teams had to...
Via TopSportsReport
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chiefs released Brandon Flowers; Now what?

The Kansas City Chiefs released Pro Bowl cornerback last Friday to save nearly $7.5 million in each of the next two seasons. That cap space is important when you take into account the players that need or will need a new contract. Justin Houston and Alex Smith come into mind immediately for obvious reasons, but the Chiefs have a lot of players they need to look at extending next...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe named top-3 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No way to sugar-coat it, Chiefs fans: Dontari Poe got freaking robbed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This isn't Digger Phelps' NCAA Tournament bracket; somebody, somebody good, was always going to wind up being left out of the party. We get that. Only so many seats on this party bus to go around. And yet: No Dontari Poe? Really? It's the NFL's "Top 100 Players of 2014" time, and word on the NFL Network early on was that your rags-to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears might lose out on Aaron Donald

There’s a plan at Halas Hall and it seems to be trending toward rebuilding the defensive line with young studs. Lamarr Houston and Willie Young are two book ends but the Bears need a defensive tackle. The decision to let Henry Melton walk was the right one. He simply wanted too much money to be an up and down player. His production just wasn’t there against quality opponents...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Wish List Remains Intact After Combine

No matter how much anyone’s stock rose at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, all the players at the top of the Steelers board remain within their reach in the 2014 NFL draft. Sure, not everyone among Mike Evans, Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Calvin Pryor and Louis Nix will be available when the Steelers pick at No. 15. But at least one of them will be. This will...
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February 28, 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...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Finding Out More About RAC

There has been plenty of publicity surrounding the hiring of new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel to the Houston Texans.  So we decided to go to his last stop of coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs where he started as the defensive coordinator of the Chiefs under Todd Haley, but took over the head coaching duties for one season. We enlisted the help of Ryan Allessio, who has...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka previews the wrong game on Countdown

The Saturday ediiton of NFL Countdown on ESPN must have thrown off Da Coach, Mike Ditka.  During a discussion on tonight's Saints-Eagles game, Ditka dropped some knowledge on Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe.  It appears that Ditka picked up the wrong notecard and talked about KC-Indy instead of New Orleans-Philly.  When Keyshawn Johnson tried to lend a helping hand, Ditka...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Local BBQ maven has no beef with Chiefs NT Dontari Poe after his Pro Bowl campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frank Schloegel knows smoke. And as far as he's concerned, Dontari Poe was just blowing it. "Well, you know, the thing is, if you pay attention to what everybody says," Schloegel, one of the proprietors of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, a staple of Kansas City, Kan., says of Poe, the nose tackle who's become a staple of the Kansas City Chiefs' defense...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Local BBQ maven has no beef with Chiefs NT Dontari Poe after his Pro Bowl campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frank Schloegel knows smoke. And as far as he's concerned, Dontari Poe was just blowing it. "Well, you know, the thing is, if you pay attention to what everybody says," Schloegel, one of the proprietors of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, a staple of Kansas City, Kan., says of Poe, the nose tackle who's become a staple of the Kansas City Chiefs' defense...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 03, 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...
Via Steelers Depot
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...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Let's Take a Deep Breath on the Chiefs Defense

The dismantling of the Raiders (that's very, very fun to say) marks the second game in a row the Chiefs have utterly destroyed an inferior opponent. Can anyone remember the last time we won back-to-back games by 25+ points? Me neither. It's a good time to be a Chiefs fan. Of course, as always, there seems to be something of a fly in the ointment. The Chiefs defense (under...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Key Matchups for the Chiefs @ Redskins

Today’s NFL has become a game of matchups. Which team can create better mismatches for their players to take advantage of? Today we will take a look at five key matchups for Chiefs as they travel to our nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins.Dontari Poe (Nose Tackle) vs. Will Montgomery (Center)I can’t stress enough how important Poe is to the Chiefs defense. Since...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins vs. Chiefs "5 Questions with the Enemy"

1. The Chiefs have lost three straight games, any concerns or was this a product of playing pretty good teams?A little of both. The Broncos are just a very, very good team. Also, the Chiefs lost their best defensive player (Justin Houston) at the absolute worst possible time, against 2 QB's (Rivers and Manning) who are playing unbelievable football. Tamba Hali was out against...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 13 NFL Pick

Denver Broncos (9-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) It’s crazy how quickly a team can go from overrated to underrated in the blink of an eye in the NFL. Two weeks ago, the Chiefs were 8 point underdogs in Denver and the public refused to believe that a 9-0 team possibly deserved to be 8 point underdogs anywhere. The Broncos won by 10 and the odds makers won money. Now two weeks later...
Via The Football Fan Spot
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Key Matchups: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

It would be easy to say that Peyton Manning vs. the Chiefs DB’s is a key matchup but that is not what I want to look at. The matchup is important but I want to take a deeper look into the one-on-one matchups that could very well decide who comes out on top.Dontari Poe vs. Manny Ramirez, Louis Vasquez, and Zane BeadlesI know I said we’d be looking at one-on-one matchups and generally...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#8)

Last week: 6 (-2) Record: 8-0 The Chiefs are 8-0, but they haven’t beaten a team ranked higher than 12th on this list and 5 of their 8 wins have come against bottom-10 teams. On top of that, 5 of their wins have come by 10 points or less. They are overrated and could easily lose this week in Buffalo, where two other top-15 teams (Baltimore, Carolina) have lost and two other top...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders' gameplan vs the KC Chiefs

The Raiders face a stiff challenge this week, going on the road against the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders, coming off a solid win versus another divisional opponent in the San Diego Chargers, are looking to be the first team to beat the Chiefs this season. Doing so would bring the Raiders back up to .500 on the year. The Chiefs, although unbeaten, do not appear to be as...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

Last week: 7 (+0) Record: 5-0 The Titans were the best team the Chiefs had played thus far this season. Their first 4 opponents had a combined record of 4-16. However, they could have easily lost in Tennessee (without Jake Locker) if it weren’t for some fluky turnovers, including a blocked punt for touchdown and an interception off of a receiver’s hands. The yardage, first down...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

KC Chiefs Blog answers Total Titans' questions about the Chiefs

I'm pleased to be joined for this week's Q&A by Ryan Jones, the man behind the Kansas City Chiefs blog KC Chiefs Blog, to help my preview this Sunday's game at LP Field between theTitans and the Chiefs. Total Titans: The Titans, a team trying to win with a conservative passing game thanks to a strong defense and run game, played the Jets, team with a roughly similar...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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