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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Chiefs Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Winners of the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp battles

With most of free agency and the draft complete, all eyes are on the summer months when training camp is set to begin. Like every other team, the Chiefs have many players (89 currently) on the roster that are vying for the right to make the 53 man roster, which will be announced closer to the start of the regular season. While the Chiefs have some positions that are held unquestionably...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Kansas City Chiefs draft selections

Follow me @KCLeadForTSR The Chiefs entered the draft with needs for linebacker, wide receiver, defensive tackle, center, and tight end. With a first round pick, second round pick, two third round picks, a fourth round pick, two fifth round picks, a sixth round pick, and a seventh round pick, the Chiefs were well equipped to fill these needs. In this article I grade each of...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential draft day surprises for the Kansas City Chiefs

After months of anticipation, draft day is officially upon us. In just a few short hours, every ounce of speculation will be put to rest, and hundreds upon hundreds of young players’ dreams will transform into realities. Year in and year out, every NFL Draft comes with it’s fair share of surprises. In a class that is rich in dominant edge rushers, incredibly deep at wide receiver...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Chiefs, Colts, Dolphins, Jaguars, & Jets

Chiefs Even prior to the DUI and possible suspension for CB Sean Smith, Adam Teicher of ESPN viewed cornerback as a top priority  in the draft for the Chiefs. Teicher likes the idea of the Chiefs trading down at least a “few” spots to acquire more draft picks. Teicher believes the Chiefs have to eventually replace ILB Derrick Johnson, ... The post AFC Notes: Chiefs, Colts...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Science 2015 Part 2 - Cutting the Cornerback Quandary

Here we are with he second installment of the 2015 Draft Science series. It applies an analytical evaluation to the draft preparations for every team in the NFL. Though these are aspects every team in the NFL needs to complete a successfully player evaluation, I will relate it to the Kansas City Chiefs primarily.I have designed these metrics to reflect the prospects’ athleticism...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Draft Big Board 2.0

Since the release of my first big board, the Chiefs have added some big name players(Jeremy Maclin, Ben Grubbs) and some lesser known players(Paul Fanaika, Tyvon Branch) in effort to improve their roster. With the NFL Draft upon us, it’s time to re-rank the players I believe should be on John Dorsey’s draft board. 1. La’El Collins, T/G LSU (previous rank: #1) ...
Via TopSportsReport
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs in Position to Draft Future Secondary

John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs’’ front office have been busy in free agency and unexpectedly so. It has changed the landscape of the Kansas City roster.The announcement came this week that the team has also been awarded the 98th overall selection, 34th of the third round, as a compensatory pick. With that compensatory pick, the Chiefs now have 4 picks in the top 100.With...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Have New Draft Priorities

The frenetic scramble of the initial week of free agency has pushed the Chiefs front office and the front office has come out ahead. Players were added at a number of levels and have improved the roster’s topline and depth. As last week’s column emphasized, the front office has made two moves to bolster the interior offensive line and has re-signed two defenders that played...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs Have the Best Defense in the NFL?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
Via TopSportsReport
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 Draft Big Board

  With the NFL combine complete, general managers can now take step back and look at all the players that attended the combine this weekend. From combine studs like Marcus Mariota and Danny Shelton, to surprises like Jake Fisher and J.J Nelson, each will be intensely scrutinized as teams are looking to become better this upcoming season. The Kansas City Chiefs enter the draft...
Via TopSportsReport
March 11, 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

Every Chicago Bears GM Target And Players They Helped Acquire

Finding the right GM can mean the difference between years of winning and years of misery.  The Chicago Bears know this all too well, which is why they’re doing everything they can to get their latest choice for that job right.  Here is a detailed rundown of all the candidates linked to the job from their backgrounds to their success at building rosters. Chris Ballard Current...
Via Sports Mockery
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 16

There are just two weeks to go in the regular season. Nine teams are still alive for six stops in the NFC, with all seeds up for grabs. A whopping nine teams are still alive for just three available playoff spots in the AFC, plus the three teams that have already clinched their division are jockeying for playoff seeding, including the crucial first-round bye. With Jacksonville-Tennessee...
Via This Given Sunday
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: Chiefs' lack of big plays and takeaways is turning this season toxic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fun season is turning all toxic again. For weeks -- and by weeks, we mean months -- the Kansas City Chiefs, while overcoming injuries and chasing a postseason berth, were doing it while on the wrong side of a very pivotal NFL stat: toxic differential. As defined by the stat-tracking site SportingCharts.com, toxic differential is the difference between big-yardage...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs avoid NFL’s biggest turkeys, bitter rivals do not

The NFL is a marketing machine, a network of television, online, print and other media platforms that push the league’s message at every turn. It’s a mechanism that churns out stars and makes average Joes household names. Most of the time, that’s a good thing; the league is promoting the game by highlighting the people who make it click. But it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Kansas City Chiefs, disappointing NFL QBs are on the Week 13 hot seat?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cornerback power rankings: Did Sean Smith of the Chiefs make the top ten?

With 12 weeks in the books this season now seems like a great time to revisit our cornerback position power rankings. This time around they were ranked based on Pro Football Focus’ overall player ratings, with a touch of my own inherent biases thrown in. Here are the 10 best in the NFL at corner right now… 10. Casey Hayward – Green Bay Packers Hayward is one of the more versatile...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Chiefs are turning heads after fifth straight win

#459083034 / gettyimages.com Since starting 0-2, the Chiefs have won seven of their last eight and five straight. Not one touchdown scored by a Wide Receiver. Antonio Brown has eight. Alex Smith has just 1977 yards passing, and just 11 passing scores. Big Ben had 12 in two games. Jamaal Charles had his first 100 yard rushing performance. Demarco Murray has had seven of such games...
Via TopSportsReport
November 18, 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

Four matchups the Kansas City Chiefs must win at San Diego

Each week I will look at matchups the Kansas City Chiefs must win to be successful against their opponents. This week I have picked four matchups they must win against the Chargers.Marcus Cooper, Sean Smith, and Phillip Gaines vs. Philip RiversThere hasn’t been a hotter QB in the NFL than Philip Rivers over the past month to month and a half. If the Chiefs want to be successful...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs have the NFL’s best shutdown cornerback?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is San Diego’s Brandon Flowers the best shutdown corner in the NFL?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Chargers
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Vontae Davis of the Indianapolis Colts the best shutdown corner in the NFL?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Colts
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Fresh off of a 34-15 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs didn’t miss a beat, dominating the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday Night Football. This Kansas City Chiefs team has come a long way over the course of the last three weeks, and the future looks much brighter than it did a few weeks ago. So, following the Chiefs record breaking win, let’s take a look at...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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