Most indispensable member of the Chiefs? It's Maclin -- and it ain't close

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Remember the Titans. Remember, no matter how much it aches. And if you're a Chiefs fan, it should: Week 1 of the 2014 regular season, the first valley of the roller coaster to come, Kansas City's starting wideouts were Donnie Avery and Frankie Hammond Jr. Top receiver Dwayne Bowe was serving a one-game suspension as a result of his infamous "Sonic" arrest from...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Kansas City Chiefs Top Players?

With Training Camp fast approaching, the Kansas City Chiefs are in the process of searching for their best players, fifty-three of them to be exact. Those fifty-three players will make up the roster they will use during the regular season of 2015. With that in mind, I decided to scour the Chiefs roster in search of their 10 best players. Free-agent additions are not included because...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs - 53 man Roster Prediction

Quarterbacks – 3 – Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron MurrayThere are no surprises when it comes to the Chiefs quarterbacks. Smith is the unquestioned starter. Daniel gives the Chiefs a decent option if Smith get injured. Murray will be the third string QB headed into the season. I don’t think Bray will be ready for the preseason with his ACL tear from January. My guess is that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Three takeaways to remember heading into training camp

Minicamp and OTAs have come to an end. Now the Kansas City Chiefs will have a nice six week layoff before the start of training camp. While the next six weeks might seem like an eternity for some Chiefs’ fans, the wait will be well worth it. Training camp is shaping up to be very interesting for the Chiefs, as numerous players have stepped up during these offseason workouts. There...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy IDP Defensive Backs - Kansas City Chiefs

So, you have gone a step beyond the average Fantasy football manager and gotten yourself invited into an IDP league. Now what?Individual Defensive player leagues are a breed apart from the standard fantasy football adventure. While the scoring formulas vary, the basics are that IDP leagues score players for Tackles, Sacks, INTs, forced fumbles and touchdowns. In some leagues...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs head toward July with stable coaching staff and QB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With minicamp over, the Chiefs are set to experience two major firsts when the team reports for training camp in late July. The upcoming season marks the first time in 12 years the Chiefs have the same coaching staff for a third straight year. "Continuity is a big thing," coach Andy Reid said. "Dorse (general manager John Dorsey) has done a good job keeping players...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reid updates on injured Chiefs players, missing Sean Smith

Kansas City needed a new No. 1 cornerback at their last minicamp practice.Marcus Cooper and first-round rookie Marcus Peters split reps originally reserved for Sean Smith, according to Arrowhead Pride. Smith was excused for "personal reasons," according to head coach Andy Reid.Meanwhile, three Chiefs continued to sit out as minicamp closed up. Reid hinted at the possibility of starting...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs head toward July with stable coaching staff, QB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) With minicamp over, the Chiefs are set to experience two major firsts when the team reports for training camp in late July. The upcoming season marks the first time in 12 years the Chiefs have the same coaching staff for a third straight year. ''Continuity is a big thing,'' coach Andy Reid said. ''Dorse (general manager John Dorsey) has done a good job keeping...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Five biggest takeaways from OTAs

With OTAs concluding Friday, the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs are looking promising. Throughout this year’s OTAs there has been a high level of competition between players and position groups, leading to some exciting plays on both sides of the ball. While it may only be OTAs, the Chiefs have been working hard and many of the team’s young players look encouraging. There are still...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback Although the Chiefs missed the playoffs last season, they finished the regular season 9th in rate of moving the chains differential, including 14th in rate of moving the chains by their offense. The Chiefs’ offense was able to have a solid offensive season despite infamously not getting a single receiving touchdown from a wide receiver and also having poor play on the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the Top 10 Plays of 2014: #10 - Brandon Lloyd Circus Catch

Tis the season for Top 10 football lists, but here at FBF we wanted to give you something a lil' deeper than the usual top-whatever quibbling.  Football is a game of dependent parts, but the flashy final result is often all that catches our attention.  No doubt, incredible individual efforts on the football field desire shine, but very rarely do these plays come without something...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Position Preview: Cornerback

When the 2014 season ended and the Chiefs were officially done with the year I began to reflect on what made them fall short over the current season. Injuries piled up early but tapered off towards the end of the season but Kansas City was unable to reach the post season in Reid’s second season mainly due to an inconsistent offense. Looking back at the season I could see several...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs CB Gaines can make a huge jump in his second year

Kansas City bolstered its secondary in the first round of the NFL Draft.But one NFL analyst thinks last year's third-rounder will stick out in a now-loaded defensive back group.'s Louis Riddick isn't alone in his praise. By season's end, Gaines was outplaying his draft position and then some. Now entering his second year...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

De’Anthony Thomas position change brings positive outlook

De”Anthony Thomas is prepared to step it up in 2015.     De’Anthony Thomas is getting acquainted with a new position in OTA’s for the Kansas City Chiefs. When the 2015 NFL season rolls around, the second-year pro will be switching from running back to wide receiver. Such a move for De’Anthony Thomas from the physical and demanding position of running back to that of receiver...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas shifts from running back to receiver

De'Anthony Thomas made defenders look silly as a running back at Oregon. He plans on doing the same after a position shift. The undersized Thomas has practiced exclusively at wide receiver during OTAs, according to ESPN. "It makes me more valuable to the offense," Thomas said. "It lets defenses look for me, see where I'm at on the field." At 5-foot-8 and 176 pounds, Thomas might...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pass-happy NFL offenses playing right into Chiefs' big strength

Sean Smith doesn't have time to bask in the glory of his best season in 2014. It's 2015 now. Offenses are throwing the ball more than ever before “You don’t see too many I-formations with big, bruising fullbacks anymore,” Smith told the team's official website. “You look over the years, even the padding has changed." With Smith as their top cover man, the Chiefs have changed...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Realistic expectations for Raiders WR Michael Crabtree

Realistic Expectations for Michael Crabtree From an outsider point of view, I never knew the mutual dislike between RaiderNation and 49ers fans. Apparently, there is quite the hatred. On April 13th, Crabtree signed with Oakland. Niner faithful (cannot attach the word Nation to their name, ever. No matter what their SB Nation page says.) seemingly went off the deep end. Nothing says...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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

View image | 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...
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May 20, 2015  |  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
May 17, 2015  |  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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April 30, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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) ...
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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...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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