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Looming Cuts Coming for the Kansas City Chiefs | GM’s Box

The Kansas City Chiefs front office head into the off-season with some clear goals. John Dorsey recognizes he needs to re-build the wide receiver corp. The Defensive line has evolved in 2014 and can due with some changes as well. This is the first article in a new off-season series on the “GM’s View from the Top”.Easy DecisionsChanges will come to the team and the defense in...
Via Pro Football Spot
25 days ago  |  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

Report: Chiefs DT Vance Walker Fined $8,268 For Leg-Whipping Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Vance Walker had his paycheck docked this week as the league reportedly fined him $8,268 for leg whipping Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this past Sunday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Vance Walker of the Chiefs was fined $ 8268 for leg whipping Roethlisberger — Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) December 26, […] Report...
Via Steelers Depot
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs DT Vance Walker Pleads Innocence On Leg-whip To Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to have his right knee examined in the locker room after being hit there Sunday by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Vance Walker just prior to throwing a short touchdown pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown near the end of the third quarter. Replays show that Walker may have […] Chiefs DT Vance Walker Pleads Innocence On...
Via Steelers Depot
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad & the really, really ugly from the Kansas City Chiefs this week

Fresh off of a disappointing loss to the divisional rival Denver Broncos last week, the Chiefs traveled to Arizona to take on the 9-3 Cardinals, in what some deemed a “must win game.” However, the Chiefs failed to deliver in crunch time, ultimately proving that they have plenty of issues to iron out before going toe to toe with a playoff caliber team again.  Although much dimmer...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs DE Walker, an ex-Raider, says Oakland mess 'not as bad as it seems'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- O.Co Coliseum puts the "pit" in pit stop: The toilets inside the home baseball clubhouse reportedly flooded over at least once this past spring and at least twice (that we know of) the summer before that. The Raiders are 0-10 this fall and 4-22 since the start of the 2013 season. Over the past 22 months, the Silver & Black have cycled through four different...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Where to find your Kansas City Chiefs on social media

Twitter has become a staple in the way the modern sports fan follows their favorite team or player. Unlike ever before, a fan can have direct access to what players are thinking, doing and in some cases, actually have an interaction with them. I have scoured Twitter and have compiled a list of all of the Kansas City Chiefs players and their Twitter “handles.” While some players...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs take to Twitter following big win over Dolphins

The Kansas City Chiefs rolled into Miami on Sunday with one mission, and that was to avoid starting off the season 0-3. It’s been well documented over the years that 0-3 starts aren’t exactly key predictors of success, as the last team to kickoff the season winless over the first three weeks and make the playoffs were the 1998 Buffalo Bills. Thankfully, the mission was accomplished...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly: Breaking down the Kansas City Chiefs’ loss to the Tennessee Titans

The Good: The Chiefs still have a quality pass rush: Justin Houston had two sacks and two hits on the quarterback. Allen Bailey and Vance Walker both added another sack. The Chiefs hit Titans quarterback Jake Locker eight times. Kansas City had a total of 19 pressured on the quarterback, according to Pro Football Focus. We knew the Chiefs pass rush had to be good for this team to...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs waive Dezman Moses, sign former Chargers linebacker

After the Chiefs re-signed Frank Zombo in free-agency and added speed rusher Dee Ford in the draft, the writing was on the wall for OLB Dezman Moses. After racking up a mere five tackles in 2013, it was clear that the Chiefs desperately needed more pass rush production behind Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. By selecting Dee Ford, signing Vance Walker and retaining Josh Martin, Kansas...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Chiefs Pass-Rushing Options for 2014

In the 1st half of the season, the Chiefs pass rush was dominant.  In the 2nd half, the Chiefs pass rush died down. A combination of injuries and opponent scheme kept KC from replicating its first half performance. Now, in a new season with many new faces, I break down the old and new faces of the Chiefs pass rush and find out what will it take for them to have another great season...
Via TopSportsReport
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Predictions & Wishlist - Kansas City Chiefs

Today the 2014 Kansas City Chiefs begin training camp. The first practice is scheduled for this afternoon. With 2 players freshly signed off the street and a dodged-bullet in the from of a Jamaal Charles extension, the Chiefs are ready to begin camp.Justin Houston wants a new contract. He deserves one as well. He does not seem to plan to use the holdout as a tool to get one. Multiple...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Random Draft Grade A Day | 2009 Atlanta Falcons

During this slow time between now and the start of the NFL season, I will drop in from time to time and grade a randon team’s draft from a random year using my draft grade a day scale.   All classes will be at least three years old, and will be from no earlier than 2005.   POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same...
Via DraftSeason
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vance Walker, Chiefs got better, and saved money, too

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As we know, the Chiefs simply didn't have the salary cap space to make a big splash in free agency. That was last year's narrative. But this year they did make a rather shrewd signing when they recently inked former Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker to a three-year, $13.75 million deal. Walker, if you believe the stats, is a better and cheaper version of Tyson...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vance Walker, Chiefs got better, and saved money, too

The Chiefs need a boost in their pass rush, and statistics indicate that replacing Tyson Jackson with former Raider Vance Walker is a step in the right direction.
Via FOXSports.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Off Season Makes Sense

After an 11-5 playoff season, it’s hard to expect anything but more from a team the next year. It’s easy to forget that the Chiefs were 2-14 and picking first the year before. It’s easy to forget that this team didn’t have a lead in any game until week 10. It’s easy to forget that John Dorsey and Andy Reid are just completing their first full year of running this franchise...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs sign DE Vance Walker

Vance Walker has been one of the most underrated interior defensive linemen in the NFL over the past 2 seasons. He’s been an above average starter in both Atlanta and Oakland over the past 2 seasons, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 17th ranked defensive tackle and 36th ranked defensive tackle in the past 2 seasons respectively. Despite his strong 2012 in Atlanta, he was only...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Dorsey discusses Chiefs off-season so far

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs general manager John Dorsey talked to the media for the first time since free agency opened last week: Q: Where does that leave you at wide receiver now? DORSEY: "This is just really the mid part of the second week of free agency; there are still players out there. What I like to do is, in this draft, this draft is very deep in terms of wide receivers with...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs have a plan?

John Dorsey has a plan. I don’t quite know what it is, but that’s okay. I don’t think I’m supposed to know. That would kind of defeat the purpose. But rest assured, there is a plan. After hearing his answers to the rapid-fire questions from the Kansas City media today, my faith in the Chiefs general manager is renewed in full. First, the biggest question of the day was regarding...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs GM Dorsey says Sanders fiasco 'put to bed'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said Tuesday the controversial signing of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by AFC West-rival Denver has been "put to bed" and that he's focused on what he can do during the rest of free agency and the draft. Sanders had visited the Chiefs last week and reports began to surface he had agreed to a contract. His agent, Steve Weinberg...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Kansas City Chiefs stand one week into free agency?

The 2014 NFL year is only one week old, and already changes abound. The arms race between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots continues to move faster than a speeding freight train. For every star player the Broncos add, the Patriots bring one on to match and vice versa. While these two teams are likely not intentionally competing with each other in collecting star players...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign former Raiders DT Vance Walker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs signed former Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker to a three-year deal Friday, filling one of their needs, and announced the signing of linebacker Frank Zombo. Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in 2009, and provided valuable depth while appearing in 58 games for them over his first four seasons. He started 15 games for the Raiders last...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs Sign DL Vance Walker

  Josina Anderson reports that the Chiefs have signed former Raiders DT Vance Walker to a three-year deal. Walker will receive a three-year contract worth a total value of $13 million and includes $3.75 million guaranteed. Walker, 26, signed a one-year contract with the Raiders last year. He appeared in 15 games for the Raiders and totaled 40 tackles and three sacks. Pro Football...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency 2014 (3/14)

The deluge of free agency news has finally slowed to a trickle, but that doesn't mean there isn't any news to be found.  A big part of what has made Schneider so damned great as Seattle's general has been the phenomenal bargain signings he's made once the initial mad scramble for big name players and even bigger money contracts has petered out. The Seahawks are bringing two...
Via Seahawk Addicts
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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