2017 Chiefs 53-Man Roster Projection, 3.0

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Ahead of tonight’s fourth preseason game, this is our third preseason installment of projecting the Chiefs 53-man roster. QUARTERBACKS (3): Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes, Tyler Bray Mahomes will have the keys in tonight's preseason finale. Tyler Bray will also play. Will he be the third QB, or someone not yet on the roster. Practice Squad candidate:  Joel Stave RUNNING BACK/FULLBACK (4): Kareem Hunt, C.J. Spiller, Charcandrick West, FB Anthony Sherman In last weeks 2.0 version of our 53 we leaned towards keeping 4 RB after West week 2 performance. Hunt, who was billed to be in a timeshare with Spencer Ware, has now inherited the job, after Ware's season-ending injury. He'll be the first rookie to start at RB for the Chiefs since the Nigerian Nightmare Christian Okoye. Hunt should carry the bulk of the load while rotating Spiller and West behind him. Practice Squad candidate: Devine Redding WIDE RECEIVER (6): Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley, DeAnthony Thomas, Jehu Chesson, [Read more...]

2017 Chiefs 53-Man Roster Projection, 1.0

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Here's our first stab at a Chiefs 53-man roster projection. QUARTERBACKS (3): Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes, (NOT ON ROSTER) There is no question up to this point that this is still Smith’s team. Smith is looking good this year and more aggressive, as taking shots downfield is a mjor focal point of the offense. I think Smith knows his time is limited here, and will perform pretty well to try and find a nice contract somewhere else in a year (or two). While Mahomes is looking good, he still has work to do and it would be in this best interest to sit behind Smith for at least a year before throwing him in the fire. He has the ability to make a lot of plays most QB would be afraid to attempt. OUTRAGEOUS CEILING. The third QB could possibly be Tyler Bray but, we think more likely they outsource for this and move past him for a veteran with playing experience that can be the primary backup for Smith, at least early on. Practice Squad candidate:  Joel Stave RUNNING BACK/FULL BACK (5): [Read more...]

PRESEASON PRE-AMP

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It’s that time of year again. The smell of BBQ in the morning, cold beer in hand, fans screaming, helmets clashing, chains moving, interceptions, fumbles, sacks, Mitch Holtus TD calls, & KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOOTBALL. Isn’t it glorious? With preseason nearly upon us, it’s the fight for roster spot battles and damn do we have some battles this year…It’s never fun getting rid of good talent for the use of another team. However, that’s exactly what we will end up having to do. Anytime you have so many good players you must get rid of; it’s a good problem to have. We may see some surprise cuts or trades, even. When it comes down to it, no matter how much us fans love the players, it’s about the team – not the individuals. I hate seeing some players go myself, but, if it is the right move to help the team in the end, so be it. I’m always a Chiefs fan before I am a players’ fan. Quarterback: Alex Smith vs. Patrick Mahomes vs. Tyler Bray A few people will say Mahomes will overtake Smith [Read more...]

Things to Watch in Chiefs Preseason Opener

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In four hours, the Chiefs will open the preseason at Arizona - a place where they let one get away last year in the regular season. Football is here. Real football. Not REAL football, but football. Football is more than just entertainment. It's a lifestyle of barbeque in the morning, beer drinking with close friends, loud music, high-fiving strangers, tomahawk chops, pad hitting, helmets crashing, record-breaking, loud and proud team cheering, red and yellow wearing, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS FOOTBALL SEASON. The plan is for the starters to play the entire first quarter, the 2nd string the second quarter and half the third quarter, with third and fourth teamers finishing the game. There will be a lot of things to look for, so lets get right into. First on the agenda is the Offensive Line, which was ranked as one of the worst in the entire league in 2014. After making a few changes things are hoping to look up this season. The addition of Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs via trade with the New [Read more...]

NEED FOR SPEED: Chiefs have dialed up team speed

The Chiefs as a team have always had a fair amount of speed on both sides of the ball. This year, however, is slightly different as we have over the last few years created one of the fastest teams in the league. Combine the speed with a roster full of talent and you have created a nightmare for opposing football teams. Quarterback Alex Smith clocks in at a 4.7 40. Which is in the same range as Andrew Luck 4.67 and just a fraction of a second behind names like Colin Kaepernick 4.53, Russell Wilson 4.55, & Cam Newton 4.58. It's going to be great to see him have serious weapons to utilize for a change, but very comforting to know he can break away from the rush and pick up those yards. At the NFL Combine, Running back Jamaal Charles ran an impressive 4.36 40. Now, he may have lost a step over the years as he approaches his 30’s, but he’s still easily one of the fastest running backs in the NFL. This combined with his burst through holes; vicious. We have all seen it time after time [Read more...]

Five Things to Watch in Chiefs camp

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Training camp is upon us, which means football season is back, fans! Helmets crashing, pads clashing and fans cheering. There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season. However, there is still a lot to do and see before we go live. Here's some things to keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks as we go through training camp and into preseason. AARON MURRAY Murray, the 2014 5th round pick out of University of Georgia, was a projected first round QB before tearing his ACL with two games left in his senior season. Murray finished his 4-year career at UGA with 13,166 passing yards and 121 TD, making him the all-time SEC passing yards leader and all time SEC TD passes leader. Newly acquired third round pick, WR Chris Conley, was one of the men receiving the ball from Murray. With a little background on Murray you can see he is more than capable of commanding an offense. He now has had a full season to learn the system. So be looking for him putting up a serious battle and trying [Read more...]

Eric Berry kicks Cancer’s Ass

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ERIC BERRY: A FIGHT TO REMEMBER Eric Berry kicked cancer’s ass. Next up, the National Football League. There was once a time when many wondered if he would even play again. On December 8, 2014, Berry, a Chief favorite, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma. Two days later, he had his first chemotherapy treatment, followed by six phases of treatments over the next six months. Berry, the Pro Bowl safety, labeled chemo a “monster” and said that his goal was to make it to five push ups. Now, miraculously Berry, who had been declared cancer free as of June 22, returned to the practice, reunited with his Chiefs family on the Gridiron a short eight months after being diagnosed. Absolutely amazing. Despite the speculation that his career may be over, Berry never lost his mindset that he would be back on the field with his brothers playing the game he loved. Support from friends and family he said was a big help and great to have during his time of struggle. Justin Houston, now owner of [Read more...]