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2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup


Tonight is the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Quarterfinal match between The Carolina Railhawks and FC Dallas. A win tonight would extend their home unbeaten streak and allow them to host a semifinal match at home. FC Dallas was once owned by Lamar Hunt, which makes this tournament special to them. Railhawks coach Colin Clarke is a former employee of FC Dallas and now looks to continue his good run this season in The Cup. This tournament has special meaning to all involved.

11 Minutes of Action


According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.

Falcons working to train the brains of players


In the continuing arms race for unique training methods, the Falcons are going with something that sounds like it came from The Matrix.

Chiefs WR's ranked 31 out of 32 teams


31. Kansas City Chiefs Todd Pinkston is miscast as a No. 1 receiver. The size and speed profile fits, and he is good at tangling up and drawing pass interference, but Pinkston doesn't get separation against good cornerbacks and does not work the middle of the field effectively. James Thrash is a hardworking slot receiver miscast as an every-down starter. He can turn short slants into big plays but must be schemed open. Tight end Chad Lewis is workmanlike but strictly an underneath receiver. Youngster Freddie Mitchell left college with all of the talent in the world but does not seem interested in putting the pieces together. This receiving corps relies far too much on running back Brian Westbrook, whose talent and effort are undeniable, but who will get injured at the worst possible times if his workload is not monitored. Oops! I wrote a scouting report for the 2003 Eagles by mistake! OK, this is an easy fix. Replace Todd Pinkston with Dwayne Bowe, James Thrash with Donnie Avery, Chad Lewis with Anthony Fasano, Fred Ex with A.J. Jenkins and Brian Westbrook with Jamaal Charles. Everything else is 100 percent accurate. Terrell Owens is calling Andy Reid as we speak, assuming his cell phone plan is paid up.

Andy Reid on what went wrong in Philly: I had stopped calling plays


Reid fielded a question about evaluating his shortcomings. It did not take much time for Reid to answer. "About a year ago, I found out what I wasn't good at because (I was) out the door," said Reid, now the Kansas City Chiefs coach. "I went back, and I looked at it, and I drifted away from the thing I love doing most, and that was coaching." Reid said he had a "phenomenal" offensive coordinator in Marty Mornhinweg, whom he entrusted with the offense. Former offensive coordinator Brad Childress used to tell Reid not to let his personality "leave the room," and Reid said that happened during his final years in Philadelphia. "I took (myself) completely out, dealt more with personnel, stopped calling the plays, all those things," Reid said.

In Defense of Andy Reid


In truth, the Reid era isn’t given its just due by either of those polarizing labels. Unlike most of the coaches who also had lengthy tenures with one team over the past 15 years, Reid’s run was noticeably marked by brilliant highs and dour lows. Coaches like Bill Belichick, Bill Cowher, and Jon Gruden might have had higher peaks, but none had to traverse lower valleys or struggle with a steady amount of criticism. It would be impossible to talk about Andy Reid’s legacy without mentioning some glaring missteps, but Reid is in many ways a model coach for this upcoming generation of NFL bosses. And, in most cases, the most pointed criticisms he has received are either misdirected or shortsighted.

The Alex Smith "Deep Ball" Myth


I want to see MOAR of this in 2014.

The Tale of Two QB Contract Negotiations


After spending the offseason angling for a big-money contract extension, Colin Kaepernick got his deal. Is ex-teammate Alex Smith next? Some unique challenges stand in the way


Finding a Franchise Quarterback

via With the continuous debates/arguments regarding Alex Smith, the drafting of Aaron Murray and the hope some have pinned on Tyler Bray it led me to doing some...

Love or hate the Seahawks They deserve kudos for this


During his pre-employment physical, the Seahawaks discovered a rare heart issue, forcing them to waive him with a non-football illness. However, according to Curtis Crabtree from KJR Sports Radio in Seattle, the Seahawks will still give Scott his full signing bonus.

Meet our UK Brethren


We started as a group of 3 Kansas City Chiefs fans from the UK who decided that the best way to grow our fan base over this side of the pond was to create a website as a central hub to engage with other UK and International fans.

He won't lose DAT ball


De'Anthony Thomas fumble drill.

Kansas City Chiefs invite SVSU quarterback Jon Jennings to rookie mini-cam


Jennings is the reigning Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference "Player of the Year." As a senior, he threw for 3,284 yards with 30 touchdowns, and ran for 470 yards and 12 touchdowns. He led the league in yards, yards per game and touchdowns. The three-year starter set new GLIAC career records with 9,546 yards passing and 10,700 yards total offense.

Dolphins stacking up guys who were kicked off college teams


Dolphins have added three players who were kicked off their college teams, and a fourth who was suspended for a year.

No Team Can Beat the Draft


While some veteran general managers were able to sustain positive returns above average over six or more years, even theirs were not unqualified success stories. Along with former Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf, ex-San Diego Chargers GM A.J. Smith and ex-Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian were the three best drafting executives in our data set on a per-pick basis.10 But as Pro-Football-Reference’s Stuart notes, despite Smith and Polian’s track records, both were fired from their posts after a series of poor drafts.

Kony Ealy trashed by some scouts


"He thinks he’s already an Aldon Smith-type player," a third scout said. "Classic con man. I don’t trust this kid. He will be just a big pain in the (expletive). He’s one of those ‘let somebody else draft him’ guys" … Added a fourth scout: "There’s no outstanding traits about him other than he gives you some versatility in a bad (defensive-line) draft. He’s a mess. Somebody’s going to draft him because they need a defensive end and overdraft him."

Ron Wolf influence in Seattle


Please note in the comments section links to 4 more articles regarding the Green Bay way. Very interesting reads for anyone interested in how Dorsey might look at free agency and the draft for the Chiefs this year and in the future.

Could this be our new Kick off return guy


Ross has tallied 23 receptions and 366 yards receiving the most amongst all Arizona State receivers. Yet, one of the biggest ways Rashad Ross has helped contribute to the team has been as the team’s new kick returner. Averaging 25.6 yards per return and having already returned one kick 100 yards for a touchdown, Ross is confident in his abilities and believes he can have continued success at the position in the NFL.

Found a guard


Raiders release displaced guard Mike Brisiel

Walt Aikens visits Arrowhead


"@Allstar_AIK: @JeffAllen71 aye bruh I'm in y'all stadium!" I see you bro! Hope you join the squad

— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) April 1, 2014

DeSean Jackson


In Philadelphia the potential surprise that wouldn’t really be a shock would come from the decision to part ways with receiver DeSean Jackson. If he were available should the Chiefs take out a mortgage to get him?

A Cowboy fans take on Miles Austin


Wow. It's taken me a while to get used to the idea of the Cowboys without Miles Austin. I'm really going to miss him. The glass hamstrings, the alligator arms, the willingness to cash an enormous paycheck for doing almost nothing. It's not going to be the same on Sundays not seeing him standing on the sidelines nursing a chipped nail or ingrown hair while his team gets their butt kicked again. On the sunshine side of the ledger (as Paul Harvey used to say), the Cowboys will save 2.75 million dollars by not paying him not to play. Also, since he's no longer with them, they were able to let the team gynecologist go, as well as saving several thousand dollars a year on Midol and Pamprin. So, fare thee well, Miles. Perhaps the 49ers will sign you. I heard that they signed emotionally fragile malcontent crybaby Jonathan Martin. You two could sit around the locker room reading Tiger Beat magazine braiding each others' hair while the actual men on your team play football on Sundays. Clean out your locker, roll up your Justin Bieber posters, pack 'em in your Hello Kitty backpack and you and your boyfriend have a great life, you complete waste of oxygen.

From a friend on another newsgroup

NFL Scouting Combine defined by league's need for speed


"Speed by itself does not make an excellent football player," Reiff said. "But it sure gives a team an advantage if all 11 on the field are fast."

Sonic Apologizes For Saying Kansas City Chiefs Will ‘Scalp the Redskins


Horrific language aside, Kansas City did kick the crap out of Washington.

How much does weather effect passing


Home teams have an advantage across the temperature spectrum, which appears to be exaggerated at extreme temperatures.

I am proud to be a Chiefs fan


San Francisco 49ers Issue Letter Instructing Fans How To Cheer. Seriously.

Sean McGrath more than a TE


He sits in the film room with the quarterbacks, hoping to build a shared understanding of how to dissect defenses. His history includes being a long snapper.

Mike Shanahan tried to stick with Robert Griffin III, and might have lost him instead


Though Shanahan did eventually convey some regret in his decision privately to Griffin, he refused to take blame publicly for what he claimed was a mutual decision made by all parties involved (himself, orthopedic surgeon James Andrews and Griffin)

Alex Smith can carry Kansas City


Chiefs suddenly need more from QB, and he's plenty capable of delivering

Dontari Poe


Interesting read from a Broncos fan after the 2012 draft. "For him to become who KC wants him to be, it’s important to get him to become capable of meeting the necessary skillset of a two-gap nose guard player. It’s an extensive repertoire - they need to be capable of handling both run stopping and pass pressure. They have to be able to anchor, and they need to be capable of overcoming double teams, both to fill gaps and to attack the offensive backfield. Most importantly, they have to be able to discern in a fraction of a moment which direction to step to and how to best attack, while often lined up against the center and one other lineman."

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