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Dee Ford NFL Comparison

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Now it all makes sense...

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The good, the bad, the ugly...

The Good: Obviously Justin Houston had a terrific game with his 3 sacks. Tamba Hali had a nice pick-6. However, I was more impressed with the play of another member of the Chiefs D. Dontari Poe...

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Has Branden Albert already been traded?

How else do you explain Albert signing his franchise tender this early in the offseason? He has just given away a lot of leverage towards the Chiefs by doing so. Now the Chiefs have the option of...

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Mayock has WHO as his #2 rated QB?!

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000147694/article/mike-mayock-ej-manuel-secondbest-qb-in-nfl-draft That's right, EJ Manuel is Mike Mayock's #2 rated QB on his third edition of...

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Interesting scenario: Darrelle Revis to the Chiefs?

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/55244/revis-could-solve-chiefs-dilemma Bill Williamson over at ESPN makes an interesting case for acquiring Darrelle Revis through a trade of 1st Round...

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After today, I'm convinced that our 2nd Round pick should be...

I have to go with EJ Manuel on this one. The FSU QB stood out in all the drills and arguably had the best day of all the QB's. There's absolutely no way, in my mind, that he lasts past the 2nd...

Was Dwayne Bowe actively on the trading block during draft?

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Not sure if we can call this a very credible source, but I heard a couple of people today talking about Bowe almost being traded. So I googled "Bowe trade rumor" and came across this. I certainly would not be surprised if the Chiefs were trying to trade Bowe, since I've heard he is looking for at least $30 million guaranteed. Can't see Pioli paying that kind of money (similar to the Carr situation). I have high hopes, but I think you're looking at Bowe's last year in KC, if not sooner.

2012 NFL Draft Grades: AFC WEST

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Lombardi really liked our draft. Gave us a B+, tied with Chargers for the best.

An analysis that may make you feel better about Chiefs picking Poe

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Like many of my fellow Chiefs fans, I was stunned at the selection of Dontari Poe. Before the draft began, I had told everyone that if the Chiefs selected another DL prospect, I would.....well, you get the point. I'll admit, though, I'm coming around to this pick. My two favorite players, Kuechly and Barron, were already off the board and I had absolutely no one in mind that I really wanted them to pick. This short analysis helped me understand why this pick was not only a good one, but the right one. 11 11 Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe, Memphis (Jr.) 6-3, 346 Overall Pick No. 11 CFN Overall Ranking: 7 CFN Analysis: This is the chance at greatness. Call this a chance worth taking; if he busts, there’s no blaming the Chiefs for taking a shot at the stars. When a player this big, this strong, this athletic, and with this much upside is on the table at the No. 11, you have to go with him. Great defensive tackles are worth their weight in gold, and if Poe can bring it and if he can be consistent, the potential is there to be a ten-year anchor at a high level. Forget about the quarterbacks; Poe is the biggest call in the draft. His skills, upside, and talent are so great that no team will be faulted for taking him too early, and several general managers are going to have to answer why they didn’t go with a potential franchise-making talent. Massive, he’s a true space-eater with the inside presence to swallow up everything against the run and become an anchor for everyone else to work around. Quick for his size, he’s stunningly athletic and could be used as a 3-4 end depending on the situation. With 44 reps on the bench at the Combine, strength isn’t an issue and he should collapse the pocket on a regular basis. However, he didn’t exactly sit on quarterbacks’ heads during his Conference USA career and wasn’t the superstar force he should’ve been in a mediocre league. Even so, this is a once-every-ten-years prospect tools-wise, but it might take a little bit of seasoning to unleash a superstar.

Peter King's 2012 NFL Mock Draft - No surprises..

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Nothing new here with Kuechly being King's pick for the Chiefs. However, what is interesting is his speculation on a potential trade partner for the Chiefs, one I haven't heard yet: "I wouldn't be surprised to see Dallas trade up to make sure it gets (FS Mark) Barron, perhaps with Kansas City at 11."

Why do "you" want DeCastro?

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Everyone seems to think that we need this guy because of some apparent weakness on our offensive line. Well, we already fixed that weakness with the signing of Eric Winston at RT. So where's the weak link? Everyone seems to think it's Lilja for some reason. For proof, click on the link that will send you to PFF, a website that I trust for evaluations. Lilja, in 2011, was listed as the best G in the AFC West. He's 30, has at least a few years of good play left, and drafting DeCastro would purely be drafting for depth. Depth comes in later rounds. Don't be so quick to sit Lilja on the bench because there's a G who "could" be an All-Pro.

KC had a different QB in mind before Quinn

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"ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Drew Stanton had a chance to be Kansas City’s backup before signing with the Jets. The Chiefs have since signed former Denver backup Brady Quinn." Not sure if this had been posted before. First time I've heard this news. Kind of a weak debate but would Stanton have been a better choice over Quinn?

Get excited for Peyton Hillis!

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Get excited for Peyton Hillis!

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Peyton Manning: Proceed with Caution

via www.timescolonist.com I'm going to piss off a lot of people by saying this, but I just have to. I don't want Peyton Manning in KC, because there's just too much uncertainty that comes with...

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Predicting where the Quarterbacks will end up

Denver will sign Peyton Manning. Denver will trade Tim Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kansas City will sign Kyle Orton as "competition" to Cassel. Miami Dolphins will sign Matt Flynn. C...

McShay and Kiper New Mock Drafts

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I believe these are the two players that both have picked for the Chiefs most often. I would be happy with Kuechly, but I think we can get a suitable backup RB in free agency instead of Richardson. You can't argue, though, by picking him we would have the best 1-2 punch in the NFL. Offensive line is the key, though, and I wish we could have a shot at Reiff. McShay: Kansas City Chiefs Trent Richardson*, RB, Alabama This is a best-athlete-available pick. The Chiefs have bigger holes along the interior offensive line and at nose tackle, but even though running back is a low priority in this scenario they can't pass on the chance to get one of the elite players on the board at No. 11 overall. Should they look elsewhere, Memphis DT Dontari Poe would be an option with his ability to shore up the defensive front. Kiper: Kansas City Chiefs * Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College Kuechly came to Indy with concerns about his size. But he weighed in at over 240 pounds, easing some of those concerns, and then shined in workouts, proving the added bulk won't slow him down; a classic case where a guy answers the big questions and solidifies his stock. Romeo Crennel needs linebackers with great instincts who can be physical in the run game, make stops and also get into the backfield when asked. Kuechly is simply a machine, a prototype for what you want in an interior linebacker. I can see the Chiefs looking for a nose tackle, so if Poe is around, that pick makes sense as well.

Scheme fits for Peyton Manning (Matt Williamson)

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Lists the Chiefs as his 2nd best fit among teams, behind the SF 49ers Kansas City Chiefs The Chiefs also would be a great fit. They could release or trade Matt Cassel while using a lot of free-agent and draft assets to improve their already talented roster. Of course, they also get some superb young players, such as Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki, back from injury. As with the 49ers, Manning wouldn't be forced to do as much with the Chiefs as he had been with the Colts. Plus, Kansas City plays in a weak division. Adding Manning should make the team the clear favorite to win the AFC West, if not more. But, without a quarterback of the future on the roster, if Kansas City swings and misses on this acquisition, it could cost it dearly. Cassel is mediocre, and probably always will be, which could make the Chiefs too complacent in terms of finding a replacement or successor. It's time for them to be aggressive.

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The Chiefs will not sign Manning, or any other "ELITE" free agent for that matter

It breaks my heart to see all of my fellow Chiefs fans posting their thoughts on our upcoming free agent additions. As I read each post, it's almost assured that I will come across the same names...

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Most important key to this offseason: Offensive Line

The Chiefs have many areas to address on the team, but none are more pressing than the O-Line. Whether you have Cassel, or potentially an all-pro like Manning, that O-line is going to really cause...

Who would you rather have: Your QB or RG3?

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Love Jason Smith's analysis of KC: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: My mouth waters if I'm a Chiefs fan. With all the talent around him (Dwayne Bowe's contract situation notwithstanding), and to play near the area of the country where he became a star? Heck yes, I go with him instead of Matt Cassel or Kyle Orton or Bill Kenney. Haha, Bill Kenney....

Great article about the key to a successful divorce between legend/team

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Very well written article. This kind of loyalty and respect has diminished over the years, IMHO. With all the talk about Joe Montana in this article, I couldn't help running this question over and over again in my head. We saw Montana leave for the Chiefs, could the same happen with Manning?

Mel Kiper lists top 20 rookies of 2011

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I wasn't sure if we would find a Chief on this list. But after scrolling down the rankings, I found our lone choice: 19. Justin Houston (Chiefs) | Draft Position: 70 He gets some credit because he's another guy who had to convert systems, and played really well down the stretch for an underrated Kansas City defense. With 5.5 sacks in his last five games, he could bust out in 2012. He's nestled between Torrey Smith and Greg Little, which isn't bad company. He's also the 3rd lowest draft choice on the list, which makes him an even greater gem. I'm pretty sure we're all thinking the same thing, this LB corps is going to be really exciting to watch in 2012!

Who will fail to live up to expectations?

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Kansas City Chiefs Odds to win the AFC West: N/A (Thanks, Matt Cassel's ribs.) If you're reading all these pieces and doubting that a team's performance in close games and/or strength of schedule really matter, consider the 2009-10 Kansas City Chiefs. In 2009, the Chiefs were 2-6 in games decided by one score or less. They played the AFC North and NFC East and went 2-6 against them, too. If you ignored those two very important pieces of information, you wouldn't have had any idea what was coming for Todd Haley's team in 2010. Without adding a significant free agent, the Chiefs somehow improved by six games last season, winning the AFC West with a 10-6 record. How did they do that? They started the season with wins in two straight close games, and finished the year 4-2 in games decided by a touchdown or less. The schedule brought them the NFC West, against whom the Chiefs promptly went 4-0. They split four games with the AFC South and beat the two last-place teams they got because of their finish in 2009, the Browns and Bills, by a total of five points. Even though the Chiefs went only 2-4 in their division, a little bit of luck in close games and the mere presence of the NFC West on their calendar was enough to bring them a division title. This stuff matters. Although the Chiefs perennially rank as one of the healthiest teams in football, 2010 was a particularly spotless year for them. Their 22 starters missed a total of only 11 games all season, with the offensive starters combining for just three lost games all season. That's remarkable, and we already know it's not going to happen again in 2011 since starting tight end Tony Moeaki is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the Chiefs' final preseason game. Matt Cassel also reportedly suffered a broken rib in that game, which would push Tyler Palko into the starting lineup for Week 1. Despite Jamaal Charles' grossly outplaying Thomas Jones in every situation imaginable, Jones still got 15 more carries than Charles did during the regular season. It makes sense to give Charles regular rest, but there's no possible explanation for giving Jones more carries than Charles. A 70/30 split between Charles and Jones would make sense. An 80/20 split would be even better. Fifty-fifty is absurd. Even if the Chiefs can avoid the injury bug once the season starts, their schedule is going to be too difficult for them to compete. They get the AFC East and NFC North in town this year, and then face fellow division champions in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis to finish off their out-of-division slate. With the only true weak sister among those 10 opponents — the Bills — set to visit a Cassel-less team in Week 1, how many of those games can you really expect the Chiefs to win? Could they go 0-10 in those games? The huge home-field advantage afforded them by Arrowhead Stadium will help, and they're a young team that should be getting better every season, but the Chiefs aren't going to be competitive in 2011. Best-case scenario: Charles is the second coming of Eric Dickerson, and Cassel's rib injury opens up an opportunity for Tyler Palko to emerge in the same way that Drew Bledsoe's sheared chest gave Tom Brady a chance. Palkomania sweeps the AFC West. Worst-case scenario: Cassel's never healthy, and his interception rate spikes back up after last year's ridiculous 1.6 percent rate. The team starts 0-5 before its bye and then quits on Haley, who gets canned by the end of the year.

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My shame report

5. Whoever made the rule to push kickoffs to the 35 yd line, go to hell. You've taken a critical element away from the game, for no reason whatsoever. They might as well eliminate kickoffs...

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Your Move, Chiefs Fans: Who Should Scott Pioli Target?

I know free agency has not been very exciting for us Kansas City Chiefs fans, but keep your head up. We have many key players who are playing on the last year of their contract this year and I...

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Analyzing what's left of the OT market

News just came out that the Chiefs were in consideration for OT Jammal Brown, who eventually resigned with the Redskins. No surprise that the Chiefs are looking for an OT, but I'm sure Brown wasn't...

WalterFootball gives Chiefs an excellent grade for the FA signing of NT Kelly Gregg

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Chiefs sign NT Kelly Gregg (1 year): A- Grade This is a pretty good signing. Turning 35 in November, Kelly Gregg is not the player he once was, but should still be an effective run stopper. He'll offer a cheap upgrade at nose tackle and keep the seat warm for rookie Jerrell Powe. (I tend to ignore the opinion of this site most of the time due to their ignorance and perceived hatred of the Chiefs for some reason, but this brings them up a notch in my book)

ESPN INSIDER: Analyzing the first post-lockout move for NFL teams

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Kansas City Chiefs -- Sign T Jermon Bushrod The Chiefs ranked 18th in adjusted sack rate in 2010, and don't have much depth at the offensive tackle position. With quarterback Matt Cassel due a $7.5 million option bonus this year, the least the Chiefs can do is protect him better. The best tackle on the free-agent market is Bushrod, who has been protecting Brees' blindside the past two seasons in New Orleans.

Should Tony G. belong with the Top 100 players of 2011?

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Tony Gonzalez: REC 70 YDS 656 AVG 9.4 TDS 6 Do those stats scream #46 on the Top 100 players list of 2011? Should he even belong on the list altogether? Chris Cooley debates this question very well. Is the list simply flooded with popularity votes?

Asamoah in, Waters out?

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The Kansas City Chiefs selected Jon Asamoah in the third round of the 2010 draft with aims on his taking over a starting role on the interior of their offensive line at some point in the future. That future may take place as soon as this fall. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star instructs us that we should not be surprised if Asamoah is promoted into the starting lineup at left guard this season, bumping veteran Brian Waters out. With Asamoah and 2011 draft pick Rodney Hudson in the mix, the interior of the Chiefs' offensive line could be set for the next several seasons. Could Waters possibly become trade bait?

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