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  • (all for one again: REMEMBER? Photo courtesy of kcchiefs.com)

    Having my say tonight.

    Offenses v defenses. the offense trails due to complexity and timing almost always. I gave as good a view of panther game as I could. I called myself for my own possible Wowsa vis a vis Avery. I did not include him as the #2 below, but he is that until he is not.

    I have seen moments of brilliance and we still have WRs nursing injuries, one who is a big muscled receiver with NFL experience, and three young guys likely who appear to possession the talent and skill to be dependable. If that is all we get? That is better than 2013 and yes, let's give Avery his experience due. With our Tight Ends, Even Avery will get open.

    Yes, I said we have to watch because…

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  • For post game, I want to first focus on what the break downs were. I will do so. 

    Also though, the highlights need to be noted:

    1. Rookie QB Aaron Murray to Essentially a Rookie Travis Kelce TD. Kelce in Beast Most. Watch the Video Kelce in Beast Mode.

    2. Frankie Hammond's catch from Chase Daniel was negated by an offensive Holding Call. The Guy makes the catch, two cuts, changes speeds for a big bunch of yards into the red zone -- Negated.

    (Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs)

    Daniel, who only saw that single series, had it all whiffed by the holding penalty. Still, He hit Frankie perfectly, and in traffic, Hammond makes at least three moves…

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  • A simplified view of what is a complex task

    Smith and Reid

    As we approach the second pre-season game tomorrow night in prime-time, I thought this might be the time to look at what the Chiefs are looking at when players are on the field. First of all, I think we will see much of what the starting line up looks like through the first quarter. The Chiefs will mix and match twos into the mix, working to see what works, what doesn't and how the players work together, both on offense and defense. We…

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  • NSLU SPECIAL: Tie a "Bowe" Around the Media Circus

    NSLU: No Stone Left Unturned

    When I look to addressing the Chiefs and Players, I hearken back to the men who took the field in the 1960s and apply the "white hat" standard.

    What does this mean?

    Does the player perform at a high level with intensity?

    Does the player work hard during the off-season?

    Does the player fit the theme of integrity of the player community on the roster?

    Does the player fit the "white hat" theme in public?

    Is the player a benefit to other players in the clubhouse?

    In other words, is this a man who wakes up in the morning, takes a peak in the mirror before starting the day while he positions the white hat on his head?

    Look: I am not an insider, but I see these men in public and follow the Chiefs closely.I see what they say in various public venues, and it is easy to discern their public Persona. So What about Bowe? In 2009, he had a 4 game suspension for using PED's. In…

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  • I have talked about many things Chiefs these past 5 weeks, but today I wanted to focus solely on the man that organizes it all. I shouldn't say "it all" because he would be the first to tell you he has plenty of good qualified help...but he was a huge part in that first year turn around. This article is dedicated to telling you why the Chiefs will not be a "one hit wonder". We will be a good football team for as long as big red is coaching us. Say what you will about Andy Reid, but he does know how to build winning football teams...has he had a rough year or two mixed in there? Sure. He has coached for 17 years, any coach that coaches for 17 years is bound to have a rough year...but he has always made sure that his teams bounce back. A majority of Chiefs Kingdom is as happy with Reid as I am, but I know there are those few that will give me reasons as to why Reid is not the answer...there always are; so what I'm going to do is address the main points I hear being complained…

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  • Stone by Stone: The Dog Front -- Put It In the Book!

    Stone by Stone: Put it in the Book 8/12 (NSLU- No Stone Left Unturned)

    So first off, a bit of fun: The Wolf Concert in Sweatshirts and an Icy Experience

    Dorsey's Standard Sweat (now I have to find Ron Wolf in a Sweatshirt)

    Ted Thompson too?

    John Schneider…

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  • Stone by Stone: A Balanced Assessment

    (NSLU)

    Andy Reid (courtesy of kcchiefs.com)

    This week's column was something that I struggled to write. The Chiefs had a pre-season game victory that was an important kick-start to having the players believe they could win. I like that. Beyond that however, the play in the game illuminated areas of concern and things I was looking for a greater amount of feedback from the coaches on how they were going to address what must be their concern also.

    I will end with positives and focus first on the negatives and I am keeping in mind, the guys who are considered starters, had limited or no action.

    The Chiefs Defense Gave Up Yards and Yards

    By the time you get to pre-season, you are looking to sort out 90 men and get to 61.…

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  • First of all Chiefs fan, loyal readers, as well as Dave Boucher, my apologies for not getting a blog in last week as I was caught up all day. Enough of that...let's talk Chiefs; specifically let's talk John Dorsey's draft picks. The last 2 years John Dorsey has drafted Eric Fisher, Knile Davis, Sanders Commings, Travis Kelce, Nico Johnson, Eric Kush, Braden Wilson, Mike Catapano, Dee Ford, Phillip Gaines, DeAnthony Thomas (DAT), Aaron Murray, Zach Fulton, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. That's a mouthful of names but the remarkable thing is...a majority of those guys are either key parts of the team or showing promise of helping this team down the road. In our first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals I noticed Travis Kelce can virtually be another receiver if he stays healthy...and that right there is the key. Kelce will be a HUGE threat in an Andy Reid offense if he can find ways to be on the field. He's fast, strong, willing, and usually has fairly solid hands despite…

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  • Big question came to mind: When does the 2014 season opener get here? -- No patience at all

    Practice Impressions

    More of the same same for Saturday. Ah-hum.{or is it, fee, fi, fo, fum?) So guess what happened? - Guys out with Hamstrings(mostly tweaks, and they are held out with a purpose) Not practicing with Hamstrings are: WR Jenkins, WR Harrison, WR Hemingway, RB West, DL Cudjo. All hamstrings.

    hard hitting Prep-work - photo courtesy of kcchiefs.com

    The receiver corp has taken the hit with hamstrings. The Secondary lost Commings and went to the "get-a-guy" agency(that's Ledo the guide, leading around a…

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  • The Rake

    http://www.criterion.com/films/621-hamlet photo credit from the 1948 Olivier Film--Are you there counselor?

    The Chiefs have had injuries but until Wednesday, nothing that would raise much of an eyebrow. It is always a concern when a player has to be carted from the field. This has included numerous and assundry trips. Eric Berry's injury is a concern because it will hold him out 2 or 3 days , perhaps a bit more. But most of the other guys have hit the field again and the thumping in practice continues.

    To be truthful, The Chiefs are an improved team. This is my "Overround" * and I am sticking with it, or, my battle with the French Perfume Shop**, or am I "traipsing on the Uncut hair…

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Not making a judgement here(except this may be a good thing, see my comments about the upside, but 15 pro games, essentially a 2nd year player). If Johnson lost out to Fulton, and with the other linemen in house who could play guard(Kush, Hudson, Li…
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All,Joe Mays must have wrist surgery. The LB crew just subtracted the 4th most capable and a good match up with DJ inside. Dang it, this hurts because everything was looking so solid. Mauga and Nico Johnson are next in line according to the depth ch…
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(all for one again: REMEMBER? Photo courtesy of kcchiefs.com)Having my say tonight.Offenses v defenses. the offense trails due to complexity and timing almost always. I gave as good a view of panther game as I could. I called myself for my own possi…
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Stone by Stone: Put it in the Book 8/12 (NSLU- No Stone Left Unturned)
So first off, a bit of fun: The Wolf Concert in Sweatshirts and an Icy Experience
Dorsey's Standard Sweat (now I have to find Ron Wolf in a Sweatshirt)
Ted Thompson too?
John Sch…
David posted a blog post
For post game, I want to first focus on what the break downs were. I will do so. Also though, the highlights need to be noted:1. Rookie QB Aaron Murray to Essentially a Rookie Travis Kelce TD. Kelce in Beast Most. Watch the Video Kelce in Beast Mode…
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Stone by Stone: Put it in the Book 8/12 (NSLU- No Stone Left Unturned)
So first off, a bit of fun: The Wolf Concert in Sweatshirts and an Icy Experience
Dorsey's Standard Sweat (now I have to find Ron Wolf in a Sweatshirt)
Ted Thompson too?
John Sch…
David posted a discussion
I think the WR competition and the hill to climb for those on the bubble is getting steeper each day. Wilson's play is one reason why. Kyle Williams is another. Wilson can set up out of the slot, inside, and outside and he is one of those players wh…
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The Dog Days of the Dog Front -- here is an AP Piece on the Chief's version of the NASCAR. Chiefs hope pass-rush package will pay offAPST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of wh…
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A simplified view of what is a complex taskSmith and ReidAs we approach the second pre-season game tomorrow night in prime-time, I thought this might be the time to look at what the Chiefs are looking at when players are on the field. First of all,…
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Okay, got a couple of things: Berry is out with the heel, DeVito is still out. Bowe has problems with his finger, a la, Reid noted that he could still work out, but it gave him difficult catching the ball. Yeah.
Young guys will g…
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