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  • The Roster down to 53 -- sort of.  If I had to guess... I think they are shopping for a player here or there and shopping a tight end and possibly an RB.

    What happened was the Chiefs were able to postpone some final decisions. They added a complexity as well and my first item addressed below tells you why. Also the topic of QBs and TEs.

    Didn't think I would look to Mays return with quite so much anticipation -- Sam Sharpe, USA Today Photo

    Right now, moves are still being calculated. Today, the practice squad will be formed. That will iron out details. Keep in mind that following Game 1, Bowe will return to the 53 man roster. Keep in mind as well that after week 4, Stephenson will return to the active…

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  • Thompson's Take: Santos Survives

    Well the kicker battle has been decided. The Kansas City Chiefs have elected to go with undrafted free agent Cairo Santos instead of the most accurate kicker in team history...Ryan Succop. Now it may sound like I am bitter about the Chiefs electing to go with Santos over Succop but that is not the case. Like any Chiefs fan I hate to see Succop go. He has done a lot for our team the past 5 or so years. That being said Santos is a heck of a lot cheaper, and from what I hear he may even have a slight edge over Succop because of how far he can kick it (55-60 yarders not out of the question).This was a very risky move by John Dorsey and company however. I mean you've got to have some kind of balls to go with a rookie over a veteran kicker whose proven himself and his ability to make clutch kicks. If Cairo Santos doesn't work out, John Dorsey would look like the biggest goof in the league. The fact that he's willing to put all that on his shoulders and still go with Santos makes me…

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  • NSLU Weekend Edition: Don't Count That

     No Reversal of the Play: The play must stand as called

    (The One's in the Chiefs vs Vikings game - Photo courtesy of kcchiefs.com)

    I will review it again Monday Morning. In fact this morning you could say, I needed a V-8 to get going myself. All in all though,  you can't reverse the final call -- put it in the book.

    Put in the book also that this was a pre-season game. I will observe, going back to last year, and other years before it, a great fear arose from fandom about how bad the team was going to be. Indeed, this happens all over the NFL. Every year. For many years, I have just chosen to view these as scrimmages and have purposely ignored the results, even to the point of not watching…

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  • YOU'RE A CHAMPION <beatzbydave

    Champions Only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng53Ac2kTZs&list=RDNg53Ac2kTZs&index=1

    Ever go to a Pep Rally before a game? I had quite a scare thinking my written version of one would come out AFTER we beat the Vikes!  I was like hey did the Chiefs play yesterday?  Nope it's on Saturday night (check local listings).  You may be thinking what's wrong with you? Aren't you co-founder/director blah blah blah??? Don't judge.. I work graveyard shifts at a delivery job and sleep during the day so it all blends together. Even calling this a "weekend" blog series makes me chuckle. My day off is Tuesday and I'm campaigning to get Mondays off instead so I…

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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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Thompson's Take: Santos Survives

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Well the kicker battle has been decided. The Kansas City Chiefs have elected to go with…

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Well the kicker battle has been decided. The Kansas City Chiefs have elected to go with undrafted free agent Cairo Santos instead of the most accurate kicker in team history...Ryan Succop. Now it may sound like I am bitter about the Chiefs electing…
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Final Roster Decisions

No Stone Left Unturned(NSLU): If I Had to Guess

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The Roster Waivers has been made down to 53 -- sort…

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The Roster down to 53 -- sort of.  If I had to guess... I think they are shopping for a player here or there and shopping a tight end and possibly an RB.What happened was the Chiefs were able to postpone some final decisions. They added a complexity…
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The Roster down to 53 -- sort of.  If I had to guess... I think they are shopping for a player here or there and shopping a tight end and possibly an RB.What happened was the Chiefs were able to postpone some final decisions. They added a complexity…
Well the kicker battle has been decided. The Kansas City Chiefs have elected to go with undrafted free agent Cairo Santos instead of the most accurate kicker in team history...Ryan Succop. Now it may sound like I am bitter about the Chiefs electing…
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Teope on the roster moves.Presumed here that a deep breath is taken vis a vis 4 QBs and 4 TEs...DavidReactions to Saturday’s roster transactionsBy Herbie Teope+ On August 30, 2014Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Linebacker Nico Johnson (57) tackles V…
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Ryan Succop and Nico Johnson released

Final Cut to 53

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Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL Mandated 53 (from kcchiefs.com) KANSAS CITY, Mo. –…

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Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL Mandated 53 (from kcchiefs.com)KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 17 players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster limit…
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Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL Mandated 53(from kcchiefs.com)KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 17 players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster limit.…
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    OFFENSE WR: Donnie Avery, AJ Jenkins, De'Anthony Thomas LT: Eric Fisher, Ryan Harris LG: Mike McGlynn, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif C: Rodney Hudson, Eric Kush RG: Zach Fulton, Jeff Linkenbach RT: Jeff Allen, Ryan Harris TE: Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce,…

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  • Teope's reaction to the Roster Moves

    Teope on the roster moves. Presumed here that a deep breath is taken vis a vis 4 QBs and 4 TEs...David Reactions to Saturday’s roster transactions By Herbie Teope+ On August 30, 2014 Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Linebacker Nico Johnson (57)…

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  • Final Cut to 53

    Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL Mandated 53 (from kcchiefs.com) KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 17 players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster…

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  • Two Surprises for me: Here it is the Cut to 53

    Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL Mandated 53(from kcchiefs.com)KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced several roster moves on Saturday, including the release of 17 players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 53-man roster limit.…

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  • How the Other Half Lives

    One thing I always check into, and much more deeply since I am also a Pack fan, is what the other pundits, analysts and observers are saying. This is a view from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and will give you an idea of what the Pack is looking…

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  • Tonight is Sorting Out Night

    What to watch for? Sorting it out. I believe both the Chiefs and Pack have to finalize Free Safety. It seems to me, that the Corner situation as far as starters is resolved on the Chiefs but who is behind Cooper and Smith is the important thing to…

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  • Here's where the Chiefs stand this morning

    Waivers and Signings Besides the waivers that have been reported, the Chiefs waived Ben Gottschalk, Chiefs sign Mike McGlynn reported this morning. (Getty Images) McGlynn was waived by the Redskins as they reduced to the 75 man level. McGlynn is…

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  • more waivers

    from Chiefs.com The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has waived three players in order to meet the NFL’s mandated 75 player roster by 3 p.m. today. The league’s final roster cutdown to 53 players must take place before 3 p.m.…

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