Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith enjoyed a fun weekend on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula as he competed in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The NFL just doesn't offer the kind of opportunity afforded by the game of golf at Pebble Beach. Although the Martin/Smith team did not make the cut to play on Sunday, Martin enjoyed spending time with the Chiefs quarterback for the first time.
There are five players who fit into the system of Kansas City, and are also going to help give the extra push to make this an even better season than 2015. The Chiefs could potentially lose Eric Berry to free agency, so Eric Weddle may be a perfect fit for the Kansas City Chiefs. Weddle will be turning 31 years old, so age may be playing a factor, but he brings a physical presence that would be welcomed in the Chiefs lineup.
Quarterback Peyton Manning left the Indianapolis Colts for the Denver Broncos in 2012, and in seven tries leading up to the evening of November 15, 2015, he beat the Chiefs every time. But this was no regular division game. Manning faced history this time around. With 4 yards passing, he would become the all-time NFL passing leader, passing Brett Favre's record of 71,838.
Richardson was an All-Pro receiver for the Baltimore Colts and their leading pass-catcher in Super Bowl III, when the Jets otherwise stymied their offense in a huge upset victory. Back in 2010, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the third overall pick in the draft. They needed a defensive tackle, and they got one in Gerald McCoy -- who's since turned into one of the very best at his position... It is still a long time until draft day, but speculation still abounds regarding what the Cowboys will do at #4 and beyond.
The Chiefs were ninth in scoring last season, but only because they scored six defensive touchdowns and the offense was given excellent field position numerous times because of turnovers. The Chiefs were so inept defensively that Andy Reid had the Chiefs milking the clock despite a sizable deficit in the fourth quarter because he didn't want to give the ball back to the Patriots.
The offensive line, despite years of re-tooling, remains in flux for the New York Giants . How does, however, check off some of the boxes in terms of the type of players the Giants generally look for in free agency. The Kansas City Star said that Allen " brought experience and nastiness to the offensive line" and pointed out that Kansas City went 11-1 with him in the lineup last season. Here is a little more about the type of player Allen is .
A Philadelphia Eagles player has been released which means it's time for us to wonder if Andy Reid wants to reunite with one of his old pals (as we did with S Nate Allen , who re-upped in Oakland ). The Eagles this week released WR Riley Cooper , who was a 2010 fifth round pick when Andy Reid was in Philly. Cooper is three years removed from a pretty good season with the Eagles but is coming off a bad season with just 21 catches. Do the Chiefs need a receiver?
The 2016 NFL Draft is also approaching, which is big in KC Chiefs news as well. After starting the season with a measly 1-5 record, the Chiefs pulled themselves together and won ten straight games to end the season. If the defense can continue to stay as dominant as it was in 2015 (minus the Patriots game), the 2016 Chiefs have a great shot at contending for the Super Bowl.
Wearing a Royals cap, former Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Ryan Lilja once again stood in the spotlight on Tuesday night at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, his alma mater. "At the end of the day, the rings and the golden balls are pretty cool and I'm honored to be a part of a couple of these 50 Super Bowl teams, but it's all about the process and the journey," Lilja said.
There are a lot of unwritten rules when it comes to writing about football (ironic, no? By the end of the season, the Chiefs we good enough to destroy a "meh" playoff team in the Texans and make the Patriots sweat at Foxboro despite missing their most important players. The defense, as constructed, is capable of playing with the best in the league.
NFL Network and NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison pens the rankings for the league website. 'The 10-game win streak to end the regular season was awesome,' wrote Harrison. Still, nice season, #ChiefsKingdom ' Only three AFC teams rank ahead of the Chiefs according to Harrison-the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 6), the New England Patriots (No. 3) and the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos (No. 1). The Chiefs finished 2015 with an 11-5 record and the fifth seed in the AFC.
The lack of touchdowns from the receiver position was a national storyline that followed the Chiefs up until the point in which Maclin was signed, and after his first season-one that saw his second career season of 1,000-plus yards with 8 touchdowns-that storyline now seems like a distant memory. Shortly after saying it was the perfect situation, Maclin also said he was here to help take the Chiefs to the next level. It's fair to say both of those statements have proven to be accurate. Maclin stepped in and produced the way general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid expected him to when he signed that deal.