1. 6 NFL Teams on a Mission to Rebound from Terrible 2010 Seasons

    Every year, a couple of teams pull themselves out of the dregs of the NFL and compete for division titles and playoff spots...

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  2. Are the Kansas City Chiefs Really the Worst Team in Football?

    So far, Kansas City Chiefs fans have little to celebrate in 2011. Team icon Brian Waters received his release papers. First-round pick Jonathan Baldwin busted his thumb on some part of veteran Thomas Jones...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 2,140 reads 25 comments

  3. Todd Haley: Disheartening Loss to Buffalo Bills Puts Him on Hot Seat

    When I was stationed in Iraq, my sergeant used to say, "You're only as good as your last mistake." After Sunday's game, I felt about like I did back then, waiting outside his office to hear about one of those "mistakes"...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 688 reads 2 comments

  4. Larry Johnson Re-Signs with Miami Dolphins, Indulges Kansas City Pipe Dream

    Five days after "The Ax" visited Larry Johnson in Miami, the Dolphins returned the former Chiefs Pro Bowler to the team roster...

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  5. Peyton Manning Injury: Will Surgery Cause Him to Miss Entire 2011 Season?

    Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts announced Peyton Manning underwent a "single level anterior fusion...

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  6. Why Jacksonville Jaguars Are Wasting Jones-Drew's Talents and Should Trade Him

    All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew should be well acquainted with the word "futility" by now. To date, it's been the hallmark of his career...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 498 reads 9 comments

  7. Fantasy Football 2011: Matt Cassel Will Be a Bust

    Okay, yes, I just wrote an article on how Kansas City will dominate in Sunday's game , and Matt Cassel should factor into that...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 1,143 reads 6 comments

  8. NFL Predictions Week 1: 5 Reasons the Kansas City Chiefs Will Blow out the Bills

    Kansas City Chiefs fans think their team sucks. Is this a true statement or just a random inflammatory remark? As an ardent Chiefs fan, I'm beginning to think my fellow Arrowhead nuts have a serious faith deficiency...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 3,299 reads 22 comments

  9. Chiefs vs. Packers: 5 Players to Watch in Tonight's Preseason Matchup

    After the Kansas City Chiefs ’ 2010 season, their first winning season since 2006, hope sprung eternal for a resurrection of exciting football in the Midwest’s home for jazz and Gates’ BBQ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 389 reads 2 comments

  10. 2011 NFL Predictions: Cincinnati Bengals Set Up Andy Dalton for Failure

    In 2003, the Cincinnati Bengals hit the reset button on their franchise, hoping to turn around a moribund club which had not seen a winning season since 1990...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 507 reads 5 comments

  11. Brandon Siler's Season-Ending Injury Opens Roster Spot with Kansas City Chiefs

    When the Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent Brandon Siler from the San Diego Chargers , they expected he'd bolster their special teams performance and add depth to an already respectable linebacker corps...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 662 reads 7 comments

  12. Kansas City Chiefs and the Right 53: Should Pioli Have Drafted Jonathan Baldwin?

    General manager Scott Pioli started preaching the virtues of the "right 53" upon his arrival in Kansas City. He spoke about chemistry and player development, and the 2010 NFL draft spoke volumes about who that “right 53” were...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 675 reads 2 comments

  13. 5 Future Free Agents Kansas City Chiefs Must Re-Sign Before 2012

    Though Kansas City hasn't even started their second preseason game for 2011, the Chiefs have their hands full preparing for 2012...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 3,180 reads 10 comments

  14. Why Chiefs WR Jonathan Baldwin Won't Make an Impact His Rookie Year

    Last year, a much-improved defense, aggressive rushing attack and a breakout season by receiver Dwayne Bowe brought the Kansas City Chiefs the AFC West division title and a return to relevancy in the NFL ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 667 reads 4 comments

  15. NFL Preseason: 5 Things Kansas City Chiefs Should Have Learned vs. Bucs

    Last Friday should have been a great day. A hickory-infused haze hovered around the I-70/I-435 interchange by 5pm, and “business casual” meant khakis and your faded Derrick Thomas jersey...

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  16. 2011 NFL Free Agency: 5 Targets to Keep Kansas City Chiefs Atop the AFC West

    In any other year the Kansas City Chiefs would be considered to have been mildly active in this year's free agency...

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  17. Randy Moss Retires: How Will History Remember Mercurial All-Pro Receiver?

    Agent Joel Segal has announced this afternoon that one of the most successful and talented receivers in history, Randy Moss , is retiring...

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  18. Breaking Down Kansas City Chiefs' Prospects in 2011 Free Agency: Secondary

    OK, so the linebacker corps doesn't really fit into "secondary" per se, but they are certainly instrumental in coverage packages. Also, I needed to break this thing up into more than two pieces, and this made the most sense...

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  19. NFL Free Agency: Breaking Down the Kansas City Chiefs' Line Prospects

    When I first started this series looking at potential gaps in Kansas City’s lineup and how to fill them in free agency, I didn’t expect to have quite so much to write about in this second piece...

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  20. Kansas City Chiefs: New Management Shines in Shortened Free Agency

    As the NFL neared the end of the 2008 season, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt accepted the resignation of long-time general manager Carl Peterson...

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  21. 2011 NFL Free Agency: Kansas City Chiefs Release Team Icon Brian Waters

    As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for the upcoming season, they'll be doing it without one of the stalwarts of their offensive line. This evening, the Chiefs announced they have released Brian Waters...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 531 reads 6 comments

  22. Kyle Orton Trade Rumors: The Market Remains Cold as Always for This Proven QB

    This is one of the most dynamic times in NFL history when it comes to quarterbacks changing hands, both through trades and free agency...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 755 reads 6 comments

  23. NFL Signings: Carolina Panthers' Abysmal Season No Deterrent as FAs Sign

    The Carolina Panthers have been one of the most active teams in this year's truncated free agency period. Not only has the team locked in their own key players, but have already picked up two new faces from other teams...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 1,201 reads 8 comments

  24. Albert Haynesworth a Player Too Far? New England Patriots Trade for Tackle

    Recent reports have the New England Patriots acquiring Washington Redskins malcontent Albert Haynesworth for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 3 years ago 198 reads 2 comments

  25. Breaking Down Kansas City Chiefs' Prospects in 2011 Free Agency: Skill Positions

    With the NFL back open for business, many teams have hit the ground running in an effort to make up for lost time – four months lost time courtesy of our favorite summer soap opera...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about 3 years ago 1,135 reads 5 comments