1. 2011 NFL Free Agency: Four Mistakes Kansas City Chiefs Must Avoid

    After four months of debate, deliberation and no small amount of drama, the longest work stoppage in NFL history is finally over. Draft pick signing, free agency, trades and training camps are now only days away...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about 3 years ago 2,893 reads 4 comments

  2. Kansas City Chiefs Miss out on Backup QB as Chad Pennington Sits out 2011

    With a glimmer of hope showing in the ongoing labor talks between the owners and players, fans and coaches alike can start getting excited about this year's upcoming free agency...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about 3 years ago 486 reads 6 comments

  3. 2011 NFL Draft: Day 3 Gems to Complete Kansas City Chiefs' Draft Class

    As the 2011 NFL Draft enters its third and final day, the importance of each pick seems to have waned. The selection clock, once at 10 minutes for the first round, has been halved as teams evaluate their options and entertain trade offers...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 773 reads 3 comments

  4. 2011 NFL Draft Results: Chiefs Continue to Address Needs, Pick Rodney Hudson

    Every season, each team enters the NFL Draft with "holes" in their lineups—positions where a starter has retired, left the team, or maybe just didn't do the job their coaches had hoped they would...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  5. 2011 NFL Draft Results: Arizona Cardinals Pass on Quarterback for Ryan Williams

    I wrote yesterday on how the Cardinals needed to address their quarterback position if they wanted to hold on to Larry Fitzgerald after the 2011 season...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 230 reads 0 comments

  6. 2011 NFL Draft Results: Chiefs Trade Down, Address Receiver Issues with Baldwin

    General Manager Scott Pioli accomplished two important tasks in tonight's opening round of the 2011 NFL Draft. First, he added another quality pick to Kansas City's stockpile...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 174 reads 0 comments

  7. 2011 NFL Draft: Falcons Sell the Farm, Make Monster Trade to Land Julio Jones

    The Atlanta Falcons could not be more committed to winning big in 2011. Despite having the 27th selection in the 2011, the Falcons traded up to the sixth overall pick to select Alabama wideout Julio Jones...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 432 reads 0 comments

  8. 2011 NFL Draft Results: Bengals Make Statement with Draft Pick A.J. Green

    With the third pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select A.J. Green, wide receiver, Georgia. Beyond selecting a solid receiver, Cincinnati has made a statement about the future of their team...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 915 reads 4 comments

  9. NFL Draft 2011: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Board Projection, Round One

    Five days remain before the biggest off-season event for any sport kicks off. Draft prospects will sit on stage and football nuts the world over will glue themselves to their TV, ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 716 reads 0 comments

  10. NFL Draft 2011: Top of the Draft Could Bring Larry Fitzgerald to Kansas City

    Okay, I know I seem to have a thing with Larry Fitzgerald playing for the Chiefs. I wrote an article last October on how Kansas City should broker a trade with Arizona for their star wide receiver...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 614 reads 5 comments

  11. NFL Lockout Cease and Desist Ruling Upheld

    Throughout this whole offseason, something has just not seemed right. The NFL has been operating like a child pretending he didn't notice the broken lamp until his parents ask what ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  12. Kansas City Chiefs Should Not Draft Replacement for Branden Albert

    For two years now, numerous Chiefs fans, followers, and pundits have spoken of the wisdom in drafting a replacement for starting left tackle Branden Albert...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 365 reads 5 comments

  13. Super Bowl 2011: Clash of the Titans as Packers, Steelers Bring Defensive Battle

    Defense wins championships. It's an often, arguably overused phrase to try bringing some sort of sense and formula to how a team can align themselves for a shot at the Lombardi Trophy...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 3 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  14. Kansas City Chiefs' Playoff Hopes: Can They Survive Matt Cassel's Appendectomy?

    Hope abounds in Kansas City for a shot at the AFC West title and playoff berth, their first in years. Everything seems to be coming together for the Chiefs . Their passing game has found some teeth...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 504 reads 14 comments

  15. Chiefs Playoff Hopes Thrive After Wins in Kansas City, San Diego

    Christmas came a little early for Kansas City Chiefs fans this year. Despite a division-leading 7-4 record, the Chiefs have been anything but favorites to make the playoffs...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 781 reads 6 comments

  16. Kansas City Chiefs vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Chiefs Earn Win on Perfect Day

    These are the types of weekends I live for, and the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars was just the icing on the cake. First off, I'm home from Africa for a few weeks to spend some time with my family...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 1,683 reads 8 comments

  17. Kansas City Chiefs Overcome Bad Call, Hold Jacksonville to a Field Goal at Half

    The Kansas City Chiefs have come out strong on both sides of the ball in today's match-up. By halftime, the Chiefs have racked up 146 rushing yards, highlighted by a Thomas Jones 70-yard breakaway to start the game...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 621 reads 1 comments

  18. Missouri Tigers Look To Get Monkey Off Their Back, Lead Sooners 36-21 in Fourth

    The last couple years have been difficult for Missouri fans, and no games have been harder to watch than the Tigers/Sooners games. 2007 was particularly painful, as the Tigers watched their shot at a BCS bowl crumble in the Big 12 Championship...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  19. NFL Tight Ends Taking Lumps: Dallas Clark and Jermichael Finley Out for Season

    Modern football's tight end is one of the most versatile players on the football field. There was a time when tight ends were little more than an additional blocker who would roll out in the flat at the goal line...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 296 reads 0 comments

  20. Chiefs vs. Texans: Kansas City Chiefs Play Strong, But Collapse in Fourth

    A Tale of Two Cities opens with "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." Kansas City 's game against Houston could easily be described the same way. On the surface, the Chiefs were firing on all pistons...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 1,212 reads 43 comments

  21. Upset Alert: Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams Bucking the Odds at Halftime

    There's still a lot of football to be played this afternoon, but so far it's a great day to be a fan in Missouri. Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams combined for five wins on the season...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 333 reads 0 comments

  22. Raiders Vs. 49ers: Dysfunction Collides in Battle of the Bay

    It must be terribly sad to be a football fan in Northern California. The better part of the last decade has provided Bay Area fans with a front-row seat to what "ineptitude" really means, both on and off the field...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 805 reads 14 comments

  23. Kansas City Chiefs Brokering Trade for Larry Fitzgerald Makes Sense

    Trading a high draft pick for an accomplished veteran is something good teams do. Teams on the verge of a deep playoff run and a serious shot at the Lombardi Trophy. Teams with 10 combined wins in the last three years generally don't qualify...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 6,439 reads 34 comments

  24. Chiefs-Colts: Injuries Might Make Victory in Indianapolis More Than a Pipe Dream

    There is no way Kansas City can beat the defending AFC champion Colts on Sunday. Uh-huh. There was no way the Bismarck or Titanic could be sunk, either...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 677 reads 3 comments

  25. Kansas City Chiefs Stuff the Run for Third Straight Week

    The last three weeks have been quite a wild ride for Chiefs fans. Pulling ahead in the AFC West to a 3-0 record, Kansas City has now beaten two projected playoff teams...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 439 reads 7 comments