1. New York-Tennessee Taking It Personal: Penalties Pile Up in Week 3 Matchup

    There are many things to take away from today's game between the New York Giants and Tennessee Titans. Quarterback Vince Young has made some excellent throws, threading passes into coverage in the third quarter especially...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 292 reads 1 comments

  2. NFL Playoff Hopefuls Look to Build Momentum Following Week 1 Disaster

    What a difference one week makes. Every season brings its own surprises, none more so than the first week of the season. Perennial losers upset playoff teams, and some player comes out in grand fashion...

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  3. Style Without Substance: Have the Kansas City Chiefs Really Improved from 2009?

    Ladies and gentlemen, our time has come. After years of sitting at the bottom of the league like the two-inch layer of grime in your kitchen wastebasket, the Kansas City Chiefs have elevated back into the upper echelons of the NFL...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 462 reads 57 comments

  4. Move Over Rodney Dangerfield: Kansas City Chiefs Get No Respect After Upset Win

    (Author's Note: The joys of being deployed mean sometimes you have Internet, and sometimes, well...) Since writing this article, Peter King of Sports Illustrated has written an article about Kansas City that is headlining SI's webpage...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about almost 4 years ago 457 reads 9 comments

  5. Oakland Raiders Turn Corner in 2010

    "Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations," Sir Richard Steele. Well, if that's true, the Oakland fans had better listen up. Because first off, I’m a Raider Hater...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about 4 years ago 2,140 reads 65 comments

  6. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: The Estes Edition (Patent Pending)

    31 cities across the U.S. are virtually twitching as Thursday evening approaches. The last few months of off-season preparation, trade rumors, free agent signings have all come down to a three-day frenzy that has become the NFL Draft...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 351 reads 1 comments

  7. Charlie Whitehurst Trade Provides Insight into Seahawks' Draft Intentions

    Seattle's recent trade with San Diego for quarterback Charlie Whitehurst should have been relatively innocuous...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 2,099 reads 11 comments

  8. Kansas City Chiefs Putting the Pieces Together in Offseason

    Never let it be said I'm above eating my own words. Three days after I laid into the Chiefs for their lack of activity in free agency's opening days, Kansas City launched into a spending spree both sensible and aggressive...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 1,080 reads 2 comments

  9. Did Minnesota Flub Favre's Return by Not Signing LaDainian Tomlinson?

    The New York Jets signed longtime Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to a two-year deal on Sunday. Tomlinson, a fierce competitor and one of the most stand-up guys in the NFL, ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 1,817 reads 12 comments

  10. Kansas City Chiefs Free Agency Hype Falls Short

    The saying about March is "In like a lion, out like a lamb." That may be true for the weather in some places, but if we were instead talking about free agency in Kansas City, most fans would ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 1,821 reads 10 comments

  11. 2010 NFL Draft: Featured Columnist Mock—Kansas City Chiefs Select...

    "It’s like déjà vu, all over again." In the 2009 NFL draft, Kansas City had nearly every option available as they sat with the third pick...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 2,993 reads 13 comments

  12. Who Dat? Saints Super Bowl Team Led by Unknowns

    Who dat? It's a chant echoing in the clubs on Bourbon Street. It resounds throughout the French Quarter, down in the Ninth Ward and out on the Bayou...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 254 reads 2 comments

  13. Super Bowl XLIV: Hometown Product Tracy Porter Sprints To Super Bowl Immortality

    Super Bowl XLIV has come to a close, and history has been made. The Saints up by seven and three minutes away from their first Super Bowl championship, and a Louisiana native is the one to bring it home...

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  14. Super Bowl XLIV: Colts Pound The Rock With Joseph Addai

    The Indianapolis Colts may be Peyton Manning's team, but so far their hopes of raising the Lombardi Trophy this year are riding on the shoulders of Joseph Addai...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 101 reads 0 comments

  15. Super Bowl XLIV: Saints Onside Kick One of Gutsiest Calls Ever

    Never let it be said Sean Payton is a "conventional" coach. With less than two minutes left in the first half and sitting at the Indianapolis 1, the Saints elect to run the ball twice...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 920 reads 11 comments

  16. The Who at Halftime: NFL Takes the Safe Road in Super Bowl XLIV

    There are three major pieces to the entertainment fiasco that is the Super Bowl: the game, the commercials and the halftime show...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 1,308 reads 27 comments

  17. Super Bowl XLIV: Hunt Legacy Continues As Brian Waters Named Man Of The Year

    Sports mogul. Entrepreneurial visionary. Founder. These are just a handful of the words to describe the Kansas City Chiefs's founder, the late Lamar Hunt...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 134 reads 1 comments

  18. Super Bowl XLIV: Chiefs Players To Hoist Lombardi Trophy

    Okay, so the headline is a bit misleading. However, Sunday night, at least one Chiefs player will raise that beautiful sterling silver football high in Miami. Unfortunately, he'll be doing it while wearing another team's uniform...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 427 reads 1 comments

  19. Stellar Coaching Staff To Lead Chiefs in 2010

    24 Super Bowl rings. 24 bright and shiny (if somewhat gaudy) pieces of bling, enough to wear one on each finger and toe, with a pair left to hang on a chain off your ears and two more to give away for Christmas...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 714 reads 1 comments

  20. 2010 NFL Draft: Quarterbacking the Draft

    The days of the "Defense Wins Championships" cliché are over. The king is dead; long live the king. And what is it, then, that now governs the NFL? That would be the passing game, with the ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 542 reads 0 comments

  21. Pendergast's Departure Opens Door for Hall Of Famer Thomas

    The Ax has made another visit to Kansas City. This time, it finished the job it started with the hiring of Romeo Crennel, with the dismissal of Clancy Pendergast...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 307 reads 7 comments

  22. Chan Gailey: Head Coach Brings What Buffalo Bills Needs

    Of all the coaches in all the teams in all the world, the Bills pick Chan Gailey. While Gailey lacks the glamour of Mike Shanahan or Jon Gruden—let alone Bill Cowher—he is, contrary ...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 594 reads 3 comments

  23. Tim Tebow: Going Out on a Limb to Make His Case

    "...And with the 68th pick of the 2010 draft, Kansas City selects Tim Tebow, quarterback, Florida." "Why on Earth should the Chiefs make such a crazy pick like this?" is probably what most of you reading this are thinking right now...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 1,141 reads 15 comments

  24. Five Players to Make Romeo Crennel Successful in 2010

    Romeo Crennel will already have his hands full by becoming Kansas City's defensive coordinator as he attempts revitalize a squad which surrendered a 29th ranked 26.5 points per game...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 5,762 reads 17 comments

  25. Chiefs Staff Could See More Changes As Coaching Carousel Spins

    Ever since the end of the 2008, Kansas City has been in a constant state of flux in regards to their coaching staff. Since the first kickoff of the 2009 preseason to today, the Chiefs have demoted or parted ways with four of their coaches...

    Derek Estes Written by Derek Estes about over 4 years ago 695 reads 7 comments