1. Kansas City Chiefs-New York Giants: Three Key Matchups

    After at least appearing to be competitive in their first two games, the Chiefs (0-3) return to Kansas City after a crushing defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles in Week Three...

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  2. Todd Haley and the Chiefs: Learning Bad Habits

    What makes for better front office management in the NFL? Does success stream to those who are impulsive, gutsy, and spontaneous, or formulaic, cautionary, and evaluative? The answer resembles ...

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  3. Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Philadelphia Eagles: From Bad To Worse

    Michael Vick was anything but incredible.  The plethora of wildcat plays thrown at Kansas City yielded minimal results.  Everything that was hyped going into this game was a nonfactor...

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  4. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Three Key Matchups

    Coaches in the NFL don’t care if a win is ugly, a win is a win. Right now the Kansas City Chiefs wouldn’t care if their win resembled a three-eyed mountain goat with a unibrow, but ...

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  5. Chiefs Do Everything Wrong In a Game Where Little Needed To Go Right

    Everything for which the Chiefs could be praised in Week One disappeared in Week Two. Instead of zero turnovers, the Chiefs committed two. Instead of three penalties, the team had nine for a typically Raider-esque 70 yards...

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  6. Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Radiers: Three Key Matchups

    Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Week Two Key Matchups Chief’s 3-4 Defense vs. Oakland’s Three-Headed Monster: Outside of the extreme (i.e. Adrian Peterson), NFL teams are shifting to a multi-back approach...

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  7. Bobby Wade: Chiefs Hoping For a Return On The Investment

    “Where everybody knows your name” doesn’t apply to the Chiefs right now. With all of the changes surrounding the 2009 Kansas City Chiefs a familiar face is a rarity...

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  8. Floyd Mayweather: Securing a Legacy

    I once had a boxing journalist tell me that the sport only has to storylines. 1. The newcomer looking to climb the ranks and emerge as the greatest by defeating all od the established knowns...

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  9. Matt Cassel's Injury Recovery: A Rebuttal to Stating the Obvious

    The sky is blue, grass is green, and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel’s injured leg looks better today than it did last week. Of course his leg looks better. You know what heals injuries? Time does...

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  10. Kansas City Chiefs: Resilient Losers Begin to Form a Winning Identity

    Commentators had very little positive to say about the Kansas City Chiefs prior to their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, but after a hard fought game, which the Chiefs were in until the end, people may have to rethink what to expect of this team...

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  11. The Glass Half Full: An Optimists Look at Week 1 For Kansas City

    “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out...

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  12. Righting The Ship: Norman And Walker Can Fill Key Holes On O-Line

    If a ship’s sinking it’s probably because of a hole in the hull. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that if there’s a hole in the ship, you plug it...

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  13. Kansas City Chiefs in the Dark After Winless Preseason: What Can a Fan Look To?

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s a long, dark tunnel. Preseason records hardly provide a Nostradamus like prediction of a team’s potential success in the regular season...

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  14. Scott Pioli Gives Todd Haley New Tools...Anquan Boldin a Chief?

    Trade rumors elicit similar sentiments to smoke-filled backroom politics. Both may have only a fraction of truth, but like a brutal train wreck, it’s nearly impossible to look away...

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  15. Pioli, Haley, and Kansas City Debate Who Goes Where

    The average fan finds the preseason to be utterly meaningless. For a handful of athletes in the camp of every NFL team the preseason is the stage for a ferocious, intense battle...

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  16. Todd Haley and Chan Gailey: Still Throwing It Around, but Not Out of the Pistol

    Smash-mouth, back to the basics, “Marty-ball,” (circa Schottenheimer success), are all nicknames for a commitment to the ground game. When a team has a high-priced first-round draft pick at running back this commitment is hard to escape...

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  17. Who's In and Who's Out for the Kansas City Chiefs?

    When shopping for produce people want their food to be fresh. If shopping for wine age is desired. When building a football team it is wise to invest in both the fresh and young, and the old and wise...

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  18. Theory on Randomness: Shout Out to the Kansas City Chiefs from Raiderland

    Somewhere between the black hole of Oakland and the Charger enthusiasm of San Diego there is a glimpse of red. Being a Chiefs fan in California I never hear the end of it. The taunts and jabs of my friends are relentless...

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  19. The Wonder Years: The 1997 Chiefs Make History (Kind Of)

    It was the season of false hopes, and my devotion flourished despite crushing disappointment. The Chiefs boasted one of the winningest records of any team in the '90s, but playoff success had not come...

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  20. NFL Combine: Climbing The Ranks at The Tight End Position

    Despite going to a football factory in USC, David Buehler has emerged from obscurity by blowing up the NFL Draft Combine. An impressive 25 reps on the bench press makes him the fourth-strongest tight end in this year’s draft...

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  21. NFL Draft: How Tony Gonzalez Can Play a Role in This Year's Draft

    Tony Gonzalez will probably stay in Kansas City. One would think that the all-time leader in career yards, touchdowns, and receptions for tight ends would warrant greater interest than a third-round draft pick...

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  22. NFL Draft: Give the Enemy a Hand

    While there is a shortage of talent on the Oakland and Kansas City rosters, there is no shortage of bad blood between the two teams...

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  23. Hey Scott, What Have We Got!?

    While many feel that Barack Obama is soon to inherit the most challenging job in America, there are many loyal fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who understand what Scott Pioli is stepping into...

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  24. The Jew of Tomorrow (or Where is the Sandy Koufax of the NFL?)

    In what can only be a poorly veiled homage to the many Jewish athletes of the NFL, the end of the NFL regular season coincided with the last night of Hanukkah...

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  25. AFC and NFC Championships to Take Place Week 16?

    I didn't get the memo, but did the playoffs start two weeks ago? Where did the wild card and divisional rounds go? Week 15 provides us what are labeled by many to be likely previews of both the AFC and NFC championship games...

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