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Do The Chiefs Already Have Another Tony Gonzalez?

Tony+Gonzalez+Denver+Broncos+v+Kansas+City+bW6hmIBt1HJlI remember the days of TG catching everything all over the field. He was magnificent, a true revolution to the TE position. So when trade talks were rumored that Tony could come back to Kansas City, I was truly hopeful they could find a way. Knowing this was imposable considering Atlanta would want far to much for him I was not all that surprised when the time came and then went with no deal done. Once the disappointment came and went, I started to think if KC fans would ever see another TE that could remotely fit the position that Gonzalez left behind, and I think I may have found him.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying if the Chiefs did this all things would be fixed. If they tried this it could potentially be a massive flop and you could be calling me an epic idiot after it all went terribly wrong. With that being said I think there’s a gigantic opportunity on this roster that the Chiefs are not taking advantage of. A opportunity that would not only solve a few problems with the offense but make this player finally show us why they pay him so much.

Who is this player? Well how about Dwayne Bowe? Bowe you say… Yes Bowe! So far this season he has not produced for this offense. Why you say? Well Alex Smith is the answer to that question. No, No, No, I’m not talking trash on Smith. I think he has been a fantastic fit for this offense. Problem is Bowe is big and slow which makes him an easy cover assignment for almost any NFL corner. He is not fast on his breaks and route running is not that crisp and clean and when he does run a fantastic route the corner can almost always catch right back up with him. Bowe is a type of WR you throw to his back shoulder, or up in the air and let him fight for it. Here lies the problem with Smith as his QB. Smith will not do any of that, he will not throw to Bowe unless he is completely open. How many times have you seen Bowe jump for a ball this season? ZERO!!!

nfl_g_bowe_600So here is my bold suggestion to Andy Reid, and he would probably will tell me I am completely nuts!
….If so he can give me a call, I would love to talk to Big Red!

Anyways…

I say why not set Bowe up as the second TE? It is no secret that Andy Reid loves to run the two TE set, so why not allow Bowe to set up on the weak side as that guy? Bowe is tall (6′ 2″) and big (221lbs) and we have seen this year he can block fairly well. He would also be a nightmare for any NFL linebacker to try to cover. With Bowe’s size and ball skill he could work the middle of the field like no one has seen. Well, since Tony Gonzalez… but maybe, just maybe he could be even better then TG in that position.

The Chiefs revolutionized the TE position with a former basketball player Tony Gonzalez, could they do it again with a WR turned TE with Bowe?

 

 

 

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AFC West gets some love with NFL Networks Top 100 Players of 2013

NFL Networks Top 100 Players of 2013 has been released and the AFC West is getting some love with 10 players. 5 Kansas City Chiefs, 4 Denver Broncos and 1 San Diego Charger have been selected by fellow NFL players to the list. Comment below and tell us what you think of the list.

#2 Peyton Manning

manning#18 QB – 6′ 5″ – 230 lbs – Denver Broncos
Born: Mar 24, 1976 in New Orleans, LA (Age: 37)
Drafted 1998: 1st Rnd, 1st by IND
Experience: 16 years
College: Tennessee

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#9 Von Miller

Von+Miller+Kansas+City+Chiefs+v+Denver+Broncos+IJCg_SyaZrIx#58 LB – 6′ 3″ – 250 lbs – Denver Broncos
Born: Mar 26, 1989 in Dallas, TX (Age: 24)
Drafted 2011: 1st Rnd, 2nd by DEN
Experience: 3 years
College: Texas A&M

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#20 Jamaal Charles

Jamaal-Charles-stiff-arming-USP#25 RB – 5′ 11″ – 199 lbs – Kansas City Chiefs
Born: Dec 27, 1986 in Port Arthur, TX (Age: 26)
Drafted 2008: 3rd Rnd, 73rd by KC
Experience: 6 years
College: Texas

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#49 Justin Houston

Baltimore Ravens v Kansas City Chiefs#50 LB –  6′ 3″ – 258 lbs –  Kansas City Chiefs

Born: Jan 12, 1989 in Chico, CA (Age: 24)
Drafted 2011: 3rd Rnd, 70th by KC
Experience: 3 years
College: Georgia

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#53 Champ Bailey

champ bailey#24 CB – 6′ 0″ – 192 lbs – Denver Broncos
Born: Jun 22, 1978 in Folkston, GA (Age: 34)
Drafted 1999: 1st Rnd, 7th by WSH
Experience: 15 years
College: Georgia

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#59 Derrick Johnson

derrick johnson#56 LB – 6′ 3″ – 242 lbs – Kansas City Chiefs
Born: Nov 22, 1982 in Waco, TX (Age: 30)
Drafted 2005: 1st Rnd, 15th by KC
Experience: 9 years
College: Texas

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#65 Dwayne Bowe

kansas-city-chiefs-dwayne-bowe1#82 WR – 6′ 2″ – 221 lbs – Kansas City Chiefs
Born: Sep 21, 1984 in Miami, FL (Age: 28)
Drafted 2007: 1st Rnd, 23rd by KC
Experience: 7 years
College: LSU

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#68 Demaryius Thomas

BroncosChiefsJA3_8396#88 WR – 6′ 3″ – 229 lbs – Denver Broncos
Born: Dec 25, 1987 in Montrose, GA (Age: 25)
Drafted 2010: 1st Rnd, 22nd by DEN
Experience: 4 years
College: Georgia Tech

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#73 Antonio Gates

tumblr_kwb7b9TCvj1qzms5to1_400#85 TE – 6′ 4″ – 255 lbs – San Diego Chargers
Born: Jun 18, 1980 in Detroit, MI (Age: 32)
Experience: 11 years
College: Kent State

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#75 Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers#24 CB – 5′ 9″ – 187 lbs – Kansas City Chiefs
Born: Feb 18, 1986 in Delray Beach, FL (Age: 27)
Drafted 2008: 2nd Rnd, 35th by KC
Experience: 6 years
College: Virginia Tech

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Kansas City Sign A Few Undrafted Free Agents

kansas_city_chiefs_rough_wallpaper-normalThe Kansas City Chiefs went to work after the 2013 NFL Draft was over signing some undrafted free agents, 17 of them coming within just 3 hours. Here is a list of them below!

  1. Missouri DE Brad Madison

  2. Vanderbilt DE Rob Lohr

  3. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Demetrius Harris

  4. Kansas FS Bradley McDougald

  5. Jackson State WR Rico Richardson

  6. Columbia DE/LB Josh Martin

  7. Sacramento State TE TJ Knowles

  8. University of Charleston RB Jordan Roberts

  9. New Haven DT Raheem Stanley

  10. Ole Miss OL A.J. Hawkins

  11. Kansas DE/LB Toben Opurum

  12. Maryland LB Darin Drakeford

  13. Michigan WR Darryl Stonum

  14. Kansas QB Dayne Crist

  15. Alabama A&M RB Kaderius Lacey

  16. Ole Miss DE E.J. Epperson

  17. Oregon State OL Colin Kelly

  18. Indiana C Will Matte

  19. Tennesse QB Tyler Bray

  20. Texas A&M DB C.J. Jones

  21. Toledo DE TJ Fatinikun

  22. Villanova LS Adam Nelson

  23. Florida WR Frankie Hammond

  24. Stanford WR Drew Terrell

  25. West Alabama FS Otha Foster III

  26. Duke CB Tony Foster

  27. Missouri P Trey Barrow

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Grade the Kansas City Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft

  1. kansas city chiefs logo(1st overall) Eric Fisher (Draft Profile)
  2. (63rd overall) Travis Kelce (Draft Profile
  3. (96th overall) Knile Davis (Draft Profile)
  4. (99th overall) Nico Johnson (Draft Profile)
  5. (134th overall) Sanders Commings (Draft Profile)
  6. (170th overall) Eric Kush (Draft Profile)
  7. (204th overall) Braden Wilson (Draft Profile)
  8. (207th overall) Mike Catapano (Draft Profile)

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Meet the Chiefs 7th Round Pick Mike Catapano

The Chiefs select Mike Catapano in the 7th round

The Chiefs select Mike Catapano in the 7th round

Overview

At Princeton’s pro day, Catapano ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds on each attempt. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.31 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.09 seconds. Catapano threw the bar up 33 times on the bench press (225 pounds).

 

Above information from NFL Network

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Meet the Chiefs 6th Round Compensatory Pick Braden Wilson

The Chiefs select Braden Wilson with their 6th round comp. pick

The Chiefs select Braden Wilson with their 6th round comp. pick

Overview

In high school, Wilson was a two-way player, who started at both at running back and defensive end. He eventually went on to be a Kansas Top 11 selection and First Team KFBCA All-State selection in 2007. In addition to his football prowess, Wilson was also an all-league basketball player and state qualifier in the discus and long jump.

Wilson redshirted in 2008, before seeing action in all 12 of the games the Wildcats played in 2009. He earned four starts on the season. In 2010, Wilson spent his time blocking for current Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas. Wilson played in all 13 games and logged 11 starts. His blocking helped Thomas to ninth in the nation in rushing yards and tops in the Big 12. Wilson himself contributed one rushing touchdown. In 2011, Wilson played in every game, and had five carries for 15 yards. He also caught two passes for 14 yards. This past season, Wilson played in all 13 games, and had six carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 34 yards.

Above information from NFL Network

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Meet the Chiefs 6th Round Pick Eric Kush

The Chiefs select Eric Kush in the 6th round

The Chiefs select Eric Kush in the 6th round

Kush is 6’3, 304 pounds. He participated in the East-West Shrine game. At his March pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.04 seconds and repped the 225-pound bench press 25 times. His vertical leap is 30 inches.

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Meet the Chiefs 5th Round Pick Sanders Commings

The Chiefs select Sanders Commings in the 5th round

The Chiefs select Sanders Commings in the 5th round

Overview

Commings has already been drafted once -– in the 37th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft as an outfielder by the Arizona Diamondbacks. And if he continues on his present course, Commings can forget about trying to hit the curveball forever –- as he’ll be conscripted into the NFL.

He’s had his injury issues, missing five games of his senior year in high school with a cracked fibula and then redshirting the 2008 season with a shoulder injury. But he managed to stay healthy for all 13 games the following year, intercepting a pass and recording three of his season total of 12 tackles in the Independence Bowl against Texas A&M. Commings started nine of 12 games as a sophomore, picking off three passes and making 36 tackles. He became a full-time starter in 2011, beginning all 14 games, intercepting just one pass but breaking up 12 others. Commings missed the first two games of his senior season due to suspension, that resulted from a domestic violence charge. On the season, Commings intercepted three passes, and deflected two more.

Analysis

Strengths

It’s tough for teams to find corners of Commings’ size and agility to play with ever-growing NFL receivers on the outside. And his outfielder hands are easily seen with his ability to snatch throws within his frame or extend his long arms high or wide to deflect away passes coming towards his man. Commings has a hulking frame, and succeeds in being physical with wide receivers, and pressing them at the line. Productive special teams player.

Weaknesses

His footwork and quickness aren’t elite – receivers too often get inside position on him and can race by when he pauses at the top of the route. His ability to create turnovers and awareness in zone coverage need to be improved, as well. He also raised some character red flags when he was arrested in January 2012 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in public. He was suspended for the team’s first two games this fall, and agreed to drug and alcohol testing and anger management counseling.

NFL Comparison

Brandon Browner

Bottom Line

A cornerback with the build of a starting outside receiver (and the athleticism to have been a late-round MLB draft pick as an outfielder) will certainly generate interest among NFL scouts. As expected given his size, Commings can be physical and bully wide receivers. However, his footwork and quickness aren’t ideal for a corner, so there is a potential conversion to safety in his future.

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Meet the Chiefs 4th Round Pick Nico Johnson

The Chiefs select Nico Johnson in the 4th round

The Chiefs select Nico Johnson in the 4th round

Overview

Johnson’s mother, Mamie, passed away in June of 2010 at the age of 49 due to long-term complications of diabetes. Head coach Nick Saban and dozens of Alabama players showed their support by attending the funeral in Andalusia, a three and a half-hour trip from Tuscaloosa. Saban even spoke at the service, stating “Miss Mamie made me promise to make sure he did the things he needed to do to be successful. It’s not hard because of the job she did raising him.”

Nico (Mamie picked the name from a character in the soap opera “All My Children”) was a finalist for the high school Butkus Award and ranked in the top 40 overall prospects on most recruiting services’ list. He got on the field quite often in his first year on campus, despite the team’s depth at the position, playing in 12 games and starting three in the Tide’s BCS Championship 2009 season. He earned Freshman All-SEC honors for his 28 tackles, 4.5 for loss, on the year. Johnson earned six starts in both his sophomore and junior seasons, playing in every game and totaling 80 tackles, 10 for loss. As a senior, Johnson played in all 13 games, with 5 starts. He finished 3rd on the team with 54 tackles. He also forced two fumbles, and broke up a pass. He had a career high 12 tackles vs. LSU.

Analysis

Strengths

Assignment-sure pounder between the tackles who plays with attitude. Usually responsible for taking on fullback and lineman blocks in the middle to free up teammates, but can use his hands to hold them off (when not sliding under) and shed to make plays. Shows enough speed to test guards’ quickness on blitzes. Relatively light on his feet in his coverage drops, can stay with tight ends and running backs in coverage. Good hustle, will chase running backs to the sideline and plays 10-15 yards downfield after coming on a blitz.

Weaknesses

Lunch-pail player who hasn’t yet shown great playmaking ability. Lacks straight-line speed to recover once behind a step in coverage or juked at the line of scrimmage, will also struggle to get angle on backs before they turn upfield at the next level.

NFL Comparison

Jason Phillips

Bottom Line

A tough-nosed, assignment-sure linebacker, Johnson is a strong run defender who has been overshadowed as a part-time starter on a star-studded Alabama defense. However, his unselfish play has been noticed, and he will likely be a mid-round selection for a 34 team in need of a middle linebacker.

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Meet the Chiefs 3rd Round Compensatory Pick Knile Davis

The Chiefs selected Knile Davis for their 3rd round Compensatory Pick

The Chiefs selected Knile Davis for their 3rd round Compensatory Pick

Overview

Injuries have limited Davis since high school, but his talent when healthy is undeniable. He missed the 2011 season with a broken left ankle suffered in August after sitting out most of his junior and senior years in high school with collarbone and right ankle injuries. He then aggravated the ankle and broke his

collarbone in the spring of 2010, but eventually recovered –- much to the chagrin of SEC defenses.

He only received 33 carries his freshman year at Fayetteville (163 yards, four TD) and averaged just five totes per game the first month of the 2010 season. Then the floodgates opened due to injuries to others (running back Dennis Johnson, receiver Greg Childs); Davis wound up leading the SEC in rushing with 1,322 yards and 13 scores, including a strong 152-yard performance in the Razorbacks’ upset of LSU. Conference coaches named first-team All-SEC for his accomplishments.

In his junior year, it was obvious that injuries had taken their toll on Knile’s game. He lacked the same speed and power that had had displayed in 2010. Davis spent much of the year overshadowed by his teammate, Dennis Johnson. Davis only registered 112 carries for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns, as Johnson saw the majority of the carries. Davis also did not suit up for two games this season.

Analysis

Strengths

Big-bodied, north-south runner. Has a thick lower-body build and runs with enough forward lean to run through arm tackles. Agile enough to spin off tackles inside and hurdle would-be tacklers in the open field. Can use the strength he builds in the weight room to be a physical pass protector, aware enough to hit multiple targets. Provides some receiving skills as a check-down option over the middle and handling good throws in the flat. Tested very well in all combine drills.

Weaknesses

Has a long injury history, missing time or playing hurt in every season of his college career, in addition to the final two years of his of his high school career. Runs a bit top-heavy, gets tripped up easily in space, especially before he gets his head of steam. Inconsistent taking on tacklers at the second level, will try to run around them instead of using his strength. Inconsistent protecting his quarterback, resorts to (and misses) cut blocks. Lack of hip flexibility hurts his ability to adjust to poor throws as a receiver. Was unable to display adequate foot quickness in his final season. Despite workout speed, he rarely shows it on the field.

NFL Comparison

Shonn Greene

Bottom Line

Davis is a bruising back who has struggled with injuries since high school, lost his entire 2011 season due to a broken ankle, and failed to look like the same player in 2012 as he was in 2010. In Indianapolis, Davis put together one of the best workouts of any prospect at the position, so a team might grow fond of his athletic upside. His power and burst in the open field make him tough to stop when all his parts are in working order; but this has proved to be a struggle for Davis.

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