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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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Chiefs: Is 2013 A “Redemption Year” for Kansas City?

Is 2013 the "Redemption Year" for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Is 2013 the “Redemption Year” for the Kansas City Chiefs?

Out with the old and in with the new! After coming off of an abysmal 2-14 2012 season the Kansas City Chiefs have made some big changes and are pumped for the 2013 season. Can this be the makings of a “Redemption Year”?

The Chiefs have put some thought and planning in who they have brought into Kansas City with the signing of Head Coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey. The early signings of these two key head office additions allowed them to get an early start on bringing in the right coaching staff.

Head Coach Staff

Offensive Coaching Staff

Defensive Coaching Staff

Special Teams Staff

Strength and Conditioning Staff

With the coaching staff assembled early they had a very unique opportunity to start reviewing the team and finding out who they wanted to keep, release, as well as positions they needed to improve upon.

Through this precess the Chiefs managed to maintain players like Dustin Colquitt, Branden Albert, and Dwayne Bowe. All, with exception of Albert were about to go out into the free agency market and would have been picked up early by other teams.

KC also added some big names to the glaring holes the new staff recognized on film. Players like QB Alex Smith, CB Dunta Robinson, WR Donnie Avery, QB Chase Daniel, TE Anthony Fasano, CB Sean Smith, OL Geoff Schwartz, FB Ryan D’Imperio, and DE Mike DeVito.

Returning in 2013 is also the 6 Pro Bowl players that belonged to that 2-14 team, Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Dustin Colquitt and Justin Houston.

The foundation is here KC and the stage is set for an exciting 2013 season. It’s time to put the past in the past and start winning again!

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Chiefs: Kansas City adds another name to the ILB position

Akeem Jordan signed with the Chiefs on Saturday.

Akeem Jordan signed with the Chiefs on Saturday.

The Kansas City Chiefs have had one glaring hole in their defense so far, inside linebacker. The spot next to Derrick Johnson has been wide open through free agency and some were wondering if the Chiefs would use a draft pick on that spot in the upcoming NFL draft.

The last couple of days seems to indicate the Chiefs are not to impressed with what they think they can get their hands on at the ILB position in the draft.

On Friday the Chiefs announced the signing of linebacker Zac Diles, and Saturday they announced the signing of linebacker Akeem Jordan to a one year deal.

Jordan, a former Philadelphia Eagle, visited the Chiefs on Friday after visiting with the Bengals earlier this week. Even though he had more upcoming visits with other teams Jordan decided that KC was the best fit for him.

Jordan’s contract is for one year for the minimum salary and includes a $20,000 signing bonus.

In six NFL seasons Jordan has recorded one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, seven pass defensed, and 262 tackles. Last year he started seven games for the Eagles but played in 14, and had two forced fumbles and 44 tackles.

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Can KC Compete With Denver?

Can the new KC defense compete with Manning and the Broncos?

Can the new KC defense compete with Manning and the Broncos?

If you have been listening to the news around the NFL you may think this is a very silly question. The Kansas City Chiefs can’t possibly compete with the Denver Broncos! I have read that KC will have to wait till Peyton Manning retires before they will have a shot at the number 1 spot in the AFC West. You maybe right although you maybe wrong.

The Chiefs have put together quite a team this offseason. Denver added Wes Welker but KC turned right around and said “We’ll see your Wes Welker and raise you a Sean Smith and a Dunta Robinson.” What do the signings of Smith and Robinson mean to Manning? It’s not going to be that easy anymore.

Brandon Flowers has been the only shut down corner for the Chiefs since Carr left for Dallas

Brandon Flowers has been the only shut down corner for the Chiefs since Carr left for Dallas

Last year Manning was able to exploit the KC secondary due to only having Brandon Flowers on one side but really no one to cover the other side of the field. This caused Safety Eric Berry to play deep and cover almost the entire backfield to prevent the “Big Play”.  The slot receiver was almost always open due to not having a good covering Free Safety.

The addition of Smith will help Flowers and KC's secondary

The addition of Smith will help Flowers and KC’s secondary

This year Manning will have to look at two very good covering Corners on both sides of the field in Flowers and Smith. He will also have to work against a good covering Free Safety in Dunta Robinson. This combination will take away his outside routs as well as his over the middle routs. Eric Berry will have the ability to roam all over the field. Manning will have to account for that when he throws the ball hap haphazardly down field.

Tamba Hali and Justin Houston will be the most dangerous pass rushing duo's in the NFL

Tamba Hali and Justin Houston will be the most dangerous pass rushing duo’s in the NFL

Why will Manning throw the ball haphazardly down field you ask? Because he has one of the best pass rushing attacks in the NFL coming after him on every play. New Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton has already said he is going to install a more aggressive 3-4 defense in KC, which means that Tamba Hali and Justin Houston will be sniffing down Manning’s throat on every play. This aggressiveness will significantly cut down the time that Peyton has to throw the ball. Let’s be honest if you give a good QB all day to throw the ball he can pick your secondary apart no matter how good it is.

Devito will be a valuable addition to KC's D-Line

Devito will be a valuable addition to KC’s D-Line

Let us also not forget that the Chiefs beefed up their defensive line this year as well. Returning to the line up will be the big NT Dontari Poe and Tyson Jackson. Poe will be entering his second year and has knocked the cobwebs off his game. Look for Poe to be the anchor to collapsing pockets and stuffing the runs up the middle. The Chiefs added through free agency big DE Mike DeVito which will supply that little extra push up front. Bronco offensive lineman will be to busy with this front to be able to get to the second level on run plays and being overpowered by them on pass plays to be able to block Hali, Houston, and don’t forget about Derrick Johnson.

The way it is looking there are not too many holes in KC’s defense. I really only see one that I am a little concerned about, who will be that other inside linebacker playing next to Derrick Johnson? Look for this to be answered in the 2013 Draft or maybe a late pickup in Free Agency.

So can KC compete against Manning? I think they have a really good shot, but we will only know when they finally meet on the field. I like their chances as it stands right now.

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