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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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Is Baldwin A “Tweener”?

Thursday March 21st 2013 by KC58

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Jon Baldwin Extends In The Air For The Football

Head Coach Andy Reid recently called Jon Baldwin a “tweener” at the NFL’s annual owners meeting in Phoenix.

“Baldwin is kind of a tweener. He does have good, long speed, not great long speed. He’s somebody that needs to continue to develop. That’s a position that you need time to develop in. We’ll see how he does.” Reid said.

So what is a tweener?

Tweener: A player that plays 2 or more positions because he is a very gifted athlete who could not possess enough size for one position or enough quickness for another. -definition from the Super Glossary

Be careful here Chiefs fans this statement by Reid does not mean that Baldwin will not have a place in this offense. Reid is a guy who does not give up on receivers that quickly.

So what does it mean? Kansas City signed Dwayne Bowe to a long term contract this offseason and also grabbed Donnie Avery out of Free Agency. Seems the two outside WR positions will be taken. They also have Dexter McCluster and Devon Wylie. So it seems that the slot position is taken. Where does Baldwin fit?

Baldwin has a unique talent that, in my opinion, is even more developed then Bowe. He can track a football like no other receiver I have ever seen.

Remember this catch by Baldwin?

Where might Baldwin line up?

Baldwin Showing He Can Go Up For The Ball and Has Strong Hands

Baldwin Showing He Can Go Up For The Ball and Has Strong Hands

Third Down, Short Yardage & Red Zone (Outside)

Baldwin has hands and leaping capability’s, he can go up and get those corner of the end zone and over the back passes. Great hands means he will also be dangerous in quick slant throws that you see on short yardage and third downs. Plus he is big and physical so you will want him blocking down field for Jamaal Charles.

Baldwin Showing He Can Hold On To The Ball In Tight Coverage.

Baldwin Showing He Can Hold On To The Ball In Tight Coverage.

First and Second Down and Third and Long (Inside)

This is where I see him transitioning a lot. Since a similar receiver in Bowe will be playing opposite him I don’t think he will be used in first through second downs in that outside position. That is where Avery will make his money. He could play in the slot or maybe even a Tight End in obvious passing downs. His size will be a mismatch for any third string CB, LB, or Safety. This creates a big problem for opposing defenses due to not knowing how or where Baldwin will line up or even what it means when he lines up there. The Chiefs can plug Baldwin in anywhere at anytime and make opposing defensive coordinators poop their pants.

I think this creates a unique opportunity for Baldwin and it makes some since to go along with Reid’s statement. I don’t think you will see less of Baldwin but more. If the Chiefs pursue using Baldwin like this, which I think they will, you could very well see him becoming one of the top receivers in this offense, and the NFL. Fantasy Football watch out!

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Avery Signing Means Fewer Big Runs For Charles

Sunday March 17th by KC58

jamaal-charlesHuge news came out of the Chiefs camp this past week with news of Donnie Avery signing with Kansas City. A great pick up for the Chiefs for many different reasons, but could a side affect of this be that Jamaal Charles doesn’t break off as many big runs as he has in the past?

Charles is a fantastic runner with great vision and can hit a hole like very few can. In the past the Chiefs have had slow receivers so almost every game the opposing defenses have stacked the box and played their safety’s shallow. This left the safety’s out of position and no one playing deep to stop Charles if he got to the third level and how many times have we seen that?

Donnie-Avery-Waiver-Wire-500x487Since KC now has a WR (Donnie Avery) that can take the top off of the defense and they have a QB (Alex Smith) who can actually put it down there, safety’s will start to play deep. This means that when Charles would have normally got into a foot race to the end zone he will either have to make a safety miss or get tackled after a 15  or 20yd gain.

Not saying that 15 or 20 yard gains are bad but we may have to see Charles get a few more touches in order to get to his 200yds per game mark.

 

In the video below you see the safety’s playing up even though the Saints have a 24 – 6 lead going into the 3rd quarter.

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Jamaal Charles Highlights

Just because…

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