Countdown: The Chiefs' Top Ten Celebrations in 2014 from The Mothership
8. No, You Mike
Right before Abdullah's interception, the Chiefs looked as though they had scored on a Jamaal Charles rush and fumble recovered by left guard
Mike McGlynnin the end zone.
Rare for an offensive lineman to get a touchdown, it was unfortunate to see that McGlynn's score was taken away when a review of the play showed Charles down at the 2-yard line.
On the next play, quarterback
Alex Smiththrew a play-action pass to Kelce for the touchdown anyway.
Knowing he will have plenty of chances in his career to celebrate his own touchdowns, Kelce handed the ball to McGlynn to spike in celebration.
10 Ways the Chiefs Used De'Anthony Thomas in 2014 from The Mothership
"You can move him all over," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said back at training camp. "You just have to make sure you ease him into it. You can't overload him; he's a young guy.
"The kid's got a lot of plays and he's handling it very well."
After starting the season with a hamstring issue, Thomas finally got healthy and made an impact for the Chiefs as a rookie.
Combining returns, carries and receptions, Thomas touched the ball 85 times in 2014. Those touches resulted in 1,102 yards, which is good for 12.9 yards per attempt.
While no return, carry or reception is alike, let's take a closer look at 10 different ways the Chiefs used Thomas in 2014.
Chiefs Cheerleader Krystal's Experience at the Pro Bowl from The Mothership
Each year, one Chiefs Cheerleader is selected to represent the organization at the Pro Bowl. This year was eighth year veteran, Krystal.
Krystal is a software architect for a healthcare IT company and is a graduate of the University of Richmond. She grew up in El Paso, TX and both of her parents were in the military.
Recently, I spoke with Krystal to hear more about her trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl. Take a look at the recap of her five day adventure in Arizona.
Chiefs to Host Third-Annual Chiefs 5K at Arrowhead Stadium from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the third-annual Chiefs 5K on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9 a.m. with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a local charity. The event allows more than 3,000 participants to race through the concourses and the Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable inside iconic Arrowhead Stadium. In a change from previous year's races, the run will conclude at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex, where players practice and prepare throughout the week for games. Participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Chiefs 5K finisher's medal and a commemorative t-shirt.
Registration for the event can be accessed online at www.chiefs5k.com until the day of the event.
KCChiefs.com Video: 2014 Top Plays: Top Celebrations
KCChiefs.com Video: 2014 Top Plays: De'Anthony Thomas
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Top 10 Celebrations
With regard to the Kansas City Chiefs, Aaron Murray is an example of a quarterback who played only football in high school. Obviously, that worked out for him.
But most other NFL quarterbacks were involved in at least one other sport in high school, and that worked for them as well. Chase Daniel played baseball. Former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green also played basketball and ran track.
Alex Smith also played baseball, soccer and golf at Helix High School in La Mesa, California.
Chiefs' Will Shields cut from rare cloth as Hall of Famer from KC Star via The Belleville News Democrat
Shields, elected to the Hall of Fame class of 2015 last weekend, noticed the iconic jackets were made by Haggar Clothing. The brand was familiar to him because Shields' late mother, Rosie, worked for years on the line for Haggar, pressing pants before they were boxed and shipped, while he grew up in Lawton, Okla.
"I asked the guy, 'You used to have a plant in Oklahoma, didn't you?" Shields said on Wednesday after arriving home in Kansas City from Super Bowl and Hall of Fame festivities. "He said, yes ...'
"I told him, 'My mom used to work for your company back in the day. Now you get to make me a jacket from scratch that no one else will be able to hold onto.'
"Just to think that my mom used to work for the company that is making the jacket for me to wear in to the Hall of Fame is really surreal. Since my mom has passed, it's one of those things that gives me a connection again."
Which NFL teams will rise, fall in 2015? from The San Diego Union-Tribune
Kansas City Chiefs: Their positive point differential of 72 was the largest of any non-playoff team. They mauled the Super Bowl champion Patriots and also outpointed the NFC champion Seahawks. Quarterback Alex Smith looks comfortable in Andy Reid's West Coast offense. This year will mark the first time that Smith, 30, works in the same offense three years in a row.
Pencil the Chiefs for 10 wins, one more than last year. Apply an eraser if they lose NFL sack leader Justin Houston, an unrestricted free agent and again get no touchdowns catches from a wide receiver. Ranking 29th in salary cap space hurts, but the Chiefs expect to have 11 draft picks into the spring.
Colts cutting some ticket prices, raising others from The Indianapolis Star
The Colts decided not to use the variable pricing model, which some NFL teams adopted last season. That model has different ticket prices for the same seat based on the desirability of the game. The Kansas City Chiefs were among the teams to use that model.
"We talked about it," Ward said. "We're not quite sure we're ready to do that. There are a number of factors. Most of our tickets are season tickets and it wouldn't affect the vast majority of our fans."
Cotton Davidson of Baylor University
Cotton Davidson was one of the great quarterbacks to come out of Baylor University and was the first Bear quarterback ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He played for Baylor from 1949 to 1953. Davidson still ranks eighth on the all-time list with 17.7 yards per completion. He led the Bears in total yards on offense in both 1952 and 1953. In addition to playing quarterback, he was a placekicker and punter. Davidson was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and also played professionally for the American Football League's Dallas Texans (1960-1962), who later became the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders (1962-1968). As an original Dallas Texan, Davidson was the very first starting quarterback for the franchise.
Hall of Fame Made Mistake in Not Selecting Orlando Pace from 101Sports.com
I guess I can't be too upset about Orlando not making the Hall in his first year of eligibility if it means Will Shields finally gets there. Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowl guard for the Kansas City Chiefs, having to wait to gain admittance (he was a finalist three times) was as silly as Pace not making it this year. Both he and Pace would start for any head coach on any team in any era.
If Wisniewski does wind up signing with another team, there aren't many quality options available in free agency. Rodney Hudson from Kansas City graded out third overall, according to Pro Football Focus, but might not be high on the Chiefs' priority list. Likewise Brian De La Puente of the Chicago Bears.
Way Too Early 2015-16 NFL Season Predictions from Stampede Blue
The Kansas City Chiefs will probably be middle of the pack yet again. I like Alex Smith as a quarterback, but the man has no receiving weapons. None. That's a problem in today's NFL.