Countdown: Travis Kelce's Top Plays of 2014 from The Mothership
Arguably the most colorful player on the Kansas City Chiefs last season was tight end
He was never afraid to show his personality with his showman mantra, but he was also never afraid to show opposing defenses what a blossoming elite young tight end looked like either.
He led all NFL tight ends with 512 yards after the catch last season and for the Chiefs, he led in receptions (67) and yards (862) and tied for most touchdowns (5).
He was listed as one of ESPN Insider's "rising young NFL stars."
Here are the top five plays from Kelce this season:
Around the AFC West from The Mothership
QB Derek Carr called rookie WR Amari Cooper "ridiculous"
One player the Chiefs will need to get used to seeing for the foreseeable future is rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper out of the University of Alabama.
Recently, quarterback Derek Carr commented on his newest weapon, sharing high praise on"95.7 The Game."
"He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," said Carr. "His style of play is perfect for this league. He's good at getting on toes and creating separation. He's good at when the ball is in his hands making those fast-twitch movements to make a guy go one way so he can take it to the house. It's just little things that honestly people don't even notice."
Chiefs to Host Fantasy Camp on August 25 and 26 from The Mothership
In partnership with the Center for Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Hospital, the Kansas City Chiefs will host "Chiefs Fantasy Camp" on August 25 and 26 of this year.
The camp will treat 100 Chiefs fans with an exclusive experience, including both behind-the-scenes access and a chance to learn from former Chiefs players.
Ford's Evolution from Warpaint Illustrated
Fortunately, Ford has an opportunity to take on a bigger role for the Chiefs in the present. With Linebacker, Justin Houston, still in contract limbo with the team, Hali and Ford were seen together hand fighting as the Chiefs veteran was grooming the promising upstart to take on a bigger defensive role this season. Based on some glowing reports the last couple of months, it appears the student is attacking the lessons with the work ethic of a man that seeks greatness as his number one goal.
Ford is a player being mentored by one of the best players to ever don a Chiefs uniform to sack the likes of Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Derek Carr in the AFC West. With Hali as his mentor, there's no question Ford is being methodically taught every tool, tip and trick in the book by one of the best in the business at pressuring quarterbacks.
Sources at the club tell us Jamaal was super nice to everyone -- and super generous ... and from the looks of things, really enjoyed himself.
NFL Summer Series: Wide receivers - which teams have a true No. 1? from The Florida Times-Union
THEY'RE NOT A NO. 1, BUT THEY'RE OUR NO. 1 (8)
Jaguars: Allen Robinson caught 53 passes in 10 games before a broken foot ended his rookie season. Can he go from 557 yards to 1,000?
Kansas City: No Chiefs receiver caught a touchdown last year, an unfathomable statistic all these months later. Enter Jeremy Maclin from Philadelphia. The Chiefs are betting on Maclin after he had career highs in catches (85) and yards (1,318) last year.
Will Shields, the silent hero Marty Schottenheimer and Dick Vermeil from ESPN Deportes [translated from the original Spanish]
Since 1993 Will Shields, who was selected in the third box, made it clear that he had come to the NFL to stay and taking advantage of an injury to the owner Dave Szott, became a place that never would release and prompting the then coach Chiefs, Schottenheimer, to redesign their offensive line to place at left guard, a position he would release to the day of his retirement.
One of the most successful periods in the franchise that is housed in the Arrowhead came from the hand of our No. 68, who for 14 years opened avenues for runners race the likes of Marcus Allen, Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson, helping that the latter two are placed as leaders by yards for red and gold team until they were recently surpassed by Jamaal Charles.