"I’m going to write it out," said Kelce, who was fined by the NFL for his comments. "Twenty-five K, I believe it was."
So in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, it was hardly surprising that New England — which hammered the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to advance to Super Bowl LI— managed to avoid the same pitfalls that sank the apparently still-maturing Chiefs in a razor-thin 18-16 divisional-round loss to the Steelers a week ago. The Patriots did not commit any egregious drops or ill-timed penalties. There were also very few missed shots downfield, at least to the naked eye, and their linebackers filled their alleys, wrapped up and tackled.
"We had a difficult loss against Kansas City and that was probably the first shift for us before we went out to L.A. as a team. We knew we could play better," Quinn said during his postgame press conference. "The unconditional support for one another, our intent took it up a notch. I thought another shift took place our first playoff bye week. We didn’t just kinda hang around. We had real intent on getting better and finding an edge. I thought that carried over into this week."
The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is relatively new -- founded only in 2012 -- but it is considered by scouts to be the fastest growing of the all-star games. Among its notable alumni include 2015 Combine sensation Chris Conley (now a wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs) and Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin.
The Royals have confirmed reports that Yordano Ventura was killed in a car collision early Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic. Ventura was just 25 years old. The cause of the crash has not yet been revealed.
The former Rutgers star linebacker, who hasn't played in a NFL game in two seasons, signed a futures contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. It will allow him to compete for a roster spot during offseason workouts and training camp.
If nothing works out, the Chiefs will be fine. But they’re looking at the big picture now, wondering if they can acquire Tony Romo from Dallas or land Clemson’s electrifying Deshaun Watson in the draft. For Smith, who turns 33 in May, it’s all looking disturbingly familiar.
Special teams coordinator: Brock Olivo A former star running back at the University of Missouri, and a solid, four-year special teams performer for the Detroit Lions, Olivo spent time coaching in Italy and Coastal Carolina before becoming Dave Toub’s special teams assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. Olivo, 40, is a first-year coordinator who replaces Joe DeCamillis, who begins his 29th NFL coaching season, 25th as a coordinator with Jacksonville this year.