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AFC West Position Rankings: Quarterbacks | Mile High Report

The Kansas City Chiefs have so much confidence in Smith that they went out and drafted a quarterback in the first round of the 2017 draft. Smith could be the definition of milk toast. He had the highest QBR in the AFC West in 2016. He was safe.

Chris Jones film review: The sky is the limit for the Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman | Arrowhead Pride

I love a million things about this play, but I’ll limit it to the point I want to make before we get started: there’s no stat for destroying your blocker and forcing the runner to completely abandon the running lanes he’s supposed to look for, reducing the play’s chance of success by about 90 percent (no doubt because that’s something of a mouthful). There’s also no stat for displaying physical dominance of another grown man that’s normally reserved for play time with dads and children. (I swear, I WILL make this a recognized stat somehow).

Chiefs begin training camp move in | newspressnow.com

The unloading process began once the trucks arrived at Western around noon with Wright and his staff of more than 15. The equipment was brought into the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex.

What it would take for the Chiefs to win Super Bowl LII | Chiefs Wire

The Chiefs will return basically the same team from last year and have a number of players returning from injury. There’s no reason to believe they won’t be a top 10 team in the NFL yet again, but what will they have to do to get over the hump and win the Super Bowl?

It’s a process that has many moving parts but Wright and his teams are ready as they prepare all year long.

Maclin returns to Columbia to deliver Tribbys keynote address | Columbia Tribune

“It’s been some ups and downs. I’ve battled injury, change of scenery — one by default and one by choice,” Maclin said. “That’s football for you. It tests your manhood and patience, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. ... I think everything happens for a reason, I’m happy to be in Baltimore.”

AFC bold predictions: Tom Brady breaks barrier, Raiders roll | NFL.com

The risk of drafting Patrick Mahomes raised many eyebrows around the league -- almost certainly none more than those of the incumbent starter. That's why Smith will put together his best all-around campaign in Chiefs red. Will it be enough to get the team to the next step, the AFC Championship? No answer in this blurb, folks.

Ranking NFL running backs: Cowboys, Steelers at top | USA Today

20. Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie Kareem Hunt will take touches away from Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. All told, expect a productive, if undynamic, approach that keeps the chains moving.

Dad's cooking helped Vols' Eric Berry battle back from cancer | Knoxville News

"We just banded together and tried to get him everything he needed,'' James said. "Because his diet had changed and his taste buds had changed.

"He had a taste for this, a taste for that. So I was back and forth to the store maybe five or six times a day trying to get something to satisfy him.''

Bears sign Mitchell Trubisky to rookie contract | Niners Nation

With that signing, there are now six first round picks who remain unsigned. They are the following:

Why the Kansas City Chiefs can remain king of the turnover | Arrowhead Pride

When I used to write for that other website you may have heard of, I cited how quarterbacks threw at Peters 137 times as a rookie in 2015, followed up by just 87 in 2016.

That 50-target drop equates to Peters producing a clear shift in opposing-quarterback thought process. Collectively, quarterbacks threw less to their right side, which, in most cases, is where their No. 1 wide receiver lined up.