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Chiefs’ Alex Smith plans to play 5-7 more years and more we learned in this interview | Arrowhead Pride

Bensinger shows Smith a video of Brett Favre on the program. Favre speaks about how it wasn’t his job to teach Aaron Rodgers at the beginning of his career. Bensinger asks for Smith’s reaction.

“My job’s to go play and play well and help us win, flat out, and that’s my job. I owe that to my teammates,” Smith says. “I’m not going to go out of my way to be somebody I’m not, if that makes sense. I think all those things I went through when I was trying to do that, when I was trying to please people, that’s not who I am, and at this point, I’m just going to be who I’m going to be, and a little bit, I’m the son of an educator. If something comes up with Patrick that I see that I want to say, I’m certainly not going to bite my tongue and not say it.”


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The Chiefs Are In An Unfamiliar Place — No. 1 In Our NFL Rankings | 538

The last time the Chiefs ranked first in Elo? Week 11 of the 2003 season, when Kansas City had just crushed the Cleveland Browns to move to 9-0 on the year. It was K.C.’s fourth consecutive week at No. 1, but the celebration wouldn’t last: Dick Vermeil’s Chiefs were upset by Cincinnati on the road the following week, part of a 4-3 stretch to close the regular season. And in the playoffs, they lost an epic shootout with Peyton Manning and the Colts in which neither team punted. K.C. fell to 7-9 the next season, and the offensive firepower briefly captured with Trent Green and Priest Holmes was never quite achieved again.

NFL MVP tracker: 2 Kansas City Chiefs (Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt) top poll | USA Today

The 13-year vet also served notice to the other 31 teams that, yes, he can strike deep downfield and is much more than the proverbial game manager. Even if the Chiefs wanted to play first rounder Patrick Mahomes (which they don't), Smith looks like a man who's going to keep the rookie on the pine all year.

Andy Reid on the Eagles: 'You don't stay some place for 14 years and not have a fondness'

“Well, I love the city of Philadelphia, first of all,” Reid said. “I love my time there with the organization. I still talk to Jeffrey [Lurie] and Howie [Roseman] and Doug [Pederson] and a lot of the people there. You don’t stay some place for 14 years and not have a fondness for a place. And I always wish them the best, except when we play them. So it’s one of those deals. But I’m always pulling for the Eagles. Always pulling for them.”

Which Kansas City Chiefs player would the Philadelphia Eagles take? | Bleeding Green Nation

You already know who I’m going to mention first, right? Yep, it’s Kareem Hunt. It was only one game, but the Chiefs’ rookie running back already looks like a star. 246 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on 22 touches! (Meanwhile, the fifth string running back the Eagles traded up for in the fourth round will be a healthy scratch all season long.)

Brothers Kelce to battle in Kansas City | The Kansas City Star

“Everything that you could think of, we turned into some sort of game, some sort of competition,” Travis Kelce said. “Just around the house — every single day was a new challenge, trying to beat my brother at anything. It’s definitely made me an athlete, and the competitive player that I am today.

“Whoever got to the remote first got to pick which channels we were watching. Whoever got to the Xbox first when we got home got to pick which game we were playing. Little competitions like that, with everything that you do.”

Travis Kelce's brother Jason guided him through a pivotal time; now they face off as Eagles visit Chiefs

Then Travis spent 2010 not ever playing a down, his scholarship revoked. He paid his own tuition that year, partly with money he earned conducting phone surveys to determine how people felt about the Affordable Care Act.

That fall, Jason, who is 23 months older, suggested Travis move in with him and a few teammates. “So I could keep an eye on him,” Jason, the Eagles’ seventh-year starting center, recalled Wednesday.

Andy Reid on Tyreek Hill: “He Feels Comfortable Speaking Up” |

“Tyreek called the one that he ended up scoring on,” Reid said. “He goes, ‘I think I can get him on this one,’ so we called it and he got him.”

KC Chiefs vs. Patriots snap count analysis | The Kansas City Star

A massive workload for Conley, who only played 79 percent of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps a year ago. Conley isn’t targeted much in the passing game but he does the dirty work as a blocker and can be relied upon to carry out his assignments properly, which is important due to coach Andy Reid’s highly-tailored offense.

Alex Smith expects to play elsewhere next season | ProFootballTalk

“For sure,” Smith said when asked if he felt like 2017 would be his last in Kansas City. “It absolutely does. Without a doubt.”

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