3:12 PM EST, Wed January 28, 2015
Silver And Black Pride 14 mins ago

Poll Position: Do Raiders have a need at guard/center?

Next up in our Poll Position series, we look at guard. The Raiders set out to try and fix the problems last off-season and yet still managed to have one of the worst run games in the NFL. And while the guard play is not directly equated to the run game numbers, that was the whole point to getting that area shored up. Here is what they have: Gabe Jackson Started as a rookie last season. The Raiders could have gone with Khalif Barnes at left guard and Menelik Watson at right tackle to start the year, but they liked Jackson so much, they gave the rookie the start, started Barnes at right...
Silver And Black Pride 1 hour ago

Budweiser once again tugs on heart strings with "Lost Dog" Super Bowl 2015 commercial

Each year, the NFL's biggest sponsor, Anheiser Busch, offers up a strong contender for best Super Bowl ad. The past few years, they have gone with the more heartfelt variety with regard to their Budweiser commercials. The latest installment is called "Lost Dog" and it once again appeals to the strong bond we feel with our animals. This particular commercial goes a step farther, with the strong bond between the Budweiser Kleidsdales and a small yellow lab puppy who gets lost and must find his way home. The pup playfully gets in the back of a horse trailer and accidentally is hauled away. The...
Silver And Black Pride 2 hours ago

Know the Enemy Daily Links 1/28: Wade Phillips frontrunner for Denver Defensive Coordinator job

AFC West Broncos Wade Phillips interviewing for Broncos defensive coordinator - Mile High ReportThe Broncos are "ready to move." Did Wade Phillips just tip us all off? - Mile High ReportDefensive coordinator candidate Wade Phillips had some interesting activity on social media yesterday. Chargers Tyler Lockett has a chance to be the steal of the draft - Bolts From The Blue5'9 5/8", 181 pounds, 8 3/8" hands. No, that's not me. That's Tyler Lockett, fresh off of a 106 catch, 1515 yard, 11 touchdown season. San Diego is in dire need of a playmaker and you'd be hard... San Diego Chargers should...
Mile High Report 3 hours ago

Peyton Manning will 'work his tail off' to come back, says John Lynch

The former Broncos safety said he spent time with the current Broncos quarterback last week. Add former Denver Broncos safety and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist John Lynch to the list of people thinking Peyton Manning is coming back next year. John Lynch tells us he spent some time with Peyton Manning last week. Says he’d be "shocked" if he’s not back: "He’ll work his tail off". — Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) January 28, 2015 Lynch, now a color commentator for the NFL on FOX, has said he has fond memories of his time with the Broncos (2004-07) and clearly still remains...
Arrowhead Pride 3 hours ago

Former Chief Geoff Schwartz says Eric Fisher got better, someone will pay Rodney Hudson

Former Kansas City Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz is now with the New York Giants but he took time to talk with Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison of 610 Sports. They're all down in Arizona where it is the same temperature (55 degrees ... at the time of this posting). Schwartz is a former Chiefs offensive lineman so of course Danny and Carrington asked him for his take on the Chiefs offensive line. Schwartz said he watched a few Chiefs games this year while he was out most of the season with an injury. Listen to Schwartz's full interview here. Here's what he said: LT Eric Fisher: "I...
Mile High Report 4 hours ago

NFL seeks science's help in Deflategate investigation - Horse Tracks

NFL will seek scientists' help in Deflategate (Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson have already publicly weighed in); a news reporter deflates 11 footballs in 40 seconds; your Broncos roundup. The NFL's investigation into the New England Patriots' alleged dirty, cheating, ball-deflating ways may take several weeks or even months to conclude, and one reason for the hold-up will be that the league has asked physics experts at Columbia University to do some science experiments on the footballs. Yes, the NFL is seeking science's help. Both renowned scientists Bill Nye (video above) and Neil...
Arrowhead Pride 5 hours ago

How many times has a team beaten both Super Bowl teams?

The Chiefs did it this year. Who else has? As you know the Kansas City Chiefs are basically Super Bowl champions* after beating both the New England Patriots (Week 4, 41-14) and Seattle Seahawks (Week 11, 24-20) this season. I got to wondering the other day, how often has a team beaten both Super Bowl teams in the same season? Turns out, 18 times it has happened. The Chiefs were the team to do it this year. The Colts beat both the Seahawks and Broncos in 2013. No team did it in 2012 or 2011. You can see the entire table at Football Perspective. This has actually happened twice in a season...
Arrowhead Pride 6 hours ago

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/28

Good morning! Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy! Chiefs CB Sean Smith's Consistency Helped Lead Chiefs Defense from The Mothership In just his second season with the Kansas City Chiefs, six-year NFL veteran cornerback Sean Smith had arguably the best year of his career in 2014. He helped lead a Chiefs defense that ranked second in the NFL in allowing just 17.6 points per game, not to mention allowing just 51 total points in the fourth quarter, which led the NFL. Developing as a leader for the Chiefs defense, which didn't allow a 50-yard completion,...
Bolts From The Blue 7 hours ago

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 28, 2015

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Game Day Pro Bowl Recap - Charger Girl KatelynOur final field rehearsal was the moment I realized this is really happening! Since the day I was chosen to represent for the Chargers organization I have been asking myself "is this real life?" It truly didn't feel real until this morning. Everything came together flawlessly! MIC'D UP: Eric Weddle at 2015 Pro Bowl - Chargers.com VideoGet in on the fun with safety Eric Weddle and superstars from around the NFL as Team Irvin wins the 2015 Pro Bowl. The Championship Belt: NFL...
Arrowhead Pride 7 hours ago

Super Bowl 49 picks and predictions: Seahawks over Patriots, says Justin Houston

Appearing on ESPN this week, Chiefs LB Justin Houston says he's picking the Seahawks over the Patriots. The Seattle Seahawks will beat the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday. This according to Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston, who gave his Super Bowl 49 prediction on ESPN's First Take this week. Houston complimented the Seahawks defense while saying they're the key to getting to Tom Brady. "They got a great defense," Houston said. "They fly around and make plays. I feel like that defense can rattle Brady. If you can get ahold of Brady, you can do some damage." That's exactly...
Mile High Report 7 hours ago

Did Wade Phillips just tip us all off?

Defensive coordinator candidate Wade Phillips had some interesting activity on social media yesterday. Son of a Bum! Did Wade Phillips just accidentally let us all know that he is getting hired by the Denver Broncos after interviewing Tuesday? An astute Twitter user (@Marc100Prcnt) sent this tweet to our friend D-Mac of Denver's KKFN-FM (he was kind enough to tweet us as well). "@Marc100Prcnt: @dmac1043 wade Phillips started following Broncos players. Coincidence?? pic.twitter.com/dPW7YQ6Koy"wow that's sharp of u!!!! — Darren McKee (@dmac1043) January 28, 2015 It appears that...
Arrowhead Pride 7 hours ago

Why this Kansas City Chiefs offseason is so important

For the first time since the Marty Schottheimer era, the window for a championship is open. If general manager John Dorsey makes the correct moves this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs will win the AFC West in 2015. The Chiefs, a team long on misery and short on reaching expectations, showed multiple flashes of what they can be in 2014. A demolition of the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, a convincing victory against the Seattle Seahawks and wins over the San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins head the list. Kansas City has plenty of talent in most areas on both...
Arrowhead Pride 17 hours ago

Third Shift open thread 1/27

Here is your open thread for Tuesday evening. Use it to chat about whatever you'd like.
Silver And Black Pride 20 hours ago

Poll Position: Do Raiders have a need at offensive tackle?

With the ‘skill position' players all getting their Poll Position treatment, we move to the offensive line. We start with the offensive tackles to take a look at what kind of need the Raiders have at the position. Here are the offensive tackles currently on the roster Donald Penn Signed off the scrap heap from the Buccaneers last off-season and was the savior of the Raiders offensive line with the departure of Jared Veldheer. Penn played at a very high level at the left tackle position, although he will be 32 in April. He signed a two-year deal with the team and there are no guarantees he...
Arrowhead Pride 22 hours ago

Kansas City Chiefs had over $1 million in fines last season

Did you realize the Kansas City Chiefs were fined a whole bunch of money last year? The NFL doesn't make their weekly fines public so maybe you didn't. The Chiefs, according to a report from the Indianapolis Star, were 9th in the NFL in total amount of money fined by the league. That number is $1.02 million, which is $3 million behind the NFL fine leader Indianapolis Colts ($4.02 million). These fines come for hitting the quarterback late or roughing the quarterback or looking at the quarterback in a really mean way. Most fines come because of something to do with the quarterback. This...
Silver And Black Pride Jan 27, 2015

Poll Position: Do Raiders have a need at tight end?

As we continue the Poll Position series, it just so happens the Raiders tight end position is a bit of a hot topic with Stockton native and Free-Agent-to-be Julius Thomas recently making some statements that suggest he is very much interested in signing with the Raiders this off-season. That conversation brings us nicely into just how big a need do you guys think the Raiders have at tight end. Here is how the position stacks up right now: Mychal Rivera Came out strong as a rookie out of necessity. Followed up that rookie season with a pretty solid second season, finishing third on the team...
Silver And Black Pride Jan 27, 2015

Know the Enemy Daily Links 1/27: Brian Banks Exonerated, living a new dream with the NFL

AFC West Broncos Broncos' Ryan Clady excited to 'come back 100 percent' in 2015 - Mile High ReportRyan Clady is looking forward to zone schemes and 100 percent health in 2015. Look past Peyton Manning; Broncos are surging with young talent - Mile High ReportLook past Peyton Manning, and you'll find the Denver Broncos are set up for long-term success given their 25-and-under talent. Chargers Weddle wants Chargers to join him at top | UTSanDiego.comSan Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle talked about his future and the team's future after playing the Pro Bowl. Page 1 of 2 Could the Chargers...
Mile High Report Jan 27, 2015

The Wade Phillips 3-4 defense

With Wade Phillips formally interviewing with the Broncos, I thought it was about that time to take a look at his defensive scheme. Think of this as just a primer; I will delve deeper into the Phillips playbook as necessary going forward. Not all 3-4's are created equal When people talk about a 3-4 defense, they are at the very basic level defining a defensive front. Three down linemen, four linebackers. You have two defensive ends, a nose tackle, two outside linebackers, and two inside linebackers. If I remember correctly the "original" 3-4 was invented and utilized in college football...
Silver And Black Pride Jan 27, 2015

Raiders announce four more coaching hires

Tuesday, the Raiders made four more coaching additions official. Those coaches are... Tight Ends coach Bobby JohnsonWide Receivers coach Rob MooreRunning Backs coach Bernie ParmaleeAsst Special Teams coach Tracy Smith See the current Raiders coaching staff here. Here are their bios according the Raiders press realease: Johnson: Joins the Raiders after spending the past two seasons with the Detroit Lions...Spent time on the coaching staffs at Akron, Miami (Ohio), Indiana, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and Lions...Served as the assistant offensive line coach in 2014, following...
Arrowhead Pride Jan 27, 2015

Mailbag: Sean Smith's great season, Chiefs vs. Patriots, drafting WRs

I owe you fine folks an apology. Here I was thinking everything was going well. I'd written about Albert Wilson and Justin Houston. I'd talked about the fun moments of 2014. I was even getting a chance to play around in the comments a little. I felt like I was in here doing my job and doing it well. Then I realized I hadn't done a mailbag in weeks, and I had old questions just ... just SITTING there. It's a disgrace. It's a travesty. It's the worst thing anyone has done since some footballs got deflated (or, you know, deflated themselves magically without anyone knowing. somehow). And I...

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