2:15 PM EST, Fri December 09, 2016
Arrowhead Pride 42 mins ago
Chiefs want Derrick Johnson to stick around this year as a “coach”

Chiefs want Derrick Johnson to stick around this year as a “coach”

Derrick Johnson wants to one day get into coaching and the Kansas City Chiefs are going to give him an early start. No, the Chiefs did not say DJ is retiring and becoming a coach. But they do want him to start acting like one this year. Andy Reid spoke with the media on Monday and he said that he talked with DJ last night after it was confirmed that his season is done with a ruptured Achilles. “I talked to him last night,” Reid said. “I called him up. He got out of here before everyone came in. I talked to him and I said well you can start working on coaching now. You can get a...
Arrowhead Pride 51 mins ago
Andy Reid: Jack Del Rio and I are actually good friends

Andy Reid: Jack Del Rio and I are actually good friends

There’s a disconnect here from what Andy Reid’s relationship with Raiders coach Jack Del Rio looks like and what it apparently is. Anyone watching the game last night saw the postgame handshake between the two, which was normal for the most part. Reid patted the back of Del Rio and when he did that there’s this image that was caught that’s been floating around. Doesn’t this look like a Del Rio death stare? Award for "Coldest postgame stare by an NFL coach this season" definitely goes to Jack Del Rio. #Raiders #Chiefs https://t.co/YNOkFxGfpy pic.twitter.com/dtzcoRNUj0— John...
Arrowhead Pride 1 hour ago
Don’t miss the real story about the Kansas City Chiefs

Don’t miss the real story about the Kansas City Chiefs

Former Super Bowl winning coach Brian Billick would never be an editor here at Arrowhead Pride because he doesn’t have a nose for the story. He completely misses it. Am I only 1 who saw 3-week stretch of futility vs. Jax, Car & TB? Now I'm reading some believe #Chiefs to be best in #NFL? Get outta here!— Brian Billick (@CoachBillick) December 8, 2016 That’s not the story. The story is that the Chiefs went on the road and beat the defending Super Bowl champs in Denver, the NFL’s No. 1 offense in Atlanta and now the (formerly) top seed in the AFC Oakland Raiders. Holy crap,...
Arrowhead Pride 2 hours ago
Chris Jones called this a “mild cold”. He’ll fit in just fine with the Chiefs

Chris Jones called this a “mild cold”. He’ll fit in just fine with the Chiefs

I haven’t seen a rewatch yet and it’s hard to focus only on defensive linemen during a live game but I’m confident saying Chris Jones had a very good game for the Chiefs against the Raiders on Thursday night. On the Raiders first snap after the Chiefs first turnover, Jones easily beat his man and delivered a shot on Derek Carr. A nice little hello to one of the best offensive lines in football from one of the best rookies in football. “To beat a good team like that that’s been on a roll and won every road game they’ve been in, to come in and stand them up like that, that’s a...
Bolts From The Blue 3 hours ago
PODCAST: How do you sell the Chargers to Los Angeles?

PODCAST: How do you sell the Chargers to Los Angeles?

Ben and John discuss the news that the Chargers are "99%" confirmed to be moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, what it means for the team's future, whether fans should still care about the team's playoff chances this year, and some of their favorite Chargers memories. Due to a rotating list of legitimate reasons, Ben Higgins and myself had not been able to get into the podcast studio to knock out a new episode of the Squadcast in quite some time. This week’s episode was meant to be something special, something jovial. Instead, in the hours leading up to our recording, Fred Roggin broke...
Arrowhead Pride 3 hours ago
Message sent: The Chiefs aren’t a team you want to meet in the playoffs

Message sent: The Chiefs aren’t a team you want to meet in the playoffs

The Chiefs sent a message to the NFL against the Raiders on National ... uh ... streaming (dang, I hate it when my intro loses steam). In fact, the Chiefs sent several messages in front of what seemed like the entire NFL universe, during a game that was more hotly anticipated than nearly any other I can remember during my time as a Chiefs fan. There are two main messages I want to focus on. The first is to the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos. The second is to the NFL at large. To the Raiders and Broncos, that message is simple: the Chiefs are the best team in the AFC West. That’s...
Arrowhead Pride 5 hours ago
NFL playoff picture: Chiefs move up to No. 2 seed, Raiders drop to Wild Card

NFL playoff picture: Chiefs move up to No. 2 seed, Raiders drop to Wild Card

The Kansas City Chiefs are sitting pretty in the 2016-17 NFL playoff picture. The AFC playoff field has the KC Chiefs sitting in the No. 2 spot after their win over the Raiders which if the playoffs were today would mean a first round bye and a home playoff game at Arrowhead. That is the goal. That was a huge win over Oakland. The No. 1 seed is the real goal. The Chiefs will be in a battle with the Patriots (and Raiders) for that. The Patriots are one up on the Chiefs in the loss column but face the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Even with a Patriots loss, New England would remain the top...
Arrowhead Pride 5 hours ago
CB Terrance Mitchell is the Chiefs latest discovery

CB Terrance Mitchell is the Chiefs latest discovery

The Kansas City Chiefs have been finding hidden gem after hidden gem. A few months ago it was the emergence of Ramik Wilson, a few weeks ago it was the emergence of Rakeem “Nacho” Nunez-Roches and a few hours ago it was Terrance Mitchell. The Chiefs cornerbacks group led by Marcus Peters were outstanding. Mitchell, in particular, was great with a pass breakup to help seal the game. Who is Terrance Mitchell, you ask? Oh, the guy who has spent time with the Cowboys, Bears, Cowboys again, Texans and Chiefs in the past two years. The guy the Chiefs have already cut once this season (also...
Arrowhead Pride 6 hours ago
Watch: Arrowhead started chanting Tyreek Hill’s name. He delivered in dramatic fashion

Watch: Arrowhead started chanting Tyreek Hill’s name. He delivered in dramatic fashion

If anyone ever asks me what a Chiefs game at Arrowhead is like, I’m going to send them this video. It has everything... I caught all the greatness of Tyreeks return on camera. pic.twitter.com/dckCmiHcd5— Dante' Jones (@Dantej21) December 9, 2016 Let me show thee ways I love thee .... 1. Arrowhead at night is beautiful. My gosh, it’s a 10! (Billy Bob voice) The best looking night game field in the NFL. 2. A Raiders penalty on the previous play meant the Raiders were punting again. A tired punt coverage unit against Tyreek Hill? Good luck. The best part here is that the crowd KNEW...
Bolts From The Blue 6 hours ago
San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Melvin Gordon is excelling as a receiver

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Melvin Gordon is excelling as a receiver

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. Losing taking its toll on Chargers DE Joey Bosa - Eric Williams"It was really tough, obviously anyone who watched could see that," Bosa said, when asked about corralling the elusive Winston. "That was an emphasis all week and we didn’t execute." Chargers GM Tom Telesco declines to affirm Mike McCoy's job status for next season - Eric Williams"I'm worried about this week and playing Carolina. We'll worry about next year, next year. We're 100 percent committed to this season. We only have 16 games to play, and we've got...
Arrowhead Pride 12 hours ago
I’m sick about Derrick Johnson’s season-ending injury

I’m sick about Derrick Johnson’s season-ending injury

Derrick Johnson was selected two rounds before Dustin Colquitt in the 2005 draft so he’s technically the longest tenured Chief. I am absolutely sick to my stomach that DJ has suffered a ruptured Achilles, which will end his season. Sick. This one hurts. It hurts the Chiefs on the field. More on that in a second. This hurts any Chiefs fan who has spent any time emotionally invested into this team. If you have been around the Chiefs in the last 10 years, you’ve heard people talk about Derrick Johnson. He is the consummate pro. I mean, I wish I was as professional at blogging as he is at...
Arrowhead Pride 13 hours ago
I love this Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio postgame handshake

I love this Andy Reid and Jack Del Rio postgame handshake

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio made those “gimmicky” comments about the Chiefs offense after the last win but Andy Reid brushed it off saying he has known Del Rio for years. I don't know if there's some secret rivalry between the two but I'll just pretend there is after watching this postgame handshake after the Chiefs 21-13 win on Thursday night. Is it just me or does Del Rio not look happy? I mean, I guess he shouldn't be. Reid gave him the “Hey it’s okay little budy” tap on the shoulder. Reid & Del Rio postgame pic.twitter.com/LSu6W6L7nY— Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol)...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 14 hours ago
NFL playoff picture: Can Alex Smith and the Chiefs break through?

NFL playoff picture: Can Alex Smith and the Chiefs break through?

The Chiefs beat the Raiders to take over the AFC West lead. Time to update where things stand in the AFC playoff picture. The AFC got things going on Thursday Night Football with a monster matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs hosted the game and pulled out a narrow 21-13 victory. Kansas City jumped on top 21-3, in the first half, and seemed set to cruise to victory. Alex Smith was dropping dimes and looking as good as I have ever seen him. He would finish the game 17 of 26 for 264 yards with a touchdown and an interception. However, the Raiders managed a...
Arrowhead Pride 14 hours ago
Raiders-Chiefs final score: Tyreek Hill has arrived, Travis Kelce’s 4th straight in 21-13 KC win

Raiders-Chiefs final score: Tyreek Hill has arrived, Travis Kelce’s 4th straight in 21-13 KC win

The Chiefs beat the Raiders, 21-13. The Chiefs and Raiders are now 10-3 on the season. The Chiefs are 4-0 in the AFC West and have swept the Raiders so they are in FIRST PLACE IN THE AFC WEST. Also a reminder that we know nothing about football. We talked all week about the Chiefs being able to run on the Raiders because they put up a season-high 183 rushing yards last time around against the Raiders. The Chiefs couldn’t run at all. We talked all week about turnovers being a key stat. The Chiefs can’t win with turnovers. They turned it over three times in this game and won. We know...
Arrowhead Pride 15 hours ago
Raiders-Chiefs fourth quarter score updates

Raiders-Chiefs fourth quarter score updates

Welcome to game day! The Chiefs host the Raiders with the AFC West on the line. This is your open thread. Thursday night football live stream Raiders-Chiefs score updates Chiefs inactives
Arrowhead Pride 15 hours ago
Watch Tyreek Hill’s TD catch from the stands

Watch Tyreek Hill’s TD catch from the stands

This is a pretty cool view of Tyreek Hill’s 36-yard touchdown catch from Alex Smith. For all my people enjoying this game in the warmth of their homes feel the ENERGY in Arrowhead Stadium #touchdown #chiefs A video posted by Derrick Ford (@dfordcomedian) on Dec 8, 2016 at 6:17pm PST
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago
Derrick Johnson goes down with injury for the Chiefs

Derrick Johnson goes down with injury for the Chiefs

This one didn’t look very good. Derrick Johnson went down with what appeared to be a non-contact injury. He was trying to cut and went down. He threw his helmet to the ground. Andy Reid and the Chiefs trainers looked at him for a few minutes before he limped off under the help of trainers. This would be a major loss. DJ missed the 2014 season with an Achilles’ tear and you’re hoping this isn’t something like that. He has slowed down a step this year but only a step. He’s still a damn good player who is a force in run support. DJ is a veteran Chief having joined the team in 2005....
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago
Derrick Johnson is out with an Achilles injury, doesn’t look good

Derrick Johnson is out with an Achilles injury, doesn’t look good

Update: Official announcement from the press box is he is out for the game with an Achilles injury This one didn’t look very good. Derrick Johnson went down with what appeared to be a non-contact injury. He was trying to cut and went down. He threw his helmet to the ground. Andy Reid and the Chiefs trainers looked at him for a few minutes before he limped off under the help of trainers. This would be a major loss. DJ missed the 2014 season with an Achilles’ tear and you’re hoping this isn’t something like that. He has slowed down a step this year but only a step. He’s still a damn...
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago
Charcandrick West scores TD, shares tribute to the late Joe McKnight

Charcandrick West scores TD, shares tribute to the late Joe McKnight

Former Chiefs running back Joe McKnight is remembered at Arrowhead this evening. His former teammate Chiefs running back Charcandrick West took a handoff from three yards out and went in for the touchdown. He then lifted up his shirt and showed this written on his shirt: A pre-game tribute from @Charcandrick26 to former #Chiefs and @nyjets running back Joe McKnight. #FootballIsFamily pic.twitter.com/7sz6kYYMkG— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 9, 2016 It says “Long Live Joe” if you can’t read it.
Arrowhead Pride 16 hours ago
Alex Smith is on national TV so of course he’s throwing deep TD passes

Alex Smith is on national TV so of course he’s throwing deep TD passes

Alex Smith doesn’t go deep, huh? Now that he’s on national TV he’s showing that’s not always the case. He does go deep. Only sometimes though. Alex threw from a crowded pocket 39 yards downfield to Chris Conley, who made a terrific catch on third down. What I loved the most is that the pocket wasn’t clean and he still wound up and threw it. Alex also has a 15-yard and 16-yard pass to Kelce and a 16-yard pass to Maclin. That was just the warmup though. The main event was t his 36-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, who simply out ran his man. Big Time Throw #TNF...

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