9:59 AM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
Arrowhead Pride 38 mins ago
NFL power rankings: Chiefs start 2014 season in the middle of the pack

NFL power rankings: Chiefs start 2014 season in the middle of the pack

2014 NFL power rankings for the Kansas City Chiefs entering Week 1. The Kansas City Chiefs held the 20th spot in the first 2013 NFL power rankings and entering this season the KC Chiefs hold the 15th spot in the 2014 NFL power rankings. This according to rankings voted on by SB Nation's NFL bloggers. I know I'm supposed to disagree with power rankings that don't rank the Chiefs high very I do feel this is a fair ranking for the Chiefs. They were an 11-win team last year so they can't drop that far, despite how many free agent losses they had this offseason. They are playing a much...
Tim Lynch / Mile High Report 59 mins ago

Week 1 NFL Power Rankings: Broncos start the season number one, Seahawks slip

New to Mile High Report? Sign up here and join the discussion! I am certain fans from around the league will criticize these rankings because the Seattle Seahawks did obliterate the Denver Broncos in the last meaningful game played in the NFL, but this is a new season and these are now completely different teams. The Seahawks are still good, but I do not believe they are as good as they were last year, while the Broncos have gotten deeper and much better. 2014 is going to be one hell of a year. The NFL has much parity, but mostly in the middle where maybe half the league will finish .500...
Arrowhead Pride 1 hour ago

Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 9/2

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy! Smith Extension Was Always The Goal from The Mothership Chiefs general manager John Dorsey spoke of Smith after practice on Monday. "He doesn't panic," Dorsey said. "He's flat-lined. In critical situations, you like guys that make really good decisions. Just watching him around his teammates and how much his teammates like him-that speaks volumes because guys go to him. To me, that's a natural thing for that position to have but that quality is very few and far between in certain people." Dorsey went on to...
Arrowhead Pride 1 hour ago
Chiefs' Brazilian kicker learned NFL rules through Madden

Chiefs' Brazilian kicker learned NFL rules through Madden

Madden finally serves a purpose. Kansas City Chiefs new kicker Cairo Santos will be one of the first Brazilian players to take the field in an NFL game when the Chiefs take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 1. "Everyone is freaking out," Santos said of his friends and family in Brazil. It's unclear if he will be the very first or one of the very few Brazilian players in the NFL. Santos spoke to the media on Monday and besides praising his now former teammate Ryan Succop he said that he learned the NFL game from playing Madden. "I went out and bought a Madden game for my Xbox and that's how...
Mile High Report 1 hour ago
Horse Tracks: Colts offensive line wounded, Broncos defense licking their chops

Horse Tracks: Colts offensive line wounded, Broncos defense licking their chops

The Colts are already hurting, but the Broncos are about to elevate the pain. Notes on Wes Welker, Brandon Marshall, Demaryius Thomas and more. Good morning, Broncos Country! Noting the Colts' absence of Robert Mathis, and the absence of owner Jim Irsay's comments getting in Peyton Manning's head (the owner is on a short leash), Woody Paige says the Colts are in for a "world of hurt" vs. the Broncos this week and predicts a 42-20 rout. It's hard to disagree. Just look at the current state of their offensive line. The Colts signed A.Q. Shipley from the Baltimore Ravens this weekend...
Arrowhead Pride 1 hour ago

Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster has 9 rookies entering 2014 NFL season

Examining the KC Chiefs initial 53-man roster. The Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster came out after Saturday's NFL roster cuts but that will be an evolving roster. After the Chiefs first 53-man roster was completed on Saturday, it changed on Sunday with the addition of defensive lineman Damion Square. For now, the Chiefs roster has nine rookies -- six draft picks and three undrafted rookies. I predicted around 50 undrafted FA 1st-yr players would make 53-man rosters. Turns out 60 did. @Browns w/ league-high 5. — Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) September 1, 2014 I'm not sure the Chiefs...
Bolts From The Blue 1 hour ago

San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 2, 2014

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web. 9/1 BTB: John Pagano & Branden Oliver - Chargers.com VideoUndrafted Free Agent Branden Oliver is in studio to talk about making the team, along with John Pagano who talks roster and Cardinals. The It Factor - Bill BarnwellAs you might expect, the It Factor is also often code for "This guy is winning more than his skills say he should," because we are somehow still in the habit of assigning wins and losses to quarterbacks here in 2014. It’s often ascribed to some sort of knowledge of how to win, like there’s a secret...
Silver And Black Pride 11 hours ago

Raiders injury update: David Ausberry back at practice "moved around pretty well"

There were two big injury questions coming into today's practice. Would Schaub be back from his sore elbow? And would David Ausberry be back from his knee procedure? Turns out both were a yes. For Schaub's part, his return from his elbow soreness was supposed mean the return of his starting job. That's not how it happened. While he was away, Derek Carr showed up big time and took his job from him. So, his health turned out to be a non-factor in the end as he was back throwing but it was with the second team. As for Ausberry, he suffered a knee injury during camp that caused him to have a...
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago

And just like that, Raiders have three rookie starters

As of last week, it was looking like fifth overall pick Khalil Mack would be the only rookie starter for the Raiders. Now in one day, Dennis Allen has added the team's second and third round draft choices to the list of starters heading into the season. The big news is, of course, Derek Carr being named the starting quarterback. But one that shouldn't be lost in the shuffle is Gabe Jackson getting the start at left guard. Jackson's getting the start is not necessarily good news, though. The primary reason for his getting the start is the struggles of the team's 2013 second round...
Stampede Blue 12 hours ago
Chuck Pagano, Colts Know Facing Peyton Manning Won't Be Easy

Chuck Pagano, Colts Know Facing Peyton Manning Won't Be Easy

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and his team are going up against the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday, and they know it won't be easy.They're just trying to make sure the same is true for Manning facing the Colts defense. The Indianapolis Colts are an optimistic group - they know they can win any given week, and they expect to.  At the same time, however, they're realistic.  Chuck Pagano was both today when talking about the Colts' upcoming game in week one against the Denver Broncos. Of course, playing the Broncos means playing former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.  He...
Silver And Black Pride 12 hours ago

Dennis Allen says starting Derek Carr was performance motivated

Coming into this week, Dennis Allen was steadfast in saying that whether or not Matt Schaub is the Raiders starter was very much dependent upon whether he was healthy. Well, all that talk was just that as today Matt Schaub was healthy and today he officially named Derek Carr the starter. "We made the decision to go with Derek Carr as the quarterback," said Allen. "There was a lot of factors involved in that. It's not and indictment on Matt Schaub at all. I still feel very confident in Matt Schaub. I think it says more about where we feel Derek Carr is and his progression. After watching him...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 13 hours ago
Raiders announce Derek Carr as starter; will he be starting by Week 14?

Raiders announce Derek Carr as starter; will he be starting by Week 14?

The San Francisco 49ers will face the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. Will newly named starting QB Derek Carr still be in the starting lineup when that game rolls around? The San Francisco 49ers "travel" to face the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. The 49ers will have plenty to deal with between now and then, but they should have Aldon Smith back by then, and all indications are that NaVorro Bowman should be back as well. We don't know Ray McDonald's status, but other than that, this team will hopefully be coming on strong by then. The Oakland Raiders on the other hand face a season with huge...
Broncos Gab 14 hours ago

Monday Musings.

Some things happened today in Broncos Country. First of all, team captains were named and those honored and chosen by their teammates were: Offense: Peyton Manning Demaryius Thomas Defense: DeMarcus Ware Terrance Knighton Special Teams: David Bruton One special captain will be named each game. Wes Welker was welcomed back on the practice field. He […]
Silver And Black Pride 15 hours ago

Report: Raiders name Derek Carr starter over Matt Schaub

It's happened. The Raiders will be starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub heading into the 2014 season, according to Jay Glazer. Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Carr has had a terrific preseason. Players were informed earlier today of the switch — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 1, 2014 Schaub had been out lately with a sore elbow and Dennis Allen had said he was waiting for today's practice to see if Schaub would be healthy and ready to...
Arrowhead Pride 17 hours ago

Chiefs depth chart has Frankie Hammond in Dwayne Bowe's spot, De'Anthony Thomas at RB and WR

The Chiefs Week 1 depth chart has been released. The Kansas City Chiefs first regular season depth chart contains some interesting nuggets. The Chiefs list De'Anthony Thomas on both the receiver and running back depth charts. It seems he's seen more work at running back in his time with the Chiefs. Dwayne Bowe is not listed because of his Week 1 suspension. Instead Frankie Hammond Jr. is listed in Bowe's spot. For you fantasy owners, I wouldn't count on much from Hammond given this is his first game. Junior Hemingway has fallen behind Hammond and UDFA Albert Wilson. With Donald...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago
Kansas City Chiefs fill out practice squad, release Kyle Williams off IR

Kansas City Chiefs fill out practice squad, release Kyle Williams off IR

The KC Chiefs made more roster moves on Monday, releasing Kyle Williams off IR and signing two new players to the practice squad. The Kansas City Chiefs added a ninth and 10th member to the practice squad and released WR Kyle Williams off of injured reserve. The first new practice squad member is linebacker Jerry Franklin, most recently with the Chicago Bears. This move was actually reported on Sunday by Franklin's agent on Twitter. He has played for the Broncos, Panthers, Cowboys and Bears in his two-year NFL career. The other one is 6', 324-pound defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo, who...
Arrowhead Pride 18 hours ago
Andy Reid's track record and Alex Smith's contract are linked

Andy Reid's track record and Alex Smith's contract are linked

With Smith and Reid running the show, the Chiefs have their best chance at long-term success in decades. Andy Reid knows more about quarterbacks than most quarterbacks know about themselves. The man affectionately know as Big Red has won seven division titles and advanced to a Super Bowl, all without the benefit of a Hall of Fame signal-caller in any of those campaigns. In 15 seasons as a head coach, Reid has made it to the playoffs 10 times. On Sunday, Reid became joined at the hip with Alex Smith for five years at the cost of $75 million. Reid desperately wanted Smith when he arrived...
Mile High Report 18 hours ago
Denver Broncos 2014 season begins now

Denver Broncos 2014 season begins now

Happy Labor Day, MHR! Let's talk football, and let's talk talking football. The Denver Broncos regular season is upon us, which means you can expect Mile High Report coverage on your favorite team (and your favorite player Peyton Manning) all year long. We want to hear from you what you want to hear from us! Generally, a Broncos practice schedule (and MHR's coverage) will go like this: Monday: Players report after Sunday's game; MHR will review the game in-depth Tuesday: Players day off; MHR's review continues, along with Power Rankings and other Around the League stuff Wednesday:...
Bolts From The Blue 18 hours ago

BFTB Study: New offensive coordinators

An exclusive BFTB study on the effect of NFL teams hiring a new offensive coordinator. A few weeks back, the managing editor here, John Gennaro, asked me the following question: what are the historical results when a team changes offensive coordinators? Here is my attempt at answering that. The data The worst step of doing a study like this, as always, is doing the grunt work to compile the requisite dataset. Luckily, Pro Football Reference lists each team's coordinators in each team+season page. With a small script to scrape this data for each team and year into a usable, comma-separated...
Silver And Black Pride 18 hours ago
Raiders practice squad released: Includes former Patriots round two pick Ras-I Dowling

Raiders practice squad released: Includes former Patriots round two pick Ras-I Dowling

The Raiders have announced their practice squad for the 2014 season. Here are the players who have been named to the 10-man squad: Atkinson III, George     RB             6-1            218           R           Notre Dame Autry, Denico                  DE             6-5            273           R           Mississippi State Dowling, Ras-I                 CB             6-1            210           3            Virginia Filimoeatu, Bojay           LB             6-2            250    ...

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  • 3 Wes Welker

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