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Chiefs’ all-time cellar dweller team: Defense, part 1

Chiefs’ all-time cellar dweller team: Defense, part 1

Photo by Focus on Sport/ The best players on the worst Chiefs teams of all time. Driving home from work last week, a thought crossed my mind: why we are so obsessed with talking about bad football teams? Research has shown that it bonds us, giving us something to reminisce about over a beer — as in, “Hey, remember that time Trent Edwards and the Buffalo Bills dropped a 50 burger on us at home?” They say that you don’t understand love until you’ve had your heart broken. As Kansas City Chiefs fans, there have been times where our battered hearts were ripped to...
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Kansas City Chiefs fans: Introduce yourselves!

Kansas City Chiefs fans: Introduce yourselves!

Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Welcome to Arrowhead Pride! Let’s hear from you! Up the road in St. Joseph, Missouri — where the Kansas City Chiefs are conducting training camp at Missouri Western State University — our favorite NFL team is taking a day off from practice. But we know that across Kansas City, the Midwest, the United States — and even the rest of the world — excitement about the coming Chiefs season couldn’t be higher. Earlier this week, Arrowhead Pride celebrated its 15th anniversary covering the Chiefs in both good years...
Jul 31, 2021
Chiefs Saturday training camp notebook: Jerrick McKinnon enters the fold (plus observations and more)

Chiefs Saturday training camp notebook: Jerrick McKinnon enters the fold (plus observations and more)

Photo by Peter Aiken/ Seven years after he was drafted, the veteran is gunning for the Chiefs’ third running back spot. This training camp, there is a new face in the Kansas City Chiefs running back room: seven-year NFL veteran Jerrick McKinnon, who they signed to a one-year contract this offseason. McKinnon began his time in the league as a third-round pick made by the Vikings, and he spent 2014-17 in Minnesota before signing with the San Francisco 49ers. Then came the most difficult part of the 5-foot-9, 208-pound back’s career — an ACL tear in 2018 and a...
Jul 31, 2021
Mike Hughes has ‘never felt better’, willing to play wherever the Chiefs want him

Mike Hughes has ‘never felt better’, willing to play wherever the Chiefs want him

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ The newest player in the cornerback room is capable of playing multiple positions. The cornerback position for the Kansas City Chiefs has been one of the most significant talking points surrounding the defense in the era of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. The unit has succeeded with young players and short-term deals — and that’s the case again in 2021. In May, the Chiefs added to the room by trading a sixth-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for fourth-year cornerback Mike Hughes — the former first-round pick that is...
Jul 31, 2021
Andy Reid might actually start three rookies on the offensive line

Andy Reid might actually start three rookies on the offensive line

Photo by Peter Aiken/ Speaking with the press on Saturday, the Chiefs head coach made it clear that it’s a real possibility. Throughout the offseason — as the Kansas City Chiefs have rebuilt their offensive line — one of the key questions has been how willing head coach Andy Reid would be to start rookies in front of his superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Some observers — including myself — have believed that Reid would take no chances. We thought Reid would look at the early part of the team’s 2021 schedule — featuring games against the Cleveland...
Jul 31, 2021
Over seven seasons, Daniel Sorensen has turned preparation into a career

Over seven seasons, Daniel Sorensen has turned preparation into a career

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports For Kansas City’s “Dirty Dan,” it’s all about doing the little things right. We often hear Kansas City Chiefs players say that the beds in the dorms at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph are not comfortable — but don’t tell that to veteran safety Daniel Sorensen. Now entering his eighth season with the team, he says he’s been sleeping like a baby during Chiefs training camp. “It’s good, yeah, the dorms good,” he told reporters after Friday’s practice. “I sleep good.” He has a reason to sleep...
Jul 31, 2021
Justin Houston signs one-year deal with Baltimore Ravens

Justin Houston signs one-year deal with Baltimore Ravens

Photo by Chris Unger/ The former Chiefs star will not be returning to Kansas City in 2021. Despite posting a photo of himself working out while wearing a Kansas City Chiefs helmet on Thursday, former Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston — who has spent the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts — has signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $4 million, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Former All-Pro edge rusher Justin Houston reached agreement on a one-year deal worth up to $4 million with the Baltimore Ravens, per...
Jul 31, 2021
Kelce, Hitchens back at Saturday practice, Mike Remmers reported out

Kelce, Hitchens back at Saturday practice, Mike Remmers reported out

Photo by Peter G. Aiken/ Overcast skies and drizzle at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph on Saturday morning threatened the Kansas City Chiefs’ fourth full practice of their 2021 training camp. But it nonetheless began on time — with tight end Travis Kelce reporting for duty with helmet in hand. The Kansas City Star’s Herbie Teopie snagged a photo. Chiefs TE Travis Kelce back to work today. pic.twitter.com/snknhvu0KU— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) July 31, 2021 Kelce had missed Friday’s practice. He left Thursday’s session after his back...
Jul 31, 2021
Live updates from Saturday’s Chiefs training camp practice

Live updates from Saturday’s Chiefs training camp practice

Photo by Peter Aiken/ The Chiefs conduct their fourth full-team practice of the 2021 training camp. Saturday’s Kansas City Chiefs training camp practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Arrowhead Time at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney is there, along with other Chiefs beat reporters and TV crews. Here we’ll bring you the best of the practice updates on social media. Most of the team’s training camp practices are open to the public. For more information about getting tickets for public training camp practices —...
Jul 31, 2021
Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill remain confident the Chiefs can go 20-0

Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill remain confident the Chiefs can go 20-0

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports After making an undefeated season the goal back in May, Mahomes and his teammates aren’t wavering at all. Who doesn’t want to win all the time? Whether you’re an athlete, journalist, chef — whatever — the goal is to win the day. That mindset clearly isn’t lost on Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Back in May, Mahomes made it very clear what the 2021 goal is. “The only record I have my eyes set on breaking, which would be new this year, would be going 20-0,” Mahomes said. “It’s not really a record to...
Jul 31, 2021
Around the AFC West: Bridgewater, Lock battle in Denver

Around the AFC West: Bridgewater, Lock battle in Denver

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Let’s see what’s been up with the Broncos, Chargers and Raiders this week. The first week of NFL training camp is in the books. Let’s see what’s been going on with the Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC West opponents. Denver Broncos The Broncos’ defense is really good. Players came into training camp looking to be the best in the NFL. Linebacker Von Miller wants his team to make it back to the playoffs and compete for the Lombardi Trophy in the Super Bowl. This is the mentality Miller needs to bring in order to help inspire his...
Jul 31, 2021
Arrowheadlines: Antonio Callaway says it’s a blessing to end up with the Chiefs

Arrowheadlines: Antonio Callaway says it’s a blessing to end up with the Chiefs

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Chiefs headlines for Saturday, July 31 The latest Patrick Mahomes calls this new Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver ‘super-talented’ | Kansas City Star “Be yourself, do the right thing,” he said reflectively. “You know what’s right and you know what’s wrong. “There’s freedom of action, but not freedom of consequences, like every action has a consequence, whether it’s good or bad. Just do the right thing all the time, even when nobody is looking.” So far, so good for Callaway, who has rotated repetitions with the first-...
Jul 30, 2021
Chiefs release long snapper signed on Monday

Chiefs release long snapper signed on Monday

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Drew Scott’s Chiefs career lasted only four days. According to the NFL transactions report, the Kansas City Chiefs have waived long snapper Drew Scott, who was only signed to the team in the past week. The Chiefs announced Scott’s signing on Monday. It was confusing at first, since Kansas City has long depended on long snapper James Winchester to handle those special-teams duties. But then we learned that Winchester had been added to the team’s Reserve/COVID list — meaning that the Chiefs were going to need a long snapper before...
Jul 30, 2021
Willie Gay Jr. is confident in his knowledge of the playbook; he’s ‘ready to make plays’

Willie Gay Jr. is confident in his knowledge of the playbook; he’s ‘ready to make plays’

Photo by Peter Aiken/ The young linebacker was very honest about how the shortened offseason of his rookie year set him back. It’s been well-documented by now, but the pandemic-affected NFL season last year was tough on first-year players. You wouldn’t know it by watching the Kansas City Chiefs; rookies like Clyde Edwards-Helaire, L’Jarius Sneed and Mike Danna made big impacts throughout the year despite a shortened offseason with a lack of in-person practice. Linebacker Willie Gay Jr. made plays in spots but wasn’t as consistently on the field as the...
Jul 30, 2021
Chiefs Friday training camp notebook: More ‘mature’ Mecole Hardman is making the case

Chiefs Friday training camp notebook: More ‘mature’ Mecole Hardman is making the case

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The third-year receiver was the subject of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill chatter after day three of Chiefs’ training camp Friday. Two years ago, before the Kansas City Chiefs had won a Super Bowl and we knew nothing of a worldwide pandemic, Mecole Hardman was a rookie — the new kid on the block. A speedster from the University of Georgia, Hardman was entering the NFL with the league’s best quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. It was only Mahomes’ second year as a starter, but his MVP effort gave him the clout of a 10-year veteran....