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Jun 19, 2019
Dixon’s AP mailbag: Hardman starting, an undefeated team and the best Chiefs wrestler

Dixon’s AP mailbag: Hardman starting, an undefeated team and the best Chiefs wrestler

Let’s find out what Arrowhead Pride readers want to know this week... Welcome to Dixon’s Arrowhead Pride Mailbag, where I’ll do my best to answer your questions about the Kansas City Chiefs — and anything else that’s on your mind. If you have a question, you can hit my profile page to e-mail me, or ask me on Twitter. While you’re at it, please follow me on Twitter, too. On to your questions: Put aside who was drafted first. Who starts on offense first, Mecole Hardman or Darwin Thompson? — Rob Thanks for asking, Rob. I think Hardman has a better chance to start first. The...
Jun 19, 2019
Arrowheadlines: Patrick Mahomes named second-best player in NFL by CBS Sports

Arrowheadlines: Patrick Mahomes named second-best player in NFL by CBS Sports

Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, June 19. The latest Pete Prisco’s Top 100 NFL Players of 2019: Aaron Donald edges Patrick Mahomes for No. 1, Chargers have most on list | CBS Sports How can I have a non-quarterback atop my NFL top-100 list? It always has to be a quarterback, right? Not this year. This time around, the No 1 player in the league is Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald. He edges out Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who had a sensational first year as a starter. Could Lamar Jackson Have Mahomes-Like Breakout? Ravens Are Trying to Find out |...
Jun 18, 2019
Byron Pringle is Kansas City’s “surprise offseason standout”

Byron Pringle is Kansas City’s “surprise offseason standout”

Pringle should certainly be in the mix to make the club’s 53-man roster come the end of training camp. With the NFL out for summer break, ESPN’s NFL Nation compiled a list of surprise offseason standouts for each team. For the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s second-year wide receiver Byron Pringle. WR Byron Pringle He was on the verge of making the team last year as an undrafted rookie before an injury in the final preseason game ended his season. Pringle continued to make plays after returning this offseason. The fact that he played well at camp and in the preseason last year is an...
Jun 18, 2019
The Chiefs did some good work at Lincoln College Prep on Monday

The Chiefs did some good work at Lincoln College Prep on Monday

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, commentator Mitch Holthus and several rookie visited Lincoln College Prep in Kansas City on Monday as part of the league’s “Huddle for 100” initiative. The league, Chiefs dot com in-house writer Matt McMullen and friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest tweeted out some of the scenes from the event: #Chiefs’ business staff, Ambassadors and Cheerleaders are leading a service activity at nearby Lincoln Prep today as part of #ChiefsHuddlefor100, and there’s plenty more on the way. The Chiefs’ rookie class and Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt...
Jun 18, 2019
Here is how wide receiver Cody Thompson makes the Chiefs’ 53-man roster

Here is how wide receiver Cody Thompson makes the Chiefs’ 53-man roster

Thompson’s route running and raw skills could see him break into the Chiefs’ WR room. Lottery Tickets is a breakdown series of the lesser known players who have a chance to make the Chiefs Week 1 roster. Leading up to training camp, we’ll be profiling the intriguing undrafted free agents and reserve/future contract players that show the ability to potentially stick in the NFL. Why is this series called Lottery Tickets? The players we discuss are high-upside players that haven’t significantly affected the Chiefs bottom line, but the returns could be substantial. The Kansas City...
Jun 18, 2019
Arrowheadlines: Chiefs-Patriots considered one of NFL’s “best rivalries”

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs-Patriots considered one of NFL’s “best rivalries”

Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, June 18. The latest Ranking the NFL’s best rivalries in 2019: The most heated of the hatred | Sporting News New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs Recent games: Patriots 37, Chiefs 31 (Jan. 20, 2019, AFC championship game); Patriots 43, Chiefs 40 (Oct. 14, 2018) 2019 matchups: Week 14 (Dec. 8, 2019) This is another example of a rivalry getting a significant boost simply because the two teams will play each other in 2019. We know about the game in New England in Week 14, but there’s a strong chance these teams could have another postseason meeting...
Jun 17, 2019
Chiefs add team clinician to counsel players on and off the field

Chiefs add team clinician to counsel players on and off the field

The NFL recently mandated all team have a team clinician before training camp, but the Chiefs have been ahead of the curve I recently received a question for my weekly mailbag column. E.J. said he was concerned about the character issues that have cropped up among Kansas City Chiefs players. I am very curious about the character assessments that the team goes through during the draft process, or even when they are signing a free agent. Do you know who completes these assessments and what is included in the process? I don’t think I’d be going out on a limb to say that E.J. isn’t the...
Jun 17, 2019
Why Andy Reid has the best screen game in the NFL

Why Andy Reid has the best screen game in the NFL

The Chiefs’ screen game became a hot topic on social media on Monday. On Monday morning, Warren Sharp posted a cut-up of some of the screen designs that Andy Reid utilized this year. The video became a hot topic on Chiefs social media Monday. If play callers don’t bring a volume of Andy Reid’s RB-passes to study over the summer they aren’t trying hard enough to win. Even w Mahomes, Reid wants to make life easy on the QB. Easy passes, huge gains. All from 2018, most on early downs. Copy off the king, he’s the best. pic.twitter.com/1PwLYnAjqa— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June...
Jun 17, 2019
How Patrick Mahomes plans to spend the next five weeks before Chiefs training camp

How Patrick Mahomes plans to spend the next five weeks before Chiefs training camp

Welcome to the NFL “dead period,” though the Chiefs’ quarterback doesn’t really see it that way at all. In today’s pro football landscape, the league calendar is designed in such a way that there is always something going on. We know what happens from September to December, but the playoffs, the Pro Bowl, Super Bowl week, free agency, the NFL Draft and offseason workouts keep us all talking. 47 straight weeks of new video clips, new sound bites or new additions to your favorite club. But now we have entered the only true “dead period” of the year. Quarterbacks and rookies...
Jun 17, 2019
Arrowheadlines: CBS Sports says take the under on 10.5 wins for Chiefs in 2019

Arrowheadlines: CBS Sports says take the under on 10.5 wins for Chiefs in 2019

Chiefs headlines for Monday, June 17. The latest 2019 NFL Win Totals: Why the Chargers will steal the AFC West title from the Chiefs this year | CBS Sports Kansas City Chiefs Win Total: 10.5 Over (+130) / Under (-150) VERDICT: UNDER Why Mahomes 2.0 will be better even if his statistics are less gaudy | Kansas City Star A year after Mahomes erupted into stardom by throwing for 50 touchdowns and more than 5,000 yards, chances are that he might not be able to duplicate those gaudy numbers … particularly if the indefinitely suspended Tyreek Hill is no longer part of the team. But the more...
Jun 16, 2019
Deon Yelder is probably the “favorite” to win Chiefs’ No. 2 tight end job

Deon Yelder is probably the “favorite” to win Chiefs’ No. 2 tight end job

The Chiefs need a second tight end, and this lottery ticket should be in the mix to win the position. Lottery Tickets is a breakdown series of the lesser known players who have a chance to make the Chiefs Week 1 roster. Leading up to training camp, we’ll be profiling the intriguing undrafted free agents and reserve/future contract players that show the ability to potentially stick in the NFL. Why is this series called Lottery Tickets? The players we discuss are high-upside players that haven’t significantly affected the Chiefs bottom line, but the returns could be substantial. “I...
Jun 15, 2019
How Steve Spagnuolo plans to use his safeties and linebackers

How Steve Spagnuolo plans to use his safeties and linebackers

Looking into the safety and linebacker coverage techniques that we could see the Chiefs deploy in 2019 It’s another great day in the Summer of Spags! After covering some of the cornerback techniques that we could see in 2019, we’ve moved on to the next logical positions — safety and linebacker. This will be an example-heavy post, as it will take a look at what defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, secondary coach Dave Merritt, and linebackers coach Matt House have done with their players in the past. With that said, let’s not waste any time and dive into some more technique! High...
Jun 14, 2019
Chiefs sign a third tryout player from mandatory minicamp

Chiefs sign a third tryout player from mandatory minicamp

Linebacker D’Juan Hines maxes out Kansas City’s roster at 90 players. Add another mandatory minicamp tryout signee to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have also signed linebacker D’Juan Hines, according to the NFL’s official transaction report. Hines, 24, is a 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker who played college football at Houston. He first entered the league as a 2018 undrafted free agent with the Los Angeles Chargers. Hines was signed to the Chargers practice squad in early September of 2018 but the Cleveland Browns signed him later that month. Hines played in 13 games for the...
Jun 14, 2019
Chiefs announce’ 2019 training camp schedule

Chiefs announce’ 2019 training camp schedule

It’s time to start making your plans to head up to St. Joseph. The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their official training camp schedule. Chiefs training camp will once again take place at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, for the 10th straight year. The Chiefs added that all times and dates are subject to change. Practices beginning at 8:15 a.m. will run for two hours and 40 minutes. Practices held at 9:15 a.m. will run approximately one hour and 40 minutes. All training camp practices are free entry, unless otherwise noted (July 27, July 28, August 3), though...
Jun 14, 2019
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt issues statement on the passing of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt issues statement on the passing of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen passed away at the age of 75 after a battle with Alzheimer’s on Thursday night. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt issued a statement on Friday: Statement from Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt on the passing of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen. pic.twitter.com/a7Lc4NMDSV— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) June 14, 2019 HUNT: “My family and I are saddened by the loss of Pat Bowlen, and our hearts are with the Bowlen family and the entire Denver Broncos organization during this difficult time. A tremendous competitor, Pat built a culture of success in Denver,...