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Kansas City Chiefs: All Four Pro Bowlers End up on Same Roster

January 22nd, 2015 at 9:51 AM
By Mike Norris

Jamaal Charles was the fifth overall selection in the 2015 Pro Bowl Draft by Team (Chris) Carter. That sounds about right. But, what about Justin Houston?

The NFL's sack leader went 15th overall, and was the fifth defensive player chosen. Von Miller, and his 14 sacks, went one pick before Houston, who had 22. It may have been made in jest, but it seemed the Chiefs' linebacker didn't take too kindly to the selection.

Miller had a great season, but Houston continues to be disrespected around the league. Although JJ Watt probably deserved Defensive Player of the Year, Houston was not even in the discussion. Which doesn't seem right.

What did seem right is that all four (including Tamba Hali and Dontari Poe) Chiefs ended up on Team Carter. That means this won't happen in this year's game.

In reality where you are chosen in the Pro Bowl doesn't matter, even Andrew Luck, who was taken first overall, responded with: "It's nice. I guess." But, former and current players have a hand in the draft, and it can seem like a slight to some, as we heard from Houston.

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Kansas City Chiefs Sign 19 to Reserve/Future Contracts; Tyler Bray Has Torn ACL

January 20th, 2015 at 3:26 PM
By Mike Norris

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday they have signed a total of 19 players to reserve/future contracts. But, the biggest news of the day could be that back-up quarterback Tyler Bray has a torn ACL. General Manager John Dorsey released a statement on his injury.

“Anytime one of your players suffers a significant injury like Tyler’s it is disappointing, and we hurt for the player,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “With Tyler’s injury having a longer recovery time, we’ve signed quarterback Terrelle Pryor to a reserve/futures contract. As we’ve said before, we are always looking to add talented players to our roster, and Terrelle was among the top players on our ready list at that position with his athleticism and experience. We believe having him in our quarterback room and working with our offensive coaches will enhance his growth.”

This could be the end of the Bray era in Kansas City, but that remains to be seen. Nothing is for certain with Pryor, and there is no guarantee second-stringer Chase Daniels will be back with the team, since he will count $4.8 million toward the salary cap.

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Pro Bowl Participants Await Draft

January 20th, 2015 at 1:16 PM
By Mike Norris

Four Kansas City Chiefs were named to 2015 Pro Bowl rosters, but that doesn't mean they will be playing on the same team.

Instituted last year, the NFL went away with conference affiliations for the game, and now use a draft to pick teams. Players were not selected based on conference, and it was more evident than ever in the selection of punters. Both who were picked, Kevin Huber (Bengals), and Pat McAfee (Colts), play in the AFC. So, with this format, it's likely some Chiefs will be playing against others in the all-star game.

Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, and Dontari Poe will find out their fate at 7 pm Central Wednesday, when the draft begins. Before the draft happens however, there are some key elements to know. The draftees, if you will, are former NFL greats, Michael Irvin and Chris Carter (wonder what position they will draft first?). Some players are ineligible based on two reasons: (1) They are currently injured and will not play, and (2) They are Super Bowl participants, and also were replaced and will not play in the Pro Bowl.

Here is a link to the official draft rules, but some highlights are below.

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Beating Both Super Bowl Teams Doesn’t Really Mean Much, Except It Does

January 19th, 2015 at 2:42 PM
By Mike Norris

It's been said about 10,000 times over the past 24 hours that the Kansas City Chiefs beat both Super Bowl participants this year — the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. And most are saying it doesn't mean anything, especially since the Chiefs failed to even make the playoffs.

But, don't let them fool you, it means a lot.

Sure, Kansas City also failed to defeat the hapless Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders, but there are some back stories there we'll get to later. The fact remains that since KC obliterated the Patriots at home in Week 4, and grinded through a victory against the Seahawks in Week 13, those two teams have combined (including the playoffs), to go 21-2. You don't beat them if you aren't any good. The Chiefs also won tough rough games against Miami, Buffalo (something the Green Bay Packers failed to do), and San Diego — all teams that just missed out on the playoffs.

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Forty-Eight Years Ago to the Day, the Kansas City Chiefs Played in the First Super Bowl

January 15th, 2015 at 11:09 AM
By Mike Norris

Believe it or not, the Kansas City Chiefs played in two of the first four Super Bowls, including a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.

They also played in Super Bowl I, although they were on the short end of a 35-10 score against the legendary Green Bay Packers. Fans of today may only think about the 21-year playoff winless streak, but in the days of Len Dawson and Willie Lanier, the Chiefs were a powerhouse.

The interesting thing when the Chiefs played in that first Super Bowl, January 15, 1967, it actually was called "The World Championship Game." It wasn't until former Chiefs' owner Lamar Hunt saw some children playing with a "super ball," that he actually coined the term, prior to the Chiefs playing in Super Bowl IV. However, the first three championship games are retroactively called Super Bowl I, II, and III.

Of course, the league had the NFL Championship game before the NFL-AFL merger, but there are not many people around today who even reference that (unless you are a Detroit Lions' fan. NFL Championships: 4; Super Bowls: 0). Since the Chiefs played a part of history in that first iconic game, the Super Bowl has become, by far, the most watched sporting event today. To take a trip down memory lane, here are a few facts since that day, 48 years ago.

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