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NFL approves Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease “a big step”

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE ENEMIES OF THE CHIEFS

Hey Chiefs Faithful

I know lots of Kansas City Chiefs faithful try to not only keep up with their hometown Chiefs, but also try to keep track of what the hated division foes are doing, We decided to occasionally check out what’s going on across enemy lines.

Here’s an article to keep you informed on what the other teams in our division are up to

NFL approves Raiders Las Vegas stadium lease “a big step”

Another box was checked today for the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas. The owners have approved the lease agreement between the franchise and the city at their owners meeting in Chicago Tuesday.

Mark Davis called the vote “a big step” in the process that began when the league had officially approved the team’s relocation to Las Vegas in late March.

Just a week ago, there was some uncertainty the lease would be signed and ready in time for the owner’s meeting.

Those concerns were alleviated at the meeting last week on May 18 when the lease was signed by the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. The worry was had the lease not been ready in time for the owners meeting, it could ultimately push the entire project back a year due to the fact that the next owners meeting doesn’t take place until October.

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Featured Chiefs Image – Flat Blue – AmeriCorps Team Oak II -Chiefs vs Rams

Featured Flickr Phins Photo

Just a little something out of the ordinary, every now and then I’m going to feature a random photo from Flickr that is tagged with “Kansas City Chiefs”. I think it’s a great way to highlight other people’s creativity, whether that is photography, painting, drawing, or some other kind of flickr-applicable art.

Hope you guys like it!

If you like what you see, be sure to check out the owner’s flickr site to see what else they may have to offer.

Flat Blue – AmeriCorps Team Oak II -Chiefs vs Rams

Kansas City Chiefs Game

Image by USFWS Mountain Prairie
Via Colton Gale, Team Oak II team member : After working at Des Lacs Refuge…

"We helped out at Necedah Refuge with a lot of trail reconstruction and invasive species removal. Following that, we ventured to Fort Wayne, Indiana to work at the Community Harvest Food Bank. After only two weeks there performing a series of odd jobs, we were pulled off the project and sent out on a disaster mission to help in Joplin, Missouri. In the wake of the devastating tornado that hit, we worked alongside FEMA and their long-term recovery committee to set up appointments with those affected by the tornado and help those in need access resources.

On the way back northward, the AmeriCorps was being honored at a St.Louis Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs football game, so we were given free tickets. Naturally, Blue came too! Upon entering Iowa for our transition, part of the team met up with part of another team to participate in what is called the Aspen Warrior Run. It was a 3.1 mile run course over and around obstacles, as well as through a river and mud. Flat Blue came along for the journey there as well.

It has been a good time so far and hopefully there are more places still on our journey here in the AmeriCorps NCCC for Blue to tag along with."

AmeriCorps website: www.americorps.gov/

Photo Credit: Colton Gale/AmeriCorps Team Oak II member

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Kansas City QBs: Shopping in the Flea Market (FEATURED CHIEFS LINK)

Featured Kansas City Chiefs Article

There are lots of awesome Kansas City Chiefs web pages out there that sometimes I feel the need to re-post some of the posts that I come across.

Enjoy!

Kansas City QBs: Shopping in the Flea Market

From the FanPosts. Good way to look at it. -Joel

Let’s assume there are three places a team can shop for quarterbacks. First of all, there is Rodeo Drive, the place where rich people spend incredible amounts of money because they want only the best. The football equivalent of shopping on Rodeo Drive is the first round, or the top thirty-two picks. In the first year of the modern draft there were twenty-five first round picks, but that number expanded as the league expanded, so the arrival of the Houston Texans brought the final total to thirty-two. How often have the Chiefs shopped for a quarterback on Rodeo Drive in the Super Bowl era? Four times, including the recent drafting of Patrick Mahomes.

The other three were Steve Fuller in 1979, who started thirty-one games for the Chiefs and forty-two overall. The Chiefs went the expensive route again in 1983 when they chose Todd Blackledge. Blackledge proved to be worse than Fuller, starting twenty-four games for Kansas City and twenty-nine overall. The third expensive quarterback bauble was Mike Elkins, drafted 32nd in 1989, he started zero games in the NFL, and played in only one. On average the three pricey quarterbacks averaged eighteen starts for the Chiefs and twenty-four in the NFL. My homey Mahomes doesn’t have a big history to live up to, but i ” >”>

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The Raiders need to trade for Bowman because they will have a SB defense

KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE ON THE DIVISION RIVALS OF THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

What’s Up Kansas City Faithful

I know so many Kansas City Chiefs faithful like to not only keep up with their beloved Chiefs, but also like to watch what the hated division rivals are doing, We decided to periodically see what’s happening in the enemy base.

Here’s a link to keep you informed on what the other teams in our division are up to

The Raiders need to trade for Bowman because they will have a SB defense

The Raiders front office are concerned with extending Carr’s contract, but they should focus more on trading for ILB NaVorro Bowman. They have the talent on offense and defense definitely improved after the draft. However, I highly doubt they are making a SB run with Marquelle Lee or Cory James as the starter. Khalil Mack and Derek Carr are both 26 years old. Reggie needs to stop procrastinating, they should be in win now mode.

Bowman missed most of the season but when healthy, he is a superstar and easily a top 5 MLB. He is exactly the type of player the Raiders need in order to make a SB run this season. PFF ranked Bowman as the #1 run stopping linebacker since 2006. Raiders defense will completely take away opposing teams running game with Bowman, Mack, and Mario. This is why teams like the Chiefs and Patriots are successful, they have a balanced offense. Bowman will force teams to become one-dimensional, and give Mack, Irvin, Mario, and Aldon more opportunities to get to the QB, which will lead to more interceptions from playmakers Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph.

We already know Conley will shut down Hill and Edelman, and Obi can cover TEs like Kelce and Gronk. Is Bowman expensive? Yes. Will the Raiders take a risk trading a 3rd round pick for a player who struggled with injuries last year? Definitely. But that’s not the point. Just look at the Warriors. They took a big risk when they traded for Andrew Bogut. I was one of the fans who thought it was stupid to trade for an injury prone player. But it resulted in the Warriors finally winnin ” >”>

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Perry Riley Jr is still a free agent and Bruce Irvin is still calling for Raiders to bring him back

KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE ON THE ENEMIES OF THE CHIEFS

Hey Kansas City Fanatics

Since most Kansas City Chiefs fans like to not only keep up with their favorite team the Chiefs, but also like to watch what the hated division enemies are doing, We decided to occasionally check out what’s going on in the enemy base.

Here’s a link to keep you informed on what the other teams in our division are up to

Perry Riley Jr is still a free agent and Bruce Irvin is still calling for Raiders to bring him back

The mere fact that Perry Riley Jr has not been signed by a team this offseason is a bit strange. He had a resurgent season with the Raiders in 2016 after he was signed following week four and inserted as the starter for the remaining 11 games of the season and the team’s Wild Card playoff game.

Riley had spent the first six seasons of his career in Washington and was available mainly because he had been injured. Once the Raiders realized Ben Heeney and Cory James weren’t the answer, and Riley was a now healthy free agent option, he got the call.

In Oakland, Riley re-united with childhood friend, Bruce Irvin — who had signed with the team in the offseason — making for a great situation for both players.

Not re-signing him seemed a bit odd considering the otherwise shaky situation the Raiders have at the middle linebacker position. When they didn’t bring him back, it would have seemed like another team would have signed him, perhaps even early in free agency. But no.

So, a free agent he remains.

Once aga ” >”>

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2018 Mock Draft and Predictions (Chargers)

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SWORN ENEMIES OF THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Hi Kansas City Chiefs Fanatics

It seems like a lot of Chiefs fanatics want to not only keep up with their favorite team the Chiefs, but also want to watch what the hated division foes are up to, We decided to occasionally see what’s happening across enemy lines.

Here’s a blog post to keep you filled in on what the other teams in our division are up to

2018 Mock Draft and Predictions (Chargers)

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Hello Chargers fans! I am a Falcons fan and member of the Falcoholic visiting your blog to share and predict my selections for the 2018 NFL draft. I realize the draft is almost a full year away, but I enjoy drafting, predicting, and the NFL in general so much that I figured I would share my predictions with you guys for the upcoming season. Keep in mind that I have predicted both the record and pick (assuming you have a pick otherwise the team that owns the pick) based on my opinions and by no means do I believe that this will be entirely accurate a year from now. Rather, please view it as an opportunity to discuss with your fellow bloggers the current state of your team, what prospects you like so far, what your projected needs are, etc. heading into this season and looking ahead to next. I realize that my knowledge of your team is obviously less than yours but do realize that I am not trying to be mean or hurtful in any way if you don’t like the record or selection I have mocked to you. If you are interested in asking me any questions you can do so on my main article over at the Falcoholic. I don’t care what you say about me or my projections here as I will only check in every now and then to see the general gist of your reactions and will not respond to any comments posted below (although I may leave a rec in passing). If you do c ” >”>

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FEATURED CHIEFS LINK: Alex Smith threw a lot of screens because the Chiefs did well with them

Featured Kansas City Chiefs Article

Here is a piece of news that I think you Kansas City fanatics out there will like looking at.

Alex Smith threw a lot of screens because the Chiefs did well with them

Screens in the Kansas City Chiefs offense: it’s complicated.

Complaining about screens fits in well in Kansas City. Alex Smith doesn’t throw deep, you see him throwing a screen and so you complain. It’s the narrative.

In this case, the narrative is true. The Chiefs DO throw a bunch of screen passes. We knew Andy Reid was hired this was an extension of the run game but it’s still worth pointing out that the Chiefs threw a bunch of screen passes last year.

As it turns out, the Chiefs were pretty good with them, too. Pro Football Focus has this stat showing how often Alex threw screen passes and how well he did on those passes:

The other thing is that the Chiefs have several players who are very good with screens. I’m thinking ” >”>

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