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8/12 Headlines: Top Outside LBs are 'The Dog Front'

Posted Aug 12, 2014

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Chiefs’ top four outside linebackers may share field at the same time

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“The Chiefs have recently been working on a defensive sub package that features their top four outside linebackers — Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Dee Ford and Josh Martin — in a front next to nose tackle Dontari Poe.

On Monday, Hali was asked why defensive coordinator Bob Sutton might use such a package…” READ MORE…

Photos: Linebackers at Training Camp


Chiefs have much to choose from at WR

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- When the Kansas City Chiefs utilized offensive formations that featured at least three wide receivers last season, invariably Dexter McCluster was that first player off the bench as the slot receiver.

They may be able to pick and choose from a variety of candidates for that job this season. They range from traditional smaller, quicker players like Kyle Williams and rookies De'Anthony Thomas and Albert Wilson to a bigger receiver like Junior Hemingway…” READ MORE…

Before he was picking off balls for the Chiefs, Malcolm Bronson was drafted by the Royals

Excerpt from Fox Sports Kansas City

“KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right town. Wrong team.

Here's a fun little nugget: Before Malcolm Bronson was a heat-seeking chaser of NFL wideouts, before he was an All-American safety at McNeese State, No. 41 was drafted by a professional sports team essential to the fabric of Kansas City….” READ MORE…

Chiefs lineman Ryan McKee gives football another chance

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Chiefs offensive tackle Ryan McKee thought he was through with football. After spending three years on practice squads with the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams, it was time to get on with the rest of his life.

He tried the business world for a year. He spent last season as a graduate assistant at North Carolina. But McKee still felt unfulfilled…” READ MORE…

Here’s the thing I meant to write earlier on Jamaal Charles (It’s about him being hit so dang hard.)

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Charles had 329 touches last year, the most of his career, but he also seems to do a good job avoiding hits. But it’s one thing to think that, another to see it, so I thought it might be instructive to go through Charles’ 2013 season with a more careful eye.

So I watched all of his touches and tried to put them in one of three categories…” READ MORE…

Ten Things I Think I Think

Excerpt from The MMQB

“1. I think the eye-opening story of the week was CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora reporting several team officials were upset that NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino was captured by TMZ getting off a Dallas Cowboys luxury bus in Los Angeles recently while the Cowboys were in Southern California for training camp. The problem, LaCanfora reported, is that Blandino, who is obviously supposed to be wholly impartial, should not be on a Cowboys party bus. I am told this is the story Blandino (whose honor I’ve never heard questioned inside the league or by any club officials) was telling in the wake of the TMZ footage: He met Stephen Jones, a member of the league’s Competition Committee, for dinner in Los Angeles. After dinner, Jones suggested they get a drink. Blandino accepted. They went to a bar and had a drink. From there, Blandino parted ways with Jones and others in his party. TMZ got some shots of several people, including women, through the windows of the Cowboys bus, but Blandino was not among the group at that time. He was gone. On Friday morning Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the league had received no complaints from any club officials about the alleged impropriety. On Saturday afternoon I checked with two league officials, who confirmed Florio’s report and said in the day-and-a-half since it appeared there were still no complaints about Blandino’s behavior.

I’m fine with Blandino dining (and wining, to some degree) with key team officials; it’s part of the job. But I’d draw the line at late-night beering or club-hopping. This doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it does these anonymous people quoted by LaCanfora, because officiating czars are going to pal around with significant league and team officials. But if I’m Roger Goodell, I’m telling Blandino: Dinner fine, revelry beyond that not so fine.…” READ MORE…

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