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Top 5 Headlines 8/14: Chiefs Pass Rush Expectations

Posted Aug 14, 2014

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1. Chiefs hope pass-rush package will pay off

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of what could be in store for unsuspecting quarterbacks this season.

Pro Bowl linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, first-round draft pick Dee Ford and fellow pass- rusher Josh Martin all trotted onto the field at the same time, leaving defensive tackle Dontari Poe as the lone down lineman in a unique scheme designed to create pressure. ”    READ MORE…

Photos: 8/13 Training Camp

2. Chiefs’ Anthony Sherman shrugs off spotlight, but respect is slowly coming his way

Anthony Sherman isn’t into acclaim or hype. By all accounts, he’s one of those guys who lives and breathes football, and doesn’t let distractions get in the way.

That said, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that the Chiefs’ one-track-mind fullback isn’t a fan of video games, and never really has been.”    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs look to put playoff collapse behind them

Finish is something the Kansas City Chiefs will look to do a better job of after a second-half meltdown to the Indianapolis Colts in a 45-44 loss in the first round of last season’s NFL playoffs not only cost the Chiefs a chance to earn their first playoff win since 1993 but produced the second-largest collapse in the league’s playoff history.

Only the 1993 Houston Oilers relinquished a bigger lead than the 28-point advantage that Kansas City enjoyed.”    READ MORE…

4. Hemingway re-asserts himself in crowded competition

Junior Hemingway did his best to make sure no one forgot about him amid the Chiefs' crowded wide receiver battle that's winding down its St. Joseph stop.

The imposing third-year target out of Michigan missed nearly two weeks with a sore hamstring and did not play in Kansas City's preseason opener against Cincinnati, but no receiver separated from the jumbled pack that's formed behind Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery like Hemingway did Wednesday at Missouri Western.”    READ MORE…

5. No sign yet that Bowe will bounce back

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs made their decision on Dwayne Bowe for better or for worse last year when they signed him to a lucrative, long-term contract.

They didn’t get their money’s worth from their No. 1 wide receiver last year, when he had the worst statistical full season of his career. Bowe failed to lead the Chiefs in receiving for the first time since they traded Tony Gonzalez after the 2008 season.”    READ MORE…

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