It’s Raining Flags

If there is anything every single fan of professional football can agree on at the end of preseason game play it’s the amount of penalty flags witnessed were atrocious. The Kansas City Chiefs ended with over 30 penalties in the preseason with 14 of them coming in the final game. Essentially, the league wanted to […]

2 days ago by stephroets

And Then There Were 53

Today was the day fans have been waiting for since the loss to Green Bay on Thursday. The Chiefs 53 man roster was due to the league today at 3pm cst. The final moves made today included placing quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Kyle Williams on injured reserve and Mike Catapano was placed on […]

3 days ago by stephroets

What to watch for in the Chiefs final preseason game

In just a few short hours, the Kansas City Chiefs will play their final preseason game of 2014, lining up against the Packers of Green Bay. The last time these teams met in the regular season, the undefeated Packers were sent back to Green Bay with their tails between their legs, and in last year’s […]

5 days ago by mattfromkc

Recap: Vikings dominated in Kansas City

Most fans want to forget about the last game played at Arrowhead on August 23. Preseason is designed to find the right players for the team and to see what things work and don’t. Unfortunately, watching ugly football is hard to do even if it is just preseason. The starting offense and defense played the […]

1 weeks ago by stephroets

On the Road to Carolina

The Chiefs traveled to Carolina for preseason game two that will be played tonight at 7pm. The most exciting thing about this is getting to watch the first string defense take on Cam Newton and his speed. Cam Newton led quarterbacks in most rushing yards last season. This will be good practice for the defense […]

3 weeks ago by stephroets

Bowe Receives One Game Suspension

Fans have been waiting for the hammer to fall after Dwayne Bowe’s arrest in November 2013 for speeding that resulted in an additional charge of possession of marijuana. A league source announced today that Bowe would face a one game suspension for the charge. The Kansas City Chiefs will be without their star receiver for […]

3 weeks ago by stephroets

Chief concerns after one preseason game

Football is officially back in Kansas City after the Chiefs’ 41-39 win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday. Everyone knows not to read too much into preseason games; however, several areas of concern were exposed against the Bengals, which I will outline below. As always, have faith that Coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey […]

4 weeks ago by mattfromkc

Recap: Preseason Game 1

The first game of the preseason is in the books for Kansas City. The result was a hard fought victory over Cincinnati with the final score being 41-39. In true Chiefs fashion, the first string offense looked shaky and should be talked about. The starting offense was three and out in their first appearance of […]

4 weeks ago by stephroets

We are Kansas City

American Football. It fits in the fall as well as the leaves changing color. There is nothing like the feeling of tossing and catching the pigskin as the air gets a little more crisp. There is no better reason to come together with complete strangers over a love that runs bone deep. Many would argue […]

4 weeks ago by stephroets

Preseason- Overrated or Needed

If Roger Goodell Was a marionette and you was pulling the strings, would you discontinue preseason games? Would you simply extend the regular season? Or do you think things are good the way they are, and leave them be? Personally, I think we need preseason games. Ik some people in the back are going oh god why, and I’m sure some of you will agree. Just let me explain why I believe we need preseason games then you can let your voices be heard loudly in the comments below. Preseason games were never not in football, football before leagues were formed was just a lot of preseason games, well simply exhibition games. Now I could go on and on about history or I could get into the meat and potatoes of this article, I choose to dive into defending my position on keeping preseason games. I will now give you Three reasons preseason games are a good thing. DeeFordCamp1 1) Preseason games are a way to ease young players into the pace of the NFL. Not one coach in the NFL wants their new players being overwhelmed. If this was to happen it could possibly lead to a coach not seeing the actual potential in his draft picks, and or Un drafted free agents the team has just acquired. Some people here will say, “thats why they practice”. Then I would state, “practice no matter contact or not is not a game day situation”. There is only so much a coach can learn about a player during practice. Yes, a coach can learn if a player knows his playbook by having practices. No, a coach might not know if this young guy will crumble under a live game situation. What I mean is, you can run a million plays in practice but where is the pressure in that. In a game situation you not only have the pressure you will also have the adversities. Such as having to channel his anger, excitement, and nerves all while making plays. so thats why I think this is one good thing about preseason, cause although it’s a live games it doesn’t count like a regular season game does. 2) Another thing good about the preseason, is that it gradually gets veterans back up to their normal amount of reps. Without this its kinda like putting a pitcher in before he’s warmed up. Yes we all know to well preseason games can claim superstars before they even get to aid their team in the regular season. This is definitely a down point of preseason however I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason (no this doesn’t make injuries to our team easier to handle). But the hopes are we gradually build our veterans back up to be able to handle the rigors of being an NFL every game player. Some players might think they spent the offseason preparing their bodies but they wont truly know till their bodies are tested in game. Some players might be sluggish the first couple of games, thats why preseason games are another good benefit to help work through this. 3) Preseason games also gives us a chance to see some of the talent we have on our team that we wont see on a normal basis if this was regular season. I like to think of this as a look ahead. We might being seeing some players we didn’t know too much about start to shine and rise to the top in preseason. If this was the regular season we might not see this if the coach isn’t willing to risk taking a chance with an unknown against a proven veteran. this is also not to say this new talent will be able to start it would just be nice seeing that is their in case the injury bug comes along and we need some back ups. With already having saw these backups play in preseason we can already rest a bit easier cause we know what to expect out of them. These are just my reasoning behind supporting preseason games. I am sure many people have different opinions and thats what the comment section is for, so please feel free to comment me with your thoughts where I can get a feel for how the chiefs kingdom feels about preseason games. Some Players I’m sure were all looking forward to seeing on the field are Dee Ford and De’anthony Thomas. I’m also ready to see more of Travis Kelce. 12703372 With all that said, who is excited for thursday night I know I am ready. I am so ready for the game and to also see Arrowhead come to life even if it is just the first game of preseason. Its all about football baby and where there is football their can be no wrong. Final note for those of you living under a rock, the Kansas City Chiefs will kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday Night @ arrowhead stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT. ChiefsvsBengals