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Chiefs vs. Redskins: A Tale of Two Schedules and Two Coaches
By William Cloake on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 14:43:45
At first glance, it might appear that the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins are vastly different teams. The Chiefs sit winless at 0-5, while the Skins are 2-3, which hardly respectable, is certainly a place that the Chiefs would love to be at. However, the reason why doesn't have much to do with who the Chiefs and Redskins are as much as...
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Chiefs First Quarter Progress Report Card
By William Cloake on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 00:15:40
Head Coach Todd Haley has pointed out several occasions that the NFL season is broken up into four quarters, much like a football game. As such, the Chiefs have just completed the first quarter of the season with four losses and no wins. In my mind, this is about equivalent to being down 28-0 after the first quarter of a football game. There is still a lot...
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Concerns After the Loss to the Eagles
By William Cloake on Monday, September 28, 2009 at 01:47:53
Let me start by saying that by no means am I pushing the "panic button". However, no one could watch the Chiefs loss to the Eagles on Sunday and not come away with some serious concerns about where the Chiefs are at so far in 2009. While certainly no one was predicting that the Chiefs would make the play-offs this season, this team is supposed to continue...
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Gonzalez’ Legacy Should not be to Tarnish Pioli and Haley
By William Cloake on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 17:03:41
As I listen to more and more Chiefs fans, I become aware of one thing. Many fans have not been happy with Pioli and Haley since shortly after they came to Kansas City. I for one, can put my finger on the date that I think that the proverbial bird turned: May 18, 2009. This is the day that the face of the Chiefs franchise, Tony Gonzalez was dealt to the...
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Plenty of Blame to Go Around
By William Cloake on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 01:50:30
In football, there may be nothing worse than losing in a close game. Even worse than that is losing in a game, where your team clearly outplayed the opposition only to come up short in the only statistic which really matters; the final score. Certainly, the Chiefs 10-13 loss to the Raiders on Sunday falls into this category. What hurts most, though, is...
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What we learned from week one against the Ravens
By William Cloake on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 02:22:40
With week one behind us, fans have gotten the first real answers about the 2009 Kansas City Chiefs. Certainly, the news was not all bad. Going into Baltimore against the NFL's perennial number one defense, the plucky Chiefs actually stuck around had a chance to tie the game with the ball, down by 7 with 2:06 left on the clock. Of course, the news...
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Chiefs Linebackers Are Bright Spot on Troubled Team
By Mike Buckman on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 19:19:59
I have given Scott Pioli plenty of grief, but the overall lineup at linebacker has proven to be a bright spot on a team otherwise surrounded by questions, showing he has been doing his homework in at least one department. Going into the season there were tons of questions at linebacker, even with the signings of Mike Vrabel and the now-departed...
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The Missing Chief
By William Cloake on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 01:04:45
The Missing Chief By William T. Cloake IV WILDBILLSCHIEFS.COM September 6, 2009 After signing offensive tackle Ryan O'Callaghan off of waivers and cutting Barry Richardson, the Chiefs are auspiciously short one lineman after dropping Richardson. The Chiefs have only eight offensive linemen, in a world where some teams carry as many...
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If Cassell Can’t Play, the Answer is Croyle, not Thigpen
By William Cloake on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 00:47:43
If Cassell Can't Play, the Answer is Croyle, not Thigpen During the Chiefs awful 2008 season, if there was one bright spot that exhilarated and caught the imagination of Chiefs fans, it was the resurrection of the career of Tyler Thigpen. Six games into the NFL season, most Chiefs fans must have thought that the Chiefs already anemic offense...
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New Chiefs, Pioli’s Vision are Starting to take Shape
By William Cloake on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 22:03:48
You can call me Pollyanna, but I think the Chiefs may actually be a winning team this season. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying anyone should start surfing E-bay for Superbowl ticket rights, but I am saying that 10-11 wins aren't out of the question. You may ask how this is true. I will tell you. The way I look at it, there are four ways in which...
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Make No Bones About It: Cassel Will Be the Chiefs QB
By William Cloake on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 19:02:04
Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley is saying all of the right things regarding the status of the Chiefs quarterback position. Elusively, Haley posits that: "Every position is open" and that "there will be a competition at quarterback". Let me start by saying that I don't doubt this is the case. How many coaches would have had the guts to...
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Which Turn Will Scott Pioli Take?
By Stephen Brown on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 18:53:25
I'm the type that likes to link things together. I'm a sentimental sort, and when Derrick Thomas was selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame I couldn't help but to connect it to Carl Peterson. Peterson's final press conference put the finishing period on a chapter of Chiefs history. It was an era that lasted 20 years. Many of...
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Becoming the Patriots
By William Cloake on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 00:36:37
Becoming the Patriots By William T. Cloake IV WildBillsChiefs.Com Since Scott Pioli was named Chiefs GM on Janauary 13, he has certain wasted no time putting his stamp on the Chiefs. Predictably, he has moved the Chiefs away from the trends of the Carl Peterson/Herm Edwards regime and far closer to the environment he created with the...
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Evaluating the 2008 Chiefs
By William Cloake on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 03:48:11
Evaluating the 2008 Chiefs The first obvious point, when one looks at evaluating the 2008 Chiefs is that this isn't going to be pretty. Make no bones about it, in every way conceivable, the 2008 Chiefs were the worst Chiefs team in the 49-year history of the franchise. Not only did the team manage a team record for losses, but the defense set...
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The 45 Angle vol. 2 -- Complete
By Desmond Bailey on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 16:53:31
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Surprise...Surprise...
By William Cloake on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 03:02:24
Surprise...Surprise... During the Chief's preseason, Jason Whitlock penned a column where he stated that he was preparing himself to be "bored" by the Chiefs offense this season. Well, you can say what you want about the 1-10 Chiefs, but the offense has been anything but boring. Matter of fact, about the only thing that has kept the...
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A Victory over Chargers this Weekend Could Start a Play-off push…
By William Cloake on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 13:03:14
A Victory over Chargers this Weekend Could Start a Play-off push... by WILLIAM T. CLOAKE IV Wilbillschiefs.com Believe it or not, in the whacky, frankly lousy, AFC West, a victory over the San Diego Chargers this weekend could actually put the improving Chiefs in position to start a play-off run. Certainly, the Chiefs haven't done...
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Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Titans Game
By William Cloake on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 00:49:04
Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Titans Game by WILLIAM T. CLOAKE IV Wildbillschiefs.com They are only opinions, but at least they are mine... · Welcome to the Chiefs, Mark Bradley. Only two weeks after being plucked off the waiver wire, Bradley started for the Chiefs opposite Dwayne Bowe. This certainly says...
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Schottenheimer vs. Edwards: Marty Did More with Less
By William Cloake on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 14:13:54
Schottenheimer vs. Edwards: Marty Did More with Less Say what you want about Marty Schottenheimer, but if he were head coach of the Chiefs this season, somehow I know that Chiefs would be at least 3-2 and not 1-4 at this moment. How can I be so sure about this? The reason stems from the fact that Marty knows how to build a football team....
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Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Panthers game
By William Cloake on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 16:54:56
Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Panthers game They are only opinions, but at least they are mine... • I realize that as I typed the word "game", I seemed to feel a little unrealistic. To me debacle or slaughter seems more appropriate. • Frankly, the Chiefs could have lost so much worse. Where it not for two...
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Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Broncos Game
By William Cloake on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 13:27:58
Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Broncos Game They are only opinions, but at least they are mine... • Wow! It was great for the Chiefs to come out and get a much needed win against one of their big division rivals. To me, the difference in this weeks game can be summed up in one word: "Passion". This week the...
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Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Falcons Game
By William Cloake on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 02:52:17
Their only opinions, but at least they are mine... · After watching last weeks terrible outing against the Raiders, one would have hoped that the Chiefs would have "showed up" and had a better showing against the Falcons, but I guess not. · Actually, one thing that was apparent throughout the game was the Chiefs effort, which seemed...
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Top Five Reasons Why the Chiefs are Stuck in Rebuilding Mode
By William Cloake on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 17:03:52
Top Five Reasons Why the Chiefs are Stuck in Rebuilding Mode. There is an old saying that goes: "Some team rebuild while others reload". Certainly, there was a time when the Kansas City Chiefs were in the later category. From 1989-1997 – the first nine years of the Mary Schottenheimer era, the Chiefs simply reloaded. During those 9...
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Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Raiders Game
By William Cloake on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 19:22:00
Random Thoughts and Observations on the Chiefs-Raiders Game They are only opinions, but at least they are mine... · I have been following the Chiefs for nearly 15 years now. In all of that time, this may have been the most excruciatingly painful game I have ever seen. The Chiefs were woeful on both sides of the ball against a bad football...
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Random Thoughts & Observations no Opening Day
By William Cloake on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 18:58:41
Random Thoughs & Observations on Opening Day They are only opinions, but at least they are mine. • I don't know that there is anything more exciting for a football fan than opening day. Every team is undefeated and even realists have a thought in the back of their mind that maybe their team might be this year's version of the 1999...
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Hacked By ./Jaka_Attacker
By Alan Clubine on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11:19:13
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How's Your Perspective?
By Stephen Brown on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 17:04:59
I'm truly excited about this weekend's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots. Preseason only takes you so far, I'm anxious to see how the Chiefs handle four quarters of football. The Patriots are picked to run away with it, but as big of a test as it is, it won't be the last for the ˜baby" Chiefs. It's...
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Disappointing...
By William Cloake on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 20:16:05
Only one word describes the Chiefs 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins: “Disappointing”. The use of this word “disappointing” is critical here. What it isn’t is “tragic” or “devastating” or “world ending”. Still, the loss was “disappointing” to say the least. The 3rd preseason game is generally the best test of number one units and the closest look at what we...
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How About That?
By Stephen Brown on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 20:14:26
That’s what the announcer said after Larry Johnson scored for the Kansas City Chiefs in their first preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Johnson took the ball in from the five in the first quarter capping a nearly nine minute 16 play drive. I was happy Johnson scored, but I thought about what the announcer said and how he said...
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Brodie Croyle: Point-Counterpoint
By William Cloake on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 20:13:00
As the Chiefs enter the 2008 season, one thing should be clear: whatever lack of confidence the public may have in the Chief’s Brodie Croyle is obviously not shared by the coaching staff or the front office. Despite the fact that the Chiefs had 12 draft picks, they passed over a number of fairly well regarded prospects such as Joe Flacco, Chad Henne or...
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