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Kansas City (0-1) at Tampa Bay (0-1)
By Stephen Brown on Friday, August 20, 2010 at 08:22:13
The Kansas City Chiefs travel to the Sunshine State to face Tampa Bay this Saturday, the second straight preseason game against an NFC South opponent. Both teams lost their first preseason game, the Buccaneers lost to the Miami Dolphins by a score of 10-7. This is the first preseason road game against the Buccaneers in 2000 for Kansas City....
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Training Camp at St. Joe coming to a Close
By Stephen Brown on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 09:35:39
By now you've had a week to reflect and discuss the Kansas City Chiefs first preseason game. The loss last Friday against the Atlanta Falcons left many with a sense of deja vu. The initial stand of the defense to the first three and out by Matt Cassel and the offense was eerily similar to last year. Like the 1966 spaghetti western film...
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Let's See to Motivate a Team? That's it...A Movie!
By Stephen Brown on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 18:17:00
Sounds good to me. Wait...a what? It didn't quite sink in until I hit I-29 headed back to Blue Springs. A movie? Huh, did I hear Todd Haley right? He said the team went to a movie. As in popcorn and soda instead of pads and sweat? I'd get something like "Remember the Titans" where coach Herman Boone took his players to...
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Dear Lord, Please...Not Again!
By Stephen Brown on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 20:52:52
It's over...it's over (Roy Orbison music fades). You glad it's over, think it's over, or just ready for game two? Was it worth it, or did you turn off the TV? It started rough, but I wasn't totally disappointed. It's the first preseason game, and not every question will be answered, but be thankful for Dexter...
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Looking Like the Real Deal
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 20:46:29
Though the season wasn't everything I expected it couldn't have ended any better. It was a huge exclamation mark for Todd Haley and his team. My first thought was obvious, and something I was glad to see. The Kansas City Chiefs didn't quit, this game was still relevant to them. No white flag or halfhearted play. It could have been one of those...
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Fed Up, and Rightfully So
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 23:33:18
The Finger... Accused of making an obscene gesture to a fan, Todd Haley said he appreciates Chiefs fans and wouldn't disrespect them. He says because of his five children he has to be a role model and flipping a fan off on his way to the tunnel is not the way he behaves. That's nice, but Haley...do your kids read...
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Strapped In?
By Stephen Brown on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 18:12:20
Wow?! Strapped in? If the Kansas City Chiefs were a roller coaster they'd probably be the world's scariest. The Chiefs manage to flirt with consistent then drop, drop, drop back to appalling. Believe me, it's enough to make anyone run for the chicken exit. What an awful game. I'm stupefied by this year's Chiefs team. They...
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Waited Long Enough - Jamaal Charles
By Stephen Brown on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 14:53:17
This was the headline Nov 9th ... "The Chiefs wasted little time cutting Larry Johnson, despite not having a great option to replace him." Ė USAToday Fast forward to week 10: Jamaal Charles, whose 97-yard return of the opening kickoff helped drive Kansas City to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, was named AFC special teams...
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Expectations
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 21:41:33
Huh!? Okay, so I forgot what it was like - expectations. You know...hope! When was the last time the Kansas City Chiefs turned a corner? Oh, I'd say the ninth game of the 2001 season. The Chiefs have won two in a row, and beating the San Diego Chargers would be huge, but a light came on where there wasn't one before. The Chiefs grew a spine and...
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From the Ground Up - Offensive Line
By Stephen Brown on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 23:15:31
Running Back Larry Johnson officially gone. Old news, but some day some way he'd like to return. Yeah! Clark Hunt will leave the light on. What a wonderful country we live in. Run for a smidgen of yards good for a 2.7 yard average, get fired, and you're still guaranteed $2.1M for the rest of the season. Football has been very, very...
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The Right Message...
By Stephen Brown on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 22:37:09
When asked about the "right 53" Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel said things like hard work, consistency, smarts, and just doing your job. That was just opinion, because Cassel really doesn't know. "You know," Cassel said, "I think coach could be more specific on it, I don't really know what the definition of the Ďright 53' is,...
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A Season Like This
By Stephen Brown on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 18:19:40
What's a season like this causing you to do? Check out? Catch up? Finish a good book? I find myself being thankful, not for the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line, but stuff I take for granted. Things that make me feel happier when my team allows 379.8 yards a game. How about a comfortable chair, ice cubes, or a cozy pillow? They help me when folks...
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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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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 ėbaby" Chiefs. It's...
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How About That?
By Stephen Brown on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 20:14:26
Thatís 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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Pruning of the Chiefs
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 20:09:01
Pruning can apply to a lot of things. Gardening comes to mind, but I often trim my budget. Programs get cut. How about a spiritual pruning? A little snip there, a cut here, and a trim can make all the difference. A gardener will prune a shrub to a knee-high stump, but by summer itís loaded with leaves and blooms. Thatís what pruning does, it...
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What Bugged You the Most?
By Stephen Brown on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 16:35:36
What bugged you the most? The Chiefs lack of effort or punter Dustin Colquitt being named their best player? Colquitt received the game ball from NFL.com for the Chiefs. When was it over? After the Chiefs drove to the Houston 12 in the first quarter missing a short field goal, or when Texans quarterback Matt Schaub connected with Andre Johnson on an...
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Preview to the Chiefs vs. Texans
By Stephen Brown on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 16:33:37
This Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Houston to take on the Texans. The Chiefs are looking to get on track after a miserable preseason where they scored just 32 points. The Texans finished the preseason 2-2 and scored a league high 104 points. The Texans, who finished 6-10 last season, are an ascending team. Second year coach Gary Kubiak...
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Stand Up For the Colors!
By Stephen Brown on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 16:31:13
In only three days the Kansas City Chiefs start their 2007 season. Chief fans have already gone through the entire gamut of emotion. A scale of 1 Ė 10 wouldnít cover it; the preseason felt more like ďAmericaís Great DepressionĒ. Thereís no getting around it, the Chiefs didnít resemble a good team. Averaging 250 yards a game with a high of 12 points would...
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Brodie Croyle -- Heart of a Leader
By Stephen Brown on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 20:31:56
You donít have to play for Kansas City to know that Arrowhead is a special place. Itís pretty well known. It can be particularly tough, but always memorable to anyone who plays there. If things work out for Brodie Croyle heíll experience it, but being part of something unique isnít new to Brodie. I worked with a guy from Alabama. I knew he was a...
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Someone to Cheer For -- DT Matt McGlothlin
By Stephen Brown on Friday, June 1, 2007 at 20:29:35
I wouldnít give Mel Kiper a run for his money, Wild Bill has Desmond Bailey. Iím a Sunday NFL kind of guy not a college football type of guy. What is fun is looking for that player we can all root for once the draft and signing rookie free agents is done. Iím searching for a ďRudyĒ and I believe the Kansas City Chiefs may have one in DT Matt...
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Shut It!
By Stephen Brown on Monday, May 28, 2007 at 20:27:13
Iím tired of Trent Green! Yep, I said it. The guy I spent plenty of time justifying. Itís a shame, because not since Len Dawson have the Kansas City Chiefs experienced such stability at the quarterback position, but Green has officially gotten under my skin. At first I felt for him, but now itís gotten silly. ďMaybe run out on the field with my...
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Under Pressure -- DeMarcus Tyler
By Stephen Brown on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 20:26:14
If you weighed 315 pounds and could bench press 225 pounds 42 times what would people call you? Iíd say sir, but DeMarcus Tyler prefers ďTankĒ. To put it on a rookie to rescue the Kansas City Chiefs isnít fair, but thatís the expectation, and Tyler isnít shying away from it. Iím hoping Tyler becomes another draft day steal for Herman...
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Looking Ahead -- Without Trent Green
By Stephen Brown on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 20:22:55
Time! Where does it go? Trent Green didnít take the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl or set the league on fire like Peyton Manning. He didnít do that, but he gave us someone who was tough, competent and reliable. I remember life before Green. He took a weak position and made it strong and thatís what Iíll miss. A lot happened last season,...
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Looking Ahead -- Herman Edwards
By Stephen Brown on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 20:21:55
Itís funny, but back in 2000 Elvis Grbac was frustrated about the Kansas City Chiefs not scoring enough points. One of the coaches who interviewed for the job in Ď01 was Herman Edwards. Not so fond memories I have of Ď96 and í98 when the Chiefs struggled to put up points. The last thing I want to see is the Chiefs take a step back in that direction. ...
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Forget the Should Of's -- It's the Playoffs!
By Stephen Brown on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 20:20:48
Itís a fine story, the Kansas City Chiefs. They represent the little guy, the long shotÖthe underdog. These stories are much the same, itís about the one who doesnít stand a chance then somehow does. Underdogs constantly operate under the slim hope of possibility and I get hooked every time. I canít say no to the underdog, because reason doesnít apply...
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Does Larry Johnson = Earl Campbell?
By Stephen Brown on Friday, December 29, 2006 at 20:18:27
Is Herman Edwards turning Kansas Cityís Larry Johnson into a modern day Earl Campbell? That should be the big question on everyoneís mind. And is it a good thing? Jamal Anderson set a record for most carries in í98 with 410. Besides the ďDirty BirdĒ, what else is Anderson known for? It was the beginning of the end for Anderson. Against Jacksonville...
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What a year -- predictable and boring!
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 22:27:36
What a year! Itís been difficult to carry on. The passing of Lamar Hunt reminded me of something, nothing lasts forever. Mr. Hunt will be missed, but he leaves an empty void. Thereís a lot of uncertainty facing the Chiefs. One big question I have is Clark Hunt. Will he have the same passion as his dad for Kansas City and the Chiefs? Iíve heard mixed...
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Da Raiders!
By Stephen Brown on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 22:20:23
How about a great big thank you for Damon Huard! I know thereís a lot of celebrating going on, and Iím thrilled about Trent Green, but in our mad rush to get back to Green letís not forget about Damon Huard. Huard deserves his due. Huard went from being a bad option to keeping the Chiefs alive. Because of what Huard done Green returns with...
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5-4 Isn't so Bad -- Neither is Edwards
By Stephen Brown on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 22:19:22
Iím back! Looks like Bill touched up the place! For the faithful few who actually look forward to reading my stuff I figured it was time to kick off the slippers and get back to work. Too much Jerry Springer can be a bad thing! Seriously, my last commentary was over a month ago! I wouldnít be upset if you forgot who I was. HelloÖIím ThaChop! ...
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