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Chiefs Promote Eric Bieniemy To Offensive Coordinator

Jan 9, 2018 6:40 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have hired Eric Bieniemy as offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy replaces Matt Nagy in the role, who became head coach of the Bears.

Bieniemy was most recently running backs coach of the Chiefs.

"I've known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach," Andy Reid said in a statement released by the team. "He's done a phenomenal job with our running backs and has been involved in every aspect of our offense over the last five years. He's a great teacher and has earned this opportunity. I know he will do a good job."

Bieniemy has overseen all-time great seasons from Adrian Peterson (four 1,000-yard campaigns), Jamaal Charles and Kareem Hunt in his 10 years as a running backs coach.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Chiefs To Start Patrick Mahomes In Week 17

Dec 27, 2017 1:07 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs will start Patrick Mahomes in their Week 17 game against the Broncos.

The Chiefs are locked into the No. 4 seed in the AFC.

Kansas City may look to trade Alex Smith this offseason as they invested a first round pick in Mahomes in 2017.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Larry Johnson Fears He's Suffering From CTE

Dec 12, 2017 6:34 PM

Larry Johnson believe he is now suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disorder linked to more than 100 former football players.

Johnson is dealing with anxiety, paranoia, the occasional self-destructive impulse, which are consistent with CTE in past victims.

Johnson is now 38 years old and retired from the NFL in 2011.

Johnson set an NFL record in 2006 with 416 carries and was a two-time Pro Bowler.

Like Aaron Hernandez who suffered from CTE, Johnson has a history of erratic behavior and violence: He has been arrested six times, and several of the incidents involved Johnson physically assaulting women. 

“Blank spots” are what Johnson calls the empty spaces in his memory, and there are seemingly more of them every year.

Johnson says years ago he was diagnosed him with type-1 bipolar disorder, a condition he blames on head injuries.

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Chiefs Aren't Ready To Replace Alex Smith With Patrick Mahomes

Nov 27, 2017 8:38 AM

Andy Reid says he's not ready to bench Alex Smith in favor of rookie Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost three straight games and Smith continues to struggle to get the offense going.

"No," Reid said when asked if a change would be made soon. "That's not where I'm at right now. There's a couple other things I got to take care of."

Kansas City has averaged just 12 points over their last three games. Through five games, they were 5-0 and averaging 32.8 points per games.

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Chiefs Sign Darrelle Revis

Nov 23, 2017 1:18 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Darrelle Revis.

Revis had been a free agent this season.

"The reason for me returning is the fire I have, the fuel I have to continue to play this game at a high level,'' Revis said. "My role is to help win. Whatever is best for the team, whether my position is playing a few downs or playing in the slot, wherever Coach wants to play me and feels he can utilize me to help win.''

Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson have been the starting cornerbacks, but the Chiefs have struggled to find any consistency from their third cornerbacks.

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Andy Reid: Quarterback Must Get Offense In Rhythm

Nov 21, 2017 9:28 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four of their last five games as they've started to struggle offensively.

Andy Reid placed a lot of blame on Alex Smith for failing to get the Chiefs in a rhythm.

"[Smith] mentioned about getting in rhythm, I know that was said. I felt the same way that we, over the last couple of weeks, we get going and then all of a sudden something takes you backwards. In this league that's a tough thing to overcome and it's a proven thing," Reid said.

When asked to expand on who bares the responsibility for getting the offense in rhythm, Reid continued.

"The quarterback has the responsibility there," he said. "He's a standup guy and he's always going to tell you he can do better."

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Dak Prescott Learned QB Position From Watching Alex Smith

Nov 2, 2017 1:58 PM

When Dak Prescott was in college, he learned to play quarterback by watching clips of Alex Smith.

Prescott's head coach at Mississippi State, Dan Mullen, used video clips of Smith in college at Utah. Mullen was Smith's position coach at Utah.

"Half the plays we ran were brought from Utah," Prescott said. "He would show clips of Alex running them, stuff from the shovel pass to the option to stuff in the pass game. I was honestly in college trying to mimic what Alex was doing at Utah.

"I just know a lot of Alex through Coach Mullen. Oftentimes Coach Mullen, in coaching or just trying to give a reference, would mention Alex. I didn't know him before the NFL but I just know a lot about him and his game through Coach Mullen."

Smith and Prescott met at last year's Super Bowl.

"I keep track of him, for sure," Smith said. "We have mutual college coaches, so I definitely followed him all through college and the last couple of years. How could you not be impressed with what he's done up to this point? To step into that role, you're not expected [to play]; you've got big shoes to fill, obviously, with Romo going out.

"To come in and to make the plays that he's done as a young guy, that's hard, really hard. To be as consistent [and] to do the little things, that's the thing you see as well. You see both. He's got the big-play ability, but then coming in and also being so solid, doing the little things play in and play out, giving his team a good chance. I've been really impressed and obviously a fan of his. Just not this week."

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Matt Nagy Could Be Colts' Top Coaching Candidate

Oct 28, 2017 8:51 AM

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is expected to be a coveted head coaching candidate in the near future.

According to a source, the Indianapolis Colts could have Nagy atop their list of candidates if they part ways with Chuck Pagano. Nagy worked with Colts' general manager Chris Ballard with Kansas City.

Nagy is credited for his work with Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes.

Nagy has worked under Andy Reid for a decade.

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Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes Does 'Unbelievable' Things In Practice
Alex Smith is enjoying a career season for the Chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes is still viewed as the future at quarterback.

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Rams Have Best Odds Of Reaching Playoffs In NFC
While the Rams have the best odds in the NFC at 68.9 percent, the Chiefs have a 92.5 percent chance in the AFC.

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Alex Smith, Jared Goff Among Leaders In Passer Rating
At the quarter pole of the season, there are some different names at the top of the list of the NFL's most efficient passers.

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Kareem Hunt On Pace To Break Single-Season Scrimmage-Yards Mark
At the quarter mark of the season, Kareem Hunt is on pace to break the single-season scrimmage-yards mark as a rookie.

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Chiefs Aren't Concerned About Overworking Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt is on pace for 299 touches, but the Chiefs aren't concerned about overworking the rookie running back.

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Alex Smith Expects To Leave Chiefs In 2018
Alex Smith's contract with the Chiefs runs through the 2018 season.

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Eric Berry Out for 2017 With Ruptured Achilles
Eric Berry suffered the injury in the second half of Week 1 while defending Rob Gronkowski.

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Chiefs Move Ahead Of Patriots For Best Odds To Win Super Bowl
The Patriots entered the 2017 season as heavy favorites to win the Super Bowl.

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2017 NFL Kickoff Game Ratings Down From 2016
Ratings for the 2017 NFL Kickoff Game were down by nearly two full points from 2016 and more than three points from 2015 when Tom Brady's suspension was temporarily lifted.

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Chiefs Acquire Cam Erving From Browns For 5th Round Pick
Cam Erving was a first round pick on the offensive line in 2015.

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Spencer Ware Out For 2017 With Torn PCL, LCL
Spencer Ware will undergo surgery and faces a lengthy recovery period.

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Bills Trade Reggie Ragland To Chiefs For 4th Round Pick
Reggie Ragland tore his ACL in training camp in 2016.

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Spencer Ware Carted Off Field With Right Knee Injury
Spencer Ware rushed for 921 yards and had another 447 yards receiving last season for the Chiefs.

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Chiefs Promote Patrick Mahomes II To Backup Quarterback
Andy Reid said the move was one that Patrick Mahomes earned and not something the Chiefs would have done regardless of how he played.

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Brandon Flowers To Retire After Nine Seasons
Brandon Flowers told the NFL Network that he plans to announce his retirement Tuesday.

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Michael Vick Working As Coaching Intern With Chiefs
Michael Vick is working as a coaching intern with the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp.

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Andy Reid Tells Tamba Hali Not To Complain On Twitter
Andy Reid wasn't happy that Tamba Hali used Twitter as a platform to complain about his snap count during last season's playoff loss to the Steelers.

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Chiefs Promote Brett Beach To General Manager
Brett Veach was previously co-director of player personnel for the Chiefs.

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Tamba Hali Wasn't Pleased With John Dorsey's Exit
Tamba Hali was among those shocked, and upset, when the Chiefs and John Dorsey parted ways last week.

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Louis Riddick Denies Chiefs Called Him About GM Opening
Louis Riddick has denied a report that the Chiefs reached out to him about their vacant general manager job.

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