Every Sunday morning we do our best to catch you up on everything you may have missed during the week in a series we like to call AA Sunday Review. Here’s some of the best stuff from the past week.
MONDAY: Chiefs Well Represented On Pro Football Focus Top 100 List by Lyle Graversen
KC’s six players on the list was the third most behind Seattle (8) and Denver (7). So the only teams with more players on the list than KC were the two teams that played in the Super Bowl. KC was the only team with six players, so the rest of the NFL were all at five or less. Poor Oakland and Jacksonville were the only teams that didn’t land a single player on the list.
TUESDAY: Spelling Jamaal Charles: K-N-I-L-E by Stacy Smith
The sky’s the limit for young Knile Davis. He’s flanking one of the league’s best running backs and boasts a skillset that may soon enter him into that conversation. Time will tell if he can continue to ward off his fumbling issues and nagging injuries. If he can, Kansas City’s offense has one more weapon in its arsenal. With a tougher schedule ahead, they’ll need all the help they can get.
WEDNESDAY: Chiefs Draft Challenge: Who Won The AFC West? by Laddie Morse
Let’s not joke ourselves. This draft was not about catching the Seahawks. It was about overtaking the Broncos. Of course, the Seahawks revealed the blueprint for whipping Denver in an oh so deliciously public fashion. So, let’s take a round by round, blow by blow, look at which AFC West team made the most headway in catching the division leader and in the end, who won the AFC West in the 2014 draft?
THURSDAY: Alex Smith’s Contract Extension: Only Pros by Austin Pitts
FRIDAY: De’Anthony Thomas: The Chiefs Pick I Love by Nick Clayton
[M]any Chiefs fans were disappointed that the team did not come out of the draft with a pure wide receiver when the entire football universe considered this their top need. I personally think the Chiefs wide receiver needs were a bit overblown. I don’t think you can point to a single game in 2013 that the Chiefs lost because they were short one receiver.
FRIDAY: What To Expect From Chiefs Wide Receivers by Drew Clark
SATURDAY: Chiefs Wide Receivers: Bombs Over Baghdad Or Just Bombs by Laddie Morse
In reflection, it appears the notion that the Chiefs receiving output in 2013 is not within any norm for an Andy Reid offense. While DeSean Jackson, in 2010, was the last Eagles receiver (in Reid’s system) to gain more than one-thousand yards in a season (1,056), that amount is so nominal that there appears to be less of an emphasis on the production that would come in a traditional wide receiver setup: WR1, WR2, Slot WR…. Reid’s preference appears to have a higher number of receivers, including those from many positions, producing equally, thus creating an increasingly difficult defensive task for coverage.
Have a great and safe Memorial Day weekend!