Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive backQuintin Demps
(35) celebrates with cornerbackSean Smith
(27) and linebackerDerrick Johnson
(56) after intercepting a pass against the Denver Broncos in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
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Our old friend Jason Seibel wrote a piece for Bleacher Report about potential high round draft targets.
"Dorsey must have a solid draft this year. With the exodus out of Kansas City by five key Chiefs players—left tackle Branden Albert, guards Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz, wide receiver/punt returner Dexter McCluster and defensive end Tyson Jackson—several draft picks must make an immediate impact on opening day of the 2014 season."
"“Man, let me tell you this,” Demps said. “I’ve had an opportunity to play with great safeties, Brian Dawkins, Glover Quin, Danieal Manning, Quintin Mikell; and Eric Berry is an elite safety."
Adam Teicher says Odell Beckham Jr. may be the best fit for the Chiefs at wide receiver.
"Others probably will as well. But at least one among Cooks, Beckham and Lee could be there when the Chiefs pick. From here, Beckham looks like the best fit for the Chiefs. He runs well after the catch, an important quality for a receiver, particularly given quarterback Alex Smith‘s affinity for shorter throws. Beckham also has the best kick return potential."
Herbie Teope has a recap of all the rule changes for you over at Chiefs Spin.
"The point-after-touchdown (PAT) maintains the status quo after a proposal to make it longer from the 25-yard line failed to pass.However, the league will experiment with a longer PAT from the 20-yard line during the first two weeks of the preseason."
"Williamson started his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he only played one season before joining the Oakland Raiders in 1961. He would string together three seasons of AFL All-Star appearances before Oakland traded him to Kansas City in 1965. Williamson only played for the Chiefs for three seasons, but it was in Kansas City that he was able to build his fame."
Greg A. Bedard thinks the NFL should expand from 12 playoff teams to 16.
"So it’s time to stop the whining about postseason expansion. Cease with the arguments about how everything is perfect right now and doesn’t need to messed with. Stop talking about how the regular season will be watered down. Maybe those things are, to some extent, true (I have serious doubts about that), but it doesn’t matter."
Two non-football stories.
– Miguel Cabrera got paaaaaaiiiiiidddddd.
– Central Missouri defeated Metro State 71-69 to advance to the NCAA Division II national championship game.