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6/12 Headlines: Chiefs Offseason Report Card

Posted Jun 12, 2014

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Offseason Report Card: Chiefs

Excerpt from SI.com

“With the flurry of NFL offseason action nearly in the books, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar take stock of every team’s offseason. Find all our Offseason Report Cards here.

Though it ended badly, the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2013 season was, unquestionably, an unqualified success. From 2-14 in 2012, they became the first team in any major professional sport to finish with the worst record in the league one year and then win their first nine games the next. Though a great deal of credit was justifiably given to new head coach Andy Reid and new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, the 2012 Chiefs had enough talent to be far better than their record indicated. But an 11-5 record one season after such a fallout? It was one of the most intriguing reversals of fortune in NFL history…” READ MORE…

Chiefs’ Donnie Avery shows his big-play ability

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Donnie Avery demonstrated during Wednesday’s offseason practice why the Chiefs think their passing game will improve this season even though they didn’t draft or sign a free-agent wide receiver.

Avery, whose first season with the Chiefs was marked by inconsistency, flashed his speed while burning cornerback Ron Parker for a 50-yard completion from Alex Smith in seven-on-seven drills. In team work, he leaped high to grab another pass from Smith…” READ MORE…

Chiefs safety Eric Berry looking to be more vocal on the field

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“When the Chiefs’ front office decided to let Kendrick Lewis explore free agency after last season, defensive-backs coach Emmitt Thomas knew it would create a hole in the team’s secondary.

Despite Lewis’ struggles last season, both in coverage and as a tackler, his intelligence and leadership were repeatedly praised. He was respected for having one of the highest football IQs on the team, and before plays, he often yelled out what play the other team was about to run, made defensive calls and helped his teammates get lined up correctly…” READ MORE…

Highlights from the Chiefs’ OTA practice No. 8

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Here are some observations from practice No. 8 of the Chiefs’ offseason training activities:

The Derrick Thomas Memorial Big Play of the Day goes to newly-signed rookie WR Deon Anthony, who hauled in a contested jump ball over Sean Smith for a long completion near the sideline. Anthony made the catch, by the way, despite giving up three inches to the 6-foot-3 Smith…” READ MORE…

Dee Ford compared to Von Miller, Derrick Thomas

Excerpt from NFL.com

“General manager John Dorsey recently explained that Dee Ford was selected at No. 23 overall because the Auburn star was the best player left on the Kansas City Chiefs' board and the second-best pass rusher in the draft.

After a few weeks of offseason practices, Ford has exceeded the Chiefs' already lofty expectations…” READ MORE…

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