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Tennessee Titans Hire Mike Vrabel as Head Coach

Despite making the playoffs, the Titans fired head coach Mike Mularkey after their AFC divisional loss to the New England Patriots. The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as their next head coach to replace Mularkey and lead the organization to new heights. Vrabel served as the defensive coordinator last season with the Houston Texans. He is regarded around the league as a passionate former linebacker, being a leader of the Patriots defense during his playing career. After his play career ended in 2010, Vrabel coached at Ohio State for three years as a defensive assistant before moving to the...

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2017 Kansas City Chiefs Stats – A Book of Average Fun Facts (Offense)

Painted in vast array of color, both bright and dull, the Kansas City Chiefs 2017 season was a myriad of frustration. To paint the season as a failure would be dismissing the incredible play of Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and Albert Wilson. Failure would dismiss the method Matt Nagy used to repaint the offensive as a beautiful picture when everything was going wrong. At surface level, an AFC West division title at 10-6 is no mere, average wash of a failure. The Chiefs were awe inspiring when they were good, and putrid when bad. And yet, that putrid taste...

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2017 Kansas City Chiefs Stats – A Book of Average Fun Facts (Defense/Special Teams)

KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 26: Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Jordan Mills (79) blocks Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) in the first quarter of a week 12 NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on November 26, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Painted in vast array of color, both bright and dull, the Kansas City Chiefs 2017 season was a myriad of frustration. To paint the season as a failure would be dismissing the incredible play of Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and...

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Chicago Bears Hire Matt Nagy as Head Coach

The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their next head coach. The Bears recently fired John Fox after placing fourth in the NFC North and hoisting a 14-34 in three seasons. Nagy comes from a Chiefs offense which recently lost in the AFC Wild Card game, but started the season 5-0. After a mid-season disaster culminating in week 13, Nagy took over the offensive play calling from head coach Andy Reid, resurrecting the offense while raising the Chiefs to a 4-2 record down the stretch of the season. Several teams were interested in...

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Kansas City Chiefs Wild Card Stats and Charts – A Disaster for the Ages

The best, worst, most complacent, awful, happiest, tragic, relieved, even more tragic, and then utter disappointment of moments was had on Saturday afternoon. Taking a step away from this game, and the Tennessee Titans beating the Kansas City Chiefs in utterly wild fashion was an NFL playoff game for the ages, shattering expectations and crushing hopes as if the universe was capitulating some dreadful hate on the Chiefs organization. The truth of the matter is that the Chiefs capitulated that disgusting play on their own heads. They dictated, manipulated, and paved their own chains of death in a tale...

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Carolina Panthers Extend Head Coach Ron Rivera’s Contract

According to Ian Rapoport and Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network, the Carolina Panthers have extended head coach Ron Rivera’s contract to a two-year, $15.5 million deal. Rivera is receiving the vote of confidence just a day before taking on the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card game. Rivera’s success with the Panthers include a 64-47-1 record, three playoff berths, including a trip to the Super Bowl, but loss to the Denver Broncos, in 2015. Rumours began Friday evening that the Panthers were looking to extend the contract of head coach Ron Rivera. Saturday morning those reports came...

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Kansas City Chiefs Wild Card Scheme Breakdown – Tightening the Loose Ends

Playoffs have an expected quality about them – efficiency within team’s best units will come to fruition. Every intense moment on the field is extrapolated by the lights, camera, and history of the moment. Hence, persistent protection and perfection of where teams have functionally excelled is paramount. The Kansas City Chiefs, fortunately, are a team committed and convicted of their most prominent functions; a major juxtaposition to their wild card opponent, the Tennessee Titans. During the speed of the playoffs, the Chiefs will need to tighten down their loose ends to beat the Titans. Implication: dominating at the line...

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2017 NFL Head Coaches Fired on Black Monday

The Monday after the NFL regular season finale is aptly termed Black Monday; the horrendous day where coaches are notified they will no longer be of service to their team. The 2017 NFL coaches fired included Jack Del Rio (Oakland Raiders), Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Colts), Jim Caldwell (Detroit Lions), and John Fox (Chicago Bears). Furthermore, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement, the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman as their general manager, and Denver Broncos president John Elway reinstalled confidence in head coach Vance Joseph after a brutal 5-11 season. Despite Monday being over, more moves...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 17 Stats and Charts – Data On The Depth Chart

After 16 weeks of hard fought football, most of the Kansas City Chiefs starters went on to take week 17 off. Nine different offensive starters took time off per head coach Andy Reid’s decision – no matter, the Denver Broncos had to be beat. The quarterback who would undertake that task was rookie Patrick Mahomes. As the Chiefs marched into Denver, nothing looked familiar, save Kareem Hunt’s one run for 35-yards to take the NFL rushing crown. The depth chart was on full display on Sunday – all of it’s brevity, woes, and adherence to passionate play. The stats...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 17 Scheme Breakdown – Finishing the Right Way

The end of the season is upon the NFL, aptly timed to come on New Year’s Eve. The Kansas City Chiefs will usher in 2018 by battling the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium – an opponent who is spinning in quarterback controversy and impending changes. Yet, with one game left, there is nothing more the Broncos would love to do than end the year by forcefully usurping a bitter rival. Whether the Chiefs sit their starters heading into a wild card playoff, bench them in the second half or play them throughout, the scheme ought to rely foremost...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 16 Stats and Charts – Efficiency and Resiliency

The NFL season is brutal, poignant, and unforgiving, akin more to a harsh snow storm than a run on the beach. One mistake along the way, and teams are forced into must win games to recover. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs saw their second ‘must win’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Based on the Chiefs play, hope for the playoffs was waning. Yet, they won as the offense pivoted with efficiency underlying their modus operandi. This last week against the Miami Dolphins did not fit the ‘must win’ narrative due to the juxtaposition of overall talent. However,...

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Week 16 Kansas City Chiefs Takeaways

The Kansas City Chiefs have a 4,000-yard quarterback, a 1,000-yard tight end, a 1,000-yard wide receiver, and a 1,000-yard running back. The process to winning the AFC West was a long and strenuous battle with a plethora of tragic moments; they forged their own chains of misery from free-will. However, at the end of a long season, the hope of Christmas granted the Chiefs a chance to learn from their mistakes and forge chains of success. With a 29-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins, Matt Nagy was better than his word in revitalizing an offense, the defense did their...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 16 Scheme Breakdown – Refining A Winning Methodology

Battling an opponent who is down, out, and swindling in mediocrity is also known as a trap game. Trap games, however, are more about trends coming to fruition than any sort of ‘magical’ will imposing tragedy upon a team. In the world of sports, everyone has a bad game, but those who fall in trap games usually reveal some of their intrinsic weaknesses in that loss. Hence, trap games ought to be labeled evaluation games. The quietness surrounding the game, the lack of attention, a lack of focus on preparing for the game is akin to walking into a...

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