Merlin’s Guide: What To Look For In Training Camp and Beyond

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet       Well A1’ers, the dog days are upon us, so of course, training camp is upon us. I think I have finally warmed up from sitting in the stands during the playoff game with Pittsburgh, frustrated that the Offense could only move the ball well at the beginning and the end of the game and frustrated that the Defense couldn’t stop the run or get stops on 3rd down until Pittsburgh was in field goal range. So, it’s time for my scattershot thoughts on training…

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Merlin’s Third Quarter Chiefs Review

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Merlin’s Third Quarter Chiefs Review Wow, what a third quarter we just witnessed. A 3-1 quarter puts the Chiefs in great playoff position. Let’s just take a moment to recap the wackiness. First Marcus Peters rips the ball away to set up the winning FG to beat Carolina. Then, the Chiefs pull off a 2-minute drive against an elite Denver defense AND hit a two-point conversion AND doink a FG off a goalpost to win in OT. Not to rest on their laurels, the Chiefs pull off…

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Merlin’s Chiefs Mid-Season Review

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Merlin’s Midseason Report Look out NFL, the Chiefs post a 4-0 quarter and, at 6-2 are in a nice position for a playoff run. A lot went right for the Chiefs, but some things went wrong. Concerns abound, but let’s highlight a few positives. Wide Receivers Chris Conley has been developing nicely. The real surprise is the ascendance of Tyreek Hill. I assumed that Hill would be a return guy and gadget player as a rookie. He clearly has vaulted himself past that. We are looking at…

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Kansas City Chiefs First Quarter Review

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Kansas City Chiefs First Quarter Review   Wow, what a quarter of a season. I have spent the last several days mulling it over in my mind and purposely not reading other articles. The Chiefs finish the first quarter a rather uninspiring 2-2 that keeps them in the hunt, but doesn’t put them in a good position. The final game of the quarter was an utter debacle in Pittsburgh. So, let’s start with that. The One Bad Game Theory This is a personal theory of mine. Each…

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Kansas City Chiefs: Preseason Observations

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet Kansas City Chiefs: Preseason Observations As the Chiefs prepare for their final preseason game, it’s a great time to take stock and see where the Chiefs are and what could very well be in store for them this season. Elephants in the Room Even without Jamaal Charles, the offense looks great. Alex Smith is a near Pro Bowl Quarterback when he has time to throw. Who knows how much Charles has left in the tank. If he is close to his former self, this offense could be…

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