Systemic Problems- Part I: The West Coast Offense

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Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
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Follow @arrowhead_one   Systemic Problems- Part I: The West Coast Offense   Everyone’s position on Alex Smith is established at this point. Rather than spend a ton of time on that, I thought it would be interesting to explore some of the Chiefs issues that more fans can agree on. In the NFL, there are a wide variety of offensive and defensive systems. There are three notable systems that the Chiefs run: The West Coast Offense, A Zone Blocking Run Scheme and a 3-4 Defense. It is my personal opinion…

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Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs Are Ranked Number 1!

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Frank Leggio is an operations director living in the Columbus, OH area.He has two sons and a couple of Beagles.He was born in Germany, went to high school in KS and college in CO.
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Follow @arrowhead_one       Now that I have your attention, I will clarify my title a bit: after 3 weeks of play, the Kansas City Chiefs are ranked number one in penalties. That’s number one in total penalties, penalty yards, net penalties, net yards, and total flags. This is not where we want to be ranked and, if we don’t get it fixed, it will bite us at some point and cost us a game.   Here’s The Situation As of the end of week 3, we are averaging…

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

Follow @arrowhead_one       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 camp,…

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2017 Chiefs: Increasingly More Difficult to Project

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Follow @arrowhead_one     Sure, it’s fun to sit back and play God and predict how our favorite team will perform in the coming season. However, the 2017 Kansas City Chiefs are becoming increasingly more difficult to “project.” Do I “hope” the Chiefs are great in 2017? Absolutely! However, there’s a big difference between hoping for success… and being confident in predicting it. The room that coaches often refer to in which their players at each position go to meet — like the quarterback room — are mostly lined with…

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One Transaction and Sweet Tweets of the Week

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Follow @arrowhead_one     There was plenty to talk about, even though there wasn’t much movement on the roster front from the Kansas City Chiefs:     05/17/2017: Reshard Cliett (LB) awarded off waivers from Tennessee; Jimmy Hall (LB) placed on waivers       NBC Sports says of LB Cliett:   “Cliett entered the league as a sixth-round pick of the Texans in 2015 and he spent his rookie season on injured reserve. His 2016 season was spent bouncing from place to place as he spent time with the…

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Running Up ‘Hill’: Projecting #10’s 2017 Stats On Offense

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Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
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Follow @arrowhead_one The addition of Tyreek Hill changed the Kansas City Chiefs offense for the better. As a deep threat, a gimmick saver (hey a screen that went for more than 2 yards!), and a surprise scat-back, Hill produced 593 yards receiving, 267 yards rushing and nine total TDs. If the Chiefs hope to make it to the post-season again, they’re going to have to rely on significant contributions from their star 5th round pick. I decided to look at some numbers and see what Hill’s stats could project to…

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Pre-Training Camp Positional Ratings: DEFENSE

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Follow @arrowhead_one   Yesterday we looked at the positional ratings for each offensive position. Today we’ll focus on the defensive side of the ball for our Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s how the rating works: 1) Way Worse, 2) Worse, 3) Similar, 4 Better or, 5) Way Better (I also sneak a rating of “A Little Better” in there too). I’ll be rating each group in three ways: 1) Compared to 2016, 2) Depth of the Position and, 3) The Starter’s Top Side Potential.     Defensive Line Group: Compared to…

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