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SportsBeat KC
Was Kansas City Chiefs' season trajectory fixed with win at Washington?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 32:07


The Chiefs continue to look for a complete, four-quarter game. But three solid quarters was enough on Sunday as they defeated Washington 31-13 on the road. Here, in podcast form, sports columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and beat writer Herbie Teope join host Blair Kerkhoff in breaking down the game on SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily podcast. The Chiefs proved that when this offense doesn't turn it over, they're tough to beat — especially when their defense plays as well as it did on Sunday. Story links: The Chiefs aren't fixed with one victory, but maybe the fix has begun Darrel Williams shines in big moment as Chiefs running back Do the Chiefs have their swagger back? It's just one victory but here's why it seems so vital Why the Chiefs offense, despite the turnovers, had its best day against Washington KC Chiefs report card: Offense clicked but defense also shined in Washington Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Chiefs' fixes begin with not being the NFL's worst in these categories

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 41:24


Fixing the Chiefs' problems begins with a two-pronged attack: Tightening up a defense that ranks last in the NFL, and taking care of the football. The Chiefs' 11 turnovers also rank last in the league. These issues (plus others) have the two-time Super Bowl team off to a 2-3 start, but the turnaround can begin at noon Sunday in Washington D.C., where the Chiefs are a 6 1/2-point favorite against the Washington Football Team. Columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian discuss it all here with beat writers Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope in a podcast that first aired Friday morning as a SportsBeat Live stream at kansascity.com. Story links: So, defenses have found a way to slow Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs. Well, sort of Here's how the Chiefs can beat Washington in Week 6 Fixing Chiefs defense can start with playing Juan Thornhill over Daniel Sorensen Chiefs-Washington prediction: Mahomes can show leadership, talent in Washington Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Talking Chiefs the day after their worst home loss of the Andy Reid era

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 47:45


It's not often that beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian talk about a lopsided Chiefs loss. But that's where we are Monday on SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily sports podcast. The Chiefs were crunched 38-20 by the Bills at rainy Arrowhead Stadium Sunday night. Issues that have plagued the Chiefs at every turn this season only intensified against Buffalo. Bad defense and turnovers were killers. But the Chiefs' offense and Patrick Mahomes looked out of sync, too. All credit to the Bills. The Chiefs dropped to 2-3, so now what? Is the division title out of reach? Are the problems fixable? Story links: Chiefs take it on the chin vs. Buffalo. Some takeaways Five things that stood out about the Chiefs' loss to the Bills Chiefs are still capable but their aura of invincibility has left the chat Chiefs: We haven't seen it this bad in years Chiefs report card: They might have to repeat a grade after this performance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Can the Chiefs' defense keep up with Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:53


Last year's AFC Championship Game participants meet Sunday night in a Week 5 battle at Arrowhead Stadium, and there's plenty on the line for the Chiefs and Bills. After consecutive losses, Kansas City got back on track at Philadelphia last weekend and is eager to prove it remains the AFC favorite. Buffalo was the Chiefs' top competition in the conference last season, and the Bills are out to prove they're finally capable of beating the two-time AFC champions. So many storylines: Through four games, both sides have been terrific on offense, and Buffalo's defense is the NFL's best rated. The Chiefs have added wide receiver, former NFL standout Josh Gordon, to their roster. And on and on it goes. We discussed all of this on Friday's SportsBeat Live stream with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and KC Star sports columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian. That conversation is presented here as today's SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Ideally, here's how Josh Gordon fits into Chiefs' offense Chiefs' keys to victory vs. Bills, by Herbie Teope Nick Bolton, Chiefs hope Willie Gay Jr., can help a defense that's been a “little bleedy” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Starting to get a little offensive about the Chiefs' defense

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 26:32


There was plenty to celebrate with the Chiefs' 42-30 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Andy Reid won his 100th game as the Chiefs' head coach, Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes, three to Tyreek HIll, and the Chiefs ended a two-game losing streak, But oh, that defense. The Chiefs had to keep scoring because the Eagles did, too. The difference? Philly settled for three field goals. The Chiefs' defense consumed the bulk of our post-game conversation Sunday with Herbie Teope, Sam McDowell, Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger — and you. The show started as a SportsBeat Live stream and is presented here as a SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Five things that stood out about the Eagles victory over the Chiefs Chiefs grades: Good stuff happens when maximizing touchdowns, minimizing turnovers Sam Mellinger: That was better but Chiefs effort won't beat the best teams What we learned as Chiefs beat Eagles 42-30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Why this slow start is unlike the previous one for the Chiefs

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 32:34


Not to worry. This sluggish start for the Chiefs is nothing like the last one, six years ago. That season, the Chiefs started 1-5 before finding their rhythm all the way to their first playoff victory in more than two decades. This team is better than that one was and gets a chance to prove it on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Star's coverage team of Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger, Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope tackles the issues facing the Chiefs, and also why Josh Gordon was a good signing as well as Andy Reid's health scare from last weekend. Today's SportsBeat KC podcast show started as a SportsBeat Live stream and is now presented in audio form. Story links: Tyrann Mathieu identifies Chiefs' defense biggest issue. At least it's correctable Here's how Chiefs can avoid third straight loss Chiefs scheme: This recent trend has been killing the Chiefs and it's un-Andy Reid-like Chiefs-Eagles prediction: What will it take to end losing streak? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Are there easy fixes for Chiefs' woes or is it time to hit panic button?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 37:44


Rare is the Chiefs losing streak. It hasn't happen since the first half of the 2019, but now the Chiefs have lost consecutive games with Sunday's 30-24 defeat against the Los Angeles Chargers. That followed the heartbreaker at Baltimore the previous weekend. The breakdown of this one starts with turnovers. The Chiefs gave it away four times, twice on Patrick Mahomes interceptions. Still, they had the lead in the fourth quarter. But they couldn't find a way to protect home field. After the game, Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell discussed the team's problems and wondered if it's time to hit the panic button. Here's the discussion as today's installment of The Star's daily SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Rare miscommunication between Mahomes and Kelce illuminates Chiefs' broader issue The Chiefs have encountered an early crisis: “This is unusual for us,” Chiefs have played with fire for a while now. It's catching up to them The Chiefs lost this game as much as the Chargers won it. What we learned Sunday Poor grades for Chiefs vs. Chargers. Now Chiefs are in last place in AFC West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Some Chiefs issues more fixable than others, and maybe we need a chill pill

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:28


A last-minute loss, on the road, against a playoff team with an MVP quarterback doesn't mean the Chiefs are headed in the wrong direction. But they should be paying closer attention to the road. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Herbie Teope and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian discuss the Chiefs as they prepare for Sunday's home game against the Chargers. The bigger issues are on the defensive side, and most of the conversation is spent there. But toward the end of a program that started as a SportsBeat Live, a member of the audience, Joy, reminds us that it's only the second game, and plenty of season is ahead. She's so right. Story links: Chiefs keys to Sunday's game against the Chargers Why Steve Spagnuolo figures to be right man to turn around his defense Chiefs-Chargers prediction: Who walks off field with a losing streak? Former Missouri Tigers will be opposite sides of the field for Chiefs-Chargers game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Trying to explain the Kansas City Chiefs' epic fail at Baltimore

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 32:36


Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs don't lose games the way they lost on Sunday. Heck, they haven't lost many games at all — an NFL low 10 in the regular season over the past three years. So but to fritter away an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, that's head-shaking stuff. We talked about what happened in the 36-35 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football with columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and beat writer Herbie Teope. Some issues were as obvious as Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fumble while the Chiefs were driving late, and some less so. SportsBeat Live gave fans a chance to vent after the game, and we were right there with them. The conversation is now presented as a SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Breaking down the good, bad and ugly in Chiefs loss to Baltimore “This is a game we should have won:” The Chiefs are right and have plenty to clean up Chiefs poor defense takes them from being Ravens' “kryptonite” to own worst enemy Travis Kelce on loss to Ravens: “We have to man up and fix the issues.” Chiefs report card: Meltdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
How the Chiefs plan to extend their winning streak vs. Ravens to 4 games

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 42:24


The Chiefs should have a good sense of the AFC North after this weekend. After knocking off the Browns in their season opener, it's time to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. In this episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, we talk about both games with beat writer Herbie Teope, columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger and host Blair Kerkhoff. What needs to be fixed, and what must Chiefs do to make it four victories in four years over the Ravens? Story links: Chiefs Orlando Brown Jr. faces former team, but he's no snitch Thrown into action, Chiefs (and former Mizzou linebacker) Nick Bolton made plays How Patrick Mahomes is handling the “priceless” feeling of parenthood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Chiefs were losing to Browns, then reversed their fortunes. Here's how

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 34:28


Early in the fourth quarter, the Cleveland Browns had about an 87% probably of winning their season opener against the Chiefs. Never count out Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, who rallied for a 33-29 triumph Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The SportsBeat KC crew discussed the dramatic triumph after the game. You'll hear from The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Herbie Teope, Blair Kerkhoff and Sam McDowell, along with Andy Reid and Mahomes and an audience that supplied many questions and comments. We talk about the critical moments of the game, like Mahomes' 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, the Browns' dropped punt that led to the go-ahead touchdown, and much more. Story links: Chiefs' rally over Browns is testimony to hard-wire resolve of Mahomes' era After trailing early, Chiefs make big statement in beating Browns in opener Chiefs beat Browns with overwhelming pressure, “It's just that fast.” “I saw this little hand pop. up:” How Mahomes TD pass to Tyreek Hill unfolded Chiefs grades: Mahomes, Hill, Kelce (really entire offense) can cure plenty of ills Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
You have questions, we have answers as Chiefs prepare for Sunday kickoff

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:20


The team that has played in three straight AFC Championship Games and back to back Super Bowls is about to kick off the 2021 season and we're here to talk about it. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian join Blair Kerkhoff to discuss all things Chiefs. The show started as a SportsBeat Live stream with questions and comments from you. We covered the challenge of starting over at offensive line with five new starters, the Chiefs' top wide receiver after Tyreek Hill, what oddsmakers think of the Chiefs and much more. Story links: Why Patrick Mahomes is more prepared for this opener...and defenses less so for him What the Vegas odds say about the Chiefs' Super Bowl chances and the 2021 season Protecting Mahomes: Chiefs quarterback likes the look of his new offensive line Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Final thoughts on who makes Kansas City Chiefs' 53-man NFL roster

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 37:23


The Chiefs checked every box in their preseason finale on Friday, a 28-25 victory at home over the Minnesota Vikings. The starters on offense and defense excelled and Patrick Mahomes and company looked ready for the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns. But there is some work to be done before that Sept. 12 game. The roster must be trimmed from 80 to 53, and on this episode of SportsBeat KC, beat writers Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope break down what they believe will happen as the Tuesday deadline for cuts approaches. Where to players like Jody Fortson, Daurice Fountain, Cornell Powell, DeAndre Baker and Tim Ward stand? Listen to what the beat writers have to say. Story links: The Chiefs' toughest 53-man roster decisions and our predictions for them Final Chiefs preseason report card, and some thoughts on those impending roster moves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
These positions are up for grabs going into final Chiefs preseason game

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 37:24


One preseason game remains for the Chiefs, Friday at home against the Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs' starters are expected to play most of the first half. After the game, it's decision time for Andy Reid and Brett Veach. The team's decisions makers must get the roster to 53 players by next Tuesday. Where are the roster battles? The starters are established, so the shakeups lurk down on the depth chart. The final corps of wide receivers, tight ends, defensive backs will be known soon. And their last audition is Friday. In this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writer Herbie Teope speculates on the roster and discusses what he expects to see from the Chiefs in their final tuneup game. Story links: Updates on Chiefs hobbled running backs and how much starters are expected to play How Jody Fortson put himself in position to make Chiefs' 53-man roster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
The more Kansas City Chiefs' starting defense plays the better it looks

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 33:39


The Chiefs returned from Arizona with a victory in their second preseason game, a contest where the starters played well into the second quarter. The defense was terrific for a second straight game. The starting offense put together two long drives against the Cardinals' starter but managed only three points. No cause for concern. But there's plenty to discuss when it comes to personnel. What will the Chiefs do at wide receiver, tight end and other positions. Roster decisions will soon have to be made and the Chiefs have many quality candidates at several positions. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell break down the roster. Story links: That's a show: No need for Patrick Mahomes to take more risky snaps https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article253640688.html Chris Jones is going to be a big problem for opponents https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article253647478.html Chiefs starters saw more action in win over Cardinals: Observations https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article253601118.html FIve things that stood out in Chiefs win over the Cardinals https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article253645763.html Chiefs grades: When starters played, defense dominated in victory at Arizona https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article253640873.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Here's who needs to make a good second impression for the Chiefs

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 31:35


Starters will see more action Friday when the Chiefs play their second preseason game, It might be an entire first half of snaps for the first team offense and defense as the regular season inches closer. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell share what they expect to see when the Chiefs travel to Arizona, and who needs to make a good second impression. Also on today's show, the latest on Tyrann Mathieu's contract extension and what the Chiefs might do with their wide receiver and tight end numbers. Story links: Chiefs' camp at Missouri Western is over. Here's a look at their final session and what's next https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article253532269.html Why Chiefs expect a big leap from Willie Gay in his second NFL season https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article253579914.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Some call Mahomes ‘The Franchise.' Could also be known as ‘The Owner'

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 36:32


Patrick Mahomes had already joined such luminaries as LeBron James, James Harden and Venus and Serena Williams as sports stars who've bought into pro sports franchises. For Mahomes, that happened last year, when he purchased a stake in the Royals. But Mahomes didn't stop with one team. Within the past week, he also bought into Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. Mahomes spoke about this latest purchase after a recent practice at Chiefs training camp in St., Joe, and we discussed this and many other topics on SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily podcast. Beat writers Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope and columnist Vahe Gregorian dish on Mahomes and share other observations from camp at Missouri Western. The show started as a SportsBeat Live stream with comments and questions from the audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Day 2 of full-squad Chiefs camp is about Chris Jones (and Pilates)

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 28:48


The Chiefs worked through the heat on the second day of full-squad training camp and are beginning to work out the kinks now, too. The defense seemed ahead of the offense this week, and defensive end Chris Jones moved well in his new position. You'll hear from Jones in this episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast, including some of the changes he made during the offseason. Also, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire feels ready to make big strides in his second season, and tells us why. KC Star beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell share some best highlights from practice in this show, which started out as a SportsBeat Live stream Thursday. Our next show is slated for 3 p.m. Friday here at Kansascity.com/sports. Story links: What's behind this new health kick for Clyde Edwards-Helaire Why Chris Jones added yoga, pilates to his offseason routine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Tyrann Mathieu's contract extension talk extending into training camp

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 36:34


The Tyrann Mathieu contract extension continues to be a story at Chiefs training camp. The Chiefs All-Pro safety discussed his position on the prospective deal after Wednesday's practice and you'll hear what he had to say on today's SportsBeat KC. The show started as a SportsBeat Live with Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell. They share their observations from practice, detailing position battles, who's looked good and who needs to look good. A programming note: SportsBeat Live from Chiefs training camp will continue Thursday, Friday and on Aug. 2, with the shows beginning at 3 p.m. Join us with your questions and comments. Story links: Two rookies on the O-line? Here's who started for the Chiefs to open camp Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu continues to focus on football, not contract extension KC Chiefs prioritize mental health as Simone Biles withdraws from Olympic all-around Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Chiefs begin to find answers for 2021 at training camp

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 45:53


The Chiefs are at Missouri Western for training camp and it feels right. The team conducted camp at Arrowhead Stadium last year because of the pandemic, but they're back in St. Joseph for the 11th time in 12 years. Coaches, quarterbacks and first-year players arrived on Friday. The veterans reported on Monday and fans are allowed to attended at mid-week. On today's SportsBeat KC, Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes are among the Chiefs who met with reporters at camp. Reid addressed Frank Clark, vaccines, and what he wants to get out of this year's camp. Mahomes provided an update on his health. Chiefs beat writer Herbie Teope gets the conversation started with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Why Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill sees a rebound season coming this fall Andy Reid gives update on Frank Clark, camp, in wake of gun requests Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
It's a huge week for Kansas City Chiefs, with training camp set to begin

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 33:43


Chiefs training camp begins Friday at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, and story lines abound. Who lines up on the right side of the offense line? How will the defensive end rotation work? Position battles, impact newcomers, it all begins when quarterbacks and first-year players report on Friday. The full squad arrives the following week. Today's SportsBeat KC previews camp with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell with host Blair Kerkhoff. We start by asking why Andy Reid camps tend to be different than those of other teams and the value of the most recent signing, defensive end Alex Okafor. And no Chiefs conversation these days is complete without mentioning Tyrann Mathieu's contract progress and Frank Clark's legal situation. Story links: With camp approaching, Chiefs turn to familiar face for pass-rush help https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article252901563.html Chiefs go camping: What look for, sleepers and more as practices loom https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article252734588.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
A no-drama mini-camp means Chiefs have eyes on biggest prize (again)

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 36:17


Another Chiefs' mini-camp in the books and little drama attached to this one. Oh, there were some camp surprises, newcomers to observe and one big contract extension—Tyrann Mathieu's—unresolved. But mostly this seems like a team intent on keeping distractions to a minimum while working toward a third straight Super Bowl. Still, there's plenty to discuss as beat writer Herbie Teope wraps up the Chiefs' off-season. How will the offensive line shake out? Who made the biggest impression over the past few weeks? And is a COVID-19 vaccinated team a happy team? Teope discusses these topics and more on SportsBeat KC with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Why Andy Reid says mandatory mini-camp was a win-win situation Once hesitant, Chiefs star Travis Kelce now urges COVID-19 vaccines for all Tyrann Mathieu strikes a different tone about contract extension with the Chiefs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Interpreting another Mathieu tweet. Is this about future with Chiefs?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 29:27


Another vague Tyrann Mathieu tweet hit Twitter feeds Wednesday, and Chiefs fans could be getting nervous. This one read: “If they make me choose imma I choose to take it back to where it all started.” Mathieu tweet 0609 Is he quoting a lyric, talking about a uniform number, or about his negotiations toward a new contract? The Chiefs are believed to be working on an extension for Mathieu. Last month, general manager Brett Veach said the process would begin after free agency and added, “Enough can't be said about Tyrann and how we feel about him and his role both on and off the field here.” The tweet may be an interpretation that things aren't moving fast enough for Mathieu, the star safety who signed a three-year, $42 million deal two years ago and has been a force for the Chiefs in two Super Bowl appearances. Last month, Mathieu deleted a tweet that was a response to an inquiry about getting an extension. “Probably not,” was part of the response before Mathieu hit the delete button. What about, where it all started? Is that Arizona, where his NFL career began? New Orleans, his hometown? On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell discuss Mathieu's future with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: Tyrann Mathieu explains deleted tweet about contract talks with Chiefs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article251734203.html Travis Kelce has special message for Chiefs draftees, especially tight end Noah Gray https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251122509.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
20-and-0 for the 2021 Chiefs? The quest for perfection on the table

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 32:58


So, 20-0? What an accomplishment that would be, the greatest season in NFL history. Patrick Mahomes tossed it out there last weekend in an interview at his charity golf tournament in Hawaii. Not a bold statement or declaration, but in the context of wanting to set a team and not a personal record. On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell join host Blair Kerkhoff in discussing the difficulty of the task and other Chiefs’ related topics, including the importance of new defensive tackle Jarran Reed. Story links: Ex-Chiefs player approves of Patrick Mahomes’ 20-0 goal for the Chiefs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251806538.html How Chiefs’ new O-line (aka protection for Mahomes) is getting acquainted https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article251753358.html Travis Kelce intrigued by thought of Julio Jones joining KC Chiefs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article251683183.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
You know about Mahomes’ toe. Focus on these Chiefs’ OTA story lines

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 31:59


Patrick Mahomes’ turf toe injury that figures to limit his availability during organized teams activities that begin on Tuesday will be a national storyline for the Chiefs, but the real news will be found on the offensive and defensive lines. We’ll start to get a sense of how those stack up over the next few weeks. This is the spring football time for NFL teams, and no AFC team will be more interesting to follow than the two-time Super Bowl Chiefs. They have fewer questions than most teams and are considered the conference favorite once again. But there’s work to do. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell deliver the preview on today’s SportsBeat KC. Story links: Here are five situations to monitor as the Chiefs kick off OTAs How a homegrown kid and former college walk-on got his chance with the Chiefs Why the Chiefs coveted a rookie edge rusher who had zero sacks last season Chiefs tweet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Here’s how the Kansas City Chiefs rookies’ made most of first NFL camp

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 41:06


The Chiefs’ rookies got their first taste of the NFL during a weekend mini-camp. There weren’t as many first-year players as in previous offseasons, and there wasn’t contact. But coach Andy Reid said he was happy with the event, and we hear from him and the Chiefs’ first draft pick, second-rounder Nick Bolton from Mizzou, in this episode of The Star’s daily SportsBeat KC podcast. You’ll also hear from Star beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell, who attended the mini-camp and heard what the rookies had to say. The Chiefs have several more organized team activities (OTA) events before their summer break hits, but this was an important one in terms of getting the Chiefs’ first-year players acclimated to the NFL. Story links: Chiefs conclude rookie mini-camp, leaving Andy Reid happy. Here’s why Chiefs rookie Trey Smith isn’t happy about the NFL Draft. But he’s moved on Chiefs acquire cornerback Mike Hughes in trade with Minnesota Vikings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Kansas City Chiefs look forward to the challenge of 2021 schedule

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 33:33


You knew the opponents. Now you know the dates and kickoff times for the Chiefs’ 2021 schedule. Any surprises? On today’s episode of The Star’s daily sports podcast, SportsBeat KC, Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell break down 17 games’ worth of an NFL schedule. One take: The Chiefs are favored to win a third straight AFC title and sixth straight division crown. They don’t look at the slate for soft spots or opportunities. Indeed, they look forward to the challenge of playing (fill in opponent). After a break, we discuss the Colts’ signing of tackle Eric Fisher, and the one-day contract presented to Tamba Hali and to make official his retirement as a forever-member of the franchise. Story links: Chiefs made a funny 2021 schedule video using Andy Reid’s oft-repeated phrase Let’s take a guided tour through the Chiefs’ 2021 regular-season schedule Tamba Hali is signing with the Chiefs again. Well, for one day, anyway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Projecting immediate-impact players from Kansas City Chiefs; draft class

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 26:54


It will take some time to properly evaluate the Chiefs’ draft haul. It always does. But if they can find a couple of immediate starters from the six they selected, and at least get contributions from the others, history tells us that 2021 will have been a successful draft. Last year, the draft produced starters Clyde Edwards-Helaire and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed. Two years ago, it was wide receiver Mecole Hardman and safety Juan Thornhill. Who could it be this season? On today’s episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast, Star beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell share their draft thoughts, break down the picks and predict the immediate-impact players. Did the Chiefs address all of their needs, and what remains in terms of roster-building for the franchise that has appeared in the past two Super Bowls? Story links: Chiefs say they drafted best player available. But there’s more to it here Grades for the Chiefs’ NFL Draft picks, plus analysis of each players’ fit Chiefs receive mostly good NFL Draft grades from national writers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Who won the Orlando Brown Jr. trade? (We’re a little biased here in KC)

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 33:38


The makeover of the Chiefs’ offensive line is complete. They filled their biggest need — left tackle — on Friday with a blockbuster trade with the Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs got Orlando Brown Jr., a Pro Bowl player, in exchange for draft picks. The Chiefs are set to start next season with an entirely new offensive line than started the 2020 season and will have at least four new starters from the team that lost the Super Bowl. It’s also taken the edge off draft week. The Chiefs surrendered their first-round pick and don’t begin drafting until the second round. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell break down the trade, the biggest move of the Chiefs’ offseason, on today’s SportsBeat KC with host Blair Kerkhoff. Story links: The Chiefs changed their draft, team and prospects by trading for Orlando Brown Orlando Brown shares a message for Chiefs Kingdom after arriving in Kansas City Chiefs pull big trade for new left tackle. Details of the deal for Orlando Brown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Discussing charges in Britt Reid crash. And could Chiefs boycott OTAs?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 27:24


Earlier this week, former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of head coach Andy Reid, was charged with DWI in a crash two months ago that injured a 5-year-old girl. On today’s SportsBeat KC, Star reporter Glenn Rice joins beat writer Sam McDowell, columnist Vahe Gregorian and host Blair Kerkhoff in discussing the story and where it goes from here. After a break, beat writer Herbie Teope brings us up today on the latest team and NFL news. A handful of teams have announced they’re opting out of voluntary off-season workouts because of COVID-19 concerns. Is this something Chiefs players are considering? Also, with another mock draft on the horizon, who could the Chiefs be targeting with the No. 31 overall selection? Story links: Former Chiefs Coach Britt Reid charged with DWI crash that injured 5-year-old girl https://www.kansascity.com/news/article250564334.html Video: See details of Britt Reid crash that injured 5-year-old girl in Kansas City https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article250633654.html NFL.com: Broncos, Seahawks, Buccaneers won’t take part in voluntary off season workouts https://www.nfl.com/news/broncos-seahawks-players-won-t-take-part-in-voluntary-offseason-workouts-over-co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
About that left tackle position for the Chiefs…the drama builds

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 29:24


Chiefs got a left tackle yet? The search continues. So does the discussion on SportsBeat KC with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell. Possibilities for the position of priority for the Chiefs is free agency and the draft. It’s been quiet on the free agency front with the offensive line interior addressed earlier with the additions of Joe Thuney and Kyle Long. Now the attention is on tackle, and perhaps the draft to fill the need. Also on today’s show: Where did former Chiefs land in free agency, what to make of the coaching staff changes, and what’s the significance of the NFL rule change proposed by the Chiefs that would allow skill position players to wear single-digit number? Story links: When it comes to Chiefs’ Michael Burton, it’s all about fitting the West Coast offense Chiefs adjust coaching staff, move Greg Lewis from receivers to running backs Chiefs propose NFL rule change to jersey numbers, and many players want it to happen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Analyzing two more additions to Chiefs’ roster as free agency continues

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 34:29


The Chiefs have remained busy during the free agency period picking up defensive tackle Jarren Reed and center Austin Blythe while losing defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon, and I don’t think we’ve spoken to beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell since Sammy Watkins signed with the Ravens. We cover all of that on today’s SportsBeat KC with host Blair Kerkhoff, along with some NFL news. The league made official what we’ve known for a while, that teams will play a 17th regular season game in 2021. Also also know the opponent for the Chiefs. It’s the Green Bay Packers in Kansas City. Story links: Chiefs lose defensive end to Saints as free agency continues https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250287915.html The NFL moves to 17 games. What does that mean for the Chiefs? https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250317014.html Chiefs land new center in free agency, agree to terms with ex-L.A. Ram, Austin Blythe https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250320345.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Here’s what could be next for Chiefs in the free-agency market

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 36:12


After an active start to the NFL free agency season with the signing of offensive lineman Joe Thuney and Kyle Long, the Chiefs have slowed down a bit. They’ve been in discussions with players like Trent Williams and JuJu Smith-Schuster but no additional big signings yet. But don’t think for a moment the Chiefs aren’t finished on the free agency market. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell discuss the possibilities on SportsBeat KC with host Blair Kerkhoff. And what positions are of greatest need? Also, we talk about the Pro Day experience for Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton and you’ll get our take on the Pro Football Focus grading system. Story links: As second week of NFL free agency begins, here’s what the Chiefs still need to address https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250145869.html Veteran pass rusher Melvin Ingram set to visit Kansas City https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250057939.html Chiefs bring back Daniel Sorensen on a 1-year deal; close with Nick Keizer https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article250130114.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
What’s next for these active Kansas City Chiefs in NFL free agency?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 32:50


NFL free agency moves quickly. On today’s episode of SportsBeat KC, Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell bring us up to date on moves made so far this week, and there have been plenty. The Chiefs have bid farewell to Super Bowl starter Damien Williams and brought back Darrel Williams. Earlier in the week, the Chiefs made a big splash by signing offensive lineman Joe Thuney, addressing perhaps the team’s biggest offseason need. They aren’t finished wheeling and dealing, the beat writers say, so we speculate on some possible next moves. Story links: Chiefs free agency tracker Chiefs release Damien Williams, star in Super Bowl LIV, saving $2.2 million on cap Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
New additions to the Chiefs, to Arrowhead name and the Mahomes family

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 34:11


You’ll no longer be attending games at Arrowhead Stadium. You’ll be going to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. What do you think of change? Beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell along with columnist Sam Mellinger joined SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff in discussing the change. Also, what could the Chiefs accomplish in free agency involving safeties and running backs? Those are among the latest position groups examined by The Star as off-season continues. Oh, and there’s a new addition to the family of Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews. The young fathers in our group offer some advice. Story links: Evaluating the Chiefs backfield and what it might look like look like in 2021 https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article249795128.html The Chiefs’ name rights deal for Arrowhead Stadium might not be what you think https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article249702578.html Patrick Mahomes’ infant daughter receives cute letter of intent from Texas Tech https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article249791888.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Chiefs GM Brett Veach drops some hints about offseason priorities

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 45:17


Chiefs general manager Brett Veach covered plenty of ground Monday when he met with reporters and offered a few hints about the team’s priorities in the search for talent this offseason. In this episode of The Star’s daily SportsBeat KC podcast, we’ll hear the entirety of Veach’s 30-minute conversation. The offensive line, linebackers and defensive line are areas of need, and Veach breaks down the wide receiver group. We also learn of some injury news. KC Star Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell offer their thoughts on Veach and the Chiefs, too. Story links: Chiefs general manager Brett Veach provides injury updates on Mahomes, Schwartz, Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Breaking down Chiefs’ off-season decisions on defense, special teams

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 33:31


Chiefs makeover talk continues on SportsBeat KC with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell. Today the focus is defense. What moves will we see? Decisions are coming for players like Bashaud Breeland, Tanoh Kpassagnon, Alex Okafor, Daniel Sorensen and Damien Wilson. The Chiefs had a great season but a lousy finish in the Super Bowl with those players. Teope and McDowell break down the defense and special teams in terms of free agency, contract extensions and restructuring, and there’s a new piece of information since the last Chiefs’ conversation on SportsBeat KC: The salary cap has been set. Story links: Chiefs defensive line anchored by a pair of Pro Bowlers, but transition looms in 2021 The Chiefs know the minimum salary cap for 2021. Here’s what it is, and what it means Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Chiefs re-tooling on offense could involve O-line, receivers, tight ends

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 34:33


Herbie Teope calls it “speculation season,” and that will be the case for weeks when it comes to the NFL. Free agency, the draft, contract restructuring, this is the time rosters are reshaped and the Chiefs will have plenty of decisions to make. Teope joined fellow beat writer Sam McDowell and SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff in addressing some of the personnel decisions facing the Chiefs on today’s podcast. We focused on the offensive side, and there are plenty of players deserving of, well, speculation. The offensive line figures to get plenty of attention. Same with wide receivers after Tyreek Hill and tight ends after Travis Kelce. Who will the Chiefs look to keep? Teope and McDowell break it down. We’ll check in with the defense and special teams soon. Story link: Mellinger Minutes: The new-new Chiefs off-season priorities and (finally) the Royals https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article249269245.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Honoring and remembering our friend and colleague, Terez A. Paylor

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 38:17


On today’s SportsBeat KC, we remember Terez Paylor, The Kansas City Star sportswriter who left us much too soon. He died on Monday at age 37. The tributes from across the journalism world have been overwhelming, and today some of his former colleagues at The Star got together on a zoom call to recall what we loved and admired about Terez. You’ll hear from Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Herbie Teope, Sam McDowell and Blair Kerkhoff. We could have talked to dozens more who worked with Terez during his 12 years at The Star or three years at Yahoo Sports. Everyone has a fond memory. These are ours. Story links: A fellow beat writer pays tribute to ‘little brother’ and range buddy Terez Paylor https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article249150045.html On the beauty and joy of Terez Paylor, a teammate who will always be in our hearts https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article249125055.html Mourning the passing of our friend Terez, who leaves us with so many loving memories https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article249129035.html One of a kind: Friends, colleagues what made Terez so special https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article249123685.html Former Kansas City Star sportswriter Terez Paylor dies at 37 https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article249126880.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
The Chiefs picked a lousy time (Super Bowl LV) to play their worst game

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 42:56


This Chiefs took a 3-0 lead against Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl, but it was all downhill from there. Penalties, turnovers, poor execution — you name it, the Chiefs were guilty of it Sunday night. The disappointment will last long into the offseason. The Star’s coverage team of columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger and beat writers Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope unpacked what went wrong in a post-game episode of SportsBeat Live, presented now as a SportsBeat KC podcast. The audience came through with some great questions and comments. Story links: What went wrong in Chiefs’ Super Bowl loss: Penalties, pressure and more Chiefs’ Reid on son’s crash that injured girl: “My heart bleeds for everyone involved” Amid anguish of last few days, Chiefs own desolate end to this could have been season Mahomes’ Chiefs never looked so bad. The work starts now to make sure they don’t again Chiefs report card: The Super Bowl is pass-fail, and you know this went Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sports Day Tampa Bay
Super Bowl LV Preview - A Podcast 18 Years In The Making For Bucs Fans

Sports Day Tampa Bay

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 53:41


Rick Stroud and Steve Versnick preview Super Bowl LV in Tampa between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers as the Bucs see Antonio Brown return to practice at full speed but Cam Brate is now dealing with a back issue. Plus we get the scoop on the Chiefs from Kansas City Star beat writer Herbie Teope as they are moving guys around on the offensive line to deal with injuries. It's the podcast 18 years in the making as the Buccaneers are back in the Super Bowl and Tom Brady is going for his 7th ring. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

SportsBeat KC
Updating Chiefs injuries and haircuts, and fondly remembering Martyball

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 46:04


Today’s SportsBeat KC gets in some final words before the Super Bowl. The Star’s coverage team of Sam McDowell, Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger joined host Blair Kerkhoff to talk about the keys to Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and what kind of statistics to keep an eye on as the game unfolds. Beat writer Herbie Teope was on assignment. Updates on injuries and haircut safety are also provided. And we discuss the Chiefs’ tenure of former coach Marty Schottenheimer who entered hospice care earlier this week. The Chiefs as a piece of Kansas City culture with the ear-ringing crowds at Arrowhead Stadium and the extraordinary tailgating started with the success of Schottenheimer’s teams of the 1990s. Story links: Two Kansas City Chiefs landed on reserve/covid list because of barber’s positive test Former Chiefs, Browns coach Marty Schottenheimer moved to hospice Why the Chiefs haven’t lost faith in Mecole Hardman (He hasn’t either) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Super Bowl conversation begins, and NFL teams lose by not hiring Bieniemy

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 46:31


We’re getting you ready for the Super Bowl on today’s SportsBeat KC, The Star’s daily sports podcast. Columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger joined beat writer Herbie Teope and host Blair Kerkhoff on today’s show. Beat writer Sam McDowell was on assignment. Patrick Mahomes versus Tom Brady, the Chiefs’ makeshift offensive line against the Buccaneers terrific pass rush that sacked Aaron Rodgers five times in last week’s NFC Championship and Kansas City’s playoff-ready defense were among the topics. Also, we close the book on Eric Bieniemy’s quest to become a NFL head coach this season. The final opening, with the Houston Texans, reportedly will be filled by former Chiefs assistant David Culley. The show started as a SportsBeat Live with your questions and comments and is now presented as a SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: NFL Network analyst: Texans passing on Eric Bieniemy puts Chiefs in a unique position Here’s what the Vegas odds say about the Chiefs-Buccaneers Super Bowl matchup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Talking AFC Championship Game and a glance at the Super Bowl matchup

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 37:43


Next stop: Tampa, Florida, and the Super Bowl. The Chiefs are going to the big game for the second straight year after defeating the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC Championship Game. Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and the offense were sensational. The defense was ultra-aggressive. After falling behind 9-0, the Chiefs dominated. The game and the Super Bowl matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the topic on a postgame SportsBeat Live, now a SportsBeat KC podcast. Columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian joined beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and host Blair Kerkhoff to talk all things Chiefs. Story links: Chiefs return to the Super Bowl. Next: Tom Brady’s Bucs Get used to this KC: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to another Super Bowl Super again. Chiefs Patrick Mahomes makes agony of postseasons past a fading memory The sudden inevitability of the Kansas City Chiefs and a run back to the Super Bowl Here’s the Chiefs AFC Championship Game report card. Welcome back dominant offense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
The Patrick Mahomes injury discussion ahead of Sunday’s AFC title game

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 45:36


Three years, three AFC Championship Games for the Chiefs. On Sunday, the Buffalo Bills arrive at Arrowhead Stadium for a 5:40 p.m. kickoff and this one comes with its own set of questions: Patrick Mahomes’ health, the meaning of these teams’ regular-season game in Week 6, and the Bills’ hot hand over the past three months. Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger, along with beat writers Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope, join host Blair Kerkhoff in covering all the angles for this game (including their predictions). Viewers joined us with their questions and comments on a livestreamed show that started as a SportsBeat Live and is now presented here as a SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: Desire to be great: Why Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill are elite receiving targets When it comes to conference title game experience, Chiefs have big edge over Bills Chiefs’ keys vs. Bills: What Andy Reid and Co., need to do to reach Super Bowl again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
On Chiefs’ playoff victory, Mahomes’ injury and Henne-thing can happen

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 38:09


The Chiefs have now won playoff games in three consecutive years, but it wasn’t easy to get No. 3 on Sunday. After taking a 16-point lead over the Cleveland Browns, the Chiefs hung on to post a 22-17 triumph in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs and will now face the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Star’s coverage team of columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian and beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell joined host Blair Kerkhoff to break down the wild Chiefs-Browns contest on SportsBeat Live, presented here as a SportsBeat KC podcast. The Patrick Mahomes injury, Chad Henne’s relief appearance, Andy Reid’s play-calls, the play of the defense ... plus your questions and comments. It’s all covered here. Story links: The Chiefs won without Patrick Mahomes. Is this what exorcising demons looks like? Even with Mahomes out, Chiefs showed #HenneThingIsPossible in beating Browns Give defense its due following Chiefs’ 22-17 playoff victory over Cleveland Browns What we learned as Chiefs lost Mahomes to head injury in beating Browns “In good spirits:” Here’s what Chiefs players are saying about Mahomes’ head injury Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Who should Chiefs want to emerge from Wild Card Round?

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 38:56


The NFL playoffs start this weekend without the Chiefs, a reward for being the AFC’s top seed. The Chiefs will watch games between the Bills-Colts, Titans-Ravens and Browns-Steelers. What’s the best matchup for the Chiefs? Beat writer Herbie Teope and columnist Vahe Gregorian join SportsBeat KC host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss. Also, covered: the MVP race and Patrick Mahomes’ place in it; Eric Bieniemy’s future; who will and won’t play for the Chiefs when their playoff chase begins the following week, and more. Story links: If ‘deserve’ means anything, Eric Bieniemy must get chance at NFL head coaching job Chiefs place rookie defensive end Mike Danna on reserve/COVID-19 list The Chiefs’ best moments of the season, ranked, before this year’s NFL playoffs begin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
A Chiefs flop in finale quickly forgotten; elimination season begins

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 35:43


Close the book on the Chiefs’ regular season. Sunday’s 38-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers leaves the Chiefs record at 14-2, the best in franchise history. Among those who didn’t play for the Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Eric Fisher, Tyrann Mathieu, Chris Jones and Frank Clark. Several reserves like, running back Darwin Thompson, wide receiver Byron Pringle and defensive end Tim Ward played well. So don’t get caught up in the result. The Star’s Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger, Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell joined host Blair Kerkhoff on SportsBeat Live to discuss the game, and the playoffs as the Chiefs head into the postseason with the top seed. Story links: The Chiefs earned this break. What comes next will be tough...and define their legacy For Chiefs, 2020 was great, but now it’s all about “What have you done lately?” Regular season done, playoffs up next. What we learned as Chiefs lost to the Chargers The Chiefs played mostly backups Sunday and Darwin Thompson stood out. Who else? Chiefs report card: Senior skip day is over, the final exam period as arrived Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
Breaking down the Chiefs’ games without starters under coach Andy Reid

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 43:50


The Chiefs play host to the Los Angeles Chargers in their regular-season finale Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, and Andy Reid has decided some starters, like quarterback Patrick Mahomes, will sit this one out. Chad Henne is getting the nod in his place. Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian, along with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell, prognosticate who will and won’t play and break down Reid’s history of resting starters. Plus viewers weigh in on the Chiefs ... it’s all here in this episode of SportsBeat Live, now presented as the KC Star’s final daily sports podcast of 2020. Story links: Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill among six players not practicing Wednesday ahead of season finale What can we expect with Chad Henne in charge of Chiefs offense on Sunday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SportsBeat KC
The never-a-dull-moment Chiefs prevail in another heart-stopper

SportsBeat KC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 38:44


Two things have been true about the Chiefs for the past two months. Their games are close and they win them. So it was Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The Chiefs survived 17-14 when Atlanta kicker Younghoe Koo, who had made 27 straight field goal attempts, missed from 39 yards. The kick appeared to be blown off course and the winds of fortune have been with the Chiefs all season. They clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs with the triumph, and we talked about it on SportsBeat KC with Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Sam McDowell and Herbie Teope. Story links: The Chiefs won and secured the AFC’s No. 1 seed but that’s not what we’re talking about On a day Kelce set glittery records, grit and tough play defined his game Andy Reid confronts the decision every coach craves: play or rest starters in Week 17 The Chiefs keep winning close games. A good sign or something ominous? What we learned as Chiefs scraped past Atlanta Falcons, secure coveted AFC playoff bye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices