Chiefs’ running backs coach Eric Bieniemy’s enthusiasm, passion rubs off on players

Eric Bieniemy is the man in charge of cultivating the Kansas City Chiefs running backs, and he uses whatever he has can — namely his booming voice — to make sure his passion and enthusiasm for football rubs off on his players.

Sam Mellinger

Chiefs’ Alex Smith can be more than a ‘game manager,’ and needs to

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually laughs when he hears he’s a “game manager,” a nice way of saying he’s the kind of QB expected to basically stay out of the way. But Smith has an opportunity to change what’s said of him around the league. He played what may have been his best game with the Chiefs on Sunday, pushing to within two yards of tying or (more likely) going for the win at Denver.


Share your #PaperChiefs photos and win prizes

Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures is out today in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to for a chance to win a TV (first winner was selected Thursday, Sept. 18th), plus other prizes. Check out our photo gallery:


Video: How to make a Paper Chief

Each Friday, a weekly special section will include a new cut-out-and-fold Chiefs player — 16 in all — each week that the Chiefs play, with instructions on how to craft your own miniature Chief.


Former Chiefs tackle Branden Albert finds happiness in Miami

Before the 2013 draft, the KC Chiefs nearly traded Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins but instead put the franchise tag on him for another season. Last spring, he signed a five-year contract with Miami, and so far, Albert has rewarded the Dolphins’ belief in him. The 0-2 Chiefs play the 1-1 Dolphins on Sunday in Miami.


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