Sam Mellinger

KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

Sam Mellinger

Roster moves before start of season are paying off now for Royals

The Royals have a long history that predates every current player of doing enough good to lift the spirits of fans, and then enough bad to make them wonder why they believed in the first place. Today, they remain one of the hottest teams in baseball, and the two new Royals helped build the case that these are the new Royals.

Sam Mellinger

You want crazy? The Royals are giving you crazy

The Kansas City Royals are the team with the longest playoff drought in North American sports, but they also have the longest winning streak in baseball this season, and son of a gun, they’re doing it again. No matter what, we all knew it would take something crazy for the Royals to get into the playoffs. Well, look around. Crazy is here.

Sam Mellinger

After rough start, Chase Daniel shows why Chiefs’ backup quarterback job is still his

The Kansas City Chiefs’ decision makers like Tyler Bray as a prospect, and they didn’t draft Aaron Murray to cut him. So Chase Daniel could not have had a much worse beginning to his night, taking a sack, coming up angry, and then on third-and-forever throwing an unacceptable pick-six. But then Daniel completed seven of eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, making as strong of a case for the Chiefs’ vice quarterback job as you could’ve expected.

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