2014 NFL Draft: Updated Needs for each of the league’s 32 teams

The 2014 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and teams are making their final preparations for the big day. Free agency is largely behind us and squads are basically set heading into the draft.
With that in mind, I’ve compiled the needs of each of the NFL’s 32 teams as we approach the draft.

Winners and losers of NFL free agency

Some teams have fared better than others over the first week of the free agency period, so here’s a look at the winners and losers from the past week.

What if the NFL went to a bowl format?

The mainstream media celebrated the end of the Bowl Championship Series after the Florida State Seminoles’ dramatic 34-31 victory over Auburn.

Dan Wetzel and Jeff Passan will finally get their wish in 2014 as college football will debut a new playoff system.

Alex Smith: Kansas City Chiefs will try to extend quarterback this offseason

Alex Smith had a wildly successful first season as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He led the team to an 11-5 record and a postseason berth after a 2-14 season in 2012. Combined with new head coach Andy Reid, Smith completely remade Kansas City’s offense into a dangerous unit. And now, the Chiefs apparently want to make sure he’s around longer.

Against the Spread Picks: NFL wild card round

It is time to pick ‘em pal! Four games, four predictions. Time to make up for an awful end of my predicting season, although I went 6-0-1 against the number in college bowl games played on Jan. 1 and 2.

The best NFL Divisional races since 2002 realignment

Halfway through the 2013 NFL season, the AFC West race between divisional rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, is positioned to be the best since divisional realignment in 2002 and potentially can be the best of all-time. Through eight weeks, the Chiefs are 8-0 and the Broncos are 7-1.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Previewing Andy Reid’s Return to Philly in TNF Showdown

Andy Reid’s return to the City of Brotherly Love also includes another dual-threat quarterback in Alex Smith.

Although Smith’s mobility pales in comparison to that of Michael Vick, he’s arguably a better passer in terms of accuracy and decision-making. It’s also a matchup of two stellar ball-carriers in LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles.

San Francisco 49ers: Was trading Alex Smith a bad move?

It was one game. Colin Kaepernick had one bad game in Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season. But, it was emblematic of the bigger picture of what is happening to the read-option and running quarterbacks in the NFL.

2013 NFL Predictions: AFC West Preview

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos enter the 2013 NFL season as the AFC West favorites.

At the same time, this is pro football’s weakest division. Therefore, the Broncos will be expected to dominate game after game against their AFC West rivals. Because of those expectations, it’s reasonable to anticipate the rest of the division bringing their A-game when facing Manning and co.

5 NFL teams that could surprise in 2013

In this article, we’ll look at five sub-.500 clubs from last season that could surprise us this year. By looking at strength of schedule, the number of losses in close games, the draft, as well as offseason moves and acquisitions, I’ll make my case for each of these five teams.

Commentary: Chiefs-Panthers Game Should Not Be Played Tomorrow In Light of Jovan Belcher Tragedy

Will the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League go on with tomorrow’s scheduled game a day after the tragic murder/suicide involving Jovan Belcher? It would be wrong move.

K.C. Man’s Obituary Lists ‘heartbreaking disappointment caused by Kansas City Chiefs football team’ as Cause of Death

Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig of Grandview, Missouri died last week at the age of 81. His obituary in the Kansas City Star lists the cause of death as “complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team.”

Monday Night Football Drinking Game Week 10: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

This week the action moves to Pittsburgh, as the surging Steelers take on the ailing Chiefs. We need something to make this game interesting, and the only two surefire things that can do that are gambling and drinking. And only one of those is legal in the entire U.S.A.

Monday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

The Chiefs are tied with the Jaguars for the fewest wins in the NFL this season, with one. The Steelers are holding onto the last playoff spot in the AFC, so this game is a must-win for them if they intend to make the playoffs.

Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 10: Martellus Bennett, Emmanuel Sanders, and Jacquizz Rodgers

With the fantasy football playoffs approaching, I know team owners are reading this in one of two situations: you are almost assured of a playoff spot and need to think long-term or you’re fighting like heck to get one and need to think short term. Well, I’ve got some advice for both situations.