Discussion in 'Madden Ballers Association' started by RyanRain39, Dec 23, 2015.
New Owner Press Conference coming soon.
The Kansas City Chiefs have made a complete 180 degree turn this off season. After going 3-13 in the opening MBA season, a new owner stepped in and has taken this team by storm.
One of the key highlights of the off season: The Franchise Quarterback
Josh White out of Alabama is set to take over after a roller coaster of a year at QB last season. With Alex Smith not getting any younger, it was a logical choice. White was the #1 pick in the MBA Draft, will he be able to match the hype?
Huge shakeup on the offensive line: With a poor offensive line going into the off season, it's no mystery that their was a Quarterback carousel. 3 New Offensive lineman were signed in the free agency, along with 2 rookies picked up in the draft. The entire Offensive line has shifted around, with Eric Fisher the only player to remain at position from S1. The huge pick up of Trai Turner in a trade with the Panthers, adds a key piece for the Chiefs, and a well rebuilt offensive line.
Someone has to catch: With Conley being involved with the trade with Turner in Carolina, The Chiefs receiving group was on life support. Jeremy Maclin returns as the #1 WR, along with Travis Kelce as the stand alone TE. Doug Baldwin joins the team after a trade with Seattle, and Devin Funchess will join the roster after being apart of the Turner/Conley trade. James Jones joins the team via free agency to add veteran leadership to the group that was once on life support.
Defensive Front 7: While most of the new front 7 look familiar to Chiefs fans, a huge shake up among the front 7 took place. With Franchise Defensive Player for the Chiefs, Justin Houston moving from OLB to DE, along with Tamba Hali, as they join Allen Bailey at DE. Former DE Mike DeVito will join Dontari Poe at the DT to complete the 4-3 defensive line. Free Agent pickup Rolando McClain will be covering the Left side as OLB, while the rookie, Shawn Collins out of Auburn takes control of the right. Chiefs defensive veteran keeps his place at the center of the table, as Derrick Johnson remains the shot caller at MLB.
Other notable pickups: CB Tim Jennings and HB Knowshon Moreno
The Kansas City Chiefs football program exceeded much of our expectations. With as much rebuilding that had to go into this team, a solid 8-8 record was our goal for 1st season as owner. The Offense, played like a well oiled machine, even without having a true #1 WR in the lineup.
The Rookie Quarterback out of Alabama, Josh White: White swept the board when it came to year end awards. Offensive Player Of The Year, Offensive Rookie Of The Year, and Quarterback Of The Year in the AFC. White spread the ball around his offense very well. With 4,503 Passing Yards, 33 TDs and 19 INTs He even accounted for 369 rushing yards and 3 TDs on the ground.
White connected with his WR's giving Doug Baldwin and James Jones each 1,000 yards in the air. (83 and 74 Catches respectively) Jeremy Maclin ended the season with 883 yards on 74 catches, and Tight End Travis Kelce with 612 yards on 66 catches. White had 8 different targets for Touchdowns during the season.
Halfback Jamaal Charles put his name in the Elite Running Back category by winning the AFC Running Back of the Year. Charles picked up 1,538 yards on the ground, with 15 touchdowns on 304 carries. Knowshon Moreno picked up 375 yards, 7 touchdowns on 102 carries. Rookie Jesus Gilmore had 4 carries for 13 yards resulting in his first and only touchdown of his career.
The offensive line was the glue that held things together for the offense. Trai Turner and Richie Incognito lead the team in blocking with 3 pancakes, and Turner only gave up 9 sacks.
Rookie Outside Linebacker out of Auburn, Shawn Collins had a great first season. 134 total tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles.
The Chiefs redesigned Defensive Line put in their share of work to get to 10-6 this season. Tamba Hali recorded 8 tackles in the backfield, and 8 sacks. as Justin Houston led the team with 14.5 sacks and 5 tackles for loss. The Defensive Tackles, Poe and DeVito account for 13 total Sacks and 11 tackles in the backfield.
The two young Chiefs Cornerbacks finished the season with 5 Interceptions each. Leading us to believe we haven't seen the best from these players. Inside Linebacker and long time veteran Derrick Johnson recorded 120 tackles of his own, including 3 Interceptions 2 Sacks, and a forced fumble.
Cario Santos who looked like he may have been on the cutting block for a few weeks proved his worth to the team after going 21 for 22 for Field Goals, longest being a 50 yard FG. Rookie Jesus Gilmore and DeAnthony Thomas split returning kicks, as neither could return a kick for a touchdown. Gilmore racked up 808 yards, and Thomas finished with 780 yards. Thomas also added 36 punt returns for 200 yards.
The Chiefs final record of 10-6 was not good enough for a playoff spot, and finished 3rd in the AFC West, as the Broncos and Raiders also finished 10-6. With a loss to the Raiders, Chargers, and Broncos, the other two teams took the tiebreaker.
With the user season 3 coming up, the Chiefs hope to grab a #1 WR, to advance their offense to the next level, and break the 3-way tie and head into the playoffs.
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