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Dec 15, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of The Athletic and Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas Jayhawks basketball. Should KU fans be concerned after two straight losses? And what are the Jayhawks' biggest flaws that might not be fixed? The two also talk about Billy Preston, Silvio De Sousa and this KU team resembling a recent Big 12 team.

Dec 15, 2017
The Chiefs Gameplan podcast is back for the Chiefs’ Week 15 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers (7-6).
 
The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Chargers beat writer Eric D. Williams of ESPN's NFL Nation. They dive into the Chargers' remarkable worst-to-first turnaround, Philip Rivers' resurgence, the various ways you can still attack the Chargers' lights-out edge rush and much more.
 
That interview is followed up with a weekly A-Team roundtable of Sam Mellinger (@mellinger), Vahe Gregorian (@vgregorian), Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff), David Eulitt (@davidphotokc) and Terez as they wrap up the pod with a long discussion about how the Chargers have blossomed into one of the best teams in the division. They also talk playoff possibilities, Ghostbusters (dead serious), answer your questions and make their predictions. Enjoy!
 
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.
Dec 11, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' season-saving 26-15 win over the New York Jets in Week 14. What impact did Eric Berry's presence make? How about the absence of Marcus Peters? Is winning the AFC West now a probability? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

 

Dec 8, 2017
The Chiefs Gameplan podcast is back for the Chiefs’ Week 14 matchup against the Oakland Raiders (6-6).
 
The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur of The Athletic San Francisco. They dive into the Raiders’ improving run game, former Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith’s return to the starting lineup, the various ways you can still attack this Raiders defense and much more.
 
That interview is followed up with a weekly A-Team roundtable of Sam Mellinger (@mellinger), Vahe Gregorian (@vgregorian), Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff), David Eulitt (@davidphotokc) and Terez as they wrap up the pod with a long discussion about Marcus Peters’ suspension – and what it means in both the short-term and the long – answer your questions and make their predictions. Enjoy!
 
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.
Dec 7, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report and The Athletic as the two discuss the Kansas Jayhawks' loss to Washington in Kansas City. What does the defeat mean for the team moving forward? And how could KU potentially have better countered Washington's zone? The two also discuss Udoka Azubuike and Lagerald Vick before taking Twitter questions.

Dec 4, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' sixth defeat in seven games, a brtual 38-11 loss to the New York Jets in Week 13. Why can't the defense get off the field on third down? What happened with Marcus Peters? Where are the leaders on this team? Is winning the AFC West still a possibility? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from MetLife Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

 

Nov 29, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of The Athletic and Bleacher Report to discuss the latest with the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. What has made the Jayhawks' offense so good? And will they be able to maintain their mojo against Syracuse's zone? The two also take mailbag questions. How good is this team defensively? And what happens to KU's rotation if Billy Preston returns? The two also discuss James Sosinski and the best Emporia Gazette sports column name.

Nov 27, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' latest defeat, a miserable 16-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. Is it time to turn to Patrick Mahomes? Can Alex Smith snap out of this? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from Arrowhead Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

 

Nov 25, 2017

The Star's Aaron Reiss and Alex Schiffer discuss the end of the Mizzou football regular season, with the Tigers finishing 7-5 and headed to a bowl after starting 1-5, and the basketball team's performance in Orlando without Michael Porter Jr.

Nov 23, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs’ Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Bills beat writer Matthew Fairburn, who dissects the Bills' quarterback competition and issues against the run. Also, the A-Team gathers for its weekly roundtable to rank the worst loss of the Andy Reid era, preview the Bills game and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 23, 2017

The Chiefs' decision to sign seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis on Wednesday afternoon only meant one thing - time for The A-Team to kick into high gear! But first, listen to Chiefs coach Andy Reid explain why he thinks signing Revis, 32, is a good move. Then listen to Revis explain why his 2016 season in New York wasn't indicative of who he was, and why he still has juice left in the tank. Finally, listen to The Star's Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian break down every facet of the move. Check out all this and more in this special Thanksgiving Day edition of The Star's Chiefs podcast.

Nov 22, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report and The Athletic and also Bleacher Report's Jason King. C.J. and Jason discuss their new book, "Beyond the Streak," and also the process of tracking down 107 interviews for the project. Which people told the best stories? And who was the toughest person to get interviewed? The two also talk about their favorite non-KU-player interviews and discuss interactions with Sherron Collins, Georges Niang, Jacob Pullen, Thomas Robinson, Marcus Morris and Bill Self.

Nov 20, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 12-9 loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. What's the deal with the pass offense? How on earth did hey lose to a 1-8 team? Is it time to start Patrick Mahomes? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from MetLife Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

 

Nov 18, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of The Athletic and Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What should fans take away from KU's win over Kentucky? And what were the most positive signs from the Jayhawks? The two also talk about Udoka Azubuike's improvement, early trends and three-point shooting before C.J. discusses what he did this summer.

Nov 16, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs’ Week 11 matchup against the New York Giants. The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan, who dissect the mess that is the 1-8 Giants' season. Also, the A-Team gathers for its weekly roundtable to dissect their midseason awards column (which ran Sunday) and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 14, 2017

The annual GM meetings serve as a precursor to next month’s winter meetings and a primer for the Major League Baseball offseason. They also offer the perfect opportunity for a podcast. So KC Star Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd called longtime Royals writer Rany Jazayerli from the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and discussed the latest musings and developments from this offseason. The conversation focused on the market for first baseman Eric Hosmer, what the Royals should do moving forward, a template for a possible rebuild and where the big free agents might land before 2018.

Nov 9, 2017

It may be the bye week, but you know the A-Team never sleeps. This week, The Star's Terez A. Paylor is joined by Brandon Kiley, a Kansas City native, executive producer and columnist for 101sports in St. Louis. For 50-plus minutes, they debate and discuss where the Chiefs, 6-3, stand at the midway point. They also debate their picks for Team MVP, rookie of the year, team alpha dog and much, much more. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 6, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' 28-17 loss to the Cowboys in Week 9. What's the deal with the pass defense? Why couldn't the Chiefs run the ball? What's the biggest problem entering the bye? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from AT&T Stadium. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Nov 3, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore — contributor to The Athletic and Bleacher Report — as the two take on Kansas basketball mailbag questions. What should we take from Bill Self's recent praise of Billy Preston? And how much will KU actually play small ball? The guys also discuss James Sosinski, Chris Zerbe and KU's best-ever walk-ons.

Nov 2, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs’ Week 9 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. The Star’s Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with the reigning AFC player of the week, Harrison Butker. Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill, Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also joins the pod to talk about how dangerous the Cowboys’ offense is without star running back Ezekiel Eliott, while the A-Team gathers to dissect the run game, run defense and much more. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 29, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 8 matchup against the archrival Denver Broncos. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Broncos beat writer Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post, and they discuss a number of the Broncos' storylines, including Jamaal Charles' return to Arrowhead and whether the offense's struggles are causing friction. He also dissects the game in a deluxe 46-minute roundtable with the entire A-Team. The guys discuss the reasons for the two-game losing streak, give positions of need for the NFL Draft in six months (dead serious) and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 23, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two talk about Sunday's Kansas-Missouri exhibition game at the Sprint Center. What are the first impressions of the Jayhawks? And how much of an issue will rebounding be for this year's team? The two also take Twitter questions. How good will Svi Mykhailiuk be? And what are realistic expectations for KU's big men? Other topics include Hack-a-Doke and whether the KU-MU series should continue.

Oct 20, 2017

Rustin Dodd, Royals beat writer for The Kansas City Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger discuss the latest comments from KC Royals general manager Dayton Moore on the offseason and the plan going forward. They also discuss the pending free agency of Eric Hosmer and which teams might be involved. 

Oct 20, 2017

The A-Team dissects the Chiefs' brutal 31-30 loss to Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 19. What's going on with the pass defense? What was going on with the officiating? Where do the Chiefs go from here? They'll discuss all that, plus answer your reader questions, live from the Oakland Coliseum. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

Oct 18, 2017

Chiefs Gameplan is back for the Chiefs' Week 7 matchup against the Oakland Raiders. The Star's Terez Paylor kicks off the pod with an interview with Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur of The Athletic, as they discuss a number of the Raiders’ issues. He also dissects the game in a 30-minute roundtable with the entire A-Team in which they discuss if the Chiefs can bounce back from a brutal loss to Pittsburgh, and answer your questions. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons.

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