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Lawrence Kim
January 29, 2020

I feel bad for his family, sick for his family. "I knew how lethal they were, I knew what type of year Buckner had, so I just had to jump on that opportunity". Ford lined up offside on a late-fourth quarter play that wound up with Kansas City intercepting a Tom Brady pass that would have secured a victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Instead, they lost when the Patriots scored a touchdown a few plays later.

In the offseason, the Chiefs traded Ford to the 49ers and acquired Clark from the Seattle Seahawks. But he was a die-hard Eagles fan and his reaction on social media after the team won its first Super Bowl title two years ago endeared him to many. He also acknowledged that it's just a little something extra for him to use going into the game, even though he didn't and still doesn't harbor any ill will toward the Chiefs.

Ford said on Tuesday that not only was the process amicable, but Reid - who said Ford is one of the best pass rushers in the National Football League earlier on Tuesday - helped him in looking for a suitor. It's maybe not as good as the recent recreations seen in Doctor Sleep or Ready Player One, but considering the more limited budget of the commercial, it works. I just know how he would have wanted me to take this to react, especially in this moment, in this game.

The Chiefs haven't shown much outward animosity toward Ford, but occasionally their feelings show through.

Dee Ford has a chance to ruin the Chiefs' season for the second year in a row.

During a media scrum at the NFL's massive "Super Bowl Opening Night" event at Marlins Park Monday night, Kittle was asked about the "not-so-perfect side" of Jimmy Garoppolo, and let it be known he doesn't like being ghosted by his QB.

The process of coming to the 49ers was a concerted effort, Ford said. "It's inexcusable. But don't we all do it?"

"It was hard for a brief period of time", Ford admitted. After the deal with San Francisco was complete and Ford had signed a five-year, $87.5 million deal with the Niners, he received congratulatory texts from Reid and many of his former teammates. And that's what we're going to try to do. "I would love to play in the Bay".

What does Kelce himself, the best tight end in the National Football League, according to Clark, think about his 49ers counterpart?

"Because of everything I can do, " he said.

He pointed to the fact that he makes an effort to watch film of other team's defensive lines and was aware of the quality in the 49ers' ranks. So I was like dude, I don't want to see that right now, ' Hill said.

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