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Michael Blunda

Michael Blunda

Associate editor
Pro Football Weekly

Michael Blunda has been an associate editor at Pro Football Weekly since 2008. A graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business, Blunda spearheads the media company’s fantasy football coverage. In addition to contributing fantasy analysis to, he provides content for the “Finding Paydirt” fantasy blog, PFW’s weekly print publication and the annual fantasy preview magazine. He also writes the weekly fantasy insert page that runs in Gatehouse newspapers nationwide. He is responsible for any and all web, paper and magazine content related to the Chiefs and Chargers, including the “Way We Hear It,” draft reports and team previews. A native of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Blunda had a multiyear stint covering fantasy sports for prior to joining PFW.


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Pioli unlikely to change draft strategy regarding OT spot

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
When the Chiefs pick at No. 21 overall in April's draft, it would make sense that they would be looking at offensive tackle, but Kansas City brass might not feel the same way.

Player-organized workouts a serious gamble

Posted March 29, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Players across the NFL are staging their own workouts to stay sharp during the lockout. But is the risk worth the reward?

Chargers have reason to celebrate kickoff changes

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Although they might not be the first club one would expect to be in favor of moving kickoffs up five yards from the 30-yard line to the 35, we hear the Chargers are perfectly fine with the new rule.

Extended lockout could set back Cassel, K.C. offense

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
An extended lockout would not be beneficial to players across the league, but for the Chiefs, having minicamps and OTAs wiped out could be devastating, the way we hear it.

ILB decision could shape Chargers' offseason plans

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 11:23 p.m. ET
When the offseason began for the Chargers, they knew it would be nearly impossible to retain all their key free agents. Now it is becoming more and more clear which direction the team is likely to go with some of ...

Pioli credits past drafts for Chiefs' success

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Many observers believed the Chiefs' roster was void of talent when GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley arrived in 2009, but Pioli has a different take on the subject.

Fairley out to prove that he's more Suh than Haynesworth

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Is Auburn DT Nick Fairley more like Ndamukong Suh or Albert Haynesworth? The answer will mean a lot come Draft Day.

Herzlich back to full strength, ready to prove it at Combine

Posted Feb. 27, 2011 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
After beating cancer, Boston College LB Mark Herzlich says that he has not changed his approach and is "100 percent" entering Combine workouts.

Humblest Tiger Bowers in tight race for draft's No. 1 spot

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers respects Auburn QB Cam Newton and DT Nick Fairley, but thinks he has the talents to be the first player selected in April's draft.

Pioli says speed key to Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
According to GM Scott Pioli, adding speed was essential for the Chiefs to dig themselves out of the AFC West basement, which they did in 2010.