One, former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, whacked two Fridays ago from The Andy Gang, signed this week with … the Chargers.
Two, Flowers indicated to the NFL Network — and just about everybody else on his SoCal media tour — that one of the main reasons he hooked on with the Bolts was a chance to play his old team twice a year.
"The timing that they did it, it kind of hit me," Flowers told "NFL Total Access." "So that’s why I stayed in the division. I want to play the Chiefs again, let them know how I feel about it."
Because like they always say: Revenge is a dish best served with fish tacos.
It’s interesting. The Raiders are old-money hate. The Broncos are the new-money baddie, a baton passed from Elway to Manning. But it’s that third AFL/AFC West brother-in-arms, the Chargers, who’ve really had the Fighting Hunts by the privates, the ones who’ve had the most success against the Chiefs over the last decade.
Bolt City’s finest are 15-5 against the Local 22 since November 2004, including a whopping 9-1 on the coast. The Broncos are 13-7 versus Kansas City over that stretch; the Raiders, just 8-12.
Now let’s be real here: Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have a hell of a lot more to do with that record than any pipeline, real or imagined, from Liberty to La Jolla.
Also, the Chiefs have spent the last 10 years yo-yoing from salty to toothless: Since 2004, four times, they’ve notched nine wins or more; four times, four wins or fewer. Three times, playoffs. Twice, 2-14. Outhouse, penthouse, outhouse, penthouse.
Leave the Chiefs, move to San Diego, own the Chiefs. Coincidence, right? Has to be.
"That definitely played into the decision," Flowers told San Diego’s XTRA 1360 AM. "Just the way I play the game … I just always felt like it would be fun. Just going back to play some of the fellas, some of the coaches, it will definitely be fun.
"But I respect everybody in that program. They run a great program there. (They’ve got) great fans over there in Kansas City. Just for personal reasons, I think it would be fun to line up across from those guys."