Here is your weekly "connection" post courtesy of the mothership.
I remember seeing Darren Sproles play back in high school in Kansas City, when he was averaging something ridiculous like 260 yards a game rushing.
- Chiefs G Mike Goff spent five seasons with the Chargers (2004-08).
- Chargers RB Michael Bennett (2006-07), DE Alfonso Boone (2007-08) and TE Kris Wilson (2004-07) all played with Kansas City.
- Former Chiefs assistant coaches on the Chargers staff include: Jeff Hurd (’98-06) and Hall of Fame WR Charlie Joiner (2001-07).
- Former Chiefs CB Chris Dishman (’99) is SD’s asst. secondary coach.
- Chargers Director of Player personnel Jimmy Raye III worked for KC in ’95 and is the son of former Chiefs assistant coach Jimmy Raye.
- Chargers TE/FB Brandon Manumaleuna is the son of Frank Manumaleuna, who played LB for Kansas City (’79-81).
- Chiefs Manager of FB Operations Chris Caminiti coached at the University of San Diego (’96).
- Chargers RB Darren Sproles prepped at Olathe North HS in Olathe, KS and played at Kansas State.
- Chargers sp. teams coach Steve Crosby was born in Great Bend, KS and was a RB at Fort Hays State.
- Chargers T Jeromey Carey played at Kansas State.
- Kansas City video asst. Josh Schmidt worked at the University of San Diego.
Make sure you ask John from Bolts from the Blue a question or two. He was kind enough to come by and post a FanPost asking for questions. His line on Mike Goff sums up the signing of the guard for me: "Also, I tried to tell you guys was terrible......"