Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 1/27

 

Today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Does the KC Star even write about the Chiefs in the offseason? It's been a few days. Very sad.

Sometime in the next few days the National Football League is going to release the league’s all-decade team for the 2000s.

To put together this all-star team of the decade, the league asked the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors to come up with the team. Voting was held last month, with the league asking for multiple selections at each position.

In the last three decades, the Chiefs had five players selected to an all-decade team:

  • 1990s – LB Derrick Thomas and DE Neil Smith.
  • 1980s – FS Deron Cherry.
  • 1970s – LB Bobby Bell and P Jerrel Wilson.

NFL’s Team Of The Decade … Wednesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

When asked how many NFL players play Madden, he replied, "Everybody." And it's not only played for fun, some players and coaches have been using the videogame to memorize playbooks or practice recognizing defenses.

"These games nowadays are just so technically sound that they're a learning tool," said Tim Grunhard, who was on the Kansas City Chiefs in the 90s and is now a high school coach. "Back when I was playing football, we didn't realize what a near or a far formation was, we didn't really understand what trips meant, we didn't understand what cover 2, cover 3, and cover zero meant."

I don't know what those are either, but the fact that I could if I played Madden means that gamers have a complex set of real football strategy at their fingertips. NFL players who play Madden have more situational awareness than previous generations because they have such a complex simulation tool available to them. Plus, it's fun.

NFL Player Imitates Madden In Real Game from The Escapist

Kansas City rookie kicker Ryan Succop, a.k.a. Mr. Irrelevant XXXIV, earned the Mack Lee Hill Award, which is presented by the Chiefs.

The Chiefs players voted on the award winner. Succop will be honored and presented the award at the team’s 40th annual 101 Banquet March 6.

Briefs: Succop wins Chiefs’ award from The Daily Pilot

For the ninth-straight year LSU will be represented in the Super Bowl as four former Tigers will take part in Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7 in Miami...

...Favorite was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad two weeks ago after bouncing around between the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs during his rookie season in 2009.

Use the links above to listen to exclusive interviews with Bill Franques and Addai and Favorite as they talk about next week's game and share some of their memories of LSU.

Listen to Interviews with Super Bowl Tigers from LSUsports.net

Brown said he’s been working for four solid hours each day after classes with former teammates and Troy strength and conditioning coach Richard Shaughnessy, who is well-respected among NFL personnel for preparing Trojans for the next level. Among the 2008 Trojan seniors, four were on NFL rosters the entire season — Sherrod Martin (Carolina Panthers), Steve McLendon (Pittsburgh Steelers), Trevor Ford (Green Bay Packers) and Dion Gales (Kansas City Chiefs).

Troy quarterback gets combine invite from The Dothan Eagle

Player Tweets

almighty31 off to houstons
almighty31 72 in a 40. u better errest me if u want me to stop speedin. damn them

Media and Fans

jemelehill Overheard @ Senior Bowl: Scout interviews player & asks if he smoked marijuana & if he did, wud he offer it 2 others. is that a Wonderlic ?
JoshLooney Terrence Cody blowing people up in one-on-one drills. Look for exclusive interview tonight on kcchiefs.com #seniorbowl
Adam_Schefter Say this for Sunday's Pro Bowl: the sounds of the game will be unique. Certain players will be miked during ESPN's broadcast of the game.
KC_Chiefs1 VIDEO: Meet your 2010 Chiefs Cheerleaders on http://www.kcchiefs.com #chiefscheer #chiefs (via @ChiefsCheer)
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