Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/11

A shortened version today. I have to dig my car out of over a foot of snow. Here's your news.

Stability has not been the case around the Chiefs, especially on the defensive side of the ball, for the better part of the last decade. Combine those failures with the instability that comes with constant changes in the operation and we probably shouldn’t be surprised. In the last decade, the Chiefs had:

  • 4 head coaches.
  • 5 offensive coordinators
  • 4 defensive coordinators
  • 3 personnel department leaders

And going into the next decade with the 2010 season, they have new coordinators on both offense and defense. Based on history, it seems Todd Haley and Charlie Weis are on the same page when it comes to offensive philosophy. But Romeo Crennel appears to be quite a bit different in approach and philosophy than Clancy Pendergast. That leaves last season as a lost season.

Draft & Development … Thursday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

A bill being introduced in the Missouri State Legislature would require high school athletes who suffer a concussion to obtain written clearance form a licensed health care worker trained in evaluating and managing concussions before returning to practice or games.

 

Dr. Joe Wackerly is the Chiefs head-injury specialist.

 

"I think it's a step in the right direction, but what I'm most concerned about are the unintended circumstances," he said. "The fact is, if you bring your son or daughter to somebody who wants to help but has no education in the area, have we really solved the problem or made it worse."

Bill Seeks To Limit Concussion Risks For Athletes from KCTV5

This is the first installment of several articles that will detail great teams that almost were.  Why start with the '93 Chiefs?   Two words: Joe Montana.  

The year before, the 1992 Chiefs went 10-6 and reached the wildcard game, where they were shut out 17-0 by the Chargers.  The leaders of those Chiefs were Dave Krieg, Barry Word and Christian Okoye (who suffered a terrible injury and finished a shell of his former self at 448 yards.), Willie Davis and JJ Birden.  

In 1993, the Chiefs decided to make some changes.  In one of the biggest stories of the decade, Joe Montana left the 49ers and took over the helm of the Chiefs.  In addition, all-pro running back Marcus Allen escaped the clutches of Al Davis and the Raiders to give Joe a future Hall of Fame backfield mate.  However, no attempt was made to give Montana any decent weapons in the passing game - and he was forced to do his best to elevate Birden and Davis. 

What Almost Was, Part 1: 1993 Kansas City Chiefs from Bleacher Report

The 20th Annual Joe Delaney Memorial Golf Tournament supporting Northwestern State athletics will be held at Olde Oaks Golf Course in Haughton on Monday, April 12. 

The annual four-person scramble, which honors the memory of two-sport NSU All-American Joe Delaney and raises funds for the Demon Victory Fund (DVF), is sponsored by Securitas Security Services, USA.  Registration will begin at 11 a.m., lunch will be served and range warm up available at noon, and the shotgun start will commence at 1...

...As much as Delaney's legacy of athletic achievement means to his alma mater, it was his legacy of heroism and compassion that truly left a lasting mark.  On June 23, 1983, Delaney saw three young boys drowning in a pond and jumped in to save them.  Tragically, he died in the process.  One of the boys was saved.

20th annual Delaney golf tourney is April 12 from NSUDemons.com

The stadium hosting the 2010 Super Bowl has changed its name seven times in the last 20 years, and even sportscasters who have permission to say “Super Bowl” are habitually calling it “The Big Game” because, hey, everyone else is.

In 2007, the NFL even tried to trademark “The Big Game” before realizing Cal-Stanford started using the phrase more than 110 years earlier. Commercialism at its finest.
If the trend of paying for the use of names continues, corporations will eventually purchase the rights to teams just like they have with stadiums. Major League Soccer squads are already starting to name themselves after energy drinks and NFL teams play in buildings that sound more like a mall than a football venue: Qualcomm Stadium, Bank of America Stadium and worst of all Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium.

Perhaps the only reason Kansas City hasn’t sold the naming rights to Arrowhead Stadium is because of the morals instilled by former owner Lamar Hunt, who came up with the name “Super Bowl” in the first place and would never dream of watching the Chiefs play a home game on Sprint Field.

COLUMN: Super Bowl commercialism is super bull

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