Today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. We have some player visit updates, the start of The Red Zone's mock for the Chiefs, and a nice bit on a player many thought would fail last year, Mr. Tamba Hali. Multiple H/Ts to WtexKC who either lives half a world away, or just doesn't sleep.
After my usual Google search, I found little. Hali has 27 sacks in four seasons and has been the one defensive player opponents tend to plan for, but still no press.
I think he’s a great story. Hali had 18.5 sacks in his first three seasons, but it didn’t matter. What it came down to was if he could effectively switch to linebacker. The cards were stacked against him. He had to lose weight, totally change positions, and learn a new defense. Although Hali had experience playing both linebacker and defensive end at Penn State, it wasn’t going to be easy.
The concern was that Hali would be too big and too slow to be a decent linebacker. But despite all that, Hali responded with his best season yet. Last year Hali had 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, a safety, and a combined 62 tackles. Not bad, especially for someone that was seen as a square peg in a round hole.
Hali Remains Unappreciated from The Examiner
We’ll begin our look at the upcoming Chiefs draft pick by pick here and we’ll start with their first choice, which is fifth overall.
This choice is based on the following four players being selected before them: Sam Bradford, Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy and Russell Okung. This decision may change if Okung, an offensive tackle, is still available to the Chiefs when they select.
I’m not suggesting this is necessarily what the Chiefs will do because, if nothing else, last year’s draft should have taught us that the Chiefs might well reach for a need rather than take the best player available.
First round: S Eric Berry from The Red Zone
THE RIGHT 53? – Murphy likes to compete and he especially likes to go against the better receivers and offenses. What coach wouldn’t want a guy like that? No off-field problems have reared their ugly head.
What he said – "I could’ve gone to Rutgers, West Virginia and others. Myself, I wanted to go and play in the South because they said that’s where the best players are at."
Draft Profile: Jerome Murphy from Bob Gretz
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Media and Fans
mortreport RT @gregaiello: Is Colt McCoy winningest QB in coll. football history? That's what Gil says. >> Broke David Greene's record? U remember him?
WhitlockJason Walking 18 holes with Tiger Woods took a little more than 5 hours. Hurt far more than 2 or 3 hours of cardio (treadmill/bike/eliptical)