Happy LOST day. Don't know how many of you have been following the show, but I've been a fan since it began. I'm looking forward to tonight's series finale. Below, you'll find today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Not a lot out there. The drop in the number of Bowe stories is encouraging. Again, none of those had anything new, so I didn't post the links. Enjoy.
Johnson isn’t panicking yet, not with almost four months left until the regular season begins.
"Right now, nobody has a starting job," Johnson said. "The (coaches are) more focused on (players) learning the defense. We’ve got a new coordinator. So it’s not a set team. That depth-chart stuff, that doesn’t come into play until training camp. It’s not a priority for the coaches right now. When we get to training camp, that’s a little different. That’s when we really separate the men from the boys.
"If we get to training camp and I’m working my butt off and staying healthy and I’m still not out there with the first team, then we can look at a problem. Right now, it’s not a problem at all."
One week into OTAs, some of the storylines have started to shift, but one remains the same. As we’ve heard throughout new strength and conditioning coach Mike Clark’s short tenure, the Chiefs off-season program continued to get rave reviews from both players and coaches alike inside the club’s locker facility this week.
"I feel like I’m moving a lot better and able to sustain a lot more at this time compared to a year ago," DE
Glenn Dorsey said.
Head Coach Todd Haley went as far as to say that the differences between this year and last aren’t even comparable.
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Once training camp starts players start playing their hearts out for a starting job. This is a list of the top five position battles to look for in the Chiefs' 2010 training camp.
The Top 5 Position Battles Going into Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp from Bleacher Report
...Ingram visited the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs, along with getting interest from the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears. He decided to sign on with New Orleans and reunite with Williams, who was the defensive coordinator for the Jaguars in 2008.
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Since September, the women have been involved in a mentoring project at the Detroit Lions Academy, a Detroit Public Schools alternative middle school on the city's east side dedicated to students who have difficulty succeeding in traditional school settings.
Among the goals of the wives' bimonthly sessions was to help the girls gain self-esteem and trust -- in themselves and one another...
...Last Tuesday, Schwartz drove to the academy with Rene Cunningham, who’s married to Gunther Cunningham, the Lions’ defensive coordinator. They shared an "uh, oh" moment when some of the cupcakes flipped over when the car came to a stop.
A former teacher, Rene Cunningham said she was involved in a similar "wives project" in Kansas City, Mo., that was organized by Carol Vermeil, wife of then-Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil, involving mentoring foster children.
Lions' wives give attention, affection to girls at Detroit school from The Detroit Free Press
Pope, who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs, was also on hand to announce a partnership with his C.H.A.M.P. foundation (Creating Hope And Making Progress) and the hospital for his upcoming Kids Day, which will be June 26 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds.
"The NFL has a program in place that stresses the importance of kids getting out of the house and getting active (The NFL at 60), and I wanted to use that as a basis for my annual Fun Day here in Americus," said Pope, who helped lead Americus to two high school football titles before moving on to Georgia. "We will still have fun, but there will be a lot of activities for the kids to keep them moving and help them work up a sweat. The key is to keep them active and help turn the tide of childhood obesity that is a problem nationwide, but especially in the South.
Pope visits with kids, hospital from The Americus Times-Recorder
The packages arrive periodically at the N.F.L. office, containing red circular Goodell for Senator campaign buttons. They are 40 years old.
The pins — presumably sent by people of a certain age cleaning out their attics — remind Commissioner Roger Goodell that he will always be his father’s son (and, he reminds everybody, his mother’s son).
In the late ’60s, Senator Charles E. Goodell, Republican of New York, spoke out against the Vietnam War, bringing on the wrath of the Nixon administration and, as it turned out, the disaffection of conservative voters.
When Goodell Learned That Life Is No Game from The New York Times
GlennDorsey72 Goodmorning ladies and gents... My o my!! What yall got up today? I'll be sweating my butt off somewhre im sure lol GlennDorsey72 It's my parents anniversary yall!!! 27 yrs strong!! Clap for em yall!!!!
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Media and Fans
mortreport One thing NFL owners MUST do in Dallas next wk is amend new OT rules to include reg. season; inequity would be wrong if just post-season.
kentbabb I agree with Herm that opening night is huge for KC. If they can pull that off, it sets the tone for an impressive year. Could turn corner.