Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/21


Good morning boys and girls. An early edition of Arrowheadlines today so I can hit the road (pretty much the case all week). Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news (tweet-free). The Monday morning article from Bob Gretz hasn't been posted yet, so be sure to check that out too. Enjoy!

But it looks just like every other play that goes down in an NFL game, more than 100 in a single game and over 1,500 in a given pro football weekend. Keep doing the math and that’s the nature of the game, thousands of collisions.

What this picture does not show is how the play ended, how Cottam came back to terra firma. He kept pitching forward after Roth hit him and the first thing that hit the ground was the top of Cottam’s head.

Even in the aftermath of the play, it did not seem any different than most moments. Cottam appeared dazed, but was helped to his feet by teammate Leonard Pope. He even went back into the game moments later.

He went back into the game with a broken neck.

Waiting For Word … Monday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

In a little over five minutes (and thanks to the supreme reporting of then ESPN-reporter Ann Werner), a special feature that was first aired in June of 2000 gave us a closer look at the trial and tribulations that suddenly turned upside down the life of the former Chiefs’ standout, Dave Szott in the twilight of his playing career.

Szott video.

Already dealing with the proper nuisances (read, injuries) that came courtesy of a decline of his skill sets, Szott had to face a more challenging scenario than withstanding a the power of a bull rush along the line of scrimmage.

In trying to find a favorable setting for the development of his older child, Shane — who suffered from cerebral palsy –, the former Nittany Lion could not escape the reality that, although reluctantly, he needed to leave Kansas City.

Enrique’s Video Collection … A Father’s Decision from Bob Gretz

Tony Moeaki, KCC – Tony Gonzalez left a hole in the heart of the Kansas City Chiefs faithful that’s almost as big as the fantasy hole he left in the team’s line up. Brad Cottam never stepped up last season. Sean Ryan is gone.  Moeaki went in the third round and is one of the best blocking tight ends around. But don’t underestimate his receiving skills. He could become an intriguing part of the Chiefs passing game. He could be worth a late round flier in drafts.

Fantasy Football 2010 Rookie TE Impact from Fantasy Knuckleheads

The Sirianni Skills Football Camp - geared for quarterbacks and wide receivers - will be conducted by Mike, Jay and Nick Sirianni and run from noon to 4:30 p.m...

...Nick is in his second season as an NFL assistant coach, serving as Kansas City's offensive quality control coach on Todd Haley's staff. Nick, who has been working closely with Chiefs' offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, joined the Chiefs after serving a three-year stint as the wide receivers coach at Indiana University-Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the IUP staff, Nick spent two seasons as defensive backs coach at Mount Union College where he helped the Purple Raiders win the NCAA Division III national championship in 2005.

Sirianni Skills Football Camp Begins July 2 from The Post-Journal

Now that the conference realignment roller-coaster ride has come to an end, The Oklahoman will preview some of the Sooners' top incoming freshmen the next few weeks.

Quarterback Blake Bell, who arrived on campus earlier this month, has a cannon arm, exceptional size, above average speed and is a dual-threat quarterback who comes from a family with an NFL pedigree...

...How much has it helped your development to have your father and uncle play in the NFL?

"It's been a lot of fun. They've helped me a lot the last few years. Because my uncle played 12 years with the Chiefs we went to a lot of Chiefs games. That's our team. They're kind of struggling right now, but it's been fun. With their experience, they really understand the game and have helped me in the film room."

OU Insider: Blake Bell eager to get going with Sooners from The Oklahoman

During the groundbreaking ceremonies, special guest Eric Berry, former Tennessee Volunteer and first-round NFL pick for the Kansas City Chiefs, discussed the importance of the initiative. "Reducing playing field injuries keeps professional and student athletes in the game longer," said Berry. "When I heard AstroTurf® was launching this program with my alma mater, I definitely wanted to attend in light of my commitment to player safety."

University of Tennessee and AstroTurf® Break Ground on Research Center for Safer Athletic Fields from Clarksville Online

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