Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/22

Hello again, AP and good morning. We've gathered all of your Kansas City Chiefs news in one place. D-Bowe talks about his future, we might find out the reason for Priest's break out year, and a little Page/Pollard talk await you in today's Arrowheadlines.

"I'm glad it's over now," he said, summarizing 2009. "I'm glad I'm on a new page in my career."

A four-week suspension for testing positive for a banned substance was the highlight of the lowlights for Bowe, who caught 47 balls for 589 yards in nine games - roughly half the production he had in 2008.

"It's going to give me a chance to remodel my career," said Bowe, a 6-2, 220-pound LSU alum whose physical ability at receiver is distinctive even by NFL standards. "I'm bigger, faster and stronger now - and I did it the right way. I really think it is going to end up saving my career."

Chiefs' Bowe says problems are behind him from ArgusLeader.com

Dinomight says: For the last many years with the Chiefs having successive losing seasons, my self-esteem, which is directly related to the Chiefs record, has been so poor that I am having a difficult time finding a romantic interest who will reciprocate. Do you Bob, foresee a better dating life for me in the future?

Bob says: It’s pretty hard to support a losing team without getting some of the stink on you. However, you have correctly identified the most important emotional element in your life – your favorite football team. Women come and go, and it sounds like in your situation they mostly go. But as bad as the last three seasons have been, the Chiefs are always there. They don’t dodge your calls or ignore your e-mails and texts, and you don’t have to buy them dinner. I think the team will be better this year, so there might be a rosier picture for you in the dating world. If I were you, I’d take this down time in the romance department to create a test of Chiefs facts and history, much like you can see in the movie Diner. If you’ve never seen it, rent it. One of the characters is engaged, but the ceremony won’t happen until his fiancé can pass a test on Baltimore Colts trivia. Enjoy two or three dates, but then hit her with the test. If she fails badly, it’s time to move on.

Answer Bob/Part #1 … Tuesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

When it comes to Special Olympics, Georgia Neal is extra special.

That’s why she was inducted in the Special Olympics Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the 2010 Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games in Wichita...


“...I think Special Olympics is fun,” Neal said. “We have parties, and you get acquainted with people.”

Sometimes those people are famous, like Priest Holmes, seven-year member of the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2002.

“We go to the Kansas City Chiefs Clinic every year, and one year Georgia got an award in the punt, pass and kick competition,” Lair said. “She kissed Priest Holmes on the cheek, and he had his best season that year.”

HALL OF FAMER from morningsun.net

Various published reports around the NFL claim that former BYU running back Harvey Unga is drawing a lot of interest as the NFL Supplemental Draft approaches.
The supplemental draft, which is more like a silent auction, will be held on July 15.
The St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins are said to be among the teams most interested in Unga, the leading rusher in BYU football history.
Unga, 6-1, 245, will reportedly work out in front of at least 14 NFL teams on July 8. He rushed for 3,455 yards in his BYU career before withdrawing from school last April.

California LB commits to BYU from The Salt Lake Tribune

The Gundersons submitted 550 pages of research that they say proves discrimination against Native Americans. And they hope their research is useful in fighting Indian mascots nationwide.

"We think this is the beginning of an important new trend," says Harvey Gunderson. "Civil rights matters do not happen overnight."

It's been 42 years since the National Congress of American Indians challenged the use of Native American mascots. Today, an estimated 900 high schools and colleges still use Native American names and images for sports teams. And of course, there are the professional teams — the Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, among others.

Beware, Braves: Wis. Targets Race-Based Team Names from NPR

In Aaron Baker's family, even extraordinary athletic achievements can seem rather ordinary.

The West Virginia Power first baseman will start at designated hitter in tonight's South Atlantic League All-Star game in Greenville, S.C. Baker earned the recognition after leading the Power (31-39 in the first half) in doubles (18), RBI (36) and slugging percentage (.460)...

"...My family has always been about sports," Baker said. "My grandfather played in the NFL and my brother plays (baseball) at Baylor now. I grew up in sports and I played everything until high school. I chose baseball because that's what I wanted to do."

Baker's maternal grandfather, Jerry Mays, was a five-time AFL All-Star and one-time NFL Pro Bowl selection as a defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1960s and '70s. 

Power's Baker continues family athletic tradition from The Charleston Daily Mail

Zimmer, the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator, was announced as a finalist in early May, a matter of days before the Lockport Hall of Fame induction dinner. His story is heartbreaking.

Vikki Zimmer, 50, his wife of 27 years, died suddenly of natural causes last Oct. 8. Mike found her that Thursday night when he returned home from practice and film studying.

Mike struggled with the decision before deciding to coach the Bengals in their game three days later against the Ravens. His dad, his son Adam (then an assistant coach with the New Orleans Saints and now an assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs) and daughter Corri were with him on the sideline. He has another daughter, Marki, who was unable to be there...

...An inspired Cincinnati defense not only helped secure a big victory that day, it would rally behind Zimmer and finish the season as the fourth-ranked unit in the league.

Earlier this month, Zimmer indeed won the Halas Award. Obviously, very well deserved.

Zimmer a worthy Halas winner from The Herald-News

Former Eastern Kentucky University defensive back Yeremiah Bell was inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Friday at the Lexington Opera House...

...Bell was joined in this year’s induction class by former Morehead State University tight end Gary Shirk (New York Giants), Paris High School graduate and long time NFL coach Bill Arnsparger (Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers), former DeSales High School standout Cris Dishman (Houston Oilers, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings), and Louisville Western High School and University of Louisville football star Joe Jacoby (Washington Redskins).

Former Colonel Bell Inducted Into The Kentucky Pro Football Hall Of Fame from Eastern Kentucky University Athletics

Third, the Texans sign disenfranchised on the streets strong safety Bernard Pollard.

I know what your asking, isn’t that the guy that ended Tom Brady’s 2008 season. Why yes it is, and he is reunited with defensive backs coach David Gibbs.

When Pollard showed up on the team they were the second worst team in the league at stopping the run at number 31. After only three weeks of him being there they were number 18 and climbing fast. What were the chiefs thinking when they cut this beast.

Oh yea, he had a lot of “character issues” in Kansas City. During 2009 season at the end of a four game losing streak, Pollard publically called out the team in the media. Not something that the previous group of boy scouts would ever do.

In the game against the St Louis Rams he defiantly made his point to pro ball running back Steven Jackson. Knocking Jacksons helmet off in an offsetting penalty brawl, ending in the running back needing attention to his split lip.

Why Do the Houston Texans Have a Sudden Change in Their Attitude? from Bleacher Report

I have been talking about this a lot lately but it is one of the few unresolved issues the Chiefs have as they prepare to begin training camp at the end of July.

The Chiefs have a few options on what they can do with Page.

Option 1: Cut him.

The Chiefs could just cut Page loose. He won’t sign the contracts they have offered him and he isn’t showing any interest in being with the team going forward. Pioli and Co. may not want the situation hanging over the organization as the team goes to camp. The longer the Chiefs keep Page in limbo, the more irritated he and his agent will get. They are likely to start making more and more negative public statements about the team until the situation is resolved. If Pioli is unable to trade Page, he could simply cut him and let him find another team.

What Should The Chiefs Do With Jarrad Page? from Arrowhead Addict

Berry's World: Former UT safety Eric Berry has learned that knowledge equals speed after his first round of offseason work with the Kansas City Chiefs.

"When I first got out there, it was pretty fast just because you've got vets," said Berry, who was selected with the fifth pick in the NFL draft in April. "They know where they're going. There's nothing they haven't seen before on a football field. Once they see it, they're gone. It's automatic. That's why the game is so much faster."

Berry expects the game to get even faster when the Chiefs don full pads, then play a game this fall.

Walker not ruling out NFL return ; FOOTBALL from American Chronicle

Sun, Oct. 10 KANSAS CITY – Defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis should hassle Chiefs QB Matt Cassel considerably, and Indy should grab a W at home.

2010 Indianapolis Colts Complete Season Schedule from Capperspicks Blog

It didn't take long for Overland to find Tony Manfredi's replacement. The school has hired former Denver East coach Ron Woolfork to head its football program...

...Woolfork played outside linebacker at CU from 1991-93 and was drafted by Miami in the fourth round in 1994. He played with the Kansas City Chiefs. He took over coaching duties at East in 2006 when he was promoted from his position as an assistant.

Overland tabs Woolfork as football coach from The Denver Post

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