Courtesy of the mothership, we have this week's connections between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for KC's second NFL preseason game.
We have lots of regional connections this week, especially on the Kansas side. Coffeyville Community College gets another mention. And whenever you play a team in Florida, you're going to have quite a few players on your team from that state.
Check out the connections:
- TB General Manager Mark Dominik is a graduate of Kansas and worked in the Chiefs personnel department.
- Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris coached at K-State (2006).
- Chiefs RB Thomas Jones played one season with TB (2003).
- Chiefs asst. GM Joel Collier was an off. asst. with the Buccaneers ('90).
- KC OL coach Bill Muir worked in TB player personnel department ('78-81) and served as the OL/offensive coordinator (2002-08).
- KC regional scout Dom Green is a native of Largo, FL and worked as a scout with Tampa Bay (2006-08).
- Chiefs video director Pat Brazil spent 15 seasons with TB ('91-05).
- TB TEs coach Alfredo Roberts played three years with KC ('88-90).
- TB K Connor Barth (2008) and DT Ryan Sims (2002-06) played with KC.
- Chiefs DE Bobby Greenwood is a native of St. Petersburg, FL, WR
- Dexter McCluster is a native of Largo, FL while CB Javier Arenas hails from Tampa, FL.
- KC LB Derrick Johnson is the cousin of WR Bert Emanuel who played with TB ('98-99).
- TB asst. to the head coach Jay Kaiser was a graduate asst. at Northwest Missouri State ('97-98) and also spent time with Kansas State (2002-08).
- Buccaneers RBs coach Steve Logan coached at Hutchinson JC ('81-82).
- TB dir. of college scouting Dennis Hickey played at Coffeyville CC while scout Seth Turner played at Baker.
- TB college scout Mike Yowarsky was a grad. asst. at Kansas ('84-85).
- TB dir. of sports medicine & performance Todd Toriscelli worked at Kansas State ('90-92).
- Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is a native of Grandview, MO and played collegiately at Kansas State.
- Buccaneers TE Jeron Mastrud played collegiately at Kansas State.
- TB CB Aqib Talib played at Kansas.
- Buccaneers RB Derrick Ward played at Ottawa (KS).
- TB CB Elbert Mack prepped at Wichita North (KS) HS.
You rural Kansas readers fill us in on some of these smaller schools that were mentioned.