Welcome, Chiefs fans! We have another round of Kansas City Chiefs news for you. Not a lot of substance, but I always love the All-Joe team from USA Today. Enjoy.
For Herzlich, the interviews take a different route than any of the other players participating in this Saturday's game. The 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and Butkus Award finalist is coming back from a battle with cancer.
Several months after turning in a stellar junior campaign, and opting to return for his senior season at Boston College, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma - a rare and malignant form of bone. A tumor was growing in Herzlich's left leg.
The probable first-round pick was in a new battle that had nothing to do with impressing pro scouts or moving up draft boards. Herzlich wasn't even sure that he'd be around for his senior season, much less continue on a path towards a career in the NFL.
All About Football from The Mothership
The All-Joe team was born in 1992 as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. His work in the trenches didn't lead to much glory ... unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA TODAY has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since.
All-Joe Team: The Unheralded Prime Performers from NFL '10 from USA Today
The two big winners over the weekend weren't the Steelers and Packers, but Twitter and perception.
Because of Twitter, the big story is whether Jay Cutler is a tough-minded quarterback who never complained despite being sacked 5X times this season and tried to play through a torn knee ligament, or a namby-pamby sissy-boy who quit on his team.
And because of perception, a whole lot of us believe he's the sissy-boy.
Jay Cutler vs. Twitter and Perception is a Mismatch from Don't Kill the Mellinger
Now that Charlie Weis is the offensive coordinator at Florida, the Kansas City Chiefs need an offensive coordinator to fill his spot and head coach Todd Haley has said he will not hold dual titles. Brad Childress, once the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles before that, needs a job.
So I'm having a very tough time figuring out why exactly these two sides have not come together.
Kansas City Chiefs Should Hire Brad Childress as Offensive Coordinator from NFL Spin Zone
We continue our evaluation of the Kansas City Chiefs roster by taking a look at RT Barry Richardson.
Richardson is a bit of a curios case. He was a sixth round draft pick but has shown some nice flashes of potential at times. The Chiefs actually released Richardson at one point, then brought him back and later, made him their starting RT.
Chiefs Roster Evaluation: Barry Richardson from Arrowhead Addict
A ticket for the first Super Bowl -- billed as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game -- between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs had a face value of $10. Forty-five years later, the going rate for tickets ranges from $2,500 to $22,700. Yes, per ticket.
Out There: Super Bowl has Changed Through the Years from The Wisconson Rapids Tribune
Where do pro linebackers and pro chefs on the line meet? At the Taste of the NFL event, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary of cooking up a dinner of regional specialties, talking football, and raising funds for hunger-relief organizations. (So far, "Taste" has given local and national food banks more than $10 million...
...Players like Hall of Famers Floyd Little (Denver Broncos), Bobby Mitchell (Cleveland Browns) and Jan Stenerud (Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings) have also been with Taste of the NFL since its first dinner in 1992, and will join the inaugural chefs to kick off the party.
Tom Colicchio and Celeb Chefs Cook for Tast of NFL from Slash Food
Three community-minded NFL players will be recognized during Super Bowl week as finalists for the WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD, it was announced today. NNAMDI ASOMUGHA of the Oakland Raiders, ISRAEL IDONIJE of the Chicago Bears and MADIEU WILLIAMS of the Minnesota Vikings are the top candidates for this year's award, named for the legendary Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999.
Finalists Announced for the NFL's Man of the Year from Football Reporters Online