Good morning Chiefs fans. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy.
note: Still waiting for this morning's Bob Gretz post. I'll add it when it's out.
"I don't think the 32 owners of the NFL could agree to anything except that they would all like to see Judge Doty go away," said a league official who asked not to be named. "That would be a unanimous vote and they would all drive the car, or give up their plane to take him away."
For his part, Doty does not do interviews with the media involving the NFL and the players.
So why does this octogenarian judge from Minnesota have all this power over the NFL, and why do the players love him and the owners despise his presence?
Here Come D'Judge... Tuesday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Both sides are expected to meet Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building in Washington, but Cohen reserves the right to call both sides back later this evening, NFL.com reported.
Sports Business Journal reported that both sides were $750 million apart on annual revenue sharing coming into Monday's meetings. The Washington Post reported Monday morning that both sides were closer to $800 million apart annually.
Latest on NFL Labor Situation, CBA from Fox Sports
NFL Films President Steve Sabol was awake, alert and in a stable condition in a Kansas City, Mo., hospital Monday after suffering a seizure Saturday night, NFL.com reported.
Sabol, 68, was in town to accept Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football on behalf of NFL Films at the Kansas City Committee of 101 Awards.
NFL Films' Sabol Suffers Seizure from Fox Sports
Former Nebraska stars Tommie Frazier and Will Shields are among 79 players on the Football Bowl Subdivision ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ex-Neb Stars Frazier, Shields on HOF Ballot from My San Antonio
Vermeil reeled off several more former assistants in rapid succession -- too many for me to write down all their names. All played a role in Vermeil's success with UCLA, the Philadelphia Eagles, Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. Some rank among his closest friends.
It is no surprise, then, that Vermeil is lending his name to the cause of assistants during an uncertain time for NFL employees at all levels. He envisions a day when assistants regain some of the ground they've lost even while salaries have risen in recent years.
Dick Vermeil on offense for coaches from ESPN
Offensive coordinator. The Chiefs enjoyed success with Weis, but it's back to the drawing board. In three years, Chiefs coach Todd Haley is working with his third different offensive coordinator. Remember when he fired Chan Gailey in the preseason in 2009? This time it's Bill Muir, who served as the offensive coordinator under Jon Gruden from 2002-08. One might be led to believe that means the offense will get West Coast flavor. Pay close attention to how Haley, Muir and Kansas City's playmakers jell in the preseason.
Offseason Outlook: Chiefs from Sporting News
17. Patriots: J.J. Watt, defensive end, Wisconsin.
Five-technique ends don't go early in drafts unless it's the Chiefs reeeaching for Tyson Jackson. But Watt projects as a borderline double-digit sack guy ala Justin Smith, with the ability to also be a high-impact run defender. At this point in the draft, Watt should be atop the Patriots' board.
2011 Mock Draft, Take Two from Pro Football Talk