KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning, Kansas City Chiefs fans! I think we're getting closer to football. Reports from the labor negotiations seem to be positive, and today we have multiple previews for the Chiefs' season. This makes me happy. Enjoy today's news.
Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli often talks about the natural attrition that occurs on across each NFL roster. At what point does the constant cycle and motion of players turn over? Who is entering their prime, past their prime, ready for more or no longer able to meet demands?
On the offensive line, Kansas City has already begun preparing for tomorrow. The question is whether or not tomorrow begins in 2011.
Will Natural Attrition Hit KC's O-Line in 2011? from The Mothership
The NFL Network has its 100 best players for the 2011 season, with the top 10 released over the July 4th holiday weekend.
So we decided to bring you the 100 best players in Chiefs history. Why? Because we can and we have no desire to write more stories about the NFL lockout as it hopefully crawls to a conclusion.
The 100 Best Chiefs of All-Time : #1-50 from Bob Gretz
The NFL lockout has dampened the usual offseason analysis of each team's comings and goings. But, lockout or not, the league will still be moving on at some point -- hopefully in time for the regular season to start on time Sept. 8. And during the labor impasse, USA TODAY will focus back on the field by breaking down the five biggest questions facing each team for the 2011 season.
Up today: The Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs in Depth: Can Kansas City Build Upon 2010 Success? from USA Today
The bigger issue for Kansas City will be the much tougher schedule ahead this season. They are in an improving division and have a clear talent disadvantage compared to the Chargers. With all those extra challenges on their slate, it’s difficult to see the Chiefs even treading water this year. A 7-9 season isn’t unthinkable, although I imagine 8-8 or 9-7 to be much more likely. The Chiefs got a lot of breaks in 2010, they will need even more this year to make the post-season.
NFL Preview: Kansas City Chiefs from Sports Interaction
Kingston's "Tri Till You Cry" triathlon took place at the YMCA this past weekend...
...Local professional athletes Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team and Corey Greenwood of the Kansas City Chiefs football team were on hand
Tri Till You Cry from EMCKingston.com
Unfortunately for the Eskimos and Canadian football fans, the NFL realized its mistake and began to covet the strong-armed quarterback.
Moon ended up with the Houston Oilers where he played for 10 seasons before being traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
Moon concluded his NFL career by playing for the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.
Greatest Esk: Moon Over Everyone from The Toronto Sun
10) Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs. Who could forget his incredible 13-touchdown scoring streak from Weeks 6-12? He’s probably not going to recreate a streak like that again this season. The effect of losing offensive coordinator Charlie Weiss also remains to be seen, but Bowe proved last season he has the talent to remain a top 10 receiver.
Fantasy First Take: Wide Receivers from The New York Times
Often, though, by the fourth year of a top back's career, contract problems usually boil over to a point of a holdout. It happened with Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson held out of camp in 2007 and never was the same back once he got his money. Jamal Lewis of the Ravens had a 2,066-yard season in his fourth year, but contract issues over the next couple of seasons ultimately led to his departure to Cleveland.
Year of the RB? Hold That Thought from ESPN
The only reason why the Steelers' schedule isn't quite as much of a gem as the Ravens, Browns and Bengals is because they'll play two first-place teams from last season -- the Patriots and Chiefs. The Pats typically give the Steelers trouble, but the Chiefs game shouldn't be a hassle despite being played in Kansas City.
2011 Fantasy Outlooks: Pittsburgh Steelers from CBS Sports
With the folks who run the show returning to the labor talks on Thursday, the lawyers went overtime — a little — to set the table for what could be a final push toward an agreement in principle.
Lawyers Put In Nearly 11 Hours on Wednesday from ProFootballTalk