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Good morning. The biggest news this morning is the release of the full police report on the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. It's all over the internet. I included one of the stories, but placed it last in case some of you want to avoid it. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
Chiefs vs. Colts - Game 15 from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts meet in an AFC matchup on Sunday, Dec. 23. Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium is scheduled for 12 p.m. CT. The Chiefs are returning home after two consecutive road contests in Cleveland and then Oakland. Indianapolis is in the playoff hunt and controls its own destiny for a Wild Card spot.
The Chiefs enter Sunday's game with a 2-12 record after falling 15-0 to the Oakland Raiders last Sunday at O.co Coliseum. Kansas City's defense kept Oakland out of the end zone, holding the Raiders to five field goals, however the club was unable to find rhythm offensively and Oakland ended two Kansas City red zone scoring threats with stops on fourth down.
Sunday's low-stakes affair between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs floated past almost unseen by this world.
Too bad, because it offered one of the more remarkable highlights of the week.
Not from any of the players, of course, but from a stubborn pigeon that refused to flee the field.
Underclassmen Could Dominate Top 10 from FOX Sports
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, Offensive tackle, Texas A&M*
The Chiefs are due for a change at the quarterback position, that's for sure. I'm just not sure that quarterback is in this draft. Make no mistake about it - there's no Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in this 2013 draft class. There may not be a Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles, Brock Osweiler, Brandon Weeden or Russell Wilson, either. I'll get clobbered for this and so might their front office, but I think Kansas City is better off acquiring a veteran quarterback (Alex Smith or Matt Flynn, perhaps) than rolling the dice on a rookie quarterback who's unworthy of the top overall selection for the sake of drafting one.
The 2012 season proved one thing. There was no way to go wrong whether the Indianapolis Colts picked Andrew Luck or RGIII. Now their business is arming him with better players. Are Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert possible options?
The Curse Of Sports Illustrated Hits Medical Research from Medscape Today
Get yourself on the cover of Sports Illustrated, the legend goes, and you are at high risk for a slump or a season-ending injury. As a typical example, the Kansas City Chiefs were featured in November 2003 after starting the season 9-0. They subsequently went 4-3, lost home field advantage, and were eliminated in the playoffs.
The curse of Sports Illustrated is a high-profile example of what statisticians call "regression to the mean."
Chiefs Quarterback Issue, Part 2 from The Wichita Eagle
A wise old man once told me that without a quarterback, you haven't spent a dollar. Or something like that. I wasn't really listening. But we all know that a quality NFL team is one with a quality, top-level quarterback. And the Chiefs don't have one, nor is their one in the pipeline.
These are desperate times for the Chiefs as they are busy contemplating where to go in 2013 and beyond. And your friendly neighborhood blogger/columnist is here to offer some free advice. Because it's Christmas.
A Lot Of Mediocre QBs Will Be Seeking Jobs from The Wall Street Journal
Worse, next year's draft class is particularly thin and it's possible that only West Virginia's Geno Smith and USC's Matt Barkley are taken in the first round. That will likely result in the Great Mediocre Quarterback Grab of 2013. Here are some prime candidates:
Rock On: BYU Basketball In A League Of Its Own? from The Deseret News
St. Louis receiver Danny Amendola spiked the ball after a touchdown on Sunday, but it ricocheted and nailed an usher, knocking off his glasses.
Moments later the Kansas City Chiefs issued a news release saying their ushers need not worry, no one has been in their end zone in weeks.
NFL Adds New Post-Career Training Programs from The Associated Press via DigitalBurg.com
NFL players can attend training sessions on culinary management, restaurant franchising, social entrepreneurship and sports communications this offseason...
Bumbling NFL Teams Mailing It In from ESPN
To say many teams mailed it in this week actually is sugarcoating. They didn't even phone it in. They barely bothered to text it in.
With Oakland leading 12-0, Kansas City reached third-and-goal. The play was a flare pass to Dexter McCluster. He fell down -- and didn't get up, just watching the play from the ground.
Kansas City Chiefs Announce They're Becoming A Rec League Rugby Team from Sports Pickle
The Kansas City Chiefs announced today the franchise will no longer be a professional football organization, but instead will be the name of a team in the KC Metro Rec Rugby League.
"Look, it obviously wasn't an easy decision," said team chairman Clark Hunt, whose family has owned the franchise since 1963. "But there's no reason to fool ourselves. Football is clearly not our sport. However, we've got a lot of big, strong guys and I saw a flier about this rugby rec league at the super market and I thought, why not?"
Kansas City Missouri Police released their full report on the murder-suicide case involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra "Kasi" Perkins, shedding new light on the mindset of Belcher and his relationship with Perkins in the hours and weeks leading up to the incident, as well as details about his final moments before killing himself.
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chiefs Rookies Visit The Childrens Campus
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KCChiefs.com Video: Chiefs Live! 12/18/12
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