KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 04: A general view of Arrowhead Stadium as the NFL lockout looms while negotiations are extended on March 4, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! This is the day everyone has waited for. Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes a 'Bachelor' recap. Oh, and we officially have a new offensive coordinator. Enjoy.
"This is a great opportunity," Daboll said in a team-released statement. "After meeting with Romeo, it was clear to me Kansas City was a good fit. I have a lot of respect for Romeo and a strong appreciation for the Kansas City Chiefs franchise.
"Romeo and I have similar ideas on the direction of the program, and we have a good core group of players to get started with. I'm ready to get in as soon as possible and start working to be a part of something special."
Daboll joins the Chiefs after one season (2011) in Miami where he held the same position for the Dolphins. In 2011, the Dolphins offense had both a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time in franchise history. RB Reggie Bush picked up 1,086 yards on 216 carries and had five 100-yard rushing performances. WR Brandon Marshall caught a team-high 81 passes for 1,214 yards and recorded five 100-yard receiving days en route to a Pro Bowl appearance on the AFC squad.
Chiefs Name Brian Daboll Offensive Coordinator from The Mothership
Warm weather? Favorable contract? There are a number of teams - from the Chiefs to the Redskins - who can offer as much money or more than Miami. Warm weather should not play a part if the team around Manning would be horrible. If anything, the Chiefs have the skill positions up and ready for a quarterback like Manning to use - from a young exciting tight end to a dynamic running game to very capable receivers.
Peyton Manning Rumors: Miami Dolphins Listed As Early Favorites By Adam Schefter from SB Nation Kansas City
After a rousing round of windmills and sit-ups for all - led by former Kansas City Chiefs football player Eddie Kennison - Branstad signed a Fuel Up to Play 60 pledge banner in the gym, and talked to students about the importance of good nutrition and staying fit. He emphasized the Healthiest State Initiative program, which encourages good nutrition and fitness.
Capitol View Students Toast Fitness At Assembly from The Des Moines Register
Those honors came despite the efforts of Roaf's late mother to push him toward another career path. His father is a Pine Bluff dentist, but mother Andree Layton Roaf, the first black woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court, would have preferred her son become a brain surgeon or lawyer.
"My dad and I talked about it recently that she is smiling down from Heaven knowing that I am being recognized for being one of the best left tackles," Roaf said. "She would have preferred that I was a better student, but she wanted the best for me in whatever I chose to do."
Willie Roaf Still Making Mother Proud from The Shreveport Times
Emily steps up to the plate again and confesses to Ben about her "other man" - the Kansas City Chiefs. It's actually pretty funny, maybe she has redeemed herself from those trainwreck other one-on-ones. And even when Ben leads her to the subject of Courtney, Emily doesn't rise to the bait. Good girl.
'The Bachelor': A Man, A Plan, A Canal - Panama! from Zap 2 It
I grew up in the Kansas City suburbs described in Tom Frank's What's the Matter with Kansas. Chiefs and Royals fandom was rampant, but Kansas City as it was felt insular and homogenous, and considerably satisfied with itself. Great sports moments in Kansas City felt like an intensification of normal life, not a transformation of it.
Musings Of A Sports-Hating Sports Fan from The Boston Globe