DENVER, CO - JANUARY 01: Linebacker Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after sacking quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 7-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Another slow offseason day.
It's a shift in staff structure the team hasn't seen since Chan Gailey served as offensive coordinator in Herm Edwards' final season as head coach.
The change is both simple and efficient.
Daboll will not have any coaching responsibility other than being the team's offensive coordinator. It's essentially the same setup Crennel uses on the defense side of the football.
Crennel Changing Structure Of Chiefs Offensive Staff from The Mothership
Crennel has already indicated he'll serve a dual role as Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. That means Daboll will be left alone to run the Chiefs offense. And based on his efforts in the second half of the season at Miami with modest talent, it's a safe bet to assume that KC's offense will improve next season.
And that's really all that matters going forward. Sure Daboll is young but he's had two stints as an offensive coordinator (Cleveland and Miami), so he's probably learned a few lessons that will make his Chiefs gig more successful.
Daboll Hire Must Work In KC from Warpaint Illustrated
Kansas City would be wise to join the bidding for Manning's services, even if that means guaranteeing $10 million.
The Chiefs tried this experiment before - bringing in Montana after a legendary run with the San Francisco 49ers. Some will say that was a dramatic failure, but I would argue it was one of the organization's finest hours.
Montana was only in Kansas City two short seasons, but in that time, he led the 1993-94 Chiefs to the AFC Championship game.
Kansas City Should Make Play To Sign Manning from The Miami County Republic
The Victoria native is looking for a place to play next season after completing a two-year deal with the Chiefs.
Urban Reaches Crossroads In NFL Career from The Victoria Advocate
New York had its parade, Eli Manning went to Disney World, and draft talk is running rampant.
With that said, here's how NFL teams finished in my final rankings of the season...
...25. Kansas City Chiefs: An early season injury to Jamaal Charles got the Chiefs off to a slow start. Can new head coach Romeo Crennel right the ship? He'll have to do better than his Cleveland days.
Final NFL Power Rankings from Cincinnati.com
BW: Any ideas of who will be your presenter?
Roaf: It will probably be my dad (Clifton Roaf). In my entire college and pro career, he missed one home game and that's because my brother had a college game. He drove to New Orleans and Kansas City for every home game from Arkansas. It has to be him.
Five Questions With Willie Roaf from ESPN
USC's receivers aren't wasting time lobbying for a receivers coach, tweeting their preference for the return of Keary Colbert...
...Colbert, who starred for the Trojans in 2000-03, played in the NFL for five seasons before returning to USC as a graduate assistant in 2010. Colbert, however, still felt he had more football in him and made a comeback, catching nine passes in seven games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season.
USC Football: Receivers Lobby For Keary Colbert As Receivers Coach from The Los Angeles Times
Pope was born at the old hospital and has been an avid supporter since his days as a star tight end for the University of Georgia as well as during his six year career in the NFL (3 years with the Arizona Cardinals and the last 3 with the Kansas City Chiefs). He helped raise more than $32,000 after the hospital was destroyed by a tornado in 2007, and continues to partner with the hospital in the fight against childhood obesity in Southwest Georgia.
Pope Visits Phoebe Sumter Medical Center from The Americus Times-Recorder
Tyler Nickel over at Revenge of the Birds, SB Nation's Arizona Cardinals blog, takes a look at a few NFL teams and wonders whether they are good or bad for Manning to consider.
For the Chiefs, he comes up with the following list of pros and cons:
Peyton Manning Would Likely Enjoy Dwayne Bowe, Tony Moeaki, And Rest Of Chiefs Receivers from SB Nation Kansas City