ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Good morning everyone. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
I was leaving Ryan Tannehill's pro day workout on Thursday in the Texas A&M indoor complex when an apparent NFL fan decked in red and hanging in front of the Bright Building yelled something my way. I didn't understand what he said, so asked him, "Excuse me?"
Figured he might have been needing directions to the Dixie Chicken (hey, I met my wife there) or something. In a yell that might have been heard over on Simpson Drill Field, he responded, "Kansas City Chiefs!"
So even individual workouts are drawing fans these days
New Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, who was Denver's defensive coordinator last season, senses that the AFC West could evolve into a pass-happy division.
"Peyton is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game," Allen said. "He's going to be an awesome challenge for all of us to find ways of how to defend him."
Drawing criticism for his block, Johnson was forced to defend himself through social media on accusations of taking a cheap shot and being a dirty player. He was still talking about the play this month when Berry wondered via Twitter if a bounty led to his injury.
Johnson vehemently denied the accusation.
In reality, Johnson was taught how to crack and cut well before he arrived in Buffalo, just as Berry had been versed to combat such plays. Johnson later said he didn't attempt another cut for the remainder of the year after the fallout from ending Berry's promising second season.
"What I told Peyton is, what we do that's pretty much the same, it's yours," Elway said. "But you're probably going to have to learn what we've got."
The calls at the line of scrimmage? "It will be all him," Elway said of the four-time MVP.
In other words, Manning's 10 fellow offensive starters also will have to do some studying.
With the dust settled a bit and the draft a month away, I think we're getting clearer on what the defining character of the 2012 Chiefs will be. What do you think, Addicts? Will it be a shut-down, Singletary type of nasty defense? Will it be a ground-and-pound return to Marty-ball ? Will it be a bend-but-don't-break team? Will it be the "greatest show on turf"? Or will it be a "cardiac kids" team with every game going down to the wire? Let's take a look at potential defining traits for our defense, offense and special teams and then I'll take a stab at what our overall character may be for 2012-13.