KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sidelines during the game against the Denver Broncos on November 13, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes today's schedule release, the start of the offseason program, and a lot of draft talk. Enjoy!
The NFL is set to unveil the league's 2012 regular season schedule in its entirety Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM (CST). Opponents and locations are already locked in, but the full slate of dates, times and primetime games has yet to go public.
KCChiefs.com will have complete coverage of the Chiefs' 2012 schedule as soon as the announcement is made.
In the meantime, let's recap some of the things we already know about the team's 2012 schedule.
Prepping For The Chiefs' 2012 Schedule from The Mothership
"I'm not going to get into all the specifics of a player," Pioli said when asked about Tannehill. "But I know this: I know he's a competitive, young player, a smart player, a tough player. He's a guy I have a lot of respect for."
Whether it's Tannehill or a lesser prospect taken later in the draft, Pioli would like the Chiefs to find another quarterback to go with the three they already have: starter Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi.
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The Chiefs have drafted a player from Iowa in each of the past two years and I'm not going to break that streak for them this season. So I'll go with Adam Gettis, a guard, as the Chiefs' sixth-round pick.
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After a season of turmoil, one marred by injuries to some of their best players and the firing of the head coach, the Kansas City Chiefs are ready for a reset.
The Chiefs began their offseason program Monday, while simultaneously preparing for next week's draft, which will give general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel an opportunity to fill a couple more holes that have developed since last season's 7-9 mark.
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Moving from eight spots from No. 11 to No. 3 would cost multiple first-round picks, and that might be too pricey. However, if Tannehill is on the board at No. 7, Kansas City could try to move ahead of the Dolphins and take him for a much more reasonable price. The Jaguars have the No. 7 pick.
"I'm not getting into all (the) specifics of a player," Pioli said of Tannehill, who's expected to be the third quarterback taken in 2012 after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III - it's only a question of when. "But I know this: I know he's a competitive young player. Smart player. Tough player. He's a guy that I have a lot of respect for."
There are guys you respect, and there are guys you feel comfortable enough to invest in. As a pro prospect, Tannehill is the great, tantalizing unknown. The kid might be a more athletic version of Roethlisberger. He might be the next Boller. What then?
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"I didn't just jump up one day and run that fast," Poe said. "It was a lot of hard work to do it. But at the same time it was just a small amount of (playing) football, and I have a lot more to prove and a long way to go."
No doubt, Poe's biggest challenge will be reconciling that workout with a college career that was promising but offered few hints of what he showed at the combine.
LSU safety Brandon Taylor visited the Kansas City Chiefs today, according to a league source.
The Chiefs also hosted Alabama nose guard Josh Chapman and Iowa State offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele today.
Tannehill is gifted with all the physical talent to become an elite quarterback. He will be a high first-round pick because his talent will make NFL teams overlook his lack of experience and mistakes.
After breaking his right foot and having surgery before the Senior Bowl, he was unable to work out at the Scouting Combine. Tannehill, however, had a strong performance at his pro day.
Ryan Tannehill? Sorry, Chiefs fans. If you're going to take a flier on a Big 12 quarterback in this draft, I'd rather have Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State. Better arm, poise in the pocket and he makes more plays that win games. Weeden completed almost 100 more passes and had 1,000 more yards than Tannehill last year, and he was more than just Justin Blackmon's caddy.
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