KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Not even a year removed from a Pro Bowl season and an AFC West championship, Cassel's future as Kansas City's starter has been the biggest sports storyline surrounding the team since November. In many ways, the chatter continues as the draft approaches next week.
First there was Cassel's season-ending hand injury and the claiming of Kyle Orton off waivers.
Next came the organization's desire to increase competition at quarterback.
Finally, a very public courting of Manning and the team's reported interest in selecting Ryan Tannehill with its top pick in next week's draft.
Matt Cassel Felt No Disrespect From Chiefs This Offseason from The Mothership
A year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs in-house production company - 65 Toss Power Trap Productions - became the first NFL team honored with a New York Festival Award.
This year, 65 TPT followed that NFL first with its second consecutive NYF Award.
"Taking home our second trophy was humbling as the competition came from over 40 countries and we were amongst some of the best in the business including TNT, ESPN, Showtime and some of the great documentarians across the planet," said Chiefs Vice President of Media and Marketing Rob Alberino.
KC Star Video: Stanford Routt just arrived from Oakland
The Kansas City Chiefs are in an interesting draft position with the No. 11 pick. They may not be in a perfect spot for their needs and that's why I could see them moving out of the slot once the draft starts.
This week, Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli said he was completely open to this approach in the first round.
Chiefs Could Be On The Move From No. 11 from ESPN
This is a coach who saw his ship sink in Cleveland, thanks to horrid quarterback play. The second time around, he wants to be certain he has the right man under center. Maybe that's Matt Cassel. Or maybe this team goes after one of the many quarterback prospects in the draft. They have the flexibility to make a move.
If Berry thinks he was the target of a bounty, he needs to say so. Cryptic messages will serve only to maintain a cloud of suspicion over Johnson and the Bills. So instead of essentially saying "I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'," Berry needs to say clearly that he believes he was the target of a bounty, or that he wasn't.
And if he thinks he was, he needs to say why.
Eric Berry Once Again Suggests There May Have Been A Bounty On Him from ProFootballTalk
Asked whether he ever felt targeted by an opposing player, quarterback Matt Cassel offered a bit of levity: "I always think I'm in a game when the opponent is trying to hurt me!"
"No, I don't think I've ever had someone come at me with malicious intent," he added. "We play a violent enough game, so you're always shocked when you hear about this stuff. I think it's being handled accordingly, and I think the commissioner's taken a pretty hard stance."
Chiefs' Eric Berry Wonders Whether There Was A Bounty On Him from The Associated Press via SportingNews
This week's event was the publishing of the 17 week game schedule (plus a four week pre-season) for every one of the 32 professional teams. The information is more like the nicotine patch, a trip to the methadone clinic, or perhaps more relevant, taking that life-long trip to Disney only to sit for three days in the parking lot. It isn't football. It isn't even close. But many a grown man (and woman) very likely took time out of his or her day to create a mock win-loss schedule:
Cheers, claps and smiles could have lit up the room without the electricity, and although it wasn't the Chiefs' stadium, the fans were just as diehard.Moeaki visited his younger fans at Queen of the Holy Rosary-Wea Catholic School on Friday to celebrate the school's first place award in a video contest.
A Touchdown For Nutrition from The Louisburg Herald
Dawson's decision to attend Purdue continues to pay dividends. A veteran of 19 seasons in the NFL for Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Dawson will be presented with a "Hometown Hall of Famer" plaque today in his hometown of Alliance, Ohio.
Along with the Allstate Insurance Company, Hometown Hall of Famers is a national program honoring the hometown roots of the NFL's greatest players with special ceremonies and dedication events.
Purdue Choice Still Paying Off For Dawson from The Journal and Courier
vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 23): The Saints hold a 5-4 edge in the series, having won the last two contests, making the Chiefs one of nine teams New Orleans has a winning record against all-time...In the last meeting between the clubs, a 30-20 New Orleans win at Arrowhead Stadium, a one-yard touchdown run by RB Deuce McAllister tied for the franchise-record of 53 career touchdowns.
2012 New Orleans Saints Schedule from WTOK.com
Does Asante Samuel Fit In AFC West? from ESPN
He figures to be a late-round selection to priority free agent, but has received interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, who invited him in for a private workout last Thursday.
The work isn't easy, but training has had its advantages. After going six months without seeing his parents at times while at Western Michigan, Nowak has enjoyed sleeping in his own bed and eating home-cooked meals.
Making NFL Next Goal For De Pere Grad Nowak from The Green Bay Press Gazette
The store will be open Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will make an appearance from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods To Open April 27 from News-Press Now
Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt has a private workout today for the St. Louis Rams, according to a league source.
Source: Iowa WR Marvin McNutt Working Out For Rams Today from Scout.com
He got off to a slow start in Kansas City, but he has played better the last two seasons. He is a good run defender as a defensive end. I haven't heard any talk of the Chiefs shopping Dorsey around. I think he'll be part of the rebuilding under head coach Romeo Crennel.
Ray's Replies: Eagles Make Move For Dorsey? from CSN Philly