KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after passing to Dwayne Bowe #82 for a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes a look at draft needs, a report of another QB workout, and updates on what some players are up to in the offseason. Enjoy.
Though Bowe refrained from going into detail about his current contract situation, citing "business is business," he indicated that he wasn't upset about receiving the franchise tag. Bowe plans to let his agent and the Chiefs handle any public statements regarding the state of negotiations.
Bowe Talks Draft, Free Agency, Romeo Crennel And More In NYC from The Mothership
It's impossible to tell if there is a Wilfork like player in this year's draft. Every top nose tackle the Chiefs could conceivably select at the No. 11 position has question marks - from LSU's Michael Brockers to Memphis' Dontari Poe. It might be a better move for the Chiefs to wait until the middle of round two to select a Devon Still or Brandon Thompson.
NFL Draft 2012: Chiefs' Top Need Is Nose Tackle According To Pro Football Weekly from SBN Kansas City
In a candid speech and question-and-answer session with the team, Lilja talked about past mistakes, such as getting kicked off the SM Northwest football team in his senior year for drinking. He also said that even after eight years with the NFL, he's still not as good of a player as he could be.
"I gotta play better. Last year I didn't play very well," he said. "I gotta work hard. I gotta get better, man."
Ryan Lilja Visit Inspires SM Northwest Wrestlers from The Shawnee Dispatch
There are two kinds of teams: teams who wait for opportunities and those who make it happen. The Chiefs have opportunity to surprise people this season.
"I really don't care who's in our way, we got to get them out of our way," Charles said. Action is the first step toward getting better; can Kansas City impress in 2012?
Brown: Chiefs' Success Will Be Determined By Desire from The Examiner
Players today understand the harmful effects the game can have on their bodies and their long-term health. And yet they, themselves, make no qualms about purposely attempting to injure their fellow players.
Friends and neighbors, you just can't have it both ways.
And yet, the players-the same ones who have come out and said that bounties happen all across the NFL-will continue to get down on bended knee and pray for the man they just willfully attempted to injure.
Bountygate Showcases Player Hypocrisy from Chicago Now
Many, including myself and NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler, are projecting Kuechly to be drafted inside of the top 12 picks. The Kansas City Chiefs (No. 11) and Seattle Seahawks (No. 12) are especially popular landing spots for Kuechly in early mock drafts. The reality is, however, that inside linebackers have lessened in value as NFL offenses increasingly turn to the passing game. Should Kuechly "slip" past Kansas City and Seattle, there are very few teams with obvious needs at inside linebacker.
Brockers, Couples, Kuechly Among First Round's Wild Cards from CBS Sports
The quarterback then returned to Washburn on March 27, where he and other players went through various drills showing off what they were capable of in front of the Kansas City Chiefs. Simoneau took the process in stride.
"I was relaxed in front of them," said Simoneau. "I thought it went really well."
Simoneau Prepares For NFL Draft from The Washburn Review
The 5K Run that I counted down at 7 p.m. was the centerpiece of the evening. There was also lots of great barbecue provided by Wabash Barbecue. There was a sports memorabilia auction which I helped conduct. There was a fantastic concert that followed the run and the awards ceremony. Chiefs player Anthony Davis and members of the Missouri National Guard were also there to show their support.
April 6, 2012 - Dream Factory 5K from KMBC