May 13, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn works with tryout quarterback David LeGree (4) during the rookie mini-camp at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning! Welcome to Arrowheadlines where we've gathered your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Today's stories include a final look at the rookie minicamp and more. Enjoy.
Orientation is over for the Chiefs Rookie Class...
"...We got a little something done, got them introduced to our system, to the way that we do things, what we expect of them a little bit," Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said of Kansas City's rookie class...
"...Tomorrow morning, they're going to be doing individual drills with the veterans. Then, they're going to lift in the second lifting group, which doesn't have a whole lot of guys in it anyway, and then in the afternoon, they're going to be in the classroom and doing player program information, so they get to continue what we started. We feel good about that."
Rookie Minicamp Notebook: Closing Thoughts from The Mothership
Running back Cyrus Gray was tagged with the nickname as a whirling dervish high school quarterback, and it followed him to Texas A&M and to the Chiefs.
The moniker fit because his unusual moves looked like he came from out of this world.
"It was something my high school coaches and my teammates came up with like the Sci-Fi Channel ... science fiction, unreal,"
Chiefs' Rookie Cyrus Gray Runs With Cy-Fi Minoker from KC Star
Last year, the Chiefs signed defensive lineman Luke Patterson as an undrafted free agent. The Chiefs quietly have moved him from defense to offense.
And he may have a bright future with the team, if coach Romeo Crennel's assessment is accurate.
Romeo Crennel Thinks Luke Patterson Has "It," Whatever "It" Is from ProFootballTalk
"He did show a very strong arm," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "To his credit, being the only quarterback in camp, and having to learn all the offense, and expecting him to know where everybody was supposed to line up and know what they're supposed to do, I thought he did a good job.
"There's room for improvement in his game, and he understands that, so we're going to evaluate him like the others and make a determination about whether we want to bring him back."
LeGree, who began his college career at Syracuse before transferring to Hampton, spent the weekend with Zorn's undivided attention.
"I've been in the big school atmosphere, but you never have coaching like Jim Zorn's coaching and NFL coaching," LeGree said. "It's just a great experience. Whatever happens next, happens next."
Up next for the Chiefs is a discussion of whether or not they'll extend a contract offer to LeGree.
LeGree Gets Plenty Of Looks At Chiefs Rookie Minicamp from The Mothership
With Bowe still in the fold and Charles and Moeaki returning, plus the addition of Eric Winston at right tackle and guard Jeff Allen in the second round, the Chiefs should be poised to be much better on offense when they were in 2011, when they ranked 25th in passing and 30th in rushing by DVOA. The magnitude of that improvement will depend on quarterback Matt Cassel playing better than he did in 2011.
Four downs: AFC West from Football Outsiders
Kansas City Chiefs: This team won three fewer games than it did in 2010 mostly because of some devastating injuries (Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki and Eric Berry). The Chiefs had a quiet but effective offseason, adding Stanford Routt, Eric Winston, Peyton Hillis and Dontari Poe, among others. New coach Romeo Crennel will enjoy the benefits of playing an easier schedule than the Chiefs played one year ago.
NFP Sunday Blitz: Best NFL Candidates For Turnaround Seasons from Yahoo! Sports
In 1981, more than 30 years ago, I wrote a piece for the Philadelphia Daily News about Jim Tyrer, a former All-Pro tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs who killed himself and his wife just hours after attending a game at Arrowhead Stadium. He was 41.
To this day, no one knows why Tyrer did it. I talked to many of his former teammates and most attributed it to financial problems. Life after football had been difficult. Tyrer tried to make a go of it selling insurance, selling snow tires, selling hardware, but it all went sour.
Seau Suicide Hearkens Back To Tryer Tragedy from CSN Philly
Terrance Copper plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, but the ECU alum is planning to fund and run a summer youth
football camp in Washington.