May 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks Brady Quinn (9) during organized team activities at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
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"It's a little different for me," Routt said. "For the first time in, like, seven years, I'm just walking around saying, ‘Hi, I'm Stanford,' introducing myself to people and asking people, ‘Where's this room and where's that room?' It's going pretty good. Everybody's been real helpful and it's helping my transition a whole lot.
"Last week, I was just getting used to seeing the red-colored jerseys and not the black and silver any more. I'm finally getting settled in with everything. It's just scratching the surface right now. I can't wait until we get to training camp and the preseason."
Slow, but steady. Brown eventually became a special teams stalwart and finished second on the team with eight special teams tackles last year. By season's end, he'd developed into one of the Chiefs most active and reliable special teams performers.
"I would say that playing special teams a lot in college definitely helped me," said Brown, who earned the reputation as a top-notch special teams performer while playing at the University of Colorado.
Surprisingly the Chiefs know just a slight touch more about Stanzi now as they did a year ago when they signed him. The NFL lockout cost him significant time with coaches and the playbook, and Haley's stubbornness took care of the rest. He is the mystery on the team and perhaps he's the answer to what the team promised in the first place .
The Chiefs are now finally making their move in recent OTAs, allowing Stanzi to get reps in camp to see what he can do. And it looks like the move is paying off.
Located on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kan., the 3 Axis staff includes Beier - the owner - and four employees. The firm has worked on projects that include the Kansas City Chiefs Sports Lab in Arrowhead Stadium, in which it fabricated a 10-foot-tall football helmet. It also did fabrication of exhibits at Tot Town, the University of Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame, Blanc Burgers and the Unicorn Theatre.
If any rookie has the potential to make an unexpected impact on their teams' success, it's Devon Wylie. While the opposing defense focuses on stopping Jamaal Charles, Wylie will slice and dice through the secondary for those short and unstoppable Welker-like catches that drive defensive coordinators nuts.
Wylie has a long way to go before reaching elite status, but don't be surprised if you see him make a big impact on the productivity of the Chiefs offense and kick return game. And who knows? Maybe in the near future Arrowhead Stadium will be home to the league's new most-dominant slot receiver.
Brady Quinn has a lot of things going for him. He will be 28 in October, so he's still a young man, even a young quarterback given his lack of playing time. He's a former first-round draft choice, who signed a 5-year, $20.2 million contract with $7.5 million in guaranteed money. He was a campus hero at Notre Dame, where he was a record-setting passer for the Fighting Irish and also earned two undergraduate degrees (political science and finance).
What he does not possess is any concrete reason to believe he's capable of stepping in and being a successful starting quarterback in the National Football League.