Good morning! The football gods have smiled on us this offseason day. Lots of Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Tuesday, Jaworski revealed that Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel is the 22nd best quarterback in the league. It is not a surprise that he is the lowest rated quarterback in the division. I agree with that assessment.
I do think the Chiefs can win with Cassel, and so does Jaworski. Despite the fairly low ranking, Jaworski was complimentary of Cassel. He thinks he can be successful (like he was in 2010) with a strong running game, and by taking advantage of play-action situations.
Jaws: Matt Cassel 22nd Best QB from ESPN
Cassel will join University of Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self and "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet as celebrity players in the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game July 8th at Kauffman Stadium.
Former Royals George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney are also scheduled to play, as are Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Ricky Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield. Perennial all-stars Joe Carter and Mike Piazza will play as well.
KCChiefs.com Video: Coach's Corner - Maurice Carthon
ESPN.com Video: Can Cassel Lead Chiefs To Playoffs?
Studebaker mingled with participants and signed autographs to reward the "Littles" for completing the "Ambassadors of Compassion" program, an eight-week training program sponsored by Lift Up America.
During the program, "Littles" learned how to use compassion in life while dealing with problems like bullying and littering. The program, which began earlier this year at Arrowhead Stadium, aims to help children become productive, self-sufficient, and compassionate citizens in their communities.
Andy Studebaker Honors Graduates Of Ambassadors Of Compassion Program from The Mothership
I have to respectfully -- but vehemently -- disagree with Clayton on this one. While Manning overshadowed the Chiefs this offseason, I think Kansas City had a top-five offseason in the NFL. This roster is stacked.
There are a few holes in Kansas City, but it did get better and it will get back Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki from season-ending knee injuries.
AFC Wes: More Or Less from ESPN
Eric Winston isn't afraid to say it. The Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle regrets the NFL Players Association didn't do more to rein in Goodell's authority over the disciplinary and appeals process when it agreed to the new CBA last summer. Winston pointed to Monday's disciplinary hearing, arguing the four players suspended in connection with the New Orleans Saints alleged "bounty" program are victims of an unfair system.
Eric Winston: NFLPA Granted Goodell 'Absolute Power' from NFL.com
Don't overlook Crennel's caveat about waiting to see how Hudson operates once the pads are on. The scaled-down workouts this offseason won't accurately show if the somewhat undersized Hudson is ready to handle the likes of Jonathan Babineaux, Kyle Williams, Brodrick Bunkley, Antonio Garay and Haloti Ngata, five defensive tackles he'll see right off the bat this season.
Rodney Hudson In Line To Replace Chiefs' Wiegmann from NFL.com
"Deadlines tend to get things done and you'll start seeing a lot of these franchise deals get worked out the first two weeks of July," the salary cap official said.
The Saints have said they want to take care of Brees and the feeling around the league is that a long-term deal will be reached and all will be good. The same result is expected with Bowe in Kansas City.
No NFL team drafted him in April. He signed a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and hopes to make the team when camp opens in August.
"I look at it (as) being a walk-on again," Gentry said. "I was told by so many people, even by my friends, I wasn't going to make it at N.C. State. I've got the same opportunity to make a name for myself with the Chiefs, and that's what I plan to do."
Former N.C. State Fullback Gentry Still Proving Doubters Wrong from The News & Observer
On Chiefs mini-camps this off-season:
"I did a lot of looking. They just wanted to make sure everything was ok or whatever. They just wanted to hold me back just to make sure I was ready for training camp."