KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers is sacked during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 31, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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If recent history is any indication, Crennel's task is not an easy one. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last coach to lead his team to a winning record in his first year as the permanent coach after being the interim coach was Art Shell in 1990. He led the Raiders to a 12-4 record.
That's a long 22 years.
Since 2000, according to Elias, seven coaches were promoted after being an interim coach, including Oakland's Tom Cable in 2009. The best records in the first year as the permanent coach were registered by San Francisco's Mike Singletary in 2009 and Dallas' Jason Garrett last season. Both teams went 8-8. In total, the coaches had a combined 43-69 record.
"When I first got here, it was so fast," Hartman said. "It was hard to think straight, but after a few weeks it started to slow down - things go a little slower pre-snap and everything."
With family still in the area and plenty of Wildcats fans doubling as Chiefs fans, Hartman's big plays this preseason won't go unnoticed.
"It definitely presents a nice opportunity, being so close to home and so close to my family," Hartman said. "I've got family here in Kansas City and a few hours away in Wichita, so it's nice to just have that feeling of home and people close by to talk to."
Former K-State Safety Hartman Brings Local Flare To Chiefs Defensive Backfield from The Mothership
In the four years I have written this blog, I have learned how much Delaney is revered by Chiefs fans. He is a hero and the anniversary of his death is always met with a combination of sorrow and pride because they know Delaney died in such a selfless manner.
A Day Of Sorrow And Rememberance In K.C. from ESPN
Actions do speak louder than words.
Poe's done everything he's supposed to do. Poe even finished minicamp, something he didn't have to do. Downplaying that just overlooks great qualities about Poe.
Poe traveled to Joplin to help rebuild houses. That was after minicamp had concluded.
The community stuff often gets overlooked, but how quickly Poe made the decision got missed.
Poe's Dedication Impressive from The Examiner
Now he joins Royals stars who used to perform on his fields, such as Amos Otis, Paul Splittorff, Frank White, George Brett and Bret Saberhagen, in the Hall.
Toma also was groundskeeper for the Kansas City Chiefs and his football fame has spread through his work as turf consultant for every Super Bowl. He continues his baseball work at the Twins' Spring Training complex at Fort Myers, Fla.
For Toma, the most important thing about his job was doing things the right way. He always had the safety of the athletes on his mind.
Groundskeeper Toma Elected To Royals Hall Of Fame from MLB.com
Johnson shined when he shifted back to 3-4 defensive end under new coach Brian Kelly. He helped Notre Dame win reverse the previous year's trend and win four straight, including the USC win.
But as soon as he found his comfort zone, Johnson suffered an ankle injury that limited his effectiveness during his senior season. When he returned from three games on the bench, he said he was nowhere near his original form.
If ever a game should have been played on Halloween Night, this was it. It was a horror show.
San Diego continually shot itself in the foot with 12 penalties, as well as four turnovers. The injury-riddled Chiefs came in playing good football -- having won three games in a row -- but they matched San Diego's ineptitude with four giveaways and nine penalties of their own.
Eight turnovers ... 21 penalties ... Are you kidding me?
Top 20 Games Of 2011 from NFL.com
Chiefs fans will be able to watch the 50th season of professional football in Kansas City kick off like never before.
Chiefs Kingdom will extend to 10 different markets over a five-state region though the Chiefs Television Network on KCTV5 for all four preseason games. 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, the production arm of the Chiefs organization, will deliver all live-game action in high definition as the team prepares for the upcoming 2012 season.
Chiefs To Expand TV Line-Up For 2012 Season from The Mothership
It seems former New England executive Scott Pioli may have his hands full of Welker-type slot receivers. Pioli's Kansas City Chiefs drafted Devon Wylie in the fourth round of the April draft. The Fresno State product has been compared often to Welker, and the Chiefs think the explosive Wylie can play an immediate role.
Wylie might not be the only Kansas City player who will play a Welker role, though -- Dexter McCluster is interested, too.
Will Chiefs Have Their Own Welker(s)? from ESPN
Injuries are inevitable in among children who play sports but are not always taken seriously by the athlete or parent, Dr. Valarie Wong, a pediatric and sports medicine specialist at Loma Linda University Medical Center said during a sports camp put on by former NFL player Christian Okoye.
Loma Linda: Kid's Sports Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously from The Press-Enterprise
In addition to being a terrific linebacker, Holub was a two-time All American center for Tech in 1959 and 1960. He carried his multi-position exploits to the NFL where he starred for the Kansas City Chiefs on both sides of the ball. To this day he remains the only football player to start two different Super Bowls at two different positions. Holub was an NFL All Star and/or All Pro in every season from 1961 through 1966.
Founding Fathers In Ring Of Honor from RaiderPower.com