May 24, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe (92) and offensive lineman Rodney Hudson (61) scrimmage during organized team activities at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Good morning! 9 days to Training Camp, and single game tickets go on sale for everyone today! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Single-game tickets for all 2012 Kansas City Chiefs home games go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, July 18 at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, in person at any of the Ticketmaster outlets listed below (hours vary by outlet), or at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between Founder's Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the northwest side of the stadium from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays before home games from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Chiefs Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday from The Mothership
The 3-4 defense isn't designed to pad the stats of nose tackles like Poe. But since it was installed, the Chiefs have bucked that trend with defensive linemen that can sack the passer while simultaneously eating up blocks for the linebackers behind them.
A breakout 2010 season by Wallace Gilberry proved that linemen don't have to do all the dirty work in the Chiefs' 3-4 defense. During that season, Gilberry notched seven sacks and two forced fumbles--numbers that some 4-3 defensive ends can't rival.
This season, Poe might be the player charged with replacing that output. And based on his game film from Memphis, Crennel thinks Poe can be just the player he needs to generate pressure.
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Bowe has always been a better fantasy player than real-life option. His conditioning, consistency, hands and attitude have been questioned over the years. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has committed to guys like linebacker Derrick Johnson, defensive back Brandon Flowers and running back Jamaal Charles, who are all "core" players. He doesn't seem to view Bowe that way.
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Don't be fooled by the headline. ESPN's list of top 25 NFL prospects has a series of limitations to help whittle down a list of unearthed gems in the National Football League. Still, it's nice to see that Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Allen Bailey is getting recognized for his potential, and how productive he was in his rookie season despite very little fanfare.
The question, as always, comes back to the quarterback. Chiefs fans don't feel any more confident in Matt Cassel after three years than they did when he signed. He's a "get-by" guy, and the Chiefs have no exciting prospect on the roster.
That is, unless you consider last year's fifth-round draft pick, Ricky Stanzi, exciting.
Judges have narrowed the field down to five finalists. Now we need your help.
The Voice of the Kingdom contest invited Chiefs fans to submit video of themselves singing the National Anthem for a chance to perform the Star-Spangled Banner before the Chiefs-Seahawks game on August 24th.
A pool of candidates from across the country was whittled down to 18 semi-finalists and then to a field of five finalists who Chiefs fans can now begin casting their vote for...
...Voting is open now and runs until Monday, July 23rd. Vote for your favorite performance at KCChiefs50.com.
The five finalists for the Voice of the Kingdom are:
Voice Of The Kingdom Finalists Announced from The Mothership
Hali is one of the very best -- and chronically underrated -- defensive players in the entire league. And he seems to get better every season. Hali is truly an elite edge pass-rusher.
In the past, Hali disrupted quarterbacks consistently even though the Chiefs didn't have a dangerous edge presence on his opposite side. Now, with the emergence of Justin Houston, Hali should be primed for the best season of his fantastic career.
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The last time the Ravens installed new names into the Ring in back-to-back campaigns was when defensive end Michael McCrary's 2004 induction capped off a run of four straight inductees in as many seasons.
The Ravens have won six of seven games played when a new member has gone into the ring, losing only on McCrary's big night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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