KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 04: A general view of Arrowhead Stadium as the NFL lockout looms while negotiations are extended on March 4, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning. Hard to be excited about anything dealing with sports with all of the news breaking about the shooting in Colorado early this morning. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
That may still be a tough pill to swallow for Chiefs fans expecting Dorsey (fifth overall pick in 2008) and Jackson (third overall pick in 2009) to perform like other highly drafted pass rushers. Yet in spite of the NFL's premium on sacks and the defensive lineman that can amass them, Jackson and Dorsey carry out their role as run-stuffers as well as any duo in the NFL.
ProFootballFocus listed Dorsey and Jackson as the two best players for creating "defensive stops" - a measurement of the rate at which a defender causes an offensive failure. According to the website, the Chiefs tandem outranks Justin Smith, Darnell Dockett, J.J. Watt, and other acclaimed 3-4 ends at creating havoc in the opponent's running game.
Heartland Health Training Camp Preview: Defensive Ends from The Mothership
Juiciest story lines: Romeo Crennel entering his first training camp as the Chiefs' head coach will be monitored closely, along with the offense under new coordinator Brian Daboll. The Chiefs' 2011 season was ruined because of injuries to Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki and Matt Cassel - their health will be a focal point. All eyes may be on the Broncos, but the Chiefs are considered a sleeper to win the AFC West, and they could get more (or less) respect based on camp performances.
AFC West Training-Camp Reports from Pro Football Weekly
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Marcus Allen is one of the best running backs in NFL history.
Priest Holmes is the Chiefs all-time leading rusher.
But who is the better golfer?
The two former Chiefs running backs are part of the field for the 23rd annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament held this week in Lake Tahoe.
Former Chiefs Running Backs Allen And Holmes To Square Off In Lake Tahoe from The Mothership
Will Shields, OT, Nebraska, 1989-92. He won the Outland Trophy as a senior, appeared in four bowl games and was a third-round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent 14 seasons and never missed a game.
College Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2012 At A Glance from Cincinnati.com
Alyssa Salera, a Kingsway Middle School eighth-grader, was one of 32 student ambassadors from around the country - the only representative from New Jersey - who attended last week's Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP) leadership program at the Newseum in Washington, D.C...
"...It was a great experience," Alyssa says. "It's clear people care about kids being healthy and being fit to lower obesity. I've seen many who struggle to stay healthy."
A highlight for Alyssa was getting her photograph taken with Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Matt Cassel, one of several NFL players who took part in the summit.
Largo is a small area but over the years has produced some very good football players. Largo High boasts many players who have gone on to play professionally Dexter McCluster played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Leonard Johnson went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccanerrs, and the list goes on.
Largo is quietly producing potential NFL players, and colleges are always scouting the area. What separates Largo from the rest is that their youth leaguers are very loyal to their teams, which act as a pipeline to other leagues after high school.
Marcus Paschal Holds 3rd Annual Football Camp from The Weekly Challenger
The trophy was named in honor of the late National Football League (NFL) player Junious "Buck" Buchanan, who starred at Grambling State University. Buchanan was an All-American defensive lineman and the first overall pick in the 1963 American Football League (AFL) Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Malcolm Bronson Named To The 2012 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List from Sports NOLA
Oakland is winnable, though it's on the West Coast. At this point the record will be 4-8.
Kansas City is like Buffalo. The Chiefs are a good team that had a bad year due to injuries and other issues. The Chiefs, like Buffalo, could be much better in 2012 than their ‘11 record indicates. Another loss makes it 4-9.
Browns' Schedule May Hide Improvement from FOX Sports Ohio
EXPECTATIONS: Chiefs have improved suspect offensive line, drafted mammoth tackle in Poe to solidify defensive front, and should be getting a wave of star players back from injuries. As long as WR Dwayne Bowe signs franchise tender or agrees to long-term deal, no reason to believe Chiefs won't be in playoff hunt.
NFL 2012: AFC West Preseason Capsules from The Associated Press via The State Journal