SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn instructs Ricky Stanzi #13 and Matt Cassel #7 during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning!! Players (most anyway) report today for Training Camp! We are one big step closer to Opening Day and this makes me happy. KCTV 5 says it best in one of today's articles,
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for those who are Chiefs fans.
Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
But it didn't take someone of Zorn's football acumen to see it coming. The Chiefs spent their training camp and preseason working more on conditioning than football, so their 0-3 start - they were outscored by 82 points in the process - was predictable.
The Chiefs report to another training camp today at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. Practice begins Friday and, with memories of last year still fresh in their minds, everything they do will be aimed at being better prepared when the regular season starts on Sept. 9 against Atlanta at Arrowhead Stadium.
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The countdown has arrived and the Chiefs will start showing up at camp Thursday night. KCTV5's Alan Shope outlines what's new for fans this year in St. Joseph, MO.
Wednesday, things were quiet for crews in St. Joe, but that will change the following day as players and fans start showing up.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for those who are Chiefs fans. Football season is right around the corner and the training facility in St. Joe is ready.
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Kansas City added several key pieces, and even though it has the youngest roster in the NFL, it has one of the best rosters in the AFC.
Yet, they aren't getting much national attention and it's because of Cassel. Few folks believe in him. Fortunately for Cassel, some of the people who believe in him are the Kansas City brass. Instead of replacing Cassel, the Chiefs built around him. And the Chiefs expect Cassel to respond with a strong season. It begins in training camp.
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"I remember the first week, I was just getting used to the red covers," the former Raiders cornerback said with a smile. "But now, it's syncing in."
If Routt can sync up with Brandon Flowers and the other Chiefs defensive backs, he won't be the only one smiling. The Chiefs are relying on Routt to reprise his role as the other starting cornerback - one he perfected in Oakland playing with Nmandi Asomugha - and fill the spot that Brandon Carr left behind for Dallas.
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While pointing a load of blame on Richardson might have been the easy and popular thing to do, it also ignored several things that occurred just one season prior...
...Richardson was essentially the same player, yet the Chiefs put together an offensive unit that was efficient in the passing game, led the NFL in rushing and won the AFC West. Injuries, turnovers, you name it - there was more to Kansas City's offensive struggles last season than a struggling right tackle.
Winston isn't a one-man miracle worker, but he can surely play a big role in getting the Chiefs offense back on track in 2012.
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In our AFC West poll this week, we asked readers if they think Bowe will be in Kansas City in 2013. As of 7:55 p.m. ET Wednesday, 63 percent of the voters believe Bowe will not be a Chief, while 37 percent believe he will be back in Kansas City next season...
...I'm a bit surprised the poll was so lopsided. I think if Bowe has a strong season, the Chiefs will keep him either as the franchised player or with a new deal. However, if he struggles on or off the field, all bets are off.
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Yet as the start of training camp nears for the Kansas City Chiefs, it's looking more likely that franchise tagged Dwayne Bowe will make a statement by showing up late and waiting to sign his one-year $9.5 million contract.
Scott Pioli believes when it comes to the holdouts of Bowe and first round pick Dontari Poe that "those things will work themselves out." Bowe will eventually sign -- the other option is to sit out the season -- but by showing up late to camp, Bowe will send the message that he feels underappreciated.
As the underappreciater, the Chiefs risk losing a legitimate franchise receiver. This is a franchise that has had two receivers make the Pro Bowl since 1990: an aging Andre Rison in 1997 and Bowe in 2010.
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Soldiers of the 5th Engineer Battalion spent their afternoon with the "Voice of the Chiefs Radio Network" as he spoke about resiliency in Abrams Theater July 18...
...During his message, Holthus spoke about Kansas City Chief's linebacker, Derrick Johnson, who despite being chosen as a first pick in the 2005 NFL Draft (15th overall), had a difficult transition from college to professional football.
Holthus said that Johnson had to learn the same "counter culture messages" in order to become the standout player he is today... just like soldiers today are learning what it takes to succeed in life.
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Matt Cassel got the chance to warm up for training camp with two of his new "buddies."
The Chiefs signal-caller taught two local fans about the quarterback position during an event at the Chiefs Training Facility sponsored by the Shadow Buddies Foundation...
...Landreth and Olson both won the chance to throw with the eight-year NFL veteran when they were selected in a raffle from an earlier Shadow Buddies charity event. In addition to the morning throwing session, they both received a limo ride to and from the Chiefs Training Facility and a goodie bag filled with Chiefs gear that Cassel signed.
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Training Camp LIVE! Presented by Heartland Health is back for 2012. Beginning Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., host Josh Looney and the 65 Toss Power Trap Productions crew will bring you up to date on all the happenings from the team's training camp site at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
Live Broadcasts are scheduled throughout training camp and air every day a practice is held.
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The comebacks of Berry and Lewis are a major storyline as the Chiefs get set for training camp - and with good reason. In 2011, six different safeties - including Berry and Lewis - made starts for the Chiefs.
Three of those players- Reshard Langford, Jon McGraw, and Sabby Piscitelli - aren't with the Chiefs this year. The other half of that group? The injured duo of Berry and Lewis, plus
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The 34th Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Golf Tournament, held June 1-3 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, raised $160,000...
...This year, sponsors who donated $1,000 or more were invited to attend a VIP/Celebrity Party on Friday evening at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Honorary Chair Tony Richardson, former Kansas City Chiefs fullback, presented a custom-engraved gift to each sponsor.
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Summit attendees engaged in interactive educational leadership sessions that included special guest appearances by Matt Cassel, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, LaVar Arrington, NFL Alumni Player, and Byron Sackett, Director of Child Nutrition with Lincoln County Schools in Lincolnton, N.C.
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Greg Mohns, who earned Grey Cup rings in separate stints as an executive with the Toronto Argonauts, died Wednesday of throat cancer. He was 62...
...Mohns was an offensive lineman at Bradley University and Baker University. He began coaching at Oklahoma State in 1972 and remained there until 1977. He also worked as an assistant coach under Frank Kush at Arizona State as well as Bum Phillips and Wade Phillips at Oklahoma State.
Mohns served as a head coach at Ventura College from 1980-81, posting a 15-3-2 overall record.
Mohns went on to spend five seasons with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs (1983-'87), including the final two as the club's director of pro personnel.
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