ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. There's some great video from 65TPT on the passing Steve Sabol and Super Bowl IV and a very nice remembrance by Robert Alberino. Enjoy.
Difficult as it might be, he has to fight this with all he's got. With three games remaining in the 2011 season, Crennel took over a 5-8 team after Todd Haley was fired. In his first news conference as interim coach, he stated in clear terms that quarterback Tyler Palko was out, Kyle Orton was in, and the days of misdirection from Haley were finished. Crennel on that day was the leader the Chiefs needed. No more confusion, no more nonsense...
...Crennel was comfortable in his skin back then, and even since training camp ended, that seems to have changed.
"(He expects the Chiefs) to improve, get better and start winning some games in whatever order that is. Those are my expectations, but I want to be clear those are mine and our expectations. I think those are the players' expectations, the coaching staff, the fan base. Our expectations at the beginning of this year were that we were going to be winning games. Right now, we haven't done that. (But) we're two games into a 16-game season."
Pioli Says Chiefs Can Turn Around After 0-2 Start from KC Star
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The Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints are both looking for their first victory on Sunday when the teams meet for a 12 p.m. CT kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Kansas City ranks fifth in the NFL with an average of 407.5 total yards per game while New Orleans ranks third at 422 total yards per contest. In Week 2, the Chiefs fell 35-17 at Buffalo while the Saints were beaten 35-27 at Carolina.
Chiefs vs. Saints - Game 3 from The Mothership
New Orleans is the only 0-2 team in the NFC going into Sunday's home game against the Chiefs, also 0-2.
The Saints have given up 75 points, which is tied with the Chiefs for the most allowed in the NFL, and have yielded 461 yards per game, which ranks last.
At least the Saints have one of the best quarterbacks in the game, but Drew Brees, having to play in comeback mode in eight-point losses to Washington and Carolina, has thrown four interceptions.
Saints Have Their Own Problems from KC Star
Turning the average into the incredible was what Films did. From the days of being a young fan to the days of being a dad of three, NFL Films still holds in my heart a place that can't be touched. Story telling at its finest. Cinematography beyond words. The marriage of sport and script - the concept so simple, the execution so divine. It is why I do what I do.
The last time I was able to really sit and connect with Steve was a little over a year ago. Fellow 65 Toss Power Trap Production members and I headed to the palace that is now Films' headquarters. Our goal was to have Steve tell us a few things. His thoughts on Arrowhead. His thoughts on the fans. His thoughts on the greatest wiring of all times (as he proclaims) which is the Hank Stram, Super Bowl IV wiring, of course.
A Personal Recollection Of A Sports Visionary from The Mothership
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NFL Films president Steve Sabol, the creative force who provided the soundtrack to pro football for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. He was 69...
...With the use of super-slow motion, wireless microphones, reverse angles, pulsating musical scores, crisp writing and memorable narration, NFL Films won more than 100 Emmy Awards, including 35 for Steve Sabol alone for writing, cinematography, editing, directing, and producing.
Since 1990, only 22 of the 184 teams (12 percent) that started the season 0-2 ultimately made the playoffs. Of course, most of those 184 teams missed the playoffs not because they lost their first two games, but because they weren't very good. Since the league expanded to 32 teams in 2002, only 11 of the 72 teams that started the season 0-2 would have made the playoffs had they won two more games.
It's not the case that each team that loses its first two games has a 12 percent chance of making the playoffs. Just like a snowflake, every 0-2 N.F.L. team is unique, if not necessarily pretty. By placing the 22 "0-2 to playoffs" teams into specific groups, we can try to see if there is a blueprint out there for the current crop of 0-2 teams.
N.F.L. Blueprints For Getting Out Of 0-2 Holes from The New York Times
Open up the October issues of Vogue or Cosmopolitanand you'll see a photo of Cowboys first daughter and executive VP Charlotte Jones Anderson arm-in-arm with Tavia Hunt, wife of Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and daughter-in-law of the late team founder Lamar Hunt.
What's going on here?
Cowboys' Charlotte Anderson And Chiefs' Tavia Hunt Arm-In-Arm For NFL from The Dallas Morning News
Anybody who's taken the time to know anything about Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt knows that he was about as far from a meddling team owner as you can find today. Today's owners meddle - if that's the right word for someone who as owner has every right to do as he chooses - all the time in trades and player moves. Think Jerry Jones, who does hold the title of GM, of course, or Washington's Dan Snyder. Even Bud Adams, late of Houston, now of Tennessee, reportedly pushed for the drafting of Texas quarterback Vince Young from the University of Texas.
So, Lamar Hunt was different. But once, just once, Hunt became involved in a trade and following that one occasion he quickly stepped back from that role, maybe because he believed he could never top it.
The Trade That Made The Franchise from The Mothership
After two games of the regular season, the Saints and their fans know a few things about the team.
First, the defense is porous.
Without some significant improvements on the defensive side of the football, the Black and Gold will have serious trouble this year stopping anyone.
Second, the Saints' offense will continue to keep the team in games even if the defense sometimes struggles.
Still No Need For Panic, Saints Fans from The Houma Courier