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What Should The Chiefs Do With The No. 1 Pick? from KC Star
For the first time in franchise history, the Chiefs hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. So for such a monumental occasion, The Star is asking everyone - well almost everyone - what they think the Chiefs should do. So far, George Brett and Rob Riggle have weighed in. Check back for more opinions as we track them down and add your own in the comments.
As we look ahead at the 2013 NFL Draft, it's instructive to also look back - that is, back at the Chiefs' most recent drafts under former general manager Scott Pioli.
Pioli's checkered success in the draft wasn't the only reason his tenure ultimately was marked by on-field failure and off-field fan frustration, but it's a good starting point. He had a lot more misses than hits in his four draft classes.
Nobody knows better than new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid that the trend of lackluster drafting can't continue if his time in Kansas City, not to mention that of new general manager John Dorsey, will end better than Pioli's did.
Signs Point To TE Involvement, Success In Chiefs Offense from ProFootballWeekly
From the West Coast offense to new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, former NFL TEs Chad Lewis and Jackie Harris have common ground. But arguably the largest similarity surrounds the development they experienced with Reid, where honors and statistics offer evidence of production.
Lewis enjoyed three straight Pro Bowl seasons (2000-02) in Philadelphia, including second-team All-Pro recognition by The Associated Press in 2000. Harris, who played on four teams during a 12-year career, had two of his top three seasons in yards receiving during Reid's first two years in Green Bay (1992-93).
Overall numbers tell the story, making it difficult to argue against Reid having an established system where TEs flourish.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh was special-teams coach for Andy Reid's Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, when they lost to New England and has the manual that Reid, the new Chiefs coach, used for preparing for the big game.
Seven Teams Could Be Seeking New QBs from KC Star
New coach Andy Reid has the first pick, and it has to be tempting to go after a quarterback. When he took over the Eagles, he drafted his franchise quarterback (Donovan McNabb) at No. 2 overall, ignoring the fans' desire for running back Ricky Williams.
Could he take the same route in his first draft with the Chiefs? It's possible, but it seems unlikely that he'd like any of this year's draft-eligible quarterbacks enough to take them at No. 1 overall.
Since Reid will be calling the plays and he prefers a West Coast offense, this would appear to be a good fit for current 49ers backup Alex Smith. It also could be a good spot for Flynn.
The NRA recently released its enemies list, people or groups that have supported gun control bills or efforts in the past. Some well-known Kansas City-based firms showed up on that list, and good for them.
Juan Castillo Excited To Join Baltimore Ravens from The Baltimore Sun
Castillo last Monday chose the Ravens' job offer as a consultant now and a run-game coordinator for the AFC champions next season over several other opportunities.
Fired by the Philadelphia Eagles as defensive coordinator, the veteran offensive line coach met with the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals and also debated offers from the Chicago Bears, New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.
"Burgers and hot dogs are obviously relatively ubiquitous, but the great thing is that regionalism still comes out," said Richman, known for "Man v. Food" and "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America." "It's about the persona of the team. The Kansas City Chiefs' tailgate at Arrowhead Stadium was voted the best in the country by BleacherReport.com and "Food and Wine." The team was 2-14 this year. Their tailgate is literally the biggest in the country. It's a passion, but quite frankly it's a gathering. People gather around what they know and a shared bond."
Montreal Alouettes Interview Jim Zorn For Head Coach from NFL.com
Jim Zorn, most recently quarterbacks coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the Montreal Alouettes, according to a source close to Zorn.
Zorn played quarterback in the NFL from 1976 to 1987, mostly for the Seattle Seahawks, and passed for 21,115 yards during his 11-year career.
Kansas City Sports Full Of False Hope, Let Downs from The University Daily Kansasn
The Chiefs are actually the scariest of the three. So far, they've sucked us in with a coaching hire, GM selection and our first round draft pick. I love the Reid pick, and new GM John Dorsey has an incredible history with the draft.
To me, the biggest concern is that the team will change very little from last year's two-win squad. The number one pick isn't half what it was last year. Some experts even say there isn't a quarterback worthy of a first round selection. The Chiefs picked the wrong year to be awful.
Bears Free Agency Preview: Quarterbacks from ESPN Chicago
If the Bears choose to add another veteran quarterback, not named Campbell or McCown, here are some of the options expected to be available in free agency, in no particular order.
NFL Pro Bowl Recap from Niners Nation
Well the game was played once again in the dump known as Aloha Stadium and the players definitely played harder but I'm not sure I would call it better, at least not on the AFC side. It was probably appropriate that Train played two songs in a pregame performance because the AFC was a bit of a train wreck. Not that we should be surprised given there were 6 Chiefs players on the AFC team.
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