Bye-Week Plans: Chiefs Coaches And Players from The Mothership
I have yet to meet a person who doesn't like time off, even if it takes him/her away from the most enjoyable job in the world. Having the privilege of talking with the Kansas City Chiefs coaches and players, each professes to be living out childhood dreams, which in 2013 has led to a remarkable start.
Currently on a nine-game win streak, the Chiefs are enjoying a well-deserved bye this Sunday, before the Week 11 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Before the team returns to work on Monday, some of the coaches and players shared how they plan to spend their brief time off.
KCChiefs.com Video: Bye Week Coach's Corner: John Dorsey
KCChiefs.com Video: How We Got Here: Week 2
After brief comments about the Bancroft project, Pitt closed with a fist pump and a gleeful "How ‘bout those Chiefs!"
With so many hits at his disposal, he had little trouble keeping the crowd engaged, rattling off all those Top 10 songs, anthems and ballads like "Raining on Sunday," "Good Thing," "Kiss A Girl," which he sang with Lynch, "Better Life" and "But For the Grace of God," a song he co-wrote with two members of the Go-Gos. For his encore, he came out wearing a No. 1 Chiefs home jersey with his name on back, took a seat at a piano and sang a bit of that before segueing into "Keep on Loving You," which ignited one of the loudest sing-alongs of the evening.
Tyrer Was NHS Hall OF Fame's Original Inductee from The Newark Advocate
In 1961, the American Football League was formed, and Tyrer was drafted by the Dallas Texans, later to become the Kansas City Chiefs.
He remained a member of their team until 1974, when he left to play one season for the Washington Redskins. As an offensive tackle, he was named to the AFL All-Time Team. He played in two Super Bowls, including the first, in which Kansas City lost to the Green Bay Packers in 1967.
For The Seahawks, Underappreciated Is The New Underrated from The Seattle Times
It would be fair to call the Seahawks the least impressive contender the last few weeks, but are their issues, particularly in pass protection, greater than the concern about the Denver Broncos' defense, or the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs' lack of explosiveness on offense, or the San Francisco 49ers' need to get more offensive weapons healthy?
There is no such thing as a flawless contender in today's NFL.
Alabama Notes: LSU Breaks Through In First Half from The Columbus Ledger Inquirer
On the photo deck were representatives from 11 NFL teams -- the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
BYU-Wisconsin Notes: So Much For Bye-Week Health, As Cougars Suffer 3 Key Injuries from The Daily Herald
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was among the pro scouts watching the game from the press box.
AFC West Is Now The NFL's Best Division from USA Today
Indeed, the four teams in the AFC West have combined for 23 wins over the first nine weeks of the season, two more wins than the next-best division, the NFC West. The AFC West has got there in part by dominating against the dismal NFC East this season - with a record of 9-3 against the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins and Eagles though the first half of the year.
It's all led to what should be a crazy November out west, starting with Sunday's game in San Diego. The Broncos will then play the Chiefs twice in the following two weeks. The Chiefs, currently on their bye week, will play host to the Chargers in Week 12, between the two games against Denver.
Take It From One Who Knows: Race Cars Are Loud from The New York Times
"Hearing protection is essential. With the possible exception of a Kansas City Chiefs football game, it's the loudest place you can be. In Austin, you're a little further away from the track then at some of the other tracks on the tour, but if you're near ground level at all, you're going to want the over-the-ear style. You don't think it's going too bad till you're home with your ears ringing all night long. That's not cool. And I'm a musician. I kind of feel like I need my ears."
Measuring Pass Rush, Protection from ESPN
For instance, in the Sept. 29 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants documented in the above article, the Giants had a pass protection value of just 34 percent. On the defensive side, their pass rush wasn't much better, controlling the Chiefs' pass protection on just 40 percent of the passing plays. For Kansas City, it then had a pass rush value of 66 percent and a pass protection value of 60 percent.