Even before the Super Bowl, during Andy Reid's first days in Kansas City, Trent Dilfer predicted the Chiefs' new head coach would make a strong push to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco.
Dilfer, a former NFL quarterback and now an ESPN analyst, had no inside information, though he was a teammate of Smith with the 49ers in 2006 and 2007 and is now a friend.
It just made sense. Dilfer knew what Reid was looking for and that it played to Smith's strengths.
Draft Spotlight - Day 7: Bjoern Werner from The Mothership
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, he moved to the United States as an exchange student and played two years of high school football in Connecticut. He later returned home to play for the Berlin Adler national team but eventually, Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher's staff won Werner over and he began chasing QBs and RBs at a dizzying pace in 2010.
During the 2012 season in Tallahassee, Werner ranked third in total sacks (13.0) in the NCAA and first in the ACC, ranked 14th in the NCAA in sacks per game and led the nation in yards accumulated on tackles behind the line of scrimmage (134).
TMC Wellness Tour At The Boys And Girls Club from The Mothership
Although it's the offseason, the Chiefs Community Caring Team is continuing their efforts to teach children in the Kansas City area the importance of exercise and nutrition. This week, the Chiefs visited the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City for the Truman Medical Centers (TMC) Wellness Tour.
The Wellness Tour focused on educating those in attendance of healthier lifestyle choices. Four different stations were set up in the Boys and Girls Club's gymnasium for the students to learn about the importance of eating healthy, ways to manage stress, different exercise techniques and a "Let's Move" zone which taught the students different dances and songs.
Briefs from The Steubenville Herald Star
Lamar Hunt Jr., NFL team owner and son of American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, will speak at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 2 p.m. Thursday in the International Room of the J.C. Williams Center to give his personal testimony and speak about his conversion to Catholicism...
...His speech, "My Father, My Life. Making Peace", covers his conversion 20 years ago and how God's healing helped him work through problems within his family as well as other issues.
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Quick-Hit Thoughts Around NFL & Pats from ESPN
In terms of the preseason, the area of interest from this perspective is what opponent could possibly be chosen to conduct joint practices that Bill Belichick has been so high on of late. Three top candidates that have worked with the Patriots in recent years -- Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay -- would seemingly be unlikely because they are 2013 regular-season opponents. The Redskins, Chiefs and possibly the Eagles were three that came to mind as possibilities.
Ex-Eagles Reid, Childress Reunited In Kansas City from Examiner.com
By coming so close, Childress became the second most successful coach from the Reid coaching tree. Yet it was his only shot at the Super Bowl, as the Vikings completely collapsed in 2010 and Childress didn't even make it through the season. He returned to the NFL in 2012 as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns -- under former Reid assistant turned head coach Pat Shurmur -- but was let go after one year.
Now Childress is starting from scratch with Reid, as they will work together again to help Alex Smith run the Chiefs' offense. Pairing Reid with one of his most successful former assistants could help both of them find redemption in Kansas City, although Childress will have to find it behind the scenes.