2013 Breakdown: Chiefs Preseason Schedule from The Mothership
Preseason Game #2 - San Francisco at Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium)
Teacher vs Pupil
After suffering a concussion as the team's starting QB in Week 10, Smith lost his job to Kaepernick and mentored him during much of last season's run to the Super Bowl.
Draft Spotlight - Day 13: Kenny Vaccaro from The Mothership
Kenny Vaccaro is a talented and confident football player, driven to be one of the first safeties to come off the board in the upcoming draft.
One of the bright spots for Texas, Vaccaro finished 2012 with 107-solo tackles, two INTs and five pass breakups.
He also performed for scouts, general managers and coaches at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
Saints Set Preseason: Kansas City, Oakland, Houston, Miami from The Town Talk
In their preseason opener, the Saints will host the Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
On September 23, 2012, the Chiefs defeated the Saints 27-24 in overtime at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This will be the first time the Saints have hosted the Chiefs in the preseason since 1997. The contest will also mark the Chiefs debut of Kansas City head coach Andy Reid.
McCluster Could Be Andy Reid's Secret Weapon from FS Kansas City
As a rookie, McCluster caught 21 passes for 209 yards, returned 13 punts (including a 94-yarder for a touchdown), returned 26 kickoffs for 527 yards and rushed 18 times for 71 yards (six of those rushes went for first downs).
And with Weis gone in 2011 but his system still in place, McCluster caught 46 passes for 328 yards and ran 114 times for 516 yards, along with his punt and kickoff return duties.
But that versatility screeched to a halt under new coach Romeo Crennel and new offensive coordinator Brain Daboll in 2012. McCluster was virtually eliminated from the return game, rushed only 12 times all season, and was used almost exclusively as a slot receiver.
Alabama's Dee Milliner Brings Skill, Swagger To Draft from USA Today
Top NFL Draft Picks For Sale from ESPN
Yes, there might be a trade or two, but it appears there will be competition between the three teams on top to get rid of the pick. That could potentially behoove Oakland since it has the lowest of the three picks and, thus, would command less than Kansas City and Jacksonville. The Chiefs will have to hope a team feels it is necessary to go as high as possible to ensure they get their coveted player.
It's not that Caldwell and company are extra secretive or that they are trying to create that culture. They are just pragmatic about what information becomes public during the draft process. Caldwell makes it clear that three people will know the pick before the prospect picks up the phone: Caldwell, Bradley and Khan.
By contrast, Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey told NFL.com's Albert Breer that he'll decide on his pick at No. 1 four days before the draft and figures that'll become public somehow.
The Jags' pick? Don't count on it.
Many Teams Added No. 2 QBs, But Who Has The Best Backup Plan from Sports Illustrated
6. Kansas City: Chase Daniel -- For a guy who went undrafted in 2009 out of Missouri, has never started an NFL regular-season game, and has completed just 7 of 9 passes for 55 yards in the league, Daniel sure got paid like a proven commodity in free agency. The Chiefs pursued the former Saints backup aggressively and landed him with a three-year, $10 million contract that includes more than $4 million guaranteed. And there were other teams that wanted him.
Jan Stenerud is the only pure kicking specialist who has been voted into the Hall of Fame by the board of selectors. Stenerud was in the early wave of soccer-style kickers who revolutionized the kicking game. He kicked 19 seasons, the first 13 with the Kansas City Chiefs, from 1967-85...
...Every other kicker or punter in the Hall played another position. That includes Lou "The Toe" Groza, who also played offensive line for the Browns, George Blanda, a quarterback for several teams, and Yale Lary, a defensive back and outstanding punter for the Lions in their championship era of the 1950s and beyond.
Otherwise, a "do not enter" sign might as well be posted on the door at Canton for kickers and punters.
NFL Draft Remains Just A Crapshoot from The Cleveland Jewish News
After that 1956 season, Brown knew he needed a quarterback - for the present and the future. He had his eye on Len Dawson, an All-American at Purdue who was from Alliance. The Browns had the sixth pick that year, and stood by while Paul Hornung, Jon Arnett, John Brodie and Ron Cramer were taken with the first four picks. Only one more to go before Brown could get his QB for the next decade. Instead, he heard the news that the Pittsburgh Steelers picked Dawson.
Disappointed, Brown didn't have much time to make the next pick. He considered Jim Parker, the All-American offensive lineman from Ohio State, which would have been a popular and safe pick. Instead he decided on Jim Brown, the running back from Syracuse. Good choice.
Hall Of Fame Memories: 1972: Alliance's Len Dawson Played In HOF Game Before Being Enshrined from The Canton Repository
Dawson, a star with the Aviators who went on to stand out in the Big 10 at Purdue University, was quarterback for the Chiefs and a legend to local residents attending the game. That game was special to the hometown athlete, as well, The Repository said.
"Dawson, you see, would like to ‘show' his fans in this area a thing or two - that he still has a lot of mileage left after 15 seasons in which he has passed for more than 20,000 yards, connected on 220 touchdown passes and guided the Chiefs to three division championships, four playoffs and two Super Bowl games."