Rookie Minicamp Wrap-Up: Day 3 from The Mothership
During the three-day camp, a lot was asked of the players, testing their work habits both on the field and in the classroom.
"Yeah, we throw a lot of words at them," coach Reid said. "It is like learning French overnight. It gradually gets better and everything slows down for them just a bit. Today it was a red zone emphasis and we got a lot of work in there. The other days were our base and nickel plays, so today they got a good look at the red zone stuff."
The Chiefs rookies were prepared to absorb anything and everything thrown their way.
Clark Hunt: "My Mother Is The #1 Chiefs Fan" from The Mothership
What cannot go unmentioned is Norma Hunt's passion for sports.
"My mother is the #1 Chiefs fan, always has been and always will be," Hunt stated. "In general, she's an incredible sports fan. I don't know how many games or events she has seen, both live and on TV each year, but at the end of the day, the Kansas City Chiefs are her #1 passion, in terms of sports teams. She's so excited about (Chiefs head coach) Andy Reid and (Chiefs general manager) John Dorsey being here and all the good things that they've done in the offseason; I think she's like any Chiefs fan; she's counting the days until we start playing games."
For Norma Hunt and all of the Chiefs fans counting, we're 89 days away from the Chiefs first preseason game, facing the Saints in New Orleans (Friday, August 9th).
Chiefs Players Send Messages To Their Moms from The Mothership
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was not going to begin his post-minicamp media session without first acknowledging all of the wonderful Moms on Mother's Day.
Just like their coach, the Chiefs players were quick to offer special greetings to their Moms.
The one constant at the Chiefs rookie camp that ended Sunday was the sight of running back Knile Davis carrying the ball high and close to his body.
He was a frequent fumbler in college at Arkansas and might have been drafted higher than the end of the third round, where he was selected by the Chiefs, had he not put the ball on the ground so often.
That's where the emphasis was, and will continue to be, for Davis and the Chiefs.
After playing defensive end in a 4-3 defensive scheme at Princeton, Catapano is learning a new position for the Chiefs, who plan to use him as an outside linebacker in their 3-4 system.
He got his first taste of the new position during rookie camp, which concluded Sunday.
"It's a mental battle right now," Catapano said. "When you stand up, your eyes open up. You're used to putting your hand in the ground and going forward. So now there's another world out here."
Catapano led the Ivy League with 12 sacks during his senior season and ranked ninth in the nation with 151/2 tackles for loss.
KCChiefs.com Video: Coach Reid Likes Improvement With Rookies
Pioli vs. Dorsey: What Have We Learned? from Arrowhead Addict
With the start of the rookie min-camp, the heavy lifting for the General Manager is mostly over. So, I thought it would be interesting to look back and compare how Scott Pioli and John Dorsey handled similar situations. To be fair, Pioli inherited a much worse roster than Dorsey. However, how did each one handle their first offseason?
Rookies Get First Taste Of NFL from The Associated Press via The Concord Monitor
Whether they were the league's No. 1 overall pick like Fisher or a longshot like Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris, a basketball star at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which doesn't even field a football team, they're all in the same boat: NFL novices hoping to prove or disprove personnel people's notions about them.
"I've had to relearn everything," said Harris. "In high school we had basic stuff. This is all new."
Sergio Gaffe MAkes A Splash from The New York Post
Good for Sergio for bringing a little bit of NFL and NBA bad blood to the Mr. Nice Guy PGA Tour by going public with his dislike for a competitor, spicing up the sport that is often too milquetoast.
Bad for Garcia that he performed like the league-weakling Kansas City Chiefs or Charlotte Bobcats yesterday after he riled up his nemesis, Woods.
If you like Garcia, that last 30 minutes of his round was difficult to watch.
2012-13 Year In Review: Football Improves In Mangurian's First Season from The Columbia Daily Spectator
Columbia's most notable strength was its front seven, led by senior linebacker Ryan Murphy and senior defensive lineman Josh Martin. The defense finished fourth in the league with 27 sacks, including three by Martin on Senior Day against Cornell. His efforts earned him a non-drafted free agent contract with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
"Josh deserves that," Mangurian said in April. "I don't think anybody can argue with the fact that he was a dominant player at his position. He's worked unbelievably hard in the offseason. ... You're just happy to see guys that work hard get a chance."
Soccer: For First Time, Tucson Part Of 100-Year Event from The Arizona Daily Star
What's a Pro Football Hall of Famer got to do with it?
The late Lamar Hunt, who owned the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, helped promote soccer for five decades as the owner of four professional soccer clubs. The Cup was named in his honor in 1999.
5 Thoughts On These Way-To-Early NFL 2013 Season Win Totals from Houston Press
So I'd be remiss not to bet on them, right? I mean, it would be downright rude of me not to wager on the Kansas City Chiefs, wouldn't it? As for my trepidation about betting on an OVER, I kind of like Chase Daniel as the back up quarterback so an Alex Smith injury doesn't scare me too much, and I trust Andy Reid if the goal (for my purposes) is to get to 7-9. So...yes, Chiefs, OVER.