The Kansas City Chiefs Track-Meet Mentality from The Mothership
At times, coach Reid's practices feel like they're completed in fast-forward mode, but, being one of the best teachers in the game, he's never afraid to hit the pause button to emphasize certain points.
Jon Baldwindescribed coach Reid's educational efforts.
"Whenever he thinks he can critique a little something, he'll pull me to the side and tell me, 'See, that's what I meant' or 'You could do this a little bit better or continue to do that, that was pretty good,' that type of thing. It's good that he's pulling me to the side, because I just want to be the best receiver that I can possibly be," Baldwin said.
With the addition of Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs are hoping for a bit of a turnaround in 2013, which would help bolster one of the NFL's weakest divisions. Still, the rest of the AFC West is facing an uphill battle in hopes of trying to catch Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
Here's a look at the news coming out of AFC West OTAs this week:
17. Marv Levy: Manager Of Egos from ESPN
In 1973, Levy became coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, leading them to three Grey Cup appearances and two championships in five seasons. Levy returned to the NFL as head coach in Kansas City in 1978. The Chiefs never reached the playoffs under Levy, but they improved in each of his first four seasons. They peaked at 9-7 in 1981 before falling to 3-6 in the strike-shortened 1982 season, after which Levy was fired.
All-Time ASU Team By The Numbers: 21-30 from DevilsDigest.com
In addition to being ASU's all-time leading rusher, he is the school record holder in career carries (675) and total touchdowns (48) and is tied with Terry Battle and Cameron Marshall for the highest rushing touchdown total in a single season (18). Green had sensational career averages of 6.2 yards per carry, 126.9 yards per game and 1.33 touchdowns per game.
After his legendary collegiate career, Green was selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Though he only played three seasons due to career ending injuries, Green carried 375 times for 1,442 yards while catching 58 passes for 562 yards with 11 total touchdowns.
Lamar Hunt, A Force In Football, Dies At 74 from The New York Times (Dec 15, 2006)
Lamar Hunt, whose father's Texas oil fortune gave him the springboard to become a prime founder of the American Football League and who gave the Super Bowl its name, died Wednesday night in Dallas. He was 74. The cause was complications of prostate cancer, according to a spokesman for the National Football League team that Hunt owned, the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Pro Football: Chiefs' Thomas Dies Unexpectedly During Hospital Stay from The New York Times (Feb 9, 2000)
Derrick Thomas, the Kansas City Chiefs' Pro Bowl linebacker known for his ferocious play on the field and his charity work off it, died unexpectedly yesterday morning in a Miami hospital, 16 days after a car crash had left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Doctors said Thomas suffered from cardiorespiratory arrest while being transferred from his bed to a wheelchair on his way to a therapy session.
Sometimes The Good Die Young from Sports Illustrated (Nov 7, 1983)
Last Sunday, Oct. 30, Joe Delaney's team, the Kansas City Chiefs, played the Denver Broncos. And in Shreveport, down the road from Haughton, where Joe was reared, the Louisiana State Fair was in its last day. The signs said: IT'S YOUR FAIR-SO BE THERE, and for sure a goodly number of folks came out.
Had he lived, Delaney last Sunday would have celebrated his 25th birthday while playing against the Broncos. But on June 29, 1983 he died, a gentleman and a hero, in Monroe, at Chenault Park, around two in the afternoon.
Mack Lee Hill, Chiefs' Star Dies After Surgery from The Gettysburg Times (Dec 15, 1965)
Fullback Mack Lee Hill, unwanted by the pros in 1964 but a star with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965, died Tuesday of complications following an operation to repair ruptured ligaments in his right knee.
Hank Stram; Innovative Coach Of Kansas City Chiefs from The Washington Post (Jul 6, 2005)
Hank Stram, 82, the most successful coach in the history of the American Football League, and one of the most innovative and colorful personalities in his sport, died July 4 of complications of diabetes at a suburban New Orleans hospital near his home in Covington, La.
As coach of the Dallas Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs -- the franchise moved in 1963 -- Mr. Stram led teams to three AFL championships and coached in two Super Bowls.