Forever Remembered: The Guy We Called 'Joe D' Left Mark At NSU, NFL from The Town Talk
For anyone who ever saw Joe play, and especially for anyone who ever knew Joe, those images never fade. They never will.
That is assured by his induction in 1997 in both the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. For generations to come, Joe Delaney's athletic exploits and, more importantly, the remarkable fabric of his character, will be the stuff of legend.
As it should be.
Humble. Heroic. Unselfish. Unassuming. These words all fit as I search for an adequate way to describe this great man.
Jamaal Charles: Chiefs' Offense 'About To Explode' from NFL.com
The NFL's latest buzzword is "multiple," and the new Chiefs coaching staff plans to keep defenses guessing by utilizing their most dangerous offensive weapon in different alignments. Charles will line up as a traditional tailback, as the deep back in the pistol and split out wide at receiver.
Charles covered several other topics in Thursday's appearance on "NFL AM."
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I spoke with Vitolo to gauge the talks with the Chiefs. He said there haven't been any recent talks, but there has been mutual interest. Still, the Chiefs are tight against the salary cap and they must sign No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. Leach would be a luxury signing, so I think the odds are against the Chiefs signing him.
Vitolo said he hopes to find a new team for his client next week.
Charles also made sure to point out quarterback Alex Smith's running ability, saying "the boy can run." Charles called coach Andy Reid's offense perfect for him, pointing to the successes of LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook. Charles said he has lined up at wide receiver in practices, getting him in open space.
Many NFL fans saw the policy change as a money grab so that the league -- a multi-billion dollar entity -- could make even more money selling team-branded transparent bags. That might still be the case, but at least we know it's not the case in Kansas City.
The Michigan Lupus Foundation announced their proud affiliation today with Vincent "Vince Swagnew" Agnew of the Kansas City Chiefs. Vince is a member of the National Football League (NFL) and is hosting his first annual football camp at MVP Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan in mid-July. The proceeds of the Camp will benefit the Michigan Lupus Foundation and their Mission to improve the quality of life for those living with lupus through support, education, and research with the goal of finding a cure.
Richmond Celebrates Nation's Birthday Friday from The Richmond Daily News
The party gets popping at 7 with music and entertainment provided by Rob "Robman" Kinnard's D.J. service Yo! Baby, Yo! Entertainment. Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf will be out to greet kids 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event also features a caricature artist and balloon artist Michelle Woods.
Kids who want to compete in old-fashioned contests should come hungry. Contests, starting around 7 p.m., include pie-eating, watermelon-eating and bubble gum-blowing contests, with the top three finishers in each contest receiving medals.
12 NFL Quarterbacks On The Hot Seat In 2013 from Athlon Sports
Smith gets a fresh start in Kansas City with Andy Reid. He's shown what he can do when he gets the majority of the snaps, going 19-5-1 in his last two seasons in San Francisco. He also has shown, however, that he has a tendency to get hurt, which resulted in him losing the 49ers' starting gig. Smith won't turn 30 until next year and he has two years left on his contract. He should get plenty of chances to prove to Reid that he's the long-term answer for the Chiefs, but Smith also needs to realize that his leash isn't as long now as it was when he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2005.