Sometimes The Good Die Young from Sports Illustrated (Nov 7, 1983)
There were all sorts of people around, but only Joe dashed to the pond. There was a little boy there. "Can you swim?" he asked Joe.
"I can't swim good," Joe said, "but I've got to save those kids. If I don't come up, get somebody." And he rushed into the water.
One boy fought his way back to the shallow part. The other two didn't. Neither did Joe Delaney, 24. He was hauled out a few minutes later, dead. He gave his own life trying to save three others.
God rest his soul.
No Ordinary Joe from Sports Illustrated (July 7, 2003)
Nobody-not his wife, not his mother-had ever seen him so much as dog-paddle. A year and a half earlier, when he went to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii as the AFC's starting halfback and Rookie of the Year, he never set even a pinkie toe in the ocean or the pool. "Never had," says his wife, Carolyn, who'd known Joe since they were both seven. "In all my years, I never had seen him swim."
So why? Why did the 24-year-old Kansas City Chief try to save three boys he didn't know with a skill he didn't have?
KCChiefs.com Video: Chiefs Kingdom: Joe Delaney
30 years after his death, Delaney's legacy lives on from Sean Keeler of Fox Sports KC
"I think that he could've been kind of a Barry Sanders type," notes ex-NFL linebacker Gary Reasons, Delaney's former college teammate at Northwestern (La.) State. "He had that quickness and agility.
"You look at his numbers and work in the NFL, and I think if he had maintained his health and progressed in his career, he would've had a career very much like (Sanders). I played against a lot of guys with similar abilities, but Joe just had the knack, just pure speed ... if he would've played eight or 10 years in the league, he would've put up some outstanding numbers."
Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Recap: RB Knile Davis from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Arkansas Razorbacks RB
Knile Daviswith their second of two third-round picks of the 2013 NFL Draft in April (96th overall). The power and speed Davis possesses, demonstrated during the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.37-second 40-yard dash and bench pressing 225 pounds 31 times, was just the start of what Davis trusts will be a memorable rookie campaign. After one of the team's offseason practices, Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub spoke about Davis' abilities as a return man.
Following the team's 2013 offseason training program, Davis took some time to describe his past couple of months, addressing a wide range of topics.
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Kansas City Chiefs In 2013 NFL Top 100
Eight In The Box: Can't-Lose Players from ESPN
WR Dwayne Bowe. There is great hope in Kansas City because the Chiefs think they upgraded at coach with Andy Reid and at quarterback with Alex Smith. Reid is a pass-first coach and is ready to unleash Smith. That means a lot of work for Bowe, who signed a lucrative contract to stay in Kansas City. Bowe is a huge part of the offense. All we've heard about in the offseason in Kansas City is the chemistry that is building between Smith and Bowe. This is where the offense is going to start. Behind Bowe at receiver are Donnie Avery and Jon Baldwin. If Bowe goes down, the receiving crew is not nearly as impressive. Thus, Bowe's presence is vital.
Zero Rams Make Top 100 Players List, Voted By NFL Players from CBS St. Louis
Cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who had his rookie season last year put up 73 tackles, defended 14 passes, and picked off four, returning three of those for touchdowns. These statistics outmatch those of Kansas City chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, who had only 48 tackles, 13 passes defended and three interceptions, none of which were returned for touchdowns and Charles Woodson also managed to make the list at cornerback, despite being injured for the duration of the season, and having only 38 tackled and one interception. Both of Flowers and Woodson still managed to make the list.
Stretching The Field: Plenty Of Talent Left On The Market from The Wichita Eagle
ERIC WINSTON - Now who wouldn't want an experienced offensive tackle with plenty of gas left in the tank? Winston was a victim of circumstance when the Kansas City Chiefs released him and later plucked offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick in April's draft. Winston was let go by the Chiefs less than one year after he signed a four-year, $22 million contract as a free agent. Winston is arguably the best available tackle on the market and should be employed by a team before training camp begins. Other notable offensive lineman still available are Jeff Otah, Jammal Brown, Winston Justice, Vince Manuwai and Leonard Davis. Davis, though, could be headed toward retirement.
The total cost of the Arrowhead renovation was $400 million
The Chiefs took on $125 million of the bill, which was roughly 31 percent. They also agreed to pay any cost overruns in the improvement while picking up the bill for remodeled suites and upgraded office space.
Arrowhead Stadium is owned by Jackson County, so the people there took on $212.5 million of the cost, which is just over 53 percent.
Oakland Raiders 2013 Schedule Analysis from Athlon Sports
Easiest Stretch: With the exception of the Week 2 matchup with Jacksonville and probably a few other home games, Oakland figures to be the underdog most weeks. To put it another way, the Jaguars and the Chiefs are the only teams the Raiders play that won fewer games than they did last season. That said, Oakland's slate does include one three-game span featuring teams that posted losing records in 2012.