Chiefs Plan For Strong Preseason Finish from The Mothership
Coach Reid shared how he's approached previous fourth preseason games.
"I've done it all different ways," coach Reid said. "I've sat the ones, I've played the ones for a series, for a quarter, I've done it all. The main thing you want to do though on this is to make sure with the guys that are remaining on this team, that you get a good evaluation of the players, so at the end of this thing, you're making the right moves that you feel are right for the Chiefs. I'm not going to let that get in the way. I'm going to make sure we get that accomplished the best that we can."
The Jaguars didn't claim Stanzi for his ability as a quarterback. They brought him in to pick his brain as they prepare for the regular-season opener against the Chiefs.
It's an age-old practice in the NFL. Sign a player from a team that you will be facing early in the season, especially before the season opener when there is no game tape of an opponent, and particularly when a new coaching staff is in place.
Chiefs Hopeful Austen Lane Loves Writing, Football from KC Star
On June 13, after three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Lane was waived to clear space on the roster.
"This game is about business," Lane says.
Just a few days before, Lane had been asked by Sports Illustrated's Peter King to write a guest column for the magazine's website. Lane, a journalism major in college, had agreed. But now he had experienced the hurt of being discarded for the first time. So as he sat down at his computer and began to write, the words flowed out. Lane, who the Jaguars didn't think fit their scheme, wrote what it felt like to be cut.
"It was a hard thing to write," Lane says now. "Because you're writing about failure. And I was hesitant at first to do it. But eventually, after writing it, I felt a lot better. It was almost therapeutic."
KCChiefs.com Video: Jamaal Charles: 'We All Like The Scheme'
The Chiefs, like all NFL teams, must trim their active roster from 75 to 53 players by Saturday evening.
Here's my prediction on how their roster will look for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., at offensive positions and in the kicking game. I'll post defensive predictions later today.
Who's Fastest In Kansas City: Chiefs' Charles Or Royals' Dyson? from The Associated Press via The Santa Fe New Mexican
The challenge was laid down. All that's keeping Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles from deciding the fastest man in Kansas City sports is about 300 yards of parking lot between Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium.
Probably the folks in charge of their teams, too.
Chiefs Not Afraid To Admit A Mistake from ESPN
If there's one thing the first round of roster cuts showed, it's that the new administration of general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid isn't afraid to admit a mistake.
That mistake, in this case, was rookie fullback Braden Wilson, a sixth-round draft pick from Kansas State.
The staff of Writing Illini takes a look at the recent trade between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs that shipped former Illini A.J. Jenkins over to KC. A.J. Jenkins was taken in the 1st round of the 2012 Draft by SF, but have not been able to live up to his potential.
How the Chiefs Continue To Catch The Biggest Fish from SB Nation
With a league-worst 2-14 record last year, the Chiefs cleaned house from the top down. From the general manager to the coaching staff, the team was ready, once again, to remake its leadership core. It was expected after a miserable season marked by injuries, poor performances and personal tragedy. Getting rid of the problem is only one part of the equation, however. A team must replace them with someone.
This marks the fourth consecutive year that the Chiefs and Packers have met in the preseason finale. Green Bay holds a slim 7-6-1 advantage in the all-time exhibition series between the two clubs.
For Head Coach Mike McCarthy, it is a matchup against the team where his NFL coaching career started.
McCarthy spent six seasons on the Chiefs' staff beginning in 1993 - the first two as an offensive assistant/quality control coach and the final four as the quarterbacks coach. Thursday night will be the sixth time McCarthy has coached against Kansas City since taking over as head coach of Green Bay in 2006.
Top Five Overrated Players In Fantasy Football from The Washington Times
Jamaal Charles had a terrific season last year rushing for over 1500 yards, and scoring a combined total of 8 touchdowns (rushing/receiving). Based on the numbers, he is in the conversation for top ten on most draft boards ranking as high as fourth overall. However, when taking a closer look at his production, you will find that more than 50% of it came from teams that ranked near the bottom of the league in rushing defense. Also, with Romeo Crennel as the coach last year, he was featured as their main weapon, offensively, as their philosophy relied more heavily upon the run. That philosophy is now reversed with new coach Andy Reid.
New-Look Chiefs Ready For Fresh Start In 2013 from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
After one of the most dismal seasons in franchise history, the Chiefs have hit refresh. They have a new general manager in John Dorsey, a new coach in Andy Reid, and a new quarterback in Alex Smith leading a new-look team into its season opener Sept. 8 at Jacksonville.
"We've got standards for ourselves," Berry said, "so we have a lot of stuff to prove to ourselves. We're not worried about outside opinions or factors or anything like that. We're just focused on coming in, jelling as a unit, a team, and just taking it from there."
Focus On Multiple Starter Positions First from USA Today
Let's say you wait until the seventh round to take your quarterback. You should still get to choose from Tony Romo, Eli Manning and Andy Dalton, who all perform well with at least an occasional big game. This season, we also have Michael Vick playing in the Philadelphia Eagles' much-anticipated up-tempo offense. The Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler is manning a new scheme under quarterback guru Marc Trestman. Carson Palmer, leading the Arizona Cardinals, will enjoy the biggest receiver upgrade on the planet. Alex Smith will help install new coach Andy Reid's pass-happy scheme with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gabbert says he's "still on schedule," though he acknowledged he'll have play through pain if he's on the field in Week 1.
"Of course it's going to be painful, but at the same time, you're always playing with things, nicks, bumps, dings and bruises," he said. "I'll have to manage it."
NFL Preview: Dawn Of New Season Sees Houston Texans On Top Of Rankings from The Toronto Star
20. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14): Underperforming KC should be much better under Andy Reid. They have talent, with six Pro Bowlers, and a strong pass defence. If Alex Smith sees a career revival and Jamaal Charles stays healthy, both plausible, this could be a wild card contender.
2013 AFC West Preview from 104.5 The Team
Player to watch: Alex Smith and Wes Welker. Too close to call to pick just one. Alex Smith, under new head coach Andy Reid in Kansas City, hopes to have a fresh start under a partial pistol offense. How that will work, who knows, but KC is willing to try. Reid must use the approach that Jim Harbaugh did in San Francisco, which is to allow Smith to manage the game, not go out and win it. Smith is the key to the Chiefs' playoff hopes.
Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis: Engaged Couple's US Open PDA; Wedding Details from Fashion & Style
The adorable duo, who are planning their wedding for next year, looked cozy in the stands while watching the tennis tournament on its opening day, Entertainmentwise reported. The funny-man, who went for casual look at the match in his Junk Food Kansas City ChiefsTailgate tee ($34, www.junkfoodclothing.com) and his love haven't been shy about their love as they proved during the match while hugging and kissing in front of the camera.