Chiefs' Dunta Robinson Copes With Family Tragedy from KC Star
"They called back because they weren't sure if she was going to live," Robinson said. "They said, ‘You might need to get home.' I knew for a short period of time, I had to put football behind me and had to be there for the family."
The Chiefs excused Robinson, and he missed the week of the Dallas game before returning to Kansas City the day after the Chiefs beat the Cowboys. There was little Robinson, 31, could do for his cousin, but he was there for her two sons, one who is an 18-year-old senior in high school, and the other who is 12.
"I tried to hold the family together," said Robinson, a 10-year veteran in his first year with the Chiefs. "That's been my role for years. It was a long week, we did a lot of praying, we held close as a family. That's all we can do, stay prayerful and hope for the best.
"Everyone is waiting on her to wake up. It's a real struggle, but she's a Robinson, and she's a fighter, and she's fighting for her life right now. "
Week 3 Pics, Stats And Chiefs Commentary from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs opened up Week 3 in the NFL with their 26-16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Once again, the Chiefs offense, defense and special teams each played a huge role in the team's third-straight win.
Following all the national attention and build-up for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's return against his former Eagles team, his new team went out, on a national stage, and delivered a victorious performance, highlighted by the stats, pictures and quotes below.
Chiefs Sign Toben Opurum To Practice Squad from The Mothership
Opurum (6-1, 250) originally joined the Chiefs as a rookie free agent on May 17, 2013. He served on Kansas City's practice squad for the first two weeks of the regular season. Prior to joining the club, he played defensive end and linebacker at the University of Kansas where he recorded 109 tackles (59 solo), 6.5 sacks (-47.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.
Too Often Forgotten from The Mothership
Sift through enough of the Lamar Hunt archives and you'll find countless memos, letters and notes to Milt Woodard.
Woodard was the president of the American Football League and Commissioner Joe Foss's right hand man. He had started as the AFL's assistant commissioner, from the league's earliest days, but quickly rose up the ranks and held the eventual position as commissioner from 1966 to 1970 (following not Foss but Al Davis, who held the post, right before the merger).
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Managing Expectations Key For Andy Reid from Warpaint Illustrated
If Reid is going to take the Chiefs to the Promised-Land, (I'm not talking playoffs but Super Bowls), then managing expectations and continuing to teach his players that the long-term sustainable of wins will determine his overall success in Kansas City.
He knows the Chiefs fan base is rabidly anxious for consistent winning. He wouldn't have taken the job in Kansas City had he not understood the passion the community exhumes for it's football team.
It might have been special in Philadelphia, but the heartland mentality, that has served this franchise for more than five decades, is without question unique. There is nothing in the NFL like the Chiefs Nation.
Andy Reid's Return To Philly: In A Few Words from The Las Vegas Guardian Express
Inspirational. Coach Reid's style of teaching not administrating came through as the Chiefs displayed a new energy and cohesiveness missing last season. Under his leadership, Kansas City has already improved upon last year's 2-14 showing, now dominating the AFC West. With this win, they are the first team to go undefeated into Week 3 this season. The Chiefs are also only the 6th team since the 1970 merger to start a season 3-0 after winning only 2 games or less in the previous season. Last season, the Chief's most glaring flaw was the inability to close the deal. This year, KC has closed every deal in their favor.
Hits Keep On Coming For QB Vick, Eagles from The Associated Press via CBS Philly
Perhaps the problem against Kansas City was fatigue. The Eagles played their third game in 11 days and they also practice hard and fast, trying to run as many plays as possible to simulate what they want to do in games. So, it's possible the offensive linemen were tired.
Cowboys May Yet Hit The Stinky NFC East's Magic Number from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Kansas City, of course, delivered that head-shaking bruise to the Cowboys last Sunday, and then had the NFL's most difficult turnaround. A road game in Philly two practice days later.
The Chiefs were impressive in winning that one, and the record went to 3-0.
The obvious punch line: But they haven't beaten anybody.
I resent that remark. The Cowboys are at least a somebody.
Silverman: Richardson Trade Brings NFL Into Uncharted Territory from CBS Chicago
Look at the Kansas City Chiefs and their 3-0 start. This was a 2-14 team a year ago. They had much better personnel in 2012 than their record indicated and then added a new coach in Andy Reid and a solid quarterback in Alex Smith.
The Chiefs could not do anything to end their misery while the 2012 season played out, but they are in the process of turning things around.
Amid Miscues And Misfortunes, Florida Uses Its Defense To Beat Tennesse from The New York Times
The Tennessee program's reputation has also taken a hit recently after separate reports that two former players had accepted money while playing for the team. Arian Foster, a star running back for the Houston Texans, said in a coming cable television documentary that he took money on the side while playing for the Volunteers from 2005-08. Tyler Bray, a rookie backup quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs, was among a handful of SEC players recently accused of taking money while at Tennessee from 2010-12.
Quick-Hit Thoughts Around NFL, Patriots from ESPN
I did enjoy watching the Chiefs and was curious if anyone else from a Patriots-type viewpoint might have asked this question: What was former New England vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli thinking as he watched Kansas City improve to 3-0? Just a hunch, but he had to be wondering how things might have been different for him with the Chiefs (2009-2012) if he picked a different head coach (Todd Haley) and quarterback (Matt Cassel). There is some solid talent on that roster at various positions, some of it hand-picked by Pioli, and I undersold them entering the year.
Justin Houston Sacked Michael Vick 4.5 Times In Win from NFL.com
Houston was a monster all night. In addition to his 4.5 sacks, the outside linebacker's stat line also included four tackles for loss, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
The additional sack puts Houston at 7.5 through three games, meaning he is on pace for 40 this season. Michael Strahan holds the single-season record with 22.5, which Houston has his sights set on.
Bill Parcells used to say that until his team won its first game of the season, his nights would be sleepless worrying about when it would ever come. That's about where the Giants are right now. Will 0-2 become 0-3 Sunday afternoon in Charlotte? Could that spiral into 0-4 in Kansas City where the Chiefs are 3-0 and will be coming off a 10-day break following their victory in Philadelphia on Thursday night?
Bowe-Verrated from The Sports Network
You win, Dwayne. Now stop hiding behind the bushes and help us out with our fantasy teams, would ya?
Seriously though, when is Bowe planning on showing up this season? It's Week 3 already and he's only been slightly more involved in the Chiefs' passing game than I am right here at my computer.
Through three contests, Kansas City's so-called "top receiver" has collected just nine catches for 90 yards.
You Hear Sterling, You Think Yankees -- And That's Comforting from The NY Post
...has anyone noticed that a forgotten man of the Jets' defensive staff the past few years, Bob Sutton, has the Chiefs playing defense like they haven't seen in Kansas City since Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith were roaming free?