"DJ" And Chiefs Shine In 2014 Pro Bowl from The Mothership
If there was any question that the Pro Bowl wouldn't be competitive, the naysayers weren't aware of the Chiefs, who compete in everything they do, including "DJ".
Early in the first quarter, Johnson met Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles near the line of scrimmage and dropped him in his tracks. The former Texas Longhorns enjoyed a smile after the hit, but it was clear the game was seen as no joke by either side.
A Secondary Look At The Chiefs DBs In 2013 from The Mothership
The Chiefs ranked first in the NFL in miscellaneous scoring, with 11 TDs coming from interceptions, punt returns, kick returns and opponent fumble recoveries. Of the six defensive scores, the Chiefs secondary accounted for four, including "EB's" pick-six in the team's Week 3 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Trip To Super Bowl XLVIII from The Mothership
Last year, during the Signing Bonus, the final prize was a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVIII. 22-year STH Craig Zahnd was shocked to find out that he was the lucky winner of two tickets to the big game.
"When they told me I had won, my reaction was one of surprise," Zahnd explained. "It took awhile to sink in. They asked if I was interested in going and I said, ‘Of course I am!' I was thrilled. I've never been to a Super Bowl and always wanted to go."
Zahnd and his cousin, Eric, have shared Chiefs season tickets since 1992 and plan to attend Super Bowl XLVIII together this year.
KCChiefs.com Video: Hear From The Chiefs After The Pro Bowl
Pro Football Hall Of Fame Photo: Willie Lanier's Unusual Helmet
Jamaal Charles Surprised By Hard Hit from ESPN
Jamaal Charles didn't anticipate such a hard hit from a teammate, especially in the Pro Bowl.
But Charles said he was not mad at Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, who delivered a crushing high tackle to his Kansas City teammate during Sunday's game in Honolulu.
What Was Johnson Supposed To Do? from ESPN
No argument here that Johnson lowered his shoulder and hit Charles hard in the head-and-shoulder area in knocking him to the ground.
No penalty was called. It was a nice tackle by Johnson, and in any other game he would have been applauded for a job well done.
But this was the Pro Bowl and Charles is a teammate. So should Johnson have laid off?
Sorry, that one doesn't work.
Chiefs Star In Pro Bowl from ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs were represented by 10 players at the Pro Bowl and some figured prominently. A look at how they fared:
-- Linebacker Derrick Johnson was the game's defensive MVP with eight tackles and a forced fumble. He also had a big hit on his Chiefs teammate, running back Jamaal Charles, in the first quarter.
Langston University athletic director Mike Garrett played seven years in the NFL. The 1965 Heisman Trophy winner out of Southern Cal said he suffered two or three concussions, including one in Denver while he played for the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I landed on my head, and my left side - I couldn't stop my left arm and shoulder from wiggling," Garrett said. "The team doctor told me to lay down or sit on the bench for a little bit, but I told him I needed to get back in the game. I went back in and told (quarterback Len) Dawson that I'm not worth a hill of beans right now and just move me in motion."
Chiefs Position Analysis: Defensive Line from ESPN
Free agency/draft priority: High if Jackson leaves. The Chiefs wouldn't necessarily need to spend a lot of money or use a high draft pick, but they would need to make an investment. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper in his first mock draft of the season has the Chiefs taking Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt in the first round. If when the draft rolls around Tuitt proves to be a good value when the Chiefs make the 23rd pick, they should take him.
In the midst of a successful NFL career, Kansas City Chiefs Safety,Quintin Demps was called by God to found the independent record label ministry Purpose By Faith.
In celebration of the launch of Purpose By Faith, Demps is gearing up to kick-off a talent search competition to seek an artist to be featured on his upcoming album, slated for a summer 2014 release. The winner will receive a free trip to Houston, TX (valid for US residents only) the weekend of March 8th, 2014to accompany Demps to a studio session, dinner, church service, and the Winter Jam 2014 concert.
Cold weather-really, any out-of-the-ordinary weather, save for fog-has made for some of the most memorable games in the history of the sport. The Ice Bowl (1967 NFL Championship game), the Tuck-Rule game (2001 AFC Divisional playoffs) and the snowy games that took place during Week 14 of this year (highlighted by the Detroit Lions-Philadelphia Eagles white-out game). During this season's Wild Card Playoff round, much was made over the excitement of the Indianapolis Colts epic comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a fun game, but it was played in the sanitized atmosphere of a dome...
...Cold-weather games are ready-made for NFL Films, the vapor-wreaths from the breaths of the lineman, the wind-burned coaches on the sidelines...just insert a "Voice of God" and the dramatic music, and it's a wrap.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith are among the other celebrities being paired with golf pros in the tournament.
Celeb Sightings Around Town from Voices via The Chicago Sun-Times