Willie Davis Named AFC Scout Of The Year from The Mothership
Just under one year ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Kansas City Chiefs Area Scout Willie Davis about his playing days in the City of Fountains, as well as his current role with the team.
One year later, after countless hours of travel, film study and player interviews, Davis was named AFC Scout of the Year, during the 11th Annual Meeting/Awards Reception on Friday afternoon.
Combine Blog - Day 2: QBs, WRs and RBs from The Mothership
Much like the pace of Thursday's combine events, Friday was no different and headlined by the QBs, WRs and RBs. However, prior to many of the athletes' press conferences, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey addressed the media, including the latest information on the team's pending free agents.
John Dorsey: Chiefs Success Is A Team Effort from The Mothership
Q: There have been reports you're not signing
Branden Albert. Is there any truth to that?
DORSEY: "We have ongoing conversations with all of our unrestricted free agents. We've had conversations with Branden (Albert's) representatives. That's the beauty of the combine is those guys are here, and we'll continue that conversation with those representatives as the combine passes."
KCChiefs.com Video: GM John Dorsey Speaks At The 2014 NFL Combine
KCChiefs.com Video: Road To The Draft: Combine Day 2
The point is that the Chiefs' brain trust huddling up at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend is applying conventional, sound, proven football logic in occasionally unconventional ways. Forward-thinking ways.
The Chiefs aren't just hip (again). They're cutting edge. Progressive.
Progressive. That's a scary word in NFL circles, until it works. Old-schoolers used to look at Bill Walsh as a crazy hippie with crazy, non-conformist ideas, until those crazy, non-conformist ideas started winning Super Bowls.
Dorsey: Albert's Future To Be Determined from ESPN
Tackle Eric Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's NFL draft and a starter as a rookie opposite Albert, is widely expected to replace Albert as the Chiefs' left tackle in 2014. Said Dorsey of Fisher: "Right now, he's our right tackle."
That said, don't look for Albert to return to the Chiefs next season. The Chiefs and Albert were nowhere close to an agreement on a long-term contract last year, and that prospect appears unlikely this year unless one side has a dramatic change of position.
Northeast Mo. Man Charged With Death Of Chiefs Fan from CBS St. Louis
Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charge Friday against 25-year-old Joshua T. Bradley of Independence. He was arrested early Friday and is being held on $75,000 bond.
Dressler, McKnight Deserve Long Looks from ESPN
The offseason truly hasn't started but the Chiefs have already added a couple of intriguing skill players who deserve to get a long look once practice begins in the spring. One is Weston Dressler, the veteran CFL slot receiver, and the other is Joe McKnight, a running back who washed out with the New York Jets but could find a home in Andy Reid's offense...
...The Chiefs have no money invested in either player. Neither was given a bonus cash to sign, so if either or both wash out, the Chiefs have lost nothing. They are the best gambles to take.
KCCVA Asks Kansas Citians To Show Downtown Some Love from The Kansas City Business Journal
Alexander encouraged those who want to participate in the video to wear their favoriteKansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs or Sporting Kansas City apparel. She said those who come should plan to be at the site for about an hour. Anyone can participate in the filming.
To sweeten the deal, the first 1,000 participants will receive a voucher good for a beverage purchase - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - in the Kansas City Power & Light District. One lucky participant will win a "staycation" package that includes a hotel room, limo service and dinner for two.
Michigan Receiver Jeremy Gallon Wants To Be Next Steve Smith In NFL from The Detroit News
While preparing for the draft, Gallon said he reached out to former Michigan players Junior Hemingway, Denard Robinson and Roy Roundtree, who have gone through the draft process the past two years. Hemingway, who plays receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, passed along advice to ignore any outside criticism, Gallon said.
"Control what I can control," Gallon said. "Only worry about the things I need to worry about, keeping my head straight and going out and play ball."
Coastal Carolina's Taliaferro Showing Off Grit, Toughness At NFL Combine from Myrtle Beach Online
The Chanticleers will have a different look at running back next year and not just because Taliaferro is gone. Running backs coach Brock Olivo left to take a job as a special teams coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"He's a great guy," Taliaferro said. "He's patient, just the way he teaches us. He's a great person. He's not a yeller, which is great. He's so calm and the type of coach you want to learn from.
"He goes with us from station to station and drill to drill. He probably had the best body on campus. He still looks like he can play to this day."
Editorial: Black History Month In Cleveland County from The Shelby Star
Even acclaimed black actor Morgan Freeman was once quoted as saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history."
We certainly won't argue that.
But we will take this opportunity to recognize just some of those who have made a positive impact here in Cleveland County...
...And people like Bobby Bell. Growing up during a time of segregation in Shelby denied many the chance to see Bell play football as part of the Cleveland High School Tigers. Despite that, Bell went on to have a hall of fame career in the NFL as part of the Kansas City Chiefs. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1983, and was the first member of the Chiefs to be inducted.
Georgia's 'Last Great Place' from The Delaware County Daily Times
The Gullah Geechee culture also bears strong similarities to the Creole and Maroon cultures of the Caribbean. Thus, Gullah Geechee cultural heritage, culinary practices, music, language, and traditions have made significant contributions to American diversity. Pro football player Allen Bailey, a defensive end with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, is a Hog Hammock native who grew up on Sapelo Island before leaving to play college football at the University of Miami.