Dorsey: Mike Catapano Is A Relentless Warrior from The Mothership
A three-time All-Ivy honoree and a two-year co-captain in four years at Princeton (2009-12), who recorded 145 tackles (60 solo), 29 TFLs, 19 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 13 pass breakups, Catapano still knew he'd have to overcome the 'small-school stereotype'.
"It's just not something you let get in your head," Catapano said. "It kind of came natural to me, because my whole life, people were trying to tell me that things weren't possible. My family and I, we have always just put our heads down and just did our thing. What I always say, and kind of a trademark saying, is just to control the 'controllables'. So, everything that people say or whatever it is, that's not in your control, so you don't worry about that. You control what you can control and I control my work ethic. I control my technique. I control my film study. I control my nutrition. I control all of that stuff, so that my performance on the field is something I could control and that's what I focused on, mentally and physically."
Chiefs Spotlight: Red Coaters from The Mothership
The Red Coaters volunteer at every single Chiefs event throughout the year. This group is so dedicated to the Kansas City community and has such a passion for helping others. In 2013, the Red Coaters volunteered over 4,000 hours throughout the community and for events at Arrowhead Stadium.
"The Red Coaters truly love volunteering their time toward the community," Linda Newby, Chiefs Red Coater for 18 years, explained. "The support that the Chiefs give to the community and so many organizations around town make me love them so much."
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Problem With DeSean Jackson Wasn't So Much A Character Issue As A Cap Issue from FS Kansas City
Hey, character counts in an NFL locker room. But only to 11. Good dude, bad dude, straight, gay, doesn't matter. Ballers stay.
The bottom line is the standings, the end results judged in terms of black and white. The shades of gray that it took to reach the top of the mountain (or close) are morally irrelevant.
And let's be real: The price didn't work. Period, end of story. Not here. Not now. Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowler, is a Mustang Shelby; the Chiefs of present are shopping for Fiestas.
The Process Behind Pre-Draft Visits from Chiefs Spin
But there's even bigger confusion among a lot of fans when it comes to league rules surrounding pre-draft visits and draft prospects.
Here are the basics, as confirmed in an email exchange with Corry Rush, AFC information manager with the NFL.
Each team is:
• Allowed a maximum of 30 visits with prospects at their facility before the NFL Draft.
• Allowed to conduct interviews, physicals and written examinations.
• Not allowed to conduct workouts - timed or untimed - in the form of drills.
Still, Allen insisted that he and his teammates had started 2014 "hungry," "humble" and ready to make another run this coming season. He has been exercising twice a day - lifting, running, doing position work. The Chiefs' offensive guard was also fresh off AdvoCare's "24-day challenge," a 10-day cleanse followed by a diet of meat, fruits and veggies (and a minimum of carbs).
"I lost, like, 7 pounds," Allen said. "I'm working on changing my body composition." The goal: Get ripped and become a better football player. "If you aren't doing the things to get better, you're going to get replaced."
Source: Middle Tennessee State Corner Sammy Seamster To Visit The Chiefs from National Football Post
Seamster had 33 tackles last season with an interception, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Draft Numerology, AFC West: Meet Quarterback A from SB Nation
KANSAS CITY - 23rd pick
Has Kansas City had this pick before? A whopping five times, four in the first round. Most recently, they took Dwayne Bowe with the 23rd pick in 2007, but the real gem was 1979, when they picked future Grammy nominee Steve Fuller. Where is your gold record, Joe Flacco? Where is it?!?!?
What position usually gets drafted here? Over a third of the picks at this spot since 1984 have been spent on offensive linemen, including four of the last five. Go back a bit further, though, and you'll see the greatest first round pick in NFL history - Ray Guy, the only punter in the Hall of Fame. (Reggie Roby should be next, Hall of Fame voters. We will take this all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.)
Mulligan Imparts Message Of Hard Work, Humility, Sacrifice In Quest To Keep Playing In NFL from The Bangor Daily News
"I don't really know where the Lord's going to lead me at this point," Mulligan said recently at Husson University's Gracie Theatre, where he and former UMaine teammate Mike DeVito of the Kansas City Chiefs spoke to students...
...During the offseason, he has reached out to young people across the state. Mulligan and DeVito have teamed up for several speaking engagements, during which they talk about the lessons learned on the way to success in life and football.
It was at the end of his comments, when Gallagher noted while he is a Kansas City Chiefs supporter and Morrison favors the Miami Dolphins and even the Chiefs lost to the Dolphins in a Super Bowl, there always is an expression in the game, "loose ball, my ball."
With that he reached under the speaker's podium and pulled out a football ball and threw it to Morrison saying "now it's your ball."
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: They have to get help for Dwayne Bowe. It's as simple as that.
Dolphins Sign Tackle Jason Fox from National Football Post
He visited the Dolphins today one day after working out for the Kansas City Chiefs.
2014 Pro Days: QB Keith Price Is Right At Washington Workout from CBS Sports
Other teams represented Wednesday included the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, among others.