Dee Ford Visits Operation Breakthrough from The Mothership
"All of the kids were so excited to see Dee and their eyes got huge when he walked in," Lindsay Stodden, teacher at Operation Breakthrough, explained. "Dee was incredible with these students. He let them participate, help turn the pages, got them cheering about the Chiefs; the kids were very excited. It shows these students that people care about them, that people want to spend time with them and that's really important for them."
The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. The Chiefs have worked with Operation Breakthrough for a number of years and continue to help support, donate and contribute to the organization.
Parking Enhancements Announced from The Mothership
After a significant, encompassing review of the parking procedures at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs today announced a number of enhancements that are being made to the parking process for the 2014 season.
"The parking and traffic operations are all part of the gameday experience for our fans," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We have been continually listening to our fans and exploring various ways to improve parking and traffic at the Truman Sports Complex. We believe that we have developed a solution that will enhance the door-to-door experience for all fans on gameday."
A Look At The Boston Patriots Helmets from The Mothership
Visitors to the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Honor at Arrowhead Stadium now have a chance to see a rare exhibit on the history of the American Football League. The American Football League in its original configuration included eight teams: four in an Eastern division and four in a Western division. The helmets of all eight teams are featured in two new displays slated to open this summer at the Arrowhead Stadium Hall of Honor and run through the coming season...
...This week we look in detail at those helmets belonging to the Boston (later New England) Patriots and in following weeks examine those of other Eastern Division teams and then move to the Western Division.
Redskins... Indians... Will Native Americans Target The Chiefs Next? from FS Kansas City
Learned, who played football at Kansas under Don Fambrough in the early '70s and later coached volleyball at KU and Missouri-Kansas City, said Native American groups in the area met last December to discuss the Chiefs -- and the political correctness of the nickname and iconography used by the popular NFL franchise -- when an employee at a Belton, Mo., Sonic drive-in arranged this sign adjacent to the restaurant before the Kansas City-Washington game on Dec. 8:
Rookie Review: RB/WR DeAnthony Thomas from ESPN
Expectations: The Chiefs are making an effort to get Thomas involved and need to find a way to put his speed to use. But he's only 5-foot-9 and 174 pounds, so there's a limit on how much they can expect to get from Thomas. At a minimum, he should be the kickoff and punt returner, where he should excel immediately.
"So just going back to play against some of the fellas and some of the coaches, it will definitely be fun. But I respect everybody in that program. They run a great program in Kansas City, and they have great fans in Kansas City. But just for personal reasons I think it will be fun to line up across those guys."
Rosterology: Offseason Workouts Shuffle Depth Chart from Chiefs Spin
The conclusion of the Chiefs' final offseason workouts before training camp next month answered many question about the team's depth chart and roster makeup, but also generated more buzz regarding several key positions, especially defensive back and tight end.
The biggest roster move during workouts was the release of cornerback Brandon Flowers, a move that caused a domino effect throughout the Chiefs defensive backfield.
"Oh, first off, let me just say I'm the best corner in football," he said with a grin. "Let's get that clear. Don't let my injuries last year fool you, or take my name from the top list."
Flowers went on to name Darrelle Revis as the corner he admires most. Like Revis, Flowers has something to prove after being dumped well before his contract was up. Never underestimate the power of motivation.
What Does Brandon Flowers Bring to The San Diego Chargers from Bolts From The Blue
Yesterday, the San Diego Chargers upgraded their secondary by signing Brandon Flowers to a 1-year deal. Most of the media/Chiefs fans will tell you that Flowers was terrible in 2013. Flowers battled injuries, was in a new scheme, and was asked to play in a new role. From 2008-2012 Flowers primarily played left cornerback in an off-man type scheme. That's where he excelled. Flowers can come into San Diego and pick up right where he left off those years in Kansas City.
I wanted to take a closer look at exactly what San Diego is getting in Flowers. This will be a little bit different from when I broke down Shareece Wright. Instead of going game by game, this time we'll look at how Flowers played against particular routes, when he was in press/off coverage, and against #1 receivers.
Jamaal Charles Nominated For ESPY, Fans Can Vote Online from The Port Arthur News
ESPN announced Tuesday the nominees for their 2014 version of the ESPY's and Kansas City's elite running back made the cut for the best player in the NFL. Charles is up against Peyton Manning, LeSean McCoy, Russell Wilson and Luke Kuechly for the award.