Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/3

Jamie Squire

Good morning! Short work day for me! I'm so looking forward to the long weekend. Let's all not do a damn thing at work today. We'll start by spending the morning with some fresh-from-the-oven Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

NFL & Local Coaches Changing The Game from The Mothership

The Chiefs partnered with USA Football and the University of Kansas Hospital to provide a safety clinic for local youth football coaches to become certified Heads Up Football Player Safety Coaches....

"...The goal is child safety, we want to get the message out to parents that it is a safe game," John Roderique, Master Trainer with USA Football, said. "There is so much incorrect information out there, that I think it scares people away, but we want to show them and teach coaches how to be safe."

Hall Of Honor Features AFL Helmet History from The Mothership

A colorful exhibit of AFL helmets of the league's original eight teams opens this summer at the Arrowhead Stadium Hall of Honor.  Included in the exhibition are five helmets worn by the Buffalo Bills.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Top 50 Photos From OTAs

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Remembering Municipal Stadium

For The Chiefs. Healthy And Good Beats The Pants Off Of Lucky And Good from FS Kansas City

Looney Tunes as it sounds, the most valuable guy on the Kansas City Chiefs sideline this fall might not be Jamaal Charles at all.

Or Tamba Hali.

Or Alex Smith.

Or Bob Sutton.

Or Andy Reid.

It's Rick Burkholder, head athletic trainer.

It's his trusty assistants: Aaron Borgmann, Evan Craft, David Glover and Nick Potter.

Learn those names, Chiefs fans. There'll be a quiz later.

Pre-Training Camp Overview Of The Chiefs Defense, Specialists from Chiefs Spin

The Chiefs currently have a combined 44 defensive players and specialists on the 90-man offseason roster heading into training camp.

While there are questions on offense, especially on the offensive line, arguably the biggest concerns are on defense.

Will two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Justin Houston, who enters the final year of his contract, hold out? What's going on at cornerback? Who replaces defensive end Tyson Jackson? How about the free safety position?

5 Amazing Performances In Defeat That Rival Tim Howard's from For The Win

The late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker still holds the NFL single-game sack record for his masterful performance versus the Seattle Seahawks on November 12, 1990. The Hall of Famer got to Seahawks quarterback David Krieg seven times during the game, but couldn't wrap him up on the game's final play, as Krieg escaped from Thomas' grasp to heave a 25-yard prayer into the end zone with four seconds left. Seahawks receiver Paul Skansi came down with the ball, giving Seattle a 17-16 win as time expired.

Mosley Pays Respects To Derrick Thomas from BamaOnline

Former Alabama all-American linebacker and Baltimore Ravens first round pick C.J. Mosley was in Canton, Ohio at the NFL Hall of Fame earlier this week and posted a picture of himself and the bust of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs great, Derrick Thomas.

Joe Delaney Memorial Softball Tournament On Tap from The Shreveport Times

The inaugural Joe Delaney Memorial Slow Pitch Softball Tournament is slated for July 5 at the Minden Sports Complex.

The event is being hosted by Percy Jones and Floyd Taylor in support of the Delaney family with part of the proceeds going to the "I Am Joe Delaney Project," according to organizers. Delaney is the former Haughton, NSU and Kansas City Chiefs running back who drowned in Monroe while attempting to save some children.

NFL Insiders Rank Stafford 13th Among QBs, Place Him In Second Tier from CBS Detroit

Stafford was rated ahead of Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith and Jay Cutler, among others. Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl two seasons ago, and Smith guided the Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs this past season.

Ranking NFL QBs: Where Does Nick Foles Belong? from NJ.com

So where does Foles rank? Here is my crack at where the Eagles quarterback belongs, a list I approached with this in mind: If someone offered to swap Foles for any of the quarterbacks below -- for one season only -- what would my answer be?...

...Don't even call me back:

Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
Ryan TannehillMiami Dolphins
Geno SmithNew York Jets
Matt CasselMinnesota Vikings
E.J. ManuelBuffalo Bills
Sam BradfordSt. Louis Rams
Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals
Carson PalmerArizona Cardinals
Mike GlennonTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ryan FitzpatrickHouston Texans
Chad HenneJacksonville Jaguars

The New Game: Pass-Heavy Approach Transforming NFL Positions from SportingNews

Last season, Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy, the NFL's leading rusher, also led the league with 314 carries, the fewest to top the NFL in a non-strike year since the schedule went to 16 games in 1978. Only seven years earlier, in 2006, the Chiefs' Larry Johnson set the NFL record with 416 carries.

McCoy, though, did catch 52 passes, and four backs caught at least 70 in 2013. The Eagles' Darren Sproles, then with the Saints, had more receptions (71) than carries (53). On the other hand, both Matt Forte of Chicago and Jamaal Charles of Kansas City each had at least 70 catches and 1,200 rushing yards.

Qustions For Each NFL Team's Summer Vacation from The Boston Globe

Chiefs - Is this team poised for a major regression?

The Chiefs tailed off badly last season when, after their 9-0 start, they spiraled to a 2-5 finish. And despite their spirited 45-44 wild-card loss to the Colts, the Chiefs looked like a team that needed some key upgrades in the offseason. Unfortunately, those didn't come. Top pick Dee Ford adds pass-rushing help and third-rounder Phillip Gaines should bolster the secondary, but that does little for Alex Smith's offensive weapons. Having wideout Donnie Avery and tight end Anthony Fasano near the top of the depth chart at two key positions doesn't bode well. There was major turnover on the offensive line, which lost starters Branden Albert and Geoff Schwartz. Smith's steady hand was a key factor in the Chiefs' hot start last season. They'll need that even more in 2014.

Ross Methodist Hosts Summit On Bullying from The Dyersurg State Gazette

The summit concluded with an inspiring and challenging speech from former Kansas City Chiefs football player the Rev. Sylvester Hicks, formerly of Jackson, who told his personal story of being bullied as a child.

Ex-Bloomingdale CoachBooth Returning To Manatee from The Tampa Tribune

After college, Booth had stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Europe and the Arena Football's Kansas City Brigade.

Booth replaces longtime Manatee coach Joe Kinnan, who led the program to five state championships, its most recent in 2011. Under Kinnan, the Hurricanes reached the state championship game seven times.

Fangirling: Will 'Bachelorette' Andi Be Jealous Of Aaron Murray? from Athens Online

While it doesn't show Andi's reaction to finding out that Josh's brother is her favorite quarterback (or maybe she even knew and it wasn't shown on camera), it does show her concern about all of the ‘attention' going to Aaron since he was about to be drafted into the NFL.

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