Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/8

David Welker

Good morning! I'm running a little late, but here is your Kansas City Chiefs news! Lots of good stuff today. Dig in!

Chiefs Rumble Auditions from The Mothership

The Chiefs Rumble will be holding auditions on Sunday, July 13th, at Arrowhead Stadium in the hopes of finding talented musicians to add to Kansas City's premiere Drum Line.

"The Rumble is a professional drum line whose primary function is to entertain and excite Chiefs fans on game days," Matt Arnet, Director of the Rumble, explained. "The Rumble spends the hours leading up to kick-off patrolling the parking lot at Arrowhead, performing for fans and energizing the crowds as they enter the stadium."

Chiefs Flag Warriors Announced from The Mothership

Not only do the Chiefs Flag Warriors run out after a touchdown, they also have the opportunity of running out with the flags to introduce the players onto the field

"We line up right in front of the players as they wait in the tunnel for their cue to run on the field in front of the Sea of Red," Wade Fitzmaurice, 3rd year Flag Warrior, explained. "The music starts, the cheerleaders run out of the fog onto the field and then we sprint out holding the Chiefs flags, nothing gets better than that. We run through the fog, cueing the 80-foot flames and then the players follow. It's incredible."

NFL.com Video: Are The Colts Or Chiefs More Likely To Repeat Last Season's Success?

Chiefs' Top Plays: 65 Toss Power Trap from ESPN

This is one of three nominations for the most memorable play in Kansas City Chiefs history. In the next two days we'll feature: Otis Taylor's catch and run for a touchdown in Super Bowl IV and Joe Montana's touchdown pass to Willie Davis in the final seconds that lifted the Chiefs to a classic "Monday Night Football" victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos in 1994. Please vote for your choice as the Chiefs' most memorable play.

MWSU Staff Clearing Out For Chiefs' Arrival from St Joe Channel

Jay White, head of MWSU Football Athletics Operations, and others began clearing out the locker room, equipment room, and laundry room at the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex on Monday to make room for the Chiefs' gear.

"Today, we're trying to get as much done as we can and then ride it out towards Friday," White said. "That first Monday after the Fourth of July, we start packing. This is our fifth year doing it and it's just standard protocol now."

2014 Fantasy Outlooks: Kansas City Chiefs from CBS Sports

Charles should be great again this year, and he enters Draft Day as the consensus No. 1 overall pick in all leagues. He was the No. 1 running back last year with 259 carries for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns and 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns. The rushing touchdowns, catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns were all career highs.

Reid, going back to his days with the Eagles, now has coached a running back to seven 1,000-yard rushing seasons, eight 1,500-total yard seasons, 10 seasons with at least 50 catches and six seasons with at least 10 total touchdowns. There's a lot to like about Charles again in 2014.

Aaron Murray, 'Bachelorette' Josh's Brother: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know from HEAVY

It's all out of love, but Josh's brother Aaron loves to make jokes about Josh's being on the show. Aaron watches his big brother on The Bachelorette every Monday and enjoys giving Josh a hard time about it.

People Respect Me For Putting Faith First, Says Chiefs' Abdullah from Gulf Times

In October 2012, Abdullah, along with his parents, wife and two older brothers, went for the holy pilgrimage.

Before going to Haj, the brothers also did a 30-day tour across United States during Ramadan. During this trip, they visited almost 30 cities, praying in different mosques across the country, meeting people and also doing community service.

But while Abdullah was doing all of this, he knew that this move had put his playing career at a big risk. But strangely the then 26-year-old didn't feel too disturbed.

ESPN '30 For 30' Crew Focusing On Northwesern State's Joe Delaney from The Town Talk

A film crew focusing on the remarkable and heroic story of Haughton native, Northwestern State two-sport All-American and Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back Joe Delaney, who died in a 1983 attempt to rescue three drowning children, visited NSU Monday working on an ESPN "30 For 30" feature.

Alex Smith Counts Himself Fortunate To Be Guiding Chiefs Offense from KCTV5

"My 3-year-old knows I play football, but he doesn't fully get it. I think he thinks a lot of Dads play football," he said with a laugh. "They don't."

His wife, Elizabeth, is a former Raiders cheerleader. he says it is no contest: his wife gets far more stares out in public.

2015 USC Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Announced from USC Trojans

DEL RIO-Jack Del Rio not only was a feared outside linebacker on the USC football team, but he was an impenetrable catcher on the Trojan baseball team. He was a consensus All-American and Lombardi Award runner-up as a 1984 senior on the football squad, helping USC win the 1985 Rose Bowl (he was Co-MVP of the game). The four-year (1981-84) football letterman twice was named to the All-Pac-10 first team and he won the 1984 Pop Warner Award as the most valuable senior on the Pacific Coast. He also caught for the Trojan baseballers in 1983 and 1984, hitting over .300 both seasons. He then spent 12 years playing in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. He has coached in the NFL since 1997, including as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 to 2011 (he currently is the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos).

Top 10 College Football Players Of The 2000s from NFL.com

6. SS Eric Berry, Tennessee
(2007-09)

Berry was a three-year starter -- and a three-year star -- for the Vols. He picked off 14 passes in his career and ranks second in NCAA history with 494 interception-return yards, including three returns for TDs. He won the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. He finished his career with 245 tackles, 17 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. Berry was a freshman All-America in 2007 and a consensus All-America selection in '08 and '09; he was the SEC defensive player of the year in '08, when he had seven interceptions. Berry was a first-round pick in the 2010 draft.

O-Zone: Hot Air from Jaguars.com

John: I remember that game, too - as do most people who followed the NFL in the 1990s. Joe Montana was with the Kansas City Chiefs and John Elway of course was with the Denver Broncos. Elway was in his prime, and though Montana was certainly past his it didn't seem to matter on that night. This was 1994, and you can Google the details, because there's not room to do it justice here. As for the Elway-Montana debate, I laugh, too - though I tend to laugh at most quarterback-versus-quarterback debates. The reality is there are so many other elements involved in winning and losing football games that it's unfair and almost always incorrect to compare quarterbacks simply based on winning and losing in the postseason. BUT ... BUT ... BUT WHAT ELSE MATTERS, O-ZONE? THERE HAS TO BE A COMPARISON, DOESN'T THERE? IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RINGS!!!!! Sure, that's always going to be a debate and I get that, but you can't tell me Jim Plunkett was better than Dan Marino and I don't know that Terry Bradshaw was the greatest quarterback of his era. If you're counting Super Bowl rings and using the totals to decide your quarterback debate, you struggle with both of those concepts.

Colts' Top Plays: The 28-Point Comeback from ESPN

"[Luck] kept telling us, even at 38-10, 'We're going to win this game,'" offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo said.

Luck wasn't worried about the double-digit deficit. He proved six prior times in his young career that he could lead the Colts back from a double-digit deficit.

Luck -- pun intended -- was on the Colts' side.

AFC West: Ranking The Quarterbacks from Golden Gate Sports

4) Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith and Schaub have a great deal in common. Both are savvy, experienced passers, who will not wow anyone with arm strength, but can pick apart a defense in the short and intermediate game. Smith, who fell out of favor just across the Bay, is probably a tad bit better than Schaub.

Nevertheless, where the Chiefs come up short is depth.

Preseason Power Rankings No. 32: Oakland Raiders from ProFootballTalk

Here's the good news: the Raiders have a puncher's chance in the AFC, the weaker of the two conferences. Here's the bad news: given their schedule, age and division, the Raiders may be the most vulnerable club in their conference. Their ceiling just doesn't seem that high, even after they spent all that money in the offseason.

But their floor?

Oh, man.

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