clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/16

New, comments

Another dose of Kansas City Chiefs news, and another day of slim pickings (especially in the Twitter world). Hey, it's just a couple of months till the draft, right?

Todd Haley watched the Super Bowl with the idea that someday Matt Cassel will take the Chiefs where Drew Brees and Peyton Manning carried their teams.

"I can see him in that role," Haley said. "I don’t have any doubt."

That’s fortunate for Haley, because this year Cassel certainly will get paid like one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. Cassel’s base salary of $11.75 million ranks third among 2010 projected starting quarterbacks, behind only former Super Bowl champions Manning of Indianapolis and Brett Favre of Minnesota.

Chiefs’ Cassel has expectations as high as his salary from KC Star

So you are a Chiefs fan and you’ve suffered through 10-38 over the last three years. You want to see improvement, you want to see activity, you want to see Clark Hunt loosen the purse strings and let GM Scott Pioli go wild when free agency starts in just over two weeks.

Then comes a day like Monday, with a slap in the free agency face that will remind all of us that finding help in the land of unrestricted free agency is tougher and tougher these days.

On Monday, the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville reported that the Titans had reached a new five-year contract with UFA-to-be guard Eugene Amano. ESPN.com reported that the San Francisco 49ers have decided to use their franchise player tag on DT Aubrayo Franklin.

Amano and Franklin were two of the best players on the list of potential UFAs. As a guard and nose tackle they would have been nice additions to the Chiefs roster. Amano was a potential prize since he’ll be just 28 years old and in his seventh NFL season; he should be in his prime right now and for several years to come.

The Shallow UFA Pool … Tuesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

This week's question:' If one were to prorate Jamaal Charles' final eight games of 2009 to a full season, he'd handily outscore Adrian Peterson and betters all RB's not named Chris Johnson in P.P.R. formats. What are your expectations for Charles in 2010?'

Fantasy Football Roundtable: Jamaal Charles In 2010 from Bleacher Report

Hey folks. Here is a little video of Adam Schefter talking about the approaching franchise/transition deadline. I’ll be out of AA Headquarters for the afternoon as I am off on a trip to Macy’s and to see The Wolfman. I will be back this evening. In the meanwhile, you can use this thread to talk about whatever you like.

Shefter on Franchise Tag/Transition Dealine from Arrowhead Addict

Chris Sailer Kicking put on its annual National Kicking and Snapping Event, sponsored by Nike, January 16-17, 2010. The Event took place at UNLV in Las Vegas.

Over 400 total participants traveled to Las Vegas in hopes of gaining great instruction, competing against the best in the nation, and gaining huge national exposure. Nearly every state in the nation was represented along with players from Canada and Australia. The staff consisted of former NFL All-Pros and Collegiate Lou Groza Award Winners.

Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio coach and evaluate over the course of the two days. All players hope to chart out well and land a spot on the coveted recruiting exposure list, the "TOP 12". Former "TOP 12" members include: Ryan Succop (Kansas City Chiefs), and 2 Lou Groza Award Winners. The stakes were high and the pressure was on. As always, some great performances have made big names for a select few.

Chris Sailer National Kicking and Snapping Results from Scarlet Nation

Last Valentine’s Day, PCS went into Brimfield, undefeated at 24-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class 2A. The Chargers lost that game, 71-60, despite leading by 11 in the first half.

"It’s fun to win any game you play but it was a fun one for us," PCS coach Jay Bruer said.

This time PCS had a little bit extra motivation and a special pregame guest.

Kansas City Chiefs player Andy Studebaker, brother to PCS freshmn coach, Ben, gave the Chargers a few things to think about heading into the game.

"A couple of things he said were embrace your role and be hard to discourage when you go throughout life, or whatever you pursue athletically," Bruer said.

The intensity began to rise in the game’s final minutes.

Duvall: Two neighbors solve the Brimfield puzzle from The Peoria JournalStar

Player Tweets

almighty31 #nowplaying freeway mixtape the beat made me do it
almighty31 Idependence mall wat up
MrKolbySmith To all NFL players... The NFL entrepreneur ship program is a lifetime investment. I promise you

Media and Fans

Jay_Glazer they put me in charge of guarding the Lombardi, prop bc they know i'm the only 1 dumb enough to hit somebody. me and new mayor chillin' w it