Happy Friday, AP! Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. I'm out of town over the weekend, so Chris and Joel will be picking up my slack (again). Best weekend wishes to you all.
No other team in the league faces a more critical 2010 NFL Draft than the Chiefs. It very well could be the most important selection meeting for Team Hunt since the earliest days of the AFL-NFL wars for talent.
This week, the league released the official selection order for this year’s draft. Shake out the back story behind the 255 draft choices and there are several noteworthy developments. Among them is this:
The Chiefs have eight of the top 144 selections. That’s one of the best potential hauls of any team in the league.
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The Chiefs in fact are finding older is better is many cases. Along with Vrabel, the Chiefs re-signed wide receiver Chris Chambers, who will be 32 in August. They added center Casey Wiegmann and running back Thomas Jones, who will be 37 and 32, respectively, this summer.
As a result, the Chiefs, one of the youngest NFL teams the last couple of seasons, are graying.
"From an experience standpoint, you’re going to see us move back toward the middle of the league," chairman Clark Hunt said this week at the NFL’s annual meetings. "It’s what had to happen and what we want to happen. It doesn’t in any way mean we’re not still focused on building the team through the draft, which we are."
Chiefs adding experience to go with youngsters from KC Star
According to Bill Williamson of the ESPN, he still sees the Chiefs using Charles in the return game.
I for one think the Chiefs would be taking a huge risk letting Charles return kicks next season. There are already durability concerns surrounding the speedy back, so why risk wearing him down in the return game. I think the Chiefs would be better off signing a guy like free agent corner back Nathan Vasher, who could add depth to the secondary and step in and take over as the Chief’s main return man.
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Frank Zombo went into workouts Wednesday with the realization that his football career could be coming to a close. Instead, he ended with a chance to reach the next level — perhaps at a different position.
Zombo (6-foot 3, 254 pounds) started the day benching 23 times and running the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, a time that exceeded most expectations.
By the time Pro Day ended, Zombo, who played defensive end all four years at CMU, was getting looks at tight end from the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. He said he also received calls from the Detroit Lions.
Zombo, other seniors use Pro Day as chance to be noticed from Central Michigan Life
The Fort Benning Army Substance Abuse Program will kickoff Alcohol Awareness Month with two informational workshops Thursday at the Child Youth Services Center, Building 1056.
The first session will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and feature author Jeannine Auth, who will discuss how alcoholism affects the entire family. The second session will feature former Kansas City Chiefs player Dan Davis.
"Alcoholism is a misunderstood and misdiagnosed problem not only in the Army but in the civilian community," said Timothy Knox, ASAP employee assistance program coordinator. "The intent is to bring attention to the dangers of alcohol in the Army community and to provide prevention education and training to combat those dangers."
Army emphasizes alcohol-awareness program from The Bayonet
Lawrence native Michael Coleman is the new sports director at KCTV. Of course, the big news is that KCTV hired a sports director.
In 2003, the CBS affiliate made headlines when it announced it was closing its sports department and outsourcing the nightly report to Time Warner cable's Metro Sports. That experiment lasted five years, then KCTV decided it would just go without sports.
But now, the station has a new general manager, a new news director, and a new outlook.
"We are climbing right back into the belly of sports," declared Bobby Totsch, the new GM.
It's not as though KCTV has been sports-free all this time; the station owns broadcast rights to both the Chiefs and Jayhawks. The way Totsch looks at it, the sports anchor on a station that has those two teams will always have something to talk about.
KCTV gets back in the game from KansasCity.com
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