Good morning, AP. Thin news day. In addition to the Kansas City Chiefs news here, there is an article on Tom Condon (agent and former Chief) on the Indianapolis Star's website, but it keeps frezing up on me. Not sure if it's my computer, or the site. After watching the EA video preview of the AFC West, I have to wonder if they are right about our strength. Bill Williamson seems to disagree with EA. What do you guys think?
We've got the preview video and screenshots from EA Sports starring the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers below along with team ratings.
AFC East Team Ratings
- Denver Broncos – 78 (T-18th overall)
- Kansas City Chiefs – 71 (T-26th overall)
- Oakland Raiders – 71 (T-26th overall)
- San Diego Chargers – 85 (10th overall)
Madden NFL 11 AFC West preview video and screenshots from Examiner.com
Will from Lenexa, Kan., wants to know if I think the Chiefs' offense will be a pass-first or a run-first outfit.
Bill Williamson: I think it will be a run-first offense. But you have to be balanced to win in the NFL, so Matt Cassel will get plenty of chances to toss the ball. But the Chiefs brought in Thomas Jones through free agency to help Jamaal Charles because they want to run often. The Chiefs want to dominate games on the ground since great offenses have great run attacks. The run sets up the pass in efficient offenses. That’s what the Chiefs are aiming for.
Mailbag: Will Chiefs run or pass first? from ESPN
The New Arrowhead Stadium will debut at the end of August when the Chiefs host Philadelphia in a pre-season game.
Remaining within the stadium shell are memories of the hundreds of games that have been played there since the summer of 1972.
Today, it’s the top 20 career rushers inside Arrowhead Stadium.
Arrowhead History: Career Rushers from Bob Gretz
This article is pretty dense, but it does give a Niners view of our team.
When we arrive at week three, we face a crippled Kansas City Chiefs who are right in the middle of having a string of bad seasons. The Chiefs will get pummeled in every aspect and this will help the 49ers gain even more confidence going down the road. Michael Crabtree will snatch at least two scores in this one and it will resemble a Madden Video Game when it is all said and done for this one. Final Score- 42-3, Niners.
The San Francisco 49ers Regular Season Broken Down---Part One from Bleacher Report
It’s all sunny and perfect for Darrell Stuckey.
"I can’t complain at all," he said. "It’s 70 degrees every day."
The former Kansas safety lives in San Diego. About four times a week after practice, he sees a movie.
He signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers late last month. And with the recent release of Kevin Ellison, San Diego’s primary strong safety last year, signs point to Stuckey becoming the starter...
...The San Diego Chargers play the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football September 13, at Arrowhead Stadium’s season opener. To play in his hometown the first game of the season in that atmosphere, he said, is like a gift from God.
"This is what you wanted to become," Stuckey said. "And all you can do is cherish it and not take it for granted."
Stuckey competing for top NFL position from Kansan.com
As many of you Kansas Citians know, President Barack Obama was in town this week. While at a speaking event, he had Oklahoma Joe's catered in.
The only thing more likely than politics to cause an argument in Kansas City is talk of the best barbecue.
I'm happy to report that Obama got it right this time. He chose OK Joe's, which is the best barbecue in the city (Cue 20 comments telling me I'm wrong).
Obama Gets It Right On His Kansas City Visit With Oklahoma Joe's from SB Nation Kansas City
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