Welcome to an early Arrowheadlines. We have today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Read on for updates on a couple of popular former players. Enjoy.
Kudos to The Kansas City Star for obtaining a playtime report for the 2010 Chiefs season. The source of the information according to the paper was the former NFL Players Association.
If the paper had all the numbers it did not publish them. They provided a few highlights which are worth noting for several reasons, including two cases that are among the most important factors in the team's 10-6 season and a spot in the playoffs.
Offensive line - The Chiefs had 1,063 offensive plays during 16 games in the regular season. The starting O-line missed very few of those players. Here's the percentage of those 1,063 snaps that each starter played: LT Branden Albert, 92%; LG Brian Waters, 95%; C Casey Wiegmann, 100%; RG Ryan Lilja, 93%; RT Barry Richardson, 94%.
Lockout Potpourri... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
The match-ups would seem to indicate this will be a good game, but I'm sure that is what the Chiefs thought before they played the Ravens.
The game being in KC as well as the Steelers' deficiencies in the secondary could allow the Chiefs to nab this one.
On the other hand, the Steelers play well on the road and have more firepower on offense. Plus, not to take anything away from Matt Cassell, if the QBs name is not Brady or Manning, the Steelers' defense seem to be able to keep him in check.
I would have to say this game is a toss-up right now.
2011 Preview by the Numbers: Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh from Nice Pick, Cowher
It was a "nightmare" come to life Thursday evening in Salina. Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye, the "Nigerian Nightmare", met fans and signed autographs.
Okoye tells KSAL News that he loves to get out and meet fans. He says that his only real connection with his old team is mainly at meet and greets events.
Not A Dream; A "Nigerian Nightmare" from KSALLink.com
Those players have pre-existing conditions and cannot get health insurance, which forces them at an early age to apply for social security insurance and Medicare. The "discarded" players who qualify for health benefits and pensions (five years in the league in the 1960s, three years today) seem to have roadblock after roadblock thrown at them by the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan board...
...Cogdill rattles the names of friends who have been failed by the NFLPA's misguided goals for "Money Now" and not worry about the long time health problems. Cogdill and his peers were told they weren't going to live long anyway.
"(Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker) Clyde Werner has had 15 back operations and paid for all of them," said Cogdill. "Milt Plum (Cogdill's quarterback in Detroit) needed a hip operation." If you don't make a call (to the players association) you may not get help."
Covenant Between Fans and Sports is a Facade from NewJerseyNewsRoom.com
100 yards. 100 yards, 25 yards at a time. 100 yards, 25 yards at a time with a walker. That's a good day for Ed Podolak, the Iowa football broadcaster who once accounted for 350 yards in a game with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Podolak's life was turned upside down on a dark, rainy, February night in Scottsdale, AZ. He was walking across a six lane street when he was hit by a pizza delivery car. Ed says he was J-walking and did not see the car that was going 40 miles per hour. He does not blame the driver of the car for the accident. "I paid a fine for J-walking and took off with the rest of my life."
Ed Podolak: 100 Yards at a Time from KCRG
Matt Light, T, Patriots. With rising star Sebastian Vollmer and rookie Nate Solder on hand, New England is ready to move on at offensive tackle. But coming off his third Pro Bowl season, Light - who turns 33 next month - still has a couple of solid years left. At a position where savvy, successful blindside protectors don't often become available, expect Light to be snatched up quickly. It's no surprise, with Scott Pioli upstairs and Matt Cassel under center for the Chiefs, there is speculation of Light landing with "New England West" in Kansas City.
Offseason Reset: Breaking Down the Offensive Line Market from Sporting News