Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs (and some Virginia Destroyers) news. Enjoy.
Schottenheimer, who lived on Misty Lake Drive in Strongsville at the time and still maintains a local membership at Sharon Golf Club, is back in football as head coach of the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. He's also returning to Northeast Ohio for his team's open tryout at Baldwin-Wallace College on Saturday.
Schottenheimer discussed the UFL and his long NFL career, including his time in Cleveland, during a recent phone interview:
Marty Schottenmeimer Q and A from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Video: Coach's Corner with Bill Muir from The Mothership
Chiefs fans have a chance to see Schottenheimer’s team when the Destroyers will play their second game against the Omaha Nighthawks on Sunday, August 21st.
The Nighthawks will be christening football in the new Omaha venue, TD Ameritrade Park.
A Football Assortment... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
The 76-year old will coach the celebrity team, including a few NFL football players from the area, such as Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, a Port Arthur native, in the Jamaal Charles 7-on-7 basketball tournament on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Memorial High School gym.
The celebrity team will play against a Port Arthur city-league team.
Gamble Coming Out of Retirement to Coach in Celebrity Game from Beaumont Enterprise
Kansas City, which won the division last season at 10-6, has had only a smattering of players work together. Quarterback Matt Cassel has tried to organize some throwing sessions with the receivers, including first- round pick Jonathan Baldwin. Of the Kansas City draft class, Baldwin figures to be shoved into the lineup the quickest to give Cassel another target and to try to take some of the pressure off Dwayne Bowe , who is coming off his first Pro Bowl selection.
AFC West Teams Deal With Lockout from The Denver Post
The Lynch Family Foundation invites golfers to the 15th Annual Lynch Family Foundation Golf Classic Friday, June 17, at the Oneota Golf and Country Club in Decorah...
...Casey Wiegmann, former Iowa and current Kansas City Chiefs center, tentatively plans to attend as well.
Lynch Family Golfing June 17 from The Decorah Journal
"It comes back to having passion and understanding what you can do," said Robb Thomas, the former Corvallis High and Oregon State star who played 10 years in the NFL as a "last-cut kind of guy."
Thomas, who works for a mortgage company in Bend during the day and coaches alongside Jerry Hackenbruck - another CHS alum - at Summit High in the fall, was back in Corvallis last Friday for the annual Spartan Pigskin Classic...
...He was drafted by Kansas City in 1989 and played for the Chiefs until going to Seattle in 1992. He left the Seahawks after four seasons to play for Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay from 1996 through 1998.
He took something away from every stop.
Robb Thomas: Passion Fuels Football Success from The Corvallis Gazette-TImes