Good morning! We're starting to see more season previews. I'm not sure if that's a function of the calendar or if the media believes an end is close for the lockout. Either way, it's more for us to read and discuss. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Todd Haley has been separated from his Pro Bowl quarterback throughout the ongoing NFL Lockout, but the two are scheduled to get together for the 22nd Annual American Century Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe beginning on Thursday. While chalk talk will be restricted, bragging rights will certainly be on the line as
Matt Cassel aims to upend Kansas City’s head coach on the links.
Haley, Cassel Scheduled to Square Off at American Century Championship from The Mothership
As we head toward the start of the 2011 NFL season, we are going to throw in a few tidbits that we’ve uncovered in the months that we waited out the NFL owners’ lockout...
...Our first installment is the top 10 list of non-quarterback passers in team history. That would be the running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, punters … every position player that threw a pass during a regular season game.
Best Non-QB Passers in Chiefs History from Bob Gretz
Former Chiefs great Bobby Bell and Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne are among the honor recipients at tonight’s Sport KC PROPS, an awards ceremony recognizing sports in the region.
As we hurry up-and-wait for the NFL owners and the current players to settle their labor dispute by ending the lockout and getting back to work, it seemed a good time to chat about several items involving the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Talk... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
The Chiefs played a cupcake schedule last season that included games against just two playoff teams. This year, they will play six playoff contenders from last year, including all four conference finalists. Of their seven losses last season, four came by 20 points or more. Kansas City also finished 2-4 in AFC West games, including a blowout loss against all three opponents.
If they are to repeat as division champions and postseason participants, the Chiefs need to make some significant gains all over the field.
Chiefs Outlook: With Tough Schedule, Kansas City Could Fall Back in Division from Sporting News
That’s right, I’m going to do a "which Chiefs players are the most like characters from Harry Potter" post.
Hey, it’s a lockout. Cut me some slack. If you don’t know Harry Potter…well, you’ve been living under a rock for ten years. If you do, well, enjoy.
Harry Potter: Kansas City Chiefs Style from Arrowhead Addict
"We're thinking of Joplin," Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said. "We plan to focus on future efforts during the season. We're coordinating with the (Kansas City) Chiefs, who I know have been down here as well. This is something neither of our franchises will forget soon. Hopefully we can inspire other groups throughout the state to come down and contribute. The need is not going away."
Rams' Staff Day of Service Assists in Cleanup in Joplin from The Joplin Globe
The GM/coach/QB combination provides Arkush an opportunity to speculate on what teams have a chance to be the NFL's next superpower.
"I'm intrigued by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," he said. "I love [quarterback] Josh Freeman and they have plenty of other young talent. I'm not sure yet about [coach] Raheem Morris."
Arkush said he also likes what general manager Scott Pioli has done in Kansas City and believes quarterback Matt Cassel is young enough to win a few championships. He tips his cap to the Atlanta Falcons triumvirate of GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Mike Smith and QB Matt Ryan.
Will Green Bay Packers be the Dominate NFL Team of the Post Lock-Out Decade from Sports Illustrated
Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson are considered the top two backs in the NFL. But Arian Foster and Charles, with their bonus production as excellent receivers, have the potential to displace them as the league's two most explosive backs this season.
Underrated NFL Stats: First-Down Rushing Production from Sporting News
Former Vol standout Eric Berry, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, partnered with AstroTurf last summer when he released plans to refurbish a park in his hometown of Fairburn, Ga. Berry was unable to attend Wednesday, but sent along a statement that was read during the ceremony.
UT's "Field of Dreams" Takes a Look at Turf from Go Vols Xtra
A team-by-team look at the players I expect to be the most dominant in the AFC West from 2014 to 2016.
The future looks bright in the AFC West. There are several promising young players in the division, and all four teams have hope for the future. Let’s look at the players I expect to have the most success in the middle of this decade.
AFC West's Biggest Future Stars from ESPN