Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Something to keep you busy while we wait... and wait... and wait...
Clark Hunt has represented the Chiefs and, in many ways, all small-market football teams throughout months of labor talks between the NFL and the NFLPA. From the very beginning of discussions, ensuring that the league maintains its competitive balance has been a priority for Hunt.
One of the most unique traits about the NFL as a whole – one that separates the league from other major sports leagues – is parity.
Players, Owners Agree Competitive Balance Will Be Maintained In New CBA from The Mothership
As some players grow desperate to begin the season and others stand strong in making certain the deal is right, the potential for a divide exists, particularly for a young team such as the Chiefs.
"The momentum that they had from last year, with the schedule they have and not being able to work as a team and get better through the offseason, it’s going to affect them," said former Chiefs defensive lineman Bill Maas, who lived through the ’87 strike and the shortened NFL season. "It’s going to set them back. That’s the disappointing thing."
If true – and in this labor fight change happens all the time – that means that NFL teams will not be opening their facilities as planned on Saturday for their players. It also means they will not be negotiating contracts with their free agents, draft choices or other free agents around the league.
And, it makes a league established July 27 start for training camps improbable.
Lockout Continues Into Weekend from Bob Gretz
The Kansas City Chiefs and USA Football were excited to once again host the fourth annual "Chiefs Coaching School." The event, which was held earlier this month at Rockhurst High School, was designed exclusively for youth football coaches.
Kansas City Chiefs Host Coaching School from The Mothership
"It was a stressful process," Hunt said "The emotions I think at times on both sides were stressed. I think clearly there is going to be a little bit of time needed for the organizations and the players to get back on the same page.
Clark Hunt Says Fence Mending Necessary from ESPN
Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed six new members — one of them a former defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs — to the Kansas Arts Commission, the Governor’s office announced Friday...
...David Lindstrom, of Overland Park, currently serves on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners and is a member of DML Properties LLC. The ex-Kansas City Chiefs defensive end majored in education and graduated from Boston University in 1976.
Ex-Chiefs Appointed to Kan. Arts Commission from The Topeka Capital-Journal
1. Philip Rivers, San Diego: He is an elite player at the most important position on the field.
2. Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland: There's a reason he'll be the top prize in free agency.
3. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City: One of the NFL's most dynamic young players.
4. Antonio Gates, San Diego: He should end up in Canton.
5. Tamba Hali, Kansas City: One of the NFL's best defensive players.
Scott checks in with Kansas City Chiefs broadcaster, Mitch Holtus about what to expect out of the Chiefs this year.
Sports Hub NFL Special from CBS St. Louis
For example, it wasn't until I moved to Kansas City and had to deal with Chiefs fans on a regular basis that I developed an all-encompassing hatred for that team. These are people who buy a red car and then HAND PAINT, with minimal artistic skill, a Chiefs logo on the door. They spend all of 2000 blaming the team's shortcomings on Elvis Grbac --- who was in the process of throwing for 4,100 yards, 28 TDs, and 14 INTs --- rather than on the pass defense, who were at or near the bottom third in most important categories.
Battle Red Bag, 9 Vol: Let Slip the Bags of War from Battle Red Blog
We have what I call the Standard Indiana Guy Uniform: Baggy shirt, preferably an athletic jersey; jeans or shorts; athletic shoes; and a baseball cap, turned backwards in most cases. You see this in every location, every season and on all ages...
...The reason we’re not on the GQ list is because it would be overkill. They dress like this EVERYWHERE nowadays. Change the Colts shirt to the Chiefs and presto, the Indiana Guy Uniform is now the Kansas City Guy Uniform.
Clothes make the Hoosier... or not from The Southside Times
What if Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry had chosen to coach the expansion Dallas Texans of the American Football League - later the Kansas City Chiefs - instead of the expansion Dallas Cowboys of the NFL? Landry actually considered taking the Texans post. If he had, would the Texans have become America's Team? Would the Cowboys have moved elsewhere?
Weber column: Playing the 'What if' Game from The Bismarck Times
How will rosters look in 2011? This is a question that no one can really answer. Generally speaking, in recent years the preferred model has been to fill the roster with younger, more athletic or cheaper talent and then coach them up to be winners. Teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs were very successful with this model last season. But this depended on having a full offseason and training camp to work with the new players. This season won't have all that time to spend.
In a Post-Lockout World from AllMediaNY