Good morning! Two games today to decide who will be in the Super Bowl. Most of my friends out here are Giants fans and they are certainly salivating over going again. The Chiefs have only been this close once in my lifetime. I'm jealous. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
They think about Pioli and Crennel sometimes. How could they not? Those men are central figures to the Patriots' biggest glories. The Patriots became the NFL's preeminent power with Pioli and Crennel in key roles.
So far in Kansas City, those men have been central figures to some of the Chiefs' rockiest times: the playoffs last season, then a year that will be most remembered for injuries, disappointment, and drama.
This is 1,500 miles from Kansas City, but feels so much further in reality. If Pioli brought The Patriot Way to Kansas City, it hasn't shown up yet during games.
It's a funny thing, though. The closer you look, the more hope you find.
Waters, in his first season as the New England Patriots' Pro Bowl right guard, has hunkered down in Foxborough, Mass. His wife and children remained in Dallas, and he's left his memories of 11 years with the Chiefs behind as well.
"I didn't come here with the idea of being a tourist," Waters said with his trademark throaty laugh.
No, he signed with the Patriots last September with the idea of being a champion.
Waters can take a major step to fulfilling that goal today when the Patriots face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game.Ex-Chiefs Waters Feels At Home With The Patriots from KC Star
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Kansas City's linebackers not only turned in career-best tackle totals across the board, but they were among the NFL's most reliable tacklers as well.
Kansas City's starting four - Hali, Johnson, Belcher and Houston - combined to miss just 11 tackles all season according to STATS, LLC. Team tackle totals had the foursome logging a combined 452 tackles, giving Kansas City's linebackers a 97.6 tackle percentage in 2011.
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Georgia turned to Glazier, 58, an NCAA investigator for seven years who works with four other lawyers and another full-time staffer with an extensive compliance background at his firm's Collegiate Sports Practice Group.
Glaizer played quarterback for Lee Corso at Indiana and was cut by the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
"I probably got fired from some lawn-mowing jobs, but I got fired from that job, too," he said.
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A source told PFW that the Chiefs are staying tight-lipped about the search for an offensive coordinator, maybe indicating they want to interview a coach whose team is still alive in the playoffs. Hiring a coach who can be a good tutor to the quarterbacks would benefit the team, as it seems to excel when Matt Cassel is playing his best. Jim Zorn, who was the team's QB coach last season, did some good things in 2011, but the source said he is "a bit of an oddball" and not likely to be promoted to coordinator.
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