Good morning! Big day for Kansas City Chiefs news! It looks like we have a new OC and it's also Hall of Fame selection day. Keep checking the site throughout the day as these stories develop. Very best of luck to Roaf and Shields today. Go Chiefs!!
The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their offensive coordinator, NFL Network's Michael Lombardi confirmed Friday night.
New England Patriots guard Brian Waters doesn't think it's a difficult choice between former Chiefs offensive linemen Willie Roaf and Will Shields for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"You choose them both," said Waters, a teammate of both Roaf and Shields during his career with the Chiefs.
Shields, a right guard, and Roaf, a left tackle, are among the modern-era finalists for election today into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They were pillars in one of the NFL's most productive offensive lines for the Chiefs in the early 2000s.
Former Chiefs Shields, Roaf Wait For Hall Call from KC Star
USA Today Photo Gallery: NFL Hall Of Fame Candidates For Class Of 2012
"Matt Flynn = Matt Cassel 2.0, might be Scott Mitchell 2.0 for that matter. Not worth it, IMO," said a fan.
Flynn had an amazing game against Detroit to finish the 2011 season. Flynn threw for six touchdowns and 480 yards. For Flynn's four-year career, he has 1,019 yards and nine touchdowns.
If Flynn becomes a free agent, someone will take a chance on him. Whether a first-round draft pick, an undrafted free agent rookie, or - in Flynn's case - a backup quarterback, it all starts with a chance to start.
Chiefs Still Wrestling With QB Conundrum from The Examiner
How much would Brandon Carr and Tyvon Branch be missed by their teams if they departed as free agents?
Well, their teams would have to make up for a lot of missed snaps.
Branch -- a strong safety from Oakland -- and Carr -- a cornerback from Kansas City -- led all AFC West defensive backs in snap percentage during the 2011 season.
Branch And Carr Provide Snap Value from ESPN
If baseball is our national pastime, then football is our version of the Gladiatorial games. From that perspective, there's something that feels right, almost natural, about co-opting Roman numerals. And while thankfully the present-day game is nowhere near as savage as the death matches that occurred in the Roman Coliseum, football is definitely where we get our aggressions out. The NBA and MLB seem almost genteel by comparison.
Personally, I look forward to many more years of the invented tradition of using Roman numerals in the Super Bowl. It may be borrowed interest, but as far as I'm concerned, it's on-brand.
Op-Ed: 'Svper Bowl Svnday' - Our Invented Ancient Tradition from MediaBistro.com
Verran Tucker, a receiver who played at Cal, doesn't want to be forgotten. He made a sensational catch during the drills portion of the combine...
...In 2010, Tucker was part of the surprising season of the Kansas City Chiefs...
...But he was later cut and no one picked him up. He sat out the 2011 season wondering what might have been. He came to the regional combine to try to restore his place in the league. He knows he can beat pro defensive backs. He just wants another opportunity to showcase his skills.
McCary, Tucker Work Toward Dream from The Daily Pilot
The Chiefs will be guaranteed at least one prime-time, regular-season game in 2012.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Friday that NFL Network will expand its Thursday night schedule from eight to 13 weeks this season, running from week two through week 15, assuring every team in the NFL will play at least once in prime time, either on NFL Network, on NBC on Sunday nights or ESPN on Mondays.
Chiefs Assured One Prime-Time Game In 2012 from KC Star