Good morning! It may amaze you, but there is some NFL news out there that doesn't include the Saints or Tebow. Emphasis on "some." Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Also, 5 weeks to the draft.
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr to the Cowboys
Replacement: Stanford Routt
The Skinny: Routt was given a huge contract by the Raiders last year, then flopped and was released. That was an Al Davis move. The new regime decided he wasn't worth the money. The Chiefs signed him with the anticipation they might lose Carr. Routt can be a good man-cover player, but he wasn't last season. Carr was. Routt isn't the same type of player.
Grade the Replacement: C
To many, including me, the Kansas City Chiefs seemed to be one of the best situations for Manning. They have a good, young receiving corps with Pro Bowl pick Dwayne Bowe, Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston. A promising young tight end, Tony Moeaki, coupled with running back Jamaal Charles and a solid offensive line all looked inviting. Add in a defensive-minded head coach who would stay out of your way in a division that has been, well, let's be respectful and just say that it is fluid. Yet with all this, the Chiefs couldn't even get a call back. This has left the fan base wondering why general manager Scott Pioli whiffed in the process. Ripple!
Peyton Leaves Many Teams Red-Faced from FOX Sports
The NFL annual owner's meeting will begin over the coming weekend in Palm Beach, Florida.
Along with enjoying the amenities of the classic Breakers resort, the league will be discussing business of all sorts. That includes possible changes in rules and procedures. Here are a few of the items that are being pushed into the voting session by the league's Competition Committee. They are:
Replay Changes Will Be Discussed from Bob Gretz
The Chiefs are scheduled to play the Saints in New Orleans this year. Once seen as a potential contender for the Super Bowl, it's unclear how the Saints will perform next season under the unprecedented circumstances handed down by the league. An interim coach is expected to be announced, and at least some new assistant coaches could join the staff.
Williams issued a statement Wednesday afternoon in which he apologized for his involvement in the bounty program and expressed a hope that he might someday return to coaching.
Gregg Williams' Friends Stunned By Bounty Punishment from KC Star
Fans love the violence, TV networks promote the violence, and even the players welcome it. This is all that matters. Goodell has made player safety a pet issue, but he's mostly spitting into the wind.
Some league insiders think the commissioner is only trying to protect himself and the league against future lawsuits. Goodell and the people around him are too smart not to have thought of this, but they can't be dumb enough to think they can remove the more unseemly edges of an inherently dangerous sport being played mostly by macho young men with billions of dollars at stake.
The NFL has printed money while carrying a brutal underbelly of condoned and borderline illegal violence.
NFL And Its Fans Share The Blame For Pain from KC Star
I believe it was that old pre-Internet hack from over on the other side of Missouri may have said it best. Mark Twain wrote "if you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said..."
...The New Orleans Saints found out Wednesday that living by the words of Mark Twain would have been far less painful than lying, and then lying even more on top of a whole stinkin' pile of pooh.
Saints Establish New Low... Thursday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has named Kirsten Krug Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. Krug previously served as the team's Director of Human Resources.
Kirsten Krug Named Chiefs V.P. Of Human Resources & Administration from The Mothership
11. Kansas City Chiefs, DT, Dontari Poe, Memphis: I think Poe is rising on many boards and he could be a tone setter for the Chiefs. They could go several ways, but Poe may be tough to pass up.
AFC West Mock Draft: Take III from ESPN
But can he -- or the Kansas City fanbase -- be all that comfortable with not knowing why Manning declined to talk with him? Is it, as some speculated earlier, because of a conflict between Pioli and Manning's agent, Tom Condon, or is it because, like in Miami, the biggest free agent in two decades simply didn't believe in the franchise's direction? Or is it because Manning doesn't want anybody tapping into his phone?
We might not ever know the answer.
Why Didn't Peyton Manning Consider The Chiefs? from CBS Sports
First Baptist Church of Cassville On March 13, held its Upward Bound Basketball and Cheerleading Awards Night. A total of 164 youth participated in this year's program. Dan Meers, the Kansas City Chiefs mascot K.C. Wolf, was the special guest speaker.
Upward Bound Awards Night from The Cassville Democrat
The Kansas City Chiefs, with the No. 11 pick in the first round, sent the largest contingent to Iowa City, with general manager Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel, offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni, and scout Terry Delp. If Reiff is still on the board in the first round April 26, the Chiefs will likely pounce, but most mock drafts have the 6-foot-6, 300-pound native of Parkston, S.D., going four picks earlier to Jacksonville.
"One of the things about Iowa football is that the players who come here are well-coached," Crennel said. "They're technique-sound, they play hard, try hard, they're competitive, and we know that. Last year there were a few more defensive (Hawkeyes) coming out, this year a few more offensive guys are coming out. We know that you're going to get fundamentally-sound guys who are very competitive and who give you a good day's work."
A Visit From The NFL from Hawkeye Sports
The Madden 2013 cover vote contest is underway over at ESPN, and this year, Kansas City's representative in the tournament is wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe beat out Derrick Johnson for the honor of representing the Chiefs in the contest.
Madden '13 Cover Vote: Dwayne Bowe Faces Off Against Calvin Johnson from SB Nation Kansas City
Bellamy caught every pass and did a full workout for NFL teams at wide receiver and cornerback.
Sixteen to 18 NFL teams attended the workout, including the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Josh Bellamy Worked Out For Patriots Today from Orange And Brown Report
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City screwed up when it ..." Couldn't formulate a plan for better mass transportation. Also, when the Chiefs traded Tony Gonzalez. He's still playing great football.
The Pitch Questionnaire With Pianist Candace Evans from The Pitch