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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 7/8


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Everyone has their own favorite player that they feel has been shorted in the voting process. Typically, fans argue the hardest for a player from their home team. But when the Hall of Fame becomes a topic of conversation amongst the more unbiased of AFL fans, one name is generally agreed upon by all as the one man most deserving.

That player is Johnny Robinson of the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs.

Why Is Johnny Robinson Not In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame? from The Mothership

Hard work has always been the cornerstone of Nate Eachus' success.

But hard work was never so rewarding as it was for him last month in Joplin, Mo.

That's when Eachus joined two dozen Kansas City players and more than 100 Chiefs staffers for a day of construction in Joplin's tornado devastation zone.

It was an experience he will never forget.

Eachus Helps Tornado-Ravaged Town from The Citizen's Voice Video: Playing Through The Pain

And so, in theory, if a team decides to pursue one of the non-exclusive franchise players, like Bears running back Matt Forte, Ravens running back Ray Rice, Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, and Lions defensive end Cliff Avril, it can still happen. Specifically, the player would sign an offer sheet, the current team would have an opportunity to match it, and if the current team doesn't match within a week, the current team would receive a first-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014.

Franchise Players Can Still Be Signed By Other Teams from ProFootballTalk

Kauffman is a few miles east of downtown, right along the interstate. It shares a sprawl of asphalt parking lots with Arrowhead Stadium, a cathedral for football fans and home to the beloved Kansas City Chiefs. I've been to Arrowhead twice and left without a voice on both occasions. Chiefs fans don't sit down. The bright red seats are merely noisemakers, and if you're not screaming your face off you're the enemy.

Dispatches From Kansas City: "If This Is What We're Doing, Then Dammit Let's Do It With Passion" from Hardball Talk

Has anyone else noticed the rather high expectations and unjust optimistic outlook on the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs? Before Manning signed with Denver, pundits nation wide had this team winning the West. To that I ask a simple question: why?!

How The West Will Be Won - An Impartial Look from Just Blog Baby

Another of the area's athletes-gone-pro, Ryan Succop was on the football and soccer teams at Hickory High. Although he excelled at both, it was as a kicker for the football team that he excelled, being selected for the all-state team three times. He signed with the University of South Carolina in 2005, and was their punter and placekicker for four years while double majoring in finance and real estate. For all his talents, Succop was the last person selected in the 2009 NFL draft, earning him the infamous title, "Mr. Irrelevant." Succop didn't care what he was called, he was just glad the Kansas City Chiefs picked him.

Catawba Valley's Wall Of Fame (And Shame) from The Hickory Daily Record

Joseph, I know you asking because Berry missed just about all of the 2011 season, his second in the league, after suffering a knee injury in Week 1. It is a valid question, but I still feel good about the choice. I think Berry is a top-end player -- who will come back and make an immediate presence. Ranking Weddle the No. 3 defensive back in the division is no knock. It's a compliment. He's a very good player, but I think Berry has a chance to be one of the best defensive players in the NFL very soon.

Mailbag: Why Berry Over Weddle from ESPN

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