Chiefs Emphasizing Communication In Offseason from The Mothership
Hall of Famer and Chiefs secondary coach Emmitt Thomas is preaching the importance of on-field communication to his players, especially in the team's new 3-4 defense.
"We have some guys that are trying to do what coaches are asking, a lot of communication, a lot of calls," coach Thomas said.
"There are a lot of moving parts to this defense and you have to talk to one another. I think it's on their mind, knowing that's what they have to do to make the defense successful."
Fans Receive 'First Look' At 2013 Chiefs from The Mothership
"With all of the moves made this offseason, the organization felt it was important to open our doors to our fans and give them a behind-the-scenes ‘First Look' at the 2013 Chiefs," Kellen Begnoche, Chiefs Suite Services Coordinator explained.
"It was an opportunity for us to say ‘thank you' for their support of the organization, while also giving them a chance to see the team, meet Ambassadors and visit with front-office staff. It was important to us to allow fans the opportunity to get the first look at
Alex Smith, Eric Fisher, Coach Reid, his staff, and all of the new faces."
Brett Veach has always had a good sense of humor, so he'd probably get a kick out of the following item taken from a Kansas City Chiefs message board the day after he left the Philadelphia Eagles organization to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City:
"A guy named Brett Veach just left Philly to join the Chiefs. Big scouting genius apparently." posted Taylor916.
Veach may or may not be a "scouting genius" but Reid felt the Mount Carmel native was sufficiently involved in the Eagles' success during his time there to lure him to Kansas City with a promotion, and several Eagles' beat writers later wrote stories about how Veach's loss was a blow to the organization.
It's events like these that former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro defensive end Art Still and former Chicago White Sox third baseman Joe Crede say are great especially with sports involved.
"For one, it's the people and developing some respect with some that I consider family," Still said.
Vonta Leach Moves Quickly After Release From Ravens from USA Today
Leach will travel to Miami to meet with the Dolphins, a person informed of the meeting told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't confirmed the meeting.
The person also said the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs might soon be in play for Leach, whom the Ravens would welcome back at the right price.
'NFL Day' On The Washington Waterfront from The East Carolinian
The Washington Police Department will be hosting 14 NFL players to celebrate NFL day during the weekend of June 14.
Five of the players are former ECU football players: Terrance Copper (Kansas City Chiefs), C.J. Wilson (Green Bay Packers), Vonta Leach (Baltimore Ravens), Dwayne Harris (Dallas Cowboys) and Steven Baker (Kansas City Chiefs).
The event is part of the Project Second Chance, which was created last year in an effort to keep kids out of trouble as well as contribute positively to the community.
Most coaching staffs visit one or two other programs in the off-season in hopes of gaining some additional insight. Marotti and the Buckeyes visited six: Boston College, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs: "You can always get better. It's good to see, 'this is what they have, and we need to do this, this and this to make our area better.' I think if you're open to that stuff, you're able to get better."
Offseason Review: AFC West from The National Football Post
Most improved team: Chiefs.
They added some quality players every way you can add them. By trade (Alex Smith), by free agency (Geoff Schwartz, Donnie Avery, Anthony Fasano, Chase Daniel, Mike DeVito, Akeem Jordan, Dunta Robinson, Sean Smith) and by draft (Eric Fisher, Travis Kelce). Given the influx of talent and coaching ability with Andy Reid and his staff, the Chiefs could make a major leap in the standings in 2013. They were considered by many to be one of the biggest underachieving teams in the league one year ago. And the new additions could help bring out the best in some holdovers who are capable of more, including Jonathan Baldwin, Tony Moeaki, Dontari Poe and Justin Houston.
Vince Lombardi Coaching Tree, Legacy from ESPN
Andy Reid, the new Kansas City Chiefs head coach, spent seven seasons in Green Bay as an assistant. Lombardi's name came up almost every single day of that tenure. Reid heard the stories from those who knew Lombardi well, and he soaked up the history.
"He did it through honesty, hard work and integrity," Reid said recently. "And he instilled that in those players. The players, until the day he died [in 1970], respected him. I'm not going to tell you they loved him at that moment when they were doing all those up-downs and all the running that they did. But the end result was the man that he made out of those guys. That's what they respect the most."
Which Coaches Were Top 20 Snubs? from ESPN
In 21 seasons, Schottenheimer's teams won a total of 200 regular-season games. That's the sixth-highest total in National Football League history, accrued with the Browns, Chiefs, Redskins and Chargers. The five men ahead of him -- Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry, Curly Lambeau and Paul Brown -- are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with 16 other men with fewer victories who have been recognized for their coaching excellence.
Eight Best Super Bowl XLVIII Matchup Possibilities from NFL.com
The 2013 offseason (and AFC East) champion Dolphins visit Arrowhead Stadium, in the same city that on Christmas Day of 1971 Miami and Kansas City played the longest game in NFL history. The NFC title is a rematch of the teams in the 1960 NFL Championship Game, this time with the game's best QB going against Chip Kelly's revolutionary offense.
Andy Reid going against the Eagles about an hour away from Philly would be nice ... and would extend the Christmas holiday with the green-and-red color scheme.
The effects of salary caps are obvious in the table, and the best-paid National Football League team is the Kansas City Chiefs, whose players earn £30,000-a-week. Strangely, that is £2,000 less than the poorest team in the Indian Premier League cricket competition, the Rajastan Royals, pay their players per week - although the IPL is a shortlived competition.
Two Seek Custody Of Jovan Belcher's Daughter from KC Star
Shepherd, who is Belcher's mother, lives in West Babylon, N.Y. Both she and Sophie Perkins, a maternal cousin of Kasandra Perkins who lives near Austin, Texas, have asked to be named Zoey's guardian.
Both also had petitioned to serve as conservator of Belcher's estate. But Jackson County Probate Commissioner Daniel Wheeler announced before testimony began that both parties had agreed that the estate will be administered by a third party.
Then followed close to six hours of testimony heard by those who filled every seat in Wheeler's courtroom. Most of the dialogue - depending upon who was doing the asking - concerned what a large, loving family Zoey would be a part of if Shepherd were named guardian, or how Shepherd was leaving out some important details of her family life.