Alex Smith Raves About Kansas City Chiefs' Potential from NFL.com
"I'm very excited, if you look at our last eight or nine games offensively, we really did some good things and took off a little bit there," Smith said, according to The Kansas City Star. "And we got some momentum heading into the offseason. Obviously the playoff game was tough to take, but there are some positive things, too."
The Chiefs evolved into a more pass-heavy attack in the second half of the season as Smith gained the trust of coach Andy Reid. The quarterback said the bond "kind of just happened naturally."
Alex Smith: Indy Loss Was Taste OF What Offense Can Do from ProFootballTalk
Smith also touched on the fact that he's signed for just one more year with the Chiefs and Reid. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said recently that the Chiefs didn't trade for Smith to have him for just one season and Smith said he'd like to stay around, while noting that "the nature of the game" means that there are no guarantees that things will work out that way.
Sam's Announcement Draws Twitter Reaction from Lyndy's Sports
University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, an NFL hopeful, announced publicly Sunday that he is gay, and he largely received praise from the pro football world on Twitter...
...A fellow Mizzou alum, Kansas City Chiefs reserve quarterback Chase Daniel, wrote, "Had multiple convos with @MikeSamFootball this year, amazed at his honesty & courage!"
SWAC Black History Month Spotlight: The First from SWAC.org
Webster was drafted to play football for the Dallas Texans under Pro Football Hall of Fame owner Lamar Hunt and coach Hank Stram. The Dallas Texans later became the Kansas City Chiefs in 1962 when the franchise moved from Texas to Missouri.
Even though he was an All-American quarterback in college, he played defensive back because blacks were not allowed to play the quarterback position in the professional football ranks at that time. He paved the way by overcoming racial injustice and adversity as one of the first blacks to play professional football for the American Football League and he was one of two black players on the Texans/Chiefs (in those days, there was a "two blacks per team" quota in effect).
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Time's Top 5 Football Classes From The Past 25 Years from The Tampa Bay Times
It's still early, but this class is already making its mark.
Clearwater Central Catholic wide receiver Riley Cooper and linebacker Colin McCarthy are playing in the NFL for Philadelphia and Tennessee, respectively. Largo's Dexter McCluster made the Pro Bowl as a punt returner for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Robinson's Javier Arenas played for Arizona last year.
All four were drafted in the first five rounds (McCluster and Arenas were second-rounders) and have played in more than 200 professional games.