Chiefs Special Teams: By The Numbers from The Mothership
All three phases of Chiefs football contributed to the scoring totals this season. The Chiefs ranked first in the NFL in miscellaneous scoring. KC scored a total of 11 miscellaneous touchdowns from interceptions, punt returns, kick returns and opponent fumble recoveries, like Chiefs CB
Marcus Cooper's TD against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The Chiefs were one of only three teams in the NFL to not give up any miscellaneous touchdowns (Carolina and San Francisco), ranking first in that category as well.
Chiefs Weekly from The Mothership
This week, the Kansas City market had the highest overnight ratings for Super Bowl XLVIII, with a 58.1 household rating and 78 share, topping the Seattle and Denver markets.
Plus, we took a look at the 2014 Draft, which begins May 8th. Read about it here.
Now, let's see what's happening on social media in this week's edition of Chiefs Weekly.
The 2014 NFL Draft's First-Round Order from The Mothership
The 2014 NFL Draft, held at Radio City [Music] Hall in New York, is 93 days away, when the first round will take place in the order shown below, beginning on Thursday, May 8.
Chiefs Officially Sign Former CFL WR Weston Dressler from Chiefs Spin
After reports emerged from Canada on Jan. 30 of popular Canadian Football League star Weston Dressler signing with the Chiefs, there's finally official confirmation via Tuesday's NFL Transaction report.
The Chiefs added wide receiver depth by signing Dressler to a free-agent contract.
"The Chiefs, they were really active coming after Weston, which was pretty nice," Dressler's agent, Justin Seurer, said during a Tuesday afternoon phone interview. "He's excited for the opportunity to start playing, get into camp, start learning the system and see what he can do to help."
Roughriders Lose Weston Dressler To NFL from The Ottawa Citizen
Dressler's signing with the NFL team was confirmed on Tuesday. The 28-year-old receiver-returner - a member of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders since 2008 - signed a reserve-futures contract with the Chiefs.
The deal is to take effect March 11, when the next league year begins. Until then, Dressler is on the Chiefs' reserve-futures list and is exclusively their property.
Kansas City Chiefs Want Alex Smith More Than 2 Years from NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs' late-season collapse can't be blamed on Alex Smith.
After taking a backseat to Jamaal Charles in the first half of the season, Smith raised his game to compensate for a defense that lost its backbone down the stretch.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt essentially confirmed an early January report that the organization will make a long-term commitment to Smith, whose contract is due to expire after the 2014 season.
Hunt Talks About Alex Smith from ESPN
Smith had a solid first season for the Chiefs, throwing for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushing for 431 yards. He has some room for improvement, such as his completion percentage. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes, which was 20th in the league.
As Hunt pointed out, there's reason to believe better things are ahead for Smith and the Chiefs' offense. Smith and his teammates were in the first year of coach Andy Reid's system, and the Chiefs went 11-5 and earned a wild-card berth.
Would it be better for the Chiefs to throw numbers at the quarterback position rather than sink a ton of money for the long term into Smith? For those who have ESPN Insider access, Ron Jaworski suggests it might be a good idea for the Chiefs to draft a quarterback in an early round this year and groom him as Smith's successor.
There's merit to this idea. The Chiefs would then have four quarterbacks from which to choose next season: Smith, veteran backup Chase Daniel, developmental prospect Tyler Bray and a rookie.
School kids in the Katahdin Region got a big visit on Tuesday from two well known athletes here in Maine...
...Mulligan stopped by Katahdin High School on Tuesday for an assembly with students. He was joined by his former teammate at the University of Maine Mike DeVito who is now playing for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Both men encouraged the kids to work hard, set goals and live life with the firm belief that they can accomplish anything.
Former NFL Kicker Responds To The Issue Of Medical Marijuana from AZFamily.com
"It can be part of a way to heal players, absolutely for players that are out of the game that are suffering including many here in Phoenix, who on average suffered five to 10, not one or two, five to 10 major concussions in their careers," Lowery said.
Greatest Defenses Of Super Bowl Era from Sports Illustrated
1969 Kansas City Chiefs: Perhaps their place in the AFL has limited the '69 Chiefs in the "greatest ever" placement. Of course, as already mentioned, this team whipped Minnesota in Super Bowl IV, holding the Vikings to 239 yards of offense in a 23-7 win. That was par for the course that season; the Chiefs led the AFL in defense at 177 points allowed over 14 games.
Five members of this defense went on to claim spots in Canton: Emmitt Thomas, Johnny Robinson, Willie Lanier, Jim Lynch and Bobby Bell. Thomas and Robinson combined for 17 interceptions during the '69 season. Just two teams all season, counting the playoffs, managed to hit the 300-yard mark against the K.C. defense.
Will This Commercial Make The Washington Redskins Change Their Name from The National Post
The 70-year-old NCAI recently launched a "Change the Mascot" campaign, taking particular aim at America's professional sports clubs, such as the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves, and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, which is says "continue to profit from harmful stereotypes."