Phase Three OTAs Day Three Recap from The Mothership
Q: Why did you bring
Joe McKnighthere after being out of football in 2013?
REID: "Really, Eric Bieniemy knew about him from his college days when Eric was coaching at that level at that time. Really we felt strong about bringing him here. John (Dorsey) was all onboard with it. He's got good pass-receiving ability and is a good runner. Whatever happened, happened. He's sure doing a nice job here right now, so we're excited about it."
Q: So you don't have any concerns about any issues from last offseason?
REID: "We did our homework on it. We felt good bringing him here."
Alex Smith To Host Youth Football Camp from The Mothership
The two-day Hy-Vee Alex Smith Football ProCamp presented by SunnyD will be held from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM on June 7th & 8th at Shawnee Mission West High School. Participants will learn fundamental football skills and have the opportunity to meet and interact with the quarterback. Each attendee will receive an autograph from Alex and a team photo with Alex.
A Kick Heard Round The World from The Mothership
Tommy Brooker never missed an extra point in his professional career and while he made just 41 of 87 field goal attempts he never made a bigger one than in the double overtime win in the 1962 AFL Championship game against the Houston Oilers, the two-time title holders.
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On a hot and humid afternoon, every Kansas City Chiefs player was sweating coming off their practice field on Wednesday but Tamba Hali really had it going. A team PR assistant handed him a towel, which he used repeatedly to wipe his face while answering a few questions from the assembled media.
When he was done, Hali would allow himself a break but eventually would head back to the gym for another workout, this one with his personal trainer.
In there was a lesson his teammates would do well to heed.
Chiefs' Joe McKnight Refocused With Opportunity from Chiefs Spin
McKnight's surprise release came on the heels of a tumultuous offseason, which included an arrest in New Jersey for outstanding traffic violations and reportedly failing a conditioning test.
But despite McKnight's past issues in New York, Reid appeared confident the correct decision was made in signing McKnight to a reserve/future deal on Jan. 10.
Death, taxes and Jamaal Charles touchdowns. History is a crafty bugger, and History has already made up her mind: She's taking No. 25 first in her fantasy football draft this summer.
You're a curious sort, so you ask her why. And History just smiles, pulls out her replica Kansas City Chiefs jersey and offers up this:
Source: Chiefs Tried Out DT Brandon Deaderick from National Football Post
He recorded nine tackles, a half-sack and a forced fumble before being placed on injured reserve.
Andy Reid Focused On Players Present For OTAs from Chiefs Spin
"It's good to get everybody out here and be able to put on our helmets and move around a little bit," Reid said, "go offense vs. defense and get some work there against each other's scheme. I appreciate the effort by the guys. I thought they did a nice job with it, worked hard."
Of course, the Chiefs were still down two defensive stars, as outside linebacker Justin Houston and cornerback Brandon Flowers were once again absent.
But much like the players who have spoken to the media in recent days about Houston and Flowers, Reid wasn't concerned.
Hemingway Deserves Look As Slot Receiver from ESPN
Both of his touchdown catches last season came from the slot, including one against Denver after he ran through an attempted jam at the line from a defensive back that might have knocked a smaller player off his route.
So it's no surprise that Hemingway has been first in line at offseason practice as the Chiefs' slot receiver. De'Anthony Thomas, the Chiefs' fourth-round draft pick, hasn't been able to participate under NFL rules because classes at his college, Oregon, are still in session. The Chiefs will give him a look as the slot receiver when he arrives.
How Teddy Roosevelt Helped Save Football from The Washington Post
In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt - an avowed football fan - summoned coaches and athletic advisers from Harvard University, Yale University and Princeton University to the White House to discuss how to improve the game of football, "especially by reducing the element of brutality in play," The Washington Post wrote in an Oct. 10, 1905 article.
The changes inspired in part by Roosevelt were the first steps in a long line of reforms to make football safer.
Football at the time was particularly dangerous and violent. In 1905 alone, at least 18 people died and more than 150 were injured playing football.