Chiefs Flag Warriors Auditions from The Mothership
The Chiefs are looking for male candidates ages 18 or older and out of high school to be the next Chiefs Flag Warriors. Applicants must have the physical endurance to be able to run the length of the field after every Chiefs score and in any weather condition. Applicants are also expected to wave a 12'X6' flag while sprinting during pre-game. Rain or shine, Chiefs Flag Warriors are relied upon to keep Arrowhead Stadium the loudest stadium in the NFL.
Takeaways From Chiefs Offseason Workout Program from Chiefs Spin
1. Tight end is a strength and represents what the Chiefs thought it had last summer before injuries ravaged the position.
The Chiefs have five heading into training camp: Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath, Richard Gordon and Demetrius Harris.
Fasano is healthy after missing six games last season; Kelce returned to the practice field during minicamp in a limited fashion as he recovers from an October microfracture knee surgery, but appears ready to take on more in training camp; while McGrath, who also doubles as a backup long snapper, and Gordon provide depth.
Still, Harris is primed to make the position very interesting based on his showing throughout OTAs and minicamp.
Chief Concerns from Sports On Earth
Are you a 2014 Chiefs believer? A Chiefs skeptic? Did you see the first half of their playoff loss to the Colts as half full or the second half as half empty? Was the 2013 team a Jeff Tuel-fueled mirage? Did the team move forward in the offseason or list sideways? If a tree falls on Jamaal Charles in the woods, would the Chiefs ever make a sound again?
All excellent questions.
After his first day with the starters, Ford felt good.
"I was mistake-free today, and I'm happy about that," he said. "That's the goal. I have a few smaller things to clean up, but it's not like I was out there and I didn't know what I was supposed to do on a play. I feel like I'm doing some good things. Once I do earn it. I want to sustain it."
Five NFL Pass Rushes To Fear In 2014 from NFL Mocks
Tamba Hali and Justin Houston - Kansas City Chiefs
There were more than two players who made the defense of the Kansas City Chiefs so effective in 2013, but the core of that success came from the disruptive ability of outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Together they posted 22 sacks last season, and that was with Houston missing five games and Hali missing one. How much better could they be if they can complete a full campaign together? That is what the Chiefs want to find out and the rest of the NFL doesn't.
Dennis Homan, Muscle Shoals: An All-State running back at Muscle Shoals in 1963, he went to Alabama and emerged as one of the best receivers in school history. During his All-American senior season, he caught 54 passes for 820 yards and nine touchdowns, and the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with Dallas and two with the Kansas City Chiefs, finishing his career with 37 catches and two touchdowns.
Ed Garvey: Redskins Owner Rightfully Under Siege In D.C. from The Cap Times
For decades, everything was tried in professional football to keep the majority of the quarterbacks, coaches, and front office personnel lily white. In addition, there was an understanding once black players came into the league after World War II that they could not be allowed to play quarterback or other so-called thinking positions. Hank Stram broke the barrier and - guess what - he won games and championships with a very integrated Kansas City Chiefs team. Once black players like Chiefs middle linebacker Willie Lanier became starters, teams could not continue denying blacks a place at key positions.
The tides seem to be changing for Kansas City's professional sports, but can Kansas City pull off a trifecta of good performances from its teams this year?
Kansas City seems to be undergoing somewhat of a sports renaissance recently. The Royals were briefly in first place after a 10-game win streak this season and Sporting Kansas City ended last season by winning the MLS cup, but what about the Chiefs?
Takeaways From Offseason Workouts from ESPN
7. The league is thinking big at cornerback.Other coaches are copying what Pete Carroll has done in Seattle. Look at Kansas City, where defensive coordinator Bob Sutton wants his corners to be at least 6-foot. In a cap move, the Chiefs released Brandon Flowers (5-9) after he went to his first Pro Bowl. The Chiefs have plenty of pass-rushers, which they feel will allow a bigger set of corners to be better as a group.