Rookies, Quarterbacks And Injured Players Report Today from The Mothership
This marks the beginning of the football season for many who have been counting down the days until football returns.
The Chiefs begin the follow-up season to the most successful turnaround in franchise history, finishing the 2013 regular season with an 11-5 record and a berth into the playoffs.
Touchdown Family Fest At Arrowhead Stadium from The Mothership
On Saturday, for the fourth consecutive year, the Chiefs and Truman Medical Centers (TMC) hosted Touchdown Family Fest, a health and wellness fair at Arrowhead Stadium.
The event offered free vision and dental screenings, as well as, sports physicals and a Play 60 clinic. KC Wolf, Chiefs players and cheerleaders were on-site signing autographs, meeting fans and teaching the youth about the Play 60 ideals.
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But that wasn't even the best offering from the second-year Chiefs coach, who went off-script -- way off-script -- when asked about how coaches adapt to collective-bargaining rules regarding camp practices:
"That's what coaches do. You're like the Midas man. You're going to find the problems. You're going to change the muffler, man. Right? You have to be able to roll it and find the best way of doing it, and then you go."
Whatever you say, sarge.
'Tough, Physical' Camp In Store For Chiefs from Chiefs Spin
"I still believe a big part of the game is blocking and tackling," Reid said. "We are going to do those things.
"We are going to have periods that are live. The thing it helps you do, there are a lot of new rules and regulations that go into this. It gives players an opportunity to actually work those full-speed. Whether it's eliminating the head from your tackling, OK, let's go work on that. Let's work on tackling with our shoulder and get a feel for that."
Chiefs Asking One Word Of Their Fans As Training Camp Begins: Faith from FS Kansas City
For Dorsey, the Chiefs' general manager, it's throwing caution, Donald Stephenson, Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker and Junior Hemingway to the wind.
For Reid, the Chiefs' coach, it's putting your chips on Dwayne Bowe's new body, Donnie Avery's wheels, the health of Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce, and a pocket with new pieces and moving parts.
For Chiefs faithful, forever strapped to an emotional roller coaster, training camp 2014 and its adjacent preseason are not so much about expectations, this time around, as they are about one word: Faith.
Chiefs QB Aaron Murray Building Confidence In Knee from Chiefs Spin
The ability to practice without limitations will suit Murray well in the coming month.
The former Georgia Bulldog is set to compete for a roster spot against fellow backup quarterbacks Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray.
In the meantime, Murray enjoys learning from them and starter Alex Smith.
Chiefs Arrive For Final Guaranteed Stay In St. Joseph from The St. Joseph News-Press
When pressed for his thoughts on keeping the camp in St. Joseph, Reid didn't provide a "yes" or "no" answer, simply continuing to praise how things were run last year. The decision on the future isn't imminent as the Chiefs have until Dec. 1 to inform Western of their 2015 plans.
Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt and president Mark Donovan will be at the head of those discussions. Reid will continue to go about his business on building off last year's 11-6 mark and an AFC Wild Card berth and let the business people figure out the business deals.
"I'll leave that up to Mark and Clark," Reid said. "They do all that part of it, the negotiation part. The people here have been phenomenal. So I'm not involved in the other part of that. We sure have enjoyed it."
Chiefs Must Decide If Future Training Camps Will Take Place In St. Joe from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle
"Training camp has been huge for Missouri Western and huge for the community," Esely said. "We hope they choose to come back. We hope they stay here forever."
The desire to keep the Chiefs in town makes sense. According to a 2012 study conducted by the city, approximately 23,205 out-of-town visitors - or 1,365 visitors per practice - are expected to spend more than $3 million in St. Joseph during the three-week camp.
The study also revealed that 60 percent of the visitors stayed in St. Joseph hotels, while nearly 40 percent visited the city's attractions and museums. Meanwhile, fifty-two percent of the visitors dined in local restaurants while 37 percent shopped in local stores.
It's going to be a tough road ahead for the Chiefs, as they will face teams like the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, but Reid says the players are ready for the challenge.
The Chiefs will host their first practice open to the public on Thursday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m.
A Look At The Top Position Battles At Chiefs Camp from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle
As a lead-in to the Chiefs' training camp in St. Joseph, which begins Sunday when rookies and quarterbacks report to Missouri Western State University, here's a look at the 10 most interesting position battles.
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Peyton Manning was voted the Most Valuable Player in 2013, but Jamaal Charles was one of the most irreplaceable players in the league for Kansas City last season. Charles led the Chiefs in rushes, rushing yards, receptions and receiving yards as the team went 11-5. The most expensive game on the Kansas City Chiefs' schedule is still under $200, a $198.54 average price against the Patriots Week 4 on Monday Night Football.
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For the American flag football tournament - one of the most popular activities this year - the games were launched by famous NFL player Hussain Abdullah who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. During the competition participants even had the chance to interact with Hussain.
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But BPS is not limited to training professional athletes. Next year, BPS expects to train about 80 college athletes in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft. One success story was developing former Auburn University linebacker Dee Ford from a projected third-round draft choice to being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs at the 23rd pick in the first round in the 2014 NFL Draft. This was due to Ford's strong individual workouts and producing similar numbers to the eventual No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL Combine.
32 To 1: Chiefs Need Alex Smith To Be That Steady Hand Again from Fox Sports
If the defense can play similarly to the way it did in 2013 and Smith can even come close to being the player he was a season ago, the Chiefs will again be competitive in a strong AFC West. If things go south for the quarterback, it could cost him more than just a return trip to the playoffs. It could cost him big money, too.