2015 Senior Bowl: Top Prospects to Watch from The Mothership
The 2015 Senior Bowl is almost upon us and that means scouting departments across the NFL are preparing to evaluate many of the 110 players heading to Mobile, Alabama, site of the Senior Bowl, beginning on Monday.
These players, who were hand-picked by the suggestions of NFL personnel men, scouts and evaluators, will have a week's worth of practice to impress the decision-makers that will ultimately choose whether to bring them into their organization, whether it be via the draft or as a free agent if they aren't selected later this spring.
What to Expect from the East-West Shrine Game from The Mothership
On Saturday at 3 p.m. CST, the NFL presents the 2015 edition of the East-West Shrine Game.
To provide some background, the Shrine Game is a tradition started by Shriners International in 1925. The game is dedicated to raising awareness and support for Shriners Hospital for Children and gives some of the nation's top college players the opportunity to showcase their abilities and talents to a national television audience and more than 300 scouts.
Chiefs Weekly: Top Social Posts from The Mothership
Chiefs players chimed in on the Oregon loss to Ohio State in the National Championship on Monday night.
Chiefs Honor Local High School Coach from The Mothership
At the last home game of the regular season, the Chiefs honor the Coach of the Year. The winner is selected by a peer vote; the 2014 Coach of the Week winners rank the three most deserving coaches of their respective state, excluding themselves. The one with the most points is named the Coach of the Year.
For winning the award as Coach of the Year, the high school receives a $2,000 grant to use for player health and safety equipment and education and the honoree receives an autographed football from Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing his or her selection.
The Chiefs recognized Truman High School's coach, Gregg Webb, during the third week of the regular season as the Coach of the Week. The Truman Patriots had recently won their third straight game with a thrilling 31-28 victory over Liberty.
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Way back when: 1967 - Packers win first Super Bowl at LA Coliseum from Tulsa World
The National Football League's Green Bay Packers, led by quarterback Bart Starr, defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League 35-10 in the first Super Bowl game. A sell-out had been expected for the game in the 93,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum, but attendance was only 63,036.
The Chiefs, after dropping their season-opener against Tennessee, losing linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito for the season with injuries, didn't figure to even be competitive.
Despite losing running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry with injuries during the game, the Chiefs were more than competitive. They went on a late fourth-quarter drive down 24-17, needing a touchdown to send the game to overtime or win it with a two-point conversion.
The drive culminated with a fourth-and-goal play from the Denver 2 with 18 seconds remaining.
See that mess in Denver right now? Well, you're up next, Big Red. A division turns its lonely eyes to you. Woo, woo, woo.
We're getting ahead of ourselves, of course. Manning, 38 years not young, hasn't said whether he'll return to the Broncos for an 18th NFL season. But he left it curiously and suspiciously open-ended following a second home playoff loss over the last three Januaries.
Then his coach bailed.
Or fell on the sword. Or walked away while falling on the sword. Whatever.
Now defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is expected to do the same, with reports having him being handed the keys to the Oakland Raiders, and Godspeed there, champ.
And, just like that, John Elway's unsinkable ship is notable now for the tempo at which the rats appear to be fleeing it.
Board to vote on Chiefs training camp contract from St. Joseph News-Press
A telephone poll will be held at 4:45 p.m., followed by a news conference at 5:15 p.m.
As expected, Jets hire Chan Gailey to run offense from Sporting News
As a coordinator, Gailey's offenses usually have ranked in the top half of the league. But after successful stints in Pittsburgh and Miami, Gailey's system failed in Kansas City, where the Chiefs sputtered through a 2-14 season.